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Angleterre & Residence Hotel
Ranked #4 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 October 2013

good hotel with great breakfast(expensive 34ch each, if it doesn't come with the room fare) Dinner was always busy with people. Very helpful staff. Our room was small compared to others but nice and clean and the L'occitane soap was just over the top. Always fresh fruit and just an amazing location near the water and the metro

Room Tip: ask about size. There are some very small rooms
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

As there is no in between 4 and 5, I decided after much pondering, to give it a four. Everything positive has already been said about this hotel: excellent location, first-rate service at the front desk (we received an upgrade, and a 20% discount on our original price), the room we received was very spacious with all the amenities included for a four star hotel. In addition, for 25 Swiss Francs per person, we were able to take advantage of the spa facilities at the neighboring beautiful Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel. My only complaint has to do with the breakfast and the waiters serving the breakfast (or rather in charge of the breakfast buffet). Apart from the price, the breakfast is rather expensive even for a Swiss hotel; the waiters seemed to have better things to do than to serve breakfast and occasionally were on the brink of being rude. It’s hard understood as the rest of the staff in the hotel was nice and friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Angleterre & Residence Hotel need to do something about the people in charge of the breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We just returned from a four-night stay at the Angleterre, which was recommended by friends over a conference hotel nearby (and which turned out to be dreadful according to those who opted for it). There is much to like about the Angleterre. If you are lucky enough to get a room overlooking the lake, well, it's breathtaking. It is in a lovely part of Lausanne (a city that isn't nearly as pretty as its surroundings might suggest), the desk staff is courteous and most speak English at least passably. There is ample underground parking right near the entrance (though at a fairly high cost of 25 Swiss Francs a night; five free spaces are available in front, but are nearly always full).There are niggling things. The rooms aren't large -- I'm stymied by those who say otherwise -- and our "junior suite" was about the size of a standard American hotel room, if not smaller. Even the 'updated' things, like the bathrooms, seemed a little long in the tooth and not very imaginatively designed, even if everything worked well (e.g., there was a preposterously long counter... with ONE sink, and everything was monochrome white tiled). Most strange of all was the total absence of a bell staff, even though we had a longish walk over cobblestone streets and up about three flights of stone stairs just to get to the rooms. And, although this is really minor, the elevators had THE STUPIDEST DESIGN EVER (you chose the floor you wanted beforehand, but could not change it upon entering; if you want to go from one floor to another, you have to go to the lobby level, then re-ascend). More seriously, the breakfast buffet was expensive and sub-par, but, then again, nearly all the food in Lausanne was that way (we paid over $50 for fish and chips in a nearby bistro; yes, you read that right).

Quick look-sees at other hotels in the area indicate that the Angleterre is actually about as good as it gets. When you consider that Swiss prices are stratospheric in general, the merely sky-high prices at the Angleterre seem almost like a bargain. Go for the setting and the relative amenities. You'll probably be less happy anywhere else in the area.

Room Tip: Ask for one overlooking the lake. No great reason to stay here if you don't.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights, 3 days and really wish we had stayed longer! Our family had 2 rooms over looking Lake Geneva and we had a lovely balcony to enjoy the view as well! Our 4 kids shared a room with two twin beds, a roll away bed and the chaise lounge was big enough for our littlest one and our room was connecting which was perfect! The hotel also left 4 coloring books with colored pencils for the children which I thought was a nice gesture!

We really can't say anything bad about the hotel! The staff was so welcoming and friendly, the buffet breakfast was great and they even had a pool which our children used 2 days in a row! The rooms were quite spacious and we were really able to spread out! And, the view was just magnificent! We would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Definitely get a room with a view of the lake!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This really is a lovely hotel in a great location right on the lake and the staff deliver great service. The rooms are spacious and feel quite old school luxurious. The breakfast outside on the patio overlooking the lake (there is a road in between but it's still pretty) is very good. My only gripe is that because it's a hotel split into numerous different buildings, it's very hard to get around with anything bigger than hand luggage. The cobble stones and stairs in between the buildings make it hard to wheel anything. And the tiny revolving front door is impossible to get into/out of with a suitcase - and there isn't another way in. It's lovely, and I have stayed here three times now, but it's not the most practical of designs. The restaurant is really first class (go to the one right next door overlooking the lake - think it's called Beau Rives or something like that). Beds are comfy. Expensive but worth it.

Room Tip: Don't accept a room in one of the high buildings - you will have lots of stairs to climb in the...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. The front desk staff was especially helpful and delightful. Our room was fabulous with a balcony overlooking lake geneva. Highly recommend paying the extra money to get one of those rooms. The attached restaurant provided a delicious breakfast. Really there was nothing bad to report here.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

It is an excellent place to stay in Lausanne - an ideal location, very friendly staff, a nice restaurant and very cosy rooms. It would have got 5+ points from us but for one minor thing - we arrived one day before the Lausanne Triathlon start, and and all streets leading to the hotel had been blocked. We had received several letters from the hotel - booking confirmation, upcoming stay information - but in none of the letters did the hotel inform us of the 'temporary difficulties' in reaching the place. As a result, we spent about 2 hours trying to get there and had to park at Beau Rivage. Once we got to the hotel reception we received all the assistance needed from the desk managers: they explained everything, took care of the parking ticket, etc. But it would have been so much easier to tell customers in advance about any such thing as restricted access or alternative parking solutions.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Angleterre & Residence Hotel

Address: 11 Place du Port, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Lausanne
#3 Family Hotel in Lausanne
#3 Romantic Hotel in Lausanne
#4 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range: £134 - £299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Angleterre & Residence Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, facing the Alps and just five minutes from the centre of Lausanne, the Angleterre & Residence, offers a world of refinement, elegance and absolute calm. Divided into six pavilions dating from the 18th, 19th and 21st centuries, this one-of-a-kind hotel features contemporary decor with clean lines within walls steeped in history. The Italian restaurant "L'Accademia" invites you to discover its friendly atmosphere and warm designer decor. The heated outdoor pool at the Angleterre & Residence stands in the midst of a lush green garden and is open in summer. Otherwise, a fitness centre is at your disposal all year round. ... more   less 
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