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“OK hotel at very good location if you travel by train”
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Hotel AlaGare
Ranked #33 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Athens
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34 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“OK hotel at very good location if you travel by train”
Reviewed 7 April 2010

Very good location next to the train station. It can get noisy though, if you are a light sleeper. Clean room and bathroom. Free wifi. OK breakfast included in the room price. Very nice breakfast room. The hotel was undergoing renovation at the time, so some corridors were covered in plastic, but we did not really mind since we stayed for just one night. Good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2010

We came to this hotel for a conference in Lausanne. The hotel is situated right next to the train statio, and we found it quickly. My room was pretty big, and was heated to a nice temprature. Internet connection worked fluently with both my laptop and my mobile phone. At night, the hotel flags made annoying squicking sounds, but I managed to fall asleep.
The breakfast was simple - bread/butter/jam/ham/cheese and satisfying.
Overall it is a pretty simple hotel. Its location is great and other parts of town are easily reached from it.

  • Stayed April 2010
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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2010

Hotel is being renovated...plastic on the floors and cans of paint in the stairs...you're obliged to take the elevator.
Rooms are tiny, old and ugly...bathroom is very small...nothing like the pictures you will see in the internet.
WIFI doesn't work!!! Staff members couldn't have the issue fixed in 2 days...insisting they could have wireless connection...while 4 other guests were complaining at the same time...
They said to me that only foreigners have trouble with WIFI...how many Swiss guests do they expect to have in the hotel???
When i complained about the room, they didn't do anything to upgrade me to a better room...even though i have paid 500CHF for 2 nights.
About the renovation mess they told me that it was for the good of the hotel and for a better future...who cares??? I was staying there for 2 days only and never going back...
If i knew they were in full renovation I would have not taken a room there...
Only positive thing is the location...2mn from the station...

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
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Matlock, Derbyshire
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Reviewed 20 May 2009

At 200m (or less) from the train station the AlaGare is ideal if that is your mode of travel. The friendly, helpful and instructive welcome along with the complimentary Lausanne Travel Card covering Metro, buses and local trains ensures a hassel free start to your visit. The room (with complimentary fruit bowl) was spacious, clean and well set out. The buffet breakfast served in the pine panelled restaurant set in the roof was extensive and filling. We had a great week in Lausanne and the hotel and its staff played a big part in ensuring this.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Riverview, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2009

We booed this on a Minotel package. We found the location to be wonderful and it was convenient to both the Swiss trains and the local train which is a must ride because it is so unusual. We found that the room was incredibly small and we could not have our luggage on the floor and stand at the same time. The bathroom was as other reviews indicate probably the smallest I have ever seen - picture sink toilet and shower in a plane bathroom.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — room size
  • Stayed May 2006, travelled solo
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2007

It's a really good hotel given the price and location (50m from the train station). Very quiet. Small staff, sometimes a bit weird ;-) The breakfest is served under the roof, and very good. Rooms are very clean, yet simple. Good restaurants nearby. Walking distance to the Lake.

  • Liked — the quietness
  • Disliked — one person in the staff was a bit weird, but it was 1 am...
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled on business
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Phoenix
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2007

Tried to reserve a room for June vacation via hotel website. After first try failed, tried again, but did not notice that the dates of stay had been defaulted back to day after "today's date". When I got the reservation confirmation, I sent message to hotel that dates were incorrect and needed to be change. However, policy is that no cancellation allowed within 48 hours of date of stay. Since I wasn't going to show up (since I was still in the United States and my trip wasn't for three months), they charged me over $600. Unbelievable! Their attitude was basically, "too bad for you, you clicked the wrong button". It's not like they lost any revenue either--room was un-reserved prior to date of stay. Any business like that does not deserve your travel dollars.

Stayed February 2007
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Property: Hotel AlaGare
Address: rue du Simplon 14, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel AlaGare 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located near the train station, in the heart of Lausanne, Hotel AlaGare has recently been renovated to welcome guests in a convivial and comfortable environment. Inspired by the legendary trains of old, the interior decoration creates a unique atmosphere reminiscent of times past ; take this opportunity to admire the miniature electric railway installed in the breakfast room, and activate the Crocodile locomotive and its Rheingold wagons by pressing the red button !  ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Minotel Alagare Hotel Lausanne
Minotel Hotel Alagare
Minotel Lausanne
Lausanne Minotel

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