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Beau-Rivage Palace
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
New York, NY
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48 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good, but NOT world class...”
Reviewed 28 June 2011

Stayed here for 2 weeks on business. A very good hotel in a wonderful location. BUT...
Clearly used to catering to uber wealthy as evidenced by the occasional arrogance/condescending attitude of hotel staff.
Specific examples: after eating in formal/stuffy/expensive restaurants on business all week, I wanted a relaxed, informal meal. When I advised the Concierge that I would love a place with good Moules and Frites or a burger, his response was to look at me with disdain and respond "but that is not good food..." Very telling.

Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Porto, Portugal
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206 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2011

This was our third consecutive time we went to the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne. We were lucky in the weather and the room.The view over the lake was fantastic. The service is still at top level and the concierge helped a lot with some tips regarding a journey in the vineyards of Lavaux. The breakfast in the terrase rounded by small birds is something we don't forget. Two remarks: 1) The Marie Sophie Pic Restaurante has an excellent food and service, but we don't like to have in places like this people wearing jeans and tee-shirt without manners. A dress code shoul be recomended. 2) The furniture of the room was poor for this hotel standard.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Minnesota
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120 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2011

The Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne is one if these must visit hotels. I have been there several times in the last several years and the place continues to keep its great level of hosting and style. If you are looking for a chain hotel, don’t waste your time, this is a real palace. The rooms overlooking the lake are amazing, spacious and the bathroom is a real treat. The breakfast overlooking the lake, you wish will never end. The team is there to make your visit the best. The swimming pool is good and the adjacent fitness and spa a great plus, if you want to jog in the morning, there is a nice path on the lake. The Olympic museum is next door and worth visiting and there is a tram close by that you can get downtown and to other restaurants, there are a lot of small places close by to the hotel to get a good lunch. RSTMN 9/10

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2011

Stayed here on business for 4 nights. This is a great hotel - wonderful food and fantastic staff. Rooms are spacious and comfortable - the bed in particular was a dream to sleep in. Weather was very good when I was there and so we had the advantage of being able to sit out on the terrace and take in the wonderful views. The Beau Rivage is an expensive place and if I was to come back again for a personal holiday, it would need to be for a very special occasion!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Boston
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19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2011

The Beau-Rivage is one of the top hotels in the world. Its location on Lake Geneva and grounds are beautiful. The rooms are extremely elegant and the service is surpurb. I visited the Beau-Rivage on business, but I see it as the ideal hotel to visit on a vacation. It is very expensive, but for a special trip or meeting, it is worth it.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Switzerland
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2011

The hotel has a good location with a wonderful view on the lake. 2 minutes from the metro which gets you in city center in 5 minutes. The staff is very nice and helpful. There are great facilities with a spa, an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, a beautiful terrace and several restaurants and bars. The rooms are comfortable with a big bathroom. The only little comment would be about the bed which could be a bit more comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2011

I stayed here last year on a business trip and it was a shame I wasn't here for pleasure. The room was beautifully decorated and the views of the lake and the mountains were magnificant. There were a few restaurants at the hotel, but I only at one and thought it was incredible. If I ever go back to Switzerland, I would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Beau-Rivage Palace

Property: Beau-Rivage Palace
Address: place du Port 17-19, 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 ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Family Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Spa Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Beau-Rivage Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in 10 acres of private gardens on the banks of Lake Geneva, only 40 minutes from Geneva Airport, the elegant Belle Epoque buildings of the Beau-Rivage Palace, a Leading Hotel of The World, command breathtaking views across the lake and Alps. The 168 guest rooms and suites are richly appointed and offer the utmost in elegance and comfort. Luxury 8 Executive suites were created to be different and unique in style. The restaurants provide guests ample cuisine from which to choose. From the 2 Michelin star restaurant “Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace” to the “Cafe Beau-Rivage”, the Italian restaurant “L’Accademia” and the refined sushi restaurant “Miyako Lausanne”. The Cinq Mondes Spa offers pure relaxation on over 1,500 square meters; discover the beauty rituals from the world over. The Beau-Rivage Palace provides impeccable service including also a special kids program to make your stay truly unforgettable. ... more   less 
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