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“as my nephew said: we are staying at a palace!”
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Beau-Rivage Palace
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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los angeles
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“as my nephew said: we are staying at a palace!”
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Beautiful location, incredibly thoughtful staff (we had called ahead of time requesting that they purchase something for us and were delighted to see that our request had been met), large rooms with the most amazing views of the lake, incredible spa and pool. And don't get me started on their breakfast buffet -- a delicious experience. I wish we could have tried their 2 Michelin star restaurant. It shall await for another time. When in Lausanne, don't think to stop anywhere else!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

I stayed 1 night at this hotel to attend a friends reunion in summer 2012. I was given a standard superior room with lake view in the East wing of the hotel. The hotel is wonderfully located at the shores of Lake Geneva in Lausanne Ouchy, just a quick metro ride from downtown Lausanne. The hotels is set in wonderful gardens - a very nice location!

Welcome and check-in were very friendly and efficient. My room was not ready yet but the staff did accompany me to the spa area and took care of my baggage and transferred it to my room while I was enjoying the sun at the pool. My room key awaited me at the spa reception: perfect service!

The room is traditionally decorated: mural paintings, belle epoch furniture and thick curtains give it a luxury atmosphere. It was perfectly clean and well maintained. The bathroom did even feature a bathtub with jacuzzi mechanism, however the bathroom was a little small maybe, though nothing to complain about. I did sleep very well: great beds and bed linen. The hotel also offers free wifi and complimentary bottled water.

Very nice is the spa: it features the typical installations like sauna, steam bath, heather indoor pool and fitness. The hotels also offers an outdoor pool set in a wonderful garden - perfect for a sunny day and very relaxing: almost resort like and you forget this is hotel is set within a city like Lausanne.

I did take lunch at the outdoor pool restaurant: reasonably priced: it offers typical lunch dishes like salads or sandwiches - very nice.

A true highlight at this hotel is the breakfast. Not only is it served in a nice location, with the possibility to take it on the terrace. It also features a wonderful selection of typical Swiss and local products.

All in all a wonderful hotel, great service, great setting at good value for money. I would recommend this hotel anytime and stay here again.

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+Outdoor pool and spa
+Service and friendliness of staff
(can't find any "-" points...)

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Parkland, Florida
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

This hotel, on Lake Geneva (or Lac Lemon as I learned) had stunning views both inside and out.
Great location in the middle of the city. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was nicely appointed and comfortable. Loved the automatic window shades operated by a bedside remote!
Great choices for dining, and one of the best breakfast buffets that I've seen. Very elegant and was a high point of our stay in this city.

Room Tip: We had a room on the third floor and it was very quiet. The view was a "partial lakeview"...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

I have a weakness for this kind of grand, storied hotel. My wife is much less enthused about old palaces like this but even she was somewhat entranced by it's grandeur.

We had a suite with very high ceilings (20 ft or so) and patio doors opening onto the lush lawn and overlooking the lake. Even the elegant bathroom had patio doors opening into another part of the grounds.

This hotel is expensive but represents reasonable value in contrast to the cost of everything else in Lausanne or Switzerland in general for that matter.

The breakfast buffet on the patio is very, very good. It's pretty hard to beat enjoying a delicious breakfast on a gorgeous patio overlooking the lake and mountains.

Everywhere I went in this hotel I couldn't help but feel like I was spoiling and indulging myself. That sweet feeling is worth the price of such a stay, at least once in a while.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Logan, Utah
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Probably the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in - amazing location on Lake Geneve with beautiful views, meticulously maintained facilites and excellet, though very expensive, restaurants and bars. Only concern is of price but Lausanne is rediculously expensive in general. Staff is outstanding, rooms are beautiful and comfortable and spacious. Nice thoughtful touches at every turn.

Room Tip: Would look for room with view of lake though this appeared to be most if not all of the rooms and hi...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

Just by the Lake, it's been there sin 1860 something. Great service, perfect ambiance and very good restaurants. It's THE place to be in Lausanne.

Room Tip: Make sure you do the dinner cruise by the lake. Usually I don`t expect good meals on this kind of si...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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brussels
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2012

The most impressive hotel i know . You could drive a big car in the corridors . It is majestuous , the remnant of a bygone era . The room i had was huge, with two balconies overlooking the lake .
The hotel has several restaurants from three stars to a superb brasserie . The food id superb everywhere and the wine lists are endless. There are also several bars , inside and outside . And the decor is always superb and relaxing . A dream of hotel , reasonably priced if you compare with Geneva. Do not miss it.
Just one remark . At breakfast , i suppose that the service is done for the most part by stagiaires from the Lausanne école d'hotellerie . Thay tend to forget what you ask them . Fortunately the professional staff is supervising .

Room Tip: Select a room with lake view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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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 Romantic Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Spa Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Business Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Family 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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