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Beau-Rivage Palace
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
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“Our Favorite Hotel!”
Reviewed 8 November 2012

We checked into the Beau-Rivage for two nights as part of our 25th Anniversary trip. We have stayed at the Beau-Rivage many times in the past for special occasions. We have used both regular rooms and various suites. Our experience is that this hotel sets the gold standard for quality, ambiance and service.

If you have never been here, you need to take the time to explore the magnificent building. The breakfast room could be one of the most elegant rooms in all of Europe. The suites all look down over Lake Geneva and across the water to Evian in France with snow capped alps. The rooms are decorated to perfection with every amenity. The spa is outstanding in every aspect.

The concierge and every staff member greet you by name in a way that is warm and inviting and not forced. In the evening, there is a wonderful piano bar with an outstanding wine list.

Be sure to check out this hotel. Thank you for making our trip unforgettable. We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

There is no substitute for the location of this Hotel! The view of the lake from our guest room was beyond compare, making closing the drapes to block morning light a challenge. The guest rooms are a bit dated, but there seems to be work being done on some guest floors. Perhaps a new look is right around the corner. While the guest experience was technically on point from a hospitality perspective, the service lacked any real warmth. I was scolded by the overnight desk agent when I did not have my key and was unsure of who would let me into my room! The words were polite, but the tone was decidedly unpleasant. Otherwise the service was officially just fine. A nice visit to a beautiful town and a grand old Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Now this is a beautiful palace and I enjoyed every moment I was there. From The décor, colours, staff, ambience, atmosphere. They live up to their promises. I cannot fault this place. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

One of the best hotels in the world . A room with a lake view is a must , It costs a little more , But it is worth it . The hotel has its own private garden . Breakfast is EXCELLENT . Outstanding service with very courteous and efficient staff.Our room was spacious and very comfortable with a lake view which is a must . We enjoyed our treatments in the spa as well as the pool and the sauna . Dining room and lounges all overlooking lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. An excellent choice .

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We book the standard room with garden view.On arrival we were upgraded to a lake view room by Eric, the very helpful desk clerk. The hotel is big with three restaurants, a big spa and 2 pools; you can stay here without going out! The personal, also the cleaning people, is very friendly.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Esher, England
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

Stayed overnight en route from Italy to UK. On arrival we were upgraded to a junior suite with lake view. Spacious and finely-furnished with tapestries etc. (see photo). The public areas are on a grand scale and ornately decorated. Immaculate service. Free wi-fi, and garage parking (CHF 30 per night).

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2012

My wife and I had a brief one night stay here (room 466) in September 2012. The Beau Rivage had been refurbished since my previous stay here and was looking smart and elegant. There is a lovely terrace for drinks overlooking the lake in clement weather. The room, which was the cheapest on offer, was still quite large, with a big bathroom and plenty of space to sit. The shower was good and the bed comfortable. I would have preferred a directed bedside light, but that is a minor quibble. Service was efficient and appeared genuinely friendly. A places that it is hard to dislike, until you get the bill, but this is Switzerland after all.

  • Stayed September 2012
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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 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Family Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Business Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Spa 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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