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Beau-Rivage Palace
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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Athens, Greece
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“The best of the best!”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

I was very grateful for being able to visit this hotel for a conference. I have not enough words to describe the quality of the hotel, both in terms of premises, facilities and its people. The room was wonderful (even for the "ordinary" room) with an excellent view and an excellent sleep quality. The bathroom was the cleanest I have ever seen. The breakfast buffet was full of positive surprises with a unique touch. The premises are so nice I found myself starring at walls, rooms etc. The staff was very polite and the checking in and out processes were quick and efficient. If we want to be very strict, the spa has some space for improvement, I have seen better spas at lower priced hotels. (But I am very strict here!) Overall, there is only one problem with this hotel: you cannot enjoy it as much as you wished, as you are dreadful of the time you will say "goodbye"!

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Reviewed 20 June 2013

first time being in Lausanne. And this hotel has it all. Impressive maintenance of the more than 100+ years building and the service from anyone in the hotel is really impressed me totally.
Room will be clean and arranged EVERYTIME i left the room, ur luggage will be moved to proper place, toiletries in a proper arrangement, my clothes even they help to fold it nicely, and your shower get, tower will be changed everytime i left the room.
every request from follow up for my luggage lost, to special reqeust for my morning coffee was properly done.
i would recommend this hotel if budget is not a concern, will definitely come back if have chance.
metro: Ouchy, last metro station, and im here for the whole week, the transport card is covered for the whole week.
location: Ouchy is lake front overseeing the Alps and lake of Geneva with tones of Water acitivities.

Room Tip: get a room facing the lake of Geneva, you will never want to leave your room
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

arrived very late at night after unsuccessfully finding my original hotel - which turned out to be on the other side of lake Geneva in France. The ambiance here is elegant - and the service and food make you feel special. In fact after speaking to the concierge about not finding my original hotel, he said...sir, please relax and let me take care of this for you.....he called booking.com and the hotel and managed to recover 200 euro's I though was lost. Well done. The breakfast room was fit for royalty with spectacular view and the food display, variety and taste was magnificent. The staff we very friendly and courteous.

Bed: very comfortable
Washroom: huge and well appointed
Comfort: excellent
Cleanliness: perfect

I can't wait to bring my family here.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

The concierge staff service was beyond excellent, they planned a wonderful trip for me to Interlaken taking into account all my needs.

The view from the balcony was so good I did not want to sleep...it was one of the best view's of Lake Geneva. Great place to relax.

Great breakfast buffet and the toiletries from Bulgari were fantastic.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

We stayed here on a business trip in June and we were delighted to get the new designed room.
Room was very beautiful with lake view, light colours, nice closets and night tables and the bathroom with a state of the art tv build in the mirror.
Unfortunately the new beds are very soft, uncomfortable soft so that when my hubby coughed I thought to be laying on a trampoline. I would recommend the hotel to change this because soft is nice but like this is ruining the backs of the guests
Roomservice food as well as the food in the restaurant was very good, service impeccable, we also visited the bar in the hotel for snacks and cocktails and the waiter was very friendly.
The lady serving at the breakfast was a different story, very moody and she could not get the order right while the breakfast room was nearly empty..

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

We stayed at Beau-Rivage in May and so enjoyed our stay. Service is alive! You were greeted every where from the side door to the elevator and the surroundings were just beautiful. The floral arrangements were magnificent and the breakfast was the best we experienced in Switzerland. We had a room with a balcony and seeing the lake and mountains each morning was breathtaking. My only comment was to be sure to ask for a classic room if you want decor as depicted on their web site. Our room was more modern for my taste but you can request a classic room when you make your reservation and if available, they will comply. This was our first visit to Lausanne and Beau-Rivage is perfectly located to walk every where. If you are not a walker they provide you with Metro tickets and the Metro is clean and efficient. We enjoyed going to Old Town and had the best fondue at the recommendation of the hotel. All in all, in spite of the weather, this was one place I would definitely return and stay longer.

Room Tip: Get a lake view - definately worth the money.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

I had the pleasure to stay two night for a business meeting at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland. All I can say is Wow! It is truly a former palace, kept in impeccable shape, updated to today's modern pleasures with great views of the lake, amazing service always ready to assist, a world of restaurant choices, plush rooms that you don't want to leave and a breakfast buffet that rivals my favorite at the Park Hyatt in Seoul. I can't wait to return to a hotel that is not a chain (like Four Seasons or Ritz) that include only standardized robotic servers in an overpriced hotel and dining establishment. This is an independent and is 100% better than the luxury chains. Whatever you do if you are in Lausanne, stay at this palace hotel. You won't regret it. I assure you. Would I stay here again, yes of course.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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 Spa Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Business Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Family Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Luxury 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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