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“charming, centrally located but quiet”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Elite

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Hotel Elite
Ranked #20 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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Ithaca, New York
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“charming, centrally located but quiet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

Short but very steep uphill walk from station, then off to the right on a very quiet side street.

Charming and comfortable rooms, even the single room. No AC but fan in closet. Pleasant staff and perfectly adequate breakfast.

There is a charge for WiFi, but not excessive.

I woould certainly stay here again if I return to Lausanne.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

This hotel is in a great location, you can walk from the train station. It is much more reasonably priced than the other hotels in Lausanne. The rooms were quaint, comfortable beds, quiet at night. The breakfast was delicious. It is in a great location for seeing the old town, and you can catch the subway down to the lake right by the hotel. This is definitely a hidden gem in Lausanne!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

I recently stayed at Hotel Elite for two weeks with my husband and two young children. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite which was plenty of room for all of us. The room was very clean and the staff were super friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel is excellent..right up from the main train station and bus stops as well as the metro. Breakfast was yummy and very plentiful. We also really appreciated being able to park our car right in front of the hotel for no extra cost which in Lausanne, is truly remarkable. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Lausanne.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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queens, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Elite. The rooms are very clean and provide just what you need. Nice beds and good bathroom. Very quiet and easy to park, if you are driving. The staff is very friendly and was always prompt and helpful. Very quiet. Lovely breakfast room with nice array of croissants, rolls, cereal yogurt, etc, and fresh coffee/tea. We were only there for 1 night, so the lack of free internet wasn't a bother. Well-situated; short walk from everything. No complaints, an excellent stay.

Note: Many shop and restaurant owners are on vacation in Europe in July/August. Lots of places were closed. But if you are willing to browse around, you'll be able to find plenty of places that are open.

Room Tip: Most rooms don't have AC, but a few do. The larger rooms with the balconies are very nice.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

We were disappinted with Hotel Elite. Despite advising i was on honeymoon and preferred a double bed we were given two sigle beds. The rooms were basic, the curtains dirty. 7 CHF for wireless internet for 24 hours is a joke - it should be free particularly when you're paying 200 CHF per night for a basic hotel. All bar one of the reception staff were disinterested and at times rude. On the plus side it is reasonably well located and the breakfasts were certainly good.

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Staffordshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

Great location for old Lausanne and transport system. It was a comfortable boutique 'old fashioned chic' which I liked. Receptionist on arrival was very helpful. Everything was extremely clean. Bed linen had hotel detail and was very comfortable. Breakfast was in smalll restaurant and one couple did have to wait for table to be prepared.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Brunswick, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

This hotel is up a steep hill from the train station, so it is conveniently located from there; it's less convenient for the lake, although the hotel (as all hotels do) provides a ticket for free public transport so it's easy to get from the hotel to anywhere in Lausanne. It was disappointing there was no view of the lake, though, which is the loveliest thing about Lausanne. I'd recommend staying closer to the water, if I were to visit again on a holiday. Everything was clean, but our room was tiny and dark, and looked over a parking lot. The bathroom appeared to have been decorated last in the 70s, and the lobby also some decades ago; it didn't seem especially "boutiquey" or "elite." The garden advertised was a pleasant enough patch of grass, but small and beside the parking. Maybe there is a way to get a better room (with a view, larger, on a higher floor), but I wouldn't recommend the hotel based on ours. It seemed expensive for what it was, although the breakfast was nice (weak coffee though). I'd expect one could find a better experience, something more special or interesting in Lausanne.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Elite
Address: avenue Sainte-Luce 1, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #20 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elite 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
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Cambria Suites Lausanne

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