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“Pleasant stay in a pleasant city”
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Hotel Elite
Ranked #22 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay in a pleasant city”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

A nice hotel in a quiet neighborhood, conveniently located within walking distance of the Old town attractions. Staff were friendly and we were lucky to have the room ready at 9am when we arrived. Room was nice and cosy, but the pillows were really bad... Softer than marshmallows ... And then some more.
Other than that, it was ok although the price was quite high. Breakfast was nothing to rave about. A warning though ... If you are not driving and coming by train, there is a 'mountain' to climb to reach the hotel. So beware them bad knees and backs!
Overall a nice stay and would return.

Room Tip: It's quiet so doesn't matter, plus well sound-proofed.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, USA
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277 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

It is a bit of a climb if you want to walk to the Elite Lausanne from the train station. But you see some sights on the way. The hotel is 2/3 of the way up the hill to the town center. It is in a colorful, older area of Lausanne with lots of small professional offices (lawyers, doctors, etc.). These are all very tastefully decorated and comfortable. The hotel is perched up high and you get a great view if you get a room with a balcony. The staff was friendly and the hotel well appointed and clean. The rooms were very nicely appointed and I and my family were very surprised at just how nicely appointed they were for the money. Lausanne didn't do much for me, but the Elite hotel made the stay memorable.

Room Tip: Try to get a room in the front of the hotel, on an upper floor. The view is fantastic from your lit...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Bern, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

I stayed in a single room for one night here.

The room was an adequate size, had a very comfortable single bed, a sink in the room and a loo and shower in a small bathroom. The decor was rather outdated, but it was clean. The shower pressure was only just adequate and didn't maintain a consistent temperature. The rooms are rather hot, so I slept with the window open, but the street is quiet so this was not a problem.

Breakfast was also adequate but small scale: some cereals, orange juice, bread cheese and cold meats, croissants and jam, and hot drinks.

For the price, I thought this was not outstanding value. The decor is outdated and old (cf the shower...), the breakfast too simple and limited to justify the price.

The hotel is ideally located, though, 5 minutes walk from the station but in a very quiet street. There is a very long flight of steps to get from the station to the hotel's street. Reception was OK, and gave me a local bus and metro pass for the duration of my stay, a nice touch.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013

This hotel was a lovely surprise. Professionally run, with courteous staff. Quite, with well equipped and clean (though not spaceous) rooms. Excellent location for both train and metro connections. Good breakfast. Highly recommended either for a business trip or for a short break.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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London
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

This is a nice hotel, spotlessly clean, human in scale (was once a private residence, I think) staffed by helpful people who readily looked after my luggage after check-out, which gave me a carefree sunny morning walking by the lake. They serve a good breakfast in a pleasant dining room. Close to the train station (especially if you nip up the public staircase) which also makes it handy for the metro - and a public transport pass seems to be included in the room rate. No evening catering, but there's a couple of restaurants within 5 minutes walk and the historic centre is just 5 minutes further on foot. OK, I accept that not every hotel realises that charging me extra for wifi feels like charging me extra for hot water, but that is how I feel. So on the rare occasions that this happens to me now (as here) I find it really disappointing.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

I stayed here for a week in a single room. The room was small but clean. The Internet was free during my entire trip although the quality of the signal was spotty. The breakfast, while repetitive, was filling and let me eat a simple snack for lunch instead of a pricy sit-down meal.

My only complaint was the plumbing was a bit old. There was an occasional odd smell coming from the drains and the hot water would sporadically cut out while in the shower.

Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2012

This hotel is in a perfect location for visiting Lausanne. The rooms are small and very clean. Wi-Fi is an extra charge - not per room - but per device. I would recommend a room with a balcony. Staff is mostly friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed December 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 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:
Elite Hotel Lausanne
Cambria Suites Lausanne

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