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“A sleepless night and a mediocre breakfast.”
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Hotel Elite
Ranked #22 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We booked the hotel because we wanted something in town and not too expensive. The Hotel Elite is well located and seemed good value at about €140 per single room. We booked three.
We arrived and were welcomed and checked in without fuss, which was a good start. The lobby smelt of cigarette smoke and there was an odd smell of food on the fourth floor. To log onto the (slow) wifi I had to traipse all the way down to reception to be given a hard-to-read code on a slip of paper. This could only be used once and on one device so wouldn't let me use my phone.
And then the room - it was compact but had everything including a chilled minibar. But it was fiendishly hot. Even with the windows open so that street noises intruded the temperature was tropical. The bedding was clingy and the pillows soft to the point of being ridiculous. And it wasn't just my room. And then a cramped breakfast room serving a meagre, sad continental breakfast. The coffee was the best thing about it.

Room Tip: Consider running a cold shower with the door open to cool the room and create a draught.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

The hotel Elite is a very nice hotel within walking distance of Lausanne railway station, making it very convenient when taking a train from the airport. Although it doesn't have a restaurant for evening meals, it does a very good continental breakfast, great coffee and a good selection of breads, croissants, ham and cheese. The best thing about the hotel are the beds, which are very comfortable, with feather quilts and pillows, which you sink into for a great sleep.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

A charming small hotel, centrally located very close to the station,(be aware Lausaunne is steep and the climb upwards starts from the station to the hotel either up steps or the street.)
The room was large & very comfortable with a flower edged balcony and garden to enjoy if the weather allows :) The bathroom was huge and light with a bath & shower (great water pressure) the tiling dated but fine.
Breakfasts were very good. A supermarket is near by to provide picnic food.
The reception ladies were all extremely friendly & helpful. Free wifi & an available PC.
The free travel card is great & gives you a large area to explore.
If you want a comfortable, friendly small hotel this is it.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a balcony if possible.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank aubin785
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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.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MarkandFaye
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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...
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank BMacBaltimore_USA
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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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1  Thank The England Family
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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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2  Thank tatianatambouratzis
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Additional Information about 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: £108 - £191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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