After having read other reviews on TripAdvisor, I have selected this property for a one-night stay in the Lausanne area and I was truly impressed with this property overlooking Lake Geneva and the French Alps
Located within walking distance of the metro (2 blocs) and the Lausanne-Ouchy port terminal (CGN boats) it is easily accessible in this "charming" area of Lausanne. The room assigned was large, clean and moderrn. The bathroom was also roomy and modern by "European" standards. Some rooms have a view on the mountains/lake but I had selected a room without a view as I did not want a room facing the street (...and knew that I would need a good night of sleep).
The hotel offers free WIFI and the workdesk provided sufficient workspace
This is an hotel-restaurant and we had a great dining experience going for the "featured" dish: "perch meuniere with lemon sauce". The restaurant has an outdor terrace with a gorgeous view of the lake/mountains (on a clear day/night).
Breakfast is included in the room rate and is your "basic" continental / European breakfast. It was convenient and adequate but not "extraordinary".
Two things to be aware:
-The rooms do not have air conditionning: A small portable oscillating fan is provided which will be sufficient most of the time, especially if you open the windows at night and enjoy the breeze (lakeside might be cooler, but noisier if you need to open the windows)
-Bathroom toilettries are in ample supply but quite basic. The bath/shower has a gel dispenser and the same gel is used as a body wash and shampoo. If you are used to (or require) the more traditional soap bar /gel / shampoo / conditionner offering of hotel chains - bring your own stuff!!!
-The hotel is within walking distance (5-10 minutes) of the Olympic Park / Museum
-Upon check-in, a card is offered to each guest for free transportation within the city of Lausanne
-Other than the hotel restaurant, there are several dining options in this area
-If arriving by train, the metro station is connected by a tunnel to the train station. It is only a few stops and Lausanne-Ouchy is the last stop on this line.
This hotel is a great find and offers relatively good value. Highly recommended!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A charming small family-run hotel, ideally situated on the waterfront of Lake Léman and 7 minutes from Lausanne center. Its warm and modern 22 rooms will enhance your stay with us. The Nicolier family, who have been running the hotel for 3 generations would be delighted to welcome you ! ... more less
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