I'm use to staying in hotels and having human contact face to face. Here in this hotel we were outside in the rain ringing a doorbell for quiet a long time before someone answered on an inter com. Only to be asked our names and we were let in.
Inside is just an entrance foyer and stairs. We were told by the person who spoke on the intercom to wait in the reception but there is none. Only mail boxes and 2 phones. When the phone rings we were to answer and that is an off site reception. But you can't tell which phone is ringing. I see other guests who just arrived and they also answered the wrong phone. It was almost comical. No human touch. A little too much impersonal for me.
Each time we arrive to our room, it is cleaned but we never saw any hotel staff
In the morning there is a bread basket of croissants and that is the complimentary breakfast. But you have to be alert to see these because it is a bit obscured on the right side of the exit door and quickly disappeared. Of the 3 days we only saw croissants on our last day of stay because we left early.
The kitchen-like closet to me is ingenious! The bed should be thrown away and replaced. Same goes with the carpet. No air conditioner so we were lucky it was cool nights. The brochure sure was different from the real thing.
It was very difficult to locate this hotel and no parking for guests. If you arrived with a car after 6 pm the existing parking is gone and we ended up 4 blocks away from the hotel because there are also the locals who need to park. I didn't really enjoy this stay in this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right next to Lausanne main train station, Hotel du Boulevard is a charming 19th century building, typical of classic Lausanne architecture. Renovated in 2014, the hotel is linked to Hotel AlaGare (400 m away), where you can enjoy a copious buffet breakfast in a remarkable room inspired by the style of the Orient Express. Particularly adapted to mid- to long-term stays (suites with kitchenettes), the hotel reception desk is managed remotely 24/7 and a concierge service is proposed to clients who book their room at least 2 days before arrival. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Du Boulevard Hotel
- Du Boulevard Lausanne