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Novotel Lausanne Bussigny
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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“Good location for motorways and touring”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We moved to this hotel after a bad experience at the hotel we previously booked. The hotel was fully air conditioned, clean and had a large foyer area with plenty of seats should you wish to sit outside the room. The room was large and well appointed. We had a room with a balcony which was very nice to sit out on in the late afternoon and evening. Staff were friendly and very willing to assist in any way. The restaurant was good with both an interior and exterior area so the good weather could be enjoyed. The hotel was very close to the motorway from which you could easily access other motorways within the network making it easy to get to Geneva, Nyon, Montreux, Vevey and Bern. We would particulariy recommend visiting Vervey and Nyon. Also catching the Ferry from Nyon to Yvoire.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Free parking is a good advantage for the area. The outdoors pool is not quite safe young children. Free parking is a good advantage for the area. The outdoors pool is not quite safe young children. Free parking is a good advantage for the area. The outdoors pool is not quite safe young children.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

A little about me first so you understand what I’m looking for when traveling…I’m 59, retired seven years ago from being a NJ State prison guard supervisor, and got a part job for a major airline as a ticket agent working a couple of day a week mainly for the travel benefit, which always my partner and me to fly anywhere on my airline for free and very cheaply on other airlines. As such, we do about five short European trips as well as numerous domestic trips a year. The main purpose of this trip was to visit the Musee Jenisch in Vevey to see the Oskar Kokoschka collection as the artist lived the final years of his live in the area. The plan was to fly Newark-Geneva, rent a car, spend two night in a hotel, relax at a therm the first day and visit the museum the second day. For most trips I normally rely on Priceline or Hotwire to get a first class hotel at a very reasonable price. However, in this case, because we were renting a car I thought it best to stay in a motor hotel/motel type of facility. I didn’t want to get a hotel on Priceline or Hotwire only to find that parking was an additional $40 or so a night. My airline has a contract with the Accor Hotel chain and I zeroed in on them. I found a few Accor properties, cross referenced them in Trip Advisor, and decided this one looked like it suited our purpose best. The main reason for this was that other Trip Advisor reviews commented on how well the AC worked in the rooms, and as it is August and going to be in the 80’s, this was very important to us since European AC often is not up to American standards. I booked the hotel using my mobile phone in Newark when I knew for sure we were getting seats on the plane (employees travel on a stand by bases meaning that we only get to occupy unsold seats). I actually wound up using a non-contract rate offered to everyone that was non-changeable and non-refundable, and included breakfast, for a reasonable per night cost.
As it turns out we got first class on the way over (and back). We landed in Geneva on time, which was around 8:00AM in the morning. We proceeded to the rental car area, got our car, and where on the road by shortly after 9:00AM (I don’t know how we would ever do these trips without the Tom Tom application in my I-Phone). The hotel was a little less than an hour from the airport, about midway between the airport and what we wanted to do in Vevey. We got to the hotel around 10AM and were delighted that they were willing to check us in immediately. This is a right off the highway hotel built on the end of a bluff that gives very pleasant views of the valley and the mountains in the distance. The hotel’s restaurant (which is where the included buffet breakfast is served) as well as lunch and dinner takes full advantage of this view, also overlooking a grassy field containing the hotel pool which is designed to look somewhat like a natural pond. Didn’t have the opportunity to use the pool but we saw other guest enjoying it. Next to the pool is a small standalone building housing a small workout room, steam room, sauna, shower and bathroom area. Although we did not use the steam room or sauna, we looked at it and it is indeed a very nice facility. The lobby area, bar and restaurant area, and pool area where definitely up scale, very nicely done, and completely worthy of a four star hotel.

Our room was on the second floor. It was nicely furnished with a good wall mounted flat screen TV, a safe, a refrigerator mini bar that was not sensor triggered so you could use it to keep personal beverages cold, and an electric hot water kettle to make instant coffee or tea. Bathroom facility offered a toilet room and a separate shower and sink room. This was very nicely done. Good shower and nice products. The room had a queen size bed, a sofa, desk area, and closet storage area all of which were nicely appointed and well lit. And the AC does indeed works great, completely up to American standards of comfort.

The breakfast offered was very good. Pretty much the same both days so I would say that it’s the same every day. Hot buffet of eggs, bacon, sausage, beans. Cold buffet of deli meats. Nice breads, cereal, and pastries. Very good coffee making machines, juices, bottled water, and teas. Breakfast was absolutely fine and presented in the restaurant area which I previously mentioned took full advantage of the lovely view.

All in all, this was a perfect hotel for us. I agree with most other Trip Advisor reviews. It is a motor hotel, if you don’t have a car; it’s not the place for you to stay. There is absolutely nothing in walking distance. But if you do have a vehicle and are looking for a motor hotel you will not do better than this.

Recommendations: Therm Lavey-les-Bains for an afternoon or evening. About an hour away.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Franck F, Directeur général at Novotel Lausanne Bussigny, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questionnaire.

We very much appreciate your positive comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Lausanne Bussigny.

Positive feedback from satisfied clients is our greatest reward - thank you very mutch.

We look forward to welcoming you again at Novotel.

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Castelldefels, Spain
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

I've looked for a hotel especially nearby of the motorway, just for one night.
The parking is totally free, and the hotel has a huge parking lot around the building.
Reception: A slightly minus point for the receptionist, because he didn't speak german (I know, that Lausanne is in a french canton, but it's Switzerland too...), but he had fortunately no problem with fluent english and of course french. With the booking was everything fine (booking.com), we got our rooms in 10 minutes. (If you pay in cash, you have to pay extra 100 Euro security for each room you booked, what you get back on the next day. Standard procedure.)
Rooms: Our rooms (family, two rooms) were very quiet, clean, and quite large (with an extra mid-sized sofa in it). The bed was really comfortable, and you can set the air conditioning to a very quiet option for sleeping. A big plus point for the separated bathroom and toilet. The bathroom (large mirror, bathtub, hair drier, etc.) and the room was generally really good equipped too: Wifi (strong signal) and cable internet option (free and fast), water boiler, cable TV, and the usual things. More than enough for to people for a couple of nights or passing through.
Restaurant: The waitresses were really friendly (they speak english near french), but in my opinion a bit tired (ok, it was an hour before closing, when we arrived), for this reason the serving was a little bit slow too. But I can't say anything bad for the dishes, because the quality was first class.
The place has a beautiful sight from the garden, and during the day you can enjoy the view of the mountains from the terrace of the restaurant on the ground floor. We were on a trip to Spain, so we didn't visited Lausanne, and I think this hotel is a little bit out of the way if you plan city sightseeings. (But according to other reviews with a rented car or local bus travel it's not a problem.)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Franck F, Directeur général at Novotel Lausanne Bussigny, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questionnaire.

We very much appreciate your positive comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Lausanne Bussigny.

Positive feedback from satisfied clients is our greatest reward - thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you again at Novotel.

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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Staying here for 4 days.. Hotel staff could not be more helpful nor the hotel atmosphere more pleasant.. Its a little ways outside of the city center but if you a car rental it makes a great base to visit surrounding villages and being outside the city center makes for pleasant evenings sitting outside for dinner or drinks. It would be my hotel of choice on my next visit to Lausanne

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Franck F, Directeur général at Novotel Lausanne Bussigny, responded to this review, 9 August 2013
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Chers clients,

Nous vous remercions d’avoir pris le temps pour votre commentaire à la suite de votre séjour au Novotel Lausanne Bussigny.

Je suis heureux de voir que vous avez apprécié votre séjour parmi nous ainsi que l’accueil que nous vous avons réservé.

Sachez que je ferai un retour aux équipes dans ce sens.

Effectivement l’hôtel se situe à 2 min de la sortie de l’autoroute, dans un cadre calme et reposant mais toutefois à seulement 10 minutes du centre ville de Lausanne.

Notre espace fitness et lui équipé d’appareils de dernières générations, tapie de course, elliptique, rameur, vélo, ballon de fitness et tapie.

Dans l’attente de vous accueillir prochainement, nous vous prions de croire, Cher clients, en l’expression de nos sentiments les meilleurs.

Franck Fleury,
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Not far from the motorway on a rise overlooking mostly business buildings, this newer, modern Novotel is easily located. Ample free off-street parking surrounds the hotel.

Check-in was swift, courteous, and information on a nearby shopping center was offered patiently. Our executive room #436 was spacious, bright with light colored wood furniture, and doors to separate bathroom and W/C. Excepting a few small spots on the light color carpet, all was super clean. The bed was very comfortable and with the quiet of the hotel, a good night sleep was had. Amenities in the room included a safe, robes and slippers, a fridge stocked with complementary non-alcoholic beverages, free wi-fi, and all you would ecpect. Though the weather did not permit use of the balcony, the sliding door opens the view over the hotel grounds to the horizon. Two nightstands were somewhat of a joke, small shelves just large enough to hold the phone on one side of the bed and an electronic clock on the other. Forget trying to place a book on one of these.

As is usual in these parts of the world, heat was turned off until next winter and the A/C delivered only cold air while the outside teperature in early June was 48 degree F. However, upon our request a portable heater was provided to keep the chill out of the room.

While not near the city center, this modern hotel provides all needed for those doing business in the vicinity or those just stopping over for a night. The accommodations are comfortable and quiet, and the breakfast buffet has all that is needed to get one started into the day. We would surely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Franck F, Directeur général at Novotel Lausanne Bussigny, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questionnaire.

We very much appreciate your positive comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Lausanne Bussigny.

Positive feedback from satisfied clients is our greatest reward - thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you again at Novotel.

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Property: Novotel Lausanne Bussigny
Address: route de Condemine 35, Bussigny-pres-Lausanne, Lausanne 1030, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne > Bussigny-pres-Lausanne
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bussigny-pres-Lausanne
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Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Lausanne Bussigny 4*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Lausanne Bussigny is located 8 km from the centre of Lausanne, only a few minutes from the Exhibition Centre, the ideal location for a business trip to Lausanne. This 3 star hotel, set in peaceful surroundings overlooking Lake Geneva, boasts 99 comfortable rooms with free ADSL internet connection. The hotel features several meeting rooms for conferences. The restaurant and bar are open until midnight. Parking is also available. Hotel under renovation until August 2008. ... more   less 
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