The hotel had just opened when we were there, so everything was brand new, clean and chic. The aquarium wasn't open yet, but looks like it will be fantastic. We were at the end of our trip and this hotel was welcoming, comfortable, and relaxing.
The hotel is nice and the staff were very pleasant. The hotel is a bit away from most things but the hotel gave me a (free) bus pass and that made it easy to get around to the sites. Lausanne is much hillier than I expected and I would not have wanted to walk everywhere.
This hotel is well-located in a shopping district. The SBB-CFF train station is about a 10 minute walk away, down a steep hill. Although the 5th floor room was reasonably clean, the carpet was worn and needed a thorough steam cleaning. The room was decent-sized, but the bathroom was quite small. This hotel appears to be family owned/operated. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The front desk is closed at 11 p.m., so guests will have to let themselves in with the hotel code for the door lock. The hotel offers a free continental breakfast, but no other meals. Free wireless internet access is a nice bonus. Travelers can also use the hotel PC (5 CHF/hr.) Wireless reception was spotty and weak at times.
Traveller from Rochester Hills, MI
Quiet location in the heart of town, in a pedestrian area with vehicle access. Close to Station and "Palais de Beaulieu" …More
Winding up through steep streets overlooking Lake Geneva, Lausanne is a lively city filled with restaurants, music venues, and theaters. The eight-kilometer Vuachere Trail, running between Lake Geneva and the Jorat Woods, provides a slice of nature in the bustling metropolis. Lausanne, which began as a military camp during the Roman Empire, is also home to museums on subjects including archaeology, history, and art.