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Hotel Royal Savoy

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   40 Avenue d'Ouchy, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2009

This chalet like hotel boasts huge rooms. It's a heritage hotel, so quite good-looking. Staff is very helpful and polite. It's value for money and also very well connected with a metro station nearby. WOuld recommend this to any other hotel in lausanne, if you can afford it. A very good option for business travellers, as they also consider frequent... More

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JackyT474, Responsable commercial at Hotel Royal Savoy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the comment related to the legendary "Royal Savoy". Your time is appeciated. The "Royal Savoy" is currently closed, as a matter of fact, since beginning of 2010, and we will reopen after major renovation, in summer 2015. Our legendary hotel will be a new 5 star hotel. We are confident that you will enjoy the... More

United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2009

Huge old pile of a place that looks like nothing has been done to it for 50 years. Very old-style Europe, which means slightly fusty atmosphere, little obvious mod-connery and all the better for it. Staff are friendly and very helpful, and know their way around Lausanne and how everything works. My room was huge, with a magnificent view of... More

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JackyT474, Responsable commercial at Hotel Royal Savoy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Even if your stay did occur several years ago, thank you for the comment related to the legendary "Royal Savoy". Your time is appeciated. The "Royal Savoy" is currently closed, as a matter of fact since beginning of 2010, and we will reopen after major renovation, in summer 2015. Our legendary hotel will be a new 5 star... More

Milan
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2009

I do regret I didn't take seriously the negative reviews about this hotel. There are some very valuable and true comments on TripAdvisor about this hotel, my fault having ignored them and booked this old monument to early Sixties hotellerie. At Royal Savoy not much has changed in the last 40 years, so if you like this kind of situation,... More

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JackyT474, Responsable commercial at Hotel Royal Savoy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Even if your stay did occur several years ago, thank you for the comment related to the legendary "Royal Savoy". Your time is appeciated. The "Royal Savoy" is currently closed, as a matter of fact since beginning of 2010, and we will reopen after major renovation, in summer 2015. Our legendary hotel will be a new 5 star... More

Puerto Rico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

The hotel is close to the Olympic Museaum and the Volleyball Federation. Has two nice restaurants in front of the hotel, best Osso Bucco in town. The hotel service is excellent, very helpful.The hotel offers a free ticket so you can use the bus and metro system. I would suggest they change the beds. The matress is too hard and... More

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JackyT474, Responsable commercial at Hotel Royal Savoy, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Even if your stay did occur several years ago, thank you for the comment related to the legendary "Royal Savoy". Your time is appeciated. The "Royal Savoy" is currently closed, as a matter of fact since beginning of 2010, and we will reopen after major renovation, in summer 2015. Our legendary hotel will be a new 5 star... More

Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2008

We stayed here for two nights recently and enjoyed this old hotel immensely. Probably not suitable for lovers of five star chain hotels but anyone who appeciates a grand hotel a little past its prime, this place is great. Our room on the fifth floor was huge - sure the decor is a bit dated but in a faded grandeur... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2007

We were expecting a nice hotel but in fact it is an old, smelly and antiquated hotel. For the rates, we were expecting a nicer hotel and better service. The building is beautiful but it is now run down. We had a large room on the second floor with 2 balconies which had much debris as if they had not... More

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PA
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2007

We have just returned from a week at the Royal Savoy. The hotel is really nice and has a lot of antiques. The service we experienced was excellent. It was so lovely and we stayed in one of the rooms that had a lake view. The Wi-Fi service was good & dependable. You can purchase a 2 hour or 24... More

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Athens, Greece
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2007

The hotel is a very old impressive chateau, which in old times should have been very luxury. But, at present it definitely needs renovation outside and inside. In the rooms, the furniture, as well, is very old. Its garden needs more much more care. Anyway, the service was very good and the hotel was clean. The rooms with lake view... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2006

This hotel is in an elegant old building and decent location 10 minutes walk from the train station. But it is run down and not well managed. For example, at 8 am the halls were being vacuumed. They have only old style keys, one per room, sorta annoying. It is also expensive for what it is. The bathrooms are clean... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2006

For the price we paid, this hotel was horrible. As stated before, it is very old and outdated and does NOT have a heated swimming pool even though it is pictured in brochures for the hotel and on every description of the hotel. There seemed to be much, much better options.

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Address: 40 Avenue d'Ouchy, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Royal Savoy 4*
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The legendary “Royal Savoy” is writing a new chapter in the history of Lausanne hospitality. By the summer of 2015, the new establishment, located in the heart of the residential area of Ouchy, and steps away from the lake and Lausanne’s shopping district, will offer 196 “contemporary chic” designed rooms and suites, with refined services like lobby bar, cigar lounge...The hotel will grant genuine, personal, unobtrusive and authentic service experience. The restaurant will highlight a distinguished signature chef. A large terrace is set to become “The” Place; 24 hour room-service will be available. While the historical part of the hotel offers 101 rooms and suites, the new south wing offers 95 rooms including an exclusive penthouse floor. ... more   less 
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