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Hotel Alpha-Palmiers

4.0 of 5 Rue du Petit-Chene 34, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
29 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Location - excellent. Just a few 100 metres above the train station. Easy access to Metro. It is an expensive hotel (200 CHF/night without breakfast) - certainly by EU standards, if not Switzerland. The Thai restaurant is good, and reasonably priced. A beer in the bar is 9CHF which is pricey. The breakfast gives a reasonable range of food for... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bedroom was super large for a European hotel, and being right in the center of the town makes it an ideal choice. Railway station is walkable distance, same for most buses and subway. Only drawback can be with the noise during the Saturday nights, with party people who are loud on the street while walking to the station, so... More 

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San Francisco, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My room was like a studio apartments, equipped with a fridge. Lots of space so great if you want to spread out, get work done. A nice fitness room with sauna. The hotel has a lovely bar space next to the in house Thai restaurant, which serves very good food. Hotel is an easy walk uphill from the train station.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
17 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Double bedrooms are actually two single ones close to each other. The same applies to the sheets and blankets. We asked to have the two single duvets replaced with a double one but they could not accommodate -- a real shame. Would not rush back.

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for four nights on University business. Our experience matches that of other commentators: basic furniture, clean (but stained) carpets, adequate staffing, narrow bath/shower combination with cheap shower-head and a toilet seat that you'd get for 99 cents back in the states. Turning on the bathroom light illuminates the entire room, so bring eyeshades. On... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This hotel is most definitely not a 4 star establishment. The rooms are large but very cheaply decorated. The beds are not very comfortable and they are extremely spongey. More like camping beds than the divans one would expect from a quality hotel. I had a room on the second floor overlooking the street which was extremely noisy even though... More 

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citylausanne, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Alpha-Palmiers, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to read that you were disappointed in your stay in our hotel. In case of problems while your stay, please do not hesitate to contact the front desk. We will immediately try to find a solution, we aim to offer our guests the best service. Fassbindhotels More 

Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Near train station, helpful staff, very clean, large room (a triple one), great view from the window, but, in my opinion, too modern arhitecture: no normal wall between the room and the bathroom, but a glass wall, the wardrobe into the bathroom, even the frige and the coffee and tea maker is there. Maybe for a single is ok, but... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Well, after being told by other traveler to Switzerland that rooms are small and most hotels don't have elevators (lifts), this was a great surprise! The room was large and roomy, the beds were small and I forgot to ask for the non-down comforter. I don't know if it is a European thing or just because, but all of the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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44 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I stayed here one night, my company booked it, and when I read the reviews in tripadvisor I expected a bad hotel since only 59% recommended this hotel. The postive thing was that if you don´t expect much, you won´t get disappointed. Indeed, actually, I was rather positively suprised. But this was mainly probably because I got a very large... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Stayed here in September 2014 for a weekend. Did not expect much as I know Lausanne quite well, but the least you expect is polite staff. I dont know if the receptionist did not speak English / French properly or he enjoyed making us look crazy, but it was not a nice welcome. Having previously booked a garden view room... More 

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Address: Rue du Petit-Chene 34, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Alpha-Palmiers 4*
Number of rooms: 210
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Also Known As:
Hotel Alpha Palmiers
Alpha Palmiers Hotel Lausanne
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne

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