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Hotel Continental Lausanne

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Place de la Gare, Lausanne 1001, Switzerland
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Ranked #14 of 40 hotels in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was dragging a bag, so appreciated that this hotel was directly across the road from the train station, and almost next door to the metro. How convenient can you get? I was initially unimpressed by the external appearance, but we were greeted by a friendly and welcoming receptionist – and that gave a very positive start to our experience... More

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romand_g, Directeur général at Hotel Continental Lausanne, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your so positive feed back in TripAdvisor following your recent stay in our Hotel. Hope to have the possibility and pleasure to welcome you back soon and let you also choose one of our full breakfast arrangements! Yannis Gerassimidis – Gen Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is the best part about this hotel other than the service and cleanliness. It's a few steps (literally) to the train station and metro, has amazing restaurants near by (Vapiano is like Marche in Toronto) with also franchises like Starbucks and McDonalds. I think the location of the hotel is a steal. The receptionist also gave us a... More

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Atlanta, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Other reviews are correct in that the outside of the building is nothing special. Having said that, I got a single room despite all the reviews about how small it was and found it perfectly suitable. I had no trouble getting around the bed. I stayed in several 5 start hotels in Switzerland that had no air conditioning - so... More

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romand_g, Directeur général at Hotel Continental Lausanne, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your so positive comments following your recent stay in our Hotel. It's also our philosophy to give more importance to the "inside" than the "outside"! Hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back again and in the meanwhile please accept my best regards Yannis Gerassimidis - Gen.Manager More

Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

In Lausanne I prefer the Hotel Continental, because it is just in front of the railwail station. The rooms are renovated and now also the lobby and the reception. Well done, cogratulations. I like to stay in the Manz Hotels in Zürich, Lausanne and Basel. The staff ist very friendly, the location top and the service friendly and effective. Good... More

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romand_g, Directeur général at Hotel Continental Lausanne, responded to this review

Dear Client, Thank you very much for your very positive feedback following your recent stay in our Hotel. We in fact have achieved the renovation of the Front Desk and the 5 meeting rooms on the upper floor! Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back very soon. With my best regards Yannis Gerassimidis – Gen. Manager More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The Continental is ridiculously expensive for what you get. The breakfast that is included in the room rate is not a "continental breakfast". You are allowed bread, jam, yogurt, cereal and fruit. If you want cheese or ham you have to pay extra. If you want scrambled eggs, you have to pay extra. There is one member of breakfast staff... More

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Thetford, Norfolk, U.K.
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13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Does not appear to be very good from the outside, but once you go inside you will find a very unusual hotel. Quite quirky and different. Rooms are large with huge beds and a room safe. Our dinner was excellent cooked by two chefs in the room. Staff were helpful and friendly. Recommended.

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Hampshire
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18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

When I stayed here recently I came out of the train station and thought: oh dear...! I was facing a concrete block that looked my old school built in the 1960s. However, I was wrong because inside, once in the tiny lift, the rooms were very good. Spacious rooms, tastefully decorated, firm beds. Air conditioning. Good rain-style shower, everything very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The hotel can be a bit noisy as it's opposite the station. Friendly staff although long wait to check out in the morning. One towel was not clean but they change it swiftly. Overall a good hotel where I would stay again.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This was our third hotel in Switzerland, and I have to say that it was the nicest of the three! It is conveniently located across the street from the train station and not too far from the lake (there is even a Starbucks right next door!). From the outside it doesn't look terribly flashy, but once inside it is nice.... More

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Paris, France
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Hotel Continental has a great location next to the train station, you arrive in Lausanne and within 5 minutes you can be in your room. The service is great, friendly, quick and efficient. The hotel from the outside looks like a 1970's shopping centre so you wont be staying here for the architectural delights. The reception has been modernised... More

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Address: 2 Place de la Gare, Lausanne 1001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Continental Lausanne 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#4 Family Hotel in Lausanne #7 Business Hotel in Lausanne #8 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
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First class Hotel in front of the main train station, next to the Metro. Buses to the main Hospital and the most important destinations in front of the Hotel. Two restaurants, Bar, free WIFI and Parking service for only CHF 5.00.All our 116 rooms are completely renovated and are equipped with air-conditioning, fridge, safe, satellite TV and cable Internet or WIFOI access free of charge ... more   less 
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