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Hotel City

Rue Caroline 5, Lausanne CH-1003, Switzerland
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Ranked #37 of 48 Hotels in Lausanne
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed one night in one of their newly redone rooms. Nicely done. Modern. A little dark. But that was not the problem. They did not tell me that they were doing a major rework of the buildong. The nocif industrial paint odors filled the room. Very loud constrution work and no air conditioning. Just a ceiling fan! There was... More 

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citylausanne, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel City, responded to this review

Hello We thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, we have taken good note of your commentaries. Kind regards Hotel City More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on a recent swing through Switzerland. The hotel's location is very convenient to the old downtown area, & just a short train ride to the bay area from the adjacent stop. The construction in progress is a bit of an inconvenience in the lobby & elevator areas, but not terribly so. Our room was well-appointed & comfortable,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eggs from pouch, coffee & milk from powder, undrinkable orange juice, ham & cheese you can hardly swallow, to sum up, breakfast simply awful. There is something wrong with majority of the rooms, even afterh the refurbishment, tv doesn't work, shower is half showering, comfortable bed, but because of the high bevels on the top floor (lift doesn't take you... More 

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citylausanne, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel City, responded to this review

Dear Customer We thank you for your feedback, we have taken good note of your comments. In future please do not hesitate to contact the reception in case of problems. All our colleagues are happy to help and find a solution. Kind regards Hotel City More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The hotel's location is perfect at the center of the city near all means of transport. Good room. Very quiet. Wifi is variable sometimes weak sometimes strong. I think the overall is very good. I liked it.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you want to visit the Lausanne area and not bother driving, this is the best deal around. Nothing fancy, but impeccably clean, quiet, good service, and right on a public transport hub with several bus lines and metro literally just out the door. Even better is that the hotel provides free public transport to its guests. We almost forgive... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I had to stay in this hotel during a business trip to Lausanne. If you travel by car there is no chance of parking in front of the hotel, not even for quickly depositing your luggage n the hotel. There is a garage ca. 500 meters away from the hotel but you have to carry your luggage up a hill.... More 

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citylausanne, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel City, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for finding the time to write your feedback of your stay in our hotel. Indeed, our hotel does not have a parking, but we have special rates in a parking nearby (350meters to walk). There is (and was also 10 months ago when you stayed in our hotel) delivery places in front and next to our hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I needed a last-minute booking since my airBnB host cancelled right before an important trip to Lausanne. The room was well-maintained and comfortable, and the breakfast in the morning was nice. The staff were polite and courteous. I would stay here again.

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citylausanne, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel City, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and we hope to welcome you back soon! Best regards Hotel City More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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34 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Hotel is smack in the middle of town, 5 min walk from the old city or the shopping areas, so this is great. The views from the room over the cathedral; also good. But the hotel is stuck in the past and, like many hotels in Lausanne and Vevey, has not been updated since the 60´s or 70´s. Very... More 

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citylausanne, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel City, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We thank you for your feedback. We are glad to announce you that most of our rooms are already renovated with the last rooms opening soon. We hope to see you soon back in our hotel to try our new fully refreshed rooms. Kind regards Hotel City More 

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131 reviews 131 reviews
110 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The hotel is being renovated floor-by-floor so it's a bit hard to judge fairly. The price is certainly right, being far cheaper than other hotels in Lausanne. It's in the center of town, which, beware, is NOT the lakefront. The hotel is right above a metro station, minutes from the cathedral and pedestrian shopping streets. My room was functional and... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great location at the Bessiers metro stop. I was on the top floor overlooking lake and views of the Alps. The room and furnishings were newly remodelled (Ikea style). I enjoyed my stay and the reliable free wifi.

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citylausanne, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel City, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel City and we hope to welcome you back soon! Hotels By Fassbind More 

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