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Hotel AlaGare

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue du Simplon 14, Lausanne CH-1006, Switzerland
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Ranked #30 of 40 hotels in Lausanne
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Angela L Surbiton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very well located about 2 minutes walk from the main train station. The room was comfortable although quite small but had everything I needed for a weekend stay. I was lucky to be in a room that overlooked an external stairwell so I was away from any train or street noises. The hotel is located In a... More

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York, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Easy enough to find - there are lifts down to the street from the station then you walk for about 120 yards to the hotel. Comfortable and quiet 3 nights sleep (we looked onto the small courtyard - many thanks to previous TripAdvisor tips). Toilet and bathroom separated. Fridge with enough room for our own food. Lots of TV channels... More

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Propriétaire at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Many thanks for having taken the time to post your comment on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. Hotel AlaGare’s bathrooms have recently been renovated as well as our breakfast room and reception – lobby. Your comments will be forwarded to our technicians so that defects can be corrected. While hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you... More

Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I am quite forgetful, and so I was very thankful that I could leave my keys at reception as it was open 24/7. However, my room was quite compact and I couldn't manage to find the switch for the lights in the bathroom, and so I used the mirror lights. Very conveniently located, just a couple of minutes walk to... More

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Biel, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

I have been for several nights in this hotel. My employer pays for it. I know different rooms. They vary very much. Some are quite spacious some very small. Sometimes you can not even stand at three sides of the bed. Some have 90cm beds. The largest i've seen was a 140cm i would say. The rooms are always clean.... More

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Pisa, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The hotel room was nice at a very good price. The bed was very comfortable; I had a very good sleeping! .... and being within easy walking distance of both the tram line & the train station the hotel seemed to be quite good.

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Chalon-sur-Saone, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed here for two nights over the holiday season. The hotel room was surprisingly nice for its price point (in Switzerland), and the room appeared to have been remodeled within the last few years. Unfortunately, the window overlooked the seedy back-ally and faced the train station, so there was some noise and we kept the shades drawn throughout our stay.... More

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Three star is definitely overestimating the quality of this hotel. My colleague booked a two (separated) beds room and they placed us just under the rooftop facing directly the main train station in Lausanne. The distance between the rail tracks and our window was less than 20 meters, and the sound isolation was just absent. Incredibly small room for two... More

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Paris, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Expensive, noisy (located just under the railway station) and the welcome is terrible. No check in before 2 pm, no smile, no help, no breakfast before 6:30 (even close to a train station). Cheap furniture and decoration. Really disappointing. Shame on those people who think that costumers will alwas come anyway... so we don't care.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Small hostel with renovated rooms. Sold as traditional in Switzerland, but there is nothing charming to it, just a decent place with the basics to spend the night. Poor service (the canceled my reservation by their own mistake and didn't even apologize!, also they forgot to mention that I had a card for free public transportation and did not give... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is the WORST HOTEL i stayed in my life ever. Irresponsible staffs and poor service. We were so disappointed for the service provided and not worth for the money we paid. Luckily we stayed just one night. At least the room were average to stay not so poor. I DON'T KNOW HOW ITS EVEN RUNNING AS A HOTEL IN... More

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Address: Rue du Simplon 14, Lausanne CH-1006, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel AlaGare 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Minotel Alagare Hotel Lausanne
Minotel Hotel Alagare
Minotel Lausanne
Lausanne Minotel

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Located in the heart of Lausanne, near the train station, Hotel AlaGare offers both a traditional environment and modern equipment, with 45 recently renovated single and double rooms. The friendly atmosphere of this 3*** hotel and its very competitive pricing, make the Hotel AlaGare one of the most appreciated hospitality destinations of the Lausanne region. ... more   less 
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