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Crystal Hotel

3.0 of 5
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5 Rue Chaucrau, Lausanne CH-1003, Switzerland
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Ranked #34 of 48 Hotels in Lausanne
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After going out on the balcony of my room 69 I really felt sorry to stay here only one night. Try to get a room on the top floor and enjoy a beer quietly out here instead of spending 10€ per in a bar. Breakfast was very nice, really good quality food. Entrance was quick, knowledgeable and nice. Only drawback:... More 

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had an inside room with view of a wall, but otherwise perfectly clean and comfortable. The somewhat gloomy view from the room was compensated by the excellent breakfast room with outside terrace, which are on the top floor and have great views over the historic center and towards the lake and mountains. The breakfast was also of high quality... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

To begin with, every human has some period in his life when one has to stay somewhere while looking for new lodgement and, well, I had this period of 2 weeks long, which I have spent in Crystal and it was most likely the best hotel experience in this hotel categories that I have ever had! Clean and very nice... More 

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Milano
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have been here on a work trip to Lausanne. I come here every week but this was the first time I slept in this hotel. The hotel is right in the central and near the cathedral which is good if you wanna go around and visit the city. It is also pretty much cheap compared to the rest of... More 

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nehiker
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a fairly outdated hotel, which is kept up very nicely. The staff are very nice and try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Most speak fluent, or at least very good, English; others try their best to communicate with non-French speakers.The breakfast is excellent. There is coffee/tea in the breakfast room on the 5th floor which... More 

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The Woods
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed one night in this somewhat dated Hotel but found it to be well kept with clean rooms and very good service. The rooms are small but comfortable, the breakfast is good and the views from the terrace amazing. The free public transport pass was a welcome surprise.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Excellent location. Older hotel but kept in very good condition. Amazing breakfast with good selection of Swiss cheeses. Breakfast room has an amazing terrace with breathtaking views of Lausanne and the Alps.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

An average hotel. The hotel is what I would expect especially seeing the pictures on the website. Breakfast was good but the view was stunning looking down towards the city and other attraction. The location of the hotel is eithin easily accessible by other attractions.

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Rochester, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The hotel is (extremely) dated and somewhat loud. The rooms are very, very basic and not really cheap (although Lausanne is very expensive) it is what it is I guess. The location is really great. Right by the old town and a stone's throw from the metro. You really can't beat the location. The staff was very nice and helpful.... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed in the suite which was perfect. After 12 hours of traveling the comfortable and quiet room was a godsend. The room has a very large balcony with incredible views of Lausanne and the cathedral. The hotel offers a big albeit typical European breakfast (croissant, boiled egg, etc). The woman at the front desk was very friendly and helpful.....and... More 

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