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Crystal Hotel

3.0 of 5
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5 Rue Chaucrau, Lausanne CH-1003, Switzerland
Crystal Hotel
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Ranked #29 of 48 Hotels in Lausanne
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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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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This is a fairly outdated hotel, which is kept up very nicely.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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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

I was just staying for 1 night in the hotel because of I had a job in Lausanne. Location is perfectly great, in the heart of Lausanne's old town. The hotel itself offers nothing special. Very decadence. And feels like going back with time travel to 1970's. it could've been fun tho, but it was not. Luckily the staff were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We were shocked at how appallingly bad this hotel was, we only stayed 1 night but the children had to sleep on a warn out sofa because there were dangerous cables hanging out of the walls by the bunk beds making it unsafe! The carpets were badly stained and the hotel and room smelt strongly of urine!! This was Switzerland,... More 

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Pierre-Yves F, Propriétaire at Crystal Hotel, responded to this review

We are aware it is nearly impossible for everything to always be perfect in a hotel, and we understand that everyone is entitled to her or his opinion and comments. However we would like to reassure future potential guests and let them know our hotel does in fact have hot and cold water, we do have electricity, we also have... More 

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