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Crystal Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Rue Chaucrau, Lausanne CH-1003, Switzerland
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Ranked #28 of 40 hotels in Lausanne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Woking, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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

Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We stayed here in July 2013 for 2 nights with our two kids. Though room was just okay but great breakfast and very helpful staff who made our stay very comfortable. It was a little hot so they gave us two fans and one evening even opened up their breakfast area terrace with access to kitchen just for us to... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Lausanne seems priced for millionaires. This hotel is plain but everything either works well or is fixed promptly. It helps to approach the staff without arrogance. Breakfast on the outdoor terrace is wonderful. Bread is fabulous, but the coffee ...? Really good coffee is hard to find here. Even the Starbucks doesn't hold up. Lovely oranges with a big juicer... More

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Porto, Portugal
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I recently stayed at the Hotel Crystal in Lausanne for 2 nights during a business trip. The hotel is very basic and the design is a bit oldish; rooms are very basic, but clean. The quality of sleep is OK, they could invest in better duves and pillows though. The best of all is the buffet breakfast, great choice and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I stayed here 11 night in August 2012 with a friend during a bicycle trip from London to Italy. The staff was helpful, located in the heart of Lausanne, large rooms with well equipped bathrooms. One of the best buffet breakfast I had in a hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012 via mobile

Loved our trip there... Very helpful and nice staff. Breakfast is very big, lots of different breads, cereals, orange juice... What a difference from many hotels we have been in the past that offer small, basic breakfast with stale Danish pastries... We had no issue with the rooms. Yes it was a little small and it has a retro look... More

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Additional Information about Crystal Hotel

Also Known As:
Minotel Lausanne
Lausanne Minotel
Address: 5 Rue Chaucrau, Lausanne CH-1003, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Vaud > Lausanne
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 40 hotels in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Crystal Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a quiet pedestrian street, we offer you a warm welcome, a high quality equipment for your comfort and we serve a hearty Swiss buffet breakfast.Hotel Crystal Lausanne is within walking distance of the Palais de Beaulieu (congress center, exhibitions, etc.) - close to private clinics and the University Hospital (CHUV). ... more   less 
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