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“Sunny side of the lake” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel La Barcarolle
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Route De Promenthoux, Prangins, Nyon District 1197, Switzerland   |  
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“Sunny side of the lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This hotel is situated directly on the lake just outside Nyon. Despite this location and an outdoor pool, it is predominantly a business hotel.
Rooms are generous, with separate shower and bathtub, Bogner-branded amenities, ample storage room in the wardrobe with a sufficient number of shirt/coat hangers, free wifi. The decor is a little dated, but immaculately maintained, as is so often the case in Swiss hotels.
Parking is free, the staff friendly, competent and multi-lingual.
Breakfast (usually included in the rate) was okay, but not special, a little bit short on healthy options. Dinner at the restaurant was very good, and very speedily served.
On warm days, meals can be had on the lovely terrace looking down towards the lake.

Room Tip: All rooms are facing the grounds towards the lake. Upper floors may have a better view over the tree...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laure-Edith, Directeur général at Hotel La Barcarolle, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
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Cher Client,

Merci pour votre avis très apprécié car nous sommes très à l'écoute de notre clientèle. Les commentaires nous aident à contrôler nos prestations en permanence et à les améliorer.
Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez passé un bon séjour et espérons avoir le plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau lors d'un de vos prochains séjours.
Avec considération
Michèle L. E. Liechti
Directrice
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The hotel is charming, the staff are lovely, dinner was excellent and the view was spectacular!!!

As it was just before Christmas the lobby was decorated beautifully, the fireplace lit, Christmas cookies on a tray!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laure-Edith, Directeur général at Hotel La Barcarolle, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
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Madame, Monsieur,

Merci pour vos commentaires positifs, ils sont très précieux et nous aident à maintenir la qualité de nos prestations à l'égard de notre clientèle.
Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau très prochainement. Avec notre parfaite considération.
HOTEL LA BARCAROLLE
Michèle L. E. Liechti
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Strongsville, Ohio
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

From the moment that you walk into the lobby, you feel at home. The fire is warm and inviting, the sofas comfortable, and the pianist is playing soothing music. Then you enter your room and it is so wonderfully decorated and well lit, that you just begin to relax. The topper is that the bar and restaurant is just as inviting, so you have the full package here.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Laure-Edith, Directeur général at Hotel La Barcarolle, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
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Merci beaucoup pour vos précieux commentaires ainsi que pour la note généreuse que vous nous avez accordée.
nous sommes ravis que votre séjour ait répondu à vos attentes.
Nous vous souhaitons d'excellentes fêtes de fin d'année et nous réjouissons de vous accueillir à nouveau très prochainement.

Michèle L. E. Liechti
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed at this hotel twice now for business and very much liked the facility. Clean, spacious, comfortable. Both times however I was amazed at the lack of service from a privately owned establishment. On my first stay, I was alone, and decided to eat dinner in the hotel on the lovely patio. There was only one other customer in the place a couple from France who were on vacation in Geneva and made the trip out for dinner on a recommendation. Neither of us could get any service, and I ended up eating only my salad and giving up on my entree after nearly an hour.

On the second stay we were a group of 8, and after a long day of meetings decided to eat in the hotel. We were asked to wait for 30 minutes while the tables were set, and upon being seated we were chided by the maître de for failing to make a reservation, and we're informed we were very lucky there was a table for us. This would have been understandable but for the fact we were the only people in the restaurant.

I really like the hotel, and hope that consideration is given to these comments.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Laure-Edith, Directeur général at Hotel La Barcarolle, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
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Madame, Monsieur,

Merci pour vos commentaires datés de l'automne dernier. Nous sommes heureux d'avoir contribué au bon déroulement de votre séjour à la Barcarolle.
Nous espérons avoir le plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau très prochainement.
Avec considération.

HOTEL LA BARCAROLLE

Michèle L. E. Liechti
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Small cozy hotel by Geneva lake. Very convenient for business travelers- commuting to Nyon office (10 min). The rooms are modern, service is v good, staff is welcoming. It does not have a fitness center but there is an outdoor swimming pool of decent size. I wanted to use a swimming pool in the morning and the staff opened it for me. It was warm but not very clean due to heavy rains recently however the stuff did apologise for that. The true highlight is a little beach by the lake where you can enjoy sunshine and the lake/mountain view whle sippling something nice on a sunbed.
Unfortunately, dinner at the restaurant was a disappointment. We were recommended to take a special set menu. The aperitif was delicious but then it all went downhill...a starter was strange: scrambled eggs with bits of smoked salmon a-la breakfast , and the main with grilled mix of sausages /meat with chips was rather standard. The next morning the breakfast had a selection of scrambled eggs, smoked salmon , sausages... it was difficult not to make a connection. Maybe if I opted for the mains from a- la karta I could have avoided disappointment.
In all a nice place to stay but be aware of food choices..and soiled table clothes.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Laure-Edith, Directeur général at Hotel La Barcarolle, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
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Merci pour vos précieux commentaires relatifs à votre séjour. Ils ont retenu notre meilleure attention. ils nous aident à être attentifs aux besoins de notre clientèle. Avec considération.

HOTEL LA BARCAROLLE

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I have stay here once a week for the past three weeks for business as my head office is in Nyon. It is much better than any of the other hotels I have stayed in locally with a great location and wonderful views over the lake. The receptionists are freindly, the service is good and the hotel is very clean. The rooms are large, have nice bathroons, comfy beds and free wi-fi. the breakfast is good and the restauarant was very pleasant. Overall no complaints and this will become my regular hotel for my business trips to head office.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laure-Edith, Directeur général at Hotel La Barcarolle, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
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Cher Monsieur,

Merci pour vos commentaires positifs à l'égard de notre Etablissement. Nous y sommes très sensibles, ils nous aident à connaître si nous sommes dans la bonne direction quant à nos prestations envers notre clientèle.
Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez choisi la Barcarolle pour vos séjours lors de vos visites professionnelles dans notre région et nous réjouissons de vous accueillir à nouveau très prochainement.
Avec considération.
HOTEL LA BARCAROLLE - Michèle L. E. Liechti - Directrice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is my first time at this hotel. I usually stay at the next town over (Nyon). this was a very pleasant surprise. the rooms were nice, big and clean; the hotel was quiet. breakfast is not stellar, but very nice nonetheless. there's a nice bar, fireplace and pianist. free wi-fi (!)...
it's really nice

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Laure-Edith, Directeur général at Hotel La Barcarolle, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Sir,

Thank you very much indeed for your comments which are of great help to maintain and improve our services. We are pleaded to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon in our hotel.
Have a great day. kindest regards.

Michèle L. E. Liechti
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Additional Information about Hotel La Barcarolle

Address: Route De Promenthoux, Prangins, Nyon District 1197, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Vaud > Nyon District > Prangins
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Prangins
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel La Barcarolle 4.5*
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