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Hotel Touring au Lac
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Place Numa-Droz 1, Neuchatel 2001, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Neuchatel
Dallas, Texas
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Will never go back to this hotel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Hotel claimed to have A/C and clean rooms, upon checkin we immediatley had to return to the front desk, our rooms were over a nightclub at one end and a fast food stand on the other, with no AC you had to keep the windows open. The staff would do nothing to help us with our reservation as we had prepaid. I travel often to this area for work and I will avoid this hotel at all costs.

Rooms had stains on teh walls, carpets, etc.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Good points: Positioning - just near the lake, with very nice view. Also, very clean and quieted.
Bad points: For a three stars hotel in Swiss and taking into consideration the price we paid for a room, I was expecting more, to be honest. We didn't have a refrigerator or minibar, quite unpleasant.
Overall, good in terms of condition but I would say it's a value for money choise.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zürich
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

We arrived late and ask for a room. The receptionist was very helpful and kind. He give as free of charge a park authorisation for our car. The room was Clean. Not so big but OK.
In the night I was not well and phone at the reception. A security Man organised me a doctor. The night was short but very good bed and the breakfast was well. Very good bread , Expresso machine and more.........
We will came back at this hotel next year!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2009

I was really worried about staying in this place after reading the reviews but it was the only free affordable room I could find in town for a short business trip.
I must say it wasn't THAT bad. Actually, it wasn't bad at all. The lobby it is not the prettiest one I've seen but decent. The room was really small but since I traveled alone with very little luggage it was ok. I got just a single bed with some walking space. A small bathroom with no bathtub (didn't need one anyways) and in general it was all clean and ok.
The decoration in general was not my favorite but at least it looked kinda new, not too grandma like as some hotels tend to do. (ok, maybe a little bit)
The breakfast buffet was basic but ok. Very good bread (but bread is always good in Switzerland) and cheese. Good espresso machine. Good assortment of cereals, jams, yogurt, etc. Not much fresh fruit but apples were fine.
The receptionist seemed to speak good French, perfect German, Swiss-german and English so no complains there. She was also polite.
I would say it is an ok place to stay when all you want is a decent bed and breakfast but no more than that.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CH
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2009

Is this real a hotel... first of all I called to confirm the booking, the person was really unfriendly. Then the hotel is old, the room was smelly and not very "fresh"... AND THE BEST the restaurant of the Hotel, I speak French ... people are suposed to speak French as this is the language in this part of Switzerland BUT it was terrible to communicate with the waiters... Unacceptable... then the food was not good at all, do not try the pizzas only positive things is the terrasse, but you can find other nice terrasses around were you will feel bette, same as for the hotels around

  • Liked — nothing really
  • Disliked — most of it
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Emilia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

the staff has been very rude. moreover the receptionist did not make any effort to clarify a misunderstanding with my parents (68 years old they are not French or English speaker)

A real nightmare

Stayed July 2008
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Emilia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

It has been a very sad experience. the receptionist has been very rude with my parents (they are almost seventy years old and they don't speak French neither good english). Moreover the staff threated them not as guest but more as refugees. My parents have been very sad, especially when the receptionist refused to give them some explanation about the reservation system (they were really unfair). It is a shame.

I wrote a very formal and polite complaining email to the property, where she replied next time I could find another hotel!

such a bad experience

If you are so brave to book a room I wish you good luck.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — the rest
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Hotel Touring au Lac

Address: Place Numa-Droz 1, Neuchatel 2001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Neuchatel > Neuchatel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Neuchatel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Touring au Lac 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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