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Hotel de la Paix
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Av Benjamin-Constant, Lausanne CH-1003, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #9 of 40 Hotels in Lausanne
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Cosy Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Stayed here in November 2012 for a few days. Our room was so spacious with panoramic views. The rooms were of art deco style with high ceilings and great big windows many of which opened out onto a balcony. The bathroom was long with separate bath and shower facility. The flat screen TV had numberous channels in many languages so we didn't struggle to find something to watch in our language. The bar behind reception was small but cosy and served both drinks and food. The breakfast was small but adequate and mainly consisted of cold foods as only 4 hot choices. No leisure facilities in the hotel.
The hotel is surrounded by shops and restaurants from top end retailers like Louis Vuitton to lower end like McDonalds fast food resturant. The hotel provides a pass free of charge to use the Trams and buses which is needed as the hotel is based on a hill. Lake Geneva and the train station to get to Geneva itself is within walking distance although easy when going down hill and not recommended when trying to come back up so use the free pass.

Room Tip: Ask for a high corner room to experience the great panoramic views
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sankt Moritz-Dorf, Graubunden, Switzerland
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Nice hotel in city center with panoramic wiev. It's in old Swiss style building hotel with its own Swiss feelings. We recommend rooms with Lake Geneva side wiev.
Rooms are comfortable with all main things (Internet, minibar, tv, bath and etc) which we need for business traveling.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Hotel with great location, friendly staff and wonderful beds. Although facing a quite busy street the windows are soundproof. It's nice and quite. I like everything about it. I highly recommend it and go there myself every time I'm in Lausanne.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with view over the lake.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Stayed here last weekend, the hotel is situated in the old town, high up on the hill in Lausanne (a couple of streets above the train station (get a cab rather than lug your case around - even if you got the metro it is still a 5 minute walk and cab would only be 5 minutes at most to get you to the front door).

You are surrounded by luxury shops and swanky restaurants, close to the cathedral and a wide choice of metro shops to take you down to the river front at Ouchy (and absolute must visit!)

Hotel itself is very grand on the roadside and overlooks a gardens and the river, staff are very friendly and the reception hall is open and impressive. The rooms are huge with comfy beds; fantastic powerful rain showers and a widescreen TV. Our room even had a balcony for sitting on to overlook the lake.

A couple of negative points; firstly, despite the shower being brilliant the bathroom was a bit dated, nothing you couldn't live with but I have seen better at this price point. Also be careful, whilst the breakfast is nice the choice is quite limited!

Anyway, make sure you get a good deal, especially at the weekends when the town is quieter, we managed to get a room for £115 a night (for 2 people with breakfast) in a late reduced deal on booking.com

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed three nights at Hotel de la Paix in Lausanne. Everything was exquisite!! We got a room on the 6th floor facing Lac Leman (upgrade!) It was beautiful... and the bed was sooo comfortable. Gorgeous bathroom... Large balcony with table and 2 chairs; bring your baguette, cheese and wine! Well worth asking for those rooms. The breakfast was very good; it was included in the room price. I would suggest to take a taxi from the train station, and then you have a free pass for the buses to go downtown. We actually walked down and took a bus to come back.

Listen to this... When we left, we forgot our Ipad in our room, and the hotel contacted us by email right away. By then, we were back in Canada. They offered to send it by special courier and they made us feel it was not a problem at all. The staff was very friendly and went beyond our expectations. We would gladly return to this hotel.

Room Tip: - Ask for room facing the lake on upper floor: gorgeous view of Alps, and France on the other side...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

I stayed for 5 nights on business. The hotel is located in the old part of the city, one metro station from the main station. I got the room with a big terrace and a wonderful view of the lake. Hotel stuff is very polite, friendly and professional. Breakfast is tasty (buffet form), with a nice choice of food.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We were in Lausanne for a few days and chose this hotel on the reviews in tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. We were very lucky, judging from some reports, in that we were given a splendid room with a view of the lake even though we paid bottom dollar. The service was friendly and efficient and the breakfast excellent. The only quibble I would have is that on the hotel's own website it is described as " à quelques pas de la gare de Lausanne" (situated a few steps from Lausanne Station). That is really just not true. It is 800 metres from the station at least and up a serious gradient. All round, however, a very good choice and worth a visit if in Lausanne. All hotels there provide visitors with a travel pass for local public transport which allows free travel over a reasonable area including the delightful Ouchy district at the lakeside which evokes memories of the famed Croisette in Cannes. That is reached in minutes by Metro - free of course.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5 Av Benjamin-Constant, Lausanne CH-1003, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
#9 Business Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel de la Paix 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional Downtown Hotel in impressive seven-story, old-world building. ... more   less 
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