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“Good location and nice room, but no fitness, spa or pool” 3 of 5 stars
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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 #11 of 48 Hotels in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dubai
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347 reviews 347 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
“Good location and nice room, but no fitness, spa or pool”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The "hôtel de la Paix" is a four stars hotel located in the centre of Lausanne. The good think is the location centralized. Service and welcome is warm, room are ok and prices reasonable. WIFI is free into the room and inside the hotel. In the Room, LCD TV (125 channels approx.with all the major international channels), tee and coffee available with hot water if needed. Toilet are clean and no negative points found for this part. Good hotel for business except that don't choose this one (explained below)

The area for improvement :
- Main improvements are the entertainment and amneties
- No fitness
- No indoor or outside pool
- No spa
- Breakfast choices are small (only egg, bacon and saucisse are items proposed hot), 3-4 choices of bread including croissant, some Yogurts, cheese, ham and cereals. That's all.
- Same point for in room dining (12 propostions at all with some sandwiches included).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Rating summary
  • 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This luxurious but affordable hotel is in THE best Lausanne location just off of Place St. Francois, close to shopping with a beautiful view over Lac Leman. Great overall. Superb breakfast buffet. Comfy beds.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake view
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amman, Jordan
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Good location
Excellent view , especially with balcon rooms
But
Non friendly staff on the front office especially on the night shift
Very poor breakfast
My room is too small
Lack of the health club or spa

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Make sure you get a view on the Lake.
The hotel is OK, good standard.
The breakfast is fantastic, excellent Swiss cheese selection, nice bread, nice ham's everything was delicious about it.
They serve good coffee at the buffet as well.

The service was friendly, un-pack your car in front of hotel before you go to the underground parking otherwise you will end up carrying your luggage on narrow stares.

We received complimentary bus tickets to travel around the city, that was very nice.
I will probably never stay in this hotel again but I honestly recommend it for 1 night :)

Room Tip: Make sure you get a Lake View The other side is just a view on another building very dark and sad...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 January 10, 2013

It is a very good hotel in the center of Lausanne, I stayed very short and the weather condition didn't allow to enjoy in panoramic view described by other reviewers. However, the hotel suited all of my needs: central city location with fast access to all points of my interest, good Internet access (included in the cost of room), clean, nicely decorated, etc. I am jealous of all reviewers who described spacious rooms, as it seems to be a case for double rooms. I took a single room which was very modest (but with a small balcony), actually I didn't need more for such short staying. The bathroom is also small. The breakfast is included in the room price, what is a such pleasant surprise, because in most Swiss hotels you will pay over 30 CHF for a very simple breakfast. The room cost is very convinient for such hotel in Switzerland. Other reviewers have already wrote that it's close to the train station but not so close to walk, basically you can take tram No 1 (3 stations) or metro (2 stations) to avoid steep streets. The staff is very kind, they even printed out my boarding pass without any cost for the service. There are excellent shops near the hotel and there is so much to visit in Lausanne or you can perform dayly excursions to other Swiss cities or even in France and Italy. If you are there just a simple visitor and don't look for spa treatments, this hotel is the best place to stay in Lausanne.

Room Tip: Choose a room with lake view
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about Hotel de la Paix

Address: 5 Av Benjamin-Constant, Lausanne CH-1003, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
#10 Business Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel de la Paix 4.5*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional Downtown Hotel in impressive seven-story, old-world building. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Hotel Lausanne
Best Western Lausanne
Lausanne Best Western

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