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“Exceptional architect” 4 of 5 stars
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Le Chateau d'Ouchy
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Place du Port 2, Lausanne 1000, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 48 Hotels in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Luxembourg
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169 reviews 169 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Exceptional architect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The historical castle has been transformed into a hypermodern hotel, the architect really did a marvelous job. The castle is at the lakeside, offering stunning views. The rooms are perfect, with all modern comfort. Exceptional bathroom, with walk in shower.
On the downside, staff at the restaurant could be a bit friendlier (they walk around as if they would rather do something else than being a waiter). Beware also of the parking: it is quite small, and if it is full, you have to park in a public parking lot, at a short distance (even if you explicitly reserved a parking space beforehand).
There is also a small swimming pool, nice and refreshing. Swiss punctuality is not what it used to be though, as it was not open at 8 am, as indicated.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Drove up from Geneva to Lausanne which we used as a base for touring neigbouring Vevey, Montreux etc. Stayed with my wife and 8 month old baby at the Chateau d'Ouchy for 3 nights and we were not disappointed. We stayed in the Junior Suite, taking the package offer of "Stay 3 nights, pay for 2". The particular junior suite we stayed in had a separate bedroom, toilet/bathroom. The main room was very spacious, with a sitting area and wardrobe. The separate bedroom had a fantastic terrace overlooking the parking and part of lake Geneva - could have been better on the other side though! The hotel is an impressive building that stands out, located right next to the port in Ouchy by the lake.

Negatives: No tea and coffee making facilities in the suite! I found this very strange in such a classy hotel. Also, the hotel's parking space is small, but there is a couple of public car parking lots close by.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Have stayed at Chateau d'Ouchy for 3 nights when attending a training at IMD. Great value. location was superior, room was very spacious and comfy with high ceiling, though on the 1st floor just above the roof of the restaurant. This didn't bother at all, but large windows looked out to the lake - view was magnificent. Rooms on higher floors have reduce upper space due to mansard inclined walls. Front desk was very helpful. Restaurant was a great place to hand out in the evening.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Genève
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

I very often eat at "le chateau d'Ouchy" for dinner. The meals are always delightful and very raffinate. Enough to eat, and the choice is changing at each season. I couldn't advise on fish however it is one of the specialties, for I never taste it. But the rest is very good indeed, with very good advices on wine. The waitresses and waiters are perfect, smiling and available. The reputation of being very expansive is not that true compared to the other high level restaurants of Lausanne. Book a table in summer for the view on the lake is so nice that it is very easily overcrowded.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

This hotel is in an excellent location. I travel quite a bit and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The facilities are very clean. The rooms are quite nice with large showers and bathrooms. However, the beds could be more comfortable.

I am not sure that the hotel would be a good choice for young families but families with older children would be quite happy.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

very good location, facing the leman lake.
good vibes at the bar, good music and ambiance, helped by lots of students from IMD closeby.

Room Tip: ask for the room in the old tower or 5th level, even numbers
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

This is really an experience staying in an old castle like this it is very nice view on the lake but the windows are small , and because it is built as a castle so the rooms are limited designs
breakfast extra,parking as well so i see it's too much for such room 4 star hotel while it was low season

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Le Chateau d'Ouchy

Address: Place du Port 2, Lausanne 1000, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Chateau d'Ouchy 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chateau d'Ouchy and its medieval dungeon, has 50 rooms including 10 suites with a majestic panorama. The high-end comfort and quality service will charm you during your stay. Totally renovated, the originality of Ouchy will surprise you with its lounge atmosphere at the bar, with its Mediterranean restaurant, its pleasant terrace facing the lake, pool and relaxation area. ... more   less 
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