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“A comfortable stay” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Regina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18, Rue Grand Saint Jean, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #18 of 48 Hotels in Lausanne
Racine, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A comfortable stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The best thing about our stay was the staff. They were very friendly and welcoming to my husband and I. We were weary from traveling to get to Lausanne and their warm welcome was a nice surprise. This friendliness, and their excellent English, was even more appreciated after a couple of less-than-welcoming experiences in the area with French-only restaurants.

Our room was dated - blue carpeting, slightly worn furniture - but it was comfortable enough. The elevator/lift was very tiny - so small, in fact, that we had to carefully maneuver ourselves, along with our medium-sized luggage, in.

The hotel is in a great location - short walk to the train and surrounded by shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
South Kent, Connecticut
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66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The neighborhood can be a little off-putting, especially at night, but the hotel is quite comfortable. Our room had a view of the Cathedral and was quite roomy. Breakfast is good, with the best coffee that we had in Switzerland. The manager's english is very good, and he's quite helpful if you need any tourist information. All in all, the hotel was a good value, and was convenient to transportation.

  • 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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Hillsborough, NC
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in early September. The staff was extremely helpful and, thankfully, spoke English as my French is very bad. The hotel is in a great location in the old town. It is an easy walk to restaurants, shopping and the metro. If you are there during a farmers market, it is literally a block away and the food is amazing. The owner, Micheal, gave great information on how to get around, what to see, how to get to the metro, etc. This was our first stop on a 2 week trip and it started out great. Internet access was available in the room. The breakfast was ok. I thought the beds were really comfortable, my husband thought they were a bit too firm.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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57 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This hotel is perfectly located in the old town and close to the metro station, which is good if you need to go to the EPFL (like I did). The furniture in my room was a little old, but the bed was confortable and the bathroom recently remodeled. The wifi is included in the price of the room and so is breakfast (they have delicious croissants au beurre!). Staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beaverton, Oregon
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Drab, dark, stained carpet and cramped. Very noisy. Not sure what a 2 star hotel would be like if this is a 3 star. Breakfast was just ok. No fresh fruit. What's up with that. Was going to ask when the last time they changed the sweat sock that the coffee was being filtered through, but that would have been rude. (I am a bit of a coffee snob, so take that last comment with a grain of salt).

Staff were all competent and very nice (the only thing that made me not give this a one "Dot" rating). The city of Lausanne was kind of a shock to the system after being in the alps. In fact, the city and the hotel can be described using the same works... Drab, dark, stained and cramped.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Frisco, Texas
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights the third week of June. The hotel is located in old-town which is within walking distance to the train station, metro, shops and restaurants. The only thing we disliked was the street the Regina is on is a very steep pedestrian street and therefore a tiring walk uphill each time you returned. The room was clean and comfortable with adequate storage. There was a hair dryer available and enough outlets to charge cameras, i pad, phones etc. We made good use of the ceiling fan. I don't believe the open window and the ceiling fan would be sufficient to cool the room passed the month of June. The hotel tax paid for a city transportation pass. The breakfast was good and plentiful. The assortment of delicious breads was wonderful. We took advantage of the free internet access and Wi-Fi. Most of the staff spoke English and went out of their way to be helpful. Michael ,the owner, spoke very good English, was charming, and very helpful with directions and suggestions. The service and staff are the reason we would stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Dark, drab rooms with yard sale quality furnishings; the only perk is a small but clean bathroom with shower. You won't rest well here because of a loud hum from the electric transformer outside your window and noise from people on the street. Can't believe Rick Steves would give this place a good review and describe it as "comfy". This "fixer-upper" needs lots of fixing!

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Address: 18, Rue Grand Saint Jean, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 48 Hotels in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Regina 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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