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“Good value, location has pros and cons” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel du Port
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Place du Port 5, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #15 of 48 Hotels in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Houston, Texas
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“Good value, location has pros and cons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This hotel is on the lake and competitively priced. This location however has it's pros and cons. The cons first...since the lake is one of the main attractions in the area, the road on which the hotel is located can be extremely busy, especially on the weekends. Also the hotel is in a busy area which can be noisy. The pros...it's on the lake! When we made our reservation there were no lake view rooms available, but when we arrived we asked if any had become available and fortunately there was and we were able to enjoy a great view. The hotel is very close to the metro (Lausanne is a good sized city) and also to other amenities. The breakfast was quite good. Also, the service at this hotel was very good, both at the front desk and restaurant. If you're staying in Lausanne I definitely recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We spent one night in Lausanne and wished we would have stayed longer. Our room was spacious and clean with a very nice bathroom. Our room overlooked Lake Geneva and the promenade. What a great location! It was an easy walk from the railroad station to the metro and then to the hotel. The staff was friendly and very helpful. This hotel was right on the promenade and lake, so it was convenient for a pleasant walk and view of the water and mountains.

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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The location is perfect. Close to the metro and lake. Close to an abundance of restaurants and shops. Stayed is a front-side room with a view of the lake. That being said the hotel itself is average at best. No air conditioning and poor knowledge at the front desk to start with. The young man at the front desk told us since it was a bank holiday the bike rental store would not be open. Fortunately, we went up the hill to the city center and found it open. He told us that all dinner cruises on lake Geneva were not available until June 22. Not true. We took a great dinner cruise out of Geneva. We ask for ice to cool down a bottle of wine in our room. We were given a cup of ice. When we ask for more the lady ask if this be one or two days worth. Food in the restaurant was average.The area is very expensive so it you just want a perfect location with average accommodations at a reasonable price the Hotel Du Port will work.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Nagano, Japan
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hotel had a renovation recently, so the rooms are nice and clean.
Back side rooms are nicer. Years ago, I have stayed in this hotel in a front-side room and it was not so nice.
This time, had a back-side room, very nice.
Breakfast is basic, but very good.
Location is great, just by the water and 2-3 minutes walk from the metro station.
Internet was a bit slow.
Overall, it was a good hotel to stay, would go back again.

Room Tip: The back rooms are better, but the front rooms has better view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The location of the Hotel du Port is absolutely ideal. Close to the lake and promenades, a short walk from the Metro and buses, and lots of restaurants nearby.
From the moment we walked into the hotel we felt comfortable and 'at home'. Our reception was warm, efficient and very informative and helpful.
We had chosen not to pay extra for a lake view, and were happy to find our second floor room at the rear of the hotel was light, airy, well equipped, and spotlessly clean.
We stayed for five nights, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Breakfasts were excellent with a good choice of fruit and fruit juices, breads, meats and cheeses, cereals, and jams - an excellent buffet.
Throughout our stay, every member of staff we encountered was efficient, polite and helpful, and our room cleaned and serviced to a very high standard.
All in all, a really pleasant and enjoyable visit. It was our first, but will most certainly not be the last. We look forward to the next time!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Shanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I was visiting a friend in Lausanne and instead of catching the train back to Italy after dinner, decided to stay in a local hotel for the night. My trip apparently coincided with the Geneva Motor Show, so hotels in Lausanne were charging around 400CHF per night which is about €340 or US$500 - for a normal hotel room. I know Switzerland is expensive but that was ridiculous. So I was very relieved to find the Hotel du Port for 170CHF per night. When I checked in, I found my room to be small but clean and comfortable, likewise the bathroom, the wifi worked and the front desk staff were very good. Not only is it very reasonably priced by Swiss standards, it's in a great location two minutes from the metro and the hotel will provide you with a free pass that works on buses and trams as well. The hotel faces the lake and must be very pleasant in summer, but it was still too cold to spend much time outdoors while I was there. The Olympic Museum is a fifteen minute walk and there are plenty of other museums nearby. The hotel claims three stars but the service level is at least a four !

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Hotel Du Port was a good choice for us. Location is very near the metro station and had fantastic views of the lake and the mountains. It's a quaint hotel with small rooms. Breakfast was good and wifi signal was strong in all areas of the hotel. The elevator was small just like most European hotels. Hotel gave us free passes on the metro and bus. I would recommend this hotel to friends and relatives.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Place du Port 5, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #15 of 48 Hotels in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel du Port 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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