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“Good for the price” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel du Boulevard
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Blvd de Grancy 51, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #26 of 40 hotels in Lausanne
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“Good for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

This hotel was good taking into account the high prices of hotel stays in Switzerland. The room was comfy, the internet worked and there was a range of TV channels and a decent bathroom.
The view was pretty and the location is fantastic..just down the hill from the train station.
There was no breakfast, except for complimentary croissants at the front door and a cafe across the road for coffee. It was quite strange having no receptionist or reception area..you phone the manager to check in. That was a bit of a downer as it's always nice to be welcomed when you arrive and to be able to ask advice about directions etc. all in all though, I give it an 'average' for hotels around the world and a 'very good' considering Swiss prices, as it was fairly reasonably priced. (small add: it would be great if Trip Advisor had a 'good' option rather than just 'average' and 'very good'.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

I'm use to staying in hotels and having human contact face to face. Here in this hotel we were outside in the rain ringing a doorbell for quiet a long time before someone answered on an inter com. Only to be asked our names and we were let in.

Inside is just an entrance foyer and stairs. We were told by the person who spoke on the intercom to wait in the reception but there is none. Only mail boxes and 2 phones. When the phone rings we were to answer and that is an off site reception. But you can't tell which phone is ringing. I see other guests who just arrived and they also answered the wrong phone. It was almost comical. No human touch. A little too much impersonal for me.

Each time we arrive to our room, it is cleaned but we never saw any hotel staff

In the morning there is a bread basket of croissants and that is the complimentary breakfast. But you have to be alert to see these because it is a bit obscured on the right side of the exit door and quickly disappeared. Of the 3 days we only saw croissants on our last day of stay because we left early.

The kitchen-like closet to me is ingenious! The bed should be thrown away and replaced. Same goes with the carpet. No air conditioner so we were lucky it was cool nights. The brochure sure was different from the real thing.

It was very difficult to locate this hotel and no parking for guests. If you arrived with a car after 6 pm the existing parking is gone and we ended up 4 blocks away from the hotel because there are also the locals who need to park. I didn't really enjoy this stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

location is awesome and very close to the main train statation, it takes 5 minutes to go to the hotel from station by walk. Tiny and very clean room but a little bit noisy because of the flush :) You can hear who complete their job in the rest room :) because of the water pipe :)
But whatever happens it highly recommend this hotel. By the way it's good experience that there is no reception exists, you are communicate a guy via telephone, it is like in the movies (etc.The Game)

Room Tip: don't choose number 104 if you don't want to hear anything happens in the rest room :)
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  • Stayed April 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

This hotel was hard to find, had no secure storage, rude staff who were not on site. The rooms was small and pokey - the bathroom door didn't shut. There was a water pipe in the room so you could hear when the people in the room above flushed their toilet.

Breakfast wasn't inlcuded but it was mentioned on the receipt.

Completely over priced and close to many other hotels

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

This place was hard to find with our GPS and we wandered for a while before asking some locals for help. The hotel has a telephone check-in process, which actually worked better than I thought it would - after hearing about it from other reviewers. The room was big, two rooms really, with an adequate bathroom, very clean, and overlooking a pleasant street with several cafes nearby. Loved the neighborhood and is close to the Lausanne gare (train station). Parking at or near the hotel, however, is almost impossible. I understand there is decent parking near the gare, 2-3 blocks away. I would definitely consider staying here again because it was clean and comfortable. And I would probably park at the gare next time too.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Stayed here with my daughter for four days. Good location close the the train station. The wifi was a bit spotty, but it did work.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

My partner & I spent 4 nights in the Hotel du Boulevard, it's in a great spot, close to the tube & railway stations. The "virtual" registration that takes place on the doorstep is fraught with issues, standing in the rain being told by the lady (however nice she was) she couldn't find your booking & then for her to forget you're stood there waiting in the rain wasn't an auspiscious start to our stay. Once we made it to the room, the beds were comfortable, the breakfast served in the patisserie across the road was great & typically swiss, We have little else positive to say. The carpet was mingin and the bathroom, although clean was dingey. The kitchenette was laughable & I wouldn't recommend preparing any food there. Inspite of it being a no smoking room, there was loose tabacco in the bedside cabinet. The WiFi wasn't working all the time we were there, reception told us they were waiting for a "part" but talking to other guests, this doesn't appear to be a new problem. We had come from Zurich & stayed in a vastly superior hotel for the same price, so this amplified our disappointment with the hotel.
This hotel is fine if you want to be close to public transport otherwise but there are other hotels around the station area that represent better value for money.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Also Known As:
Du Boulevard Hotel
Du Boulevard Lausanne
Address: Blvd de Grancy 51, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 40 hotels in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel du Boulevard 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated in 2006 and refurnished in 2011, this hotel has an off site Reception desk, available 24h/24 and 7 days a week. Most of its 21 rooms and suites are equipped with a kitchenette and a sitting room, particularly adapted to long stay clients. ... more   less 
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