We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Hotel Alpha-Palmiers

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Hotel Alpha-Palmiers
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

576 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 316: English reviews
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
177 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night whilst on a rail tour of Switzerland. It is only a couple of minutes from the main railway station but is up a really steep hill. This meant that the less mobile in our group needed to take a taxi although to most the climb wasn't a problem. It is also close to the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dave H
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel was everything we could wish for, including luxurious. Close to the train station (uphill climb although a very short distance is a killer with luggage!) Staff were incredibly helpful especially Jersa (front desk) and Claire (cafe/restaurant), food was wonderful and the layout of the hotel around the central atrium inspired. Room was huge (38 sq m) despite there... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jennypea007
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and quiet hotel, a cozy bar and an exotic restaurant. Rooms are relatively larger compared to a regular swiss hotel. Free usage of steam bath and sauna. Good for short stays Selected the hotel due to the location. Just opposite the major train station of Lausanne. Connections to anywhere in Switzerland. Walking distance to Lausanne Ouchy (port) on the... More 

Helpful?
Thank SabilKhateeb
Level Contributor
50 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We switched to this hotel at the last minute because it is so close to the main train station in Lausanne. We realized we had an early train and it was way more convenient than our other hotel. Note it is about a 3 minute walk up a pretty steep hill to hotel To check in and about 2 minutes... More 

Helpful?
Thank Charlie P
Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is not easy to find by car, and if you have to hoof it up a somewhat steep cobblestone street. With luggage, it wasn't a small feat, but doable. That said, it's very conveniently located to the Lausanne train station. If you are are planning to stay in the Lausanne area for a while, I would also recommend... More 

Helpful?
Thank effieshu
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The design of the hotel is definitely interesting especially seeing the location in an older and classical neighborhood. Big disappointment about the parking...which is on the hotel premises but you have to pay extra (and quite a lot). The hotel was not that easy to find. The room was nice but the idea of the bathroom that is almost in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Astrid B
Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I checked in this hotel and i was thinking to find everything perefct comparing to amount paid for this hotel buttttt I checked in un cleaned room i called the house keeping beside my room and ask her why my room no toilet paper she said sorry!!! Why my room not clean she said sorry!!! the next day i told... More 

Helpful?
Thank margeret a

Travelers are raving about these Lausanne hotels

fort worth, United States
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The Alpha Palmiers is located almost directly across the street from the Lausanne Train Station and adjacent to the Metro, so it is very convenient. You can walk to the train or Metro station in less than 5 mins. There's also a good variety of restaurants available. The hotel is located perhaps 100 meters above the main street on which... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gerald C
Evansville, Indiana
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

After staying in historic, old but wonderful hotels and gasthofs in Europe, we truly enjoyed the very modern Alpha Palmiers. Located within minutes from the train station, it was easy to find and access, even though it was a vigorous uphill slant. The room was spacious and beautiful and quite unique. The bathroom with shower was even spacious. In the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marcia M
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I've stayed here on many business trips. Location is central - right next to the main train station and on the metro, breakfast satisfactory, rooms spacious and comfortable but rather basic. Can get noisy if your room fronts onto the street. Gym is small with limited equipment and no air conditioning.

Helpful?
Thank Nicandmil
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

249 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (237)
Viewed
Room/Suite (62)
Viewed
Bathroom (26)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (24)
Viewed
View from Room (16)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Other (92)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (12)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Lausanne hotels
0.2 mi away
Agora Swiss Night
Agora Swiss Night
#4 of 46 in Lausanne
4.0 of 5 stars 475 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hotel Continental Lausanne
Hotel Continental Lausanne
#13 of 46 in Lausanne
4.0 of 5 stars 422 reviews
0.8 mi away
Movenpick Hotel Lausanne
Movenpick Hotel Lausanne
#7 of 46 in Lausanne
4.0 of 5 stars 913 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
ibis Lausanne Centre
ibis Lausanne Centre
#8 of 46 in Lausanne
4.0 of 5 stars 1,015 reviews
0.2 mi away
Hotel Des Voyageurs
Hotel Des Voyageurs
#5 of 46 in Lausanne
4.5 of 5 stars 83 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel de la Paix
Hotel de la Paix
#12 of 46 in Lausanne
4.0 of 5 stars 269 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Modern Hotel with interior gardens, restaurant serving regional cuisine; set in the center of the city with views of the lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Alpha-Palmiers

Address: rue du Petit-Chene 34, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range: $138 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Alpha-Palmiers 4*
Number of rooms: 215
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire, Odigeo, HotelTravel.com, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Alpha-Palmiers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Alpha Palmiers
Alpha Palmiers Hotel Lausanne
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay