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ibis Lausanne Centre
Ranked #10 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

it's small and lovely hotel located near the old town and shopping centres. It takes about 10 minutes walking from central train station but as the town located on the hill, it can be bothersome walking with luggages. Bus number 3 or 21 can be used which stops directly front of the hotel.

There was no mini bar in our room. Breakfast takes 15 CHF per person which is ideal in Switzerland as everything is too much expensive.

We have stayed only one night and next day left it earlier to catch the train. So it seems ideal for 1-2 night stays regarding to price/performance.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Excellent service on arrival and checking out. The rooms are a little on the small side but are clean, modern and well furnished. In a central location only 10 minutes walk to the nearest metro stop at Riponne Bejart but reasonably quiet at the same time.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

It was an intention of visiting Geneva and other parts of western Switzerland that I decided to book a room at this hotel.

The first thing I noticed about the place is that it is on a gradient, which is great if you like to get some exercise(like us), but can be tricky if you have one too many luggages that have 4 wheels on them. The hotel is 10 mins. bus ride from the station. The reception staff were very friendly and gave us a few tips on what we can do in Lausanne, as well as a complimentary public transport card that was valid for the duration of our stay.

The room is quite spacious as far as Ibis rooms go. A little bit of space design does wonders for allowing us to open our suitcases and still be able to move around the room while arranging things in the cupboard.

Breakfast is standard, although you don't get any hot food unlike a few of the other Ibis hotels we have stayed in Europe. As for the snack menu, the Veg. Lasagna is highly recommended, as well as the soups and Crepes, all of which are made to order, and can be had either in the hotel, or can be taken to our room from the kitchen.

The only problem we faced with the room was that the AC was not cool enough. Since we had taken a room on the first floor, the window could not opened, which was in a way good, as it meant that it was quiet inside. However, even here, the staff were quite helpful in providing us with a portable fan which helped us sleep during the slightly 'warm' nights.


Special mention to Morteza and Marine, who were quite the multi-taskers during our stay, be it at the reception, or in preparing our meals for the evening.

I do hope to stay again at this hotel, hopefully with the A/C fixed - unless it is winter, in which case it should be just fine as it is.

Room Tip: Being on a slope, having a room on the upper floors can give a nice view of the surroundings.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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IBISLAUSANNE, General Manager at ibis Lausanne Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

Dear Guest,

We very much appreciate your long comments regarding your stay at the Ibis Lausanne centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

I will for sure, share your comments with all my team and especially Marine and Morteza. I am sure that your feed-back will serve as encouragement to all of our staff.

We continuously try to provide the best quality to our guests and your satisfaction is our best reward.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Yours sincerely,

Stéphanie Abel
Hotel Ibis Lausanne centre
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Typical Ibis fare. Unless you are very athletic there are two very big hills to walk up I suggest you get the number 3 or number 21 bus from outside Lausanne Railway station and alight at St Roch stop. The buses are about every 5 minutes during the day and the journey takes about 5 minutes. After getting off at St Roch walk about 20 yards back down the hill and the Ibis is there on the left. The greeting at reception was excellent. Two staff on the desk were very helpful. The hotel has free Wifi (password required each 24 hours) and I was given enough passwords for each day so I didn't have to keep asking for a new one each day. And a brilliant benefit was the free ticket for local transport which meant that to travel back and forth to Lausanne railway station was free and no hassle finding loose change to buy a ticket. Great.
The room was the usual Ibis fare. Nice double bed. Decent bathroom with a large shower.
There are only 2 complaints I can make about the hotel. One was that the television only had about 20 channels of which only one (CNN) was in English. And the other was that there aren't any smoking rooms available. But most hotels are the same now unfortunately.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Ibis Lausanne Centre is easily a good value hotel with easy access to it via public transport. We arrive here using a cab as we have quite heavy luggage. The cost is about CHF15 (Taxi cost CHF12 + luggage CHF3). However after that, our journey around the city is quite smooth with the public buses. Breakfast is not provided but is available at CHF15 with typical Swiss breakfast spread of cheese, meat, cereal, bread and eggs starting from 6am.

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1. The staff here are friendly and provide excellent service with a smile and can help to arrange for cab
2. The bed was very comfortable to sleep in and very clean.
3. Location is easily accessible by public bus. If coming via bus from Lausanne Gare, pick bus 3, 6 or 21 that stops at either St Roch or Pont Chauderon. If coming with luggage, I suggest St Roch as it is a downhill 2 mins walk to the hotel whereas Pont Chauderon is a little steep 3 mins climb to the hotel. This will easily link to Lausanne Gare where can get to the metro for other areas in Lausanne.

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1. Room is quite cramped. Luckily the toilet area is a tiny bit more spacious.
2. Lack of basic items like tissue paper, hot water facilities and toiletries. However this can be purchased at the vending machine at the lobby

The cons above are also due to the low cost that we are paying for a basic hotel experience. Overall a good value place to stay in Lausanne.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Lausanne is a maze, but despite this I can say the Ibis is conveniently located to the main station or anything on the M1 metro line (e.g. the University). It's quite convenient to the Vigie metro stop (if you go up the elevator to the Chauderon bridge). Just be sure you know how to get there initially. It's a clean, sleek corporate hotel, a bit boring perhaps, but solid, quiet and comfortable. Good value, particularly if you book ahead.

I didn't have much interaction with the hotel staff during my stay, but they were pleasant enough.

As with most (all?) Lausanne hotels, you get a card for free city public transportation during your stay. Very convenient.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The location of this hotel was wonderful! It is within walking distance of both the city center and metro and bus stops. The hotel was very basic, but very clean. The price was fantastic, especially for Switzerland. The 24 hour restaurant downstairs was wonderful since everything in Lausanne closed so early. The staff here was also wonderful and very accomodating!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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IBISLAUSANNE, General Manager at ibis Lausanne Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2013

Dear guest,

We thank you for your comments regarding your stay at Ibis Lausanne Centre.

It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback from our guests.

We will share your message with our team who will appreciate your encouragement.

As you wrote in your comments, our restaurant is open 24 hours ti give you the best service we can do.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Del Torchio
Assistant Manager
Hotel Ibis Lausanne Centre

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Address: rue du Maupas 20, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lausanne
#4 Green Hotel in Lausanne
#4 Best Value Hotel in Lausanne
#6 Business Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range: $92 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — ibis Lausanne Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel ibis Lausanne Centre is 100% non-smoking and is located in the city center just 20 minutes' walk and 5 minutes by bus (no. 3 or 21, St Roch stop) from the CFF train station. The old town, Lake Geneva and the Olympic Museum are 1.9 miles (3 km) away. The hotel has 127 modern, soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms, a 24-hour bar for a spot of relaxation and an undercover private car park with 32 spaces (surcharge, non-reservable). Guests can enjoy free public transport and WIFI. ... more   less 
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