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Best Western Plus Hotel Mirabeau
Ranked #11 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 16, 2011

I was surprised that there was no free WiFi at the hotel, since most of the other hotels I stayed in this visit in Switzerland had no charge for it. The so-called "business center" was in a closet-sized room with one computer, and that needed updating. The staff were very courteous and helpful, and the large, pleasant breakfast room was a nice way to start the day.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

Stayed here just one night and was very pleased. Front desk staff was efficient. Rooms a bit on the small side but that is to be expected at this price range. Rooms had all the necessary amenities and the bathrooms were small but workable. Only had breakfast in the restaurant but it was excellent, both the food and the ambience. Hard to believe it’s a Best Western but the chain is very different in Europe compared with what to expect in the US. I would, without hesitation stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank conulrich
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

I stayed here three nights, one as a tourist and two on business. I'm not wild about the Best Western Hotels I've stayed at in the states and had some concerns about what an international Best Western would be like. This hotel beat my expectations, but still failed to impress.

The good: The hotel was a relatively short walk from the rail station and was able to accomodate my early check-in (I showed up before10 and the room was ready before noon). A wonderful view of Lac Leman and across to Evian les Bains from my room. The local fare card good on the bus and subway was helpful. The included breakfast was also excellent.

The rest: Very small room with the smallest bathroom I've ever had in a hotel. The bath soap dispenser was on the wall and dispensed a rather vile perfumed bath gel. The towels were low quality. The bedding was cheap and not especially comfortable (they must use the same mattresses as they do in the states). The room was clean but dated. I know this is Switzerland, but in the states, a similar room would go for 1/2 to 1/3 the cost. The first night was out of my pocket, and I stayed here because the room was competatively priced relative to the others I looked at. Still, to me it was pricy for what was offered. As I recall, the internet was free, but wired only.

I probably would not stay here on a return trip, nor would I recommed the hotel to a friend.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 29, 2011

I slept many times at the hotel Mirabeau. Rooms are very very clean, but they are unfortunately just too old. The smell of old furnitures in the room is quite disgusting! Service is really poor, same for the breakfast buffet

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 31, 2011

Stayed in January 2011 during visit to local manufacturer. Wonderful location and hotel very welcoming and accomodating. Very close to the railway station. About 15min steep walk into city centre - some great bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 21, 2010

Comfortable hotel close to the station. Very professional staff.
The restaurant is open on Sunday night - very practical since most other places are closed.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 11, 2010

I chose this hotel for my French-speaking Switzerland journey and I was not disappointed at all. My requirement was air conditioning so I took a business-class room. Service was good - as far as I used it. Hotel is decorated in a nice retro style and the room was in a good condition. I was on the third floor (guest rooms start from the first floor) and road noise isolation was very good.

Location is great, to reach the railway station just walk downhill for, say, 10
minutes. My room had a silent minibar. Paid WiFi is claimed - actually it is provided by Swisscom. No omelette was available for the breakfast but this could be compensated with eggs. Restaurant was good quality but the portions were a little less than desired, good for health though. A free computer with Internet connection was available.

Problems: isolation from bathroom of a neighbouring room - noise from the shower could be heard so the isolation was just satisfactory. Bath cleaning could be a little improved.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Hotel Mirabeau

Address: avenue de la Gare 31, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Lausanne
#9 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range: $170 - $317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Plus Hotel Mirabeau 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel BEST WESTERN PLUS Mirabeau Lausanne is located next to the bus stop that bears its name, just 400 meters from the train station and Lausanne's Metro. The 4-star hotel offers 75 quiet rooms. It is a haven of peace and tranquility as you would not expect in such a central location. In addition to its reputated Restaurant wich offers an excellent service, its Bar, its Terrace with shady chestnut trees, its banquet and Event rooms, the hotel stands out through its quality of service. At the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Mirabeau, all our customers are VIP. ... more   less 
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