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“Easy to miss, but worth staying at” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Continental Lausanne

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Hotel Continental Lausanne
Ranked #14 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Edina MN
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180 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Easy to miss, but worth staying at”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

I lived in Lausanne for a few years and have been going back 3-4 times a year ever since. Having said this, I've never even noticed this hotel even though it's directly across the street from the Lausanne train station. And I have only nice things to say about the hotel - rooms are nice and fairly well maintained, the location is really convenient and there are a number of restaurants in the neighborhood to choose from. I have often stayed at the Alpha Palmiers and I have to say that I prefer the Continental.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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180 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Nothing fundamentally wrong but also nothing remarkable.
Definitely needs renovation. Decoration is 1980's.
Many details usual for 4* places aren't available there, eg no hooks in bathroom.
Special rates we had was OK but certainly not worth the normal rate in spite of its convenient location.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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contilausanne, Directeur général at Hotel Continental Lausanne, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Dear Client,
Thank you very much for you comments after your stay in our Hotel, comments which are helping us a lot in order to improve our services. All our 116 rooms have been completely renovated and all other spaces like the front office, Bar and the upper floor where the buffet breakfast is served as well as the meeting rooms are, will very soon be renovated too!
Your remark about the hook in the bathroom has been taken in consideration and we have already added two more!
Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the near future.

Yannis Gerassimidis - Gen. Manager
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Australia
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119 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Pros:
-Best location in Lausanne. Across from the central train station. Co-located with Metro subway, McDonalds, several restaurants and pharmacy.
-Very large specious "classic" rooms (economy rooms smaller)
-Some rooms have views (south facing water, north facing hill)
-Very good breakfast
-Comfortable bed
-Good housekeeping
-Coffee machine (in the hallway to share) only
-Good warm service at check in and check out

I cannot identify any flaws. It's an excellent choice in Lausanne and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sea2skyaus
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Dubai
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110 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

The location of this hotel is just in front of Lausanne railway station. The metro station is in next building for which free pass is available at reception. The breakfast is good but it would be better if hotel management could offer hot omelette as well. The hospitality of staff is very good. They are always ready to help you. There are quite a few restaurants nearby. There is an Indian restaurant Nandanam nearby which is very busy and needs advance reservation. On entertainment front, TV has limited choice of channels. Hotel could add more international channels for increasing visitors from Middle East & Asia. Overall very good experience with this hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank gdbhinge
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

Room size is great for a family of three. Location is great for travelers on train. Sound proof is good and we had a good night sleep. Breakfast was great. Beverage selection is great -- nespresso e.t.c.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank LCSsg
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

I arrived by train late afternoon on a dismal day. When I left the station and looked across the road to see the hotel my heart sank and it ran through my mind that I would look for another place to stay. As others have said, the exterior of the hotel is very off-putting: the canvas awning looks dirty and it generally looks very uninviting. However, the welcome I received was quite the opposite. I stayed 4 nights and throughout my stay the staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly - at reception, at the bar, at breakfast. I had a couple of housekeeping queries and staff appeared it seemed like seconds after I'd hung up the phone. The room was a tad small - not much room between the end of the bed and the wall. But the design had obviously been well thought through and the storage space was ample and conveniently placed for me (I was on my own). And it was clean and smart. I would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Union-Traveller-101
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Vevey, Switzerland
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

The place is located just across the road from Lausanne Railway Station, so it can be your perfect shelter if you are a business traveller desperately looking for a bed after a long day of meetings or a long-haul flight. Metro station is just the next building, and the receptionist will provide you with a free card for all means of transport for the next day so you won't have to pay for your metro or bus. The closeness of the railway station, metro and mcdonalds, well, call for extra security, so the doors to the room are made from solid metal, but my room itself was rather spacious, with great bed and very well maintained (no-smoking environment). Breakfast is quite nice as well, Nespresso coffee included.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Navratri
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Property: Hotel Continental Lausanne
Address: place de la Gare 2, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Lausanne
#8 Business Hotel in Lausanne
#11 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Continental Lausanne 4*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Continental welcomes you in the center of the French speaking part of Switzerland and only few minutes from the beautiful Lac Leman. 116 Spacious rooms offer state of the art comfort finished off with free WIFI in the entire hotel, as well as a free bottle of mineral water upon arrival. NEW ! Free and direct access to the new space of Fitness The hotel's Cafe-restaurant "Le pain Quotidien" is a offering light dishes. Since May 2014 enjoy five brand new meeting rooms, equipped with modern projection technology and designed by an experienced hotel interior designer. Welcome to the center of French speaking Switzerland. Welcome to your 4 star Hotel Continental. ... more   less 
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