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Hotel Continental Lausanne
Ranked #12 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
San Francisco, CA
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel in an ideal location”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Stayed there with friends. The hotel is on the same plaza as the train station - very convenient. The metro is the next door, but it's also in a walking distance from all the main attractions.

The room is nice an clean. Free internet (also weird Swiss provider that require you to open a separate window on the computer each time you log on). Nice breakfast (the choice could be better but OK).

The only problem I had was air conditioner that did not work the first night but it was fixed the next night.

The friends had a car and the hotel parked it on a garage close to the hotel (valet parking). They had to ask for the car ahead but it was delivered to the hotel door fast.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

located just in front of the railway station. the hotel is clean and nice. the basic room is really small. the restaurant is a bit expensive.the hotel could have an "excellent" with a better price.
free nespresso at the floor. the rooms facing the station and the road are a bit noisy.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Broadbeach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Right across from the station, good check-in experience. Room overlooking station, but not noisy. Major problem with in-room safe - would not work. Prompt attention by staff, but even he could not fix, despite trying several "fixes". Offered change of room to one with working safe, but none with view available, so lived with non-functioning safe. Single room was adequate, but very little space between end of bed and wall made for careful (very) movement. Bed was comfortable, room and bathroom was very clean. Breakfast was good. Would recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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São Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stayed 3 nights, everything absolutely perfect - multi lingual front desk staff very friendly and helpful; huge room, execelent bathroom, superb breakfast - perfect location, just across railroad station. Room perfectly clean, absolutely well kept, nice amenities - in short, an excelent choice!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is well located just in front of the main railway station and walking distance from the old town. The breakfast is quite decent and I loved their huge nespresso machine.
On the other hand, my biggest issue with this hotel was the really hard and unconfortable bed, as well as non adjustable room temperature. I totally agree with the last comment. My room was a sauna and I had to regularly open the window to cool it down.

  • Stayed April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Arrived 9pm to find room +25C, told the air conditioning had been turned-off for the summer and if I wanted to cool the room then open the window...when over looking the busiest street in Lausanne! It was like sleeping in a sauna! Don't stay at this hotel!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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contilausanne, Directeur général at Hotel Continental Lausanne, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Sir,
Following your comments and our phone conversation, I would like once more to underline how sorry I am for the bad experience you had during the night you’ve stayed in our Hotel! It’s true that the air-conditioning was not working as according to the weather forecast the temperature should not go over 15C.
Independently to that, our staff at the front desk should find an alternative offering you another room on an upper floor where all rooms have permanent air-conditioning and not give an answer as you mention in your comments!
Hope to have the opportunity to welcome you in another occasion at our Hotel and show you our real “face” which is the one described in most of the other comments in TripAdvisor!
Yannis Gerassimidis, Gen. Manager – Continental Hotel Lausanne
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed here 3 times over a period of 2 weeks. Very convenient location and they only charge 7CHF for parking.
Same room each time which was nice. The room, a junior suite was large with a king sized bed (two twins put together?) and a sofa that makes into a bed. Nothing remarkable but nothing wrong either. Good use a facelift, for sure! Breakfast is great and included in our room price...though if you have extra people, it's a little spendy for breakfast....I think about 23 CHF.
Staff is nice and when there was a problem with the bill, it was worked out quickly.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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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
#10 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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