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“Nice view,” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Crystal Hotel
Ranked #40 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice view,”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

I stayed here 11 night in August 2012 with a friend during a bicycle trip from London to Italy.
The staff was helpful, located in the heart of Lausanne, large rooms with well equipped bathrooms. One of the best buffet breakfast I had in a hotel.

Room Tip: Top floor suites with terrace, amazing view on cathedral and lake
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
      Service
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2 Thank giaudi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012 via mobile

Loved our trip there... Very helpful and
nice staff. Breakfast is very big, lots of different breads, cereals, orange juice... What a difference from many hotels we have been in the past that offer small, basic breakfast with stale Danish pastries...
We had no issue with the rooms. Yes it was a little small and it has a retro look but that's to be expected in Europe, and it was very clean. My husband is a clean freak and was very impressed by how clean it was. I was reading some of the reviews and I wonder if we stayed in the same hotel... To each his own, but bed bugs really???

Anyway... We will definitely be back!!!!

Highly recommended for a decent, lovely and cost y hotel in downtown Lausanne.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Stuffk17
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Kolding, Denmark
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44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

A very nice hotel Located right in the heart of Lausanne. Walking distance to most sights such as the Cathedral and all the other lovely building in the old part.
You get of course the travelcard so you can use public transportation which is necessary in the hilly town :)
The staff is friendly and when i had issues they fixed right away.
The décor is not the newest, but they kept it clean, and for three nights it worked out great.
The Breakfast was fine as well. Good variety and coffee.

I can definitely recommend this hotel if you want a nice budget hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AndersSandgaard
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Munich, Germany
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

I was recommended this hotel and for a price of almost £200 per night I thought it would be ok.
I was proven wrong. Already at the reception I was greeted by a smell which only can come from a dead body somewhere.
The room was big but it seemed like I was back in 1920. It smelled like smoke and mould everywhere. The shower had mould as well.

I could go on and on but it's not even worth spending my time on this review.

In short STAY AWAY the ibis hotel around the corner is better.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank concap09
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2011

Stayed here during a business trip and wouldn't stay again. Beds had bugs, no air con and no plug sockets anywhere near the desk. As there was no air-con i was forced to have my window open all night and had to put up with the sound of the bells and local drunks int he street. Furthermore the rooms are not very well sound-proofed and therefore every noise of people talking the hall comes echoing into the rooms.

To be fair the staff are lovely and it's a great location but the lack of cleanliness and run-down appearance let it fown.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank TravellingGGDr
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2011

They were doing refurbishing at the time of my stay. Rooms are very basic and small but bed was firm and comfortable. Wireless internet was free for 1 hr /day and is well situated in the old part of town where there is minimal traffic. This was fortunate as you could hear people talking in the street below. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast is excellent situated on the 5th floor roof top with great views over the town. If you are coming to Lausanne by train use the excellent metro to get here as it is only 150 metres away. The hotel also provide a free public transport ticket for the length of your stay.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TonyD15
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2011

The hotel itself is not top luxury in terms of decoration, style, etc. but it definitely has what you need for a good business trip hotel: clean room, wifi connection, large breakfast with a lot of variety, nice staff, and pretty sound-proof rooms. I've actually stayed there twice, and went back for this recent trip. It is also located close to the metro, so I would definitely recommend it again!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kdgr
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Additional Information about Crystal Hotel

Property: Crystal Hotel
Address: rue Chaucrau 5, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Crystal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a quiet pedestrian street, we offer you a warm welcome, a high quality equipment for your comfort and we serve a hearty Swiss buffet breakfast.Hotel Crystal Lausanne is within walking distance of the Palais de Beaulieu (congress center, exhibitions, etc.) - Close to private clinics and the University Hospital (CHUV). Direct connection with the EPFL and the University thanks to M1 - 250 meters on foot of our establishment The City Tax allows you the free use of the public transportation of Lausanne Bus and Metro. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Minotel Lausanne
Lausanne Minotel

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