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Beau-Rivage Palace
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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“Elegant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

arrived very late at night after unsuccessfully finding my original hotel - which turned out to be on the other side of lake Geneva in France. The ambiance here is elegant - and the service and food make you feel special. In fact after speaking to the concierge about not finding my original hotel, he said...sir, please relax and let me take care of this for you.....he called booking.com and the hotel and managed to recover 200 euro's I though was lost. Well done. The breakfast room was fit for royalty with spectacular view and the food display, variety and taste was magnificent. The staff we very friendly and courteous.

Bed: very comfortable
Washroom: huge and well appointed
Comfort: excellent
Cleanliness: perfect

I can't wait to bring my family here.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

The concierge staff service was beyond excellent, they planned a wonderful trip for me to Interlaken taking into account all my needs.

The view from the balcony was so good I did not want to sleep...it was one of the best view's of Lake Geneva. Great place to relax.

Great breakfast buffet and the toiletries from Bulgari were fantastic.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed here on a business trip in June and we were delighted to get the new designed room.
Room was very beautiful with lake view, light colours, nice closets and night tables and the bathroom with a state of the art tv build in the mirror.
Unfortunately the new beds are very soft, uncomfortable soft so that when my hubby coughed I thought to be laying on a trampoline. I would recommend the hotel to change this because soft is nice but like this is ruining the backs of the guests
Roomservice food as well as the food in the restaurant was very good, service impeccable, we also visited the bar in the hotel for snacks and cocktails and the waiter was very friendly.
The lady serving at the breakfast was a different story, very moody and she could not get the order right while the breakfast room was nearly empty..

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed at Beau-Rivage in May and so enjoyed our stay. Service is alive! You were greeted every where from the side door to the elevator and the surroundings were just beautiful. The floral arrangements were magnificent and the breakfast was the best we experienced in Switzerland. We had a room with a balcony and seeing the lake and mountains each morning was breathtaking. My only comment was to be sure to ask for a classic room if you want decor as depicted on their web site. Our room was more modern for my taste but you can request a classic room when you make your reservation and if available, they will comply. This was our first visit to Lausanne and Beau-Rivage is perfectly located to walk every where. If you are not a walker they provide you with Metro tickets and the Metro is clean and efficient. We enjoyed going to Old Town and had the best fondue at the recommendation of the hotel. All in all, in spite of the weather, this was one place I would definitely return and stay longer.

Room Tip: Get a lake view - definately worth the money.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

I had the pleasure to stay two night for a business meeting at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland. All I can say is Wow! It is truly a former palace, kept in impeccable shape, updated to today's modern pleasures with great views of the lake, amazing service always ready to assist, a world of restaurant choices, plush rooms that you don't want to leave and a breakfast buffet that rivals my favorite at the Park Hyatt in Seoul. I can't wait to return to a hotel that is not a chain (like Four Seasons or Ritz) that include only standardized robotic servers in an overpriced hotel and dining establishment. This is an independent and is 100% better than the luxury chains. Whatever you do if you are in Lausanne, stay at this palace hotel. You won't regret it. I assure you. Would I stay here again, yes of course.

Room Tip: I recommend a room in the newly renovated and upgraded wing. Everything is new, plush, modern in a...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights on a conference. Very high end and luxurious. We wondered if it was a little out of the way, but soon discovered that both trains and boats!! were at your beck and call. Beautiful setting on Lake Geneva. Swiss hospitality and service is amazing.

The boat transport on Lake Geneva is covered by Swiss Pass and takes you to many French and Swiss destinations. We also took a trip to Gruyere which was memorable and very scenic.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

We spent two nights here and were impressed. The service and luxury is second to none.
Get a nice room with a balcony that overlooks the lake otherwise you will not get the best feel.
We took several hours just to fully explore this hotel and poke our nose through all the floors and all the different function rooms. It is a great wow experience.
The day we left we mentioned at the breakfast we were travelling by car and the waiter immediately offered to pack a little lunch pack for our road trip free of charge. How wonderful.
Breakfast was quite nice but perhaps a little less quality and variety than other 5 star hotels.
The price of staying here is not for the faint hearted but it is truly an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Parking was expensive but after we had left our room, by the time we checked out our luggage had been taken from the room , packed in our car and the car waiting at the entrance for us. Wow.

Room Tip: The lake, its all about he lake.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Beau-Rivage Palace

Property: Beau-Rivage Palace
Address: place du Port 17-19, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Spa Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Family Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Business Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Beau-Rivage Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in 10 acres of private gardens on the banks of Lake Geneva, only 40 minutes from Geneva Airport, the elegant Belle Epoque buildings of the Beau-Rivage Palace, a Leading Hotel of The World, command breathtaking views across the lake and Alps. The 168 guest rooms and suites are richly appointed and offer the utmost in elegance and comfort. Luxury 8 Executive suites were created to be different and unique in style. The restaurants provide guests ample cuisine from which to choose. From the 2 Michelin star restaurant “Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace” to the “Cafe Beau-Rivage”, the Italian restaurant “L’Accademia” and the refined sushi restaurant “Miyako Lausanne”. The Cinq Mondes Spa offers pure relaxation on over 1,500 square meters; discover the beauty rituals from the world over. The Beau-Rivage Palace provides impeccable service including also a special kids program to make your stay truly unforgettable. ... more   less 
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