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Beau-Rivage Palace
Ranked #1 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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London, United Kingdom
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“Superb”
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and two young daughters recently spent a long weekend at the Beau Rivage Palace.

It goes without saving that the location is beautiful. The hotel grounds are immaculate and the views of the lake are sublime. There was even a small playground at the hotel that our daughters enjoyed immensely.

What surprised me was how nicely done the rooms are. Often hotels of this vintage are beautiful, but while kept up, they inevitably feel a bit old (I think the Le Bristol in Paris is like that).

However here our rooms (we had a small suite and adjoining room) were beautifully done and felt clean, modern and spacious. We were on the fifth floor with gorgeous views of the lake.

The service was superb as one would expect. While one or two of the concierge staff were not the most friendly I've come across, they were inevitably efficient. The staff were very attentive to our young daughters, even to the point of bringing a little chest of toys to our room for them to play with on a rainy day.

The food was good (and with young daughters) the room service was prompt.

We will definitely be returning.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2014

My family and i have high standards and we really enjoyed our stay. Make sure to get rooms on the right side of the hotel as you face the lake as they have all been recently remodeled. Its expensive but the location is terrific.

Room Tip: make sure to get a newly remodeled room. views of the lake are great but more expensive
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2014

In my opinion the best hotel in Lausanne. Although it is not my style, but my last stye I've got freshly refurbished room and I must say it was very luxurious.
On top of that on the second day I found in my room greetings with chocolates - very tasty surprise :-).

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

This hotel states that it is 5 star, and it definitely is just that. The service is outstanding - simply put, out of this world. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, this august hotel boasts gorgeous vistas of the lake plus the surrounding mountains, and has a magnificent flower garden as well. The rooms are spacious, and has every luxury the traveller could possible need or want. Attention to every last detail is the hallmark of this very fine hotel. The buffet breakfast is just another superb feature of the many wonderful amenities of this great hotel. Staying at the Beau-Rivage Palace is an experience not to be missed.

Room Tip: All rooms are wonderful, but do try to book the newly renovated rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

A perfect location, walking distance to almost everything. Love being so close to a promenade, the grounds are so beautiful. I read somewhere that Coco Chanel's dog is buried here I walked the grounds & found the small animal grave yard. The hotel is just stunning the tapestries, and grand staircases, the atrium on a rainy night was incredible & the bar on the main level was beautiful with great staff.

Room Tip: Get a room with a balcony facing the water. Not a side room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2014

One of the best hotels in the world. we have been frequenting the Beau Rivage for many years and it is truly magnificient and enjoyable. It is pure pleasure to just lounge outside , read a book, bask in the sun, or even play chess on the garden-chess-board where you can also ride the metal donkey-statues... The rooms are impeccable, the Spa excellent , and the restaurants superb.... a great Lake lemans views all around.... superb.

Room Tip: Stay at the new not the old wing
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2014

Fantastic experience on a 3 day trip to Lausanne. The property and views are simply splendid all around the property. There have already been many comments made about the TV built into the bathroom mirror but it is worth mentioning again. I was pretty dazzled by that.

I did not have a corner room, but still had a beautiful balcony that overlooked a courtyard that was quite nice. The elevator that comes up onto the back courtyard is pretty cool.

The location is also spectacular as you can walk anywhere around it. Sadly I discovered the Olympic Museum too late. Definitely plan a trip there if you stay here. They are open until 6.

The only disappointment was no coffeemaker in the room. I learned on the last day that you can request a coffee maker. Shoulda thought of that earlier. :-)

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the lake, and make sure you request a coffee maker for your room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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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 Family Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Business Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Spa Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Romantic 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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