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Beau-Rivage Palace
Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 5, 2007

Beautiful building with a real sense of grandeur and luxury. Lovely room with a massive bathroom & nice extras such as robes and Bulgari toiletries. Fantastic setting looking onto the lake with the mountains in the background. Staff attentive if a little dour. Delicious food.

Overall, if you are going to spend big on a hotel then this is what it should be like.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled on business
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3  Thank iandel
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Reviewed August 20, 2007

Beautiful property with large lounges and great gardens to relax in.
Rooms are clean, spacious and have fantastic views over the lake. A little updating needed but nothing that spoils the stay.
Food was good, although a little similar in style across the different restaurants/bars.
Excellent service, fast and efficient and many of the staff spoke good english!
Fantastic location for walks along the lake and down to the port, but not so good for city centre shopping! Easy parking.
All round a definate yes - but it is quite expensive...

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank yetanothertraveller
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Reviewed August 12, 2007

Myself and my new husband held our wedding at the Beau Rivage Palace in February and we could not have asked for a more perfect setting. The hotel is beautiful, the view from the rooms at the front of the hotel is spectacular and the surroundings and gardens were perfect. We were lucky enough to have one of the superior rooms for our wedding night which was very luxurious but we also had guests staying in the comfort rooms which were beautiful too. The staff are extremely helpful and couldn't do enough for us whilst we were there. The breakfast buffet in the morning was extensive, with everything from tasty croissants and pastries to omlettes and eggs benedict. I would definitely stay in this hotel again - very pricy but in my eyes well worth the money if you can stretch to it. I can't say enough about this hotel, we loved evey minute of being there and we hope to be back again for our anniversary in Feb 2008

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Danzi
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Reviewed August 3, 2007

We were staying at the Four Seasons in Geneva for 4 nights in June 2007. On our second day we asked the conceirge if there was a pleasant city along Lake Geneva to visit and stay an evening that was easily accessable by train. The concierge at the Four Seasons Geneva directed us to Lausanne and recommended the Beau Rivage Hotel for an evening. She made us promise that we would not tell her management she booked a room for us there. The Four Seasons Geneva is no shabby place, but when the concierge told me the Beau Rivage just received the "Best Hotel in Switzerland Award 2007" upon arrival we saw why. This luxe-palace is over the top luxurious and having travelled both on business and pleasure to several places in Switzerland, this place hands-down is the winner!
An amazing interior with impeccable decor details, frescos, and antique tapestries that rivals the awe-inspring exterior building and gardens. The Beau Rivage is the first hotel I have seen in Switzerland that is worthy of the "Leading Hotels of the World" franchise. Forbes and Conde Nast were not off the mark in their several reviews, which I only read after returning from this trip.

Beautiful views from top floor suite of Lake Geneva and the mountains. Our suite was tastefully decorated and every convenience was thought of. Staff were especially friendly and helpful. We had a reserved table at the outdoor cafe restuarant and the food was very well presented and the menu very eclectic but delightful. The server could not have been more friendlier! Pool area and spa fantastic.

The view from this hotel was fantastic, and the Ouchy section of Lausanne was beautiful. Much better scenery and surroundings than staying on Lake Lucern another hour north. This place is worthy of a much longer stay than 1 night, and Lausanne while much more of a business city vs a tourism city, is as spectacular as Lucerne.. We will definitely return. This place is truly special, and it must be if a Four Seasons concierge recommended it !

Consider this place, it is beautiful, historic, well maintained, and very friendly. Please don't have a moan about prices here. You get what you pay for and believe me the experience you receive will be unforgetable!

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank mjpalm
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Reviewed July 23, 2007

Just superb in every way - not inexpensive, but cannot be faulted! Great for that special occasion if you cannot afford to go there on a regular basis!

  • Stayed: May 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 14, 2007

We stayed at the Beau-Rivage in June for 4 nights and had a fantastic time. The hotel is in a great location and truly is a leading hotel of the world - certainly earning it's reputation.

The pool area and spa is excellent and it's well worth checking out one (or more!) of the many spa experiences.

Staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

It was my birthday whilst we were away and the management kindly treated us to a complimentary bottle of champagne, fruit and chocolates. A very nice touch.

Overall we couldn't fault the hotel or the staff. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled on business
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1  Thank danieltjames
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Reviewed April 8, 2007

Don't cheat yourself if you're staying at the Beau-Rivage. Pay for a room with lakeside view, preferably in the (newer) Palace wing.

The Beau-Rivage is truly one of the great hotels in Switzerland. The hotel itself is stunning, as is the location, and the staff outstanding. Some rooms, however, are on the small side.

One of the great assets is the new Spa, with indoor/outdoor pool, Sauna, Turkish Bath, and more treatments than you think existed, all executed in a great Japanese-inspired oasis of tranquility and relaxation.

The hotel also has a number of restaurants, with La Rotonde as the flagship, boasting one Michelin star. However, even though the food and service was great, and the Maitre 'd charming and efficient, service broke down after the main course, and I really wouldn't rate it a Michelin-star restaurant, but a very good hotel restaurant.

Overall, a great hotel. And if you have kids, they'll love the pools.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled with family
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5  Thank GreatDane69
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Additional Information about 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 Spa Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Business Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Family Hotel in Lausanne
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range: $408 - $579 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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