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Hotel Elite
Ranked #18 of 45 Hotels in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 27, 2006

My parents and I stayed here one night on our way to Geneva. We stayed at a variety of places and budgets, and while not the most expensive, Hotel Elite was the best. I rarely rate hotels with 5 stars, only when it has exhibited a specialness that makes it stand out from other hotels of its class/price range. At Elite, not only were the rooms comfortable, but our triple was in fact two rooms separated by a door, giving us extra privacy. Both bedrooms had a tv, and several English channels to boot. All rooms faced out with a window. The staff were extremely nice and helpful. Breakfast was buffet style with lots of variety and delicious. I will be silly for a moment by saying I was very content to find both Nutella spread and another chocolate spread for the breads! The rate was reasonable. We had stayed at other three stars for similar prices, but Elite was the only one that I felt to be business traveler's class. I have stayed at 5 star hotels in Boston and Manhattan (on the company dime) and found that absent the luxury, Elite was as or almost as comfortable as these 5 stars. Also, I prefer the small, almost homey feel of this place versus an impersonal opulence. It's a charming combination of business traveler class quality and quaintness at a price that a middle budget tourist can afford.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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Reviewed January 3, 2006

This is a very nice hotel for its price class. It is close to the train station and set at the beginning of the old town and main shopping streets. Given its central location, it is remarkably quiet. I usually have to take ear plugs with me when I stay in most centrally-located hotels but that wasn't necessary here.
The hotel is surrounded by its own gardens and must certainly be lovely in spring and summer. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable for two (we had a 'confort' room) and was spotlessly clean. Should I go back to Lausanne, I would absolutely stay there again.

  • Stayed: December 2005
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8  Thank Ziger
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Reviewed May 3, 2005

I travel frequently to Lausanne on business and have tried many of the hotels. The Elite proposes comfortable rooms (and beds), a very nice breakfast (included), impeccable housekeeping and a very friendly and helpful front desk and dining room staff, all in a very pleasant "residential" environment.
Travelling to and from Lausanne is mostly by rail from Geneva (there is no airport in Lausanne) so the hotel's location is a big plus for me, just a short walk from the train station. It is also very close to the town's central district, and a 15 minute walk from the lake.
After having tried many of the more expensive hotels in the area (and they can be very pricey) I have adopted the Elite, which provides me with everything I need, including high-speed WiFi internet service (for a fee). Lack of a gym or other fitness facility is compensated by geographical location... you can't walk anywhere without a steep hill to climb.
For an extended stay (more than 2 nights) avoid the small "single" rooms, that although very efficiently laid out, are small enough to drive you nuts, and have a single bed, up against the wall.
Last time I was there, I was given this small single room on the first night (it did however have a great view of the lake and the alps). When I mentioned the next morning that the room was really small (I was staying 9 nights) I came back that same evening and they had changed me to a larger room (I always get the same one !) and moved all of my stuff for me, and perfectly laid it out as I had in the first room ! The surcharge was less than 10 CHF per night, and well worth it.
All in all, a great deal.

  • Stayed: March 2005, traveled on business
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17  Thank placemaker
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Reviewed September 13, 2004

When choosing a hotel for 8 nights in Lausanne, a few things were important to me: quiet, safety, cleanliness and a helpful staff. I also had a very limited budget. Hotel Elite met all these criteria and more. It is very near the train station, in a part of town with a lot of nightlife. At times, the nearby café and cinema patrons and people walking by can be very lively and noisy at night (mostly on Saturday nights). The hotel went out of their way to make sure I was in a quiet area of the building. The rooms are immaculate and my bathroom had one of those flat overhead shower heads with perfect temperature and water pressure. Breakfast is included in the room price - all you can eat of cereals, various breads, cheeses, charcuterie, yogurt, brioches, croissants, orange juice, tea and coffee and all the trimmings. This was a great deal for me because after that feast, I could skip lunch, so I only needed to budget for dinners. There are reasonable and cheap places nearby for that meal; a Mc Donalds down the hill, a Manora (salad bar, hot buffet, etc. etc.) up the hill, and everything in between. Also, a Migros supermarket down another hill a couple of blocks. The hotel is Victorian and very pretty. The location is fabulous - just up the hill from the train, bus and subway station. The area is well lit and I never saw any crime. Finally, I can't say enough for the warmth and hospitality of the staff. They encouraged me to practice my French, yet all spoke English and were very helpful. I was traveling alone and they always were very welcoming as I would come home late at night every night from touring the region. If not busy, they'd chat, give advice and watch TV with you. I wanted a good workout every day in case I went overboard on sweets and ice cream. The location off Rue de Petit Chêne (a very steep grade) assured that! And if you're too tired to do the whole hill, there's a shortcut through the nearby Quark cybercafé-video arcade. Also, how could I forget to mention the break on price they gave me for staying a week - it was quite a discount. I stayed here Sept. 4-12, 2004. In summary, I highly recommend this hotel for its attention to detail, service, friendliness and location.

28  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled on business
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Stayed: December 2017, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 30, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Elite

Address: avenue Sainte-Luce 1, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 45 Hotels in Lausanne
Price Range: $135 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elite 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Elite Hotel Lausanne
Cambria Suites Lausanne

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