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“More than the official three stars merited”
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Hotel Elite
Ranked #18 of 45 Hotels in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 24, 2006

The Elite Hotel Lausanne is situated 5 Minutes walk from the main train station. The Hotel is a bit difficult to find as it is hidden in a quite area. If you are going by car, better print out the map from the Hotel website. We got lost and were looking for one hour to find the direction. The parking in front of the hotel is free.

We stayed three nights at the Hotel Elite in Lausanne. It is a charming little hotel with a personal touch. All rooms are non smoking. We had one of the cheaper standard rooms. They are quite small but comfortable. The room was bright and super clean; the bed of good quality with a decent mattress; the bathroom spotless with a bathtub and shower; modern fittings; probably recently redone.

The breakfast is excellent with different sorts of bread, cold cuts, cheese and muesli. There is no restaurant in the hotel. The minibar prices in the room are affordable and not those of the usual rip-offs often practiced by hotels.

Internet is payable, but cards with short duration were sold out; fortunately the next internet coffee is just a few steps away.

The hotel is centrally located. There are many restaurants in walking distance. The main shopping area is 10 minutes away, but you have to climb a very steep hill.

The reception staff was very helpful and gave competent advice. We enjoyed our stay and can strongly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Riesst
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Reviewed October 20, 2006

This hotel was a fine example of Swiss hotel management - at the very top. It is not large, but is professionally managed by attentive and eager-to-please personnel. Our room was complete, nicely decorated and quiet. Breakast was extensive. There is no restaurant, but this was not a problem since there are several fine locations within thirty yards. The hotel is on a side street within their own garden. Would stay there again, for sure. It's not far from the train station.

  • Stayed: September 2006
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4  Thank WHH
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Reviewed September 19, 2006

The hotel is very well located in a quiet street between the railway station and the city center. People were very kind, the room was big, clean and comfortable. Unfortunately, the ambiance was very anonymous, no pictures on the walls, nothing particular, the hotel could be in the US, Europe or Asia and you cannot remark it.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled on business
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4  Thank gabriocurzio
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Reviewed September 12, 2006

Great hotel off the main streets on a very quite residential street. Great views from room 43!

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Avidhiker
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Reviewed August 18, 2006

My family and I stayed here for a lovely 2 nights. The hotel location is a mere 5 min walk from the train station and the old part of town. However as Lausanne is a very hilly city, dragging our luggage from the train station to the hotel can be quite a hike, just be prepared.

The rooms we got on the 4th floor was spacious, clean and quiet. The double door system's puropose of blocking out noise was in my opinion a total waste of space and ridiculous. The toilet was decent and the toiletries provided was a pleasant suprise.

Service at the reception was very warm and helpful, they suggested a wonderful italian place and gave directions to the places we needed to go.

Breakfast however was a little letdown, the selection of coldcuts and cheeses was very small compared to other hotels we stayed at in Switzerland.

Otherwise, this is a fabulous hotel for its reasonable price.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled with family
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2  Thank poshnosh
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Reviewed July 6, 2006

This was our first trip to Lausanne for a conference. The hotel is a short, two block walk or climb from the train station. I say this because the city more steep than it is wide! It is located on a quiet, residential street with a lovely garden to the side. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast was statisfying and served by a pleasant staff. Our room, rear fourth floor, was quiet and comfortable (the bed too) and well kept during our stay. Lake breezes and sun filled the room during the late afternoons.
The hotel is close to city bus stops and excellent restaurants, all within walking distance.
We stayed 6 nights and were very pleased with our choice of hotels. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2006, traveled on business
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8  Thank RunningDog
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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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6  Thank LaParisienne
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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: $138 - $211 (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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