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“Very good but beware noise sometimes”
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Hotel Aulac
Ranked #21 of 45 Hotels in Lausanne
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Good price for Switzerland and excellent location close to public transport, shops and restaurants. Rooms quite spacious and we had an excellent one with lake view and large balcony. Good to have a kettle in the room. Staff friendly and helpful and the Pirates Restaurant is quite good. The first and second nights we were there, there was a concert on the promenade, the first night until gone midnight, and the noise made it impossible to sleep, but other nights were fine.

Room Tip: Do opt for a lake view and balcony if there for a few days
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

The hotel is a mbit outdated. No airconditioning and opening a windows will let in a lot of noise. The television is quite small and hanged up high. So you cannot see the picture very well.
I will book a different hotel next time

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Just in front of the lake Leman, well served by public transportation, always clean and pleasant. The staff are friendly and always willing to help, the restaurant (Les Pirates) is really good. Rooms are fair, furniture a bit outdated.
Overall a good compromise between quality and affordability

Room Tip: Lakeside rooms offer a beautiful view of the lake and France on the other side
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Booked and requested lakeview on high floor and was not disappointed. Just beautiful even though the weather was not great. The room was small but it was more than acceptable given the patio that we had. Hotel was very clean but there was an odd smell in corridor that was not that nice: it never permeated the room though! Easy access to and from city via the adjacent metro and short walk to port for ferries on Lake. Good continental breakfast to start the day: bread sensational! Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend for an enjoyable visit to Lausanne.

Room Tip: Lakeview with terrace
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

I stayed in Aulac hotel in Lausanne for a week not by choice but because the organisers of the meeting decided it as venue. I ended up recommending the hotel to the organisers for subsequent meetings on the last day. They let me check in at 10 AM. However they don't agree generally but I had requested them in advance with a very polite letter. I requested for top floor facing lakeside which was agreed easily. The view from window is superb and heavenly. Such a view perhaps not possible anywhere in the world. The room is though small but big enough to move about with all basic facilties. Adaptor is a must for gadgets which I had brought from my country. Bathroom neat and clean with good water pressure(and temp.) which may not be possible in many countries and hotels. The mineral water and coffee/tea is complimentary. Breakfast is exceptional. The bread of the hotel is already commented by earlier bloggers and it is true. But how much you can eat in a breakfast? You can taste things and you are full. Lunch is not included in room fare but its not expensive and neither cheap. There is a emergency exit staircase and most of us on the first day had experience of going there. You cannot return except through the ground floor which is also closed. There is knob which needs to be turned and the Eureka! you are out from hotel and come from entrance. This needs to be written in english and cautioned. They keep fruit basket in lobby for the guests and the fruits kept are so delicious which are difficult to find in market. This is comlimentary and once a day is OK and they don't stop you for that. However if you eat/take more it may not be possible! Iron and stand is available at reception. Internet and printer is available for CHF5 for 30 minutes but they didn't charge me for that. TV channel show you CNN + 30 french/swiss chanels but none of the asian channels. Beds 8-10 inches and with clean linen and pillows. Had no difficulty even for a day not sleeping. The area is OUCHY, a centre of attraction. You can walk three sides any time of the day. Ships also leave port quitely frequently. The best part the metro train is after one building 50 metres only. Starts at 6 AM and run till midnight. The metro/bus ticket is free for visitors till date of stay. The main station is Lusanne Gare 5 min by train and then Lusanne Flon which is the centre of the town. There are music/dance competition almost daily. Megros is the Mall chain and they have a shop about 100-150 metres away from hotel. Megros milk chockolate is only CHF 0.4 which is perhaps cheapest in the world without compromising on quality. Another mall COOP chain also has a store on other side of hotel selling daily things. Not so cheap but not very expensive either.
In short highly recommended for stay for its location, cleanliness, food (breakfast) and courteous staff. And fruit basket of course.

Room Tip: Ask for early check-in in advanc,if required. Request for top floor and facing lakeside. Don't h...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

It is right next to metro stop (line 2), you can easily reach anyplace. The hotel has a very beautiful Lake Leman view.

The room was nice, big enough and clean. It was also a quite place. Staffs were nice and welcoming. Breakfast was good and in the evening you can also have dinner in the restaurant.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Small rooms but great location. Hotel stuck in a time warp with a mariners theme. Restaurant decorated like a ship and called the Pirate! Not a bad option for Lausanne and really nice to be on the lake. Rooms facing street a bit noisy but not unreasonably so. Staff ok, nothing special.

Room Tip: stay away from street if you need peace and quiet from traffic noise.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Aulac

Address: place de la Navigation 4, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range: $109 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aulac 3*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the charm of Ouchy's lakeside promenades, parks and gardens, surrounded by Alpine splendour and only a few steps from the Olympic Museum and the metro stop at this stunning lake front hotel. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the hotel is ideal for business and leisure trips; it is just 10 minutes away from the city centre and railway station, and Geneva's international airport is just 40 minutes away. The Restaurant and Brasserie, Le Pirate, offers you informal dining and regional specialities from Lake Geneva. Offering the perfect venue for seminars, cocktails and banquets, for groups of 10-50 people, the hotel boasts a splendid view over the Alps and Lake Geneva. The hotel provides a complimentary pass for the public transportation network of Lausanne. Sous-Gare-Ouchy is highly rated by guests for: Romantic, Gourmet Food, Relaxation ... more   less 
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