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Hotel Aulac
Ranked #24 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Reviewed January 2, 2014

There are couple of great things about this hotel:

1. It is right on the lake, so if you're lucky, you get a beautiful view
2. You're right next to the metro station, so it's easy to travel within Lausanne (the metro card comes standard at most Lausanne hotels, from my knowledge)
3. The breakfast is really good
4. Internet is free (which is normally rare at other hotels in this area)

In general, though, I found that the hotel was overpriced for the type of room that I was getting. A three star in the US is a higher standard in the US. Nevertheless, it's a relatively comfortable, if not slightly claustrophobic stay.

In the Lausanne area I would recommend others.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

On the positive side the location is outstanding, on the lakeside with a ‘door step’ connection to Lausanne via the Metro. The free Metro card was an unexpected bonus providing a considerable cost saving. The building has character and some charm. The room had all that is needed; comfortable bed, sufficient storage and work space, a safe, free WiFi, international TV channels, mini bar/fridge and a great view of the lake. I found the staff pleasant and helpful.

On the negative side some of the charm equated to rooms on the small side and noisy floor boards. Movement in the room above was amplified and I lost some sleep as a result. Apart from breakfast, which was typically continental, I did not eat in the restaurant (and claim my free drink) but it was well patronised each evening.

Overall a very enjoyable experience.

Room Tip: A room facing the Lake is a must. To reduce the risk of noisy floor boards a top floor room would be...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

You can't beat this hotel for value for money given its location on the lake. 30 second walk to the Lausanne metro and 5 minute walk to IMD business school. Breakfast is basic Swiss: a few sliced meats and cheese and some fruit salad. Rooms are basic and functional. Biggest annoyance is that the shampoo/showergel/soap dispenser for the shower is located next to the sink outside of the shower!
Best of all, free wifi throughout the hotel including the room and you will receive a free pass to use on Lausanne public transport.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Was staying here aroung four days. The rooms are small and fairly basic, but with all basic amenities. The check in was quick, though there is always a line at the desk. The breakfast could have been better, maybe some moreWhat stood out for me was the location and the resturant below which had good food.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms facing the lake.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

'Serviceable' is probably the best word for this hotel. It adequately fulfills hotel functions, but doesn't go a step beyond. The furniture is functional, the breakfast satisfies hunger, the shower pressure is fine, the staff are helpful. Towels are thin, carpeting is thin, noise travels, amenities are nonexistent. As a previous reviewer noted, the hallway has an odd smell. You'd never stay here for pleasure, although the view of the lake is spectacular.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake view and a large balcony - e.g., room 311.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here last week for a few days and the hotel was spotlessly clean with the rooms clean, decor a lottle dated but for all the time spent in the hotel the decor doesn't matter.
The hotel is situated on the edge of the lake and you can see the alps across the water. Metro station next door with very frequent metros across Lausanne every few minutes or so. Hotel even provide a free transport card to use.

I would recommend it as a base to see Lausanne and the alps.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Excellent location next to the Ouchy metro station and right at the harbor for your ferry trips. Family room was quite small for us (4 adults and 2 toddlers aged 3 and 1.5) and a king bed and a double decker but we could manage. Breakfast was an ok spread. Great playground right opposite the hotel which kept my boys entertained for hours

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of Lake Geneva!
  • Stayed: November 2013, 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: $111 - $254 (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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