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“Excellent hotel, great staff and a perfect location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Aulac

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Hotel Aulac
Ranked #26 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel, great staff and a perfect location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

This is the hotel I normally stay in when in Lausanne and it's a great place. Very helpful staff and a a lovely little restaurant attached. Food is great and the free wifi and travel cards are a great touch. The view over the lake is amazing and as the hotel is only 50 metres from the water it's easy to use as a base for running or cycling around. Fantastic as ever

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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hull
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

Hotel has the best location just on the Ouchy waterfront, on top of the metro station and the tourist information office. Booked on their website and you get a 5% discount which is great. Upgraded on arrival to a room with a balcony. nice and quiet in the evening and overnight. Brilliant choice of TV channels - the main 5 UK ones and more. Breakfast perfectly adequate. Free wifi was very speedy - possibly the best wifi I have ever had in a hotel.
Rooms good in a standard sort of decoration and facilities and one of the best shower pressure I have had in a hotel as well. So glad I stayed there.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Cascais, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

It' s my third stay here and I'm loving it as always.
This Hotel has a fantastic location, a superb view to Lac Léman, very friendly staff and a great Restaurant "Le Pirate"...
I will be back for sure :)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Southminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

Attended a conference in Lausanne. Hotel rooms were spartan in a Germanic 1980's kinda way. very functional. but not overtly comfortable. My room faced away from the lake so no view. Lake facing rooms must be better. Breakfast more than adequate, but no fresh fruit, just a chopped fruit salad.
Location was excellent. right on the lake front by the marina and park esplanade. If you like a morning run or walk it is perfect.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

The last five days of our honeymoon were spent at this lovely hotel. Our room had a huge balcony five floors up, overlooking the lake. The room was lovely and comfortable. The breakfast was basic but ok. Reception staff were friendly and helpful. Very well placed for the metro, bus and boats.

Room Tip: Get a lake view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Deep River, Connecticut
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146 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here. The location is fantastic! My room was on the 6th floor, and the view was unbelievable - so beautiful!

The hotel is located on the northern shore of Lake Geneva. There are miles of walkways along the shore of Lake Geneva, especially heading east. A very short walk to the east is the Olympic Museum. And just around the corner from the hotel is the metro stop which takes you into Lausanne as well as the train station that goes to the airport.

The hotel is simple but nice. There is always fresh fruit in the lobby, and they give you a free pass for breakfasts and local transportation (like the metro) when you check in. Free wifi, also.

The breakfast was great! They have hard-boiled eggs, or do-it-yourself boiled eggs, various toasts and pastries and jam, yogurt, fruit, ham & cheese, and cold cereal. And coffee and juices. It was really very good.

No fitness center, unfortunately, but I found the surroundings to be very safe. There are always people running outside, so I felt safe running at 5am before sunrise. And the paths were well-lit.

Regarding the staff, they are very helpful. In fact, I forgot a charger there and they kindly and immediately offered to mail it to me. I was so grateful for their honesty and willingness to go above and beyond.

The rooms were definitely comfortable and clean. My window faced the afternoon sun, but there was a very nice, motorized awning that opened or closed depending on my preference, and that blocked out all light even in the middle of the afternoon.

The hotel even offered a free bottle of water, although you do need to bring your own amenities. (Soap is provided.)

Overall it was the location and staff and food that really put this hotel over the top for me. I hope someday I will be able to return.

Room Tip: I would request a room on the 5th or 6th floor facing due south (i.e., facing the lake).
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Beckenham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

There has to be a better hotel than this one. Only thing it has going for it is location.
Is probably best to eat in one of the many surrounding restaurants if you can for probably a little less cost and better quality food.
The perch was in batter or breadcrumbs (hard to tell really) swimming in loads of butter and oil with chips and piece of lettuce. Way too greasy. Half bottle of water was 4.5euros compared to almost 5 euros for wine. You'd think water would be reasonable here.
That person who said you must ask for a room with a view was right, my view was over some roof area so it could have actually been situated anywhere.
Bathroom a little dared with soap dispenser next to sink and nowhere near the shower with one of those smelly patterned outdated shower curtains.
When I asked the woman on reception to book a taxi for the morning she looked at me like I was completely stupid and had just asked her for a train ticket. When I asked her what the problem was she said there was a taxi rank over the road where there is normally taxis. Clearly if I'd known that or noticed it I would not have asked so she did not need to act like I essay completely stupid for asking- whatever happened to customer service!
A disappointing stay.




Stayed January 2014
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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