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“Clean, comfortable, convenient”
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Hotel du Port
Ranked #20 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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74 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable, convenient”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

We had a 4 night stay at the hotel and found it very comfortable. We had a lake view which was gorgeous. The windows were good in blocking out street noise at night, though there wasn't much of that except for Saturday night. The bathroom had a huge soaker tub which is a nice change from the tiny shower stalls you often find in European hotels. The breakfast was delicious. Though it was the same every day, there were lots of options: various breads, croissants, cheeses, cereal, yogurt, fruit, meat, etc. Certainly enough food to fill you up for a day of sightseeing. The only complaint we have about the hotel was the noise from the cleaning staff in the morning. Our room was at the end of the hall next to the closet for the cleaning staff. We'd be woken up from their talking in the hallway at around 7:30 each day. Other than that, the bed was comfortable and the hotel was otherwise quiet and we could get a good night's sleep- it would just end a little sooner than planned some days. The hotel is extremely convenient to the metro and the ferries. The front desk staff were very helpful and accommodating. They did speak English very well, but were appreciative of our attempts to speak French. One of the staff even told us that she likes to speak English to customers when she can so she can practice.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2012

We got a room facing the lake...great view. The hotel is very convenient. 2 min walk from the Ouchy train station. We took a train from Geneva to Lausanne, and from main station to Ouchy took a max of 10 min. Excellent breakfast with many different selections, and the room is clean and reasonable. Very good value for Switzerland. 10 min walk to the Olympics museum, and 3 min walk to the boat dock where you can take to get to Montreux and surrounding towns. If you are a avid walker who wants to fully enjoy the lake with the mountains in the back or a runner, this hotel provides the location for that.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Stayed for 1 night in order to be relatively close (by train) to Geneva airport for early flight.
Friendly efficient staff, excellant breakfast and clean, comfortable room in hotel both close to metro station Ouchy (200 metres) that connects directly with main line station and lakeside prom (100 metres), together with numerous restaurants.

Room Tip: Possibly not worth staying in lakeside room for extra cost, due to relatively small windows.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Main attraction here is the location, raise the lake and beside the tram. Try to get a lake view, it make all the difference.
Rooms are average.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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108 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2012

We found this hotel to be a good value for Switzerland. There are much more expensive 4 and 5 star hotels that share the same location and similar views. This hotel is on the lake and very close to a metro station which is very convenient to get to the train station and to central Lausanne. We were given a free city transport card for the length of our stay and found this to be very useful. We booked a double room with lake view. The room was very large for a European hotel room and included a nice desk area and small table by the window. The room charge included a nice buffet breakfast. We really appreciated the free wifi which worked very well in the room and we were able to access it in the restaurant as well. There was just one password for all of our devices, so it was easy to use. We had a nice view of the lake from our room. It is a very good find for the area.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Budapest, Hungary
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221 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2012

This hotel is located directly across from the Chateau d'Ouchy, right 'on' the lake in this excellent part of Lausanne. Given the prices and often limited availability of the 'higher-end' properties in this area I would recommend this hotel as a 'more economical' option. But be advised that, in this area, prices are so high that 'economical' is 150-200 CHF per night including a nice buffet breakfast and free wifi. But the rooms and hotel are relatively 'basic' - what you'd expect from a 3-star, but nothing more. Bed comfort and noise were not a problem, and we were on 3rd floor facing the main street (w lake view). Bottom line: for a quick night or two stay in a great location, it's a good spot. If you want something more 'romantic' or special spring for Chateau d'Ouchy or one of the other 4/5 stars nearby - just book them well in advance and expect to pay close to 300 CHF++ per night.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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California
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Our room was lovely, clean, comfortable, and quiet. Breakfast was good. Location excellent. Service was helpful and friendly. Wi-fi was free and strong. Nice view out over the lake.

Our one caveat is that we arrived by car. You have to pull up on the sidewalk and quickly unload your bags. There were 3 of us, so I could leave the others while I went and parked. Parking is bit far and in a big, confusing underground garage. But this was our only complaint.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel du Port
Address: place du Port 5, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #20 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel du Port 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming small family-run hotel, ideally situated on the waterfront of Lake Léman and 7 minutes from Lausanne center. Its warm and modern 22 rooms will enhance your stay with us. The Nicolier family, who have been running the hotel for 3 generations would be delighted to welcome you ! ... more   less 
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