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“Great location, quality”
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Hotel du Port
Ranked #20 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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Madeira Beach, Florida
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“Great location, quality”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great location, 2 blocks from M2 and 100 yards from the boats. We took one to Chillion castle. Magnificent. The rooms are spacious and have a great view of the French Alps and Lake Geneva. Originally booked castle d Ouchy but it was too overpriced for the quality. This was a gem to find and our junior suite on the third floor was amazing. Ate at there restaurant and the quality was very good. Breakfast included every morning was above average.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

We only had one night at this hotel, but it was perfect for our needs. We travelled by train and it was a very short walk to the metro and then only a few hundred metres from the station at Ouchy. A free metro card, given by the hotel, meant that it was easy to get in and out of Lausanne. It was lovely to sit having a meal overlooking the lake. We had requested a quiet room and although it didn't have a lake view it was very peaceful.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paris
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Very good location, right in front of lake Geneva, and very welle connected (2 minutes from the subway station). Nothing fancy in the decoration but the room was very clean and quiet, even though it faced the street. Very kind sevice. Nice breakfast

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

I stayed at this hotel late September. The room was perfect for my needs. Clean, quiet and comfortable. I had a room on the top floor with a lovely view of the lake. The staff spoke perfect English and were helpful & friendly. Breakfast and wi-fi were included in my room rate of 160 CHF per night. Breakfast was very good with many choices (not just cereal, bread & juice) and you could eat out on the terrace if you wanted to. Compared to the other major hotel chains in this area, this was a steal! There is noise on the street until about 11pm and then it calms down. Upon check in, you are given a transit pass which will take you up the hill and into the town center as many times as you want to go. The metro couldn't be easier to navigate and Lausanne is small enough to walk around and enjoy. There are many dining options (budget & high-end) in the upper town. For great burgers & fries, eat at Holy Cow. If you'd like to take a boat ride, there is a ferry across the street which will take you across the lake to the village of Evian (40 minute trip). I would definitely recommend this hotel for your stay in Lausanne.

Room Tip: If you are a very light sleeper, bring earplugs and ask for a room that does not face the street.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Hotel du Port has very good location near the port. In the morning, during breakfast you can take a fresh breath because restaurant is opened to the port. Hotel is located at the street full of other hotels and restaurants where you can spend your spare time.

If you arrive to the airport in Geneve (my case) you can take a train and go to Lausanne. In Lausanne- Gary take a metro and go to Ouchy station and you are there - 100m and you are in the Hotel du Port. When you are looking from the hotel you can see the port and beautiful mountains in the background. Stunning!

Receptionist has a great sense of humour and can inform you on all important news. Very kind and opened.

Room Tip: If you want to have promotion as an IMD Candidate then contact them before booking the room
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Nestled between the big boys (Angleterre, Chateau d'Ouchy and the Beau Rivage) this family run hotel and restaurant is a real gem.
Wonderful view across the lake for a very sensible price. Comfortable rooms with friendly service and a warm welcome.
Try the set menues at their harbour front restaurant. Great value for money and delicious choices.
A real secret tip in Lausanne

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

This hotel surpassed my expectations in every respect - and how rare is that?

The location is superb - right by the beautiful lake with stunning views; one minute's walk from the Metro Ouchy which delivers you (free with card from the hotel) to Lausanne centre; three minutes' walk at most from the boat booking office. (Tip - get to the boat booking office in plenty of time, there are long queues of ditherers.)

The room was much larger than other European hotels which charge far more;
There was a bathtub, not just a tiny shower cubicle;
The windows opened - a small point? Not when the night is hot;
Thanks to a tip from TripAdvisor, I asked for a kettle to make our own early morning tea and this was no problem whatsoever;
Choice of pillows (they are in the closet) - how rare is that?
TV in room had English channels - this in the middle of Switzerland;
I asked for more towels - no problem whatsoever.
Housekeeping/cleanlinless - no problems whatsoever.

Towards the end of our stay I found out that there is a free internet computer for guests on the 1st floor (not advertised) - but the reception staff very obligingly answered all my questions on their own computer. I cannot comment on the wi-fi, because I go away to get away from all that.

There is no point in paying extra for a lake view room. How much time do people spend in their hotel bedrooms looking out at the view? We had a city-side room which was dark and quiet at night.

Breakfast and two evening meals in their restaurant were very good. Breakfast was included in the room rate with swift service of tea/coffee. The help-yourself buffet was absolutely fine. I have had far worse in more expensive hotels. Evening meals, both times, were delicious, beautifully presented and with excellent service. Yes, it is expensive, but so is eating out anywhere in that country.

There are plenty of other (decent) restaurants within walking distance; all about the same price but with much more street noise and over-stressed waiters.

At the Hotel du Port, they really work hard to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Every single member of staff we met was friendly and welcoming. I couldn't recommend this small, well-run, hotel more highly. There is absolutely no need to stay at any of the nearby double-the-price establishments. Save the money for very expensive food and drink, and stay here instead.

Room Tip: Don't bother booking a lake-side room; city-side is fine.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
Hotel Style:
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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