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“An absolute dump and incredibly overpriced”
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Hotel Beau-Rivage
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Nyon
Reviewed May 10, 2012

My girlfriend stayed there one night and had on of the worst experiences ever in a hotel. Damp patches in the carpet in her room, (she stood on one and actually got wet socks!) no WiFi in the rooms and mediocre breakfast. The whole place smells of damp and for €300 a night is practically the most overpriced hotel she´s ever stayed at.

Avoid like the plague!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Room rates are fairly competitive, similar as some others nearby. Rooms are quite big and best of it is it has a lovely view of the lake and is very close to town. Nice breakfast, coffee machine in the room and also restaurants in-house but if you want to eat outside, there's also a lot of restaurants nearby. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Very near the park as well.. just perfect!!

Room Tip: Room 203 has lakeside view..
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank han_ching
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Outrageous room rates, dated rooms and average service. I get scared whenever someone mentions I may have to stay here.... Lack of alternatives doesn't help.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Actually I was quite lucky because I was given a suite upon arrival. And this suite was spacious, clean, quiet and going to the lake. There is a coffee machine in the room, and also the breakfast met all my expectations. Therefore I can only recommend this hotel to Business travellers. The transfert from the airport takes around 15 minutes and costs around 90 Euro

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Angelira
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Stayed here a few times in 2011 while house-hunting in the area. It's not 5star but neither are the prices. It does have stunning views of the lake (and sunrise), a great breakfast, and perfect location for the sights and better restaurants of Nyon. The ferry stops right outside the hotel and the train station is a 7-minute walk uphill. I wouldn't honeymoon here, but for a few nights, it's a great spot for exploring "la cote". Note: last Sunday each month (I believe) is the Nyon flea market - that would be a very noisy dawn outside the hotel. Food: right outside the door is Maitre Jacques and L'O, both great; a creperie right across the street is fab. Up the hill by the castle, you have the Auberge de Nyon, which is a also a good bet, as is Cafe du Marche a further block away from the castle. SUPERB gelato around the corner at "Venezia", and good expressos at Le Moulin. Anglos have a proper pub also just around the corner. Much more fun than staying in Geneva and traveling out of town each day!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Mahaguru
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Reviewed December 25, 2011

A very traditional, totally non corporate hotel. Lovely ambience, decent size room overlooking the lake, all necessary amenities. Very good breakfast. Only downside is lack of decent internet connection - and what there is is expensive. Overall a professional and comfortable hotel in a lovely town.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

It was the first time I stayed in this hotel which is often used by my colleagues and what a disappointment! The décor is very seventies with loads of sickly mustard-coloured paint, an abundance of kitsch paintings and sculptures, artificial flowers and plants.
My room was small but made smaller by the inclusion of two single beds in what was clearly intended as a single room and which made it virtually impossible to sit at the tiny desk to work. The lack of space means that instead of bedside tables there were only minute shelves each side of the beds. The furniture would have looked at home in a cheap provincial hotel in an eastern European country - and came complete with plastic hangers!
The bathroom was straight out of a 1970s Swiss apartment with bottom-of-the range fittings and no surface on which to put anything. It featured a wierd mirrored false ceiling which was marked all over with water splashes. The lighting was abysmal. The shower over the narrow bath was placed on the wall in such a way that it was impossible not to be entangled by the shower curtain (several of the hooks of which were broken). Shower curtains are just so unhygenic and disgusting. The lavatory was filthy round the flushing mechanism. The finishing touch was a hairdryer attached to to the inside of the over-sink cupboard which featured insufficient power and heat and lacked a nozzle - and would only work for 2 minutes at a time, followed by a 5 minute pause - it took me half an hour to dry my hair!
Nice to have a Nespresso machine in the room but what about those of us who prefer tea to coffee? The machine came with 3 capsules and I was told by a colleague who had used them that replacements could only be had for 1.5 Swiss francs each!!
Internet access costs an amazing 4 francs an hour in the room and 5 francs for 30 minutes to use the WLAN in the lobby! One has the impression that maximum advantage is taken of the fact that most guests are on business and there is little competition in the area. The Swiss hotel trade constantly complains that the strong franc disadvantages them but this sort of greed probably puts off more potential clients.
We ate one evening in the hotel restaurant, which is very crowded and cluttered with artifical plants and unnecessary 'decorative' objects. I was served a dish different to the one I had ordered and my neighbour's fillet steak (56 francs), came completely overcooked rather than medium as requested. He sent it back and the replacement came back so undercooked he couldn't eat it. Despite this there was no apology and certainly no reduction in the bill or even the offer of a free coffee! On the otherhand, the breakfast buffet, included in the room rate, was good, even if it included supermarket budget range yogourts.
Somebody seems to think that putting glossy magazines in the lobby featuring expensive watches and cars, next to another artificial plant, makes this a classy hotel! They couldn't be more wrong. I'd suggest a short trip to Basel to the Hotel Krafft to see what can be done with a similar building to create a truly memorable and pleasant experience.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Beau-Rivage

Address: rue de Rive 49, Nyon, Nyon District 1260, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Nyon District > Nyon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Nyon
Price Range: $132 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Beau-Rivage 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This place is temporarily closed due to major renovations. Its reopening is tentatively scheduled for the end of 2017. ... more   less 
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Beau Rivage Hotel Nyon

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