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bucharest
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very satisfied on quality-price paid ratio (in Switzerland speaking). Very tired being, no matter how tiny room was, the warm water and bedding quality have exceeded everything else. We had peaceful nights in a clean room, in a clean bed, being freshly washed and facing the inner courtyard - otherwise I figure the railway station would spoiled our...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to put a comment on your stay with us. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. While hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel AlaGare and with my kindest regards. Nicolas...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think the view of this hotel can only be based on value for money - which in that case it is a firm 3 start. Switzerland is expensive so you won't find super cheap hotels; however team that up with a week of events in Geneva and you might not find a hotel at all - hence the stay...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to put a comment on your stay with us. Your appreciation will be forwarded to my team, who put a particular attention to offer a very personalized welcome to our guests. Please note that we have different types of rooms available at hotel AlaGare . Though Hotel AlaGare is located...

Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The hotel is old and badly maintained. The pictures on website are very different that the reality. The rooms are terribly small, the sink near the bed out of the bathroom, bathroom itself small 1x1m. Never coming back, sorry.

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Many thanks for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We are sorry to hear that your stay in our hotel did not meet your expectation. Please note that we have different types of rooms available at hotel AlaGare and when the hotel is full we propose smaller rooms at very attractive rates in Lausanne....

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The only two good things about this hotel stay were, the location, it is less than 2 minutes walk from the train station, and the receptionists were all very helpful with onward travel etc. The room was so small, that it was impossible to put up the ironing board. To sit on the toilet, I had to have one foot...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Many thanks for having taken the time to post your comment on Internet. We are sorry to hear that your stay in our hotel did not meet your expectation. We have different types of rooms available at hotel AlaGare and when the hotel is full we propose smaller rooms at very attractive rates in Lausanne. For your...

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The hotel is extremely well located, a few steps away from the train tracks of the Lausanne main station. The hotel dates back to the building time of the station. It is an heritage building..which means that the room are very small and would need some refreshing works, except the bath rooms which were recently renovated, as the breakfeast room,...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. Hôtel AlaGare is located in an historic building. Its rooms are consequently not all the same size. For your next stay, do not hesitate to contact me at +41 21 612 09 09 or book directly on our website to get...

Edinburgh
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This hotel was booked as part of a cycle tour. The hotel was central in town and close to the station. A bit of a hike on a bike from the coast road in and out of town but close to lots of restaurants, bars and shops. It is basic, the rooms are small but it was clean and friendly.

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. While hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel AlaGare and with my kindest regards....

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights. We booked online for a cost of CHF270. . Extremely expensive for Australian budget travelers, but as we realized nothing comes cheap in Switzerland!!. It was chosen for proximity to railway station, a 5 minute walk away . The railway theme is very evident in this hotel, as is the noise of the trains...

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to put a comment on your stay with us. Your appreciation will be forwarded to my team, who does its best to satisfy our guests. For your next stay, use our Internet site to benefit from the best available price and a larger room as well as to...

Hong Kong
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Excellent Location, the hotel is at the street from Platform 9 direction, within 5 minutes. There is lift or escalator down to street and turn left. The receptionist has good manner and provide good services, prepared 2 travel card, which is excellent for city or nearby visit, it is free from metro, bus and train (with zone limitation) Our room...

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Many thanks for having taken the time to post your positive comment on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. Your appreciation of your stay will be forwarded to my team, which gives its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. We very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel...

Sydney
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in a family room here. Our son adored the train in the breakfast room and could not wait to see it each time. Rooms are small and bathroom smaller: not for the claustrophobic!, weird stains on 2/3 quilts and a pillow (???)... But noise was fine facing internal courtyard, location handy and staff mostly nice. The...

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Madam Many thanks for having taken the time to evaluate our hotel on trip advisor. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. We are very happy to know that your son adored our breakfast room and the train. Our rooms are not all the same...

Reviewed 19 September 2016

I pre-booked on booking.com with a good rate and free cancellation if necessary. This hotel is simple but adequate and charming. I had a single room on the top floor with a shared toilet and shower for the whole floor, which only had a few rooms. My own room had a twin bed, closet, TV, desk, sink and skylight. The...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Stefanie, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. While hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel AlaGare and with my kindest regards. Nicolas...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located near the train station, in the heart of Lausanne, Hotel AlaGare has recently been renovated to welcome guests in a convivial and comfortable environment. Inspired by the legendary trains of old, the interior decoration creates a unique atmosphere reminiscent of times past ; take this opportunity to admire the miniature electric railway installed in the breakfast room, and activate the Crocodile locomotive and its Rheingold wagons by pressing the red button !  ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel AlaGare

Address: rue du Simplon 14, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range: €94 - €391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel AlaGare 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Minotel Alagare Hotel Lausanne
Minotel Hotel Alagare
Minotel Lausanne
Lausanne Minotel
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“Inner court rooms, compulsory.”
 of 5 bubbles edinu10, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“go to a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Ikorel, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Better you request to the hotel for room not in the metro line side if you want a quiet room”
 of 5 bubbles pabitra430, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“try to be near the router. While the hotel has free WIFI, the internet is somehow weak.”
 of 5 bubbles vinceg892, 19 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Facing the street may be best; there's very little traffic and no loud bars or clubs.”
 of 5 bubbles BillWMichigan, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
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