The central location opposite the train station, next to the Metro and well-served by cafes and restaurants is a highlight. The service and attention to amenities is also excellent. While the decor is dated, this is more than compensated for by extras such as a mini fridge with free mineral water replenished daily, kettle, tea and coffee, smartphone with unlimited 4G roaming to help with consulting maps and looking up sights while out and about (as well as free international phone calls), free access to the outstanding gym next door and a free metro card for local travel.
There was a generous shower with full glass screen (no sopping wet floors) but no bath, not an issue for us but will be important to some people. Separate shampoo, conditioner and soap weren't supplied (just a liquid all-in-one), nor body lotion, so bring your own. The train station has 2 Coop mini-supermarkets at either end and not far from the station at the lake end is a big one so very easy to pick up fruit and other supplies.
Staff were extremely helpful and friendly, the bed was comfortable and room at the back of the hotel was quiet. We were in Lausanne for 5 nights as a base for travelling by rail around the south west of Switzerland and couldn't have been happier with this choice. More
- Free Wifi