Visiting Lausanne in Switzerland is taking a step out of the typical European tour. This is a famous city not only for being the Olympic capital, but also for its beauty. Mountains, rivers, small houses and ancient buildings. History around every corner. If you are looking for a quiet city with plenty of attractions, where you can spend a relaxing holiday with a luxurious stay, Lausanne is definitely the right choice. You can find accommodations that will meet your needs and with a reasonable balance between what you get and how much you pay.
Five-star hotel in a building built in 1861. Located in 10 acres of parkland, on the banks of Lake Geneva in Lausanne. The location is truly amazing, in the neighborhood Ouchy, the south of the city. A place to enjoy tranquility, the scenery of the river, and nice walks in the shore.
The Beau-Rivage Palace is equipped with big rooms, a spa and wellness center, an indoor pool (also an outdoor pool for the summer), and a fitness center. After working out you can enjoy the jacuzzi, the sauna or a good session of massages to relax in style. This hotel is home of the best local cuisine with Anne-Sophie Pic as the chef of the hotel restaurant. Have a taste of her unique creations for lunch or dinner. And the breakfast included in the price is qualified as superb by the guests. Expensive, but with a variety of packages to make it more accessible. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic and relaxing getaway or for families on holidays. The hotel offers babysitting and child services. All children under the age of 11 stay free of charge for extra beds and children under the age of 2 stay free of charge for children’s cots or cribs. Even pets are allowed. Just make sure to let the hotel know if you are travelling with one because extra charges may apply.
Address: Place du Port 17-19, Sous-Gare-Ouchy, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 507 USD
Access: 4-minute walk from a Metro station and 9 minutes walk from the Olympic Museum.
Contact: +41 216133333
Stay in a renovated castle. It even has a tower with a dungeon as a solid testimony of the hotel’s history. Actually, Château d'Ouchy really has it all. It’s located on the shores of Lake Geneva, a 12 minute walk to the beach, considered by Lausanne visitors one of the most beautiful areas of the city. Feel the history trails in the walls of this former Château dating back to the 12th century. The beginnings of the Château’s construction were revealed for the first time in the Lausanne bishops’ chronicles. Originally, it was planned to become a fort. The tower that is still standing was the first part of the Château to be built in 1177 by Bishop Landry de Durnes. One century later, Bishop Guillaume de Champvent extended the Château and created the town of Lausanne. The Château became a hotel residence during the 19th century.
These days, guests can enjoy the mix of an ancient castle with modern features like the Mediterranean restaurant, the cosy bar, the outdoor pool, the modern leisure area with sauna and hammam, and the terrace facing the lake. It’s a very popular choice for couples looking for a fairy tale experience. Also for families with kids who will have fun with the setting. Another plus is that guests of the Château d'Ouchy have free access to the spa of the Beau-Rivage Palace at a surcharge.
Address: Place du Port 2, Sous-Gare-Ouchy, 1000 Lausanne, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 258 USD
Access: 9-minute walk from the Olympic Museum and 1.9 km (1 mi.) from Lausanne Cathedral.
Contact: +41 213313232
If it’s luxury you are going for, this is a great option. Dating back to the 18th century and renovated in 2002, the Angleterre & Résidence is a timeless embodiment of the good life. Five buildings surround the reception, a glass structure standing in an attractive flower garden.
Great reviews from couples thanks to the great location next to Lake Geneva and the wonderful atmosphere. Guests can enjoy the spa available at an additional price. It has 75 bedrooms and junior suites housed in four separate buildings with their own distinct styles, and also features the Italian restaurant, L’Accademia, for a great dining option.
Angleterre & Résidence
Address: Place du Port 11, Sous-Gare-Ouchy, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 207 USD
Access: 8-minute walk from the Olympic Museum.
Contact: +41 216133434
Opened in June 1915, is an elegant 5 star hotel in the business and shopping district. It features 4 restaurants, exclusive spa facilities, and panoramic views of the city, Lake Geneva, and the Alps. Ideal for a beauty getaway because the facilities include CBE Concept Spa & Cosmetics and the Aveda Beauty Centre, fitness center and yoga classes.
Lausanne Palace & Spa
Address: Grand Chene 7-9, Lausanne Centre, 1002 Lausanne, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 358 USD
Access: Geneva Airport can be reached within 40 minutes by car.
Contact: +41 213313131
If you’ve decided to visit Lausanne for the first time, your timing couldn’t be better. After a 6-year complete refurbishment, the Hôtel Royal Savoy Lausanne reopened in November 2015. An elegant Art Nouveau-style building dating from 1909, in the centre of Lausanne, and a 5-minute walk from Lake Geneva. The metro station is located in front of the building. 96 rooms and suites, business facilities, an exclusive terrace restaurant, lobby lounge, cigar lounge, a Sky Terrace on the roof with its unique 360° panoramic view and an extensive spa area are included in the Hôtel Royal Savoy Lausanne.
Hôtel Royal Savoy Lausanne
Address: Avenue d'Ouchy 40, Sous-Gare-Ouchy, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 328 USD
Access: 2-minute walk from the metro station and 1.5 km (0.9 mi.) from Cathédrale Notre-Dame.
Contact: +41 216148888
A holiday to remember
If you pay a visit to Lausanne, do it with style. Choose among these top class hotels and have a five star experience you’ll never forget.
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