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Alexandria, VA USA
Reviewed 12 May 2011

I just spent 10 days at the Hotel Alpha-Palmiers for a work trip. It's a good hotel--not a fabulous hotel--but I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. The positives: Very convenient location in the heart of Lausanne. Yes, the train station is a two minute walk (down hill) more like 10 when you head back up. Getting a cab in...

1Thank twocoasts
alphalausanne, Manager at Hotel Alpha-Palmiers, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you for choosing to spend your time with us in one of our Fassbind Hotels in Lausanne. We are glad to see that you enjoed your stay. Waiting to welcome you again and hoping you will become one of our most loyal customers, please accept, Madam, Sir our best wishes.

Milano, Italia
Reviewed 28 December 2010

I stayed here by coincidence during the Xmas weekend: originally I booked a room at the 3 star hotel City which also makes part of this company but they booked me out to hotel Alpha because they were full but at the same rate and when I checked-in they gave me an upgrade (I suppose because of the book out...

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2010

We had a conference in the Alpha-Palmiers and stayed for two nights. Lausanne is an expensive city, and the hotel is about average price, but does represent good value for money. It is modern and reasonably spacious, but is quite spread out (I had to take two separate lifts to get to my room). The free breakfast I got in...

Thank awsculli
Reviewed 20 October 2010

We stayed 1 night at the Alpha-Palmiers as part of our Cosmos Train Tour of Switzerland. Very modern and clean. Good Breakfast. It is located on a very steep street, but that's Lucerne. We had a nice big room, with a good bathroom that overlooked a courtyard.Nice self-service cafeteria (Manora) further up the very steep street, but it is a...

Thank PalmerTrips
Reviewed 17 October 2010

I read many reviews on TripAdvisor, and I was a bit apprehensive about staying at the Hotel Alpha-Palmiers. My husband was in Lausanne on business, and the university selected and paid for this hotel. Happily, we really were comfortable here. Perhaps because my husband was hosted by a local institution that probably books many rooms, we were given a room...

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The North
Reviewed 15 October 2010

I was wondering what to find after reading a number of reviews. We had been booked a standard double but had a panoramic room on the 7th floor. The double bed was two single beds pushed together and quite comfortable. They did however remind me bit of student digs in the 60s. The room was clearly non-smoking however there was...

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Reviewed 10 October 2010

We arrived at this hotel at 11am & unsurprisingly our rooms were not ready. There were three staff on reception, the duty manageress who was extremely rude to every guest who approached her, another lady who was polite but useless & one bloke who was great & got us our rooms as quick as he could. The hotel is circular...

2Thank WedgeScotland
Reviewed 2 October 2010

You can tell that perhaps is the current administration to be held responsible for the state of this hotel, as the room and hotel design could be better used. The rooms have a clean mid 1900 design that definitely could be used in favor and not against as it currently is. I have to start by warning you that single...

2Thank HotelSpy2010
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2010

First of all I will say that I was charged a whopping £260 per night to stay in this hotel with breakfast not included (an additional £16.50). Internet access was an additional charge as well (+ £20 per day) and, incredibly, USE OF THE GYM was charged at £8 per day. A total charge of £304 per night. So what...

2Thank Wheeker
Reviewed 9 September 2010

the hotel is a maze. to get to your room, i had to take two lifts. the fitness center is indicated through many signs but they lead you nowhere. carpets are stained, and all hallways smell pretty bad. signs about renting dvds or about conference locations are printed out on paper and stuck with scotch tape all over the place...

1Thank lkjhgZurich

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Modern Hotel with interior gardens, restaurant serving regional cuisine; set in the center of the city with views of the lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Alpha-Palmiers

Address: rue du Petit-Chene 34, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range: $173 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Alpha-Palmiers 4*
Number of rooms: 215
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Also Known As:
Hotel Alpha Palmiers
Alpha Palmiers Hotel Lausanne
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#12 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
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