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Where to Stay in Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne, Switzerland, with a population of 130,00 people, is one of the richest cities (per capita) in Europe. With all of the following attractions you would have to expect excellent hotel options, and you won’t be disappointed.

Located on the shores of Lake Geneva and looking out upon the craggy, snow capped peaks of the Alps, Lausanne is also one of the the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city has more than 20 museums, an excellent university, a wide variety of outdoor sporting opportunities, world class shopping venues, great restaurants, and an abundance of nightlife.

Here we offer our suggestions for ‘where to stay’ in Lausanne, from 5-star luxury to charming B&Bs.

Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne, Switzerland

5-Star Hotels in Lausanne

Lausanne Palace and Spa

Lausanne Palace and Spa 5-star luxury
The Lausanne Palace & Spa is a prestigious member of the Leading Hotels of the World and Swiss Deluxe Hotels associations. This hotel boasts a panoramic view of Lake Geneva and the Alps and offers the finest in comfort and service. The CBE Concept Spa is a private membership club and an exclusive spa, complementary to hotel guests.
Grande Chene 7-9
Tel: 0 21 331 3131

Beau Rivage Palace 5-star Luxury
Superior room at Beau Rivage PalaceCome to the Beau Rivage Palace to be treated like royalty. This hotel offers only 25 rooms, so each guest is given personal attention.

On the Gold List 2012 of the Condé Nast Traveler, the Beau Rivage Palace offers rooms with spectacular views of the lake and there are two swimming pools one indoors and one outdoors. The hotel aso offers a spa and on-site gym.
Place Du Port 17-19,
Lausanne, Switzerland

4-Star Hotels in Lausanne

L Ermitage de Bernard Ravet 4-Star
L ermitage de Bernard RavetL’Ermitage is a charming wine-grower’s property dating back to the 18th century, and offers a lush, green, soothing  setting. Here you will be pampered in luxurious, comfortable guest rooms.

Six fully furnished rooms and three Junior Suites, all with a garden view are waiting for you. Each room comes with the finest amenities and latest technology.
Route du Village 26
CH – 1134
Tel: 0 21 804 68 68


Auberge du Raisin 4-Star
Auberge du RaisinSet between Lausanne and Vevey, the Auberge du Raisin provides seven double deluxe rooms, one suite and one apartment, all with a cozy and refined atmosphere. All rooms have a WiFi connection, television, and mini-bar, some with a sitting-corner. Each room is dedicated to a celebrity (Rousseau, Davel, Chagall) who lived in the area and the designs have been chosen after them.
1, place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville
CH-1096 Cully
Tel: 0 21 799 21 31

3-Star Hotels in Lausanne


Hostellerie les Chevreuils
Hostellerie les ChevreuilsIf you have a car, we heartily recommend that you stay at the Hostellerie les Chevreuils, located just 15 minutes from Lausanne. The hotel and gourmet restaurant (see below) are situated in a green garden with views of the Alps. Thirty rooms, decorated in a classic and comfortable style have all the amenities that you will need including cable TV and internet connections. Reasonable pricing, a great restaurant and over-the-top charm make this one a winner.
1000 Lausanne 26
Tel: 0 21 784 20 21

Hotel EliteLocated just minutes from the train station, this hotel is charming and quiet. The rooms are comfortable and the staff is friendly and accommodating. Be sure to try the ample, excellent breakfast. There is a charge for internet access, but parking is free. No AC, but fans are provided. You will have good value for your money at this well situated hotel.
1 Avenue Ste-Luce
Lausanne 1003
Written by Terri Fogarty for


Wednesday 4th of February 2015

Hi, i really enjoyed reading your blog, it is very informative and descriptive. I am planning to visit Switzerland in end of the April, I have 3-4 days to cover Switzerland. Can you please give me information on which city will be great for us to stay? we will be coming from paris and heading for innsbruck from zurich. We are planning to see mt titlis, thun. luzern, jungfraujoch and zurich. thanks

Terri Fogarty

Thursday 5th of February 2015

If you are looking for a city to use as a hub from which to see the rest of Switzerland, I think Bern is a somewhat central place to stay. It also has good train connections to all parts of Switzerland.

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