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“Good hotel, excellent location, poor breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Continental Lausanne
Ranked #14 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Kyrenia, Cyprus
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good hotel, excellent location, poor breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

We stayed for 2 nights in Lausanne. Excellent location opposite the train station. Friendly staff. Free wifi. Free metro pass for the duration of our stay - a nice touch. Two things that I didn't like: 1) There is room for improvement for the cleanliness. To give an example, after mopping some hair was stuck on the floor. 2) Breakfast was poor.

  • Stayed December 2011
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

As many have stated here the Hotel Continental's location is ideally situated across the street from the main station. The front of the hotel is a bit drab - with the hotels old nameplate being stripped off the building. Beds were ok, although a tad bit hard, and the free breakfast was acceptable. The rooms are of an acceptable european style and about the size you'd expect.. I was on the 4th floor facing the train station. It was when night fell that the problems started..

Somewhere below me on the street level is a nightclub/disco for 20-somethings which was running every night until 4am. The constant bass from the disco reverberated throughout the hotel every night until morning. After the disco closed all the drunken partygoers came onto the street in front of the hotel - yelling, screaming and fighting - again until the sun came up.
The constant throbbing of the bass and noise on the street made for terrible sleep.

In the room, the satellite TV was constantly pixellating, losing signal and then refusing to work at all.. this continued throughout my stay.

Overall an average rating - not a superior hotel, not the worst.. but there are limiting factors you should consider before staying - not just the proximity to the trains.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not facing the station, a high room, or one which will be spared from noise
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Corban, Suisse
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

Friendly welcome, helpful staff. Room lovely clean and very comfortable bed. Free travel pass. Breakfast was plentiful and enjoyable.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

Friendly welcome, helpful staff. Room lovely clean and very comfortable bed. Free travel pass. Breakfast was plentiful and enjoyable. Rain head shower is an added boost

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

Hi,

me and my wife when here in July 2011.
it was clear the rooms have reccently been done up.

good-
free wifi
amazingly nice new rooms
free travel pass- very good to have!

bad-
breakfast is average
bar is a bit crap but there is lots of bars around

all in all we was very pleased with this hotel and will def go back again!

Room Tip: make sure its one of the new done up rooms, v nice
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

first room I was given was VERY small (approx 15cm between bed and wall to squeeze through to other side of room), overlooking place de la Gare and opposite lift with very loud chimes every time someone called it so requested to change room. Staff were most helpful and arranged it quickly, new room was much quieter but still tiny. Room service very limited. Wifi free and very fast. Hardest bed I have ever slept on but nice bedding. Breakfast was excellent. Would stay here again as good value compared with other hotels in Lausanne.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms opposite lifts and request back of hotel
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Worksop, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

Excellent staff on reception. Most professional courteous and helpful. Spacious, very clean and quiet room.Unlike previous reviewer we found the the beds very comfortable indeed.
Continental breakfast was excellent in terms of quality with as much to eat as required. Had evening meal in Hotel restaurant which whilst being ok was overpriced in our view.
However the hotel is very close to a number of restaurants. Can recommend Le Pinte opposite for a reasonably priced good quality meal.
Have only one gripe. No tea and coffee making facilities in room. Coffee machines can however be found on all floors--- but at a cost.
With good security features ie safe in room and own card to operate lift to gain access to rooms this was seen as a very good experience staying at The Continental

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Continental Lausanne
Address: Place de la Gare 2, Lausanne 1001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Lausanne
#8 Business Hotel in Lausanne
#11 Luxury Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Continental Lausanne 4*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Continental welcomes you in the center of the French speaking part of Switzerland and only few minutes from the beautiful Lac Leman. 116 Spacious rooms offer state of the art comfort finished off with free WIFI in the entire hotel, as well as a free bottle of mineral water upon arrival. NEW ! Free and direct access to the new space of Fitness The hotel's Cafe-restaurant "Le pain Quotidien" is a offering light dishes. Since May 2014 enjoy five brand new meeting rooms, equipped with modern projection technology and designed by an experienced hotel interior designer. Welcome to the center of French speaking Switzerland. Welcome to your 4 star Hotel Continental. ... more   less 
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Continental Swiss q Lausanne

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