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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This was one of the more affordable options in Lausanne, and quality wise it looked quite good. The only drawback was that it was a little away from the main city. But if you are okay to travel 20 minutes and stay in a decent place, then I'd definitely recommend this. You need to take a bus/minivan to the renens...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir Thank you for having taken the time to post a comment on Tripadvisor. We mostly appreciate it. Your appreciation of your stay will be forwarded to my team, which gives its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. As you have mentioned, hotel des Inventions is in Ecublens, very close to the EPFL campus....

Naas, Ireland
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Modern hotel, first room had no view but staff kindly changed room for a better view - had the impression that we could see Lake Geneva but this was not the case. Dining was a limited affair in every sense, dining room empty at 2045, limited buffet. Breakfast was better, if only because there were more people about. The room...

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. While hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel les Inventions. With my kindest regards....

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We selected this hotel to base ourselves to visit Geneva, Gstaad and Montrux. It is located in Parc which is two stop away from renens VD station. Renens VD station is reachable from Lausannae within 5 mins. Bus stop parc is just 2 mins from the hotel. From Montrux & Geneva we can get trains directly to renens VD and...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. While hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel des Inventions and with my kindest regards....

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Overall Hotel is OK without anything major going for or against it. The most surprising thing is the lack of a front desk at all. It is however well organized with a receptionist that can be reached through a phone and can assist you but you have to ensure that you have your reservation number with you. Going there expecting...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. Our check-in process can be compared to the one used by most airlines and is completed by a 24/7 assistance....

wrocław, Poland
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was great stay on our way through Switzerland. Hotel is artfully decorated, each room is dedicated to a different inventor. The room was really luxurious, big and comfortable. Great bed and nice bathroom with stones on the floor. Everything was very clean. Wide variety of tea and coffee in room. Free card for public transport. Internet connection works fine...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. All of the Hotels et Patrimoine's hotels are developped around a theme, which is used in the decoration. Our...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

It is a really nice, clean and spacious hotel, which is not too far away of Lausanne. The place is quite with free parking so I guess also good for kids. We had free tickets to Lausanne, which was a nice surprise. The breakfast was rich, unfortunately there was only one person responsible for the coffee and all kind of...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will give your comments all the attention needed and make sure the problem you mention is solved without delay. Though frequent quality controls are made in our hotels, comments made by our clients are essential to improve quality and answer...

Tamworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a visit to the Western side of Switzerland. Hotel manager contacted me before visit to ask if I had any specific requirements. They met all this and made our stay thoroughly enjoyable. The free car parking & travel cards was appreciated. Bedroom was big and clean. Breakfast was plentiful with a good...

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to post a comment on Internet. I hope you appreciated Hotel des Inventions’ 50 Swiss inventions displayed in your room and our restaurant-lobby-bar. Most of our guests have fun learning about Swiss Ricola candies, the solar impulse airplane or chocolate making techniques! I will forward you comment to my team, which...

Makati, Philippines
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We spent one night in this hotel when passing from the German-speaking part towards Geneva. The hotel is easily accessible from the motorway and the hotel offers free parking. We were pleasantly surprised by the size of the room on the modern bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and we also appreciated the coffee and tea making facilities in the...

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Madam, Many thanks for having posted a comment on Tripadvisor. Your appreciation will be forwarded to our team, who does its best to satisfy our clients and make sure their stay will be comfortable and easy. While hoping to welcome you soon again at Les Inventions and with my kindest regards. Eric DECOMBAS Manager

Villers-la-Ville, Belgium
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Arrived here from Lucerne to spend a night before proceeding on to France. What an absolutely splendid surprise! The hotel is really superb and the decor nice and in wonderful condition. The room was large, beautifully decorated and had all one could wish for including coffee/tea making facilities. There is a wide choice of TV channels including almost all the...

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Many thanks for having taken the time to post your positive comment on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. Your appreciation of your stay will be forwarded to our team, who gives its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. We very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel...

Port au Prince
Reviewed 28 December 2015

As asked during the booking, a very cute baby bed was ready in the room when we arrived. The room was large and clean, the bed was very comfortable. The staff was very friendly. The selk-checking process was intuitive, quick and convenient. Very good for the price and for the area! What could be improved: the breakfast was just OK....

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Dear Sir, Many thanks for having taken the time to post your positive comment on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. Your appreciation of your stay will be forwarded to our team, who gives its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. We very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel des...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located 5 minutes away from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and 10 minutes away from Lausanne by car, Hotel des Inventions pays homage to those who have made Switzerland a reference in terms of innovation. From milk chocolate to Velcro and automatic watches, 50 Swiss inventions are featured in the hotel, lending their names to the different rooms. This establishment is also serves as the testing grounds of the Hotels et Patrimoine Group, where all our ideas for innovation are put into practice: luggage-like kitchenette, "honesty boutique", electric Renault Twizy car (available for 40 CHF a day), automated check-in portals, these are some of the surprisingly practical services you will find here. Breakfast is served in the morning as a buffet. The hotel restaurant is open Monday to Saturday, and requires booking; it offers traditional French cuisine as well as vegetarian dishes and gluten-free and lactose-free food. Wi-Fi is free, check-in is open 24/7 through a terminal and assistance is ensured through a Skype connection to our main reception desk. You will also benefit from a complimentary public transportation card, and free parking is available around the hotel.” ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel des Inventions

Address: chemin du Parc 2 | Lausanne, Ecublens 1024, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Ecublens
Price Range: $128 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Inventions 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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