I stayed here for a business trip: attending a training course organised by IMD school.
This actually was my fourth visit to the hotel, the first being 5 years ago while I attended a different course organised by my company held in IMD. Not many things have changed in the 5 years.
The hotel is strategically located near the metro station which was only 3-4 minutes walk from the hotel. The Metro Station near the hotel is only 5 mins away from Lausanne main station (Lausanne-Gare) and 6 mins from the main shopping district (Lausanne-Flon). Thus in my opinion, if one were to choose to stay in the city or the hotel facing the lake, please opt for hotel facing the lake; the travel to the city is very short anyway.
If you are arriving by train to Lausanne (they don't have a major airport) just take the train as the transfer from the train to the hotel is quite smooth (there are not many stairs). Taxi is too costly, It could be up to 16-17 CHF for less than 5 minute ride.
As for the hotel itself. the standard room is small, but cozy. The beds are comfortable, though I felt the room was a bit damp (maybe it was the AC). The bathroom was small, but it has a bath so I would say it is well equipped. Tip: get a room facing the lake, the view is worth it :)
The hotel had a very well equipped gym! I have stayed in many hotels before and this hotel gym is definitely in the top tier hotels which have a properly equipped gym (see picture).
The only downside of this hotel is the breakfast restaurant. The quality of the food is what made me decide to give this hotel a 4 star, and I felt which quality declined from my last visit 5 years ago. I remembered they had very creamy yoghurt last time I stayed, this time the yoghurt was just 'meh'. The breakfast hall was super crowded with business people, and thus 'fast breakfast' is not possible as we had to queue for food.
The staff is super friendly, and even recognised me from my last trip! Please always check out the night before, as they only have 3 counters for check out in the morning rush hour.
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- Nestled on the shores of Lake Léman, with astonishing views over the Alps, the Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne is the perfect place to stay while on business or for a vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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