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“Good option if you're visiting Lausanne.”
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Hotel du Marche
Ranked #12 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Makati, Philippines
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“Good option if you're visiting Lausanne.”
Reviewed 27 May 2012

The Hotel is near the train station and our taxi ride took 10 minutes. The hotel is centrally located and walking to the tourist areas is easy and pleasant. The room had all the basic necessities we required. Clean and comfortable.

We took the breakfast option because it was the most reasonably priced. Everything in Lausanne is expensive so taking the breakfast in the hotel was a great idea. It was a typical continental breakfast served in a nice quiet dining room.

Staff are friendly enough, we were given tickets we could use for the buses and the metro that allowed us to visit most of the city.

Our room was a family room with 4 beds and its own bathroom. The hotel itself is an old building with old world charm.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

The hotel is very well situated, in a relatively quiet street, only minutes away from the city center and public transport. The rooms are very basic, but clean, warm and comfortable. Also they cover everything I usually require: TV, free Wifi and a kettle to boil water for a hot beverage.
Further, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and the free public transport during the stay was a nice plus.
The shower and toilet facilities are on the small side, although is hardly qualifies as a downside.
As the hotel is situated in Lausanne, it may seem a bit expensive, but for the region, it actually offers excellent value for money (and it is one of the cheapest places to stay).

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Milano
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

I have been in this hotel several times for business in the Lausanne area. It is a very nice and cosy venue, in the heart of the city. The room are basic but comfortable, and the whole place is very quiet. The staff is professional and friendly at the same time, definitely a plus. Room prices are very reasonable for Swiss standards, thus making the quality/price ratio of this hotel excellent.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

I stayed at Du Marche a year ago only because i was looking for cheaper alternatives in Lausanne - I was there on business all year long. apparently 'cheap' is crap - if you consider 120CHF a night for a room I had. I booked a room with a bathroom because I am not a student anymore to share a bathroom with complete strangers. The room was on the top floor which unfortunately meant that I could not stand upright in the bathtub taking a shower. The bathroom was actually filthy, so that I rather opted to take a shower when going to the swimming pool (not a hotel pool, just one in town). It was actually full of mildew which is not just disgusting but not so good for your health, either. Opening the roof windows, I found even more filth on top of the window.
I had 3 beds in the room, which again gave me the feeling of a youth hostel. The double bed I slept in was rather basic and uncomfortable.
On the plus side, they had 200-something international channels on tv and very surprisingly free wifi, but I did not really feel like spending too much time in the room anyway.

I suppose the price is good for students who just want to crash the night and maybe other rooms have nicer bathrooms, but I for sure will never return and do not recommend this hotel to anyone I know.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

Friendly staff, basic but comfortable rooms and very central location. Does what it says on the tin. Shared loo & showers very small.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Property: Hotel du Marche
Address: rue Pre-du-Marche 42, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
Price range (per night): $106 - $226
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel du Marche 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly family hotel in the city center, in a quiet street. Nearby the exhibition center Beaulieu and the Riponne Place. ... more   less 
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