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Edinburgh
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89 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was booked as part of a cycle tour. The hotel was central in town and close to the station. A bit of a hike on a bike from the coast road in and out of town but close to lots of restaurants, bars and shops. It is basic, the rooms are small but it was clean and friendly.

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, 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 AlaGare and with my kindest regards.... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights. We booked online for a cost of CHF270. . Extremely expensive for Australian budget travelers, but as we realized nothing comes cheap in Switzerland!!. It was chosen for proximity to railway station, a 5 minute walk away . The railway theme is very evident in this hotel, as is the noise of the trains... More 

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to put a comment on your stay with us. Your appreciation will be forwarded to my team, who does its best to satisfy our guests. For your next stay, use our Internet site to benefit from the best available price and a larger room as well as to... More 

Hong Kong
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Excellent Location, the hotel is at the street from Platform 9 direction, within 5 minutes. There is lift or escalator down to street and turn left. The receptionist has good manner and provide good services, prepared 2 travel card, which is excellent for city or nearby visit, it is free from metro, bus and train (with zone limitation) Our room... More 

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, 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 my team, which 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... More 

Sydney
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in a family room here. Our son adored the train in the breakfast room and could not wait to see it each time. Rooms are small and bathroom smaller: not for the claustrophobic!, weird stains on 2/3 quilts and a pillow (???)... But noise was fine facing internal courtyard, location handy and staff mostly nice. The... More 

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Madam Many thanks for having taken the time to evaluate our hotel on trip advisor. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. We are very happy to know that your son adored our breakfast room and the train. Our rooms are not all the same... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I pre-booked on booking.com with a good rate and free cancellation if necessary. This hotel is simple but adequate and charming. I had a single room on the top floor with a shared toilet and shower for the whole floor, which only had a few rooms. My own room had a twin bed, closet, TV, desk, sink and skylight. The... More 

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Stefanie, 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 AlaGare and with my kindest regards. Nicolas... More 

Florence, Italy
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Excellent attendant Jean Baptiste helped me during health problems. I had serious health problems and needed contact with European Assistance for hospital, and Mr. Jean Baptiste was very kind and undestanding.

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, 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 du Boulevard and with my kindest... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This hotel is very close to the station and an easy walk to town centre. Rooms are very small and have a fan. There is an elevator. Staff are very friendly and helpful. It is a bit dated but clean and fine for a brief stay if you don't mind being cramped. We had no noise problems from trains but... More 

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, 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 du Boulevard and with my kindest... More 

Bengaluru, India
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38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night in Apr on a visit with family in Lausanne. The hotel is next to the main train station. That means certain pros and cons. Pros are short walk from station, old areas of the city within walkable distance though a steep climb to the Lausanne cathedral is required, metro stops within walking distance, decent places to... More 

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, 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 my team, which 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... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I had read reviews here that the rooms are noisy due to the rail track. After I booked on a website, I called the hotel to specify that I need a room that was not adjoining the rail track because good sleep is very important for me. I said to the receptionist that I would have no option but to... More 

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to post a comment on Internet. We have taken notice of the problems encountered and are sincerely sorry about it. I will discuss the problem you faced with my team to find out how to solve it durably. Should you wish to stay again at Hotel AlaGare, I would be happy... More 

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Singapore
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

My review is based on the fact that you are looking for a hotel close to railway station. If so, then this hotel is perfect location and economical given the prices in Switzerland for a tourist. The hotel also has good manager/reception who are very responsive on queries and requests related to your bookings. We didn't had breakfast in the... More 

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel AlaGare, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Madam, 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... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located near the train station, in the heart of Lausanne, Hotel AlaGare has recently been renovated to welcome guests in a convivial and comfortable environment. Inspired by the legendary trains of old, the interior decoration creates a unique atmosphere reminiscent of times past ; take this opportunity to admire the miniature electric railway installed in the breakfast room, and activate the Crocodile locomotive and its Rheingold wagons by pressing the red button !  ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel AlaGare

Address: rue du Simplon 14, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range: RM493 - RM649 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel AlaGare 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Minotel Alagare Hotel Lausanne
Minotel Hotel Alagare
Minotel Lausanne
Lausanne Minotel
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“Better you request to the hotel for room not in the metro line side if you want a quiet room”
 of 5 bubbles pabitra430, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“try to be near the router. While the hotel has free WIFI, the internet is somehow weak.”
 of 5 bubbles vinceg892, 19 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Facing the street may be best; there's very little traffic and no loud bars or clubs.”
 of 5 bubbles BillWMichigan, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Enjoyed the view overlooking the street and shops”
 of 5 bubbles sondram563, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“if u really have to go there, make sure that you get a room facing away from the station !!!”
 of 5 bubbles femo66, 5 Dec 2014 | Read review
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