City Hotel Lausanne  3 stars

Rue Caroline 5, Lausanne, 1003, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1003  show mapSave
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City Hotel offers fine accommodation in Lausanne.

The hotel is set in close vicinity of Vivarium Lausanne, Sauvabelin Tower and Espace des Inventions. The venue is placed in the center of Lausanne, a stroll away from Cathedrale de Lausanne, Galerie d'art du Marché and Palais de Beaulieu.

The hotel offers central location close to gardens and lakes.

This hotel is just 300m away from the St-François bus stop and within a 5-minute walk from Bessières underground station. Due to the hotel's quiet location, it will only take you a 55-minute drive to get to the Geneve-cointrin airport.


All quiet rooms at City Hotel Lausanne are fitted with a minibar, coffee/tea making facilities, individual climate control, a laptop-size safe and Wi-Fi. Some rooms offer panoramic views of the cathedral. They come with coffee/tea makers, a fridge and a dryer as well as bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and a bathtub.


The dining options feature buffet breakfast served in the charming dining room. At the cosy coffee bar guests will enjoy a selection of wines.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of CHF 20 per person per night. 


Guests can take advantage of a business center, internet connection and a photocopier and make use of a porter service, dry cleaning and an ironing service provided on-site.


The on-site fitness center features fitness classes and a gym.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms   51.

City Center Lausanne - 1000 ft
Airports Geneve-cointrin (GVA) - 31.9 mi
Train Stations Lausanne-Flon - 2000 ft, Lausanne - 2700 ft
Underground stations Bessières - 400 ft, Ours - 1000 ft
Bus stop - 1000 ft
Restaurants Creperie la Chandeleur (cuisine: French) - 700 ft, Pizzeria Bravissimo (cuisine: Pizza) - 800 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Exercise gym
Room view
  • Street view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • In-room computer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • TV



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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    Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or One Single Bed
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      Bed type: Triple
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        Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Or Twin Beds
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          City Hotel Lausanne LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • 5 Clock Gallery
            700 ft
          • 1000 ft
          • Galerie d'art Humus
            2300 ft
          • Galerie d'art Lucy Mackintosh
            2700 ft
          • Galerie d'art IAM
            2700 ft
          Popular areas
          • City Center
            700 ft
          Places of interest
          • Administration communale
            1000 ft
          Convention centers
          • Le Bourg
            400 ft
          • Cinéma Capitole
            700 ft
          • 1400 ft
          • Taco's Billard Bar
            2000 ft
          • Cinéma Galeries
            2000 ft
          • Billardcenter Académie
            3000 ft
          • Aquatis SA
            3700 ft
          • Musée de Design et d'arts
            700 ft
          • Musée d'archéologie
            1400 ft
          • 400 ft
          • Cabaret Paradou
            1400 ft
          • Pulloff Théâtres
            2000 ft
          • Cabaret Tiffany
            2300 ft
          • Ecole de Théâtre pour enfants
            2300 ft
          • Amdathtra
            2700 ft
          Underground stations
          • Bessières
            400 ft
          • Ours
            700 ft
          • Riponne
            1400 ft
          • Lausanne-Flon
            1700 ft
          • Lausanne-CFF
            2000 ft
          • CHUV
            2300 ft
          • Grancy
            2700 ft
          • Vigie
            3300 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Bejart Ballet
            5100 ft
            Chemin du Presbytere, Lausanne
          • Vivarium Lausanne
            1.4 mi
            Chemin de Boissonet, Lausanne
          • Espace des Inventions
            1.6 mi
            1, Vallee de la Jeunesse, Lausanne
          • Musee Romain de Lausanne-Vidy
            1.8 mi
            24, chemin du Bois-de-Vaus, Lausanne
          • Blonay-Chamby Railroad
            2.7 mi
            Case Postale 366, Lausanne

          Near the hotel

          • Cathedrale de Lausanne
            800 ft
            Place de la Cathedrale, Lausanne
          • Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts)
            1400 ft
            In the Palais de Rumine, 6, place de la Riponne, Lausanne
          • Chateau Saint-Maire
            1600 ft
            Place du Chateau, 4, Lausanne
          • Jardin Botanique Lausanne
            4000 ft
            Aveneue de Cour 14bis 1, Lausanne
          • Collection de l'Art Brut
            4100 ft
            11 av des Bergieres, Lausanne
          • Musee de l'Elysee
            4000 ft
            18, avenue de l'Elysee, Lausanne
          • Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
            4700 ft
            1 quai d'Ouchy, Lausanne

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Creperie la Chandeleur

            64% likes this, based on 105 reviews
            Cuisine: French

            700 ft
            Rue Mercerie 9
          • Pizzeria Bravissimo

            81% likes this, based on 22 reviews
            Cuisine: Pizza

            800 ft
            Rue Marterey 25

            Phone: 021/323 18 27

          • Cafe du Grutli

            71% likes this, based on 58 reviews
            Cuisine: African, Fondue, Swiss
            Price Range: USD 31 - USD 63

            1000 ft
            Rue de la Mercerie 4

            Phone: +41 (0)21 312 94 93

          • Le Cinq

            79% likes this, based on 35 reviews
            Price Range: USD 20 - USD 109

            1100 ft
            Rue Centrale 9

            Phone: 00 41 213 124 011

          • Au Chat Noir

            76% likes this, based on 91 reviews
            Cuisine: French, Brasserie
            Price Range: USD 46 - USD 121

            1200 ft
            rue Beau-Sejour 27

            Phone: +41 (0)21 312 95 85

          City Hotel Lausanne Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at City Hotel Lausanne

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 346 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Single

            Great staff. Room was a little small and dark but I enjoyed my stay.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            The location is perfect; just by the metro station and a lovely walk into the centre. Our room had a great view of the beautiful cathedral too.

            There was a smell of old cigarette smoke in the room, but i imagine this will get less and less as i think now all the rooms are non-smoking.

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          • Single

            Excellent location, close to train station, metro and shopping area. You can take the train to montreux and be on the mountains. They had me use the Internet for free

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            the view form the room was great! Location excellent! Staff were friendly!

            It was ok for the purpose of the trip.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            I was given a transport hote guest card valid for metro, buses and trains (nearby zones). It was very nice to save time and money

            doing the booking at your website I mentioned, that I would like to have a lake view room. The room was different

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            Great central location. Seemed to be good value compared to alternatives. Triple with three single beds was good for our family.

            Breakfast felt heavily 'policed' - we didn't intend to eat more than our bread and jam for 10 CHF! I prefer a thicker pillow, or two.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Excellent location, right next to metro station and shops, and within easy reach of cathedral and other sights

            Breakfast itself did not live up to the glass-roofed dining area with superb view of city

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Great location

            Totally over priced for what it is, could do some major reforms inside..

            • Average rating
          • Single


            Extremely noisy. No air conditioning in the room, so in order not to suffer from heat exhaustion, one needs to sleep with open windows

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Metro as well as bus station are outside of the hotel's door. City center is within walking distance.

            I didn't like the hotel charges which were very different depending on the day, and sometimes unexpectedly high from one day to another.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Clean and good quality but the price was way out of its league.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            It's too expensive compared with the quality of the services provided and quite dirty.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The bed was the only thing, this room 402. Is in serious need of modernisatiioon. The shower leaks eveerywhere and looked like it had never been descaled, the head was wrong for the bracket so had to se flannel to steady it. Worth 70chf not 300. Very disapointed

            Old fashioned boring room, no pictures, musty smell, shower needed replacuin or repairing. There was a long black hair in the bed so not sure who that belonged to.. No bar. Breakfast was too expensive and so were items from the mini bar, the hotel staff were smoking in a room where it looked like food was kept or prepared. They weren't all very polite. The girl when I arrived was nice but the others not so much. I won't stay here again. T

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The lady at the reception was extremely kind and professional. She provided excellent information.

            The price of the hotel was much too high. It is a real scandal to ask such a high price for a Class *** hotel (my rate) !!!

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The kindness and efficiency of the hotel staff, the spacious room that looks out on the city (splendid view).

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