City Hotel Lausanne  3 stars

Rue Caroline 5, Lausanne, 1003, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1003  show mapSave
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Quietly located by Bessières station, City Hotel Lausanne features a tour desk, a safe deposit box and a wine cellar. Since 1890, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Lausanne.

It is placed close to the old district, in the vicinity of Vivarium Lausanne, Bejart Ballet and Theatre de Vidy. The property is placed next to Galerie d'art du Marché, Palais de Beaulieu and Chateau Saint-Maire as well as bars, restaurants and shopping streets.

The hotel offers central location close to gardens and lakes.

Lausanne-Flon train station lies within a 10-minute walk. Geneve-cointrin airport is 55 minutes' drive from the hotel.


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
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
Kitchen facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Pay TV
  • In-room computer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • DVD player
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows



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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            City Hotel Lausanne LocationWhat's nearby

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            • Tourist attractions
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            • Convention centers
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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions
            • 5 Clock Gallery
              700 ft
            • Galerie d'art du Marché
              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
            • Cinéma Palace
              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
            • La Belle Epoque
              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 331 reviews

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            • Single

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

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            • 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

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            • 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.

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            • 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

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            • 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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