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Beau-Rivage Palace

  • Place du Port 17-19, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 168 Rooms

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Beau-Rivage Palace

  • Place du Port 17-19, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 168 Rooms
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One of the last of Europe’s traditional grand hotels, Lausanne’s Beau-Rivage Palace recalls the days of aristocrats traveling by coach; from within the gardens of the hotel’s ten-acre grounds, pressed up against Lake Geneva, it would be easy to feel a little bit lost in time. Views are spectacular, with the better rooms looking over the lake and the French Alps, and the hotel itself is rather easy on the eye—though recently renovated, the exteriors remain faithful to the 1861 conception and the 1908 addition.

The rooms can hardly have changed much in the intervening years; if not for the televisions and the central air conditioning, they could pass as period reconstructions. This hotel predates the modern trend toward egalitarian room design, and the rooms vary widely in terms of space and orientation. Needless to say, the most desirable are on the lake side, looking out at the Alps from private balconies—so if the view matters to you, you may end up paying a touch more. Leisure activities include the full host of luxury hotel offerings and then some, from tennis, golf and sailing to reflexology, lymph drainage, and Chinese medicine.

The hotel’s Rotonde restaurant serves gourmet French cuisine with a view of the parklands and Lake Geneva, and a Parisian-style brasserie fills in for less formal duty. The Bar Anglais is the more traditional social venue, with an intimate drawing-room atmosphere, and Le BaR is billed as the place to see and be seen. Presumably this means something different in Lausanne than in, say, Berlin—there are plenty of hotels all over Europe for the would-be hipster, but the Beau-Rivage is one of the few remaining for the modern aristocrat.

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Beau-Rivage Palace is approximately a 40-minute drive from Geneva International Airport (GVA). This hotel is implementing enhanced safety and cleaning measures as required by the Tablet Recovery Pledge. Our Customer Service team is happy to provide full details of each step being taken.

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Facilities & services
  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam rooms
  • 24 hour gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Central air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Business center
  • Golf nearby
  • Shopping area nearby

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