Fodor's Expert Review Alpha-Palmiers by Fassbind

34 rue du Petit-Chêne, Lausanne, Vaud, 1003, Switzerland

Behind this historical facade you'll find a courtyard hotel of modern proportions. Filled with light from the atrium, the streamlined rooms have ample work spaces and safes large enough to hold a laptop. A bamboo garden and palm trees add freshness to the busy reception area. The Thai kitchen overseen by imported chefs attracts locals for the most authentic Asian food around. Although the hotel is close to the train station, the walk uphill is a bit of a challenge with luggage.

PROS

  • family-run operation eschews chain feel
  • garage parking a godsend in this hilly city
  • train station just five minutes away

CONS

  • access via a one-way street is tricky to navigate by car
  • popular for group meetings
  • up a steep cobblestone hill

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Quiet
Central
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-5555599

HOTEL DETAILS

210 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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