Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne

40 av. d'Ouchy, Lausanne, Vaud, 1006, Switzerland Fodor's Choice

After a six-year, top-to-bottom renovation, the historic Royal Savoy has been unveiled as the latest—and perhaps the finest—five-star hotel in all of Suisse Romande. Shaded by tall pines that surround its extensively manicured grounds, the art nouveau castle has strikingly modern interiors of palatial proportions, providing the ultimate urban luxury getaway. Ample rooms in a soothing gray color scheme are available in the main building or in a more contemporary annex, where you'll find a bamboo-enclosed indoor pool, footbaths, and a first-rate fitness center within the sleek, black marble confines of the Spa du Royal. Spend sundown with a signature cocktail on the rooftop lounge overlooking Lavaux vineyards and Alpine peaks across Lac Léman, then head to triple Michelin-starred chef Marc Haeberlin's casual Brasserie for an unforgettable evening meal.

PROS

  • excellent value for a five-star property
  • rooftop lounge provides a panoramic view over the lake
  • large spa area for a pampered soak in various marbled pools

CONS

  • gray interiors are not for those who dislike a neutral palette
  • moneyed guests (and some staff) give off a haughty vibe
  • outdoor pool is quite small

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
HistoricalNew
Sophisticated
Central
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-6148888

HOTEL DETAILS

186 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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