Hotels in Lausanne, Switzerland
to go when you travel to Switzerland by Robbo Das
is known for many things: its cold climate, mountainous terrain and its
political neutrality, which is perhaps brought on by its topographical
isolation and being one of the most mountainous countries in Europe. In
fact, many Swiss people, especially those who live in the Swiss Alps still
retain their culture, traditions and Alpine characteristics, largely unspoiled
by the marks of the modern world. These people usually reside in villages
near the Alps known as Laax.
Believe it or not, more than 70 percent
of its land area is covered by the Swiss Alps, which is known for its jagged
peaks and steep gorges. The Pennine Alps range, for example, has Switzerland's
highest peak, the Dufourspitze of Monte Rosa, which stands at 15,203 feet.
This is one of the ultimate travel spots in Switzerland. Of course, mountains
there are not all so gigantic in height. The Jura, for instance, are smaller
and lower. This is a popular travel destination in Switzerland because
of its cross-country skiing.
The Jura Mountains that Swiss watchmaking
first began. The Matterhorn is another high peak in the Alps that travelers
in Switzerland should not miss. At 14,688 feet, it towers above the state
When traveling to Switzerland, one
thing that any person should remember is that it's going to be really cold.
Never forget to pack a winter coat especially when you are going in winter
months or if you are going to the Alps, where it can be awfully cold. The
resort of Château-d'Oex, which is nestled in a valley in the Alps
is famous for its skiing, hiking and hot-air balloon activities.
Switzerland is also known for its
picturesque views of lakes and streams. These bodies of water provide travelers
with a nice view. The river Rhine is principal river in the country but
there are other river systems that one should also look into, including
Rhône, Ticino, and Inn. Lakes in the Alpine region are gorgeous and
any traveler in Switzerland will instantly fall in love with its serene
and glassy surface. Among those that they should visit are the Lake Geneva,
Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore, where Switzerland's lowest point lies; Lake
of Neuchâtel, and Lake of Lucerne.
Another lake that is worthy of note
is Lake Geneva, whish is considered to be Central Europe's largest lake.
Travelers in Switzerland should also not miss the Staubbach Falls in Bern.
One of the ultimate travel spots
in Switzerland is the Gothic Cathedral designed by Matthäus Ensinger
from Ulm. It is an example of 14th to 16th century architecture. Various
international agencies can also be found in the capital city, including
the Universal Postal Union.
Its second largest city, Zurich is
purported to be the financial center of Switzerland as well as an important
commercial and manufacturing center while the city of Basel is noted for
its textile and clothing industry. Lausanne, on the other hand, is a city
in the western part of Switzerland. It is home to such famous celebrities
as Voltaire, Gibbon, and Rousseau as well as the center for Swizerland's
iron industry. Though largely known for its watchmaking and jewelry industry,
Geneva is also the world's diplomatic center. It is where the headquarters
of the United Nations (UN). The International Labor Organization (ILO)
and the World Health Organization (WHO) is also located there too.
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FEATURED HOTELS, SWITZERLAND
The Hotel Alpha-Palmiers,
Lausanne, is a large, modern building with a glass lobby, located in the
city's commercial district, 500 metres from the Place de la Palud. Guests'
dining options at the Hotel Alpha-Palmiers include French cuisine at La
Palmeraie Brasserie or Thai cuisine at the Jardin Thai, which has oriental-themed
decor with tropical plants. Guests of the hotel in Lausanne can relax with
a hot or cold drink in the bar, located in the open-plan lobby overlooking
the Thai-style garden, which features a large space with coffee tables
and seating. Health facilities include a gym, steam bath and sauna. Wireless
Internet access is available in all areas of the hotel, and other practical
amenities include a 24-hour front desk and nearby parking. Around the hotel
are a variety of attractions including the Place de la Palud, just 450
metres away. The old Roman town of Pully is 2.5 kilometres from the hotel,
and further afield there is also a castle at Morges, 10 kilometres distant.
Geneva International Airport is 62 kilometres (39 miles) from the hotel,
a 45-minute drive.
The Hotel Agora in Lausanne
is a modern hotel located in a quiet, leafy area of the city, 500 metres
to the train station. The Agora does not have its own restaurant, but there
are several dining options within the surrounding area; Brasserie de Grancy
and Le Milan are nearby. Staff on the 24- hour front desk can exchange
currency and help with day's sightseeing or business guests can relax with
a coffee in the lobby. There is complimentary, wireless Internet access
and free parking. There is a lift. The hotel is a short walk from the beautiful
Lake Geneva and only 500 metres from the Lausanne railway station. Hotel
Agora, Lausanne, is near several attractions. The beautiful old Cathedral
and Olympic Museum are both 2 kilometres from the hotel. Geneva Airport
is 60 kilometres (40 miles), approximately 40 minutes by car.
The Hotel Crystal is located
in Lausanne, Switzerland, within 100 metres of the shopping district and
old town. It is 500 metres from the cathedral, and Lausanne railway station
is 1.5 kilometres distance. The hotel is situated on a quiet pedestrian
street, and has a roof terrace overlooking the mountains and the old town's
maze of ginnels and alleyways. Multilingual staff at the concierge desk
can offer tour assistance, and there is also currency exchange. The Hotel
Crystal offers a complimentary breakfast with cheeses, meats, breads and
pastries. Its restaurant specialises in local Swiss dishes including fondue
and raclette cheese. There is also a lounge bar. Wireless Internet access
is offered throughout the hotel (surcharge). Lausanne has a festival
of the arts every July, as well as an Arts Cinema Festival and a Bach Festival.
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Residence Du Boulevard Lausanne
Hotel du Boulevard, built
in 1895, is a neoclassical hotel located in Lausanne 500 metres from the
train station. It is 1.5 kilometres from the historic city centre. Geneva
International Airport is 60 kilometres away, a 45-minute drive. Guests
can start the day in the bright breakfast room, and ask the concierge for
advice on tourist attractions and to make restaurant reservations. Hotel
Du Boulevard also offers complimentary Internet connections, an express
check- in/check-out service, and laundry facilities. The 21 guestrooms,
over four floors, feature light, modern decor with simple furnishings and
include cable television, complimentary Internet connections, direct-dial
phones, safes and hair dryers. Lausanne is known for its medieval Old Town,
gothic cathedral and 19 museums.
Palace & Spa Lausanne
The elegant Lausanne Palace
& Spa is located in the centre of Lausanne, Switzerland, in the main
shopping district. Built in 1915, world leaders and royalty have passed
the marble pillars into the Lausanne Palace & Spa. Minutes from Lausanne's
designer shops, the hotel has views over Lake Geneva and the snow-capped
Alps. There are boutique shops and a hair salon on site. The Michelin-starred
La Table d'Edgard serves contemporary Spanish-influenced dishes and tapas,
and features a lounge corner. Le Cote Jardin has health-conscious Mediterranean
fare and a large open veranda, while La Brasserie du Grand-Chene serves
Parisian-style food. There are two bars onsite, and the private Red Club
nightclub. The hoteloffers a well-equipped 1500-square-metre spa with an
array of treatments, including massages. The modern swimming pool is set
in a pillared room with a hot tub and loungers. There's a fitness room
with exercise and weights machines, onsite sauna and hammam. The
headquarters of the International Olympic Committee are located in Lausanne,
and there is an Olympic Museum three kilometres from the hotel.
The modern Hotel Movenpick
offers views across the banks of Lake Geneva and is located two kilometres
from Lausanne Cathedral and the city centre. Dining options at the hotel
include La Brasserie, which offers a brasserie-style menu, an extensive
wine list and a spectacular view of the Marina; Le Jardin, which serves
buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner; La Pecherie serves seafood specialties
and Mediterranean-style dishes and offers alfresco dining during the summer.
The Hotel houses a large fitness centre where guests can enjoy a workout
on the 20 modern cardio machines or relax in the sauna. Business guests
are well catered for with fifteen meeting and conferencing rooms for 2
to 400 people; the business centre offers audio-visual equipment, computer
rental and banquet facilities. Guests can unwind with a drink in the Tchin
Tchin Bar alongside magnificent views over the lake, while those wishing
to sightsee can plan their itinerary via the high-speed Internet terminal
or seek tour assistance from multilingual staff.
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