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Where to stay in Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland - The Cathedral hill seen from the Bessieres bridge

If you are travelling to Lausanne, you are in for a treat. This Swiss city on the northern shore of Lake Geneva is a beautiful vacation destination for anyone planning a Swiss travel break. Medieval streets, Gothic architecture, and amazing scenery all are found in Lausanne. To help you decide where to stay in Lausanne, we’ve rounded up the best areas and the best Lausanne hotels for every type of traveler. Whether you are visiting Lausanne with kids, looking for a romantic getaway, or a solo trip, these are the best areas to stay in Lausanne.

We will cover off all types of Lausanne accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Lausanne hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Lausanne, the best Lausanne hotels, best places in Lausanne to visit, the best places to stay in Lausanne, hotels near Lausanne attractions, Lausanne neighborhood guide and many more.

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La Cite – Where to stay in Lausanne for tourists

Perched on a hill above Lausanne, many of the best tourist sights are located in La Cite district. The hill was carved by the Flon and Louve rivers, and here sits the Cathedral of Notre Dame of Lausanne, an impressive 13th century cathedral looming over Lausanne. Climb the 224 steps to the bell tower for a magnificent view of the surrounding area. The medieval streets are lined with bars, boutiques and cafes. If you choose to stay in this area, be prepared for a daily workout as you climb the hill! The nearby Lausanne Palace offers a luxury experience between the Old Town and Flon District.

Best places to stay in La Cite district

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in La Cite district:
Lausanne Youth Hostel
Crystal Hotel

Budget Hotels in La Cite district:
Lausanne by Fassbind
LHotel
Hotel AlaGare

Mid range Hotels in La Cite district:
ibis Styles Lausanne Center MadHouse
Swiss Wine by Fassbind
Hotel Regina
Hotel Des Voyageurs

Family Friendly Hotels in La Cite district:
Hotel de la Paix
Hotel Elite
Victoria Hotel
Hotel des Patients

Affordable Luxury Hotels in La Cite district:
Lausanne Palace
Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne

La Cite the historic centre of Lausanne Switzerland

Flon District – Where to stay in Lausanne for nightlife

Lausanne’s former warehouse district is now the heart of the city. Late 19th century architecture also sets this area apart from the more medieval structures elsewhere in Lausanne. The district centers on Esplanade du Flon, where an ice rink sets up in the winter season. Elsewhere in Flon, modern businesses are taking over the old warehouse buildings, and it’s now a prominent destination for young residents and visitors of Lausanne. Nightclubs, apartment buildings, offices and shopping malls are popping up in Flon to meet the needs of new residents.

Best places to stay in Flon District

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Flon District:
Lausanne Youth Hostel

Budget Hotels in Flon District:
LHotel
Hotel AlaGare
Lausanne by Fassbind

Mid range Hotels in Flon District:
ibis Styles Lausanne Center MadHouse
Hotel Alpha-Palmiers
Hotel Des Voyageurs
Hotel Regina

Family Friendly Hotels in Flon District:
Hotel Elite
Hotel de la Paix
Hotel du Boulevard
Tulip Inn Lausanne Beaulieu

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Flon District:
Lausanne Palace
Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne
Beau-Rivage Palace

Lausanne Switzerland - Le Flon district and Grand pont bridge with flags in Lausanne Switzerland. People on the background

Ouchy – Where to stay in Lausanne with family

Below the hill of the city is the waterfront district of Ouchy, a popular recreational area for Lausanne visitors and residents alike. Three parks line the waterfront, and this is the location of the world-famous Olympic Museum which opened in 1993 and celebrates the men and women of the Olympics; not just the athletes, but the volunteers, planners and architects. Don’t miss the chance to see one of the best hotels in Europe. The Beau Rivage Palace sits on ten acres of lush gardens, with breathtaking views of the Alps across Lake Geneva.

Best places to stay in Ouchy

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Ouchy:
Lausanne Youth Hostel

Budget Hotels in Ouchy:
Hotel AlaGare
LHotel
Lausanne by Fassbind

Mid range Hotels in Ouchy:
ibis Styles Lausanne Center MadHouse
Hotel Aulac
Hotel du Port
Carlton Lausanne Boutique Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Ouchy:
Movenpick Hotel Lausanne
Agora Swiss Night by Fassbind
Hotel du Boulevard
Hotel Continental Lausanne

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Ouchy:
Chateau d’Ouchy
Angleterre & Residence Hotel
Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland - Chateau Ouchy at Lake Geneva promenade, Lausanne, Switzerland. People on the background

Lavaux Vineyards – Where to stay in Lausanne for wine lovers

Perhaps you prefer to stay outside of Lausanne in a more rural setting? The Lavaux Vineyard region has terraced vineyards that stretch for 30 kilometers above the shores of Lake Geneva. Many small towns in the region have quaint hotels, villa rentals or bed & breakfast options. This is a great choice for those seeking a quiet getaway, with the occasional day trip into Lausanne or Montreux.

Best places to stay in Lavaux Vineyards

Budget Hotels in Lavaux Vineyards:
Lausanne by Fassbind
Hotel AlaGare

Mid range Hotels in Lavaux Vineyards:
Auberge de la Gare
Hotel LAKEVIEW Le Rivage
Auberge Du Raisin

Family Friendly Hotels in Lavaux Vineyards:
Hotel Lavaux
Hotel de la Paix

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Lavaux Vineyards:
Le Baron Tavernier
Beau-Rivage Palace

Lavaux, Switzerland - : Running train at the railroad near Lavaux Vineyard Terrace hiking trail, Lavaux-Oron district, Switzerland

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Where to stay in Lausanne

Where to stay in Lausanne

Where to stay in Lausanne

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