The Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne.
The Beau-Rivage Palace was our first choice when staying in Lausanne. Situated on the edge of the city, with close links to the metro and public transport, The Beau-Rivage had spectacular views over lake Geneva.
The hotel itself is absolutely stunning, before you’ve even step foot inside. Reminiscent of a palace, The Beau-Rivage Palace has history dating back to 1861.
Having been renovated between 2012-2014, the interior speaks of a modern twist yet captivates the traditional styling and cultural persuasion of this classic, elegant building.
The Beau-Rivage Palace offers a large choice of room type, and we opted for the Junior Suite. Large, tastefully style and classically opulent, it was perfect in function as well as design. With a balcony area, a separate dining cove with splendid lake views, as well as a lounge area and work desk, the room provided everything we needed. The dining area is great for in-room breakfast with views over the lake.
The room is opulently decorated with adorning furniture and carpets, and the detailed touches are luxuriously presented.
The bathroom was separated by large walk-through closet, which was tastefully designed to provide great storage solutions for guests. With large mirror-glass doors, the closet felt spacious and provided a good space for guest properation and dressing. The bathroom itself has a separate lavatory, as well as a full size bathtub, separate rain shower, and double vanity. The Bvlgari bathroom amenities were a nice supplement too.
The Beau-Rivage Palace is also home to the Cinq Mondes spa; at no additional cost, guests can enjoy the indoor and outdoor pool, steam room, jacuzzi and sauna, as well as take advantage of the many spa treatment packages on offer.
When it comes to dining, The Beau-Rivage Palace breakfast is both plentiful and delicious! We were able to choose either in-room dining, enjoyed with the lake views, or to dine at the terrace restaurant. Both of which were divine, and set us up for the day ahead. There is an a-la-carte menu for hot items, as well as a hot station, cereals, fruits, cold cuts and cheeses, juices, drinks and much more.
Aside from the La Terrasse, Beau-Rivage Palace also offers many dining options for lunch and dinner, including Italian & Japanese, as well as a Brasserie, Gastronomic Restaurant and The Montreaux steamboat. You will also find live music being played in the hotel’s lobby bar.
The location of Beau-Rivage Palace is superb – just a few minutes from the metro, train links from Geneva or other parts of Switzerland are simple and easy. The local electric bus (Line number 2) also run into Lausanne’s center and can be reached in less than 10 minutes. You can also walk to the city center in less than 30 minutes.