Tucked away behind the Lausanne train station, Hotel AlaGare provides a cozy, charming stay with its train station themed design.
From the adorable train track model encased at your feet in the quaint dining room, to the booths equipped with train benches, you feel as if you have been transported to the dining room of an olden day train.
The waiting area showcases a wall mural depicting a chic traveller arriving on the platform, and the train schedule is framed on the opposing wall.
A beautiful brass door knocker can be found on every door, and inside the room there is a retro jacket hanger made of polished wood. The key for each door is decorated with a royal green sash with gold details.
Behind the door the red and green sashes can be hung on the doorknob outside to indicate 'do not disturb' and 'please make up my room'. A set of decorative tiles in the bathroom floor is another appreciated detail to tie together the retro interior design of the hotel.
A light, continental breakfast is served in the dining room each morning from 6am to 10am. Start your day in the charming train booths with small, delicate plates to enjoy 2 slices of toast, a hard-boiled egg, mini-sized pancakes, with cold-cuts and cheese and finish with a hot cup of tea from their wide selection.
If you are looking for a hotel offering a unique environment and cozy stay, Hotel AlaGare in Lausanne would be a superb choice with reasonable prices, and a central location next to the train station, right at the mid-point of the beautiful quay by the lake and the romantic old town cobblestone streets.