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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Good ambiance, good location, tasty restaurant and overall Really enjoyed the place and our ability to go around and see interesting places in the fabulous canton of Vaud! If you are looking for a nice but inexpensive place to stay we advise you to explore the possibilities of staying in this hotel and enjoy the scenery and nice castles and...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trying to find an affordable hotel and still offering a decent service. Well, that's the one. We arrived in the evening, prepared to check ourselves in. Then what a nice surprise, there was a young man, helping guests with the check-in. But it's fairly easy, so no stress. We asked for a quiet room in a high floor - and...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you, we very much appreciate your positive comments about your stay at the Hotel des Inventions. It is very important for us to fully satisfy our guests. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. We also offer a very ample and rich breakfast...

Minsk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very fun idea to name rooms after the famous inventions: from Eiffel Tower to LSD ;) Quiet and clean hotel, large rooms, splendid view to Alps (can be covered soon though) or a park, tea in the room, good and stable WiFi, quiet place but very close to transport (Renens train station) and EPFL. Note, the staff sometimes do not...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you, we very much appreciate your positive comments about your stay at the Hotel des Inventions. It is very important for us to fully satisfy our guests. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. As you have mentioned, hotel des Inventions is in...

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Coming to Lausanne? Straight and simple, stay at the Hôtel des Inventions...! Not exactly in the city, but let's face it.. This is Switzerland, public transportations are great! Metro is within a 5 min walk, in 10 you'll be in town centre! Spacious rooms (better than the photos), great service and not too pricey! Location is not exactly gorgeous, neighbourhood...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Thank you for having taken the time to put a comment on your stay with us. We will communicate your appreciation to our team who does its best to satisfy our guests. As you have mentioned, hotel des Inventions is in Ecublens, very close to the EPFL campus. Due to our location outside Lausanne, we offer a Public Transportation card...

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This was one of the more affordable options in Lausanne, and quality wise it looked quite good. The only drawback was that it was a little away from the main city. But if you are okay to travel 20 minutes and stay in a decent place, then I'd definitely recommend this. You need to take a bus/minivan to the renens...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir Thank you for having taken the time to post a comment on Tripadvisor. We mostly appreciate it. Your appreciation of your stay will be forwarded to my team, which gives its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. As you have mentioned, hotel des Inventions is in Ecublens, very close to the EPFL campus....

Naas, Ireland
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Modern hotel, first room had no view but staff kindly changed room for a better view - had the impression that we could see Lake Geneva but this was not the case. Dining was a limited affair in every sense, dining room empty at 2045, limited buffet. Breakfast was better, if only because there were more people about. The room...

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Anne S, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. While hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel les Inventions. With my kindest regards....

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We selected this hotel to base ourselves to visit Geneva, Gstaad and Montrux. It is located in Parc which is two stop away from renens VD station. Renens VD station is reachable from Lausannae within 5 mins. Bus stop parc is just 2 mins from the hotel. From Montrux & Geneva we can get trains directly to renens VD and...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. While hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again in hotel des Inventions and with my kindest regards....

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Overall Hotel is OK without anything major going for or against it. The most surprising thing is the lack of a front desk at all. It is however well organized with a receptionist that can be reached through a phone and can assist you but you have to ensure that you have your reservation number with you. Going there expecting...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. Our check-in process can be compared to the one used by most airlines and is completed by a 24/7 assistance....

wrocław, Poland
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was great stay on our way through Switzerland. Hotel is artfully decorated, each room is dedicated to a different inventor. The room was really luxurious, big and comfortable. Great bed and nice bathroom with stones on the floor. Everything was very clean. Wide variety of tea and coffee in room. Free card for public transport. Internet connection works fine...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will forward your comments to my team, who does its best to make your stay a comfortable and easy one. All of the Hotels et Patrimoine's hotels are developped around a theme, which is used in the decoration. Our...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

It is a really nice, clean and spacious hotel, which is not too far away of Lausanne. The place is quite with free parking so I guess also good for kids. We had free tickets to Lausanne, which was a nice surprise. The breakfast was rich, unfortunately there was only one person responsible for the coffee and all kind of...

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Hotelsetpatrimoine, Gérant at Hotel des Inventions, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to rate our hotel on Internet. We mostly appreciate it. I will give your comments all the attention needed and make sure the problem you mention is solved without delay. Though frequent quality controls are made in our hotels, comments made by our clients are essential to improve quality and answer...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located 5 minutes away from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and 10 minutes away from Lausanne by car, Hotel des Inventions pays homage to those who have made Switzerland a reference in terms of innovation. From milk chocolate to Velcro and automatic watches, 50 Swiss inventions are featured in the hotel, lending their names to the different rooms. This establishment is also serves as the testing grounds of the Hotels et Patrimoine Group, where all our ideas for innovation are put into practice: luggage-like kitchenette, "honesty boutique", electric Renault Twizy car (available for 40 CHF a day), automated check-in portals, these are some of the surprisingly practical services you will find here. Breakfast is served in the morning as a buffet. The hotel restaurant is open Monday to Saturday, and requires booking; it offers traditional French cuisine as well as vegetarian dishes and gluten-free and lactose-free food. Wi-Fi is free, check-in is open 24/7 through a terminal and assistance is ensured through a Skype connection to our main reception desk. You will also benefit from a complimentary public transportation card, and free parking is available around the hotel.” ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel des Inventions

Address: chemin du Parc 2 | Lausanne, Ecublens 1024, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Ecublens
Price Range: ₹ 6,483 - ₹ 10,372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Inventions 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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