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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Lausanne Switzerland (2022 Updated)

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On the whole, Switzerland is tolerant and gay-friendly, especially in more urban and diverse areas. Zurich, Geneva, and Basel are the centers of gay life in Switzerland, although ski resorts such as Zermatt, Lenzerheide, Gstaad and Arosa are also popular destinations (mostly in winter), even hosting gay ski weeks.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTrights in Switzerland are relatively progressive by European standards, although LGBT people lack full legal equality. Its history is one of liberalisation at an increasing pace since the 1940s, in parallel to the legal situation in Europe and the Western world more generally. Legislation providing for same-sex marriage and IVF access will enter into force after a likely referendum in 2021.

Lausanne has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Le Saxo or Trafick  bar are  the most famous gay place in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Lausanne is a city on Lake Geneva, in the French-speaking region of Vaud, Switzerland. It’s home to the International Olympic Committee headquarters, as well as the Olympic Museum and lakeshore Olympic Park. Away from the lake, the hilly old city has medieval, shop-lined streets and a 12th-century Gothic cathedral with an ornate facade. The 19th-century Palais de Rumine houses fine art and science museums.

 Top attractions to visit in Lausanne

 

 Best Day Trips in Lausanne

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1. Swiss Wine by Fassbind 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Lausanne

Swiss Wine by Fassbind
Swiss Wine by Fassbind

The Swiss Wine by Fassbind faces the Lausanne‘s impressive Gothic Cathedral and is only a few steps away from the city’s major shopping district. It offers you soundproofed rooms and free access to fitness facilities and a sauna.

From the breakfast room with its panorama roof you can enjoy views over Lausanne’s Old Town and the Gothic Cathedral.

Free WiFi is available in all rooms and public areas. All rooms are decorated according to the hotel’s Swiss wines theme.

In a bustling commercial area, a 2-minute walk from Bessières metro station, this hip hotel, in a Gothic Revival-style building, is a 5-minute walk from the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts and a 7-minute walk from the Lausanne Cathedral. Lausanne Airport is 4 km away.

Chic rooms feature wood floors, exposed brick walls and nature-inspired accents. All come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, and tea and coffee making equipment. Upgraded rooms add cathedral views; kitchenettes are available. Room service is offered.

Breakfast (surcharge) is served in a vibrant dining room with city views. There’s also a fitness center with saunas.

Looking for a place to stay in Lausanne? Then look no further than Swiss Wine by Fassbind, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Lausanne to your doorstep.

Rooms at Swiss Wine by Fassbind provide a flat screen TV, a minibar, and a refrigerator, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Swiss Wine by Fassbind guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out. You can also enjoy a sauna and a lounge.

Close to some of Lausanne’s most popular landmarks, such as Place St-Francois (0.2 mi) and Lausanne Opera (0.2 mi), Swiss Wine by Fassbind is a great destination for tourists.

If you’re looking for a Mediterranean restaurant, consider a visit to Eat Me, Ristorante Amici, or Luigia, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Swiss Wine by Fassbind.

If you are interested in exploring Lausanne, check out one of the historic sites, such as Cathedrale de Lausanne, Tour de l’Ale, and Christ Church Lausanne.

A good selection for the price-everything is near metro buses shopping area Restaurants. A nice gesture by the Swiss hotel they give you a free card for all transports. The rooms are comfortable without air conditioning. You can skip the breakfast not worthy but have a coffee at the breakfast area just for the incredible view.

The location is in one of the best spots in lovely Lausanne: tucked high up in the city, steps from the cathedral and the nice shopping area. The metro and the busses stop literally out of the front door so there’s really no reason to take a cab.

The staff are exceptionally friendly and don’t denigrate English speakers. Actually, nobody in Lausanne does in my experience. The rooms are normal European sized rooms (small by US standards) and really well-appointed. The windows are soundproof so even if your room faces the street you don’t really hear anything. Every day my room is spotlessly cleaned and ready for me.

The free Wi-Fi is quite reliable and at the top-end of fast by Hotel standards. I live and die by this and have only had one issue in so many stays. So no worries.

The best part of the hotel is the lobby wine bar. Not stuffy but more of a casual add-on, they stock some of the better Swiss wines from the region. And these are really decent bottles, worth giving a try.

The morning breakfast buffet is typically European, and thus may not be enticing to a hungry American family, so caveat emptor.

All in all this is a great place to stay in Lausanne. Highly recommended.

Gay Friendly Hotels Lausanne
Gay Friendly Hotels Lausanne

How much does a room costs at Swiss Wine by Fassbind?

Prices start 125$/night for Double Room with Street View. The Superior Double Room is  136$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Very quiet and soundproof rooms with satellite TV and a minibar, overlooking the Old Town of Lausanne with the Gothic Cathedral.

Where to book online – Swiss Wine by Fassbind  – Gay Friendly Hotels Lausanne Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Lausanne during Lausanne Lumières which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Lausanne on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Beau-Rivage Palace 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Lausanne

Beau-Rivage Palace
Beau-Rivage Palace

The Beau-Rivage Palace has built a reputation for being one of Europe’s favourite hotels for its service and high quality.

Located in 10 acres of parkland, on the banks of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, the elegant belle époque buildings of the Beau-Rivage Palace command breathtaking views across the lake to the majestic French Alps beyond.

Sumptuous architecture, antiques and fine reproductions steep guests in the glorious past in both public and private spaces. On the other hand, guests feel instantly at home, thanks to the warm and attentive staff, which includes Switzerland’s only female chief concierge.

Across the street from Lake Lausanne, this grand 1861 hotel is a 4-minute walk from a Metro station and 9 minutes’ walk from the Olympic Museum.

The airy, elegant rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Most have whirlpool tubs and/or balconies with lake views. Suites include living areas; upgraded suites add iPads and Nespresso machines. Some have kitchens or spa areas.

There’s an acclaimed restaurant, a Japanese eatery and a bistro with a terrace. A hip bar has regular live music. Additional amenities include a spa, a gym and tennis courts, plus indoor and outdoor pools.

Located in 10 acres of private gardens on the banks of Lake Geneva, only 40 minutes from Geneva Airport, the elegant Belle Epoque buildings of the Beau-Rivage Palace, a Leading Hotel of The World, command breathtaking views across the lake and Alps. The 168 guest rooms and suites are richly appointed and offer the utmost in elegance and comfort. Luxury 8 Executive suites were created to be different and unique in style.

The restaurants provide guests ample cuisine from which to choose. From the 2 Michelin star restaurant “Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace” to the “Cafe Beau-Rivage”, the Italian restaurant “L’Accademia” and the refined sushi restaurant “Miyako Lausanne”

The Hotel is absolutely outstanding! Everything about it oozes luxury and elegance, without a trace of ostentation! From the minute you walk into the Reception, you are seized by the splendour and beauty of this 5* property! The service, be it at the Front Desk or in the Restaurants, is courteous, friendly, discreet and attentive! The Miyako (Japanese) Restaurant is superb, the breakfast buffet at Café Beau-Rivage is bountiful, with plenty of fresh fruit, a delicious Bircher Muesli, and hot dishes, which can also be ordered à-la-carte!

As far as Rooms are concerned, I highly recommend paying the extra to have a Deluxe Room overlooking the Lake and the Alps or a Junior Suite with a balcony! The view is absolutely breathtaking!

This has to be one of our all time favorite hotels in the world . We go back every year and it never fails. THe service is extremely professional efficient and very friendly. The hotel oozes with quality and 1st class all the way. All the restaurants and bars are amazing and you will be spoilt for choice. Amazing breakfast… just watch out for the birds! Top pick is the female chef 2 star Michelin Anne Sophie PIC.

The Brasserie is super ! The Japanese restaurant is very authentic and the black cod here is better than Nobu. The bar has the best trained baristas serving the best cocktails. The pool and garden is spectacular.

Must be Switzerland’s best-kept secret! From the minute you set a foot in the Lobby to the minute you go down the steps of the Hotel’s main entrance, you feel like “royalty”! The exterior and interior of the 2-building Hotel are grand, part of the Swiss heritage, stylish or contemporary. The Hotel is set well away from the street below amongst a lush garden, with plants, flowerbeds and English lawns.

The guest room corridors of the new building are in shades of grey and pale purple. The Rooms facing the lake offer a stunning view of the Lake and mountains. The choice of Restaurants is enormous and caters to all tastes & all budgets: Anne-Sophie Pic (world famous & locally 2-star Michelin rated), Miyako (excellent Japanese food!), L’Accademia (Italian food at its best!), 57° Grill (c/o Château d’Ouchy, 2′ walk from the Hotel), La Terrasse (for a memorable breakfast!), a Brasserie, a Lobby Lounge (all-day dining), not to forget O Terrasse (the SPA Cinq Mondes offering).

The indoor & outdoor pools are wonderful (2 x 20m) to relax at the end of a working day or after a day of sightseeing! The Staff at all levels are attentive, but not intrusive, friendly, courteous and always willing to go the extra mile! Time stands still at the Beau-Rivage Palace. The Hotel has a history, the corridor walls bear witness to its rich past! 63 kms from Geneva via A1! If your destination is Geneva, do not fail to add Lausanne to your itinerary!

The Beau-Rivage experience is not to be missed.

The whole hotel is focused into high quality infrastructure and service. I was staying in a standard room with an incredible sight to the lake, a nice upgrade surprise, which was quiet, bright luminous and with every modern technology available as electric louvers and curtains, wi-fi, lots of amenities, a shower with great pressure and very hot water (maybe extra shower space would make it perfect) and room temperature to taste. Great room!

People is extremely kind and service minded, always willing to help even if you’re just wondering around. The Front Desk is very efficient and the Concierge team has great knowledge and contacts to sort things out with, for example, busy restaurants. The Spa offers a good amount of relaxation experiences, with an inside and a outdoors swimming pool and a small but well equipped gym with the best view to the gardens and lake.

With the exception of the Lobby Bar, all bars and restaurants are best in town quality, from the great and classy Anne-Sophie Pic two star Michelin restaurant, to the Italian L’Accademia at the neighboring partner hotel Angleterre and the simple Beau Rivage Cafe, they all offer more than you expect as well as very professional service. The Bar is very well provided with good and rare liquors.

Going to Lausanne? I highly recommend the Beau Rivage: great location, view, quality, people, service, …and for a reasonable price.

Gay Friendly Hotels Lausanne Switzerland
Gay Friendly Hotels Lausanne Switzerland

How much does a room costs at Beau-Rivage Palace?

Prices start 581$/night for Superior Double Room with Garden and City Views. The Deluxe Double Room with Lake View is  957$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a seating area and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Beau-Rivage Palace  – Gay Friendly Hotels Lausanne Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Lausanne during Lausanne Lumières which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Lausanne on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Moxy Lausanne City 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Lausanne

Moxy Lausanne City
Moxy Lausanne City

Attractively located in the city centre, Moxy Lausanne City features air-conditioned rooms, a bar and free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is situated 0.9 miles from Palais de Beaulieu.

The rooms have a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer.

Languages spoken at the reception include English and French.

A minute on foot from the nearest metro station, this laid-back hotel is a 15-minute walk from the 12th-century Gothic Lausanne Cathedral, and 2 km from sporting exhibits at The Olympic Museum.

Compact rooms with a contemporary vibe offer Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus en suite bathrooms.

Amenities include a bar offering snacks and cocktails, plus a communal dining area and a funky guest lounge featuring foosball and street art–style murals. There’s also a fitness center, a library with a fireplace, and a convenience store, plus a lobby area with lockers. Breakfast and parking are available.

The hotel room was small but really nice, bathroom was up to date and the interior design of the room was really interesting you could easily pair your ipad etc with the tv and watch netflix or whatever which was super awesome!!

We visited Lausanne for a couple of nights and we choose this hotel. The Check in process was quick and nice even though the space for reception is quite small. The room was very clean and minimalist/cool furnished. Rooms are noise free so you can get a really good sleep also the bed is relaxing. The only drawdown is that the parking is a bit far so if you travel with car and lots of luggage you’ll have to do multiple trips.

Friendliness, Location, Atmosphere & Price – all spot-on with this hotel, particularly after we’d spend the previous night in a so-called luxury hotel at nearly 3x the price.
We loved Moxy Lausanne, staff were great and welcoming from the start. The room was spotlessly clean, comfy bed, nice shower.

Location is good – we were at a gig in Les Docks, just a few minutes away, and there are plenty of shops, bars & restaurants nearby. Only 5 mins from the metro, and maybe 15 from Lausanne Gare. It is up hill in the town, so quite a long way from the lake. Check-in early though and you get a free travel pass for the town.

Breakfast next morning was reasonably priced and good value; plenty of choice. Overall excellent value and a great atmosphere. Would stay again.

he rooms are just what is advertised, comfortable and accessible. For those that may not be aware, Moxy hotels are more directed for families of 4 or less (in my opinion), young travelers, and modern business professionals for a few nights stay.

They offer cool, hip drinks for business socials, family games and activities such as Foosball table, giant Jenga, and a pool table. The only thing the Moxy is missing is a mini-fridge in the room but this is all Moxy hotels, not just Lausanne.

The location is 5 mins walk from Metro 2 which can lead you to the famous Ouchy-Lausanne viewpoint. There are at least 20-30 restaurants and bars in the center city within 500 meters. I recommend going to Blackbird diner for the brunch and Les Arches for some late night drinks.

Will definitely be back and visit this hotel again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Lausanne
Gay Friendly Hotels Lausanne

How much does a room costs at Moxy Lausanne City?

Prices start 106$/night for Superior Queen Room

This air-conditioned room offers free WiFi and a private bathroom but no balcony.

Where to book online – Moxy Lausanne City  – Gay Friendly Hotels Lausanne Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Lausanne during Lausanne Lumières which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Lausanne on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.