A few weeks ago we decided to spend a long weekend in the Royal Savoy Hotel Lausanne located in a stunning historic building in a vibrant district of Ouchy. It was built in 1909 and used to house exiled Spanish aristocrats as well as the young King of Thailand.
When I compare the Hotel to other five-star establishments in Switzerland that we visited, the Royal Savoy Hotel Lausanne comes as one of those on the top. What makes a real five-star hotel is an attention to detail and the people. The hotel was impeccably clean, with beautiful decor exuding history and tradition with a modern twist. And I liked the staff, who was gracious, hospitable, and kind without being cold or detached. We felt welcomed and comfortable.