My 5 Star Stay in Lausanne | The Royal Savoy
Switzerland has been on my travel bucket list for years. The rural landscape, snow peaked mountains and quaint chocolatiers well and truly had me in their hooks. If you are considering a trip to Switzerland, you must visit Lausanne. It’s a quiet city nestled on a lake with breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps. I had the pleasure of staying at The Royal Savoy Hotel, a beautiful hotel in the heart of Lausanne.
You may remember my Paris vlog from last year where I fell in love with Paris in 24 hours, I had a similar feeling about Lausanne, the buildings were draped in flowers and the cobbled streets won me over.
We stayed in a wonderful deluxe room on the 4th floor at The Royal Savoy, with a balcony overlooking the Swiss Alps which we thoroughly enjoyed in the mornings combined with a cup of coffee from the lovely coffee machine the room provided. The room was spacious and cosy, my favourite part of the room (funnily enough) was the shower which was complimented with orange infused (Hermes) toiletries.
The bed sheets were extremely soft, now, I don't know whether I only noticed this because I'm getting older but the thread count on those bad boys must of been high, we're talking Egyptian cotton here.
On our first night we ate in the hotel restaurant, Brasserie du Royal, I was really looking forward to this as I had read the Michelin starred chef heading up the kitchen was Marc Haeberlin who has a family history of successful chefs. The food was out of this world! One of my favourite things about Switzerland is even before you are served your starters you are given a canape to warm up your palate. There was a wonderful waitress/wine expert who served us who kindly paired us with a different wine for each meal, I had a mouth-watering chicken & gnocchi dish which was outstanding. We finished the meal with the most delicious tiramisu martini, with grated chocolate on top it was INSANE and definitely replaced my favourite cocktail, the infamous espresso martini.
I think the coolest feature of the hotel was the in-house hair salon, we were lucky enough to experience the signature blow-dry by Anthony Ayasse the head hair stylist in the hotel. The blow-dry was great and really handy to have as a feature in the hotel, a ladies dream if you ask me.
On Sunday we mooched down to visit the spa in our robes (I love how it's acceptable to walk around the hotel in a robe on holiday). The spa was on the bottom floor, tucked away quietly in its own chamber. The spa was large and spacious and had a quiet female section as well as a mixed male and female section, I appreciated this. Sometimes it's nice to have a female area in the spa to relax.
I booked in for a deep tissue 50 minute massage, I was offered x3 different types of oil, I went for the 'hot almond oil'. I'll be honest I was feeling a bit anxious walking into the treatment (for one reason or another) but after a few moments the massage calmed me down and I was able to relax. The therapist was very experienced and managed to massage most of the knots out of my back, I was really impressed.
Overall we had a fantastic stay, there was literally not one thing the hotel did not offer us. The staff, the facilities and the rooms were all fabulous and I can't wait to go back!
Stay at the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa from CHF 300 per night in a deluxe room (approximately £222).
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