The Hotel Continental is across from Lausanne's Main Train Station, a 10-minute walk from the Old Town and shopping area. It provides air-conditioned rooms and free Wi-Fi. The non-smoking rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar and a bathroom. The Continental was originally built for the 1964 Swiss National Exhibition in Lausanne. The Steak House Olympia features a wide selection of local meat and fish dishes from the grill. The Olympia bar serves tasty snacks. Continental or buffet breakfast is available. The M2 metro line is available right next to the hotel. Evian can be reached in 30 minutes by boat. Vevey and Montreux are just half an hour away by train. Ski resorts, such as Les Diablerets and Verbier, can be reached within 60 minutes by car.