Excellent hotel and the view is amazing. The room was well organized with a desperate living room and bedroom. Staff were very helpful. It is further away from attractions which offers a quiet and tranquil stay. We loved walking in surrounding neighbourhood.
We were looking for a reasonably priced hotel close to downtown Lausanne. The Tulip Inn fit the bill. I was a little concerned ahead of time that it might be a bit too far out from the old city, but as it turned out, the bus and train systems made getting around easy. There is a bus stop right around the corner from the hotel, with frequent buses coming by. So, the quiet neighborhood setting of this hotel worked out just fine. The staff was very friendly and helpful for helping us figure out the basics of getting around, etc. Breakfast was excellent and included of course. Expect a small-ish room, but very comfortable. The bathroom also is small, but clean and worked out fine. Overall, good value and a very pleasant stay.
I love this hotel - you get a Riviera Card as part of city tax and this gives you free bus/tram rides to town centre, but meanwhile your base is quiet, on the lake and serene. All rooms have balconies and mountain views.
I would recommend, unless you are rich, a trip to Migros grocery store in Montreux market centre where you can get good value and delicious bread, cheeses, biscuits, fruit, Parma ham, etc. I only had one restaurant meal per day, and since this is 30-50 SFr per person it is an advantage to graze sometimes.
Both times I have been to Montreux and stayed at Hotel du Grand lac Excelsior, it is so difficult to leave that the only way to console myself is to book a definite return - the town, the vibes of the people who live there and enjoy it, and the surrounding countryside are just perfect in my eyes. But I did go early June and late September - would not fancy it in super high season crowded hot summer time.
Take advantage of the blending of chill-out and activity - strolls along the stunning and generously long lakeside avenue of flowers are always fun, and check out the thermal spa Les Bains de Lavey. Train trip to Chateau d'Oex and Gstaad is cool. Next time I want to visit Gruyere as well.
Water babies will enjoy the hotel pool too. :)
Becky from London
Grand, Victorian hotel situated in a picturesque location on the banks of Lake Geneva, 500 metres from Montreux centre …More
My wife and I stayed here for two nights and despite our initial difficulty finding the place were really happy with the hotel. Close to the ferry and St Marks Square it is an ideal place to base yourself for a stay in Venice, the rooms were spacious (for Europe) and clean and the staff could not have been more helpfull. My only advice s make sure you have a map before you arrive in Venice or you might find yourself dragging a suitcase through miles of narrow streets, no fault of the hotel it is just a bit of a maze in Venice.
Lutry is a beautiful and quaint little village on Lake Geneva, at the bottom of one of the oldest wine regions in Switzerland, and the Le Bourg 7 is right in the heart of the town, only a stone's throw from the lakefront and a number of fantastic restaurants. The hotel is stylish and comfortable and the service is outstanding. Breakfast is also delicious. Fantastic experience.
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