Experience We booked into the hotel for a one night stop-over on route to Italy. The hotel is a conference center and is geared to business users, at the time of our visit there were a number of delegates (from 3 different companies) attending training or seminars but this was not a problem to us traveling as a couple. It is in an elevated position close to the motorway, with large grounds and fantastic views across the lake. It was easy to find and has ample parking.
The room was a good size, large very comfortable bed, ample storage and free wi-fi. The staff were very helpful and English was widely spoken.
It has a nice bar over looking the lake. The restaurant had a reasonably priced set meal which was very nice. A good buffet breakfast was included in the price.
I would recommend this hotel for a stop-over.
John from Surrey England
Hotel du Leman offers 36 comfortable double rooms and 28 single rooms for up to 109 guests. Both the 35-room main building …More
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
We stopped in Montreux to visit friends and found this hotel delightful. It a walkable distance from the train station and reasonably priced. The staff were very helpful and there was a great coffee and confection shop across the street.
Fred from Florida, USA
Welcome to Hotel Helvetie: a place full of History Hotel Helvetie is a witness of the development of tourism in Montreux …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.
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