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.
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
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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
Very courteous desk staff and throughout. Quiet location. Fabulous view on the lake and the French Mountains. Exquisite breakfast spread in a wonderful dining room. Very reasonably priced. Will definitely go there again
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