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
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
I had some misgivings about the blandness of the hotel exterior as presented in the Expedia photographs of Hôtel Bon Port, fearing that it might reflect an unappealing location. However, the hotel turned out to be on a quiet and pleasant street only a block away from a major shopping street and a couple of blocks from the Casino. There was no discomfort walking to and from the hotel at night. Restaurants, the lake front promenade, shops, the train station, the old town were all within walking distance. The hotel lobby was rather cramped, especially if there were several guests (with luggage) in there simultaneously. But our room was comfortable sized, clean and pleasant. The breakfast buffet provided considerable choice, though we were somewhat confused about whether we needed to make our own coffee using the machines provided or ask the staff person to make it for us (by our third and last morning, we had figured out that the answer depended on the particular kind of coffee beverage we wanted). We were able to reserve parking in the hotel's small private garage. The staff were pleasant and helpful, including providing us with restaurant recommendations and a city map. We would definitely choose this hotel again for a future stay in Montreux.
Helen from Toronto
Welcome to an exciting journey between mountains and lake in the heart of Montreux.We look forward to make you feel at …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
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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