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Hotel Major Davel

, Cully, Bourg-en-Lavaux CH-1096, Switzerland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Exeter, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The location of the hotel and the view from our room was absolutely perfect! You're situated right on Lake Geneva and you can swim in the summer, walk along the promenade or walk up into the vineyards above you. It was a very memorable experience and I'd love to return someday. My only complaint would be the breakfast that is... More 

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Cully, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Well I have never stayed at the hotel for the simple reason that I live on the same village ,but I use to there only for small breakfast and it is very pleasant,during the winter it is very cozy and warm inside,for the summer the big terrace with view to the lake ,just wonderful

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Godalming, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

When my friend and I arrived at this hotel we were blown away by the location right on the shore of the lake! The lady who gave us our keys (she may well have been the owner) was brilliant. She spoke several languages (I was very impressed) and was very helpful. I was lucky enough to get a room with... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This was a nostalgic trip back to a village where I lived for several years. The rooms are pleasant if not luxurious, the restaurant provides excellent food and plenty of those delicious slightly petillant white wines to choose from, and the location on the Place d'armes is unbeatable, with the view of the lake and the mountains, the steep vineyard-clad... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

I stayed in Cully a couple of years back at a hotel 100 metres up the hill, Auberge du Raisin, whilst there the restaurant was shut and they recommended "The Major", and yes the food was good. So on this trip as the Raisin was expensive and The Major was not so, I booked it. I can see why the... More 

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Suffolk, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

We loved our one night here. Bernadette Messmer, the owner (with her husband) runs a traditional hotel which still had all the things you need (broadband, peace and quiet, good food, clean rooms, etc.). Location is a good as it can get. Service was very 'French' the nice end of abrupt you could say. All the locals came in to... More 

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Freiburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

The Major Davel has an outstanding location in Cully, across a vast grassy area from the boat pier, in a low traffic area. Most guests staying in one of its few rooms will undoubtedly taking advantage of the room and board option, including continental breakfast and a full course dinner in its excellent restaurant, one of the better ones in... More 

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New York, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

We've stayed at the Major Davel twice. If you don't like old Europe you won't like this. A beautiful location, quiet,, charming, where people gather in the afternoons or evenings to have a coffee or glass of local wine. Mme Messmer was always nice to us, as was everyone there. No elevator, so we carried our bags up 2-3 flights... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2006

I had the misfortune of visiting Au Major Davel. The food isn't really wonderful, and the hostess treats her employees horribly. You can just see it in their faces, it's quite sad. The view is great over looking Lake Geneva, though.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2006

My brother was getting married and the civil ceremony was to take place in Cully. Not a lot of options for the family coming from oversees! It was either the Major Davel or Auberge du Raisin if we wanted to be right in town. The location was fantastic...I loved having a glass of wine in the evening outside next to... More 

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