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Tralala Hotel Montreux
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Montreux
Dallas, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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“Modern & Comfortable”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Pros: Really nice hotel, clean, soft comfortable beds, the staff were extremely helpful and friendly (especially Janna). It is very easy to find the hotel as there are hotel signs on the streets and it is walking distance from the train station and had a bus stop right out front. Very modern and sleek and new in decor, nothing shabby or outdated here. In a safe and fairly quiet part of town.

Cons: The only downfall I would say is that the windows are very thin and if you have a room that looks out onto the main road, you will hear street noise throughout the night. Also there was a hair in our bed sheets upon arrival that was not ours.

Room Tip: ask for a room that does not overlook the main road and maybe you will have less street noise
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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tralalahotel, Public Relations at Tralala Hotel Montreux, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
First of all, we would like to thank you for having chosen the Tralala Hotel during your stay in the city.
We highly value your opinion for process of continous improvement and as a base for making our guests stay more enjoyable every time.

Please accept our apologies for the inconveniences with the hair, we try and do our best in order to enhance the quality and efficiency of our services.

We really hope to receive you again to the Tralala Hotel,

till then we stay with our warmest regards from Montreux,


Gianna Trox
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

This hotel totally serves its purpose as the less expensive choice amongst highly overrated Montreaux hotel properties. Small, basic but clean and friendly. Rooms: good enough with a comfortable bed and a good shower. Breakfast quite ok with good coffee. Very friendly young lady at the reception was helpful in at least three different languages at the same time - impressive! So no more no less than what it stands for, but certainly not a disappointing experience.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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tralalahotel, Guest Relation at Tralala Hotel Montreux, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
We do thank you so very much for your feedback regarding your stay with us.
We are very happy that you have enjoyed staying with us and we hope to get to ge to welcome you again to our Hotel.

The Tralala Hotel is sending you our best Regards from Montreux,

Gianna Trox
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

The receptionist was very friendly and helpful. She gave us a recommendation of good Italian restaurant in Montreux. We had a nice dinner there. The location of this hotel is actually pretty near from the train station, but because we brought 2 large luggages and the way to the hotel needed you to climb up there, so we took a taxi to get to the hotel and it costed us around 15 swiss franc. This hotel has a clean room.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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tralalahotel, Guest Relations at Tralala Hotel Montreux, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
We are very greatful to hear, that you had enjoyed your stay with us. We would be more than happy to be welcoming you again in the future,

Till then, the entire Team of the Tralala Hotel is sending you our kindest regards,

Gianna Trox
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Stayed at Tralala hotel for 2 nights and we loved it! Hotel is clean & nice, staffs are affable, especially Gina (i hope i got her name right) she was extremely helpful, thank you G :)

To get to the hotel, take bus 206 from the Train station and it will stop right outside Tralala Hotel. The bus travels in a loop so not to worry. Journey is about 5 mins by bus. Do not attempt to walk to the hotel from the train station. It took us a good 20-30 mins walk + climbing up the slopes with our luggages. It was certainly very tiresome.

It is a boutique hotel of sort, loved it!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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tralalahotel, Guest Relations at Tralala Hotel Montreux, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
The entire Team of the Tralala Hotel loved having you as our Guest at the Tralala Hotel,
Thank you so very much for your kind words, we just as me personally, aprecciate those.

We would be more than pleased getting to welcome you again to our Hotel,
Till then I will just need to improve my chinese ;)

We stay with our kindest regards from Montreux,

Gianna
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

I usually stay at Tralala when coming on business to Montreux. Hotel is well located, 10 minutes walking from the lake. It is charming place, each room and lobby are decorated with photos of musicians from Montreux Jazz Festival. Service at hotel is very nice, polite and they try to assist you and solve any problem. The reception closes at 23 hours, but you can enter at backdoor with your room key. Interent is generally available, but signal is weak in many rooms. The other potential problem is parking, as hotel does not have it's own parking place and it is limited on 3 hours in nearby streets.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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tralalahotel, Guest Relations at Tralala Hotel Montreux, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Mrs. Roller,

We thank you very much for your kind review,

It is our joy to be welcoming you to our Hotel and we hope, that we will be able to be welcoming you many upcoming times to our Hotel, :)

We stay with our kindest Regards from Montreux,

Gianna Trox
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California
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Tralala hotel is a hidden gem among the hotels in Montreux. We stayed there for one night in two rooms. Montreux was an intermediate stop for us to catch the Golden Pass Rail the next morning.

We arrived at Montreux train station. Looking for the bus station was slightly tricky. We took an elevator from the train platform to the street exit. When the door opened, it was a parking garage. We went back up and down again to different levels and finally realized that the lower parking garage level was the correct exit to the street level. You just had to walk from the garage and then down the ramp out to the street.

Once we were out of the train station, finding the bus stop was easy. Based on all the previous reviews, we didn't even try to walk the slope to the hotel and went for the bus. It was only a short bus ride to the hotel. Bus stopped right opposite to the hotel.

Upon arrival, we were greeted with welcome drinks (choice of wine, juice or cola) while we checked in. The rooms were very clean , modern and comfortable. Bathroom was a little bit small but sufficient. The ventilation fan in the bathroom was a little noisy and it could only be turned off by the internal timer quite a number of minutes after the light switch was turned off. Anyway, as long as bathroom door was closed, ventilation fan noise was not an issue.

Our rooms were facing the street but it was very quiet. Staff was helpful and courteous. We had a great stay there.

The next morning we took the same bus back to the train station. Bus was on time just like all Swiss public transportation. Note, bus stops on the same side of the road whether you arrive or leave the hotel because it is a circular route.

We didn't have breakfast there as it was not included in the room rate and we had to catch the first Golden Pass train in the morning.

Overall, Tralala hotel offers extraordinary value. The room rate is low, service is great, place is clean and nice. There is even free wifi. The short bus ride from the train station was a non-issue for us.

We'll definitely stay here again if we visit Montreux next time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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tralalahotel, Guest Relations at Tralala Hotel Montreux, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
We would like to thank you from the bottom our hearts for your kind words, those mean a lot to us. The entire Team of the Tralala Hotel would love to be welcoming you again to our building and till thn we send you all our very best,

kindest regards from Montreux,

Gianna Trox
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Stayed 1 night in 2 rooms with family. Like most other reviewers have said, we too appreciate the clean simple rooms and consider the hotel great value. But the uphill climb from Montreux's main train station can be a killer. You can easily catch a bus (#6) outside the train station and get off at stop "Montreux, Les Planches". The hotel is directly across the street from this stop. Bus #6 runs in a loop, so to get back to the main train station, hop on the same bus from the same stop and the bus will eventually get you there. (about 10 mins?)

Be sure to check bus schedule on SBB website because the last bus #6 of the evening leaves the main train station around 8pm (at the time of our travel). After that you will have to figure a different way up to hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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tralalahotel, Guest Relations at Tralala Hotel Montreux, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
We thank you for your nice message just as for your remarques,

We are very happy to hear that you've liked our Hotel and you have felt comfortable here, which is very important to us,
In fact our Hotel is located in the old-town of Montreux, which is a very sportive way- up the Hill and we will not hide this.But if you know, the little trick in simply catching the Bus No. 206, which is leaving every 20 minutes and will drop you just in front of the Hotel, you are ok.. otherwise we do understand, that you have almost done your sportive activities for the rest of the year.. ;)

My grandmother always used to say, what does not kill you only makes you stronger and we always do lean from experiences. We deeply hope to get to see you again here in Montreux at the Tralala Hotel and send you our kindest wishes,

Gianna Trox
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Property: Tralala Hotel Montreux
Address: rue du Temple 2, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Montreux
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Montreux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tralala Hotel Montreux 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the center of the old Montreux (1 km from railway ; 0.5 km from the Leman lake), Tralala is a 1616 charming hotel 3 * entirely renovated in 2008 around the theme of music, typical characteristic of Montreux with its Jazz Festival. The Tralala offers a harmonious mix of comfort and elegance topped with a very warm ambiance. You will sleep emerged in sounds, thoughts and dreams from Prince, David Bowie, Igor Stravinsky or Alicia Keys. ... more   less 
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