We took the train to Montreux and dragged our luggage to the hotel as we thought it wasn't very far. We regretted it as the path was cobbly and it went uphill and downhill for about 15 mins. Should have taken a cab... The hotel was located near the casino and lake, which was nice. There was also a mall nearby where we can stock up on groceries if needed. We took walks along the lake between the hotel and train station frequently as it was really quite scenic.
The reception was nice and informed us free wifi was available in the lobby. Unfortunately it didn't work on my iPhone despite at least 2 employees helping me with it. Maybe it was just my phone as my friend's Samsung had no problems.
The room was not large although we had a small balcony, the furniture looked aged and the carpet looked worn. The toilet was small too and the shower head was placed at a very awkward angle in the tub. It assumes that people shower sitting in the tub which I find a very awkward position personally.
Breakfast was provided in a very nice dining room with the standard breakfast fare of bread, fruits, cereal and hams. The hotel also gave us a card which offered free bus local rides which was really appreciated when we took the bus to see Chillon Castle.
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- Traditional Hotel in provincial-style building located in city center, near casino & lakefront. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Helvetie Hotel Montreux