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“very good price for the location”
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Hotel Helvetie
Ranked #14 of 17 Hotels in Montreux
RIYADH
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“very good price for the location”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

the hotel is old but clean and the bed was comfortable. most of the staff were friendly. the bus stops very close to the hotel entrance and e got a free pass to it. it's located near the lake shore and a shopping mall.

one draw back was that some of the rooms has the sink separated from the toilet which was inconvenient

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

I loved this hotel. It has an old fashioned, slightly fin de siècle feel to it, but has comfortable beds and a lovely bathroom. Our room was huge with large windows and our own little balcony. There were wooden floors everywhere. The lobby is large and welcoming with various extra sitting rooms at the side. Don't be put off by the entrance, which gives no clue of the graceful interior.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013

The beds are incredibly uncomfortable, staff are unfriendly. Seems very inviting at first but frankly the antique furnishings which at first look classy are probably there because they can't be bothered upgrading.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

The hotel is within easy walking distance to the train station and centrally located to the town. It would have been a grand hotel in it's day with large reception/lounge areas and breakfast room but is looking a bit tired. We booked a quadruple room with bathroom which was spacious and clean. The main room had a large bed and the separate bedroom had two single beds. Perfect for a family of four with older teenage children. Our breakfast was included in the room price and was a good continental breakfast. The staff were friendly, helpful and spoke english. I would stay there again as it was a good price in a very expensive area.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is classy with a very beautiful staircase leading to the hotel lobby. The lobby is beautifully furnished and very cosy. There are nice art pieces and furniture there too. A small elevator leads up to the room and the room I had was a corner room that was really spacious and comfortable. Beds were good quality and fridge well stocked. Breakfast spread was good and for a really reasonable price. Truly enjoyed my stay there.

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Just stayed there for 3 nights. Knew nothing about it except, I asked my travel agent for 3 star hotels which were centrally located. If this place has 3 stars they are minuscule stars, probably more in line with something from another galaxy. Here's a few of the things we found: (1) could not open bathroom door more than 40 degrees because the sink was located behind the door so, we had to go in and out of the bathroom sideways; (2) there was no furniture in the room except for the bed and a small wooden chair... This means we had to put our suitcases on the floor and trip over them (3) the carpet was filthy... not just dirty... but, filthy; (4) we had a little terrace that was covered in bird and rodent droppings...they never cleaned it...oh, and since it was very hot and there is no A/C in most hotels in Switzerland, we had to keep the doors to the terrace open at night... Did not much like thinking of the birds and rodents coming into the room at night. But it was that or sweltering. I will never use the travel agents again as a function of this experience. Am still traveling around Switzerland... So I may have much more to report!

  • Stayed September 2013
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London
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

beautiful genteel decay. The hotel Helvetie is a step back into the past reminding me of the Victorian seaside hotels you find in England. You can tell in it's heyday it was the grand dame of the avenue the reception, sitting room and dining room are grand belle epoque style and truly lovely. The rooms are not big but are plenty adequate and comfortable. I had a ensuite room which I would recommend. The hotel is very well located both from the train station but also from the lake side. The staff are very very helpful and friendly and are great at suggesting sights to see and how best to get there. They really are passionate about their area. The hotel provide guests with a travel card so you can use the buses and trains in the area for free. For the price it is a very nice place to stay and probably the best in its class and the staff are great.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Helvetie
Address: avenue du Casino 32, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Montreux
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 17 Hotels in Montreux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helvetie 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional Hotel in provincial-style building located in city center, near casino & lakefront. ... more   less 
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