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Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Montreux
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Amazing stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

We just had an amazing stay in Montreux. The lake view from the deluxe room was outstanding, and the room spacious.
The spa and pool very nice. We really appreciated the facilities to rest near the pool just in front of the garden and lake. Nothing to complain about the service which was very good and we got plentiful of good advice from the concierge. Breakfast buffet was good and nice selection for a european hotel.
Looking forward visiting the hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Montreux !
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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2011

When you think of Montreux you think "Smoke on the Water", the Freddie Mercury statue and The Palace Hotel. What a Hotel it is, old world grand with Fairmont comfort. My room had a amazing view out the front to beautiful Lake Geneva. I was here for 3 nights and it was worth every penny. Service was very good, room service fast and delicious. I walked the town, took the train to the top of the mountain and the castle. I can see why Charlie Chaplin moved the next town up. Back to the hotel the room I had was in the front and much bigger then most European hotels, free wireless, great balcony. You have to have a drink at Harry's Bar. I would go back to this Hotel in a second.

Room Tip: Ask for the upper floors, I think there are only 8 anyway. Front of the hotel has the lake veiw
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

You can never go through Montreux without noticing the imposing majesty of this five star hotel, a yellow awning atop the gallery of balconies that accentuates its facade. If you are lucky, and wealthy enough, to get one of these rooms you will be facing a scene from heaven, pictures of the lake of "Lemant" and the mountain peaks of the French Alps. Try to avoid the crowds of early summer during the Montreux Jazz festival when the boardwalk becomes noisy with makeshift wine and beer bars and blaring music. Inside the hotel, the atmosphere is royal. Room service is prompt and elegant, fine dining, and valet service. Rooms are spacious and the Brasserie offers a variety of light and fine meals to please all tastes and interests.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

Stayed for 1 night at this Palace, it is really a Palace, hotel is located in the main road in Montreux with stunnning view on the lake, room was very spacious and with all amenities you would expect to find in a 5* hotel, staff are very friendly especially DAVID the Receptionist/Concierge, Breakfast is great and the spa/ pool is really worth a visit
I would recommend this hotel and can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: ask for room 302, it has a massive view on the lake
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

I went to Montreux in the springtime with my dad to have a look at different schools. We booked the trip and hotel in the last minute. I did not know anything about Montreux, but I had heard about this hotel. I got very excited when dad told me that we are going to stay in this hotel and in a little bit better room than the standard ones.

When we arrived to the hotel, the staff was very nice and took care of our car and luggage. We got a nice room with a breath taking view, facing the lake and the mountains in France. The room was cozy and clean.The breakfast was great! So much to choose! The bistro at the hotel was also pretty good for being a hotel bistro. Sometimes the food is not very good in the hotel's own restaurant.

All in all, this was a great trip and the hotel was fabulous! This met all the expectations I had. As I study in a hospitality school near Montreux now, this is a hotel I could consider about working for.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2011

If you are planning a trip to Montreux, the Fairmont is the place to stay. You will find the recently renovated hotel very pleasant and comfortable. My party had two rooms. One was rather small and dark, but the other was bright and large. If you do get a smaller room, I would suggest that you ask to be moved. The rooms had a Nespresso maker, fresh fruit and bottled water, which were replenished daily. We had standard rooms, which were decorated in a traditional style. I understand that the deluxe rooms facing the lake have been renovated and are more modern. Nonetheless, the entire hotel was spotless. From the hotel rooms to the indoor pool, to the restauranst. It was probably the cleanest hotel in which I've stayed.

The hotel has a bar, brasserie, outdoor restaurant and cafe near the spa. We ate at the brasserie and outdoor restaurant, which were both very good. The outdoor spot overlooks the lake and provides a nice atmosphere for an afternoon lunch or evening dinner. I did not have breakfast at the hotel, so I can't comment on that.

The hotel has an indoor and outdoor pool. I normally hate indoor pools because of the smell, but the one at the Fairmont was so pleasant and relaxing that I used it instead of the outdoor pool.

Overall, I highly recommend this hotel. I only stayed three nights and could have easily spent more time here relaxing, eating and drinking,

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

I stayed at the Palace often during my recent travels to Switzerland. All of my stays were consistent – high quality service, well maintained rooms, excellent meals in the restaurant and the best fitness center of any hotel in the area. During one stay, there was an issue with my dry cleaning and the hotel immediately resolved the situation without hesitation. The concierge was also very helpful in retrieving my luggage lost by the airline. The hotel is ideally situated near the train station (5 min walk) and several nice restaurants. The fitness center is well equipped with both machine and free weights, in addition to a variety of aerobic machines – with a nice view of the mountains and access to a private lawn for hotel guests. The pool and hot tub are also very nice. The spa is also superb but I prefer the spa at the Hôtel des Trois Couronnes in Vevey. Lastly, the hotel bar has a nice menu and stays open later than most restaurants in the area. Overall, my favorite place to stay in Switzerland.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms have the best view but small windows and lower ceilings.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
Address: avenue Claude Nobs 2, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Montreux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Montreux
#1 Luxury Hotel in Montreux
#1 Business Hotel in Montreux
#3 Romantic Hotel in Montreux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Le Montreux Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 235
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Art Nouveau Hotel set on the shore of Lake Geneva, 300 meters from train station. ... more   less 
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