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Grand Hotel du Lac
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Vevey
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 19, 2012

I often stay here for work and love it. It has old fashioned values, superb interiors, a lakeside terrace and excellent breakfasts. Rooms and service are first class. It is not cheap but good value.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

On the plus side: pick up at trainstation, exstra bed no charge, very prof. babysitter service, good room with balcony, great sunday brunch and everybody very friendly.

small minus ducks from the lake in the pool, but so what it is May so we didn't need it.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

What can I say? Great, great location, get a room with a view of the lake and the Alps. Attentive staff. Nice, clean, spacious rooms. So much attention to detail - weighing scale, L'Occitane hand cream at night, all the bath amenities you need and more, very, very quick and efficient service. Lots of reading material on the town in the room. I stayed for 4 nights and wish I could stay longer.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

On my 7th visit to Switzerland during a span of a quarter of a century, I thought of choosing Vevey as a base for a short stay in the French part of this beautiful country.
Having previously been in hotels in Lausanne (Beau Rivage and Movenpick) and in Montreux.... Grand Hotel du Lac in tiny Vevey was this time's choice, based on Trip Advisor reviews.

We all (wife & kids) greatly enjoyed this hotel and its location.... we opted for the less expensive city view rooms, since we are outdours most of the day anyway.

The hotel is not large, very well furnished, hence a big home / personal feeling ... in an excellent location on the lake shore promenade and adjacent to a park .... nothing beats a long walk by the river after the hearty breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Overall it is what you imagine from a leisure hotel stay in Switzerland (with the post card views from the lake front side of the hotel).

There are a number of hotels nearby, but we felt our choice was perfect. Also, public parking for our rented car was a few minutes by foot from the hotel (which also has a small, but more expensive parking yard).

Vevey is too small for an active traveller.... a base for many nearby visits and car/train trips (Lausanne, Geneva, Montreux, Gruyere, Les Diablerets, Gstaad.....) ; but strolling in the morning, or at night after dinner in the old town was very pleasent.

Stayed there in April 2011.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

All, I have been a follower of TripAdvisor for years now, and I felt compelled to write a review finally because of this hotel. Where to start!? A fantastic location, beautiful decor, friendly staff, excellent cuisine and a great bar. I think the lobby is my favorite spot, there are basically 5 separate rooms (if you include the restaurant) and they are all different, but all the same - in that they are in old world style. What a fantastic place! Also the gym is great (despite small), I am not a big spa guy, so I did not try. Then the room, I did the superior without the lake view, but still a great room. Also the Bircher Muesli was excellent. I think my only request would be, have a doorman, albeit it is not a terribly busy hotel, but would have been a nice touch. Also a less firmer bed would have been nice, but good luck finding an American mattress in any hotel in CH. Also make sure you sit outside on the deck in front of the pool on the leather swing couches and have a nice cigar and whiskey.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

EXcellent service, decoration, rooms, corridors, vie, bars and food.
A place TO STAY with delight!

Room Tip: Rooms witzh view on the lake, a plus. Some rooms have a big terrace as well, to have the brunch on...
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

My wife and I spent one night there while traveling through Swiss Riviera. The hotel is wonderful in all senses. On arrival we were greeted by Claire - a very nice young lady who very quickly and efficiently checked us in, showed around the hotel and then to our room. As it was my birthday, they upgraded us to their Junior Suite with the outstanding view over the lake and Alps. The room was very nice, big and tastefully appointed. The hotel itself is very beautiful, the designs are fantastic. But what makes it really stand out is the staff - very friendly, very efficient, always smiling and happy to assist in whatever matter. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel du Lac

Address: rue d' Italie 1, Vevey 1800, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Vevey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Vevey
Price Range: $319 - $377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel du Lac 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hotel du Lac in Vevey, Switzerland. Since its establishment in 1868 the hotel offers a superb location where charm and elegance are blended with modern day comforts. These elements are perfectly suited to the experienced traveller. True to world renowned Swiss hospitality, the hotel staff treats all of the guests to an intimate and pampered environment where an attentive service makes you feel unique and special. ... more   less 
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