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“Not a lot of other options!!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Major Davel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Cully
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
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“Not a lot of other options!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2006

My brother was getting married and the civil ceremony was to take place in Cully. Not a lot of options for the family coming from oversees! It was either the Major Davel or Auberge du Raisin if we wanted to be right in town. The location was fantastic...I loved having a glass of wine in the evening outside next to the lake. And there's a great wine cave right around the corner. The staff was perfectly nice and helpful. Yes, there's not an elevator, but I count myself responsible for the 75 lb suitcase I chose to pack, so I can't really complain about that! But, the accomodations left a little to be desired for the price that was paid. But, that's Switzerland for you. Gorgeous country....expensive hotels! The du Raisin would have broken my checking account into bits, so...Major Davel it was! Not a bad stay, but would have had a much better review to give had it not been so pricey.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2006

I'm rating the Major Davel above average because the location directly on the shore of Lake Geneva is gorgeous. The hotel fronts on a large park, perfect for passing a summer evening taking in the view and people-watching. The hotel itself is very small, and the restaurant is their main business. The restaurant (one of only a few places to eat in Cully) was fine, but overpriced. The rooms are comfortable (and I didn't mind the lack of TV), but a little outdated. The woman who runs the hotel and restaurant was very helpful and friendly when we could find her -- however, the hotel has no main desk (you check in at a small desk in the cafe) and often we could not find anyone except a waiter to answer questions. Cully is a lovely little town, but very small and quiet -- to do laundry, buy groceries on a Sunday, etc., you have to go to Lausanne (20 minutes on the commuter train). I'd recommend this hotel if you're staying in Lausanne or Geneva and want a short getaway or want to bicycle in the vineyards, but it doesn't make a good base of operations for longer stays.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2004

The hotel benefits from a great location directly at the border of Lac Lemon. Our room had nice views on the lac but the decor was outmoded and the amenities provided were very basic, e.g., there was not television in the room. Breakfast (served on the covered terrace) was a disappointment, so was dinner at the hotel.

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Property: Hotel Major Davel
Address: Cully, Bourg-en-Lavaux CH-1096, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Bourg-en-Lavaux > Cully
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Cully
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Major Davel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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