Eden Palace au Lac
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eden Palace au Lac Montreux
We arrived here around midnight after a mammoth 32 hour journey from Australia, and were pleasantly surprised by the Eden Au Lac. The reception staff were lovely and we were given a room on the fourth floor.
We booked the hotel over the internet at a good price and therefore didn't have lake views, but the room was very comfortable all the same. There were a few nice little extras, such as complimentary internet access in the hotel room. The rooms were a good size and the beds were comfortable.
Breakfast was a real treat, with the breakfast room having a fantastic view over the lake. The breakfast buffet was very nice, and all the food was lovely.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Eden Au Lac and could have easily stayed here a lot longer!
Nous avons fait étape à Montreux lors de notre voyage vers la Toscane.
Nous y avons passé une nuit à l'Eden Au Lac, la veille du début du festival de Jazz de Montreux.
Très bel hôtel, idéalement situé en bordure du Lac. Il se situe à 100 m à peine du Casino de Montreux.
Chambre spacieuse et beau balcon avec vue sur le Lac.
Personel très serviable.
Le parking couvert se trouve à quelques dizaines de mètres de l'hôtel.
Nous retournons à l'Eden Au Lac fin juin
Nice and authentic with beautiful views
Eden au Lac is (as the name sais) on the side of the Lake of Geneva (Lac Léman). It has beautiful views off course, as does probably every hotel at the side of the lake. Eden au Lac is a four star hotel and it meets the standards of a four star hotel. Nice, authentic building, traditionally decorated rooms with traditionally tiled bathrooms. Not the terrible beds you get everywhere in France and Switzerland (not very special either, but well for a night you'll sleep fine). Fine breakfast. Nice hotel for a stopover (as we did). Montreux didn't look like the place to stay for several nights in a row. It's very close to the mountains, like the skiing area Portes du Soleil (best and biggest skiing area of Europe) for example.
And by the way, if you're willing to accept a room with city view (ahum... view...), it will save you 60 Swiss Francs (40 euros): 170 Swiss Francs (around 110 euro) for a room with city view, 230 for a room with lake view (at the desk, online prices differ).
Perfect in every way
I couldn't agree more with the other reviewers. The hotel itself was very nice, clean and had very friendly and helpful staff. We stayed there with our 2 young children. Our room was large, spacious (even with an extra bed), with a partial lake view. We were pleasantly surprised as to to how close to the main promenade we were. Extremely convienient for boat trips etc. Our children loved it. Breakfast was also very good, it had a good selection to offer.
We initially booked the hotel for 3 days but because we enjoyed the hotel's facilities and services that were provided, we actually extended our stay. We definately will be staying there again!
Good hotel ideally situated.
Pretty much go along with everyone elses comments, good hotel, lovely rooms, clean and wonderful view of the lake. The reception staff were more then helpful, the restuarant staff were friendly but I agree with another reviewer that at times they appeared a little stressed. We ate in the restaurant after a storm and passed some pleasantries to the manager but he was a little glum, this could have been because he had to move an entire party out of the rain and prepare all their dinners again so we probably got him on the wrong night.
There is a small pool in the hotel but the better pool is next door by the casino. Yes it is open to the public, you do have to pay for a cushion for your sun lounger and get there before noon to make sure of getting a bed, but it was a nice pool and when we were there (a few weeks ago) you could access it from the hotel. We would definitly recomend this hotel for its position, grandeur and cost ( if possible book a room with a lake view). Montreux is such a civilised place and the Eden au Lac did not let us down.
This is a beautiful old hotel! While it is a bit of a walk downhill from the train station (we took a cab back up when we left!), the location can't be beat. It is directly on the river walk and next door to the casino. It's only steps away from the boat pier. Our room was large and well-furnished. We had a room facing the street. It was quiet on Thursday night, but a bit loud on Friday! I suppose it was party-goers heading to the casino next door. Dinner at the restaurant was pretty good, though a little expensive. Service was supurb, though. The desk staff was very kind and helpful. Breakfast was included and was very good.
The Standard for Montreux
I've stayed at this hotel twice, and it's a sure bet because of its great location, its facilities, its staff, and the ambiance of the rooms. They've just added "Palace" to the name (Eden Palace au Lac), so you may see a lot of references to it both ways.
Its location is probably the best in all of Montreux -- right on the lakeside promenade right in the center of town. It's just steps from the Casino and the huge Forum, so it seems that everyone will pass by under your window eventually. Also, it's in an area where the town gardeners make their sculptures on the lakeside promenade, and one year I watched from my room as one came to shape over several days. The staff is polite and very, very capable.
The rooms are decorated in Belle Époque style, appropriate for the location.
It has two restaurants, neither of which I've ever cared for (though the lakeside café is good for an ice cream and coffee), and a bar.
Stayed there for a week and found it a good base for rail and lake day trips - about 10 minutes walk from station, 5 mins from jetty. However brochure was seriously misleading as it shows photo of swimming pool seemingly in hotel grounds. In fact it is a *public* pool separated from hotel by fence and gate which does not open. In any case it closed for season on 22nd August!!!
The hotel room was well furnshed with balcony and wonderful views but bathroom is very small. Housekeeping arrangements excellent.
Terrasse Restaurant is fine in good weather but when raining all have to transfer to small indoor restaurant, not adequate for size of hotel. Menus are traditional grand hotel, well-cooked and presented but not very imaginative. Staff seem under considerable pressure so expect long delays. Cocktail bar not operating (though advertised).
General impression - hotel has seen better days and is in decline. Staff generally pleasant, management conspicuous by its absence.
Comfort by the lakeside
The Hotel Eden Palace Au Lac in Montreux is a comfortable hotel at a reasonable price and is located right on the edge of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The breakfast included was as expected in Europe. The only thing I had slight problems with was some of the information given prior to my arrival, I was expecting a swimming pool within the hotel grounds and maybe easy use of a sauna. It apears that the swimming pool is now run by the casino next door, the pool is available free to hotel guests but is also open to the public. Acces is via a concrete path out of the hotel and down to the pool side if you wish to use a sun bed you then need to pay extra for it. Access direct from the hotel garden is no longer available. The sauna is available but it also has a charge, I found the sauna usually switched off and if you wanted to use it had to ask for it to be switched on. The restaurant looked very nice but with some many eating places on hand we decided to eat out. If you can get hotel parking it is charged at f14 per day and if tha is not available local parking is f19 per day. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I would recommend a short stay visit to Montreux there are many rail excursions available with breathtaking scenery. This hotel is excellent for the price but should mention that payment is required for parking, sun beds and sauna in its information section.
Eden au Lac Hotel at Montreux
After driving from the North of England by car via Paris this hotel was a joy to stay in. The room, with views over the local mountains as opposed to the lake views. was clean and furnished in excelant taste. Breakfast was typically French, to ham and eggs cooked in front of you. service was totally correct
and as for the city small and compact with various local bars and restaurants also as there is zero crime in Montreux you can walk around
in the dead of night without any feelings of pressure or waryness
what more could you ask for for 100 bucks.
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