Hotel Royal Plaza Montreux
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Unless you are planning to visit Paris or its environs, I wouldn't recommend flying into Charles DeGualle Airport. Oh, the airport inside is interesting architecturally, with its hamster escalator tubes and funky ceilings, but navigating it is a nightmare. We were met by a bus, which took us on a circuitous route across the grounds of the airport. …
... staying. The afternoon sightseeing was a bit brighter.. We caught the bus to Vevey, the home of Charlie Chaplin and the original company office of Nestle. The Nestle office is a huge mansion and now houses a food museum with lots of interactive displays, cooking classes, art works to do with food and a shop and cafe. Vevey is a pretty lakeside town not as touristy ...
... spectacular! Fresh snow a skiers delight! We detoured to the Nestle chocolate factory tour in the town of Broc then popped into Gruyere to watch some cheese making then next stop Gstaad A very upmarket ski resort/ town. Very much aimed at the rich and famous !. Fur coats worn by the beautiful people with their designer sunglasses and designer dogs on a leash ! Quite entertaining! It was super cold and I really don't do cold very well at ...
... said it is quiet as out of season and some hotels close. Late afternoon we caught a train to Montreaux where Sarah is living. the trains are very clean and bang on time. Our hotel is beautiful. Built in 1890 it has lots of lovely architecture and lovely antique furniture . Sarah is planning our itinerary for tomorrow's sight seeing ! Watch this space ...
On Thursday we decided to drive around Lac Leman (as the locals call it - it is otherwise known as Lake Geneva) and see how far we got. It it about 180km the whole way around the Lake, so we didn't think we would go the whole way as we wanted to take our time and explore the villages along the Lake, as well as a special Castle we had been told about.
Driving out of Lausanne along the Lake there are rows and rows ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Royal Plaza Montreux
My new husband and I stayed at this hotel on the nights of December 26 and 27 as part of our honeymoon in Switzerland.
This hotel is really nice, though not perfect, it is a bit impersonal and cold. The staff dont seem too friendly. The pool and view was really great though. The room was spacious but not that big! My favorite thing about the hotel was the lobby which is done in brass and has an incredible view!!!!
Lovely hotel, lovely place!
We stayed at the Royal Plaza for a week in the early part of September as part of a tour. Although we had a slightly smaller corner room facing the street it was exceptionally clean and well serviced. The bed was comfortable and we slept very well. I noticed that some have mentioned noise levels were quite high on the street-side rooms. We did not find the street noise particularly intrusive but closing the electrically controlled external shutters virtually eliminated most of the noise and we were not disturbed at all during the night. The excellent choice at breakfast and superb evening meal (very good vegetarian effort as well!) meant our stay was both enjoyable and relaxing. The scenery and lakeside walks are fabulous!
Pay for the water view or stay somewhere else
We started our week and a half in Switzerland at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Montreux. The hotel is located just slightly out of the center of town, but accessible via a wonderful 5 minute walk along the water. The room was big and spacious, clean and rennovated. The hotel staff was extremely friendly. However, DO NOT stay at this hotel unless you upgrade and pay for a water view. We tried to while we were there, but the only room type available was a twin. The room we had booked faced the street and it was extremely loud. At night, we literally had to sleep with earplugs to try to get any rest at all. Everything else about this hotel is wonderful. However, to recommend it, I would say definitely pay for a water view room or stay at a different hotel.
I stayed here a long time ago, when it was part of the Intercontinental chain. The things I liked about the hotel, though, are consistent: the location and the restaurants.
Wonderful. Can't wait to return.
Excellent. The staff was fantastic. The rooms were beautiful. The view beautiful. And the hotel was far enough from the center of everything to be quiet yet close enough to make the walk comfortable.
I was fortunate enough to stay at this fantastic hotel with my husband and our close friends. We were graciously upgraded to rooms overlooking the lake, which we were thrilled with. There is a small church nearby whose bells toll beautifully in the evening, echoing off that lake like a dream. Located right on the promenade, we were able to make the long walk to Chillon without batting an eye. We did opt to take to hop on the easy to use bus to get back to the hotel, however. There is not much in the way of great food in Montreaux, even if you take the bus a few stops from the hotel into the main part of town. If you are dying to have a burger, the White Horse Saloon has a good one, and other sandwiches as well. The hotel is easy to get to from the train station, and if time affords, a train journey for the day into the mountains aboard the Crystal train is well worth it...passing through Gstaad, Zweissemann, and on to Interlaken. A beautful day trip. This hotel is great for the money, and only a stones throw from the Montreux Palace.
The rooms here are very spacious, the only drawback is there is no swimming pool that overlooks the beautiful view. It is a good location right next to the convention center. Overall, the hotel was quite quiet when we were there, after the JAzz festival. It felt like a ghost town.
It was very cery clean and well kept up.
Beautiful Hotel in a Beautiful place.
Just returned from a 3 1/2 week 7 stop vacation thru Italy/Switzerland/France. This place was beautiful, one of the few places that we would go back to. Very beautiful setting right on the lake.
The Royal Plaza boasts a spectacular view of the lake and is directly on the lakeside promenade. The guest rooms are very small but comfortable, modern and very clean. We enjoyed the small terrace overlooking the lake. There is underground parking but they do not permit in and out priviledges so it is expensive. The hotel is peaceful and quiet. The guest rooms are air-conditioned.