Hotel Royal Plaza Montreux

Address: Avenue Claude Nobs 7, Montreux, Vaud, 1820, Switzerland | 5 star hotel
 
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This 5 star hotel, located on Avenue Claude Nobs 7, Montreux, is near Freddie Mercury Memorial, Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, Casino Montreux, and Montreux Old town.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Royal Plaza Montreux

      Very very disappointing for a 5* hotel

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      My new husband and I stayed at this hotel on the nights of December 26 and 27 as part of our honeymoon in Switzerland.

      It was a surprise honeymoon for me and my husband booked this hotel in the hope it would be a romantic, classy 5 star hotel. It was not.

      We had a good sized room with a breathtaking view of the lake and mountains. The carpet was soft and the decor bland and corporate. The wardrobes were rusting round the edges and very thin and rattly.

      The bathroom was the biggest disappointment. It had tiny dark blue mosaic tiles totally covering the area except for a large mirror. The toilet seat did not fit the toilet properly so one ended up sitting directly on the porcelain on one side. The flush was a metal button on a metal plate that wasn't fully attached to the wall and clattered every time we flushed. The shower was a showerhead attachment to the bath and sprayed out every which way. The two basins had seen better days and the taps (round brown plastic cylinders) were cracked.

      The hairdryer in the bathroom was one of those brown boxes with a hose attached. The hose became detatched on the last day and I left the hotel with damp hair.

      The corrdors to the rooms are small and narrow and smell a little of smoke. The lift is tiny and slow.

      We used the "spa" one day - "spa" is a term that can be used from anything from a lovely hi-tech relaxation clinic reminiscent of Champneys right down to a hotel pool overlooking a car park and a couple of exercise bikes. This pool was quite nice, and the gym looked a reasonable size, and the treatment rooms (2) seemed pleasant enough - not much more than this though.

      We had a few drinks in the bar. Having arrived from another 5* hotel perhaps our expectations were too high but the bar staff virtually ignored us except when we were desperate to order and anxious to leave. We ate in the bar one evening, which was fine. The bar area has large windows overlooking the lake. The decor is unexciting and unatmospheric. There was a jazz duo one night which was pleasant but otherwise random tunes came from a very tinny source. The restaurants' menus ofered heavy and quite expensive fare.

      I would say that this hotel retains its 5* status through the simple provision of a pool and a number of restaurants, and through no benefit of luxury, atmosphere or particular care for its clients. It rests on the virtue of being well situated and makes no further efforts.

      Cool

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      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!

      from

      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

      from

      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.

      Business Hotel

      from

      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.

      The hotel is right on the flowered lakeside promenade, just a few steps from the Auditorium Stravinski. I love this location because you can sit on your balcony and sip wine or have a picnic dinner while watching the world stroll by below you. There's a small park off to the side for catching some sun.

      I make sure I eat here at least once during any stay in Montreux -- the lakeside café is one of my favorites. One year, they offered an all-you-can-eat raclette feast in the afternoon, and another year they offered a fresh strawberry tarte that you ordered by the millimeter.

      I imagine the rooms are still modern-business-bland, and that's why I haven't stayed here again.

      Wonderful. Can't wait to return.

      from

      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.

      Gorgeous Location

      from

      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.

      I can't imagine what the Palace could offer that The IC does not.

      Spacious Rooms

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      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.

      from

      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.

      Lovely Spot

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      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.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Royal Plaza Montreux

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
       

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