Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Suisse Majestic Montreux
Fabulous stay here - great for rail travellers as right opposite the station. Room & bathrom spotless, very comfy fittings, amazing view over the lake. Nice breakfast with that great view, & excellent dinner in Le 45 restaurant.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic Montreux
Stayed for 3 nights in a superior lake view room...had a fabulous view of the lake and mountains, a lovely terrace in a clean and spacious room. Great location for the station, the ferry and all the waterfront/towncentre restaurants.....highly recommended.
Would also recommend the Palais Orientales restaurant and the 'Chocolate Train' that goes to Gruyere (cheese factory) and Bloc (chocolate factory)...and don't miss Chateau Chillon, stunning!
Don't forget to take plenty of money....switzerland is pretty pricey...!
This hotel is very conveniently located across the train station. We stayed in lake view room with 2 toddlers. The room was very spacious with extra sofa bed. The view from the balcony was just fantastic. We had reserved mountain view room for a family but to our surprise, we were given this large size lake view room with balcony. The room and bath room were very clean. Initially we were told that breakfast is not included in our booking but I had a printout of booking from Travelocity with clear mention of breakfast. They showed me a booking confirmation they had sent to a company used by travelocity with no mention of breakfast. I asked them to call travelocity because travelocity has a guarantee of satisfaction. I don't know if they actually called or not but we were allowed to have breakfast without extra charge. The breakfast was amazing. I would not have paid CHF 19/person for it but it was worth it. The staff was really friendly and helpful. I would strongly recommend this hotel.
Outstanding - highly recommended!
This hotel was a great find - picked it based on TripAdvisor and it lived up to expectations.
We booked a last minute rate for approximately $200 US with a lakefront view. Upon arrival, we got an exceptionally large room with lakeview on one of the lower floors, but no balcony. I have never seen such a large room in a European hotel. However, we asked the front desk if we could get a balcony, and we were moved to a higher floor with a balcony at no additional charge and a more conventionally sized room. The room was still quite large by European standards with very high ceilings and an excellent bathroom. Top rate fixtures, huge marble shelf for toiletries, etc...
The view and balcony were spectacular. The location was prime, right in the middle of town directly across from the train station. Breakfast on the balcony with items we picked up around town in the morning was really nice. Staff was outstanding to deal with. Great value given Switzerland's high costs and weak US$.
I can't comment on the rooms facing the train station other than to say that they still looked great inside, but the trains through Montreux make a lot of noise... could be harsh.
Comfortable beautiful stay
This hotel has a great location, directly opposite the train station but very quiet for rooms facing the riveria.
This is a really lovely hotel, we paid the price for it though at 340 francs for a triple share (even though it was off peak).
The view was fantastic and we had a large terrace on which we could have sat and enjoyed the sun and view - it was a bit too cold for that when we went in Feb 2005.
This included a continental breakfast - though make sure you get up in time for it because they really do put away everything at 10 am on the dot. The restaurant at night was very quiet but the food was quite good fare.
Luxurious hotel ... highly recommend it if you would like to splurge,
Great location, good value
Literally right across the street from the train station, so if you are tired of hauling your luggage this is the place. Reasonably priced and gave me a balcony w great view of the Lake. Five minute walk to Freddy Mercury statue and lots of good restaurant choices.
Note breakfast wasn't included like I thought from how the desk mentioned it- about $25 for continental. Most expensive croissant I ever had.
We stayed here with our three children in December, 2004. You have to make sure you have a room overlooking the lake - walking out on our balconies was an amazing experience - the view of snow-capped mountains rising from the lake is straight out of a postcard. We were here for five nights, and it never failed to entrall me!
The rooms were a good size, with the usual European bathrooms.
The restaurant looked unassuming, but the food was really good - they were also nice with the children - little chocolates were given out one night after my daughter had lavished praise on Swiss chocolates; children's meals available too.
Shops are at the door, while the train station is at the back - great location.
Fantastic Terrace View
We stayed here for 5 nights in July, 2004 and found it to be a nice hotel. Our room had a view of lake geneve which was breathtaking. We were at the front of the hotel - the back gets no view other than the street. We used their elevated terrace for food and drinks most nights and the service was ok but nothing compared to the view of the lake and the French Alps on its far shore. It was simply breathtaking and one i'll remember for the rest of my days. It was worth the money for the views. A good value 3* hotel, but note that parking is on-street, although a few good car parks nearby.
Luxury on the Lake
We were dubious about booking the Hotel Suisse Majestic. I don't think their website does the hotel justice. While the 'Belle Epoque' style is charming the renovations have subtlety updated the hotel to a comfortable modern standard. The service was fabulous, the rooms on the lakeside have fantastic views over LacLeMan and the food and drink are wonderful (which is reflected in the price). We had a Junior Suite which was extremely spacious, with a wonderful modern white bathroom with bath and shower. The single room lakeside was ample for one person and had the same facilities on a smaller scale including the wonderful balcony with view of the lake and the bath with shower. The prices are not cheap however for a stay in Montreux especially for the festivals the location can't be beat. I would definately recommend the hotel for a luxury stay in Montreux.
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We actually treated ourselves to a taxi this morning as it was a fairly early train and an uphill albeit gentle walk which would have taken about 25 minutes. Our train was a Swiss one that had come up from Milan and you noticed the difference as soon as you hopped on. Very modern, clean, signs everywhere and screens showing stops and other …
... Montreux Jazz festival is on so it was quite packed. We saw a few of the touristy things to see, like the Freddy Mercury statue and the Grand Swiss Hotel where Smoke on the Water was written and recorded. We then took a cog train up the alps to Rochers-de-Naye. It is not the highest train in Switzerland to do but it was the closest to where we were staying. It took an hour to wind around ...
... t as jaw dropping gorgeous as many of the other days but there were several nice views. Tomorrow is the last pass on our journey and will drop is back into France. My legs and feet are sore and tired today! Hopefully they can muster one more pass! Julie is tough and is going strong. We have four more hiking days and then a few days to relax in Chamonix before heading ...
... The walk started with a funicular ride and then a forest walk along the top of ridge until we came to a lookout of the lake and Montreux. We met an American family who, on hearing our accent, mentioned being impressed hearing the Chatswood band at the jazz festival. They were involved in Californian wind bands so we had a lot in common. The second half of the walk, back to the Les Avants, was through meadows. A lovely ...
... of construction! Can you imagine any politician these days green-lighting a building that won't be finished during their political career let alone their lifetime? No, neither can I. We spent a few hours meandering around the old town, looking at markets in the squares, drooling over luscious cakes and just generally wandering around with no set agenda. Back at the lake we treated Bev to a flash lunch for her birthday, a ...