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Hotel-Restaurant de la Rouvenaz
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Montreux
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Your table is about half a dozen meters from a busy main street where cars go by every three seconds on average, but you may not notice that because you are indulging in a festival of food that keeps your concentration on your palate instead of your eyes. We were a party of eight and, as we entered, a colorful display of seafood caught our eyes. Soon after we sat down we decided to try the ocean delights on display and ordered two large trays on ice. The first was called the "oceanic discovery" and the second was "Royale de la Rochelle" which were placed on our table and looked like two bouquets of colorful flowers. We served ourselves with whatever was close and then used long arms to reach for the rest. There were oysters "clair #2" that were small, but very tasty. Then I had the giant shrimp "Gambas", crabs and spider crabs, winkles and lobsters, plus many others which I did not recognize and didn't have a chance to inquire about. Then we moved to the main course: I had the ravioli a la "limone" cooked in coconut milk and ginger, and my friend Deni had a rondini with truffles -- both were excellent. The lady next to me orderd Tartare de Bœuf al’Emiliana which she said was under-seasoned. For dessert, I had the mousse au chocolat which was fine.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

We went to La Rouvenaz on a Thursday night in March - not the peak time of the year, you might think, but the place was buzzing. The clientele was certainly multilingual, but the staff seemed to be on top of it all. the menu was available in French and English but the food was mostly Italian - pizzas, pasta etc. plus a separate section for seafood. There was a stall outside where you see the chef preparing lobster, crab and oysters which looked amazing when they came in to the customers (we weren't feeling that rich). The whole place reminded me of Sicily and although the prices were higher than they would have been in Italy (about 100 CHF for two including wine) they were not bad for Switzerland, especially in such a great location in the centre of Montreux.
Another plus - I didn't eat all my pasta (which was gluten free) and when the waiter asked me why and I told him it was undercooked he offered us both a free coffee to compensate.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank minkusmum
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

As a part of our anniversary trip to Switzerland, we stayed at the La Rouvenaz in Montreux from the 22nd to the 24th of September 2011. It was quite a mixed experience, let me try to clearly list out the positives and negatives to help everyone choose better:

Pros:

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! The hotel is at an excellent location, right across the street from the promenade. The Tourist information office is a 2 min walk, and so is the boat station. The railway station is also a 5 minute walk(if you know the way).

Cons:

1.) The hotel part is really a side business for them, no dedicated resource to look after it apparently. We had to go into the restaurant and ask waiters for help on check-in, check-out etc.

2.) Only 3 rooms have a lake view, the rest face a small street, with a wall right in front of the window. We were put up in a normal room(305 I think) for the first night, and couldn't sleep at all. There was a lot of noise coming in from the busy restaurant till late at night. The 2nd day, we requested them to shift us to a lake view room. So they shifted us to Room 301, which was brilliant. It was big, airy, and had a small balcony with a view of the lake.

3) The free breakfast was a disappointment again, especially for one of the best restaurants in town. One big loaf of hard bread(no other bread options), some choices of jams and cheese, fresh fruits, and cornflakes, plus coffee/hot chocolate. Nobody to provide any service, the leftover plates on the tables were taken away only after long gaps.

Having said all this, we were still satisfied because of the excellent location, and the room on the 2nd day.

p.s. There is no AC, so please keep that in mind in summers. And always insist on Rooms 303 or 305(I think even 304 has a lake view).

Room Tip: Rooms 303 through 305, else look for other places.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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12  Thank humblefarmer
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Reviewed 21 October 2009

We (two couples) reserved two rooms here for two nights, were charged approx. $180.50/per night per room. We were given room 303, a huge room with king bed, big desk/chair, overstuffed easy chair w/ottoman, flat-screen TV, phone, and a kitchen area hidden behind double doors with stove top, sink, mini-refrig, lots of dishes, a big bathroom w/tub, shower, hair dryer, a hall with armoire, and we had a large balcony facing the lake with one chair.

Our friends had room 201-B on the second floor, right at the elevator . . . a lot smaller room with king bed, same amenities except for kitchen area and balcony, and they only had a shower, no tub . . . and no hot water. They had no balcony and only a partial view of the lake. They were a little peeved about the disparity of the rooms . . . the rate was the same, the rooms were not equal.

The location was really good, right across the street from the Lake Geneva promenade, lots of shops, restaurants, the TI a block away, the train station two blocks away, half a block to a Migros and McDonald's and the Freddie Mercury statue.

A continental breakfast was included in the price and provided at a wine bar next door, really good French bread, coffees, teas, jellies, cereal, Nutella, OJ.

We would stay here again but only if we could have room 303.

Sandy (in Denton)

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank behrens1
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Reviewed 19 June 2009

We never ate at the restaurant, but we stayed in the Hotel de la Rouvenaz in early June. It is located directly above the restaurant. We had to check in at the restaurant.
The good..
It is a nice hotel that is across the street from the lake. We could look out the window and see it. The room was spacious and clean. It had wireless internet access. We did get a discount for cash payment.
The not so good...
The included self service breakfast was disappointing. It was merely a baguette, butter, jam, cereal, and coffee. Also it seemed like the restaurant was the main focus and the hotel came second. During our three night stay we felt somewhat neglected (not necessarily a bad thing). We had some issues with the washing machine, but could not get anyone's attention because they were so busy with the restaurant.
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Nice hotel with a good location. We would stay there again.

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4  Thank aprilpyo
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: rue du Marche 1, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Montreux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Montreux
Price Range: £124 - £231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel-Restaurant de la Rouvenaz 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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