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Hotel Helvetie
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Montreux
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24 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Very good high standard hotel- best location- nearer to train and casino on the bus route- rooms are vintage with modernized type- highly recommended- staff were cooperative and nice-breakfast was good

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Stayed one night on train tour round Switzerland.Least good of all hotels we stayed in. Room rather gloomy, bathroom needs updating. But bed very comfortable so had good night's sleep. Breakfast fairly ordinary. Good position to go walking along edge of lake and handy for casino if you like that sort of thing (we don't!).

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Great location 5 minute walk from train station, 1 minute to casino, 5 minutes to lake and Freddie mercury statue. Nice terrace on our room, can see some mountains but mostly obscured by other buildings. This is an old building and some of it does look tired but comfortable, massive beds, good shower, fabulous location and reasonable rates for this area. Breakfast continental nice selection.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Hotel Helvetie is a 5-10 minute walk from the Montreux train station. Descend from train station level to the next street below, and turn left. Pass the square with the Freddie Mercury statue, and walk a few more minutes and it will be on your left with a coffee shop on the first floor. The reception staff was very friendly, spoke English, and let me check in early. Every interaction I had with the reception was good. Once, they could not find me a place to do laundry, and so they gave me a coupon for a free coffee down in the shop below as an apology -- really nice of them!

The room was spotless, with a great view of the casino, lake, and mountains. The toilet was in a separate room from the sink and shower. The TV was a flat screen and got lots of channels in various languages. The bed (a single = slightly larger than an American twin bed, smaller than a double) was incredibly comfortable, and so was the pillow. The room was equipped with a fridge with a mini bar, a hairdryer, a wardrobe, and a desk. Everything was in working order and clean.

Breakfast was included in the rate, and was a buffet served in a lovely dining room across from reception. It had the standard croissants, breads, yogurts, fruit, cereals, juices, ham, and cheeses.

If you're a fan of the band Queen (as I am!) check out the Studio Experience across the street in the casino, and see where the band recorded some of its biggest hits!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

we stayed in the above hotel for 2 nights, and whilst as mentioned it was a little tired looking and somewhat in need of a facelift, in every other way it met all our requirements. Our family room was lovely, as instead of a large room with 2 large beds, we actually had 2 rooms and a separate sink outside the bathroom, to make things more efficient in the morning! This extra bit of spaciousness really added value to our stay. Apart from that, the old fashioned decor of the hotel was very atmospheric and charming. The boarded floors, old fashioned lift, beautiful paintings all over the hotel and large dining hall where we had our breakfast buffet was all lovely. Most importantly, we were barely 5 min away from the christmas market and the lake. Montreux has quite possibly the best xmas market in all of switzerland! Grand, huge and right by the beautiful lake!! It has a huge ferris wheel at the entrance much to the delight of my kids! so needless to say, the location of our hotel pleased us very much! We were also a very short distance away from the train station and bus stops, (from where we caught the bus to Chillon Castle).

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

Excellent Victorian Hotel with friendly staff. Facility is good for family & honeymooners - No disturbance & Complete privacy. Very reasonably priced & ideally located (10 mtr away from the bus stop)for visitors of any kind! Many restaurants around to choose - Italian, Swiss, Chinese etc etc.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2014

This hotel is very old and very tired. The rooms are very big and comfortable beds. The staff are not very helpful - they are not rude though. We stayed over Christmas and not one of the staff wished us merry christmas. Rather disappointing considering we stayed 3 nights. Nothing was put on and breakfast was nothing different - this is VERY basic compared to the other hotels we stayed at during our 10 day trip. The hotel is reasonably quiet from street noises - if there is no one in the rooms either side it is quiet inside. If you had to stay here it would be ok but if you have other choices then I would take those.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Helvetie
Address: avenue du Casino 32, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Montreux
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Montreux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helvetie 3*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional Hotel in provincial-style building located in city center, near casino & lakefront. ... more   less 
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