My wife and I stayed at this charming hotel at the end of September 2013. We booked a week's halfboard holiday through Inghams.
We arrived and were met at the door by a young man who grabbed our heavy bags and swept us up to the first floor reception where the owner welcomed us and showed us to our small but well appointed room, with ensuite, We were presented with our Montreux Transport Cards and were taken for a short guided tour of the Edwardian or 'Belle Epoque' styled Pension Hotel, which features in the Swiss historic hotels list and has aparently been in the owners family nearly all of the 180 years. Swiss hoteliers are reknowned for their hospitalty and with such lengthy experience this hotelier's welcome and attention to detail could not be faulted. Her staff were of the same catagory! I should add that as a couple we do appreciate the manners pertaining to the era. Not for us the metalic glitzyness of ultra-modern unfriendliness! If you want hi-tec business accom this is not the place for you.
Breakfast was of the usual Swiss offerings plus an ever attentive waitress, ready to assist at one's elbow. The table loaded with every conceivable choice of breakfast fare. Fresh fruit in abundance too!
Dinner a four course table de hote menu, posted up early in the day in case you wished to seek alternative elsewhere. Not that we needed to as we found the cooking exceptional and the attention to detail and silver service also exceptional in this day and age!
Reading the reviews from earlier vistors the beds were a problem. I think 2013 must have been the year the beds were renewed as our twin bedded room was very comfortable indeed. I am a chronic back sufferer but on this visit, no problem!
We did find the walk in the exceptionally hot weather a bit of a chore but the views of Lac Leman helped overcome the pull up the hill from the Ave de Chillon and the trolleybus service.
We had a great day out on the Belle Epoque steam vessel La Suisse too, which we found to be offering special cut-price service on our second 'voyage'.
We didn't make use of the sauna facilities offered so can only presume them a special extra for those who participated.
All in all a very enjoyable holiday with delightful company. A return is penned in our diaries!
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