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“Very good hotel with great views of the lake”
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Hotel Splendid
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Montreux
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Very good hotel with great views of the lake”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is a very fairly priced hotel with an excellent location. The hotel is old and a bit tired looking, but the rooms are spacious by European standards and are well appointed.

The breakfast is adequate with cereals etc. A frankly don't remember the breakfast or the breakfast room.

Location is outstanding. Across the street from the lake promenade. We walked from here to Chateau Chillon (took about an hour - lovely walk along the lake).

Easy access to and from the train station. We arrived by train, walked across the street to an elevator down to the street along the lake and then walked a few doors to the hotel. Took the reverse to go back to the train station a couple of days later to take the Golden Pass scenic train to Interlaken.

There are several very good restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: Get a lake view room. May have a bit more noise due to being above a main street, but very little...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

stayed here for two nights in triple room with our daughter. View is amazing (we paid a bit extra for lake view), service was good, people at reception were nice and helpful. Got transport card.
So highly recommended hotel

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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London
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271 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Montreux is a famous place for the rich people and celebrities and looked expensive to me. Thus we stayed only for 1 night in this hotel. We came here from Zermatt by train in the evening and took the next day train for Geneva airport in the evening. It was only one day at Montreux and thus looked for such a location which is very central and besides the lake. Splendid HoteI is about a 5 minute walk from the train station when you exit the station, follow the main road up to post office, cross the road and descend in a lift. After descending follow the lower main road besides lake towards Tourist Information centre- about 100m from the lift. The hotel is just opposite to Tourist information centre.


When we checked in, we were delighted to get a lake view room upgraded at no cost, thanks to the Hotel management. They also provided a nice city map, a book showing all the activities and other important information like opening time, rates etc. We were also provided with individual Montreux Guest card which provided us free local transport and major concessions in entry fees for attractions.

We checked in room no 35, a nice triple bed room. It was quite large and had a fantastic view over the lake and the alps. It had a glass covered balcony with 2 big antic style chairs.
The hotel building is quite old (1906) but the management is making an extraordinary effort to maintain and keep the building in good condition.
The Boat station is just opposite to the hotel.

The room was full with furniture’s and a big TV.

The toilet had also very good size.

The breakfast was very ordinary- with 3-4 choice of cereal, milk and yoghurt, some croissant, bread rolls, jams and tea/coffee. However we did not bother as it was only for a day.For longer stay I would have looked for more quality and quantities.


Overall we are very happy that we stayed here and will stay again if opportunity arises.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We stayed at this hotel for our a few days on our honeymoon. The rooms have spectacular views! Nothing like looking out your hotel window to see Lake Geneva and the Alps. Beautiful! The owner of the hotel was extremely friendly. He helped us immensely when picking out places to go during our trip, he even sat down to have a tea with us at the restaurant right outside. It's an older hotel, so don't expect modern amenities, but it's got charm. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

I have stayed in this hotel for two days. When I arrived, I was offered with a room without door separating the bedroom and toilet. I was not comfortable with it and I requested changing the room. The hotel staff was nice and he offered another room which was bigger with the same great view to Lake Geneva to me.
The room was clean and spacious. The location was great, just about 3 minutes from the Montreux train station The breakfast was ok, although it will be better if hot plates were available. The price was reasonable, as everything in Switzerland was relatively expensive.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Santa Monica, California
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

It's in a great spot overlooking the lake , placed near both the train station and the ferry landing. It's a three star hotel so not fancy but it's clean, rooms are spacious, and the staff are super- helpful. We'd certainly come here again. The street can be noisy at weekends but they seem to fill the hotel from the top down so it wasn't an issue so much as we were on the top floor.

Stayed March 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Just spent one night here but would like to come back. It's a great location overlooking the beautiful lake. Ivan could not have been more helpful on our arrival. We enjoyed visiting the Queen Experience and Freddy Mercury's statue. It was a Beautiful Day!

Room Tip: Lakeside room will give great views from the balcony. However, there is a road between you and the l...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Splendid
Address: Grand-Rue 52, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Montreux
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Montreux
#2 Business Hotel in Montreux
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Splendid 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historical, family-run Splendid hotel in Montreux was built in 1904 and offers panoramic views over Lake Geneva and free Wi-Fi in all of the spacious rooms. The lakeside rooms have their own terrace or balcony. Delicious Swiss and international cuisine is served in the restaurant and the café is a cosy place to relax.The Splendid hotel is Montreux's only 3-star hotel on the lakeside. The conference centre and the train station are close by. ... more   less 
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