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“Good Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Grand Hotel du Lac

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Grand Hotel du Lac
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Vevey
Certificate of Excellence
zambia
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60 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good Hotel”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We stayed here at the end of a skiing holiday in France This is a good hotel in a nice position next to the beautiful lake with lovely views over the lake and the mountains a sort of Toblerone advert we thought! It is well decorated with a feeling of history. Big wide corridors to the rooms, with music playing softly in the background. Nice rooms, but no tea or coffee making facilities which is nice to have when you are travelling frequently and just want to be able to make a cup of tea! The spa/gym area we enjoyed, the steam room and sauna was good - there wasn't anyone else there when we used it (there didn't seem to be anyone else in Vevey either - very quiet place!) however two of the gym machines were not working for the duration of our stay and that seemed unacceptable considering the standard of the hotel. We had a comfortable stay and particularly liked the receptionist for her professionalism and hospitality. It turned out she was in training at the hotel, and she was excellent at her job. Apparently you can get bikes from the hotel and cycle around the lake, but there were no bikes available to us during the winter season. We found an ice skating rink just a few minutes walk away and a couple of good restaurants, although our best restaurant was a seafood Italian restaurant in Montreux which was fabulous, but I cant remember the name! if you are walking along the main road in Montreux it is on the left hand side and it displays all the seafood on top of ice outside. We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel but there were lots of cafes nearby for good breakfasts. We also used the free buses (hotel gives you a pass) so we got the feel of the place and didn't have to drive.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

My family stayed here (3 of us - one a 13 year old) for a couple of days over Christmas. It is a beautiful facility that was totally redone a few years ago and they did a great job. The room we stayed in had a small balcony and great view of the lake. And even though it was cold and rainy most of the time we were there, the property has a warm and cozy atmosphere and we enjoyed hanging out in the "living room" type areas on the main level drinking latte's or wine before dinner. They helped us find other restaurants to try but their food was very good as well. All the people were friendly - spoke good English- and didn't make you feel guilty that you didn't speak French!!

The only downside was a rather small fitness area - one treadmill, one elliptical and a stationary bike. But the rest of the spa was nice with steam, dry sauna and I had a very good massage.


So if you are looking for a smaller, quaint yet luxurious spot on Lake Geneva - this is a great choice.

Stayed December 2013
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

This hotel treat you like an emperor, you feel the luxury touch from the moment that you enter the hotel till the last moment when you leave the hotel; it was fascinating even in every single tiny detail; this hotel was beyond my expectation..

Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

This hotel is completely renovated and stunningly beautiful! The food was delicious, the service like the Four Seasons and the location was perfect! This is right by the lake and the views of the mountains reflecting on the water is superb! I would return.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

I loved this hotel! From the decor to the service and the food. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to have a lovely time. It is right by the lake and the view is spectacular! The steam room is wonderful and I only have nice things to say.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

We spent 2 weeks in Switzerland staying in 4 and 5 star hotels from Geneva to St Moritz. Hotel du Lac is a 5 star hotel. The service is superb, the beds are comfortable, the spa is great, the parking is right next to the hotel, the cleanliness is exceptional. Everything is situated for your comfort. Unfortunately, we felt ambushed by the 2 night charges for the nuts and cookies that were not part of the minibar, but turned out to be for a fee. The 3 small jars of nuts and some cookies were on the opposite side of the room on a small table with the complimentary water and chocolates and some bath stuff. How in the world were we supposed to know that on the same table some stuff was part of the minibar and some complimentary? We do not read French. In all the other hotels in Switzerland that we stayed the food items that are not part of the actual minibar were complimentary. However, Hotel du Lac charged us 80 CHF for the 6 small jars of nuts. I feel it was a trick to nickel and dime us. A 5 star hotel that is so dedicated to the comfort of their guests should not have these practices. The funny part is that they even gave us a tour of the room when we arrived and did not mention anything related to the additional charges will be incurred for some items, but not all items on the table.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at the hotel. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. We would recommend a stay at this hotel even if it is just for the views over the lake and mountains. A very nice touch is the free bus pass to use in Vevey and surrounds

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Grand Hotel du Lac
Address: rue d' Italie 1, Vevey 1800, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Vevey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Vevey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel du Lac 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hotel du Lac in Vevey, Switzerland. Since its establishment in 1868 the hotel offers a superb location where charm and elegance are blended with modern day comforts. These elements are perfectly suited to the experienced traveller. True to world renowned Swiss hospitality, the hotel staff treats all of the guests to an intimate and pampered environment where an attentive service makes you feel unique and special. ... more   less 
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