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“Lovely hotel, a pity about the service'”

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Hotel Restaurant du Port
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Yvoire
Certificate of Excellence
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Lovely hotel, a pity about the service'”
Reviewed 14 August 2011

We stayed at the Villa Cecile for five nights and in all that time no member of staff asked if we were Ok or if there was anything they could do for us. In fact when we made a request of any sort it seemed that we were inconveniencing them in the middle of whatever they were doing. There were no tea or coffee facilities in the room but when asked for tea or coffee if always seemed almost too much trouble and when we asked for coffee and croissant on the morning we left we were not allowed a croissant as we were not having a full breakfast - we had to leave at 7.30 for our flight and no breakfast was available before then.

The hotel is very pretty and the rooms charming but without the friendliness of the staff it means nothing.

If you want a romantic spa break then this is probably a good place to go but if you want a friendly atmosphere try somewhere else!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

This is a fantastic hotel. It is on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) & is a really pretty hotel. We had a lovely bright room with a balcony overlooking the Lake. The room had everything we needed & the view was absolutely gorgeous.
The breakfasts were lovely and fresh, with a selection of bread, fruit, yogurt, jam, coffee, tea etc. Served on a tray on a special hotel guests dining room or in your room.
We ate one evening meal the hotel which was lovely. The restaurant overlooks the lake too and the staff were very attentive.
The staff of the hotel were very nice and did everything they could to make our stay comfortable & enjoyable. All of them spoke pretty good English which was a bonus to us, only having school taught French a while ago!
Parking is available at a secure underground car park at 10euros per day at about a 5 minute walk, but you can unload cases by driving to the hotel through the pedestrian streets, then taking the car to the car park.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, England
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Reviewed 17 July 2008

My husband and I stayed in the Hotel Restaurant du Port, Yvoire for 3 nights and the hotel was in a a perfect location. It is directly on the harbour where the boats arrive from the Swiss side of Lake Leman. It is very convenient if you fly to Geneva to take a short train ride from Geneva Airport to Nyon and then it’s just a walk to the pier to catch a boat across Lake Leman to Yvoire.

We arrived at 2.20 p.m, 20 mins after the allowed check-in time.
The room was ready and the room rate was Euros210 per night.
It is a bit pricey considering it is a 3 Star Hotel but when we entered the room we found we had a breathtaking view across the lake to Switzerland.
The furnishing inside the room was clean, beautiful to look at, and spacious with two armchairs, a coffee table and a new large flat-screen TV.
The room had a balcony with a table and chairs so that my husband and I could sit and enjoy the beautiful view of the Lake Leman.
It was easy to forget what we had paid for the room and it certainly didn’t feel like a 3 Star hotel and the bathroom was provided with bathrobes and slippers as well as upmarket toiletries.
As the hotel is called the Hotel Restaurant du Port, we expected great things of the Restaurant and we were not disappointed.
The Restaurant overlooked the harbour and had a wonderful view for lunch and dinner. The food was delicious and the fish (caught locally in the Lake) were prepared in various way. I should add a note of warning about the breakfast.
If you are a breakfast person and look forward to your first meal of day i.e breakfast, please don’t hold your breath. It a notch up from the normal continental breakfast of croissant and coffee, but there was no hot breakfast. But still the view was nice, and although the breakfast room was not manned if you looked for somebody in the lobby that a waitress would come quickly to your assistance.
Apart from that every is done in professional way and Yvoire is the one of the most beautiful villages in Europe offering a wide choice of Restaurants, bars, shops ,cafes and ice-cream parlours (even open at midnight)..

  • Liked — View and location for transport
  • Disliked — Price
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Restaurant du Port
Address: Rive francaise du Lac Leman | Douvaine, 74140 Yvoire, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Yvoire
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Yvoire
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Restaurant du Port 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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