Fairmont Palace Hotel in Montreux, Switzerland
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Best Hotels in Montreux

May 27, 2022 Last Updated on May 27, 2022

The pretty town of Montreux is ideally located on the shores of Lake Geneva in an area that is known as the Swiss Riviera.  With a Mediterranean climate and stunning landscapes, Montreux is a popular destination with travellers.

Thanks to its popularity, hotels in Montreux are plentiful but with so many hotels to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which Montreux hotel is right for your stay.

In this guide, you’ll find our selection of ten of the best hotels in Montreux ranging from 3-star to 5-star.

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Summary of Montreux hotels covered in this guide

HotelStar rating
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace5*Check rates
Royal Plaza Montreux5*Check rates
Hotel du Grand Lac Excelsior4*Check rates
Golf Hotel Rene Capt4*Check rates
Eurotel Montreux4*Check rates
Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic4*Check rates
Hotel Victoria Glion4*Check rates
Hotel Eden Palace Au Lac4*Check rates
J5 Hotels Helvetie & La Brasserie3*Check rates
Swiss Historic Hotel Masson3*Check rates

5 star hotels in Montreux

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

Distance from Montreux train station: 0.3 km / 0.2 miles

The iconic Hotel Montreux Palace can be found in the heart of town, close to the train station and the shores of Lake Geneva. This elegant property offers a wealth of amenities, including a spacious spa.

With stunning lake views, impressive facilities and a great location in central Montreux, this five star property is one of Switzerland’s best hotels.

Rooms:

Room types available at the Fairmont Hotel in Montreux range from small, city or lake view doubles to a selection of suites and signature rooms. Three to five guests can be accommodated in each.

Accommodation comes equipped with air conditioning, flatscreen TV, coffee maker, minibar and en-suite with spa bath. There is also an iPad supplied for accessing the hotel’s range of services, such as 24-hour in-room dining.

Amenities:

The range of amenities offered at this property is outstanding. There is a 2000 m² spa with  hot tub, sauna, indoor pool, hammam and gym, plus an outdoor pool for refreshing summer dips.

Bars and restaurants at the Fairmont include a grill restaurant, a late-night bar, a laid-back cafe and a Mediterranean-style summer eatery for al fresco dining. The hotel also boasts a lovely winter garden for outdoor breakfasting.

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Royal Plaza Montreux

Distance from Montreux train station: 0.8 km / 0.5 miles

The Royal Plaza is another option for travellers seeking 5 star hotels in Montreux. There are sweeping views over the lake and Alps from the property, and it’s also just half a mile (or under a kilometre) from the train station.

This hotel also has a superb spa with an indoor swimming pool and a range of restaurants and bars, all with outdoor terraces so you can make the most of those stunning panoramas.

Rooms:

Accommodation at the Royal Plaza Montreux includes standard rooms with city, park, lake or mountain views. The Royal and Presidential suites are the pick of the bunch and sleep up to seven guests in comfort and luxury.

All rooms and suites are air-conditioned and come with a flatscreen TV. The majority also offer outdoor space in the form of a private balcony, and the bigger suites are ideal for larger families.

Amenities:

With free WiFi provided throughout, a key perk of staying at the Royal Plaza Montreux is that guests benefit from free access to the spa. This has a hot tub, sauna, hammam and gym as well as the indoor pool.

Personal training and beauty treatments can be booked via the front desk.

Dining and drinking options at the Royal Plaza Montreux include Café Bellagio which specialises in authentic Swiss cuisine, Sinatra’s Bar serving a range of cocktails and the Sunset Bar that’s open for sundowners, aperitifs and after-dinner drinks. All have spacious outdoor decks.

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4 star hotels in Montreux

Hotel du Grand Lac Excelsior

Distance from Montreux train station: 1 km / 0.6 miles

Hotel du Grand Lac Excelsior is located right on the Flower Bank – or Quai des Fleurs – by Lake Geneva. Dating back to 1907, this Belle Epoque era hotel provides visitors with a peaceful place to stay.

There is free WiFi throughout the Excelsior Hotel in Montreux and it has a spa with indoor pool and gym. All rooms here come with an outdoor terrace or balcony offering views over Lake Geneva.

Rooms:

At the Hotel du Grand Lac Excelsior you can book standard or deluxe single rooms which are ideal for solo travellers. Other accommodation types include similar but larger doubles or a lakeside junior suite. Even the most basic of these has a balcony.

Rooms are decorated and furnished in a simple, elegant style and come with facilities like bathtub and shower, deluxe toiletries, minibar, air conditioning, heating and a safe. Some interconnected rooms are also available for families.

Amenities:

This grand hotel in Montreux features original art deco windows and offers free entry to the on-site wellness centre for all guests. A key feature of this is the pool, which is semi-Olympic sized. There is also a gym and healthcare centre.

Les Magnolias restaurant is also a star attraction and this has a lovely outdoor lake-view verandah for al fresco dining. Elegantly executed local cuisine is served here, and guests can also relax in the hotel bar for post-dinner drinks.

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Golf Hotel Rene Capt

Distance from Montreux train station: 0.8 km / 0.5 miles

The Golf Hotel Montreux also harks back to the Belle Epoque period and is perched directly on the shores of Lake Geneva. Fairytale Chillon Castle and Alpine peaks can be seen from the property.

This hotel is in a quiet spot convenient for town and highlights include a great restaurant, spacious accommodation and a glorious garden.

Rooms:

There are a large range of accommodation types at Golf Hotel Rene Capt to suit every kind of traveller and size of party. These range from standard singles and triples and economy doubles to superior lake or city view rooms.

Decor is classic and every room offers satellite TV and a private en-suite bathroom with hairdryer. There is also a tea and coffee maker, a work desk, a minibar, an iron and a safe.

Amenities:

Golf Hotel Rene Capt offers guests a range of four star facilities including large indoor spaces, a beautiful garden and complimentary WiFi in all areas.

The hotel has a stunning restaurant featuring original stained-glass picture windows and this serves refined, gourmet-style cuisine. There is also a superb outdoor terrace for outdoor dining.

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Eurotel Montreux

Distance from Montreux train station: 0.2 km / 0.1 miles

Eurotel Montreux is a contemporary, multi-storey structure overlooking Lake Geneva. This four star hotel is also very close to town and the train station.

Guests have free use of stand-up paddle boards to use on the lake and bikes to get around town on, and there is a lakeside restaurant which offers summer BBQs served on the terrace.

Rooms:

Eurotel Montreux offers twin and double rooms plus a range of suites. The most spacious of these can accommodate up to five guests. Whichever you book, there are lake and Alpine views from within.

Most rooms also have an attached balcony, and there is a minibar and satellite TV in each for a relaxed evening in. All accommodation is air-conditioned to beat the summer heat.

Amenities:

Guests of the four star Eurotel Montreux can make use of complimentary WiFi in all areas, a Gault & Millau-listed restaurant and free use of the hotel’s cycles, paddle boards and fitness zone.

The restaurant is a particular plus, and in summer BBQs are prepared outdoors on the terrace for guests to enjoy while taking advantage of the spectacular Swiss scenery.

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Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic, Autograph Collection

Distance from Montreux train station: 0 km / 0 miles (directly opposite)

If you want a convenient location, then the Hotel Majestic in Montreux simply cannot be beaten – it’s right across the road from the train station. This property dates from 1870 and also offers a lake view restaurant.

This hotel was also built in the Belle Epoque style and boasts a cocktail bar, cigar lounge, sauna, fitness room and hammam.

Rooms:

The Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic offers plenty of choice when it comes to rooms for one or two – there is city or lake view accommodation available and some rooms come with a private balcony.

All rooms are soundproofed to ensure you get a good night’s sleep, and feature hardwood floors which add character. Other helpful in-room amenities include luxury toiletries, a hairdryer, hypoallergenic bedlinen, a minibar and a desk.

Amenities:

There are some impressive dining and socialising spaces at this four star Montreux hotel, including a cigar lounge, cocktail bar and Le 45 Grill & Health dining concept serving food from 7am to 10pm daily. This has a large outdoor deck.

The Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic also offers a business zone, laundry facilities and a fitness zone with hammam and sauna.

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Hotel Victoria Glion

Distance from Montreux train station: 1.3 km / 0.8 miles

Hotel Victoria Montreux is not located in the town centre; rather it’s positioned on a sunny plateau above town. The two are connected by funicular railway, so it’s easy to travel between them.

An elevated location gives guests staying here unparalleled views of the Alps and Lake Geneva, and the property has a restaurant, terrace and outdoor pool.

Rooms:

Hotel Victoria offers a range of rooms for guests who travel solo or as a couple. All offer lake or mountain views, and have a single bed, a double or twins. These are presented in a refined, classic style.

Accommodation at Hotel Victoria in Glion-sur-Montreux is fully soundproofed and guests are provided with bathrobes, slippers, deluxe toiletries and a hairdryer. There is also a minibar, flatscreen TV and safe.

Amenities:

This tranquil four star property in Montreux has a great restaurant, where care is taken by the head chef to select only the finest seasonal produce supplied by local wineries, fishermen, farmers and gardeners.

If you have a hire car, the fact that Hotel Victoria offers free guest parking is a clear bonus. Complimentary WiFi is also available and there is an outdoor terrace and pool for summer use.

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Hotel Eden Palace Au Lac

Distance from Montreux train station: 0.6 km / 0.4 miles

Hotel Eden Palace in Montreux is under half a mile (or a little more than half a kilometre) from the main train station. It’s another of those Belle Epoque properties Montreux does so well, and is also positioned right by the lake.

This hotel offers outdoor gardens with a pool, a good restaurant and bar and a central location – as well as an elegant, historic ambience.

Rooms:

Accommodation at Hotel Eden in Montreux is offered in double, twin and family rooms or suites. Some of these come with an attached private balcony offering views over the water. All others have city and mountain views.

The rooms here are very generously-sized and have free WiFi, a flat screen TV, a minibar, a safe and a bathroom with hairdryer and toiletries.

Amenities:

Hotel Eden Palace au Lac dates from the Belle Epoque era and this is evident inside, where there are ornate pillars and large picture windows. Chez Gaston is the hotel restaurant, bar and lounge, and this serves elegantly presented cuisine to guests.

The restaurant has an outdoor terrace, and a wide range of drinks is served from the bar. A garden with a pool, meanwhile, makes the property a pleasant place to be during the warmer season.

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3 star hotels in Montreux

J5 Hotels Helvetie & La Brasserie

Distance from Montreux train station: 0.6 km / 0.4 miles

J5 Helvetie Hotel in Montreux is a bright property with a more contemporary feel than other Montreux hotels. Yet it’s packed with character and classic charm, with a sweeping, red-carpeted staircase, period furnishings and original features.

The hotel is also convenient for town and the train station and is opposite the famous Casino Barrière. A smart brasserie and bar is one of the main highlights of this hotel.

Rooms:

A good mix of accommodation types is offered at J5 Hotels Helvetie, where there are single, double, twin, triple and even quadruple rooms. These offer period features like high ceilings, coupled with fresh white linen and antique furnishings.

There is a flat screen TV in each room with access to over 100 channels and each has an en-suite bathroom, a desk and a minibar.

Amenities:

La Brasserie is a major draw of this hotel dating from 1865, and this is open for lunch and dinner daily. On Sundays there is a brunch option, where lots of delectable pastries are just waiting to be devoured.

La Terrace J5 on the sixth floor is the hotel’s second eatery. This has a large outdoor patio for summer dining and drinking with Montreux, mountain and lake views.

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Swiss Historic Hotel Masson

Distance from Montreux train station:  2.1 km / 1.3 miles

Hotel Masson Montreux is an historic place to stay that’s a little further from town than the rest. It’s a delightful spot, with a spacious garden that’s dotted with mature trees and sun loungers.

Swiss Historic Hotel Masson also offers a Belle Epoque interior, a dining room with lake views and modern amenities such as WiFi and cable TV.

Rooms:

Every room at this property is individually styled and features floral wallpaper, rich fabrics and lots of warm wood as well as contemporary facilities like flat screen cable TVs, a minibar and WiFi.

Options range from singles to superior doubles with lake view, and there are twin, triple and family rooms too.

Amenities:

Hotel Masson dates back to 1829 and as such is the area’s oldest hotel. It belongs to the Swiss Historic Hotels group and features lots of antiques and art from the 19th century. Even the trees in the garden are 100 years old or more.

The hotel dining room provides a glorious setting for meals, while for relaxation purposes there is a small spa with hot tub and sauna in addition to the large gardens furnished with sun loungers.

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Map of 10 of the best hotels in Montreux

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Montreux Visitor Tax

All visitors staying overnight in Montreux are required to pay a City Tax (or Visitor Tax).  Nightly rates differ depending on the star rating of your accommodation, up to a maximum of CHF 9.50 per adult per night for 5-star accommodation.

In return for paying the City Tax, visitors will be provided with the Montreux Riviera Card which offers discounts on admission fees to many attractions, as well as free travel on local public transport.

The Visitor Tax is usually not included in the nightly tariff and must be paid directly to the hotel at check out.


Final Thoughts

As you can see from the above selection, there are a wide range of hotels in Montreux to choose from.

If you’d like to splurge, the five-star Montreux hotels Fairmont Le Montreux Palace and Royal Plaza Montreux won’t disappoint.

If your budget is a bit tighter, the 3-star and 4-star Montreux hotels we have covered will also make a wonderful base for your stay on the Swiss riviera.

No matter which of these Montreux hotels you choose, you are sure to enjoy your visit to this lovely town on the shores of Lake Geneva.

🇨🇭Wondering how to spend your days in Montreux? Click here to read our guide to things to do in Montreux and Vevey. You can also read more articles about the Lake Geneva region here.


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