Hotel Du Grand Lac Excelsior
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Settled in the heart of Montreux and with a privileged location next to Lake Geneva, the Hotel Du Grand Lac Excelsior offers breath-taking views out to The Alps and over the water. This original building from 1907 is filled with authentic architectural gems and Art Deco stained glass.
Each of the 58 guest rooms in the Hotel Du Grand Lac Excelsior are stylish and welcoming and are a relaxing retreat in a picturesque location. All rooms are fully equipped with everything you could need for an enjoyable stay, including hairdryer, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and telephone.
Guests dining at the Hotel Du Grand Lac Excelsior can enjoy delicious, authentic meals in the ‘Les Magnolias’ Restaurant, which also has a veranda offering spectacular views. For something a little lighter, the’ La Mouette’ snack bar is on hand with a stunning outdoor terrace.
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- Overall: based on 326 reviews
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Almost there - But not quite
Stay Date: 04/2017, AlwaysTru-reviews wrote this review.
Hotel du Grand Lac Excelsior was my choice based on location, and the fact that if I am not mistaken all rooms have a lake view. Location wise this place is around a 20 min walk from the hustle and bustle of Montreux centre. We opted for the "Deluxe… See more
Hotel du Grand Lac Excelsior was my choice based on location, and the fact that if I am not mistaken all rooms have a lake view. Location wise this place is around a 20 min walk from the hustle and bustle of Montreux centre. We opted for the "Deluxe" room at CHF 206 per night. Checkin was pretty seamless and the rooms are super spacious with high sealings and a modern clean white and cream finish. My only gripe with the room itself was there was no tea or coffee making facilities. I find this pretty odd as its a basic need/want with a hotel... Even the hotel we stayed the night before in Lutry had a Nespresso Machine placed near the lift and capsules for the guests, should the fancy a coffee. The only other slightly disappointing issue was upon arrival there was a note on the the reception desk advising customers that "Due to matters outside of their control the pool was not in use" and that there was a pool at another hotel on the other side of town. Now I booked the hotel through Booking.com, so not entirely sure who is responsible for this info being diseminated to customers, but needless to say it was a deciding factor in me choosing to stay at the hotel, so would have liked to have known prior to booking if one or more of the facilities in the hotel are not available. Staff overall in the hotel were friendly and happy to helpful. Checkout was a little less seamless - more so than one would expect. I am factoring in that it as 6am and perhaps too early for some. The bearded chap on the desk upon me saying I would like to checkout of room 408 asked me for my card for payment. I said could I see a receipt/bill. He advised yes he would provide me with one. 2 minutes later I was called to the other side of the reception desk to input my pin number. Again I asked to see the bill for which he abruptly replied it was coming. I at this point explained that I wanted to see the breakdown of the bill before I enter my pin number. I am generally used to seeing the bill at a hotel or restaurant before making payment. Doesn't seem to be the case at Hotel du Grand Lac. Overall though I would say this is a great place, and my experience on the desk might well be a one off. Just check that whatever facilities you want are indeed available and that if you want tea/coffee in your room, its unlikely to happen (certainly not in the deluxe rooms). Happy Holidays wither way :-) Collapse
Nice, great location but could be better.
Stay Date: 04/2017, JaneBrock wrote this review.
This place is ok. Rooms are old but nice, lovely views. Location right on the lake is very nice. Walking distance to centre and to Chateau Chillon. Discount card and bus passes part of the overnight rate. It was just....ok. I think I was expecting mo… See more
This place is ok. Rooms are old but nice, lovely views. Location right on the lake is very nice. Walking distance to centre and to Chateau Chillon. Discount card and bus passes part of the overnight rate. It was just....ok. I think I was expecting more from such a lovely hotel. The swimming pool was, again, nice but a trek around the hotel and hard to find. The mini bar in our room wasn't working and nothing happened when we told them. The bar/room service stopped at 9 which we were not told about at checkin - with 2 small children it was a pain after putting them to bed we couldn't enjoy a drink on the terrace (unless we wanted warm white wine from the fridge). Would I book again.....only if no other hotels had availability. But it was nice.....but could be much better. Collapse
Great holiday in Montreux
Stay Date: 03/2017, 79nicolap wrote this review.
This was a wonderful hotel in a great location. Very friendly and helpful staff - especially reception. There was a little renovation work going on in the dining area but it didn't spoil our trip. Room was great with the most spectacular views over t… See more
This was a wonderful hotel in a great location. Very friendly and helpful staff - especially reception. There was a little renovation work going on in the dining area but it didn't spoil our trip. Room was great with the most spectacular views over the lake and the snow capped mountains. I would loved to have stayed for another week. Hopefully I'll be back - I loved Montreux. Collapse
It's all about the views
Stay Date: 03/2017, TKDTripper wrote this review.
This review is written from a very specific viewpoint; we got a great deal on room only rate when booking. We didn't eat any meals here for our entire stay (breakfast was CHF 25 and dinner CHF 60 - for a 4 course meal). The room was spacious and com… See more
This review is written from a very specific viewpoint; we got a great deal on room only rate when booking. We didn't eat any meals here for our entire stay (breakfast was CHF 25 and dinner CHF 60 - for a 4 course meal). The room was spacious and comfortable; again we didn't even switch the TV on so can't comment on what's on offer. Bathroom had the rather nice feature of 2 side by side sinks; bath / shower was fine but I'm fairly sure the shower head was fixed to the wall by a very short person (I'm 6'2" / 188cm); not really a complaint but getting under the shower without sitting down or holding it was not an option. All of this is irrelevant when you take into account the balcony and the view. Simply stunning view across the lake and of the mountains. Breathtaking. The hotel has a loads of lake views on the ground floor too and you can sit with a coffee enjoying the mountain vista at any time. The hotel also offered free use of the gym and pool facilities. The pool is one of the biggest pools I've ever found at a hotel. As mentioned at the beginning, a very specific viewpoint - great rate on room only booking so it wasn't expensive for us and the views and facilities made it a wonderful start point for a long weekend in Montreux. Collapse
Awesome view from the room
Stay Date: 07/2016, Momorocks wrote this review.
Old hotel which would need some refurbishment . Room was very spacey but old decoration awesome view on the lac leman from the balcony. You can have breakfast in the room which is awesome on the balcony ! Pool is indoor . Food and drinks by the poo… See more
Old hotel which would need some refurbishment . Room was very spacey but old decoration awesome view on the lac leman from the balcony. You can have breakfast in the room which is awesome on the balcony ! Pool is indoor . Food and drinks by the pool are poor Hotel has a parking lot (restricted to vehicle height !!) Staff was not very friendly. We called the reception for a late check out and not only said no, but hanged the phone very rudely. While checking out they had sort of a grudge and wanted for us to just pay and leave. Weird bad attitude. A bit expensive for value Collapse
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