You’ll find Belle Époque grandeur and airy modern style at the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic, located in the heart of the Montreux Riviera. Across from both the lake and the train station, it offers peaceful rooms, fine dining and panoramic views in a convenient location.
A small, historic hotel with access to sumptuous amenities, Villa Toscane offers a quiet retreat just outside the bustle of Montreux. The Art Nouveau building, with curly wrought iron railings, ornate carved-stone balconies and arched windows, is conveniently located within walking distance of both the lake and the main part of town.
The hotel is operated by the luxe Royal Plaza Hotel and Spa across the street, which gives you access to restaurants, spa facilities, a fitness room and a pool. A continental breakfast, plus the Royal Plaza’s Café Bellagio, Sinatra’s Bar and Sunset Bar are all available for dining and drinks, steps away from your hotel.
Each of the 45 rooms retains original features, like high corniced ceilings, while providing simple yet comfortable furnishings. This historic property lacks air conditioning but provides floor fans, and a cool breeze often blows from the nearby Lake Geneva.
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The hotel offers five room categories, each with some features of the original building such as high ceilings, cornices, French windows and old fireplaces. The furnishings are uncomplicated but comfortable, and all rooms come with a TV, Wi-Fi and floor fans. Additional touches like bathrobes and slippers are available upon request.
Single and Standard rooms are smaller, while Superior rooms are more spacious, with seating areas and desks. The family rooms have a small kitchenette, while all other rooms have minibars and kettles for tea and coffee.
The hotel also offers a two-bedroom apartment, suitable for families or larger groups of friends.
The hotel is slightly away from the central part of town but is in easy walking distance of the train station, waterfront and restaurants. Its indulgent sister spa and hotel, which offers its facilities to the Villa Toscane’s guests, is located just steps away across the street.
Food and drink
- Continental breakfast, or a full breakfast for a small fee, at the Royal Plaza across the street.
- Café Bellagio, also at the Royal Plaza, serves traditional French cuisine and has outdoor seating with sunny yellow awnings and palm trees.
- Sinatra’s Bar offers casual snacks and drinks, along with a cigar lounge.
- Sunset Bar serves breakfast and a limited afternoon menu with a view of the sunset over the lake.
- Family rooms can fit up to four people with two children on a sofa bed.
- The two-bedroom apartment with its separate living room can accommodate up to five people.
Facilities and activities
- Guests are invited to use the facilities of the Royal Plaza Hotel opposite for no extra charge
- Heated indoor pool
- Fitness room
Although this hotel is simple and in places a bit dated, it offers excellent value for money by offering the extra facilities of its sister property across the street.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
This day trip takes you from lakeside vineyards to high Alpine peaks, where you can hike a glacier, walk suspended between mountains and visit the quiet playground of Hollywood’s elite. A panoramic train takes you back to Montreux through the Swiss countryside.
You can enjoy a visit to Switzerland’s sunny Lavaux wine country, where red and white wines are created to be enjoyed almost entirely within Switzerland. Terraced lakeside vineyards, wine tastings and lunch with a local wine producer round out your day.