The Villa Toscane is an intimate, historic Art Nouveau hotel tucked away from the main action in Montreux. It offers simple rooms, but shares amenities with the Royal Plaza Hotel across the street, including restaurants, spa facilities and staff.
Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic
The Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic combines Belle Époque grandeur with modern comfort on the banks of Lake Geneva, making it a great base for exploring the Montreux Riviera.
The façade, with its white stonework, wrought-iron balconies, yellow shutters and classic lettered rooftop sign, has been preserved. The cool interior has been renovated into a modern temple to natural light, with pale and neutral tones, high-arched ceilings, recessed lighting and enormous windows creating an open and airy feeling throughout the hotel.
One of Montreux’s largest hotels with 155 rooms and suites, it nonetheless creates an atmosphere of individual attention and relaxation.
The hotel’s restaurant, Le 45, offers a healthful international menu and a terrace with panoramic views of the lake and the Alps. One meeting room, the 4 Seasons, retains the crystal-chandelier and gold-curtain opulence of the hotel’s 19th-century origins.
Set between Lake Geneva’s edge and the train station, the hotel is centrally located for accessing all that Montreux has to offer, including the flower-decked waterfront promenade and many excellent restaurants. The station also gives you access to the efficient Swiss rail system, which can take you all over the region with ease.
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There are several sizes of rooms available. Half of them face the city, and the other half face the lake — we highly recommend the lake-view rooms, both for the view and for the buffer from the street noise.
All rooms are decorated in the same cool, bright style as the rest of the hotel: wooden floors, soft blues and greys, neutral fabrics and large windows. The white marble bathrooms are huge and some have bathtubs.
The Junior Suites have balconies and additional sitting areas, while the large Executive Suite includes enormous sliding glass doors that offer a sweeping lake view.
The Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic is located directly opposite the train station, giving you access to the rest of the country at a moment’s notice. It’s also in the heart of Montreux, on the main street that runs along the shoreline of the lake. High-end shops, sophisticated restaurants and the garden promenade along the lakefront are all just outside your door.
Food and drink
- The Bar and Lounge serves a wide selection of beer, wine and cocktails plus a light bar menu. There is also a cigar lounge.
- Le 45 is the main restaurant for breakfast and dinner, with a glass front providing panoramic lake views. A healthy international menu is available in the evening.
- Breakfast is a huge spread of hot and cold buffet.
- The terrace has both table seating and soft lounge seating with views of Lake Geneva
- Some Junior Suites offer a sofa bed.
- The Executive Junior suite can accommodate up to two children on foldaway beds.
Facilities and activities
- 24-hour fitness room
- Sauna, steam room
- Cigar lounge
- Large sun terrace
Some rooms are wheelchair accessible but rooms and shower have not been adapted for wheelchair-users.
We prefer this hotel in Montreux for the central location, superb restaurant and terrace views. We also highly recommend the lake-view rooms, both for the view and their quiet atmosphere away from 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.