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Villa Toscane

Villa Toscane

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 Royal Plaza Montreux & 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.

Our rating: Medium

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Rooms

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.

Location

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.

Families

  • 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

  • As a guest, you can use the facilities of the Royal Plaza hotel opposite for no extra charge
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness room
  • Sauna
  • Hammam

Our opinion

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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