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Hotel Splendid

Grand-Rue 52, Montreux 1820 Switzerland
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#3 of 17 hotels in Montreux
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The historical, family-run Splendid hotel in Montreux was built in 1904 and offers panoramic views over Lake Geneva and free Wi-Fi in all of the spacious rooms. The lakeside rooms have their own terrace or balcony. Delicious Swiss and international cuisine is served in the restaurant and the café is a cosy place to relax.The Splendid hotel is Montreux's only 3-star hotel on the lakeside. The conference centre and the train station are close by.
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Grand-Rue 52, Montreux 1820 Switzerland
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parhamd962 wrote a review 11 Sep
Anacortes, Washington10 contributions
Hotel Splendid couldn’t be more ideally located, across from the steam paddle wheel boat and facing the lake. We had a wonderful room with a small balcony, but room enough for a small table and two chairs. Two doors open to the balcony to let in fresh air. David greeted us warmly and made sure we knew exactly how to get to the chateau chillon. He offered us 1/2 price discounts for Chillon, but our Swiss Travel Pass covered the cost. This is a vintage hotel that has been updated in some ways (internet, tv), but shows some signs of aging. We really appreciate the family keeping this hotel in the family for many generations. The breakfast was comprehensive and we got a prime seat by the window. Just make note that if you stay in the warmer months the hotel provides a fan for the room; leaving the windows open allows too much noise into the wee hours of the night. Finally, this hotel is steps from the train station and quite convenient.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
VincentePaulo wrote a review Aug 2020
Zurich, Switzerland749 contributions255 helpful votes
We initially just looked for a hotel near the train station and located in the centre. We reserved a room facing the back garden but they gave us a fantastic room facing the lake and ship station. A splendid view from the window! After the check in we sat on the balcony and just enjoyed the view for a long time. In front of the hotel there is also a bus stop from where you can reach Vevey or Castle easily. One drawback can be that at night there were lots of people at the restaurant on the ground floor and it can be noisy in summer. We slept well with the open window.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Lake view is fantastic but lower floor can be noisy at night. suggest reserving upper floor.
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Charles M wrote a review Mar 2020
Stourbridge, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
We were looking for accommodation in Montreux which would meet the required criteria of being central, view of the lake, close to Freddy’s statue, issuing Montreux Pass and cheap (if you’re looking at this review, you’ll be aware of how expensive Montreux, and all of Switzerland is). After intensive research of all the available accommodation, the Hotel Splendid ticked all the boxes. Whilst it was not a 5* hotel, we were certainly not disappointed with what we found there. The room had a fantastic view over Lake Geneva/Lac Leman and was 2 minutes walk from Freddy. It is straight across the road from the boat embarkation station, should you fancy a tour around the lake, which we did. This is half-price with the Montreux Pass. The room we had was basic, but very clean and we found nothing to complain about. Breakfast was the usual continental type, with a fantastic coffee and tea machine to dispense your drinks. On the first few nights there, we ate out at surrounding restaurants, as we had been made to believe the the restaurant at Hotel Splendid was closed, according to Booking.com website. It was only by accident, when we returned early one evening that we found people eating there, that it was actually open with a menu and prices that were far better than the surrounding establishments. The owner went mad when we told him. There was no noise to be heard from the bar below our bedroom late at night and there was certainly no musty smell in the room, as reported in another review. However, there is a smell as you enter the lobby of the hotel from the street, which could be described as musty, which we discovered was the smell of the cheese shop adjacent to the hotel, which does have a door which opens up to the lobby of the hotel. If you like strong cheese you will love it, if not, it’ll be musty. All-in-all, a fantastic base to see the surrounding area, such as the Chillon Castle, Charlie Chaplin Museum and Rocher-de-Naye, all half-price admission courtesy of the Montreux Pass. If you’re a Queen fan, (i’m not, but she is) the studio museum it is only a 5 minute walk from the hotel and is FREE admission. All the staff , including the management in the hotel were brilliant and added to the enjoyment of our stay there. Thank you Hotel Splendid. XXX
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Darren A wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
Lovely little family run hotel right on lake Geneva. David, who checked us in was very friendly and welcoming. He asked what we were interested in seeing/doing and gave great advice. We were upgraded to a lake view room, if booking I recommend selecting this option if available, the views were simply stunning. Attached to the hotel on street level is the Mayfair house bar which claims (and I fully agree) serve the best fondue in town. Montreux is a beautiful place, and I would highly recommend. Seeing the Freddie Mercury statue and the queen museum experience in the casino is a must!! The room view photos attached doesn't even do it justice.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cláudia S wrote a review Jan 2020
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This hotel was recommended to me by a couple friend, as soon as they heard that I was coming to Switzerland on vacation. I thank you in advance, because I was delighted. From the employees to the directors, who were super friendly and attentive. The room very nice and clean. with a wonderful view of the lake. Breakfast well prepared and with a lot of variety. thank you all and until my return.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
SwitzerlandCanton of VaudMontreux
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Splendid
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Splendid?
Nearby attractions include Montreux Lakeside (0.3 km), Freddie Mercury Statue (0.3 km), and Christmas Market in Montreux (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Splendid?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Splendid?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Splendid?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Corsa Al Cilento, MP's Bar & Grill, and Rando Burger.
Is Hotel Splendid located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Montreux.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Splendid?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Splendid?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Splendid?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chateau de Chillon (2.6 km), Corniche Lavaux Vineyards (2.5 km), and Vieille-Ville de Montreux (0.5 km).
Does Hotel Splendid have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.