Fairmont Palace  5 stars

Grand Rue 100, Montreux, Switzerland, CH-1820  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This gorgeous hotel has splendid rooms with beautiful views of either Lake Geneva or the Alps. Guests praised the European charm and grace of this classy and contemporary hotel. The fusion Asian-French cuisine at JAAN is simply amazing, and the spa facilities received high praise from guests.

Overview

Enjoying an excellent location right on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace has welcomed its guests since 1906. Its Belle-Epoque architecture perfectly matches that of its surroundings – the magnificent Alps surround the property, while a number of galleries, theaters and parks lie within a short distance from the hotel.

In 2009 Fairmont Le Montreux Palace was completely renovated with rooms, lobby, and reception area featuring Fiona Thomson design. On the premises you will find the first-class meeting and conference facilities along with some function rooms. In addition, the property houses outdoor swimming pool, excellent spa center and fitness room.

All 236 guestrooms at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace feature the fabulous lake panorama and very cozy interior. Business travelers will find separate working area with internet access, direct dial phone and working facilities, while leisure tourists are certain to like fresh multicolor fabrics, elegant furniture and spacious bathrooms.

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace’s restaurants and bars serve refined dishes of national and international cuisine. You will have a chance to taste a wide selection of meals inspired by French culinary tradition, Asian cookery and the best international specialties.

The hotel’s exceptional location places it within walking distance to a bus station as well as the city’s railway station.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   253.

City Center Montreux - 1700 ft
Airports Geneve-cointrin (GVA) - 40.7 mi
Train Stations Vuarennes - 700 ft, Belmont-sur-Montreux - 1400 ft
Bus stop - 1700 ft

Rooms

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace’s guestrooms include its standard rooms fitted with either a queen-sized bed, a king-sized bed or twin beds, deluxe room with either a king-sized bed or twin beds, junior suite, suite and club room. Each room features the following as standard: Public wireless LAN connection, air conditioning, telephone with voice messaging, modem connection, cable television with pay-per-view. Non-smoking rooms as well as rooms/facilities for disabled people are available upon request. Guests with children are welcome. All children under 12 years old stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Older children/adults are provided with additional bedding for CHF 120.00per person per night. The maximum number of additional beds in the room is one. Pets allowed on request.

Dining options

La Brasserie du Palace offers full American buffet breakfast from 6.30am to 10.30am. Lunch is served from 11.30am to 2.30pm. A snack menu is served from 2.30pm to 6.30pm, while dinner is served from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. This stylish setting offers authentic Parisian Brasserie dishes as well as original Swiss specialties. La Terrasse du Petit Palais is open for lunch and dinner in the summer, between May and September. The working hours are from 11.30am, hot dishes served from 11.30am until 2.30pm and 6.30pm until 10pm. Harry's New York Bar serves a wide variety of cocktails and a la carte menu inspired by international cuisine. It is open Sundays to Thursdays 5pm - 2am and Fridays and Saturdays 5pm - 3am. Lobby Lounge Bar is open from 8am until midnight and treats its guests with a variety of aperitifs and a home-made dessert menu. Every Sunday the hotel offers the Sunday Brunch for CHF 80.- per person. You can taste mouth watering dishes inspired by French, Asian and local cuisines from 11.30am to 3pm. Children’s menu as well as vegetarian dishes are available with you booking.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs CHF 40 per person per night. 

Work

The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is a nice place to host your conference or meeting since it houses 'Le Petit Palais' Conference Center with six meeting rooms with the capacity for up to 1200 people. 'Le Palace' offers eight meeting and banquet rooms for up to 680 persons. Function rooms come fully equipped with Wi-Fi internet and audio-visual facilities. Secretarial services as well as entrepreneurs and translators are available upon your request. Internet is available throughout the hotel for CHF 29.00 per day. Wi-Fi internet will cost you CHF 5.00 per 30 minutes.

Leisure

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace features the first-class spa center with Olympic size outdoor swimming pool, massage treatment, sauna and a well-equipped fitness center. Spa, fitness center, and Aquatic pools are open daily from 6.30am to 10pm. Children staying in the hotel are welcome in the indoor pool, every day between 2pm and 6pm.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms and the rate is CHF 29 per day

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is CHF 40 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Mini golf
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Children's play area
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis
  • Health club
  • Solarium
  • Skiing
  • Steam bath
  • Night club
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Tennis court
  • Whirlpool
  • Sun terrace
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Ski storage
  • Library
  • Hammam
  • Beauty treatment
Room view
  • City view
  • Lake view
  • Mountain view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Smoking
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Connecting rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Terrace
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Bidet
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • Free movies/video
  • Pay TV
  • In-room computer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Room windows open

Policies

Check-In

from  12 pm

Check-Out

until  2 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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Fairmont Le Montreux Palace’s guestrooms include its standard rooms fitted with either a queen-sized bed, a king-sized bed or twin beds, deluxe room with either a king-sized bed or twin beds, junior suite, suite and club room. Each room features the following as standard: Public wireless LAN connection, air conditioning, telephone with voice messaging, modem connection, cable television with pay-per-view. Non-smoking rooms as well as rooms/facilities for disabled people are available upon request. Guests with children are welcome. All children under 12 years old stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Older children/adults are provided with additional bedding for CHF 120.00per person per night. The maximum number of additional beds in the room is one. Pets allowed on request.

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Bed type: King Size Bed
Size: 1080 sq. feet
View: Lake view
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    Bed type: King Or Twin Beds
    Size: 485 sq. feet
    View: Lake view
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      Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or Queen Or Twin Beds
      Size: 305 sq. feet
      View: Mountain view, Lake view, City view
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        Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Bed or One Single Bed
        View: , Lake view
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          Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or King Or Twin Beds
          Size: 325 sq. feet
          View: Mountain view, Lake view
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            Presidential Suite
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            Signature Room
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            Bed type: King Or Twin Beds or King Size Bed or Double Bed
            Size: 485 sq. feet
            View: Lake view
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              Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Bed or One Single Bed
              Size: 650 sq. feet
              View: Lake view
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                What's nearby.

                Fairmont Le Montreux Palace’s convenient location places it within walking distance to all major attractions. The 12th century Chateau de Chillon is only 10 minutes ride by bus, while Lake Geneva cruises run five minutes away from the hotel. Ski enthusiasts wil be glad to find a Ski Lift Caux just 15 minutes away from the hotel. Those in love with art are certain to appreciate the hotels location since a number of renowned galleries lay with minutes’ walk.

                Tourist attractions
                • Art'Invest SA
                  1400 ft
                • Galerie 58
                  2000 ft
                • Galerie d'art La Cave à Arts
                  2000 ft
                • Galerie du Marché Prestige
                  3000 ft
                • Schloss Chillon
                  1.9 mi
                • Théâtre et Tréteaux du
                  2.7 mi
                • Galerie du Vieux Villeneuve
                  3.0 mi
                Popular areas
                • City Center
                  1400 ft
                Places of interest
                • Administration communale
                  1400 ft
                • Freddie Mercury Statue
                  2700 ft
                • Fondation Montreux Jazz 2
                  1.2 mi
                • Ski Lift Caux
                  1.8 mi
                Convention centers
                • Affaires culturelles
                  1400 ft
                Amusement
                • Hollywood
                  1000 ft
                Museums
                • Vieux Montreux du Museé
                  2300 ft
                • Audiorama
                  1.2 mi
                Parks
                • Montreux am Genfer See
                  3000 ft
                Theaters
                • Théâtre Alcazar
                  1.1 mi
                • Vénus Night Club
                  1.3 mi

                Local Attractions

                • Aquaparc
                  4.2 mi
                  Route de la Plage, Le Bouveret
                • Swiss Vapeur Parc
                  4.6 mi
                  Le Bouveret, Le Bouveret
                • Lac de Tanay
                  7.5 mi
                  Lac de Tanay, Vouvry
                • Le Jardin Zen
                  9.1 mi
                  Chemin de la Biole 1, Aigle
                • Parc Aventure
                  9.3 mi
                  Chemin de Fahy, Aigle
                Getting there.

                Geneva International Airport is only 45 minutes ride from the hotel. If you drive your car from Geneva you should head towards Lausanne through A1 motorway, and then take the Lausanne interchange to the A9 direction Simplon. Exit at Montreux and go down to the lake and turn left. Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is about 500m along this road.

                If you drive from Lausanne you should take the A9 motorway right from the star. When going from Zurich you should take the A1 motorway towards Bern-Basel-Dietikon to the Geneva - Lausanne - Neuchâtel sign. Then take A12 motorway, interchange direction Vevey and then take motorway A9. After exiting Montreux go down the lake, turn left and within 500m you will see Fairmont Le Montreux Palace.

                Getting around.

                Fairmont Le Montreux Palace sits within five minutes from Montreux bus station, while College Railway Station is seven minutes away. The on-site parking is available with your advanced booking for CHF 40.00 per day.

                Fairmont Palace Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Fairmont Palace

                Average guest rating

                8.4
                out of 10
                Exceptional
                Based on 143 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Dining
                8.6
                Rooms
                9.0
                Value
                7.9
                Service
                7.7
                Location
                9.2

                Individual guest reviews

                • Older travelers

                  The location of the Montreux Palace Hotel during the Montreux Jazz Festival is unbeatable. The service was outstanding during our stay.

                  Expensive for what it is.

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Older travelers

                  I was very unhappy with our room at the Fairmont Montreux Palace. There were several problems. First, the light in the closet would not turn off at night. I had to stuff a towel between the closet door and the button for the light switch to turn it off. Second, there was a bottle of Johnny Walker Black in the bar that had condensation inside it and a stain on the front. Third, there was no bedside lamp on the left hand side of the bed. These were problems that I would find annoying in a three star hotel. However, to encounter such problems in a five star hotel is just inexcusable. I am going to be staying at the Fairmont St Andrews in September and I sincerely hope that stay will be better.

                  • Average rating
                    6.2
                • Single

                  This is an excellent hotel with well trained staff . The facilities and clenliness are all that I look for in a great Swiss hotel .

                  The bar area was disappoiting .

                  • Average rating
                    9.6
                • Older travelers

                  Very luxurious and well-situated on the shore of "Lac Léman"

                  Room was ridiculously cold on arrival as the air-conditionning had been set at 15deg C

                  • Average rating
                    9.0
                • Family with children

                  Good service, good spa, nice food

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Older travelers

                  Service and luxury

                  poor to medium range of in-house brasserie menu

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Older travelers

                  Very beautiful location and nice room.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Older travelers

                  Great views of lake and mountains; very nice spa; very good service

                  Expensive! Horrendous charges for internet and parking

                  • Average rating
                    8.8
                • Older travelers

                  Excellent location; very expensive; very helpful staff.

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Older travelers

                  The views from the front rooms is great.

                  The parking was quite expensive and should have been included into the room rate.

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Single

                  Everything was excellent, kind and responsive stuff, excellent spa facilities, very clean room, great location

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Single

                  Nice comfortable room with big bathroom, perfect view on the lake and Alpes, comfortable bed.. Everything was perfect!

                  There is no big long mirrow in the room.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Older travelers

                  The staff are not helpful at all. They are cold do not know how to smile. I believe that they might have an altitude problem or they think that they are better than the guests. We have to ask them always by saying please in order to get talking to you. I will not definitely go back again.

                  • Average rating
                    5.8
                • Family with children

                  a very fine, luxury and comfortable hotel, price level according to its standing

                  the beds needs to be replaced, you start the morning with back pain which is absolutely unacceptable

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Older travelers

                  The hotel itself is beautifully located and furnished and our room was very well equipped with a superb lake view. The hotel kindly upgraded us to a deluxe lake view. The staff throughout were all very friendly and helpful. The swimming pool and spa are actually across the main road from the hotel but are easily accessed from the hotel via an underpass.

                  The lunchtime menu at the outside pool/spa was limited in choice and was quite expensive (around 36 Swiss Francs) for some main courses. At lunchtime we prefer smaller and cheaper meals/snacks/salads E.G. sandwiches, burgers etc. Breakfast is also expensive at 40 Swiss Francs. Drinks in the hotel were also quite expensive although this appeared to be the case wherever we went in Montreux.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
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