Pros

  • Luxury, historic property on Geneva Lake with gorgeous views
  • Within walking distance of lakeside dining and shopping
  • Elegant rooms with minibars, flat-screen TVs, and lakefront balconies
  • Suites have sitting areas and tea/coffee facilities
  • Stylish restaurant, bar, and terrace with stunning views of the lake and Alps
  • Small fitness center, sauna, and steam room
  • Eight conference rooms
  • Two PC computers and a printer in a business corner
  • Concierge service available
  • Freebies include Wi-Fi throughout and free coffee in the fitness center
  • Dog-friendly rooms (for a fee)
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Cons

  • No in-room tea/coffee facilities (besides suites)
  • Nearby train station can cause some in-room noise
  • No on-site parking, pool, or spa
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Bottom Line

The 155-room Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic is a luxury property built in 1870 that lives up to its name, offering majestic Geneva Lake views and a central Montreux location across from the railway station. The hotel has elegant banquet and conference space, as well as offering stylish dining and cocktails overlooking the lake and Alps. Other facilities include a business corner and a fitness center with a sauna and steam room. Luxurious rooms are full of natural light and feature elegant decor, plus some offer balconies with lake views. The neighboring train station can cause some noise issues, however, and rooms lack tea- and coffee-making facilities. Travelers seeking a luxury stay might also want to consider the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, which is sometimes more expensive, but offers extensive spa facilities with a pool, sauna, and fitness center.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pets Allowed

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Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic

Scene

Luxury 19th-century property with stunning Geneva Lake views

With its charming 19th-century designs, yellow awnings, and wrought-iron balconies, the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic is a luxury property that blends into the Montreux setting, offering gorgeous views of Geneva Lake and the Alps. Built in 1870, the eight-floor hotel was designed by architect Eugene Jost and updated with contemporary touches in 2010. The lobby -- with an illuminated front desk -- is bright and decorated in plush chairs, leather sofas, and chandeliers. Tastefully designed hallways feature black-and-white patterned carpeting and historical photos on the walls. There’s an elevator and a marble staircase with iron railings and wooden framed windows that provide natural light. Majestic lake views can also be seen from Restaurant 45, which has skylights in the dining room and a terrace with a scenic backdrop. Bar 45's winter garden feels like a greenhouse with two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, oversized white lamps, and a cigar humidor.

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Location

Located on the banks of Lake Geneva in the heart of Montreux

Located in Montreux, on the east side of Geneva Lake, the hotel is conveniently across the street from a railway station that offers overnight parking. On the other side of the hotel are shops and a small park with a lakeside pathway for walking or jogging. The Montreux CGN ferry stop, the Freddie Mercury Statue, and the Place du Marche farmers’ market are within walking distance. The Montreux Music & Convention Center and the Musee de Montreux are a 10-minute walk. Rochers-de-Nayvia, with a cogwheel that goes up the mountain, takes 60 minutes by train. Chillon Castle is a 10-minute bus ride. The Geneva International Airport is an hour by car. 

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Rooms

Stylish, understated rooms feature minibars, flat-screen TVs, and some have balconies and lake views

Five types of simple and stylish rooms offer wood flooring, baroque draperies, upholstered headboards, cream textiles, and dark wood furniture, plus some have lovely furnished balconies. Comfort Rooms offer street views, while Deluxe Rooms overlook the lake. Suites feature balconies with lake views, sofa beds, bathrobes, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars, safes, wardrobes or closets, writing desks, and free Wi-Fi. Chic black-and-white bathrooms have high-end toiletries, hairdryers, scales, shower/tub combos and/or separate showers.  

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Features

Restaurant and bar with gorgeous views, elegant meeting rooms, a business center, and fitness facilities

The hotel's stylish Restaurant 45 offers stunning views over the lake and mountains, and has a beautiful terrace for alfresco dining in the warmer months, and there's also a bar with a winter garden. Eight event spaces, including the restaurant’s terrace and winter garden, are available for conferences or special events, fitting up to 800 people. Meeting rooms vary from the opulently designed 19th-century Salon Four Seasons -- with its ornate ceiling details, chandelier and a stage -- to the Chablais room, a traditional meeting space with patterned carpeting and white walls. Additional meeting equipment, coffee and tea breaks, flower arrangements, and catering can be requested. The business corner offers a counter with two PC computers and a printer. A clean, contemporary fitness center provides modern cardio equipment, lockers, towels, a sauna, and steam room. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Gameroom / Arcade

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pets Allowed

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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