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Lakeside hotels Montreux

Hotels overlooking Lake Geneva in Montreux.

Hotels on one of the many Swiss lakes

A hotel on one of the Swiss lakes guarantees good views. Lake Brienz, Lake Geneva, Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore, Lake Thun and Lake Zurich are big enough to offer plenty of options. We have listed our favorite lakeside hotels below.

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LAKESIDE HOTELS IN SWITZERLAND

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Ascona, Hotel La Meridiana

This is one of your best options if you are looking for a comfortable hotel on the wonderful lake front in Ascona. This hotel has a historical and a modern building, a swimming pool and a wellness area. There are plenty of restaurants and shops in the immediate surroundings.

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Giessbach, Grandhotel Giessbach

This 19th century hotel was built on a very romantic spot in the forests just above Lake Brienz and near the Giessbach waterfall. This relatively large hotel offers rooms and suites with restored antique furniture, a restaurant, terrace and bar. We recommend to arrive and depart by boat for a perfect experience! You can get there using the funicular from the boat dock. Altitude: 662 m.

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Isole di Brissago, Villa Emden

Unique small hotel on a tiny island in Lake Maggiore. The botanical gardens on the island are truly wonderful. Of course there is a restaurant, so you don't have to leave the island at night.

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Lausanne (Ouchy), Beau-Rivage Palace

The Beau-Rivage is a highly valued luxurious hotel to stay, relax and enjoy the views across the lake. It has a superb two Michelin star restaurant, a sushi restaurant, a brasserie and an extensive spa and wellness area. You can walk to the Olympic Museum in minutes, and the city center is only a few minutes away by metro. If you can splurge and prefer a lake side hotel, this is the place to be!

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  • Luxurious accommodation!
  • Accommodation: Hotel (5-star)
  • Location: Town, Lakeside
  • Town center Lausanne: 11 minutes (Metro/subway)
    Rail station Lausanne: 15 minutes (Metro/subway)
  • Town: Lausanne
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com

Lausanne (Ouchy), Château d'Ouchy

This hotel had to be included in our recommendations because of its unique appearance: this castle dates back to the 12th century and overlooks Lake Geneva. A wonderful location, just 5 minutes on foot from the Olympic Museum. It's easy to reach by public transport, as it is located right next to the metro station. The castle has an in-house restaurant and lounge bar.

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  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star)
  • Location: Town, Lively, Lakeside
  • Town center Lausanne: 13 minutes (Metro/subway)
    Rail station Lausanne: 13 minutes (Metro/subway)
  • Town: Lausanne
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
Near train station Near motorway

Locarno, Hotel Millennium

Centrally located small hotel across from the boat dock where you can board for a ride on Lake Maggiore. Also very close to the old town center and the train station.

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  • Accommodation: Hotel (3-star)
  • Location: Lakeside, Lively, Town
  • Rail station Locarno: 4 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Locarno: 1 minute (on foot)
  • Town: Locarno
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com
Near motorway

Lucerne, Palace Luzern

Chic lakeside hotel close to the historical town center of Lucerne. Magnificent views of the lake and mount Pilatus.

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  • Luxurious accommodation!
  • Accommodation: Hotel (5-star)
  • Location: Town, Scenic, Lakeside
  • Town center Lucerne: 6 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Lucerne: 17 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Lucerne: 7 minutes (Bus/tram)
  • Town: Lucerne
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com
Near motorway

Lugano, Hotel Splendide Royal

The Splendide Royal has been a first class hotel since 1887 and is overlooking Lake Lugano. It's only a few minutes on foot from the San Salvatore funicular and the Lugano-Paradiso dock for a boat trip on the lake. The hotel offers restaurants for fine dining, a bar and a wine cellar.

Details & rates
  • Luxurious accommodation!
  • Accommodation: Hotel (5-star)
  • Location: Scenic, Lively, Lakeside, Town
  • Rail station Lugano: 11 minutes (Bus)
    Town center Lugano: 10 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Lugano: 5 minutes (Taxi)
  • Town: Lugano
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com
Near train station Near motorway

Montreux, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

We selected this imposing hotel for demanding guests who want to experience the best that Montreux has to offer. This 5-star lakeside hotel is located in the center of Montreux, directly opposite the famous boulevard, and a only few minutes from the train station.

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  • Luxurious accommodation!
  • Accommodation: Hotel (5-star)
  • Location: Lively, Town, Lakeside
  • Town center Montreux: 1 minute (on foot)
    Rail station Montreux: 6 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: Montreux
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
Near train station Near motorway

Montreux, Hotel Splendid

We recommend this small excellent hotel if you prefer a lively location in the center of Montreux. It is directly opposite the boat dock for Lake Geneva cruises, and minutes from the Freddie Mercury statue, the train station and countless restaurants and shops. The hotel has an on-site restaurant.

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  • Accommodation: Hotel (3-star)
  • Location: Lively, Lakeside, Town
  • Town center Montreux: 1 minute (on foot)
    Rail station Montreux: 4 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: Montreux
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
Near train station Near motorway

Montreux, Hotel-Restaurant la Rouvenaz

This small hotel across the boulevard gets good reviews from its guests. The restaurant offers Italian cuisine and seafood, and they know all about wine too! The onsite Gelateria offers home-made traditional ice creams. The hotel is a few steps away from where the Lake Geneva boat trips start.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: Hotel (3-star)
  • Location: Lakeside, Lively, Town
  • Town center Montreux: 1 minute (on foot)
    Rail station Montreux: 5 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: Montreux
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
ParkingFree or paid parking available Wellness

St. Moritz, Hotel Waldhaus am See

Fine dining, enjoying whiskey and wine from the hotel's cellar and relaxing in the Alpine spa: it's all possible in this comfortable hotel in St. Moritz. It's located right along the lake and offers wonderful views. Moreover, it's close to the rail station.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: Hotel (3-star)
  • Location: Lakeside, Town
  • Rail station St. Moritz: 10 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station St. Moritz: 3 minutes (free transfer by the hotel)
    Town center St. Moritz: 15 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: St. Moritz
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com

Vals, Gasthaus Zervreila

Next to the beautiful Zervreila lake in the west of Graubünden you'll find this small guesthouse with 6 rooms and an in-house restaurant serving traditional Swiss dishes. You can start hiking right from the hotel's doorstep, or enjoy sledding in winter!

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Near motorway

Zurich, Hotel Baur Au Lac

One of the very best hotels in Zurich: high quality in-house restaurants, rooms with lake view available, and situated in the heart of town. Only 50 m from the famous Bahnhofstrasse.

Details & rates
  • Luxurious accommodation!
  • Accommodation: Hotel (5-star)
  • Location: Lakeside, Town, Lively
  • Town center Zurich: 1 minute (on foot)
    Rail station Zurich HB: 18 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Zurich HB: 14 minutes (Bus/tram)
    Zurich airport: 30 minutes (Bus/tram, Train)
  • Town: Zurich
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com
Near train station Near motorway

Zurich, Small Luxury Hotel Ambassador à l'Opera

Luxurious lakeside hotel next to the Zurich Opera House.

Details & rates
  • Luxurious accommodation!
  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star)
  • Location: Town, Lively, Lakeside
  • Town center Zurich: 4 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Zurich HB: 9 minutes (Bus/tram)
    Rail station Zurich Stadelhofen: 4 minutes (on foot)
    Zurich airport: 24 minutes (Train)
  • Town: Zurich
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com
Near motorway

Ascona, Ristorante Degli Angioli

Historical hotel-restaurant at less than 100 m from the pretty lake front of Ascona.

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Near motorway ParkingFree or paid parking available

Ascona, Seven Boutique Hotel

Romantic hotel on the picturesque car free lake front of Ascona, with plenty of restaurants and shops in the immediate surroundings. The hotel features several restaurants itself as well, and a terrace. The terminal for boat trips is right across from the hotel.

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Brienz, Seehotel Bären

We selected this lakeside hotel in the center of Brienz because of its pretty location: you can have dinner at the terrace on the lake. Dishes are prepared with local products whenever possible. The hotel offers Ayurveda (an Indian wellness treatment) as well as yoga courses.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: Hotel (3-star)
  • Location: Lakeside, Town
  • Rail station Brienz: 10 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Brienz: 1 minute (on foot)
  • Town: Brienz
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
Near motorway ParkingFree or paid parking available Pool Wellness

Faulensee, Strandhotel Seeblick

Faulensee is a charming little village along Lake Thun, with good train connections to Interlaken and Spiez/Thun. In a 10-minute walk from the railway station you'll reach the Seeblick hotel, with its restaurant and rooms with balcony and lake view. Some rooms even have a unique jacuzzi, which can roll out to the balcony!

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: Hotel (3-star)
  • Location: Lakeside, Town
  • Rail station Faulensee: 10 minutes (on foot)
  • Subregion: Lake Thun
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
Near motorway ParkingFree or paid parking available Pool Wellness

Geneva, Hotel President Wilson

You'd almost forget being in a big city when enjoying the panoramic view of Lake Geneva from the terrace of the hotel. The hotel is not in the center of town, but one can walk there easily along the lake. There's very fine restaurant, a spa and indoor pool. Good views are guaranteed because of the floor to ceiling windows.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: Hotel (5-star)
  • Location: Town, Scenic, Lakeside
  • Town center Geneva: 10 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Geneva: 12 minutes (Bus/tram)
    Geneva airport: 28 minutes (Bus/tram, Train)
    Geneva airport: 13 minutes (Taxi)
  • Town: Geneva
  • Details & booking: Marriott Bonvoy
  • More ways to book: Trivago.co.uk, HotelsCombined.com

Lausanne (Ouchy), Hôtel du Port

A relatively affordable hotel on the lake, away from the busy city center. The hotel has a popular restaurant and is only one minute away from the lakeside pedestrian promenade, the metro station to reach the center of town, and the boat dock where the lake cruises start.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: Hotel (3-star)
  • Location: Lively, Town, Lakeside
  • Rail station Lausanne: 14 minutes (Metro/subway)
    Town center Lausanne: 15 minutes (Metro/subway)
  • Town: Lausanne
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
Near train station Near motorway

Locarno, H4 Hotel Arcadia

One of the reasons we selected this comfortable hotel is its location on the Lake Maggiore promenade. Book a lake side room for the best views! The hotel has its own garden and a pool. All rooms have a balcony.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star)
  • Location: Scenic, Lakeside, Town, Lively
  • Rail station Locarno: 7 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Locarno: 5 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: Locarno
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com
Near motorway ParkingFree or paid parking available

Locarno, Hotel Al Lago

Interestingly all rooms of this hotel offer a kitchenette, so you can choose to cook yourself or walk to one of the nearby restaurants. The hotel is located on the lakefront, a bit away from the lively town center but still at walking distance. Good views of the lake and the yacht harbour!

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: Hotel (3-star)
  • Location: Lakeside, Town, Scenic
  • Town center Locarno: 8 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Locarno: 11 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: Locarno
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com
BUDGET TIP Near motorway

Lucerne, Lucerne Backpackers

We found this wonderful option for budget travelers: an affordable hostel near the lake and at walking distance from the train station and the center of town. The hostel does not serve breakfast but there are kitchen facilities and shops. All rooms have a balcony!

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: Hostel
  • Location: Town, Lakeside
  • Rail station Lucerne: 14 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Lucerne: 16 minutes (on foot)
    Rail station Lucerne: 16 minutes (Bus)
    Town center Lucerne: 15 minutes (Bus)
  • Town: Lucerne
  • Details & booking: HotelsCombined.com
  • More ways to book: Agoda.com
Near train station Near motorway ParkingFree or paid parking available

Lucerne, Radisson Blu Hotel

Next to the main train station and on Lake Lucerne, with an on-site restaurant and a few more in the direct proximity. It's an ideal location for train travelers who don't wish to stay in the city center. The center is still close-by though. Some rooms have lake view.

Details & rates
  • Accommodation: Hotel (4-star)
  • Location: Lakeside, Town
  • Rail station Lucerne: 5 minutes (on foot)
    Town center Lucerne: 9 minutes (on foot)
  • Town: Lucerne
  • Details & booking: Radisson
  • More ways to book: Trivago.co.uk, HotelsCombined.com
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