These are the hotels we recommend in the eastern Lake Geneva area. We've selected these hotels because they're located conveniently close to public transport in Lausanne or Montreux, or directly along the shores of Lake Geneva. We've included some of the best budget and luxury hotels as well.
A luxurious hotel above the Lavaux vineyards, offering a superb view of Lake Geneva, the Rhône valley and the Swiss and French Alps. Apart from the rooms and suites, this hotel features a lounge bar, restaurant, panoramic terrace, pool, a spa with many treatments and even a medical center. Altitude: 780 m.
The Victoria is located in the mountains over Montreux, offering a royal view across the eastern part of Lake Geneva and the Swiss and French Alps. The hotel has a wonderful garden, a pool, tennis court, fitness room, sauna, restaurant and terrace. Public transport lets you descend from the mountain quickly for various day trips. Altitude: 715 m.
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!
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.
Comfortable and modern hotel with a panoramic breakfast room on the top floor. The train station is close-by, but the hotel also has its own covered parking. There's a fitness room and sauna too. We think you will like the Swiss design of both the interior and exterior of this hotel!
We selected this excellent hotel because of its central location, good guest reviews and high comfort level (restaurant, bar, terrace, comfortable rooms and suites). It takes 60 seconds to walk over to the luxurious shopping street Rue De Bourg. The train station can be reached quickly as well. The hotel has various rooms that offer a view on the small park across the street (Promenade Derrière-Bourg) and Lake Geneva.
Narrow uphill streets are typical for the town center of Lausanne. This highly valued hotel is situated in one of those streets, the Rue Grand Saint-Jean, and is surrounded by shops, restaurants, bars and sights like the Palais de Rumine. The hotel was completely renovated in 2015. We recommend it if you prefer a lively location with everything you need at walking distance.
This is the most exclusive hotel in the city center of Lausanne. It was opened in 1915. The hotel has multiple excellent restaurants, bars, a terrace and an indoor pool. You can enjoy various wellness treatments. Many rooms are overlooking Lake Geneva. The excellent location enables you to visit all local attractions on foot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the budget accommodation we recommend in Lausanne. It is affordable, very close to the train station and at walking distance from the city center.
The Elite is located between the train station and town center. Both are just minutes on foot. There are restaurants, shops and cafés all around. The hotel has its own garden. The rooms at the top floor have lake view.
We like this hotel for its superb location: directly on Lake Geneva and just minutes from the train station and the boat dock. It's very convenient to start lake cruises and other excursions from here. This comfortable 16-floor hotel offers good views on both the lake and the Swiss and French Alps.
This hotel will suit you well if you plan to do train trips: it's a 30 second walk from the train station! The historical building dates back to 1870. The bar and restaurant are overlooking the Lake Geneva. The hotel offers a spa, and of course: very comfortable rooms.
We find this hotel to be a very nice alternative to the hotels on the tourist-heavy boulevard. The Tralala hotel is located in a historical and quieter part of Montreux, uphill from the town center. But it's still at walking distance from the train station and all attractions. The rooms are dedicated to famous musicians.
We think this small hostel is an excellent choice if you're on a budget. Even though it's not in the center of Montreux, it is very easily accessible: just minutes from the train stop, boat dock and even the funicular up to Glion. The hostel offers breakfast, dinner and packed lunches. Suitable for families too. There is a playground nearby.
Small affordable hotel in the center of Lausanne. The museums of the Palais de Rumine and the historical town center are just a few minutes on foot.