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Fairmont le Montreux Palace - Luxury holidays to Lake Geneva

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  • About this holiday

    The five star Fairmont le Montreux Palace is an imposing luxury hotel on the banks of Lake Geneva. The Willow Stream Spa, 3 restaurants and 4 bars, and beautifully appointed guestrooms make this hotel well-suited to both long and short stays as part of a rail touring holiday or standalone break. Due to its stunning location, you are at your leisure to explore the area around Montreux.

    The journey and how you get there

    The Hotel Fairmont le Montreux Palace in Montreux can be visited in its own right as a fly-drive, self-drive or rail holiday. It can be visited on its own or combined with one or more other hotels in Switzerland.
    This hotel is featured as a hotel to stay at on our suggested touring holidays of Switzerland by rail. The hotel is located less than 10 minutes from the railway station on foot.


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes bed and breakfast at the Fairmont le Montreux Palace in Montreux. Your holiday price will also include travel arrangements depending on the method of travel you have chosen: flights or rail travel.

    Holiday prices

    This hotel is usually included as part of a rail touring holiday, so prices therefore vary. Please contact one of our personal travel specialists for up-to-date details and offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Fairmont le Montreux Palace is a waterside hotel that harnesses a combination of Swiss and Mediterranean style, and offers a huge range of dining and activity options.

    Hotel description

    The Fairmont le Montreux Palace is a waterside hotel that harnesses a combination of Swiss and Mediterranean style, and offers a huge range of dining and activity options.


    Waterfront in western Montreux.

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    56 miles

    Closest airport

    Geneva International Airport

    Room types

    236 rooms with air-conditioning, wifi, safe, minibar, hairdryer, telephone, television, and sound-proof windows. Jacuzzi bathtubs and balconies can be arranged on request.
    Fairmont City View Room
    Deluxe City View Room
    Fairmont Lake View Room
    Deluxe Lake View Room
    Signature Lake View Room
    Junior Lake View Suite
    Signature Lake View Suite with separate living room
    Panorama Lake View Suite with separate living room
    Bellevue Lake View Suite with separate living room and Belle Epoque style
    Quincy Jones Suite with separate living room

    Hotel facilities and services

    MP’s Bar & Grill, Montreux Jazz Café, Funky Claude’s Bar, Terrasse du Petit Palais, La Palmeraie, Lounge Bar, Willow Stream Café, fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, steam bath, and spa treatments.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Though famous for the Montreux Jazz Festival, the city has much more to offer. A railway takes visitors across Alpine meadows to Rochers-de-Naye at over 2000m above sea level, from which you can sometimes see the Jet d’Eau fountain in Geneva across the lake. The Chateau de Chillon is perched on a rocky outcrop, unmissable for its fairytale beauty, and recognised to be Switzerland’s most popular historical landmark. For a taste of the Swiss chocolate tradition, take the Belle Epoque style Swiss Chocolate Train to the Maison Cailler to explore the history of Swiss chocolate production and craft some of your own. The Chocolate Train also takes you to medieval castle-topped Gruyeres, where three museums, characterful cobbled streets with townhouses that have shuttered windows, and pavement cafes await. Be sure to also visit the Lavaux Terraced Vineyards that stretch across 800 hectares of lakeside land, perhaps by Vineyard Train (S31), which takes you from Vevey to Puixdoux-Chexbres. For an exclusively relaxing day out, take one of the lake cruises across Lake Geneva, admiring the Alpine backdrop and stopping off in a number of small port villages. Those with children might wish to travel slightly further out to the waterparks and the Swiss Vapeur Park.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports on Lake Geneva; walking, hiking, or cycling in the mountains.


    Children are welcome at the Fairmont le Montreux Palace, but there are restricted hours in which children can use the indoor pool (outdoor pool usage for adults and children is the same). Interconnecting rooms, cots, babysitting, and sofa beds are available on request.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    The five star Fairmont le Montreux Palace on the shore of Lake Geneva in Montreux is a timeless Belle Epoque style hotel that was built in 1906. As a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group as well as Suisse Deluxe Hotels, the Fairmont le Montreux Palace is one of the most prestigious hotels in the country, with a truly designer feel, possessing every aspect of indulgent luxury. The Willow Stream Spa is one of its finest assets, offering two stunning swimming pools, one in a curved, glass-walled room, and one outside with views across the lake. The name of the spa is derived both from the authenticity of the beauty and relaxation services on offer, and the energising power of Swiss water. Every evening, guests can chose from the Fairmont le Montreux Palace’s huge range of restaurants and bars. A casual outdoor terrace, cocktail bar, and grill are available at MP’s Bar & Grill, the most well-respected grill in the area, which specialises in locally sourced food. The Montreux Jazz Café is the perfect location to taste some of Switzerland’s wines in the same ambience of the internationally-renowned Montreux Jazz Festival. Cocktails and an informal gourmet a la carte menu is served at Funky Claude’s Bar, accompanied by live music. Morning coffee, lunch, and evening snacks are served around the cosy fireplace in the Lounge. La Terrasse du Petit Palais is the main dining location at the hotel. Tables dot the spacious terrace, lined with wrought-iron railings on top of which purple and white flowers hang. Seasonal Mediterranean cuisine is served here during lunch and dinnertime alongside the stunning views across Lake Geneva and the Swiss Riviera. The guestrooms stray away from the Mediterranean feel of the dining areas and gain more Swiss character. Expertly crafted wooden furniture is complimented by light, patterned upholstery and rich red bed throws. The rooms all have a very classical feel about them, with tactile curtains draped across windows that look out across the city, the water, and the mountains. Higher category rooms take on a more modern style, with a colour palette of white, cream, and light gold. The Fairmont le Montreux Palace is a hotel well-suited to those who enjoy a blend of modern and classic styles, a range of cuisines, and a pervading sense of high class luxury.


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