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Located in the heart of Montreux, the Hotel du Grand Lac Excelsior has a privileged location right on Lake Geneva, on the Quai des Fleurs (Flower Bank). It offers free access to the spa area including a swimming pool and free WiFi. All rooms have a lake-view balcony. Built in 1907 in Belle-Epoque style, the Hotel du Grand Lac Excelsior is a haven of peace and features authentic historic Art Déco stained-glass windows. Each room and suite, with a balcony or terrace, overlooks Lake Geneva and features a breathtaking panoramic view of the Alps. Access to the wellness center of the hotel is free for all guests. There is a fitness room, a semi-Olympic-size swimming pool and a healthcare center. Guests enjoy free local transport and other benefits include discounts on boat trips.

This is our guests' favorite part of Montreux, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Hôtel du Grand Lac Excelsior has been welcoming guests since Dec 1, 2009

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Montreux, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.2

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Parking available at the hotel


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Room Type
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Montreux
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Michele
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Love everything particularly the view and proximity to Freddie Mercurys old apartmeny.
  • Rhett
    Amazing view and value. Rooms are a bit sparse and outdated, but for the price it’s really incredible.
  • Biren
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    largest room we’ve stayed at during our trip through Switzerland, two full bathrooms, clean, and private garden with cozy table and two chairs
  • Peter
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    This is a very beautiful hotel with grand furnishings and location with access to the lake walk path. Our room had a large balcony with spectacular lake view.
  • Raj
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Stayed one night here with my family, the hotel is good with beautiful lake front and staff were helpful too.
  • Joshua
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    wow wow wow. The view from the room was breathtaking. Definitely upgrade to a room with the view if you can. We were able to even check-in early. The staff here was kind. Breakfast was great! Room was comfy. Location was great and right next to a...
  • Chihsin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    All rooms face Lake Geneva and with a balcony. it’s absolutely gorgeous. Short walk along the lakeside promenade to Montreux old town. staff persons are polite and extremely helpful.
  • Angela
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The hotel is a very stately. It is walkable to the Territet train station and Castle Chillon. It is directly on Lake Geneva promenade. The balcony and view of the mountains and lake was magnificent. Public transportation to Montreux and...
  • Elizabeth
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location is beautiful - as it’s directly on the lake. Each room is perfectly appointed, and the staff was happy to be helpful.
  • Harold
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    old school hotel, very quant, unbelievable views from the balcony

Property questions and answers
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  • Hello, Can i pre-reserve parking for one night when I book my hotel room?

    The best solution is to check with the front desk on arrival , we do have differents possibility . Best Regards,
    Answered on 27 February 2020
  • do you have parking?

    We have differents possibility to park the car, the best thing, is to check on arrival. Best Regards,
    Answered on 27 February 2020
  • What is the deposit that u require. If booking with pre book

    Depends on the conditions, for non-refundable reservations we debit the whole amount of the stay, tax to be paid on spot, for standard reservations we..
    Answered on 29 October 2019
  • We are looking at booking your hotel for 3 nights in August but need to check the car parking please. We will be travelling in a Land Rover Discovery..

    Dear Guest, We suggest you to check at the reception for the parking, we do have differents possibility. Best Regards,
    Answered on 9 March 2021
  • Hello Is your restaurant open for guests ? Thank you

    The restaurant is open for guest from the hotel. Best Regards,
    Answered on 9 February 2021
  • Hello, is the spa or pool open at the hotel ?

    The swimming pool and the spa are open under reservation. Best regards Reception
    Answered on 2 February 2021
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Modern • Romantic

Amenities of Hôtel du Grand Lac Excelsior

Most popular amenities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Parking on site
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Casino
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs CHF 10 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Public transit tickets
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
Indoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Heated pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Locker rooms
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Hôtel du Grand Lac Excelsior takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
4 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 29 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 69 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa EC-Card Diners Club American Express Cash Hôtel du Grand Lac Excelsior accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please inform the hotel in advance about the exact number of guests (adults and children) and include the age of the children.

For reservations for which payment must be made on site, we now ask for full payment (room, breakfast and tourist taxes) at check-in, before handing over the keys.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

Sauna is closed from Tue, Apr 11, 2023 until Sat, Apr 15, 2023

Piscine #1: Closed from Tue, Apr 11, 2023 until Sat, Apr 15, 2023

FAQs about Hôtel du Grand Lac Excelsior

  • The prices at Hôtel du Grand Lac Excelsior may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Hôtel du Grand Lac Excelsior has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Hôtel du Grand Lac Excelsior offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Casino
    • Steam room
    • Beauty services
    • Foot massage
    • Locker rooms
    • Back massage
    • Waxing services
    • Hand massage
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Facial treatments
    • Head massage
    • Spa facilities
    • Neck massage
    • Full-body massage

  • Check-in at Hôtel du Grand Lac Excelsior is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Hôtel du Grand Lac Excelsior is 1,800 feet from the center of Montreux. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Hôtel du Grand Lac Excelsior include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Suite

  • Guests staying at Hôtel du Grand Lac Excelsior can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free