Majestic Mountain Views At The Grand Hotel Du Lac Vevey

Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva an hour outside of the city, lies one of Switzerland’s most luxurious hotels, The Grand Hotel du Lac Vevey. This luxurious 5 star property is part of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux association and it’s the one Swiss hotel, that’s left a rather lasting impression on me.

grand hotel du lac vevey

Boasting sweeping views of the Alps, this 5 star superior hotel really does tick the luxury hotel bracket in every single way.

grand hotel du lac vevey

History

Built in 1868, the Grand Hotel Du Lac Vevey, was popular with high society including barons, princes, dukes and knights but by the start of the 21st century, the property was tiring. A much needed refurbishment was in order to restore the hotel back to its former glory. In 2006, the hotel underwent an extensive refurbishment and was re-designed by the world renowned French interior architect Pierre-Yves Rochon. 

grand hotel du lac vevey

The flair and grandeur that was once associated with the property, was brought back to life.

grand hotel du lac vevey

grand hotel du lac vevey

The Bedroom

With only 50 rooms, the hotel boasts ample space to ensure that guests don’t feel crowded or restricted.

grand hotel du lac vevey

The bedrooms are every bit as stylish as you could hope for. The muted coloured walls, vintage style velvet armchairs and long draped curtains add to the overall chic and cosy effect of the room.

grand hotel du lac vevey

grand hotel du lac vevey

The bathroom is well stocked with Guerlain products and fluffy bathrobes, but it’s the wall paper that really did it for me!

grand hotel du lac vevey

This may not be to everyone’s taste (Mr O’T included!) but I absolutely loved the wallpaper. Yes it’s flowery and on paper it probably shouldn’t work but for me it added a very cool vintage feel to the old school style fixtures and fittings already in place.

grand hotel du lac vevey

The Views

The views from our balcony were just spectacular and it’s one of the many things I loved about our stay at The Grand Hotel du Lac Vevey.

grand hotel du lac vevey

grand hotel du lac vevey

So much so that I spent a good hour on the balcony, in -10C temperatures savouring the moment.

grand hotel du lac vevey

After eating my way through the welcome gift of fresh fruits and handmade swiss chocolates, it was time to get ready for the evening.

grand hotel du lac vevey

Lounges and Bar

The Oriental Lounge was our first stop en route to dinner, a relaxation area we’d spotted earlier in the day inspired by Arabian Nights.   

grand hotel du lac vevey

I was utterly captivated by this room and the amount of opulence in such a tiny space, had a bit of a dizzying effect on me. 

grand hotel du lac vevey

Mr O’T had to coax me out of there with the promise of pre-dinner champagne before I finally agreed to surrender.

grand hotel du lac vevey

Once I caved, there was no looking back!

grand hotel du lac vevey

The hotel bar itself is small and intimate and decorated in chinese tapestries. As dark as the room is, the decor really works and adds to the romantic ambience.

grand hotel du lac vevey

The hotel has two restaurants, “Les Saisons” which is Michelin starred gourmet dining and La Veranda which is the more casual dining restaurant. As the chefs at both restaurants are the same, we opted for La Veranda.

grand hotel du lac vevey

The setting was beautiful and the food was absolutely exquisite – I genuinely couldn’t believe that this was ‘casual’ restaurant.

grand hotel du lac vevey

grand hotel du lac vevey

After a wonderful evening, Mr O’T and I retreated to our cosy pied-à-terre to savour our last few hours of majestic mountain views.

grand hotel du lac vevey

Final Thoughts

Four months on and The Grand Hotel du Lac Vevey is still firmly imprinted in my mind. Whilst the rates at the hotel are expensive, you certainly get what you pay for – captivating scenery, excellent food, fantastic service and best of all wonderful memories!

Have you every visit Vevey before or stayed at a Relais & Châteaux property?

Maggie O xox

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12 Comments

  1. May 22, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    that looks stunning – and I am so with you on the wallpaper! I had already noticed it in the photo before you commented on it! Those views are ridiculously beautiful

    • May 25, 2017 / 4:34 am

      Isn’t the wall paper fun! It’s definitely given me so great inspo for the future and the views really were incredible too!

  2. May 22, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    This looks like an amazing hotel and what an incredible view! Well worth sitting out in the cold for a while I should imagine x

    LuxeStyle

    • May 25, 2017 / 4:33 am

      Jenny it was the epitome of winter luxury and the views were even more beautiful in person than the photos xx

  3. May 23, 2017 / 4:54 am

    Those views are definitely amazing but I’m actually pretty drawn to the tapestry and wallpaper (that bathroom one was ace)!
    Very glam indeed!

    • May 25, 2017 / 4:32 am

      I know right!! I really loved the wallpaper – so unique and like nothing I’ve ever seen before!

  4. Gabrielle
    May 23, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    A breathtakingly beautiful stay! The 2006 renovation was clearly a success. The two elements that really stand out in your travel diary are the fabulous balcony views and that incredible floral wallpaper in the bathroom (especially against the gold-edged mirror!). What a fabulous touch!

    ps. I really hope voting is going well for you in the Blogosphere Blog Awards – good luck!!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • May 25, 2017 / 4:29 am

      The views really were wow Gabrielle and I’m so pleased you like the wallpaper – I loved it and never thought of doing anything like that to a bathroom before! Thank you so much – voting has closed now I’ll have to wait and see at the awards ceremony next month 😊

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