“Everyone's idea of a luxury Swiss five-star hotel and spa, and has been since its foundation in 1842, though there is nothing old-fashioned about the guest offering. With a lobby that looks like a forest of marble doric columns, the "Three Crowns" offers a grand retreat from the cares of the world, its main offerings being stunning mountain views across Lake Geneva to Le Grammont, Les Dents du midi and the conical Le Catogne ("our Mount Fuji"), a renown terrace restaurant and a well-equipped spa staffed with top-level health and beauty consultants. Not many fitness centres have chandeliers like these! Over the years it has been patronised by international royalty, composers like Gonoud, (who composed his opera Faust here), Saint Saens and writers like Henry James and Graham Greene. Charlie Chaplin, who lived nearby, was also a regular visitor. With a history as rich as this, it's little wonder that successive renovations have retained the period feel of the rooms and public areas, though there is a fine balance achieved between the grand and the cosily romantic, the lavish (champagne in the gorgeous breakfast buffet, if you so desire) and the restrained, period features and modern amenities ”
Written by Colin Donald
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Because clients can disconnect from daily life to reconnect with themselves, get close to nature and give themselves over to pure relaxation. They often tell us that they feel time ticks at a different pace and are delighted by our friendly staff. We want to make our clients feel at home, in an intimate atmosphere.
What is there to do in the area or on site?
The Swiss Riviera is one of the culturally and gastronomically most interesting areas of Switzerland, let alone the nature. You can find more info here; http://montreuxriviera.com/
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
A large breakfast buffet with freshly prepared meals. Continental, English breakfast, à la carte, on the buffet you find additionally cheese, ham, smoked salmon, fruit, yoghurt, fresh juices, a healthy corner with super food offerings for the health conscious client, viennoiseries, bread, meringes and double cream from Gruyère.
Tell us about your restaurants? and is Vevey a good place to find good restaurants?
Our Michelin-starred restaurant Les Trois Couronnes offers a light and delicate cuisine by our chef Lionel Rodriguez who signs and executes each menu individually. He specialises on a healthy, light cuisine accentuating the natural flavours of the best and freshest products of the season. The menu changes more than 10 times a year. Dine in a historic room with breathtaking views on the mountains and the lake. In summer on the terrace, under the shade of olive trees and platanes.
The 3C restaurant is our casual dining restaurant with fresh Mediterranean meals that are thought to be shared with your companion. Enjoy the views on the lake from the veranda/winter garden.
As for Vevey, it has the highest density of Michelin stars in Switzerland. For a place of only 16000 inhabitants you can count 3 Michelin stars within a 400m distance.
Which are your most popular types of rooms?
The Deluxe double rooms facing the lake and our executive rooms facing the lake to the side. Popular rooms are also our suites facing the lake at the angle of the building towards Montreux offering views on that charming port.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms?
We can fit extra bed everywhere. We offer drawing utensils for children and can organize baby sitting on demand. Children are allowed in both our restaurants-
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers about the Hotel Des Trois Couronnes and Destination Spa?
Get in touch with the nature, local life & culture within a relaxing stay to awaken all your senses. At Hotel des Trois Couronnes, you can disconnect from daily life to reload your batteries and simply enjoy life.”