Beau-Rivage Palace



Location: Lausanne – Switzerland
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: https://www.brp.ch/en/home/




Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne is one of the most luxurious hotels in Europe. Located on the shores of Lake Léman, it has a prime location. The hotel makes part of The Leading Hotels of the World. I had high expectations, but still was totally blown away by this property. Having stayed at many high end five star properties, this hotel was beyond words and I can’t say enough good things about this place.



Let me first share some historical facts. The hotel opened in 1861 and the current main building was constructed in Art Nouveau and neo-baroque style in 1908. Of course, Beau-Rivage has been renovated over the years and still is one of the most luxurious hotels one could imagine.

As mentioned before, the location is amazing. Lausanne is a beautiful town with high end shops and dining options. The boulevard in front of the hotel is the place for a relaxed evening walk while admiring stunning lake views. There’s a lot to do here. Still you are in a private gem with all the luxury amenities one could wish for. Guests are treated like royalty here and nothing is asked for too much here. The personal approach is highly appreciated and one of the key factors of Beau-Rivage Palace.



Once I stepped in, I was greeted by the most accommodating staff who made me feel at ease right from the first second. Entering this hotel is stepping into a true palace. I could have taken pictures here all day long. Behind each corner, a new surprise is waiting. I love the fact that they kept the historical touches of this palace. From the grand chandeliers to the wonderful art work, it is all there and maintained in an excellent way. It set the tone for the next 2 days.




After check-in it was time to explore our room. With only 169 rooms and suites, Beau-Rivage is able to offer a very personalized service. Walking around in the hallways is an experience itself.




We stayed in a Superior room and again were very satisfied. The room had a great size. No standard furniture here, all items (and I litterly mean every item/product/…) is of such a high quality. I fell at home here which is unique. The room had a nice cozy sitting area with the most comfortable couch. The king sized bed was to die for. Oh and I have to mention that every day a new surprise will be waiting for you. For example, they brought fresh flowers in the afternoon, some (yummie!) pastries and when I needed anything, I just had to dial 0 and a few seconds later they were happy to bring it to the room. The views over the lake were mind blowing!




Bathroom is very luxurious featuring an oversized bath tub and a fantastic walk-in shower. There are plenty of luxury Cinq Mondes toiletries offered. The mirror television was a treat!



One of the highlights of Beau-Rivage Palace is the recently renovated spa area, Cinq Mondes. No words can describe how beautiful this place is. It is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring Lausanne. It was so quiet and peaceful… and the décor is unique. Candles, soft relaxing music and luxurious leather lounges made me feel in heaven. There’s an indoor pool, a Finnish sauna and steam room. Cinq Mondes at Beau-Rivage Palace is one of the most luxurious spa’s I have experienced, anywhere. Be sure to check out yourself.






There’s also an outdoor pool with very comfortable loungers. The gardens are impressive We were lucky with the weather when we were there and enjoyed a chilling afternoon enjoying the sun. It was wonderful and staff made sure we had a great time.




Beau-Rivage Palace has several dining options: Brasserie Restaurant “Café Beau-Rivage” where guests can enjoy wonderful dishes prepared by Chef Emilien Windels. There’s also a Japanese Restaurant ‘The Miyako’ with a teppanyaki table. Fancy a more formal dinner? Gourmet restaurant “Anne-Sophie Pic” is the place to be. Rated with two Michelin stars and an impressive 18/20 at Gault & Millau it is fine dining at its highest level. Let me share some pictures of the dishes. They speak for themselves

Time to sleep! Turn down service is provided every night. They offer complimentary sweet treats to their guests which is the perfect way to start a comfortable night. It’s all about those small details that make Beau-Rivage Palace a special place to stay at.

Breakfast at Beau-Rivage Palace is something to look forward to! From the freshly squeezed juices to the pastries, I totally enjoyed every bite. Although every hotel offers breakfast obviously the products and ingredients they use here are of such a good quality that I actually was blown away. I happily skipped lunch because I enjoyed the breakfast that much 😊



It is all about service here. The staff is among the most professional and accommodating I have ever experienced.  As said before, after spending so many night at so many five star hotels, it is great to still be impressed by hotels like Beau-Rivage Palace. The place to be for a luxurious getaway in Lausanne, I am in love…

Royal Savoy – Lausanne



Location: Lausanne – Switzerland
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: https://www.royalsavoy.ch/en



Do you know the feeling when you walk into a hotel and immediately feel at home? I had this feeling at Royal Savoy Hotel! This top notch five star hotel only opened 5 years ago after a full renovation and definitely is one of my favorite hotels in Switzerland! The hotel is located on one of the prime locations in Lausanne. I explored the neighborhood and was surprised that Lake Leman is only a few steps away. All major things you should visit in Lausanne such as the Olympic park and museum are within walking distance. The friendly concierge gave me a map and some helpful tips on things I needed to see.

As mentioned before, I was impressed with this hotel right from the beginning. From the outside, Royal Savoy Hotel looks like a fairytale palace. The building is mind blowing! From the inside, the gorgeous lobby area is impressive with all its art work. This hotel is decorated with eye for detail. The grand central chandelier is impressive and is the key factor in the lobby area. I could spend a whole day here, lounging in one of the luxurious salons…



Everything is translated in the feel of 17th and 18th century luxury hotels combined with an up to date and trendy décor. Trust me, this is not just an ordinary hotel. It definitely is an Instagrammable place! From the luxurious glassed hallways to the Japanese garden retreats. Each inch resembles pure luxury.




Each room at the Royal Savoy Hotel is large and luxuriously appointed. All the amenities I would expect from a five star luxury hotel were there such as coffee making facilities and high quality furnishings. The bed was heavenly! I really appreciated the overall décor and style of the room with its wooden floors.




Marble bathroom was very large featuring a bathtub, a large walk-in (rain)shower and fancy Bulgari toiletries. Very luxurious bathroom! They are my favorite!




During our stay I explored the Spa du Royal, the one of a kind spa area at Royal Savoy Hotel! I was blown away. This spa area is ultra luxurious and guarantees a relaxed and exciting experience! An amazing indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, etc. It’s all there and maintained perfectly! For me, Spa du Royal is definitely one of the key factors of the hotel. At 1500 m², it is HUGE! There’s also a full fitness facility with the most up to date equipment. Although I didn’t experience a spa treatment myself, there’s an extensive menu to choose from! I bet the treatments are top notch!





Another highlight at the Royal Savoy Hotel is La Brasserie Du Royal, a fine dining restaurant with recipes from the region. This is also the place where they serve breakfast. Speaking of design, I’d rate this restaurant 10/10. It’s a beautiful restaurant. The quality of the food truly is outstanding! I received my eggs exactly as requested. Service was absolutely great!


A more casual experience would be the beautiful Lobby Lounge where they serve aperitifs and snacks in style.



I can’t say enough good things about the Royal Savoy Hotel. This well designed hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in town with an intimate yet stylish design. This is not a hotel just for business travelers, also leisure travelers will appreciate the unique prime location and facilities. No wonder Royal Savoy Hotel is one of the best rated hotels in the area. Can’t wait to return to this jewel!

Hotel de Rougemont




Location: Rougemont – Switzerland
Classification: 4 Superior Hotel
Official websitehttps://hotelderougemont.com/

Hotel de Rougemont is a modern exclusive four star superior hotel in Rougemont. Located in the upper part of this cute town, the hotel offers stunning views over the Swiss Alps. The building itself is gorgeous with wooden details. The building gave me a true Swiss feeling. It is beautiful.




The reception staff made us feel welcome and were very professional explaining everything we needed to know about the hotel and facilities. I spent a little time in the lobby area by the lovely open fire place and was pretty fascinated with how many staff members the hotel has. And the best part: each staff member is friendly and will do their upmost best to serve you in an excellent way



We stayed in one of their Prestige Suites. I couldn’t have asked for a better room! It was mind blowing! The suite was very comfortable. It had a separate bedroom with king sized bed and a living room with comfortable couch. I appreciated the art in the room, it’s all about the details. The balcony offered panoramic views. I could have spent hours here reading a book. The thing I like about this place is the wooden touches which are noticeable throughout the entire hotel.






The suite came with two bathrooms: one with a bath tub and the other with an oversized walk-in (rain)shower. Fancy NUXE toiletries are offered.



I am in love with the NUXE Spa Area at Hotel de Rougemont. The place is just beautiful and has a beautiful indoor pool, sauna and steam room. While the hotel was nearly fully booked, it never was too crowded. The water temperature was excellent – not too cold, not too warm. This definitely is a nice place to spend some time with your loved ones after spending a day in the mountains. The adjoining fitness facility has up to date equipment and is quite large.




Another very cool feature at Hotel de Rougemont is the movie theatre room. That is right, they have a mini cinema in their hotel where you can watch great movies and documentaries in a comfy chair.

Other comfy chairs can be found on the large terrace overlooking the gorgeous mountains. It was great hanging out here!



We had dinner at Restaurant Le Roc, their signature restaurant and it didn’t disappoint! What a great looking restaurant with top notch service! Service truly was very personal and kind. The menu looked great and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here! To be honest, the beef we ordered was one of the best ever! It was just delicious and exactly prepared as requested. Another must try is the meringue which came with double cream. It was to die for!!






Le Roc is also the place where breakfast is served. It truly is a great start of the day! Choices are endless and the food was of a very good quality.

Hotel de Rougemont is an impressive mountain styled hotel with luxurious rooms. Service is high level. The surrounding areas are wonderful. Highly recommended!

Hilton Vienna Park



 
Hotelchain: Hilton
Location: Vienna – Austria
Official website: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/viehitw-hilton-vienna-park/



Hilton Vienna Park has recently undergone a complete make-over and truly is a hotel with a very good location in breautiful Vienna. You really can’t beat this location as it is within walking distance of the major attractions that this beautiful city has to offer. Right across the hotel is Wiener Stadtpark, the largest park in the city. Make sure to visit it, it is great for a nice walk or work out. Another must see is the Vienna State Opera which is just 1 km away from the hotel. Oh, and do not forget to visit Palace Schönbrunn. It’s only 15 minutes away from the hotel.

When I entered this hotel, I was blown away by the beautiful entrance and lobby area. This gave me a great first impression of the hotel. The lobby area is very large and luxuriously appointed with comfortable sitting areas all over the place. I appreciated the trendy and stylish look. It really is the perfect combination. Everything looked brand new and very well maintained.





Check-in was great and all the information was given in an efficient way



Hilton Vienna Park is a pretty large hotel and offers comfortable 663 rooms at very affordable rates. The contemporary rooms are decorated with high quality materials. The room had all the facilities I needed for a comfortable stay. We stayed in an executive room and had a great night’s sleep. The king-sized Hilton Serenity bed was very comfortable. Absolutely loved the mattress! There was also a comfy chair and an oversized working desk which makes this hotel ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Everything in the room was immaculately clean!




Modern bathroom had a great walk-in shower, single sink and toilet.



We had access to the executive lounge with is located on one of the lower floors. The executive lounge offers complimentary soft and hot drink throughout the day and some light snacks such as cookies and fruit. At night, a small buffet is offered with several hot items. It is a great value and you don’t have to leave the hotel to have dinner. They also serve alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer. Once again, do consider an upgrade with access to the lounge. Service was top notch by the way! It lounge itself has a trendy look and is really spacious.



The gym at Hilton Vienna Park is quite large and has up to date equipment. For ultimate relaxation, make sure to check out the Spa with sauna and steam room.



There are several dining options at Hilton Vienna Park. From in room dining to a fancy restaurant, it is all there. We totally enjoyed our visit at Selleny’s Bar. This bar is beautifully integrated in the lobby area and offers yummie cocktails. Make sure to try to out the New-Jito, their inhouse Mojito with fresh raspberry puree. I must highlight the level of service. The staff was pretty efficient and very knowledgeable about each drink.



Hilton Vienna Park is a jewel in Vienna. I was really impressed with the beautiful renovated and up to date interiors. Most importantly at any hotel is the service. Each staff member we met was very helpful and professional. Definitely one of my favorite hotels in beautiful Vienna! Highly recommended!