Hotel Masson

  • Switzerland, Montreux

  • 3

    3 Rating

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In a quiet location surrounded by a large garden and century-old trees, the family-run Hotel Masson looks out over the deep blue waters of Lake Geneva. If you love history and culture, then this is the hotel for you - it's the oldest hotel in the area and a member of Swiss Historic Hotels. The picturesque Château de Chillon is nearby and you'll get one free entrance per person per stay.

The sights and sounds of Montreux's bustling centre are a pleasant stroll along the lakeside path - it's a musical city famous for the Montreux Jazz Festival in July, and being the recording location for many of Queen's albums - look out for the huge Freddie Mercury statue on the edge of the lake.

Lake views and romantic design

This elegant Belle Epoque-style hotel dates back to 1829 and is in a peaceful spot between the lake and mountains so there's a variety of walking trails nearby. Make sure you're back at the hotel for sunset - the garden gets an incredible view.

Rooms are individually decorated - the romantic design is a reminder of times gone by, whilst modern facilities (and the cosiest of beds) make for an exceedingly comfortable stay. Enjoy a warm welcome, exceptional hospitality, and delicious meals. The hotel uses local produce so make sure you try the freshly-baked bread and homemade jam made from home-grown fruits.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 30 Jan)

Free night offer available (min stay 7 nights, not combinable with early booking offer, discount automatically applied)

Free daily packed lunch

Free entrance ticket to the Château de Chillon (one per guest, per stay)

Free afternoon tea voucher (one per guest, per stay)

Half price rail, bus and boat travel with the Swiss Half Fare Card (worth over £100 per person)

Swiss Family Card Included - free travel for children under 16 on mainline trains/buses/boats in Switzerland when accompanied by a parent

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights or trains from the UK and train transfers


Montreux sits on the north-east shore of Lake Geneva, between bright blue waters and the forested foothills of the Alps. Visitors have long been drawn to the mild climes here – from the monks who first planted the Lavaux vineyards to the well-heeled tourists and rock stars who have stayed in the belle époque mansions and stylish hotels. Trains climb into the mountains, exploring food routes and heading up to high alpine footpaths and viewpoints. The mild climate also fuels the food and drink scene; the whole Montreux Riviera is famous for its wine and cuisine.

Strolling the Montreux Riviera

A promenade runs along the shore of Lake Geneva, sweeping south from Montreux to the town of Villeneuve via the medieval towers of the charming Château de Chillon. Look out for Freddie Mercury while walking the prom; Queen recorded six albums in the Mountain Studios in Montreux, along with fellow rockers Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie. If music is your thing, time your visit for the summer Montreux Jazz Festival (around 5-20 July 2024).

Lake Geneva

Geneva is the largest lake in Switzerland – and one of the best ways to explore it is by boat. Ferries and paddle steamers cruise between the villages, towns and cities that dot the shores. With a day pass in hand, you can hop on and off wherever you fancy (we recommend Vevey for museums and galleries or Lausanne for its café culture and the Olympic Museum). To see the lake from above, head up the Rochers de Naye cog railway from Montreux - there's views for miles and plenty of exciting walking trails to discover.

The Lavaux vineyards

The Lavaux vineyards were founded by the monasteries that ruled these parts back in the 11th Century. With sunny, sheltered terraces that dip down towards the waters of Lake Geneva, the Lavaux must be one of the prettiest winemaking regions in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spanning around 800 hectares, it has some of the loveliest walking territory too, including the 11 kilometre-long Terrasses de Lavaux hiking trail. Back in Montreux, you can sip a glass of Lavaux-grown Chasselas with a plate of fresh fish or platter of peppery le petit chaude cheese.

Trains and trails or cheese and chocolate?

You can take your pick of train stations in Montreux, which is home to the scenic trans-Alpine Simplon railway line. A cog railway also runs up to the viewpoint at Rochers de Naye. From here, you can embark on the final part of the Via Alpina long-distance walking trail, which runs back down to Montreux, or wander the Alpine garden. Alternatively, embark on a typically Swiss culinary day out and hop aboard the Chocolate Train which runs from Montreux. The belle époque-style carriages trundle through vineyards and mountain meadows, to Montbovon where the Chocolate bus takes over, taking you first to the medieval village of Gruyères - famous for its cheese - and on to the village of Broc and the Cailler-Nestlé chocolate factory.

Why book a summer holiday in Montreux with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of the Montreux's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Montreux include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team overseas can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 30
  • Official rating: 3


Twin Rooms are around 22m² and sleep two to four people (extra beds are put-up beds). These rooms have an ensuite with bath (with showerhead)

Lake View Twin Rooms are around 22m² and sleep two to three people. These rooms are lake-facing and have a balcony and an ensuite with bath (with showerhead). Please note that some rooms may have restricted views of the lake due to protected trees

Single Rooms are around 12m² and have an ensuite with shower

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe

General information

  • Check-in: 2pm
  • Check-out: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A local tourist tax of approx. CHF3.00 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 15 and under are exempt.


  • Steps into property: Yes
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 6.9106146
Latitude: 46.4313245

  • Transfer time: approx. 3hrs by rail from Zurich airport (journey involves two changes of train) or 1hr 15 mins by rail from Geneva airport
  • 2.1 kilometres from the town centre (15mins by public transport)
  • 350 metres from the train station
  • 1 kilometre to the ferry quay
  • 250 metres to the nearest bus stop

Spa & wellness facilities

The hotel has a small wellness area with sauna and whirlpool (payable locally)

Additional facilities

  • Beautiful garden with sun loungers and lake view
  • Sun terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
Family Facilities
  • Cots and highchairs available

Enjoy a good buffet breakfast that includes homemade bread and jams made from the garden fruit.

You'll also get a free daily packed lunch to take with you.

The half board package includes an excellent four-course set menu for dinner, served in the hotel's Restaurant Elise. Tuck into delicious local specialities and seasonal produce.

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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25/09/2024 - 3 nights
4 adults
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