Hotel René Capt

  • Switzerland, Montreux

  • 4

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Hotel René Capt sits close to the water's edge and just behind the leafy lakefront promenade. In front of the hotel there's a lush, green, palm-lined garden with loungers for relaxing and soaking up the sun.

If you fancy a coffee or sundown drinks then head to the first floor terrace where you can enjoy a quiet drink and spectacular views. You'll be able to see the snow-capped Valais Alps in the distance as well as the Château de Chillon.

Lake views and comfortable rooms

The hotel had a fairly complex history until Monsieur René Capt bought it in the 1940s and made it his mission to make a home-from-home for his guests - there's a friendly atmosphere and great attention to detail with stylish traditional décor enhanced by modern touches, and rooms are bright and comfortable. Opt for a superior lake view room which have been recently renovated and have stunning views of Lake Geneva.

Lakeside location near central Montreux

There's lots to see and do nearby, with central Montreux, the ferry port, and the train to Rochers de Naye only a 10-minute walk away. It's a convenient base whatever your plans - whether it's heading to the hills to discover the beautiful walking trails and the famous Lavaux vineyards or exploring the town and the lake.

Added value

Early booking offer available for Summer 25 (book by 31 Dec 24)

Free night offer available (min stay 7 nights, discount automatically applied)

Free daily afternoon tea and biscuits from 4.30 - 5pm

Free Riviera Tour lake cruise for all guests staying 14 nights (tickets distributed locally)

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 in person or over the phone 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: 75
  • Official rating: 4


Side Lake View Rooms sleep two people and have an ensuite with bath or shower.

Garden View Rooms sleep two to three people (extra bed is a single bed). They are on the ground floor and an ensuite with bath. Rooms do not have direct access to the garden - access is via a door on the communal corridor.

Superior Lake View Twin Rooms sleep two people. They are recently renovated - some have an authentic modern style with carpeted floors, and others have been renovated in a chalet style with wooden floors and features. These rooms have a balcony and lake view.

Single Rooms have a side lake view and an ensuite with bath or shower.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Safe
  • Tea or coffee-making facilities
  • Minibar fridge
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer

Local taxes and fees

A local tourist tax of approx. CHF8.00 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 15 and under are exempt.


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

It is possible for guests with reduced mobility to access the gardens and lakeside promenade.

Longitude: 6.910506
Latitude: 46.431695

  • Transfer time: approx. 3hrs by rail from Zurich airport (journey involves two changes of train) or 1hr 15mins by rail from Geneva airport
  • 600 metres from the town centre
  • 900 metres from the train station
  • 1 kilometre to the ferry quay
  • 400 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 600 metres to the nearest supermarket
  • Lush gardens with sun loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (limited)

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen available

As part of the half board package, you can enjoy a generous buffet breakfast and a delicious four-course set menu each day. Dishes include regional and Swiss specialities and Mediterranean cuisine. You can also choose to exchange your half board evening meal for CHF20 credit in the hotel's à la carte restaurant (arranged locally).

There's also complimentary afternoon tea and biscuits from 4.30-5pm.

  • No of restaurants: 2
  • 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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per person from £1408
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21/08/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
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