Hi we are Diane and Eric, we would be happy to welcome you in our freshly renovated studio in Montreux !
From the time that Diane kindly transported us to the studio, we enjoyed our stay very much. The studio is clean and tidy and the view of Lake Geneva and the French mountains from the balcony is spectacular, enjoyed during breakfast and watching the setting sun in the evenings.
The only cooking facility is a microwave (we didn't cook so it didn't present a problem) and couldn't find a plug where the iron could work. A word of caution regarding the laundry faciity in the building which is complex and a machine is to be booked in advance. The nearest laundromat is in Vevey tucked away in a side street.
Overall, the experience was very positive, especially as Dianne and Eric provided cards which entitled us to free transport on bus and train for our visits to Montreux, Vevey, Chateux Chillon and even St Avants and the free wifi worked perfectly. Thanks Diane and Eric for ensuring our stay in Montreux and Vevey was such a memorable occasion.
Response from Diane & Eric:
Hi guys, there are 2 hot plates in the kitchen for cooking (see black square on the kitchen photo) :) plus a microwave.
Cheers, Diane & Eric
This apartment was in the perfect location for exploring Montreux, Vevey and the other lakeside cities. The directions from the train station to the apartment were fantastic and we easily found it and received the keys from Diane's mother. We were greeted with a tasty box of snacks and a very tidy apartment. We were also given our Montreux Riviera cards which were immensely helpful for traveling in the area. The view from the balcony was beautiful and the location made it easy to get to a lot of different places. The apartment doesn't have a full kitchen which could have been a problem,but but we only really needed the microwave and refrigerator so it wasn't. Our check-out was was easy and Diane was extremely friendly (as anticipated from our email exchanges)! I would 100% stay in this location again when visiting this region.
The photos are perfectly accurate and the studio was darling! Great views and a peaceful neighborhood a close walk to the water and even closer to a bus stop.
The hosts thought of everything - a comfortable bed, plenty of essentials like paper towels, toilet paper, towels, dishes and flatware, plastic containers to store food, storage, TV, radio, clock, small refrigerator, microwave, dishwashing soap, list of places to see, important contact information (incl. emergency), etc. There is no A/C but even in the heat of August it was completely comfortable with the window and balcony door open. Great water pressure for the shower was also nice. There's an elevator and laundry and trash in the basement of the building. You can really feel like you're in the "real" day-to-day life of the Swiss (particularly when you're there as long as we were - 2 weeks).
The only things to point out: 1) there's no "real" kitchen, but if you don't need a stove/oven/dishwasher you should be fine, 2) there's no phone/internet, 3) to get "into the action" of Montreux or Vevey, you will need to hop on the bus for a short ride (the host was able to provide an unlimited bus pass for the duration of our trip). 4) Around 9p and sometime in the morning, the next door neighbor has a smoke on his/her balcony. As a non-smoker, I could just dismiss it as a "European" thing, but if someone has severe allergies, it could be an issue. Obviously, the hosts have no control over this.
For us, it was as perfect as I could hope for! I couldn't be happier with our stay.
This studio is very conveniently located about half way between Montreux and Vevey, close to the lake shore promenade and markets. The studio was as advertised and we were very happy with our stay. "Sundowners" on the deck watching the sun set over the alps was hard to take!