Fodor's Expert Review Hôtel des Trois Couronnes

49 rue d'Italie, Vevey, Vaud, 1800, Switzerland Fodor's Choice

Honeycombed by dramatic atrium stairwells that look down on marble columns and gleaming floors inlaid with golden coronets, this regal landmark was Henry James's home base when he wrote (and set here) the novella Daisy Miller. Burgundy brocade with floral swags and coverlets contrast boldly with striped wallpaper in generously sized guest rooms. The spa, called Puressens (Pure Senses), offers a full range of restorative services that are a relaxing extension to time spent in the lower-level pool. A vast lakefront terrace overlooks the pollards, the promenade, and the steamers plying the lake.

PROS

  • from valet to spa attendant, the staff is superb
  • perfect balance of modern refinement and history
  • long indoor pool makes swimming laps a pleasure

CONS

  • noise wafts up into rooms from terrace parties
  • Sunday brunch doesn't live up to its former reputation
  • some rooms could benefit from a freshening up

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Classic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-9233200

HOTEL DETAILS

71 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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