Fodor's Expert Review L'Hôtel Baron Tavernier

Rte. de la Corniche, Chexbres, Vaud, 1071, Switzerland

Lodging high up on the Corniche Road yields superlative views with elegant comfort. The inn is named after 17th-century author and adventurer Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, and its entry is stocked with stained glass, porcelain, and metalwork similar to the trove brought back from his travels to Persia, Africa, and the Orient. Guest rooms are clad in honey and green with marbled bathrooms and private balconies. Le Deck, an expansive terrace bar and eatery connected by a crosswalk, is tethered above the lake like a hot-air balloon.

PROS

  • jaw-dropping views of lake, vineyards, and mountains
  • solitude adjacent to wine trails and cellar doors
  • small spa area with many treatment options

CONS

  • overflow crowds drawn to outdoor restaurant on weekends
  • complicated to access without a car
  • although friendly, service can be slow

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-9266000

HOTEL DETAILS

11 rooms, 7 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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