In the midst of school Summer vacation here in Switzerland, perfect for a little Mother – Daughter spa break! Off to Vevey a lovely spot nestled along the shores of Lake Geneva.
After a just over 2 hours train ride from Zurich we found ourselves in Vevey train station. The perfect welcome of course being a driver standing waiting for us with a sign holding our name. Nicely settled in our shuttle, off we go!
En route to our hotel – Le Mirador Resort & Spa – we notice several paintings on buildings and houses along the way of Charlie Chaplin. This is because Charlie Chaplin spent his last years in Vevey, Switzerland. Today his former home has been turned into a museum for all to visit.
We also discovered that many famous people, including Lady Gaga have stayed at Le Mirador Resort & Spa. The discrete nature of the hotel including separate entrances and even a helicopter pad on the roof make it ideal for remaining incognito.
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Le Mirador Resort & Spa, Vevey – Where Charlie Chaplin & Lady Gaga Meet!
The minute we walked into the reception area we realised there was something very special about this hotel and it’s location.
Our first instinct was to sit in the couch pictured below. However our better senses got hold of us and we managed to make it to the reception desk – smile!
A Junior Suite Prestige
We were given a lovely junior suite prestige. Someone was exceptionally happy with our walk in wardrobe – smile!
Personally I always love the special unique touches in a room. Here yummy mini cakes – just perfect after our train journey!
Of course our breaths were totally taken when walking onto our 20m square terrace with full lake and mountain view.
Having a little fun on the terrace…
If you’re anything like me you like to explore other rooms too so here are 2 more for you to look at.
A super special suite the can be extended to include other rooms for larger families. Also with full views over Lake Geneva.
You can literally sit in the bath, open the sliding door and feel as though you are bathing outside above the lake.
Suite in the original building:
The main building dates back to the early 1900’s, originally built as a medical clinic and then later turned into a hotel. There are plans to renovate the original building with the intention of keeping it in the same style. Giving guests the choice of modern contemporary or traditional baroque designed rooms.
Time for a Swim
The lovely large pool is located indoors but thanks to a fabulous glass domed ceiling and full length window fronts, you really have the feeling of being outdoors. I can imagine this being awesome in the winter months with snow outside!
Such a fabulous feeling relaxing outside on the terrace after our swim…
One of my most favourite past times has got to be enjoying hotel breakfasts. We had a lovely buffet here plus there is a friendly chef at the open kitchen just waiting to prepare whatever egg or waffle dish your heart desires…
Checking out the Medical and Spa areas:
This hotel really does offer so much more than one originally realises. Of course we were all expecting a spa but there is even a full blown medical centre – including dental treatment…
The hotel proudly hosts a Givenchy spa. This is a very rare commodity!
Each of the treatment rooms has a full view over the lake – awesome!
Super special are the private day spas you can book – be it for you and your partner alone or perhaps a small group (I mean they even have two showers in them).
Each private spa also has a full view over the lake – awesome!
A trip into Vevey:
A 5 minute walk up the drive brought us to the funicular that goes directly into the centre of Vevey.
Once in town Cassia (my daughter) and I did our traditional tourist lunch of a simple crepe in town – this always reminds us of our trips to Paris together.
Then it was sauntering around town for a touch of shopping.
We have a few super tips for you!
Bravo – a fabulous concept store filled with Swiss made products (top left)
Boutique la Belle Epoque – for the cutest collection of straw bags (bottom left)
Un Amour Vache – also great Swiss souvenirs plus online store. (right)
Coolest cafe in town – according to us – HOKTA – a great place to buy some local food souvenirs!
Despite heat waves during the day, each evening cooled down substantially and the first evening even saw a massive storm hence this funny pre dinner picture trying to grab hold of everything!
Each evening we tried a local wine – it was so cute being told that we could see the vineyard from where we were sitting.
Next visit my daughter promised to go e-biking through the lovely vineyards with me (mind you next visit I think it’s my hubby who wants to join – smile).
Food was fabulous – with an amuse bouche each evening followed by starter, main and of course desert.
You really need to try the stone cooking meals though. It is a little like cooking your own food right at your very own table but much easier and with more style – smile!
Not to mention the fabulous fish dishes… and a little look at desert.
Other fun things to do:
- There is a large Tibetan Monestary just next door – certainly worth a visit.
- Chillon Castle – another must see just a little way along the Lake of Geneva.
- Indoor climbing – perfect for that rainy day (no experience necessary)
- Go for a boat trip
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