Nestled on the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva, Chateau d’Ouchy is located on the site of a 12th century fortress. The Chateau provides a tranquil atmosphere in refined luxury surroundings with spectacular views of the Alps.
Deluxe Lake Room
We were shown to our room – a Deluxe Lake Room, which as you can imagine by the name offered unparalleled views across the lake and surrounding mountains.The room was incredibly spacious, designed with a very elegant yet modern style.The open plan bathroom is a beautiful feature, decorated in relaxing muted tones it really added to the peaceful atmosphere. Boasting a bath tub, luxury robes and a range of L’Occitane products, it had all of the amenities you could need.
A Rich History
A beautiful mixture of modern design elements in a historic setting is very much the vibe of this enchanting hotel.When entering, you are greeted by a unique glass roofed courtyard which is home to the Lounge Bar – highlighting the grand medieval tower.The only original structure of the Chateau, the Dungeon Tower is now listed as a historical monument. Built in 1177, this part of the hotel outdates Lausanne itself!
Morning treatsBreakfast at Chateau d’Ouchy is included with the room, served in the dining room with amazing lake views, it’s a great start to the day. From fresh coffee to delicious baked goods and yoghurt with a wonderful selection of toppings, you’ll be left feeling energised and ready to explore.Unfortunately, we were unable to eat dinner at the restaurant as it was fully booked – so I would recommend making reservations in advance. We did stop to indulge in a hot chocolate (who can resist?) and it was really good!
The Verdict Ouchy is a charming place by the lake, even with the misty weather we really enjoyed walking around the area and taking in the beautiful natural scenery. I must say, the views from Chateau d’Ouchy are really something special – I would love to return in the summer!
Chateau d’Ouchy is perfectly located to explore the lake area and the city centre is within easy reach. A beautiful and unique hotel, that provides a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. The rooms offer a real touch of luxury, the perfect place to spend a weekend!
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Disclaimer: We stayed as a guest of Chateau d’Ouchy. However, as always, all opinions and photography are my own.