My spontaneous night away to Le Mirador hotel, just above Chardonne, ended up being an absolutely delightful decision. After arriving to the train station in Vevey, I had lunch by the water, then took the Vevey Funicular to the top of Mont Pelerin. It was shockingly steep as train routes go. The entrance to the hotel is just at the top and easy to navigate on foot. The hotel itself is an interesting mix of very modern and very old fashioned. After getting a bit lost between floors, I learned that the junior suites were all incredibly modern and my basic hallway kept a sort of creepy, old fashioned bordeaux vibe.
The key feature of the hotel is the views, which I enjoyed from the lobby, Le Patio restaurant, and of course, the pool deck.
Lucky for me the blood red common areas lead to a much more tranquil (and exceptionally clean) room. Still old fashioned, but more on the traditional side than dated. The bed was extremely comfy.
The room was rather elegant with its large desk and fainting chair.
There was plenty of storage too.
The view from my room looked dead on into the car entrance. Wheee.
However, looking to the right, I had an excellent view of the lake from above.
Le Mirador was definitely a special occasion spot with it’s fantastic restaurant and Givenchy spa. I’d look forward to returning again for an overnight. Thanks for a great time and to ending the pandemic in style.