A Relaxing Stay at Le Mirador Resort & Spa Vevey

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Le Mirador Resort Hotel Spa Hopping with Swiss Deluxe Hotels

A Relaxing Stay at

Le Mirador Resort & Spa Vevey

With a delicious Japanese Highlight

Le Mirador Resort Hotel Spa Hopping with Swiss Deluxe Hotels

The View at Le Mirador Resort & Spa

Le Mirador Resort & Spa 5 star hotel in Vevey was originally built in 1904 as a medical retreat called Mon Repos by J.-H. Collombet, and arriving at the hotel with its stunning views, you can see why! However you’re feeling when you enter, once you catch sight of this view, you feel better straight away.

Hotel lobby at Le Mirador Vevey Switzerland

Stunning Location

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The stunning views stretch right across Lake Geneva from Montreux to Lausanne and beyond. Constantly changing with the time of day and the weather, they are truly mesmerising. The location in Chardonne, Vaud at Le Mont-Pèlerin is above the town of Vevey, is a tranquil spot and just a short distance from the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux vineyards.

The Lavaux UNESCO World Heritage Vineyards

Many famous people have passed through this building including the French composer, Maurice Ravel who stayed there in 1934 to recuperate from an injury. There is a funicular 3 minutes walk from the hotel which takes you down to the lake, and it’s just a short walk then to the centre of Vevey. On the journey down you can enjoy some exceptional views.

Bedrooms at Le Mirador Vevey

We were staying in a Junior Suite in the newer part of the hotel. This was our second time of staying and both times we have found the bedrooms and bathrooms to have been spacious and well designed with all the amenities you could wish for. The wifi was good and there was a Nespresso coffee machine and a little fridge stocked with complimentary soft drinks.

In addition to the shower and double wash basins we also had a bath tub too – something I very much cherish.

Suite bedroom at Le Mirador Vevey Switzerland

The bedroom also had a spacious private terrace equipped with a couple of loungers and a small table and chairs and the most fantastic view imaginable. It was so addictive that I even got up early in the morning to check the sunrise – and this is speaking as someone who is definitely not an early bird!

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Delicious Food and Restaurants

There are two main restaurants, Le Patio and Hinata, the Japanese Restaurant and you can also eat out at the Bar Lounge and Terrace too.

For the Winter months there are also 3 “Fondue Gondalas” which accommodate up to four people each and were previously used on the ski slopes in Gstaad.  You can see all the restaurants listed here.

Le Patio Restaurant

The patio at le Mirador Resort & Spa Vevey

We had a delicious breakfast in the Le Patio restaurant. Along with a generous array of cold dishes they also have a chef cooing hot egg dishes to order. There is plenty of comfortable seating inside Le Patio but we were lucky enough to be able to sit outside and enjoy our breakfast and the views outside in the early Autumn sunshine.

Hinata Japanese Restaurant

In the evening we were invited to dine at  the hotel’s Japanese restaurant Hinata. With its Zen design, breathtaking views and delicious Japanese cuisine, it really was one of the highlights of our stay.

Hinata Japanese Restaurant at Le Mirador Resort & Spa Vevey

Apparently the word “HINATA” means “Sunny place” and the hotel’s stylish Japanese restaurant certainly occupies a beautiful sunny spot adjacent to the panoramic terrace. However, because we were eager to see sunset over the lake we dined just after the sun had set.

Hinata Japanese Restaurant at Le Mirador Resort & Spa Vevey

When we arrived we met Chef Handoko who has worked all over the world in Japanese restaurants.

Hinata Japanese Restaurant Le Mirador Vevey

Indonesian by birth, he is passionate about Japanese cuisine and went to great lengths to explain the menu to us.

Saki Flight at Hinata Japanese Restaurant Le Mirador Vevey

He suggested we begin with the “Saki Flight” and we got to taste three different types of Saki which were all very different to each other and very more-is! Before we knew it, a tasty teriyaki chicken skewer amuse bouche arrived and next came an array of wonderful sushi.

Chicken skewer at Hinata Japanese Restaurant Le Mirador Vevey

Sushi at Hinata Japanese Restaurant at Le Mirador Resort & Spa Vevey

It all tasted delicious and the sushi came in a very generous portion! We chose a wine from the wine list and Handoko told us that all the wines had been selected so that they work well with Japanese food. There are local wines from the Lavaux and New World wines too, all of which compliment the menu.

Hinata Japanese Restaurant Le Mirador Vevey

We’ve only had Japanese salads a couple of times before and this one was totally delicious – it had so many textures and was crispy, creamy and so full of flavour.

Japanese food at Hinata Japanese Restaurant Le Mirador Vevey

Our main courses were absolutely wonderful. We had steak and salmon accompanied by Japanese style vegetables and it was all superb. The flavours all combined so well. (Because I had forgotten my camera, and the lighting is somewhat subdued, some of the photos are a little darker than we would have liked) – but it tasted delicious! Hinata is definitely a Japanese restaurant to visit if you’re in staying or living in the Vevey area!

Japanese food at Hinata Japanese Restaurant Le Mirador Vevey

We really enjoyed this wonderful Japanese meal and it was a pleasure meeting Chef Handoko and seeing his passion and expertise in creating the most delicious Japanese dishes.

Chef Hndoko Hinata Japanese Restaurant Le Mirador Vevey

After our meal we stepped out on the balcony to admire the ever changing view, this time sparkling with all the lights.

View from Le Mirador Resort & Spa vevey

Hinata Restaurant is open to non-residents as well as guests of the hotel and you can either reach the restaurant by car or by taking the funicular which serves the hotel.

Hinata Lunch & Swim Offer at Le Mirador

In fact you might be interested in trying out the hotel’s “LUNCH & SWIM OFFER”  which costs CHF 110 per person for a Japanese lunch followed by spa access from 2pm. It’s available from Wednesday to Friday and sounds like a wonderful idea!

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The Givenchy Spa

The Spa and Pool area is extensive with jacuzzi, hammer and sauna and again, it boasts fabulous views over the lake. It covers 1,750 m² offering plenty of space to relax in comfy chairs and loungers either on the terrace outside or around the pool.

The Spa and pool at Le Mirador Vevey

Meanwhile the Givenchy Spa has a vast array of fabulous treatments on offer from facials, to massages to manicures and pedicures. If you prefer to work out there is a newly renovated gym with lots of equipment to keep you busy. In addition the hotel also runs a number of classes during the week. I took the Bodysculpt class with Anna and it was amazing! It was quite tough, using bands and a step and other equipment, but you could go at your own pace and it was great fun.

The gm at Le Mirador Resort & Spa Vevey

Mirador Health & Wellness Center

The hotel also offers the Mirador Health & Wellness Center and the Center for aesthetic and restorative dentistry next door with preventative, integrative medicine and anti-ageing and dermatology treatments.

A Relaxing Stay at Le Mirador Resort & Spa Vevey

All in all, Le Mirador Resort & Vevey is an exceptional hotel. Its stunning views, fabulous cuisine (including the amazing Japanese restaurant Hinata), wonderful spa and helpful and friendly staff combine to make a most relaxing and enjoyable stay. It’s definitely a hotel to visit!

Le Mirador Resort & Spa Vevey

Address: Chemin de l’Hôtel Mirador 5, 1801 Chardonne

Tel: +41 21 925 11 11

Hinata Japanese Restaurant

Address: Chemin de l’Hôtel Mirador 5, 1801 Le Mont-Pèlerin

Tel: 021 925 11 11

Click here for Reservations

Lunch & Swim Offer: CHF 110 per person from Wednesday to Friday (spa access is from 2pm)

What Do Do In The Area

When you stay overnight at le Mirador you get a public transport ticket included, enabling you to explore the region. There is plenty to see and do including:

Top Things To Do in Vevey

The Fork in the Water in Vevey

Le Mirador Resort & Spa

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We stayed at the Le Mirador Resort & Spa as part of a press trip, but all views are our own.

Photos by Christina Fryer with selected photos of Hinata courtesy of Le Mirador

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