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Old Sep 12, 06, 6:41 pm
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I'm planning a trip to Evian for next summer, and would be very grateful for feedback on the new Hilton there (what are the rooms like? breakfast? is there much road noise?) as well as any comments on nearby restaurants/activities. Thanks.
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Old Sep 13, 06, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by arodin
I'm planning a trip to Evian for next summer, and would be very grateful for feedback on the new Hilton there (what are the rooms like? breakfast? is there much road noise?) as well as any comments on nearby restaurants/activities. Thanks.
Hey--we may be there at the same time, arodin. I just booked four nights, two rooms using HHONORS points. Had no trouble getting the dates I want. I too look forward to getting feedback on what to expect.
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Old Sep 14, 06, 6:02 am
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hi
will be going to evian hilton next week booked 2 rooms on a get together package ( second room half price) booking code PR09GT.
will fill you in when i return LOL
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Old Sep 28, 06, 4:34 pm
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Thumbs up Hilton Evian-les-Bains Trip Reports and Reviews

Just finished a weeks stay with my parents in the new evian hilton.
stayed on a get-together rate ( second room 50% discount)

Must say very very nice hotel.
fantastic views of the lake and mountain range 2 minns from the Evian harbour for the boat that comes and goes from lausanne.
30 minute crossing
Hotel offered to pick us up at the ferry
we arrived early so walked
infact its not even 5 minns you see the hilton on the left as you come in with the boat.
The offer to come and pick us up with the luggage would have been accepted
with many thanks if it had been raining

fantastic diamond treatment
upgrade exec room lake view with balcony (we loved it) what a view, free breakfast and 25 euro credit (each room)for the mini bar. not to mention a little tray of goodies every day in each room

Staff are fantastic all very freindly and welcoming, the doormen are great guys they gave us many tips on what to do where go.they even dropped my folks off 10km down the road so as they could go for a walk round a nice castle further along the lake. they even picked them up again. THATS SERVICE.
Hotel was very quiet. infact not 100% finished but certainly no building site
lovely pool and grounds
When we were there the lounge was not opened. i think this is why we got the 25 euro minibar credit; I was told they will open it some time in october.
asked to have a little visit; looks very inviting would say full bar and there will be a nice big terrace reminded me of the terrace in sorrento without the pool ; there is the beautiful lake to look at
they also have Budda bar spa which will open in the coming 2 months
if its anything like their pool it will be heaven.

Breakfast was enjoyed by all (french toast loved it)
diner 4 evenings in the hotel food looks good and tastes even better
try the lamb on a bed of spinich and tomato maybe sounds wild but tasted great. the veg mousaka must have been prepared by a greek granny in the kitchen. hope she is there when i return
all the restaurant team could not have been freindlier or more attentive
especially the ones in the morning. its been a long time since i have had such
a good service at breakfast

Evian is a very quiet town every thing dies down after 7 so its not for party goers So if you are looking for a place to chill out and relax. then get hilton evian onto your lists. you will love it.
maybe just one last thing its off season between october and march so i imagine it will be very low season.(maybe some deals going)
I paid 1st room 155 euros and second room 78 euros. available online from hilton i used code PRO9GT 2 rooms 2 adults
just dont expect to swim in the lake.
go for the pool 28 very nice
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Old Sep 29, 06, 6:22 am
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Thanks for sharing. I've been thinking of stopping thre next spring.
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Old Sep 29, 06, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by dd64
Just finished a weeks stay with my parents in the new evian hilton.
Appreciate your review--the photos I have seen to date don't tell very much. I have booked two rooms for four nights next summer. From what I read in the guide books, Evian is the perfect place to use for day trips to Lausanne and Geneva.
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Old Sep 30, 06, 2:50 pm
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[QUOTE=travelexpert]Appreciate your review--the photos I have seen to date don't tell very much. I have booked two rooms for four nights next summer. From what I read in the guide books, Evian is the perfTE]
ect place to use for day trips to Lausanne and Geneva.[/QUO

Really good place to use for day trips. you get the boat to lausanne every 2 hours and i think another to geneva takes about 3 and a half hours you can buy a swiss boat pass to use at ure leisure here is a link to the ferry boats

http://www.cgn.ch/Horaires/
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Old Nov 28, 06, 9:37 am
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any new trip report?
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Old Nov 28, 06, 6:13 pm
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Wow sounds like a great place. Sounds like a good alternative to the geneva "shag me baby" decor. Maybe even worth the drive, if you know what I mean
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Originally Posted by blackcomb View Post
any new trip report?
Just spent the night at the Evian Hilton myself. Stayed on one of the exec floors. Due to the slowness of business, the exec lounge is still mainly closed.

For example, they do not open the lounge for breakfast. Instead, you get free breakfast at the restaurant (which means a free full breakfast as compared to the continental breakfast planned in the lounge). The lounge is open in the evening, with some snacks and complimentary drinks.

Since 1 March, they've opened their spa. Very nice, and very pleasant staff.

Great hotel, very friendly staff. Because it's quiet, they do remember you, so you never have to tell reception in which room you are.

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Old Nov 1, 07, 8:10 am
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Evian-les-bains

Has anyone stayed at this hotel or is anyone familiar with the location? I did a search and came up almost empty handed save one or two posts. I'd like to know if it's in a scenic area with things to do nearby? The web site makes it appear to be fairly nice although it doesn't look like it should be a Category 6. Hard to tell by the pictures though.

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Here is a Trip report updated in May
http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthrea...vian-les-Bains

This isn't meant to be snarky, but is this one of the post that you've already read because you could have just posted in this thread.
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Old Nov 1, 07, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by Cheap Elite View Post
Here is a Trip report updated in May
http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthrea...vian-les-Bains

This isn't meant to be snarky, but is this one of the post that you've already read because you could have just posted in this thread.
Yes, you are so right, I could have, had it popped up. Type in evain-les-bains and you will get 2 posts neither of which was the one you posted. That link was very informative and it was just what I was looking for even though it was written over a year ago. Sorry to have annoyed you . In any case, thank you.

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Yes, you are so right, I could have, had it popped up. Type in evain-les-bains and you will get 2 posts neither of which was the one you posted. That link was very informative and it was just what I was looking for even though it was written over a year ago. Sorry to have annoyed you . In any case, thank you.
No worries, you didn't annoy me, it just wasn't clear if this is one of the posts you read.
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Old Nov 2, 07, 3:28 pm
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Excellent Stay in Evian-Les-Bains Aug 2007

Had excellent treatment as a gold member on a 3 night paid stay with my husband and parents this year.We had booked the cheapest rooms on an advance purchase rate. Both rooms were upgraded to the executive deluxe rooms. These were huge rooms with a balcony looking out over the front of the hotel across the lake. My room contained a 1/4 bottle champagne, a nice note from the manager and Pierre Marcolino chocolates.
The rooms were modern and spacious with good hanging space, a desk, excellent bed and a very spacious bathroom with separate shower.
Staff were very helpful and we were allowed to use the executive lounge prior to the check in time.
The lounge was amazing. Branded champagne, good wines and beers and some nibbles. Plus an open terrace looking over towards lac leman .It did not open till midday ( so breakfast here is not an option) but we were given free breakfasts in the main restaurant which was excellent.
Leisure facilities were the best I've ever seen in a hotel. Indoor and outdoor pool with sauna steam, soaking tubs and a huge well-appointed gym with very up-to-date equipment ( including tv monitors on each piece of equipmment). The theme is very zen and restful.
Staff were warm and friendly .Cocktails in the bar and a simple meal in the less formal restaurant were well prepared and served with a smile.
The hotel is next to the Evian day spa where you can buy treatments or day packages. The underwater vaseline massage was incredible.
There is a small casino in Evian ( nothing like a Vegas casino I should warn my American colleagues!). Nice walk alongside the prom.
The town centre was sweet, and on a Summer Saturday evening the main street of restaurants was buzzing with street musicians etc.
The ferry crosses Lake Geneva to Lausanne and there is a medieval village Yvoire which is supposed to be very pretty and is accessible by the ferries which leave from the harbour 200 yards from the main entrance.
The hotel can arrange transport to and from Geneva airport for approx130 euros.
I can highly recommend this hotel and the town. We wish that we'd spent at least 4 days there.
Please feel free to e-mail me with questions
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