One of the world’s foremost cosmopolitan and super sleek cities, Geneva really is one of a kind. There’s no doubt that your trip will be pricey no matter how long you’re staying, but it’s the wealth of diverse culture and natural attractions that sets this city apart from the other European greats.
With the Alps on one side and Lake Geneva on the other, there’s plenty of sightseeing opportunities in Geneva, and because it is the European headquarters of the United Nations, the city is at the forefront of modern architecture. Furthermore, when it comes to accommodation, Geneva is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, so here’s a short guide to help you get settled upon visiting this spectacular city.
There’s only one hotel to stay in when visiting the heart of Geneva’s Old Town, and that’s Hôtel Bel’Espérance. Not only is the location well suited to tourists, but this hotel is also known for its extras, such as free breakfast and Wi-Fi. Cheap and cheerful, this hotel is a tourist’s dream and perfect if you’re working to a tight budget.
Hotel de la Paix
Built in 1856 and renovated in 2006, Hotel de la Paix offers guests beautifully decorated rooms, elegant shared spaces and luxury dining, with a boutique theme throughout.
Popular with businesses for its state-of-the-art conference facilities, this hotel combines superb service with the latest technologies so that guests’ stay is nothing less than exemplary.
Whether you’re visiting Geneva for a week or a weekend, Hotel de la Paix has everything you need to feel at home, with 15 luxury suites to cater for every taste and style.
In Geneva, there are two types of luxury – most of the city’s hotels fall into one category, and La Reserve falls into the other.
With 17 spectacular suites and 85 rooms offering the best of classic living, La Reserve is a 10-acre retreat and spa that has preserved true elegance for many years.
From oiled wood floors to silk sheets, mosaics to marble, La Reserve aims to personalise each of its guests’ stay, so expect a service like no other.
Another of Geneva’s boutique establishments, the Tiffany Hotel is classic luxury at its finest. Not only is it located in the city centre, but this offers a vibe unlike any other in the city.
It’s cosy but vibrant, modern but subdued. With services including valet laundry, a 24-hour bar and WiFi, the Tiffany Hotel is perfect for a family holiday in Geneva.
One of the most popular hotels in the city, this hotel combines its great location with even better room rates, making it the ideal place to stay for families.
The staff are friendly, the rooms are charming, and the restaurant is welcoming – especially to children.
Located just steps from Lake Geneva, Eastwest is as understated as they come. The building is a boutique period property, contemporary in design with a surprisingly sleek interior.
It’s the peaceful ambiance that makes this hotel stand out, and with is innovate cuisine and discreet service, this establishment is perfect for those making a brief trip to Geneva.
Situated on the shore of Lake Geneva, this is without doubt one of the most stylish and contemporary hotels in the city.
After a refurbishment in 2002, this 1872 hotel has become one of Geneva’s most iconic places to stay when visiting the city, with a view of the lake greeting guests as they walk out onto their balconies.
With wonderfully crafted rooms and state of the art facilities, this 5 star establishment was awarded Switzerland’s Leading Hotel in 2008.
Many of Beau-Rivage’s guests comment on its great location, along with its beautiful rooms and classic living luxury. A particular highlight is the bar, which serves bespoke cocktails into the early hours of the morning!
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