Geneva is one of Switzerland’s premier tourist destinations. That’s due to Geneva’s many attractions, from the iconic Jet d’Eau to the Old Town. You can relax at Parc de La Perle du Lac, learn about the universe at CERN, and even climb the Salève. In other words, there are plenty of reasons to plan a trip to this beautiful city.
And if you do plan to visit you’ll need to choose from one of Geneva’s 130 hotels. To help you out we’ve compiled four of the best hotels you ought to check out. Take a look:
Tiffany Hotel offers good value accommodation. The rooms (starting at £138 a night) are cosy with big comfortable beds. The in-house wellness centre is state of the art, with modern Technogym equipment, multi-sensory Alphasphère Loungers, a spa, and a massage room.
The Tiffany Restaurant, meanwhile, is well known among Genevans for its flavourful offerings, which are delicately prepared using fresh local produce. If you want the best value for money for a luxury hotel in the city then this is the place to stay.
Hotel d’Angleterre exudes class, from its British architecture-inspired facade to its elegantly decorated parlours. Its rooms (starting at £283 a night) are individually designed, with touches of the eccentric, the elegant, and the modern. But what makes Hotel d’Angleterre stand out is the personalised yoga classes and soothing massages offered by their trained staff.
You can even hire the hotel’s service car (a Bentley Arnage). Not to mention Hotel d’Angleterre offers front-row views of the majestic Jet d’Eau fountain. On clear days you might even get a good glimpse of the summit of Mont Blanc. Simply Hotel d’Angleterre checks all the boxes: class, impeccable service, spectacular views, and reasonable prices.
Hotel President Wilson
Hotel President Wilson embodies luxury. The rooms (starting at just over £343 a night) are stylish and cosy and are equipped with Bang & Olufsen TVs and sound systems. The hotel features the world-famous La Mer Spa, with its exclusive treatments, indulgent skincare products, and relaxing heated pool.
The Hotel President Wilson has two of Geneva’s best restaurants – the Bayview (French cuisine) and the Arabesque (Lebanese delicacies). It is also home to the world’s most expensive suite, the Royal Penthouse Suite. The Telegraph’s feature on the largest EuroMillions jackpot ever won notes that the suite costs €68,719 (£59,279). This means the anonymous UK ticket holder, who won the record €197 million (£168.76 million) jackpot last month, could stay here 2,867 days in a row if he or she wanted. Today the jackpot is much lower, as Lottoland details how the current EuroMillions jackpot stands at €34 million (£29 million), which would mean any potential winner would ‘only’ be able to stay a mere 489 times.
If you book a stay at the Hotel President Wilson’s Royal Penthouse Suite, even for just a night, you will get the entire top floor of the hotel with a panoramic view of the beautiful Lake Geneva. You will also get access to your own fitness room, an ultra-modern home entertainment system, and a private chef and chauffeur. Just make sure you bring the company, as the suite has 12 luxury bedrooms.
Mandarin Oriental Geneva
Comfort and luxury are the hallmarks of the Mandarin Oriental Geneva. The rooms (starting at £ 429 a night) embody effortless elegance and are luxurious and spacious. The 24-hour fitness centre is state of the art, while the on-site dining options are highly acclaimed.
The hotel’s signature restaurant is the Rasoi by Vineet, with its sumptuous Indian dishes from Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia. The Mandarin Oriental Geneva also has its own beauty studio, with products from L. Raphael. Everything about this hotel is centred on comfort and luxury. So if budget is not a concern then the Mandarin Oriental Geneva should be high on your accommodation list.