Lake Geneva


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About Lake Geneva

Europe's largest lake, separating some of Switzerland and France, this glittering stretch of water is much more than just an impressive statistic and political boundary. It's spectacularly beautiful, with views of the alps on one side, charming rows of lush vineyards to another, and pretty châteaux and smaller towns dotted all the way around it. These offer wonderful peace and tranquility, and one of them is where milk chocolate was invented, but if you want a richer cultural experience some of the best places to stay on Lake Geneva are the lake's main cities, Geneva and Lausanne. All of which means that there's a wide range of properties to choose from too: charming rural B&Bs, excellent restaraunts with rooms and top notch luxury hotels to satifsy even the pickiest of customers.

We’ve started our recommendations with a quick review of the different cities, towns and villages we recommend, but if you’re only interested in hotels they’re just below.

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Where to Stay - which town?

  • Geneva was originally settled because of its strategic position, straddling the Rhone at the south west end of the lake, where there's a shallow crossing point. It boasts spectacular views of the Alps and the Jura plus a heritage listed old town full of small bars, cafes and boutiques lining winding, cobbled streets. The lakeside is pretty too. In fact Geneva is a wealthy cosmopolitan city full of pretty spots, great shopping, good restaurants and interesting museums.
  • Lausanne also has a medieval centre, dominated by a Gothic cathedral, and an annual civic calendar dominated by arty festivals and events, but it's not quite as polished at Geneva. Smaller, and possibly trendier, Lausanne is a great place for foodies and students. If you're looking for the best lake views climb the Sauvabelin Tower.
  • As well as the museums and galleries of Geneva and the cellars of Lausanne, consider the beaches - and palm trees - of Montreux. As well as watersports, Montreux has always been known for its popularity with writers, artists and musicians (it hosts a popular Jazz Festival every summer), and it's also the closest town to the fairytale Château de Chillon.
  • Or there’s Vevey, on the North shore of Lake Geneva. To the British, this town may be most familiar as the final home of Charlie Chaplin, but he is just one of many famous residents who have called Vevey home: Dostoevsky, Victor Hugo, James Mason, Shania Twain are some other famous residents. Vevey is where milk chocolate was invented in 1875 and is still the headquarters of Nestle. Fittingly, you'll find here the museum Alimentarium (of Nutrition) and Nestle's own discovery centre (popular with both adults and kids alike) The Nest.
  • Évian-les-Bains on the French side of the lake, is still best know for its luxurious waters — now available worldwide — but this Belle Époque treasure is more than just a picturesque spa town with its own ‘youth juice’. Évian is also a town of beautiful parks and graceful architecture, pretty squares, narrow lanes and small cafes and restaurants.
  • Closer to Geneva than Évian, and almost directly opposite Lausanne, Thonon-les-Bains is another French Belle Époque spa town boasting a charming town centre with plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants. It doesn’t have famous water, but it does have an attractive château, and there are some great value accommodation options here.
  • Yvoire is just a village really, on the French southern shore of the lake close to Thonon-les-Bains, but what makes it special is that it was beautifully fortified in the 14th century, and those walls and fortifications remain, surrounding the charming, historic town inside with its bijoux bistros, boutiques, little galleries and medieval treasures. Yvoire also has a 14th century château. And all of these pleasures add up to making this little village feature regularly on the official list of ‘The Most Beautiful Villages in France’.
  • Nyon is about mid-way between Geneva and Lausanne, so it’s a good place for someone to build a beautiful, white chateau, something reminiscent of drawings in fairytales. These days it’s a sort of middle base for many people, and has some of the lake’s best museums and galleries, outside Geneva and Lausanne. And maybe to make up for being a sort of smaller sibling, it plays host to a packed schedule of annual festivals and events. It’s beautiful too, surrounded by vineyards, and on a gentle slope towards the water that means that many hotels have views over the tops of the hotels in front of them.
  • Just outside Lausanne, only a few kilometres to the east, Lutry is a charming medieval village founded by monks in the 11th century. With its pretty waterfront, and its main street lined with boutiques, galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants, Lutry makes a quiet alternative to Lausanne for anyone who wants to be close to the thick of things, but not stay somewhere busy: it’s under ten minutes on the train between them, or 20 minutes on a ferry.
  • Just to the east of Lutry, about five kilometres, is Cully, another small, charming, lakeside village, this time known for its winegrowers. Just behind Cully are Riex and Epesses, where many of the best local wines grow.
  • Morges is another wine-growing village close to Lausanne. It’s pretty, with a charming waterfront, and squat château, but what makes Morges most special is that its position on the lake is almost directly opposite Mont Blanc, so the views are quite something. Especially during its famed tulip festival which runs between mid-April and Mid-May.
  • But it’s Aigle that’s the wine capital of the Vaud region, and it’s got some beautiful local castles and châteaux to prove it! Along with a carpet of vines growing all over the softly undulating slopes of this southeastern end of Lake Geneva. There are some excellent places to eat, as well as drink here, and while the narrow streets of the old town might smell somewhat of red wine it’s the local chablis that Aigle is famous for.
  • If you're here for rest and recuperation, the thermal baths at Lavey des Bains will tempt.
  • There are plenty of challenges for walkers and hikers all around the lake, but the southeastern corner, near Aigle, is closest to the Vaud Alps and the dramatic shadow of the Diablerets glacier.

Most of the cities and towns on the lake are served by boats allowing you an extra scenic exploration route. Lake Geneva is also a beautiful spot for a road trip - you might even want to consider choosing two or three of the best places to stay on Lake Geneva and then hopping between them.

The Best Places to Stay on Lake Geneva

For a room with a view

  • Vevey’s Hotel des Trois Couronnes is a luxury lakeside hotel and spa benefitting from 172 years of practice and tradition. Its stately facade overlooks the lake and the Alps beyond, and the best of its 71 rooms and suites do too. The terrace restaurant is renowned, and has a Michelin star, there’s an extremely luxurious spa — considered to be one of Switzerland’s best, there are chandeliers in the gym — and its list of former patrons is extremely impressive.
  • Lausanne’s Beau Rivage Palace is a wonderfully old grande dame hotel, with 161 luxurious rooms and suites with all the trimmings, including opulent decor and stupendous views cross the lake to the snow capped Alps and beyond. The best rooms are those with balconies. There’s also an award-winning spa, both indoor and outdoor pools, a buzzy cocktail bar that attracts visitors from all round the lake and a restaurant with two Michelin stars. And it’s surrounded by ten acres of private, landscaped gardens.
  • Geneva’s Hotel d’Angleterre is an elegant five-star hotel in an enviable location by the lake, overlooking the Jet d’Eau from the opposite side of the water. From its many-windowed exterior you’d think this was a large hotel, but it has just 45 rooms and suites, individually, and opulently, decorated with all sorts of beautiful, and varied, antiques and interesting treasures. This is the sort of hotel which offers a range of dining choices, including private dining, and there’s a glamorous bar for the evenings, and afternoon tea for the afternoons. Luxurious and very memorable.
  • The impressive Grand Hotel du Lac on Vevey’s waterfront is another luxurious hotel with incredible lake views, which stretch up to the Alps. This hotel offers contemporary luxury, with 50 rooms and suites, the best with private balconies, a choice of restaurants: ‘Les Saisons’ restaurant with its Michelin star, and ‘La Veranda’ for more casual dining and local dishes. Plus there's a spa with outdoor pool.

For Traditional Elegance

  • The Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues is a grande dame of Geneva, sitting elegantly against the waterfront right beside the Port du Mont-Blanc. Its 115 rooms and suites range from classically elegant to palatial, decorated in a riot of brocade and toile de jouy in soft blues and greens, and the best of them have private balconies as well as incredible lake views. There’s a rooftop pool too, with a terrace, and another terrace associated with the bar, which is definitely a place to see and be seen.
  • The Hotel de la Cigogne is a a beautiful, beautifully appointed, family-owned hotel in the heart of Geneva’s Old Town. Its 52 spacious rooms and suites are all individually decorated with carefully chosen antiques, and some really beautiful furniture and interesting art. The romantic restaurant is panelled with mahogany, to set the intimate, Belle Époque tone.
  • The Lausanne Palace’s grand, historic exterior houses a five-star hotel that really sparkles with luxury and turn of the 20th century grandeur. There are 138 rooms and suites, a state-of-the-art spa with a specialist AVEDA hair spa, and four restaurants, one with a Michelin star. It deserves its title.

For romance

  • Lausanne’s Château d'Ouchy is an historic, 12th century castle turned chic, 50 room hotel, right across the road from the lake. The decor is elegant, befitting the regal exterior, but in an understated way. The best rooms are those with the best views, and we also appreciate the pool, spa and terrace restaurant offering seasonal dishes from locally sourced ingredients.
  • The Hotel Tiffany is a chic, Art Nouveau era property in the heart of Geneva, with 65 elegant, luxurious, rooms decorated with contemporary art. The restaurant is well known and well regarded and the bar is glamorous.

For a complete escape

  • The Hotel Restaurant du Port is a stunning lakeside hotel in Yvoire, boasting a superb restaurant. Charming rooms feature wood panelling, crisp white linen and quaint balconies to take in the gorgeous view. During the summer dine on regional classics, whilst soaking up the sun on the terrace. Fabulous.
  • The Chateau de Coudree is a 12th century castle turned 19 room hotel overlooking Lake Geneva. There are plenty of original features to add charm, and some which aren’t original but are still relatively old, like wood panelling, detailed ceilings and delicate wall coverings. The restaurant is impressive, and the Bar Renaissance is like an historic pub. There’s also an outdoor pool and wonderful terrace overlooking the lake.
  • The Auberge de Confignon is in a village just outside Geneva — but still only 20 minutes by bus from the city centre. People who stay here are here for the peace and the food, both of which are simple and wholesome, though the food is also gourmet.

For families

  • The Edelweiss Hotel is a quintessentially Swiss hotel and restaurant, like a Swiss chalet transported to the centre of town, complete with fondue restaurant and nightly yodelling. Think wood-lined rooms, fireplaces, and long, alpine horns mounted to the walls. There are family rooms and babysitting services offered, and let’s be frank, your kids are probably going to love it.
  • La Réserve is an ultra-luxurious but family-friendly hotel in a beautiful landscaped park in Bellevue, along the lake from Geneva. There are 102 rooms and suites, with a warm and welcoming style, plus a choice of resort-style pools, a heavenly spa, tennis courts, a kid’s games room and plenty to do.
  • The Villa Cecile is a pretty, 15 room hotel close to the lake in Yvoire. The contemporary rooms have crisp, neat furnishings and balconies with lake views and the family suite can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children. There’s also a pool, a spa and beautiful gardens. And the restaurant is know for its healthy, regional cuisine.
  • For luxury and a hillside location with really stunning views book into Le Mirador. Its sixty three rooms and suites all have incredible lake views, and are decorated with contemporary elegance in mind, and the family suites are really spacious. There’s also a children’s play area and they can providing babysitting. The adults in your party with probably be more swayed by the Givenchy spa, the piano bar and fine dining Le Patio restaurant.

For great value

  • The Tralala Hotel is located in the heart of old Montreux and offers sleek contemporary accommodation that won't break the bank, in an historic 17th century building. The property evokes the spirit of the annual Jazz festival with rooms themed around the likes of Alicia Keys, Santana and Deep Purple.
  • Montreux’s La Rouvenaz Hotel and Restaurant enjoys a good location by the lake. It is simple but smart with modern spacious rooms - some with balconies overlooking the lake. The restaurant serves fantastic Italian cuisine.
  • Au Fil de L'eau is a delightful little hotel and restaurant, with seven simply, and individually decorated rooms with private balconies, some overlooking the lake. The restaurant is very well regarded locally, and the location, between Vevey and Montreux, is a great base for exploring the lake.

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Travel Information

  • Geneva Airport is just four kilometres from the centre of Geneva, which you can easily reach by bus, train, taxi or shuttle. And the train transfer is free to air passengers, and only takes about six minutes to the central station. A taxi will take you around 25 minutes. Lausanne is about 45 minutes away on the train, but Geneva is still the closest airport.
  • If you want to hire a car - which we advise if you want to see more of the lake and the alps - we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars. There’s no car ferry on the lake, but the views from the road are often breathtaking.
  • As with much of Europe, Lake Geneva is busiest during the summer months, but the climate is quite pleasant all year round and temperatures aren’t extreme. You’re surrounded by the Alps, so if you visit during winter you have access to the snow, and of course those beautiful views, but during the summer you can swim in the lake. Autumn is changeable and it can be rainy, but from mid-Spring the days are getting drier and longer and sunnier.

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Best Hotels in Lake Geneva

  • La Rouvenaz Montreux 17 rooms from £125

    Local exploring  -  Twenty minutes from Lake Geneva with unspoilt views, right from your bed
    Value chic  -  Great value for this area
    Great walks  -  Take a walk along the 10km Montreux Promenade and enjoy its fantastic views of Lake Geneva.
    Sights nearby  -  Marvel at the 1000 year-old Chillon Castle less than two miles away.
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    With a fabulous location on Lake Geneva, La Rouvenaz is a classy establishment. Its rooms are modern and spacious with some boasting fantastic views of the lake from adjoining balconies. Perfect for exploring the local area. A must for jazz lovers in July. See More

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  • Auberge de Confignon Geneva (Confignon) 14 rooms from £133

    Restaurant  -  The hotel bistro and restaurant are locally-renowned and serve traditional dishes, using fresh local products.
    Sights nearby  -  Conveniently close to Geneva and the Selève mountain.
    Secluded setting  -  Located in a small village on the outskirts of Geneva.
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    A gastronomic auberge tucked away in a village just outside Geneva. The locally renowned restaurant and its secluded setting are its main attractions, not to mention the wonderful mountain views from the terrace. Tranquility and local gourmet treats with easy access to Geneva. See More

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  • L'Auberge d'Hermance Hermance (Lake Geneva) 6 rooms from £141

    Country Escape  -  Set in the picturesque village of Hermance, within walking distance of Lake Geneva, this is quiet countryside perfection
    Romantic Break  -  With made-to-order picnic baskets available, couples love L'Auberge d'Hermance for a romantic break
    Hideaway  -  Nestled behind a flower-filled terrace, the quiet suites make a great hideaway holiday
    Diving  -  Try your hand at scuba diving during your stay with one of the local schools

    This intimate property is a stone's throw from Lake Geneva in the idyllic village of Hermance. Behind the pretty, flower-filled facade lie six individually designed rooms with luxurious quilts, original artworks and antique furniture. Offering a gourmet restaurant and made-to-order picnics. Superb! See More

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  • Eastwest Hotel Geneva 41 rooms from £165

    City Style  -  Contemporary décor, influenced by eastern and western traditions within the heart of Geneva.
    Restaurant  -  Inventive cuisine inspired by fresh market products in a refined and intimate setting. Perfect for a romantic evening dinner.
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the heart of the city, close to Lake Geneva.
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel

    A little oasis of tranquil chic close to Lake Geneva. Elegant contemporary rooms with rich colours, dark wood floors, mood lighting, and all the high-techery. Delicious fusion cuisine and a small gym and sauna. A charming city destination. See More

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  • Chateau de Coudree Sciez, Haute-Savoie 19 rooms from £152

    Total relaxation  -  A charming country retreat, with a large pool facing Lake Geneva and an extensive spa with hot tub and massage treatments.
    Weddings  -  The private beach area stretching down to the lake is an enchanting place to holding a wedding.
    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located for exploring the region, close to Evian and Geneva.
    Tennis  -  Guests should make the most of the on site courts and enjoy a friendly knockaround.
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    A 12th century castle in a spectacular location facing Lake Geneva. Rooms are opulent with wood panelling, delicate wall coverings and antique furniture. The award winning restaurant serves organic food and homemade pastries, and drinks are available at Bar Rennaisance. Evokes timeless elegance. See More

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  • Romantik Hotel Mont-Blanc au Lac Morges (Lake Geneva) 45 rooms from £186

    Active Holiday  -  There are lots of watersports activities available on Lake Geneva to keep you active, from windsurfing to kayaking and canoeing
    Romantic Break  -  The lake and mountain views, plus the cosy restaurant and garden, make this a great choice for couples
    Kayaking  -  Watersports clubs on the lake offer a variety of activities including kayaking
    Outstanding location
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    A classic lakeside property with stand-out views of Mont Blanc. Choose from individually styled rooms dressed in homely linens overlooking the water. Dine in the relaxed gourmet restaurant or out on the terrace. The hotel is in a great location for watersports lovers. A sleek and stylish choice. See More

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  • Hotel Des Trois Couronnes Vevey 71 rooms from £187

    5* Luxury  -  Everyone from Russian princesses to Saudi Sheikhs to Hollywood film stars has found it to their tastes
    Restaurant  -  Michelin-starred restaurant Les Trois Couronnes for fine dining, H3C restaurant is more casual
    Views  -  Views to die from the terrace overlooking Lake Geneva onto the towering Alps beyond
    Spa breaks  -  Puressens Destination Spa is one of the best in Switzerland
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Luxurious lakeside hotel and destination spa in the smart Montreux Riviera town of Vevey with 170-plus years of tradition behind it. Stately presence on Lake Geneva commands stunning Alpine views, combined with extreme comfort and classic Swiss five-star service ethos See More

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  • La Maison d'Igor Morges 7 rooms from £177

    Local exploring  -  A stylish stay within easy reach of Lake Geneva
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the romance of Nyon's picturesque Old Town.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    A plush hotel in the former home of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. Its chic, individually furnished rooms feature large windows that open out onto private terraces. Polished parquet flooring, manicured lawns and roll-top baths give it an air of luxury. Within minutes drive of Lake Geneva. See More

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  • Hotel Kipling Geneva 62 rooms from £178

    Families  -  Free kids' breakfast, family rooms, fully-fitted kitchenettes and video games delivered to your room — an ideal family break.
    City Style  -  Indies-inspired furniture, with rooms decorated in warm saffron and pepper colours.
    Sights nearby  -  The hotel will provide you with a card for free use of public transport, the perfect way to get around.
    Great walks  -  The hotel is just an eight minute walk from the beach of Lake Geneva.
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    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    A pleasure to walk into - a bright, modern and airy hotel with exotic influences. Impeccable rooms, decorated in warm saffron and pepper colours. Some hotel suites have fully fitted kitchenettes and Nespresso machines - perfect for groups or families. See More

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  • 9Hotel Paquis Geneva 54 rooms from £179

    Local exploring  -  Well positioned in the Paquis district of Geneva with many of the main attractions within walking distance
    Great walks  -  Take a walk along the shores of the famed Lake Geneva
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
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    A smart 3-star property conveniently set in the Paquis district of Geneva (close to the UN buildings). Well-appointed rooms have sink-into beds and luxury bathrooms. Larger suites have kitchenettes. An indoor pool and small spa make this a great city base. See More

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  • Hôtel Longemalle Geneva 58 rooms from £213

    City Style  -  A charming and refined hotel, decked out with mahogany woodwork, period furniture, high ceilings and chandeliers.
    Great walks  -  Only a few minutes walk to the English Garden and Lake Geneva's shores.
    Sights nearby  -  Under five minutes walking will lead you to St. Pierre Cathedral.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    Comfort and peace in this beautiful Belle Epoque inspired building. Baroque interiors - high ceilings, chandeliers, private lounges, huge mirrors, beautifully painted bedrooms. The triplex suite is outstanding with its private roof top terrace. Elegant and charming. See More

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  • Grand Hotel du Lac Vevey (Rue d'Italie 1) 50 rooms from £225

    Local markets  -  The Vevey - The Pleiades line leads you to a site full of tourist attractions in less than an hour
    Swimming Pool  -  An outdoor seasonal pool
    Lakeside  -  Facing Lake Geneva
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    A grand hotel facing Lake Geneva and the Alps. Elegant rooms blending traditional style décor with all modern comforts. Enjoy gourmet cuisine at Les Saisons, a Michelin starred restaurant or local dishes at La Véranda with an outdoor seating. A lovely spa and an outdoor pool. Super luxurious. See More

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  • Edelweiss Hotel Geneva 42 rooms from £196

    Families  -  A charming chalet with family rooms, babysitting and close proximity to both the lake and the city centre.
    Restaurant  -  A typically Alpine dining experience offering traditional dishes and Swiss fondues.
    Great walks  -  Great walks around the stunning lake, followed by Fondue and Raclette by the fire!
    Sights nearby  -  Just a few steps from the city centre, within easy access of all the sights.
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    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    A quintessentially Swiss hotel and restaurant with authentic mountain chalet décor. Wood-lined rooms with cosy furnishings and fireplaces. The restaurant offers traditional cuisine and live folk music. A great place for families with children. See More

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  • Le Mirador Vevey (Chemin de l'Hôtel Mirador 5) 63 rooms from £217

    Families  -  The spacious rooms are ideal for families, plus there is a separate children's playing area and baby sitting services provided.
    Back to Nature  -  All rooms have panoramic views over Lake Geneva and the Alps in the Rhone Valley- bliss!
    Great walks  -  There are plenty of great hiking options to choose from amidst the beautiful countryside.
    Tennis  -  There is an on site court for guests to use in the summer months.
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    A grand and luxurious hotel with a combination of classical and contemporary décor. All rooms and suites come with private balconies and a view to die for. Le Patio serves seasonal local cuisine and a piano bar hosts great live shows in the evenings. Lively, chic and upscale - very romantic too. See More

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  • Lausanne Palace Lausanne 138 rooms from £258

    Romantic Break  -  An ideal getaway for two in the historic down of Lausanne, with fine dining, spa treatments and luxorious suites.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the incredible Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Sailing  -  Lake Geneva is a great place for sailing, rent a boat or charter your own.
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    Full of opulence and heritage, Lausanne Palace is a sparkling five-star hotel. No expense is spared with its palatial rooms, state-of-the-art spa centre and four featured restaurants. A wondrous Swiss marvel. See More

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  • Chateau d'Ouchy Lausanne (Place du Port) 50 rooms from £269

    Total relaxation  -  Unwind in style with an extensive list of massages, a sauna and a full service spa available to guests.
    Back to Nature  -  Well positioned on the shores of Lake Geneva and with priviledged views of the Alps.
    Sights nearby  -  The Lausanne Opera, the Vidy - Lausanne Theatre are both near the hotel.
    Swimming Pool  -  An outdoor pool for guests
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    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    A historic 12th century castle, turned chic hotel on Lake Geneva. The elegant rooms exude understated luxury, and a certain tranquil charm. Large windows offer plenty of natural light, and views of the Alps. The spa, outdoor pool, gourmet restaurant and sleek bar complete the picture. See More

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  • Hôtel de la Cigogne Geneva (Genève) 52 rooms from £379

    City Style  -  An elegant hotel located on Longemalle square next to the Old Town and the lake.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the impressive Saint Pierre Cathedral, a must for any visit to the city.
    Sailing  -  For a memorable and romantic day trip take a cruise on Geneva Lake.
    Restaurant  -  Serving gourmet seasonal cuisine in a Belle Epoque ambiance.
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    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Relais & Chateaux

    Family-owned and beautifully appointed hotel in Geneva's heart. Spacious rooms with carefully-chosen antiques, fireplaces, four poster beds, killim rugs, paintings, and soft colour schemes. A romantic mahogany panelled restaurant with exquisite cuisine. Understated elegance and supreme comfort. See More

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  • Les Armures Geneva 32 rooms from £339

    Foodies  -  The hotels restaurant, Vieille Ville, has become a buzzing Genevan institution, famed for its fondue, raclette and Schübling.
    City Style  -  Luxurorious furnishings, within a refined 17th century setting, all right in the centre of the old town.
    Restaurant  -  Classic French gourmet cuisine. In the cellar the Carnotzet offers cheese specialities including Raclette and Fondue.
    Great walks  -  Just down the road is the lovely lake-front promenade, perfect for an afternoon stroll.
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    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Michelin Travel, Fodors

    Housed in a 17th-century building in the heart of the old town. The restaurant is a local landmark serving quintessentially Swiss cuisine - raclettes and fondues galore. Traditional rooms with oak beams and stone floors. Small and discreet - a really lovely, homely setting. See More

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  • Beau Rivage Palace Lausanne 161 rooms from £344

    City Style  -  A traditional grand palace hotel on Lake Geneva, sitting in 10 acres of stunning grounds.
    Views  -  Fantastic views over the lake and the Alps.
    Spa breaks  -  Renowned and utterly spoiling spa
    Sailing  -  Take a boat trip on Lake Geneva
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Superb hotel offering an oasis of grandeur, hospitality and unashamed luxury. Acres of private gardens and unrivalled views over Lake Geneva and the Alps. Award-winning spa, fantastic restaurants, tennis courts, and opulent rooms. See More

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  • Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva 115 rooms from £452

    Families  -  As well as offering a whole range of activities for the kids, under 6s dine for free and there's 50% off for 6-12s!
    Foodies  -  Serving Northern Italian cuisine, using the freshest regional products, Il Lago Restaurant has a Michelin Star
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    Spa  -  A range of signature and locally inspired therapies in each of the seven spa treatment rooms. A luxury rooftop retreat.
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    The grande dame of the Geneva lakeside palaces. Unrivalled views of the lake from private balconies and the roof-top pool. Exquisitely decorated rooms: brocade, toile de jouy in soft blues and greens, and marble bathrooms. Stunning spa, including a double suite with private hammam. Truly luxurious. See More

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  • La Réserve, Geneva Geneva (Bellevue) 102 rooms from £497

    City Style  -  Luxurious and stylish resort hotel, with decadent interiors and lively atmosphere, only three miles from Geneva.
    Spa breaks  -  One of the best spas in Europe, with cutting-edge medical treatments, a hammam, saunas and steam baths.
    Great walks  -  Set on ten stunning acres fronting Lake Geneva, there are plenty of walks through the grounds.
    Lakeside  -  In summer La Réserve offers a free private boat shuttle to the centre.
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    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel, Tablet

    An ultra-luxurious but family-friendly hotel in a beautifully landscaped park. Rooms and suites in African safari style - rich terracotta colours, dark wooden flooring, and imaginative touches. Plenty of activities - a heavenly spa, great pools, tennis courts and a kids games lodge. See More

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