L'Impérial Palace

Allée de l'Impérial, Annecy, 74000, France

Across the lake from the town center, Annecy's leading hotel has spacious, high-ceilinged guest rooms in subdued contemporary colors behind its Belle Époque exterior. The hotel has been undergoing extensive renovations, which will eventually include the lobby, casino, and restaurant and see the addition of a new spa. As of summer 2015, rooms on the top three floors (there are six) are resplendent with all-new decors and beautiful marble baths. Ask for a room facing the public gardens on the lake; if you have one of those rooms, waking up to breakfast on the terrace is a great way to start the day. Fine cuisine is served in La Voile and the stylish new La Brasserie, with a lovely outdoor terrace facing the lake. The luxurious new Hip Bar offers an extensive list of cocktails and Champagnes and live lounge music Wednesday to Sunday evening.


  • beautiful location
  • splendid rooms
  • superior cuisine in La Voile


  • sluggish to haughty service
  • pricey
  • breakfasts expensive for what you get


Phones: -04–50–09–30–00


91 rooms, 8 suites
Rate Includes: No meals