Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva

13 quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Geneva, 1201, Switzerland Fodor's Choice

This grande dame along Geneva's waterfront shook off its fusty image with a multimillion-dollar renovation that added a floor, several suites, luxe furnishings, and modern-day technology. The gracious, history-rich landmark still offers views of Lake Geneva, Mont Blanc, and the Jet d’Eau and an elegant belle-époque vibe, but now it's awash in rich fabric, bold colors, and contemporary luxuries like TVs hidden in mirrors and personal hammams. There's an elegant bar along with Le Chat Botté, a Michelin-starred French restaurant. Savoring a meal on its awning-shaded balcony with cascades of flowers in planters continues to be a Best of Geneva experience.

PROS

  • elegant, comfortable, luxurious rooms
  • display of artifacts from Austrian Empress Sissi, who was killed outside the hotel
  • to-die-for location and views

CONS

  • decor on the lower floors is still a little outdated
  • no wellness or spa area
  • pricey

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 022-7166666

HOTEL DETAILS

95 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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