Hotels in Geneva (Geneve), Switzerland
Hire in Geneva by Hannah Westfield
into Geneva is well worth the trip as much for its location as its attractions.
The city of Geneva is located on the western shore of Lake Geneva, with
spectacular snow-capped peaks creating a majestic panorama on all sides.
The old town of Geneva is set high on a hill overlooking the Rhone River.
The town is composed of a series of cobbled lanes clustered around Cathedral
St Pierre a well known land mark. The nearby Place du Bourg-de-Four is
the oldest square in Geneva. Formerly a Roman forum it has now become a
market place. Any itinerary should include a visit to these historical
Geneva's attractions do not stop
there. A trip down to the lake front will reveal its famous water fountain
the Jet d`Eau. This is a giant, single jet fountain located in the middle
of the bay. Many parks and bathing areas are also located on the shoreline.
The splendors of the Alps can be seen by taking a boat trip. Don't forget
to also take in the Flower Clock in the English Garden, Reformation Wall
and Place Neuve.
|For some a sightseeing trip would
not be complete without an informative look into the past and therefore
a trip to a museum is a must. Geneva offers many choices. Why not start
at the acclaimed Museum of Art and History. Interested in clocks? Check
out the Horology Museum. Other museums include the Red Cross Museum, the
Red Crescent Museum and the Voltaire Museum.
Getting to Geneva is a breeze. With
so many international organizations located in Geneva, the airport is an
important transport centre for Europe and many major cities worldwide.
As you would expect from such an airport, it is modern and efficient, with
excellent facilities. Transport into the city is reliable and frequent
but not necessarily cheap. Limo services and private taxis are available
and a regular mode of transport. Switzerland's bus services are comprehensive
and efficient. Actually within the city trams are an environmentally-friendly
Moving further afield, regular trains
and buses run to all neighbouring countries from Geneva, with the most
frequent services running to nearby France (through the Rhone valley) and
Italy. Non-stop trips can be taken to Spain and UK. Swiss trains are fast
and efficient but not cheap.
Many visitors may decide that renting
a car will afford them a great deal of independence and of course, these
car rentals at the airport are easily available. With the minimum fuss,
you can pick up your waiting car and head out to explore Geneva.
If you are venturing out of Geneva
by car, note that Switzerland has an excellent network of roads that are
generally safe and well maintained and therefore perfect for car hire transportation.
Where routes are likely to wind around mountains watch out for dangerous
corners and switch backs. With regard to such routes allow plenty of time
for your journey. There aren't any high speed highways. However because
the scenery is generally breathtaking, travel by car at your own pace will
be an extremely pleasurable way of seeing Geneva and beyond.
When hiring a car in Geneva , make
sure you satisfy the requirements for the rental agreement which in Europe
are usually minimum age 21 years old, hold a valid driving licence
from your country (an international licence is recommended but not compulsory)
and a valid credit card for payment. Remember to look for a reputable car
company preferably on the internet where booking is easy and convenient.
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|About the Author - Hannah
was born to travel. Hannah studied English Literature at Manchester university
and graduated in 2002, since then Hannah has continued her passion for
travel and came to work for us at CarRentals.co.uk
as a travel writer in 2007.
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Beau Rivage Geneva is more
than just a hotel, it is a witness to Geneva's history. This 5 star hotel
in Geneva had received ISO 9001:2000 certification. Since 1865, the Mayer
family has welcomed some of the world's most prominent figures. The vocation
of the Mayer family is not only to preserve one of Switzerland's most romantic
properties, but also a share with its guest an exclusive "art de vivre",
that will make you say unforgettable. On the quays of Geneva's lakeside,
in the heart of the city, Beau Rivage Geneva boasts a spectacular view
of lake Geneva, the Alps and the Mont-Blanc. Within walking distance of
the business and shopping district and the Old Town, Beau Rivage Geneva
is a stroll away from the cultural and entertainment activities.
Swiss Q Hotel Geneva
If you are planning for
a particular holiday destination at Geneva, then Bernina Swiss Q Hotel
is the perfect place for you to reside. Built in the middle of the
19th century, Bernina Swiss Q Hotel is located in the very centre of Geneva,
across the street from the main train station. All guestrooms at
the hotel are carefully furnished for your comfort and equipped with several
modern amenities. Furthermore, for guests convenience room service is also
available upon request. Guests can begin their day with the delicious
breakfast served at the hotel's cosy breakfast room. For people travelling
on their own modes of transportation, spacious parking space is also available
just opposite to the hotel.
Hotel Kempinski Geneva
The Grand Hotel Kempinski
Geneva is located in Geneva, Switzerland on the banks of lake Geneva and
next to the Jet d'Eau. The city centre, old town and Geneva Cornavin train
station are within one kilometre. Grand Hotel Kempinski is a commanding
hotel overlooking Lake Geneva, the Jet d'Eau and the Alps. It was totally
refurbished in 2007 and includes an indoor saltwater pool, fitness equipment
and an outside sundeck. Spa facilities offer a sauna, massage rooms, a
steam bath and solarium. There is a shopping arcade on the ground floor
which houses a hairdresser and beauty parlour and offers underground parking.
There is wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. The Brasserie at
the Grand Hotel offers all- day dining in a contemporary-styled room featuring
a circular fireplace, modern coloured-glass chandeliers and views over
the lake. The Grill restaurant specialises in steaks and seafood, which
can be handpicked by guests from a walk in fridge. The lounge offers spectacular
views and serves snacks and drinks. Guests can swim at the hotel while
activities nearby include water sports, skiing, boating and horse riding.
Hotel Intercontinental Geneva
is a stately, 18-storey tower in the centre of the diplomatic district.
Surrounded by parkland, with Lake Geneva and the Alps visible in the distance,
the hotel is close to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
and the United Nations Office. Old Town, the Ariana Museum and the Botanical
Gardens are also nearby. The hotel provides guests with a luxurious stay
featuring all the comforts of a modern top class hotel, with breathtaking
views over the lake and the mountains. The hotel has 327 guestrooms including
102 suites, elegantly furnished with stylish modern decor and light pastel
Cour des Augustins Geneva
The boutique La Cour des
Augustins is located in Geneva, Switzerland. The Old Town is 500 metres
away, Promenade des Bastions is 700 metres away, and Lake Geneva is one
kilometre away. Pont d'Arve tram stop is situated 100 metres from the hotel
and Geneva Airport is six kilometres away. Set in the city's Latin
Quarter, La Cour des Augustins is spread over two traditional properties
dating from the 1850s and linked by an inner courtyard. The interiors of
the hotel are characterised by high concept contemporary decor with unique,
modern furnishings, chic lighting design, and sleek wooden floors, and
are offset by traditional features including a winding stone staircase.
The hotel houses a permanent exhibition of African art and offers an interior-
design boutique, and the 24-hour multilingual concierge is on hand to assist
with sightseeing needs and book restaurants and beauty appointments. Breakfast
can be enjoyed in the trendy breakfast area or in-room, and further amenities
include laundry facilities and wireless Internet.
Oriental Hotel du Rhone Geneva
Our luxury hotel is located
on the right bank of the River Rhone, minutes from Genevaís financial institutions,
premier shops and galleries. Our refurbished interiors are superbly stylish,
preserving the fine art deco details. But above all our business and leisure
guests enjoy Mandarin Orientalís legendary service by the leisurely flow
of the River Rhone. We are proud to be making a landmark gourmet contribution
to Geneva with the introduction of our two new restaurants. Both are designed
with cosmopolitan panache by the acclaimed Adam Tihany. The inventive Rasoi
is our fine dining restaurant serving evolutionary Indian cuisine by Michelin
starred Chef Vineet Bahtia. And the legendary Paul Bocuse is the inspiration
behind our brasserie, Le Sud. While relaxation is high on our agenda,
we also offer a range of facilities for those guests looking to keep in
shape while staying with us. We offer a range of programmes to help you
keep fit, all housed in our high-tech Fitness Centre. Outside the hotel
are numerous sporting activities should you desire alternatives.
Park Hotel Geneva
Being an ideal place in
the city of Geneva, the Ramada Park Hotel Geneva is offers a warm welcome,
pleasant ambience and convenient facilities to make your stay a memorable
one. It is a modern, seven-storey property located in the business district
of Geneva. The hotel has 308 guest rooms pleasantly bright, modern decorated,
soundproofed and air-conditioned. Start a day with a scrumptious breakfast
served at the Le Jardin Restaurant features with bright and colourful restaurant
decorated in modern style. Other restaurants are La Recolte Restaurant
serves French and International cuisine and Le Marco Polo Bar serves light
snacks, cocktails and other refreshments. Other practical amenities include
a business centre, banquet and conference facilities for business traveller.
During leisure time, guests can relax and enjoy at the health club with
fitness centre and sauna, a massage treatment room, and hairdresser.
Swiss Quality Hotel Geneva
The Sagitta Hotel "Rive
Gauche" is not only a hotel, it is a home! Warm, friendly and fully air-conditioned
rooms, studios and appartments, equipped with all amenities you need. The
kind and cheerful Sagitta team is delighted to welcome you soon in this
quiet and pleasant location in the heart of Geneva. The breakfast room
at the Hotel Sagitta - an excellent start for a successful day! Sagitta
Swiss Quality Hotel enjoys a prime location in the heart of Geneva on the
left bank of the Lake Geneva, only a few metres from the historical city
centre as well as the business and shopping district. The Natural History
Museum is only 100 metres from the property, Cornavin Train Station is
800 metres and the airport is only 6 km away.
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