Beau Rivage Geneva
What We Love
- Twilight on the terrace, which has views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc
- Clarins toiletiries in the guest rooms
- Faces the Jet d’Eau fountain in Lake Geneva
What To Know
- The in-house Michelin-starred restaurant, Chat-Botté, is pricey (a club sandwich costs about $55)
- You can book a massage in a treatment room, but it's not a full spa
- Street facing rooms can be noisy during the Geneva festival — the hotel is opposite the fairground
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Empress “Sissi” of Austria died here, Czechoslovakia was signed into existence (for a time) here, and Sotheby’s auctioned the jewels of the Duchess of Windsor here. History seeps out of every corner of this landmark, which has been in the same family since it opened in 1865. But its legendary past and the Grand Hotel décor of the public areas and 90 rooms isn’t all the Beau-Rivage has going for it; it also has the Michelin-starred contemporary French restaurant Chat-Botté, Patara for fine Thai dining, a prime location on the banks of Lake Geneva and gorgeous views from the terrace and balconies.
In the Area
The hotel is within walking distance of the UN’s Palais des Nations, the historic town center, the English Garden park and the shopping paradise of the Rue de Rhône, but the main center of activity for Beau-Rivage is Lake Geneva right out front. From there guests can sail, water-ski, fish, row, windsurf, swim or sit back and enjoy a lake tour. At night, a short stroll leads to several celebrated restaurants including Bistrot Du Boeuf Rouge; and an even shorter one, just off the lobby, leads to the Atrium bar, which has live music in the evenings.
How to Get There
I was very pleasant to stay at Beau-Rivage hotel. I appreciate high level of service and I'd like to sign a very good work of receptionist Irina, singer Marijke, chef somelier Vincente of concierge, meeter-greeters, room-service and housekeeping staff and lobby-bar and "Le Chat Botte" restaurant. I had executive room with partial view to lake. The room was cozy.
Unfortunately, it was a brief stay for two nights,as it was a last minute choice. The hotel is well located on lake Geneva, however, rooms overlooking the lake are highly priced! No wonder the view is breath taking.
What a wonderful evening ,dinner with friends in the most beautiful city in Switzerland,the food was out of this world ,we all had Zander that blew our minds ,such fine presentation and the sauces to accompany were so delicate yet exquisite and beautiful.Service ,quality,presentation,wines,......all absolutely of top class ,in all a night never to be forgotten
Having been booked into an appalling hotel by our travel company for an overnight stop on our way to Italy by train, we headed down to the lake to find somewhere more upmarket. Oh boy, the Beau Rivage beckoned. We popped in for a drink but we were given such a lovely open air balcony table overlooking the lake, we ordered cocktails and dinner. We were not disappointed. The staff were highly professional but not stuffy, the food was sublime and the views were the cherry on the cake. Yes it was expensive, but you get what you pay for. The sheer indulgence made our night in Geneva a somewhat better experience than anticipated.
This is one of the best hotel in Geneva. The rooms and bathrooms are spacious. The beds are comfortable and the view of Lac Lémon and Jet d'Eau is stunning. The hotel is within easy walking distance to Old Town. Geneva along with the Beau-Rivage are the best!