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
We stayed there for 2 nights and everything was perfect. Strategic location, helpful staff, comfortable room and love the historic design of the hotel. The location itself is just in front of the lake and view is amazing. We would like to stay there again.
Room - comfortable, clean and quiet with great range of TV channels; service - impeccable; style - classic and classy; location - perfect; breakfast - a treat; 'lounge bar' - wonderful musician singing romances and balades to piano - impressive, not imposing
We grabbed a weekend break to Geneva and stayed at the Beau Rivage.
From the moment the cab doors were opened to when we left everything was first class all the way.
The friendly and professional receptionist checked us in, advised us of all the local attractions then showed us to our room. Which was great, it didn't face the front so the view was a bit iffy, but we were compensated by no noise.
Great breakfast, great service, great hotel.
Will be back soon