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
Beau- Rivage Geneva, is one of the best hotels we have stayed in. I was celebrating my 30th birthday with my husband and we were so pleased by the hospitality of the staff, the look and feel of the hotel. We also got a room upgrade (Grand deluxe with Lake view) as a birthday gift! How cool! It was the most beautiful room. The hotel also has amazing restaurants. The food in both le bar and Patara was delicious (perfect for date nights). The breakfast spread was huge and delicious, with different choices of egg and coffee, combined with exceptional service! Will definitely recommend this hotel to everyone!
This is a high class venue and hotel that one expect that all is working around the clock! Not at all: attending a fair, we had coffee, tea, juices and pastries, notably mini-croissants. I tasted all of them ... one of the machines got blocked ... the croissants were excellent tho .. the juices were not covered - I want to remind that it's basic hygiene to cover fruit juice dispensers. Then came lunch, which were told would be served at the same place: so we got a series of sandwiches - first helped first happy basis - and some mini deserts - totally ridiculous portions and way of managing this for the number of attendees - mind you I had nothing to eat.
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.