The Geneva hotels are numerous, and the bulk of them can be found along the shores of Lake Geneva and near the city's main train terminal. Some of the best Switzerland luxury hotels can be found in and around Geneva, and the city is also home to some attractive discount lodging establishments for those who want to save on rates. In between are a number of attractive, mid-priced hotels that offer an ample amount of amenities at a reasonable price. Due to the fact that Geneva plays host to an array of international conventions and conferences, the hotels tend to fill up fast on occasion. Booking in advance is recommended when possible. For travelers who show up without Geneva accommodation reservations, visiting the city's tourist office to get some lodging tips is a good idea. The Geneva Tourism Office, which can be found at 18 Rue du Mont Blanc, can also arrange stays at other hotels in Switzerland for those who are planning on exploring this beautiful European country.
The most desirable Geneva hotels are the palatial luxury hotels that overlook Lake Geneva. Among the front runners in this exclusive group is the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues (pictured), which has been designated a historic monument by the Swiss government. Arguably the most elegant hotel in the city, the Four Seasons is also one of the more expensive. As far as the luxurious Switzerland hotels are concerned, this one offers some of the most lavish rooms, which have benefited from the widely publicized renovations. The superior and more upscale rooms are found there, although all are well outfitted and inviting. Classic elegance meets technology in these guest units. These exceptional rooms feature flat-screen televisions, DVD players, plush furnishings, complimentary bath products, and marble bathrooms with sumptuous soaking tubs. Mini bars, safes, high-speed internet access, and hair dryers are just some of the other standard amenities. Uniformed staff members tend to every need at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, and the signature restaurant ranks among the best in the city. In addition to a classy restaurant, this upscale Geneva accommodation also boasts a trendy bar, a relaxing lounge, a fitness room, and a sauna.
There are a handful of excellent Geneva hotels to choose from, and while the Four Seasons is arguably the best, others of exceptional quality include the Hotel Beau Rivage, Le Richemond, and the Hotel President Wilson. For travelers who are looking to enjoy an array of amenities at a lesser price, the upper mid-priced hotels are also in good supply. One of the best is the Eastwest Hotel, which is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. You can find this upscale boutique hotel in the heart of the city, and while the façade is that of an older structure, the interior is strikingly contemporary. As is true of the hotel's décor in general, the décor in the attractive guests rooms blends east with west. Colorful, soft fabrics blend harmoniously with the dark color of the wooden furniture, making it a relaxing setting. Unwinding is easy in the guest units at the Eastwest Hotel. The guest units range from rooms and suites to larger duplex suites. Premium bedding, flat-screen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bathrobes, and espresso machines figure among the standard in-room amenities. Outside of the rooms, guests can take advantage of the intimate restaurant, the bar, and the state-of-the-art fitness room. A well-equipped meeting room and a cozy library that is full of books, DVDs, and magazines also figure among the facilities at the Eastwest Hotel.
The mid-priced Geneva hotels come in many different shapes and sizes, and the rates can range quite a bit. One of the more affordable Geneva accommodation gems is the Hotel Kipling, which can be found in the heart of the city near the lake and the main train station. No less than 62 rooms and suites await guests at this delightful hotel, whose décor is inspired by India and the Orient. You won't find a restaurant at the Hotel Kipling, but there are plenty within walking distance. All of the rooms boast kitchenettes, so that guests can prepare money saving meals and snacks, and the free Wi-Fi helps to make the rates even more attractive. Other amenities that guests will enjoy at the Hotel Kipling include a mini bar, cable TV, and a free public transportation card. There is a lot to appreciate about the Hotel Kipling, including the friendly rates. For travelers who want to spend even less, however, the cheap hotels in Geneva are plentiful. The Hotel Central, while not the cheapest in town, is one of the better discount hotels that this elegant city has to offer.
As its name implies, the Hotel Central enjoys a good, central location in Geneva. Guests can easily get to the Old Town and to the lake shore by foot. A complimentary continental breakfast is included in the rates at the Hotel Central, which helps to make it one of the more popular cheap hotels in Geneva. The budget rooms at Hotel Central are the cheapest, and they boast little more than some beds and a shower. The toilets for the cheapest units are shared and can be found in the hallway. All of the other guest unit categories feature private bathrooms and are more comfortable on the whole. There are 32 total guest units there, and as is true with most of the better cheap hotels in Geneva, they tend to fill up fast when international conventions and annual events are going on. Most of the cheap hotels in the city are still relatively pricey, in which case, those who are interested in securing cheap lodging in Geneva can also keep the hostels in mind.