Hotels in Geneva regularly feature as the world’s most expensive. The nature of the city as a business and diplomatic hub means that polished accommodation options are easily found with most big-name chain hotels well represented. That’s not to say that there aren’t cheap hotels in Geneva though, and if you’re keen to steer away from the corporate properties there are some great little finds out there.
The Geneva hotels below have been hand-picked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over SFr600)
Moderate (SFr300 to SFr600)
Cheap (under SFr300)
These Geneva hotel prices are the starting prices for a standard double room and include taxes. Breakfast is extra.
The Jacques-Mayer family set up the elegant Beau-Rivage hotel on the banks of Lake Geneva in 1865. Former guests have included Sarah Bernhardt, the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Catherine Deneuve. Since 2009, the hotel has been a member of The Leading Hotels of the World consortium. Its fine dining restaurant, Le Chat-Botté, is especially renowned.Address: , Quai du Mont-Blanc 13, Geneva,
Telephone: +41 22 716 6666.
Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva
Billed as Geneva's first hotel, the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva has been standing on the shores of Lake Geneva since 1834. Modern highlights include a spa and fitness facilities, but the real pull lies in the chance to sample the charm of a bygone era. If you've got the cash, this is arguably the finest hotel in Geneva.Address: , Quai des Bergues 33, Geneva, 1201
Telephone: +41 22 908 7000.
Gigi author Colette enjoyed her own suite at Le Richemond, one of Geneva's most established high-end hotels. The property rewards visitors with an enviable setting on the banks of the Rhône and 109 sumptuously appointed rooms. There are also five flexible meeting spaces with its Le Jardin restaurant serving fine Italian cuisine. Additional facilities include a spa and limousine service.Address: , Rue Adhémar-Fabri 8-10, Geneva, 1201
Telephone: +41 22 715 7000.
Crowne Plaza Geneva
The Crowne Plaza Geneva hotel is just a short ride from the airport and offers 366 rooms. Other facilities include a fitness room. International cuisine is served at Seventy5, brunch at the Café Jardin and snacks at Le Bar. The hotel has an extensive range of conference and banquet facilities for up to 800 people and also offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport.Address: Cointrin, Avenue Louis Casaï 75-77, Geneva,
Telephone: +41 22 710 3000.
Just a short walk from Lake Geneva, Hôtel Edelweiss is a sensible budget option in Geneva. Decorated in the style of a Swiss chalet, the hotel offers 42 rooms and a Swiss-style restaurant, where evening entertainment and folk music are provided for the guests. All rooms are en suite and equipped with telephone and mini-bar. There is also a small business centre and free Wi-Fi access.Address: , Place de la Navigation 2, Geneva, 1201
Telephone: +41 22 544 5151.
Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva
Located in the International Centre Cointrin (ICC) business complex, the Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva is situated just 0.8km (0.5 miles) from the Palexpo Exhibition Centre and 15 minutes' drive from the city centre. Trendy types and the business community enjoy this mini-city, which provides everything from an airline check-in desk and discotheque to a casino, piano bar and business centre. In short, a solid bet in terms of price and location.Address: , Route de Pré-Bois 20, Geneva, 1215
Telephone: +41 22 717 1111.
What it may lack in location, Genève Cottage more than makes up for in quality and quaintness. Situated 10 minutes from the city centre by train, this family-run hotel is a home away from home with individually decorated sleeping quarters, queen-sized beds and modern en suite bathrooms. Ask for a room at the back of the house to enjoy a little more peace, plus views of the lovely gardens.Address: , Route de Suisse 190, Versoix, 1290
Telephone: +41 22 369 0003.
Hotel De Geneve
Just streets away from Lake Geneva itself, there are no whistles and bells at Hotel De Geneve, but what you get is a plum location and a choice of 39 rooms which straddle the line between modern design and historic home comforts. It's clean, cheap and full of character and costs can be reduced further if you choose a room with shared washroom facilities.Address: , Place Isaac-Mercier 1, Geneva,
Telephone: +41 22 908 5400.
Starling Residence Geneva
Not only does the Starling Residence Geneva boast a supreme selection of 89 modern, clean and restful rooms and studios, but the staff are amongst some of the best in the business. With flatscreen TVs, free Wi-Fi and free travel cards all available, plus a chic Italian restaurant on-site, this is the best budget accommodation in the city.Address: , Route des Acacias 4, Geneva, 1227
Telephone: +41 22 304 0300.