With the bracing Alpine air blowing in from the stunning Lake Geneva, this luxury five star hotel with waterside views is a pleasure to stay at. With its exclusive atmosphere, beautifully ornate architecture and design interior this establishment also provides the very best in services and facilities for its discerning guests. The relaxed bar is the perfect spot to indulge and the 24 reception provides a friendly and efficient service. This hotel features a lovely garden, pay per use parking, VIP and valet services including theatre reservations and laundry services, WiFI access, a limousine service and currency exchange. There is also a first class business centre and a modern fitness centre and gym.
The well appointed and indulgent guest rooms are all finished to a high specification. All featuring air conditioning, cable and pay TV, CD and DVD player, a work desk with lamp and high speed internet access, slippers, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries in the sumptuous en suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and turn down service, this hotel really caters for all needs. In addition, connecting rooms are available for larger families and groups to allow for a flexible stay.
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CERN is the world’s largest particle physics research centre and has recently burst into the public’s consciousness with the advent of the phenomenal Large Hadron Collider, whose purpose it is to provide new insights into the very origins of the universe. For a stimulating family activity, a tour of this amazing place may leave some youngsters with more questions than answers but feeding young, inquisitive minds is the aim of this place and on this front it does not fail. Remember to book your place early as space cannot be guaranteed on an ad hoc basis.
The wild and romantic sight of the Jet d’ Eau is one of Geneva’s most famous landmarks and this tremendous fountain is located in downtown. Even more of a spectacle at night when it is lit up, a boating trip on the water gives you an better perspective on the whole thing.
A tour of a government building may not sound like a thrilling day out, but for history buffs in particular, the tour of the UN buildings (Palais de Nations), is a stimulating event. The working of this well oiled machine is explained clearly by your guide and you are able to see some of the meeting rooms and the assembly hall where decisions – and history – are made. This building is also home to a fine collection of artworks which have been donated to the UN over the years.
Expace Temps is a watch enthusiast’s heaven. Omega, Frank Muller and Patek Philippe just to name a few exclusive brands can be bought here. Don’t even think about asking for a discount though as the quality and design of Swiss timepieces is second to none. Wear trousers with the deepest pockets that you have……
For eating out
Le Gruyerien has some of the best fondue you will eat when you are in the city. Super friendly and accommodating staff, a simple but tasty menu of dishes and a lovely ambience all add up to a great eating experience.
For an easy going late night meal and drinks with an informal vibe, you could do a lot worse than to try Demi Lune. Trendy types and the young designer set mix with BoHo party people as they tuck into social and yummy Tapas dishes, drink a lot and talk into the small wee hours of the morning.