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Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva
Ranked #22 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Munich, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Historic Geneva Hotel”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

The beau rivage is a historic hotel on the shores of lac le man. It is certainly a hotel with a traditional style. The interiors are very nice and especially the hallways look magnificent. The room that we stayed in was a bit outdated for my taste. The carpet for instance was looking cheap for a hotel of this class. Also we had difficulties with the wireless internet which was quite annoying.
Generally speaking this is a nice property and is worth a recommendation. However it is not the best, in case you are looking for that.

Room Tip: Lakeside if you can afford it. The back rooms have a view of the service entry area.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tallinn, Estonia
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152 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Luxury hotel with great history.
A lot of historical attributes.
My husband and I stayed in a room with a lake view - wonderful!
Exclusive breakfast.
In the hotel you feel like you are back into the 18th century.
Want to wear a long evening dress and straight to the ball :)
From the hotel you can take a walk and see the magnificent city of Geneva.
Recommend to those who appreciate luxury and exclusive, also to those who respect the history!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2012 via mobile

From the moment you get out of your taxi you are treated like a welcome guest at this beautiful hotel. The staff are very professional and friendly. The lobby bar is worth a visit with a pianist every evening.

  • Stayed November 2012
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BeauRivageGeneva, Directeur général at Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva, responded to this review, 3 December 2012
I can only say thank you for your warm comment. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay at Beau-Rivage.

With my best regards,

Ivan Rivier
Director
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2012

Amazing location: in front of the lake with a view to the Mont Blanc, close to the center of town
Amazing service: You will be welcomed by your name and even the porter will call you for your name when he leaves the luggage in your room.
Amazing one star Michelin restaurant.
Amazing building: Was built in 1865 and it is still managed by the original family (5th generation) Congratulations to this family for keeping this patrimonial jewel in such a great condition and not having sold this amazing property.
This family together with and his highly motivated professional staff should be extremely proud of the experience that they offer.
My suite had a great view of the lake, with a small balcony.
The decoration is classic and elegant without that "old and wasted look" that some traditional hotels have.
They did a great job on renovating the rooms without losing the elegance of the amazing architecture design of this building.
You will find the best state of the art technology that was extremely well inserted in the renovation of the rooms.
This was a hotel that kings and queens used to stay at. Be sure that you will feel like one.
I hope that this family keeps this great work for at many more generations

Room Tip: Try to book a room with a lake view and try to make time to enjoy the room, tha bar and the restaura...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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BeauRivageGeneva, Directeur général at Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva, responded to this review, 3 December 2012
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic comment.

I am really happy you enjoyed your stay at Beau-Rivage and had this special feeling signed Beau-Rivage full of emotion, passion and know-how.

With my best regards,

Ivan Rivier
General Director
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
162 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2012

This was our second stay in this hotel. The first reservation was aslo made through expedia.com. We were extremely satisfied with our choice. There is no doubt that this hotel is one of the best in Geneva. It has a great location, walking distance from the shops, restaurants and all the attractions of the city. Our room had a court view which is the quiet side. The lake side, definitely more beautiful, may be too busy because of traffic. As for our experience during our stay in the hotel, service, room cleanliness, customer interaction, employees knowledge, helpfullness and professionalism, everything was excellent. Bottom line, you get what you pay for!

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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BeauRivageGeneva, Directeur général at Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva, responded to this review, 3 December 2012
Thank you so much for the warmth of your comments.

I was thrilled to read about your experience and pleased that the room and the staff met your expectations.

With my best regards,

Ivan Rivier
Director
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Columbus, OH
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2012

I was fortunate to stay here in September this year as a VIP guest for a group of luxury travel specialists. My room was elegant and lovely, with a balcony overlooking the wonderful Lake Geneva, Mont Blanc sparkling in the back ground and the magnificent Jet d'Eau.

Destination Europe, LLC has stayed at this hotel and would send any of our VIP clients here without a second thought. The service is impeccable, the hotel restaurants are amazing and we were treated to a wonderful dinner in the Sissi Suite dining room.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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BeauRivageGeneva, General Manager at Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva, responded to this review, 11 October 2012
It was a real pleasure to welcome you at Beau-Rivage and I personally wish to thank you for your positive feedback on your Beau-Rivage’s experience.

It is always a thrill to read what our guest felt in our property, especially, from a Luxury Travel Specialists.

We are delighted that you would be able to recommend and reserve your VIP clients to Beau-Rivage.

We look forward to welcoming them to making their stays a memorable experience like yours.

Ivan Rivier
General Manager
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St. Louis, MO
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2012 via mobile

First stay at Beau Rivage, would certainly go back and heartily recommend to others. The location is fantastic. Right on the promenade, and just a short walk to old town, the park, and the botanical gardens. The hotel common areas are lovely and welcoming. The room was a nice size for European standards. We did not have a lake view room, but the fantastic bed, automatic shades, and spacious bathroom more than made up for the lack of views. As LHW members/for my birthday, there was a lovely flower arrangement in the room, bottled waters, and a gift box of delicious, assorted macaroons.

Service was excellent: we experienced the hotel staff as warm, helpful, and attentive, from the doorman to reception, as well as at the Terrace Bar and Chat Botte restaurant. Drinks at Terrace Bar in the evening provide a great opportunity to relax and people-watch over the promenade (highly recommend the Fresh Idea cocktail). Lunch at Chat Botte and dinner at Patara were both quite good. Breakfast at the hotel was nice, but a sparse selection for the steep price of 47 CHF per person. This was included in our hotel package, thankfully.

Overall, we felt we had a world class experience at a world class hotel. Hope to stay here again someday.

  • Stayed September 2012
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BeauRivageGeneva, General Manager at Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva, responded to this review, 11 October 2012
I personally wish to thank you for your nice feedback on your Beau-Rivage’s experience. It is always lovely to read our guest felt in our property. It drives us towards excellency which is our day-to-day.

We are delighted that our Staff and service make your stay at Beau-Rivage enjoyable. We have well noticed your remark regarding the breakfast which is very useful. I will review personally the selection of our breakfast.

I look forward to welcoming you back to making your stay a memorable experience again.

Ivan Rivier
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Property: Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva
Address: quai du Mont-Blanc 13, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva 5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1865, the family-owned Beau-Rivage continues to welcome the world’s well known personalities in total discretion. The hotel is situated on the lake front and boasts views of the city harbour and the Alps. It stands in the heart of the city, only a stone’s throw away from the Old Town, elegant stores and business quarters. The hotel provides charm and savoir vivre that makes it one of the most distinguished addresses in Switzerland. ... more   less 
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