My husband and I stayed here at the tail end of our honeymoon for two nights. Geneva is pretty expensive and this hotel was no exception, but we decided to splurge. Though we do not think it was worth quite as much as we paid, it seemed to be on par with the prices for similar hotels so we think this is more due to Geneva being expensive versus this hotel in particular.
The room was fantastic. We were on the fifth (top) floor so the ceiling was lofted, which really opened up the room. It had a small sitting area with a Nespresso coffee maker as well. The bathroom was actually fairly large compared to what we had seen in hotels in France. It had a bathtub with a shower head on it on one side of the bathroom and a glass-walled shower on the other with a very nice, large showerhead.
The bed was a king and was very comfortable. The room was also very bright because of the windows and we had a view (admittedly a few blocks away) of the lake. They also left great little butter cookies with the turn down service at night. Breakfast was included in our rate and that was excellent as well. It was the typical breakfast we had seen on our trip with baguettes, pastries, jams, fruit and then scrambled eggs and sausage for the more "American" types. :)
The whole place had a bit of an Asian feel to it, very modern and the staff was very friendly. It's a great little boutique hotel. We did not eat any meals other than breakfast in the restaurant because it was pretty pricey in there. The first night we were there I ordered a cosmopolitan while we looked at a map of the city to figure out our gameplan for the next day. The bill came and it was $25 francs! So that was excessive, to say the least. But other than that, we really enjoyed the place. We didn't use the fitness center but there was a small one in the lowest level for our use if we had wanted. There was also a little outdoor patio in the back with neat lighting for people to sit outdoors and eat or have a drink. There were a lot of nice touches, like lit candles, throughout the place as well.
I will say we encountered one issue the morning after our first night there. I went to take a shower and no hot water. My husband called down and they said they had a large group who were likely showering all at the same time so to wait a few minutes. We waited 20 minutes and I tried again and still no hot water. He called down again and they said there was a technician working it. It took about an hour or so total, but eventually the water heated up and the shower was great. When we returned from walking around later that day, a manager came up to us unsolicited (not even sure how he knew who we were) and apologized profusely. He then said that he wanted to send up champagne and fruit and when would be a good time. We told him then was a good time so he had it sent up. We thought there would be a couple strawberries or something. But it was a split of champagne with an entire tray of fresh fruit - kiwi, passion fruit, apples, bananas, strawberries, etc. It was fantastic and we thought a nice apologetic gesture showing their desire to please their patrons.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay there and would recommend the splurge. Oh, and I saw that other people mentioned that it was too close to the red light district - that area was more toward the train station, which we never ran into until the morning we walked to the train station. So if you always leave the hotel and head toward the lake, it'll never be an issue. It's at least 2 blocks away and we didn't notice any "riff raff" near our hotel because of it.
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- A few steps from the lake, close to the business and shopping areas, Eastwest Hotel is the ideal home away from home to make the most of your stay in Geneva. The old town and the international organizations are a few minutes away. ... more less
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