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“A home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13 quai du Mont Blanc, Geneva 1201, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 103 Hotels in Geneva
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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74 hotel reviews
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“A home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

I love this hotel. One enters a large home. In front of you is a small sitting area surrounding a small fountain which forms "the lobby". The reception desk and concierge desk are at the side and side by side underlining the importance of the concierges. Don't be shy to use them and make sure you reward them well as they deserve it. Once you have checked in, everyone addresses you by your name, now isn't that like being in a home and in the tradition of the grand hotels of yesterday?

The lift is quaint and a joy to use. But truly, it would be silly not to walk up and down the staircase to your room as this adds again to the ambiance of being At Home. The atrium must be the predecessor of those modern hotels with huge atriums - none have the charm of this one!

The room assigned to me was large, bright, well furnished in a the classical French style and had 2 large windows with good views of the street and a glimpse of Jet D'Eau. The bed is comfortable. The desk facing the window is comfortable to work from. Separating the toilet from the bathroom is a great idea. The bathroom offers a tub and a shower stall. Elegant and spacious. Wifi is available in the room and throughout the hotel for free. There are sufficient plug points for all one's devices

The bar is a gem. The larger area has the most comfortable seats that one just doesn't want to leave them. When the singer starts to play in the evening, its worthwhile to watch her and listen. She is excellent. The food at the bar is simply excellent.

The French restaurant is superb and highly recommended as well.

I highly recommend hit his hotel. It's well located. The public areas are beautiful. The rooms are superb. Service is faultless. Food is excellent. And it has the ability to create the ambiance of being At Home.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Stayed for a long weekend at the Beau-Rivage and must say that I was delighted at the exquisite hospitality from check-in to check-out.
Simple personal touches make this hotel an experience.

To give you the simplest example upon checking out I receive : " We would like to thank you for having given us the opportunity to serve you " - Can anything top that ?

Location obviously amazing ... everything was just PERFECT !

Room Tip: Obviously if you can afford it .. do stay with the Lake view :)
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Location- City center facing Jet d'Eau,one of the world's largest fountain and the city's most famous landmark. 10 mins walk (turn right) to train station or 3 mins by car. A short walk to the city shopping belt opposite the hotel. View of the magnificent Mont Blanc if the weather is clear.

Rooms- Hotel 150 years with rich heritage but with modern amenities such as electricial control blinds, LCD TV, international adaptors etc.with tioletries from Clarins. Good room size are furnished with a nostalgic appeal which makes you feel like royalties. Was popular with Prince of Thailand and Maharajas of India, just to name a few! Breakfast was adequate with choices.

Service- Impressive and personal with a touch luxury feeling. From doorman to front desk,in fact all of them made us feel welcome and they were sincere . Was especially impressed when our lugguages were delivered to our rooms without identifying to the hotel porter as we head straight to check-in ( We were a group of 18 in a bus). Never fail to greet with smile on their face and all are attentive and helpful to answer all the enquires!

Thumbs up to Beau-Rivage!! Made us feel like royalties!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 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, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tallinn, Estonia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 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, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BeauRivageGeneva, Directeur général at Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva, responded to this review, December 3, 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
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 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, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BeauRivageGeneva, Directeur général at Hotel Beau-Rivage Geneva, responded to this review, December 3, 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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Address: 13 quai du Mont Blanc, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #5 of 103 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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