"The hotel was fantastic. Service was impeccable. In-house staff were extraordinarily friendly and service-oriented."
Santa Barbara Travel had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Geneva Le Richemond in Geneva, Switzerland. This luxury, independent five-star property was founded in 1875 and is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Located ideally on the shores of Lake Geneva, you will find views of the Jet d'Eau and Mont Blanc out of your suite window. Le Richemond achieved a Five-Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide.
"The hotel was fantastic. Service was impeccable. In-house staff were extraordinarily friendly and service-oriented. We loved our junior suite: my favorite amenity was the spacious, beautifully appointed bathroom featuring a deep, full size bathtub and double showers. Each side of the marble incased shower had its own system consisting of a large rain fall shower head, handheld unit and luxurious bath amenities. The hotel is an ideal location, close to the main train station, Old Town Geneva, and just steps away from Lake Geneva (Lac Leman). The breakfast buffet was delicious, especially our specialty coffees each morning. Our room had a wonderful balcony that had a splendid view of the lake, Jet D'eau (the famous fountain of water that jets out of the lake) and delicious restaurant called "Cottage Cafe".
In the city
"A fun day excursion from Geneva is a trip to the Gruyere cheese region. Visit the Gruyere castle and visit the small shops, Gruyere cheese factory, and taste fantastic cheese fondue. Our Swiss friends took us to Bulle boasting some of the best Vacherin fondue in the region at Cafe Fribourgeois. After savoring the Swiss specialty, be sure not to drink water, but either wine or hot tea. If time permits, take a tour of the Callier Chocolate Factory, now owned by Nestle. Callier is Switzerland's oldest chocolate brand that is still in existence today. Munch on samples during the tour, and be prepared to purchase a wide variety of chocolates at the shop at the end."
photos courtesy of le richemond & Santa Barbara Travel.