Best Hotels in Geneva, Switzerland

Here, we list the best hotels in Geneva as recommended by the most popular travel experts around the world from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The ratings you see here combines ratings from several platforms and are always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.
Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland and the most populous city of the Romandy region of Switzerland which is French-speaking part of the country. Geneva is a global city; an important financial center, a worldwide center for diplomacy center as a result of several international organizations located in the city and the headquarters of numerous agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. As such, Geneva is an important center which serves to bring peace to the world.
The city of Geneva ranks high on several indexes which makes it attractive to investment such as the fifth most important financial city in Europe by the Global Financial Centres Index. The city is also ranked highly among the cities with the highest quality of life; it is the city with the third highest quality of life. The city is referred to as the “Peace Capital” of the world and also world’s most compact metropolis.
The city is seen as an important center for world peace which makes it attractive to visitors coming into the city. The city also has numerous heritage sites of national significance which are famous tourist attractions.
If you like our list of design hotels in Geneva, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Hamburg or luxury hotels in Frankfurt.


What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Geneva?

Geneva is a Swiss city that is located at the southern tip of Lac Léman and is surrounded by the Jura Mountains and Alps. It is the headquarters of Red Cross and United Nations and an international center for banking and diplomacy. Some of the best neighborhoods in Geneva are:

Carouge is a neighborhood in Geneva that was built by Italian architects as a separate town on the outskirts of the city. The area is replete with cafés, hip bars, artisanal shops, boutiques and tailors.

Eaux-vives is a neighborhood in the city that is home to a 140 metre high fountain. The area houses thrift shops, boutiques, old style cinemas that give the neighborhood an old world charm and a distinctly bohemian feel.

Les Pâquis
Les Pâquis is a diverse and vibrant neighborhood in the city centre. Although it is small in size, it has a plethora of great restaurants, cafés and bars. The restaurants in the area feature cuisines from all corners of the world.

Old Town
Old Town is a neighborhood that has several landmarks such as Place du Bourg-de-Four, the oldest square in the city, St. Pierre Cathedral, and others. The area has several restaurants, cafés, bars, antique bookshops and art galleries. Shoppers can get various stylish boutiques on Rue de la Croix d’Or and Rue du Rhone shopping streets.

Plainpalais is a neighborhood that is in the vicinity of several of the buildings of University of Geneva. The area is also home to several of restaurants, cafés and bars.

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4.7 Hotel-DAngleterre-geneva

Hotel d’Angleterre, Geneva


“Impeccable taste, total discretion, and a passion for detail mark this stylish boutique hotel where thematic decorations stretch from African to baroque.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Geneva.

4.5 La Reserve Geneve

La Réserve Hotel & Spa, Geneva


“Nestled on the shores of Lac Léman, this contemporary resort in a residential suburb resembles a grand African lodge. Spacious rooms, most with a balcony or patio, are dressed in warm browns with punches of vibrant reds and purples.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Dubrovnik.

4.4 Mandarin Oriental Geneva

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Geneva

New York Times

“The elegant, but pricey, Mandarin Oriental is located in the charming and quiet Saint Gervais neighborhood on the right bank of the River Rhône. It offers luxurious rooms, impeccable service, and three restaurants, including the top-notch contemporary Indian establishment, Rasoi by Vineet Bhatia.”

Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Geneva, Switzerland.

4.3 Hotel Les Armures Geneva

Hotel Les Armures, Geneva

Lonely Planet

“This intimate, refined 17th-century beauty slumbers against the quiet nocturnal heartbeat of the Old Town. Its 28 rooms and four junior suites are refurbished in a luxe, modern style with downy beds, stone feature walls and exposed wooden beams.”

4.4 La Cour Augustines Geneva

La Cour Des Augustins Boutique Hotel, Geneva

Lonely Planet

“With a selection of bright, playful guest rooms, suites and long-stay apartments, this funky design hotel on the fringe of the Old Town is popular with repeat visitors to Geneva, and for good reason.”

4.5 Beau Rivage Geneva

Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva

Lonely Planet

“Boasting an evocative setting where the Rhône meets Lake Geneva and offering exceptional views across the lake to the Swiss Alps, the Beau-Rivage is a 19th-century jewel.”