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Hotel Bristol - Luxury holidays to Lake Geneva

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  • About this holiday

    Become acquainted with the glamour of Geneva at the four star superior Hotel Bristol Geneva, near the banks of the eponymous lake. Elegant rooms with sleek designs offer a delightful place to relax and recuperate after spending a day navigating the streets of the city. Seek out landmarks, enjoy the boat trips and water sports on the lake, and head into the mountains to catch some Alpine fresh air, before returning to the Hotel Bristol Geneva for an hour or two in the spa followed by an excellent dinner.

    The journey and how you get there

    The Hotel Bristol in Geneva can be visited in its own right as a fly-drive, self-drive or rail holiday. It can be visited on its own or combined with one or more other hotels in Switzerland.
    This hotel is featured as a hotel to stay at on our suggested touring holidays of Switzerland by rail. The hotel is located 5 minutes from the railway station by taxi or 10 minutes on foot.

    Complimentary

    WiFi, Mineral water upon arrival, Access to wellness centre, Coffee pods and tea in expresso machine in-room.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes bed and breakfast at the Hotel Bristol in Geneva. Your holiday price will also include travel arrangements depending on the method of travel you have chosen: flights or rail travel.

    Holiday prices

    This hotel is usually included as part of a rail touring holiday, so prices therefore vary. Please contact one of our personal travel specialists for up-to-date details and offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH1938

    Our opinion

    The Hotel Bristol Geneva provides guests with exclusive luxury in the centre of one of Switzerland’s most famous cities.

    Hotel description

    In the heart of Geneva, just a minute’s walk from the Pont de Mont-Blanc and the convergence of the Rhone River and Lake Geneva, is the four star superior Hotel Bristol Geneva. From the outside, this hotel has a very modern, urban look, with large windows on the ground floor in the restaurant, and a stone and white-washed façade. French balconies and red canopies romantically frame the guestroom windows. The lobby is as grand as the exterior, with a high dark wood desk carved with floral motifs. A lounge bar with dimpled red leather armchairs and sofas, mirrors sunk into the panelling, and traditional portraiture on the walls, welcomes you after your day of travelling. The Côté Square captures all aspects of sophisticated dining; in the grand design of the restaurant, the finesse of the food, and the impressive quality of the service. The menu features Swiss delicacies that have been lovingly re-invented to enhance flavour, and a selection of Italian dishes that further improve the variety. The in-house pastry chef prepares a delicate afternoon tea, which can be enjoyed well into the evening. The Hotel Bristol Geneva has its own well-equipped spa. Decoration crafted from stone and wood appears very natural, with dark soothing colours to accompany you in the Jacuzzi. Treatment rooms are enhanced by the changing colour of the mood-lighting. One particularly unique addition to the spa is the bio sauna, where guests can bask in the fragrances of tropical and native plants as they relax before stepping into the Steam Room. After a day spent relaxing and exploring Geneva, retire to your room. Guestrooms in the classic style follow a neutral palette of creams and natural light browns. Textured fabrics and a feature wall of lightly patterned wallpaper add a definite touch of luxury deserving of the hotel’s star rating. The marble bathrooms are light, fresh, and subtly chic. Higher room categories and suites begin to introduce a lighter colour scheme, focused around white with silver or gold. Deep reds or charcoals accent the pillows, throws, and furniture. The Bristol Suite is effortlessly sleek and spacious, and looks out, as many rooms do, onto a pretty courtyard removed from the bustle of Geneva. The Hotel Bristol Geneva is a stylish option that blends contemporary chic with classical elegance, thus providing a fitting gateway into the city.

    Location

    Just a stone’s throw from the banks of Lake Geneva, in Geneva

    Official star rating

    4 deluxe

    Annual opening

    Closure dates are as follows: 14.01.18-18.01.18 05.03.18-07.03.18 28.05.18-30.05.18

    Distance from airport

    3.3 miles

    Closest airport

    Geneva Airport

    Room types

    110 rooms with air-conditioning, wifi, espresso machine, television, telephone, desk, safe, minibar, tea and coffee, mineral water, and Molton Brown toiletries.
    Classic Room
    Ladies First Room
    Superior Room with sitting area
    Deluxe Room with large sitting area
    Junior Suite with extra space and large sitting area
    Duplex Suite with bedroom on mezzanine floor
    Bristol Suite with two bedrooms, separate lounge, and two or three bathrooms

    Hotel facilities and services

    Côté Square Restaurant, Spa and Wellness Centre, Lobby Bar and lounge, Concierge, Wi-Fi, Reception, Room service, Babysitting upon request, Complimentary newspapers and magazines accessible via smartphone or pad.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Geneva is a haven for cultural exploration, as well as retail therapy and culinary delights. Workshops, boutiques, and museums all provide an insight into Geneva’s cultural history and the watch-making that it is so well-known for. The Jet d’Eau fountain, as well as being a key landmark, once provided the workshops throughout Geneva with power. For a further taste of cultural history, take a guided tour of the Palais des Nations, the European Headquarters of the UN, or admire the architecture of the Vieille-Villa. The St Pierre Cathedral has 157 steps leading up to the top of its tower. Many contemporary art museums are situated in the Quartier des Bains, and, dotted across the city, are four world-exclusive museums: the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Le Musee International de la Reforme, the Patek Philippe Museum, and the Bodmer Foundation Library and Museum.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports and boat trips on Lake Geneva. Hiking, walking, and cycling in the nearby mountains.

    Children

    Interconnecting rooms are available in some room types. Cots and babysitting are available on request. Additional beds are free for children up to the age of 6. No more than three people can occupy the same room. Babysitting is available upon request.

    Minimum stays

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