Geneva is a historical and cultural city in Switzerland near the French border.

If you’re planning the ultimate trip here, this prestigious city is full of glamorous five-star hotels.

Whether you’re traveling with family or as a couple, there’s a wide range of deluxe hotels to choose from.

Some with extravagant facilities and others with breathtaking lake views.

Before you book a room, check out these luxury 5-star hotels in Geneva, Switzerland.

1. The Woodward – an Oetker Collection Hotel

The Woodward is a beautiful 5-star hotel located on the shores of Lake Geneva.

There are 26 suites, each with its own unique character and design.

While the Presidential and Royal suites may be the best, they’re always booked out.

Check out the other rooms like Suite Mont Blanc, which will have everything you’re looking for in a 5-star suite.

It features a marble fireplace and balconies facing Lake Geneva and the French Alps.

Try out the best dishes on the menu at Le Jardinier restaurant while enjoying the view of Geneva harbour.

At Guerlain Spa, there’s a  gym, 21 metre indoor pool, saunas, swedish baths, and luxurious hot tubs.

Geneve station is just a 10-minute walk away.

  • Guest Rating: 9.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Suite Mont-Blanc
  • Address: 37 Quai Wilson, Paquis, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

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2. Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva

This is Geneva’s very first hotel and the only Four Seasons in Switzerland.

Its elegant décor makes an immediate visual impact for guests who first arrive.

If you can afford it, there are exceptional Presidential and Royal suites.

But for something more affordable, check out the Mont Blanc Suite which is made for couples.

The hotel also has two restaurants and a cosy bar Le Bar Des Bergus with a creative cocktail list.

Their Mont Blanc spa provides a pool, sauna, hammam and extensive treatment options.

When you’re ready to explore, visit the Tourist Info Office across the road.

You’ll love the water views from Pont du Mont-Blanc bridge as well.

  • Guest Rating: 9.3
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Royal suite
  • Address: 33, Quai des Bergues, Saint-Gervais / des Grottes. 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

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3. Les Armures

This boutique 5-star hotel in Geneva’s old town is the perfect combination of luxury and culture.

It has welcomed so many famous guests such as President Bill Clinton and his family.

The rooms and suites exude a cozy yet modern vibe with lovely views of the old town.

We recommend Junior suite prestige for the best experience during your stay.

Indulge yourself in the fantastic Swiss specialties at The Les Armures restaurant.

Combine that with the finest wine or cocktail to make it a night to remember.

Alternatively, explore the beautiful old town with lots of restaurants and bars within a few minute’s walk.

  • Guest Rating: 9.2
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Junior suite prestige
  • Address: Rue Puits-St-Pierre, 1, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland

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4. Hotel d’Angleterre

Located at the edge of Lake Leman, Hotel d’Angelterre exudes British charisma and Swiss hospitality.

All 39 guest rooms and 6 suites are exquisitely decorated and well equipped.

Make the best out of your stay by booking their legendary Presidential suite with lake views.

What could be better than a welcome champagne, personal butler, and evening canapés?

Make sure to visit Windows restaurant to try out tasty international cuisine.

Afterward, unwind with delicious cocktails in their famous Leopard Bar and Cigar Lounge.

You can walk to most tourist spots, and Geneve station can be reached within 8 minutes.

  • Guest Rating: 9.2
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Presidential suite with lake view
  • Address: Quai du Mont Blanc 17, Paquis, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

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5. Beau-Rivage Geneve

Beau-Rivage Genève is one of Geneva’s luxury hotels with an exceptional location facing Geneva’s jet d’eau.

They offer 72 rooms and 23 suites each with its own unique essence.

But if you want the most extravagant experience, check out the specialty suites.

For instance, you’ll be enchanted by the Imperial Suite with its harmonious Japanese-influenced layout.

Onsite, there’s also a fitness center with a gym, a salon, a banquet room, and a 24-hour front desk.

Indulge your senses at their renowned Michelin-starred restaurant Le Chat-Botté.

When night falls, have a cocktail in the cozy atmosphere of the hotel’s bar Albertine’s.

During the day, explore the city with Geneve station just a 4-minute walk away.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Imperial suite
  • Address: 13, Quai du Mont-Blanc, Paquis, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

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6. The Ritz Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva

Book your weekend getaway at the world-class 5-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix.

The hotel is poised on the banks of Lake Geneva, overlooking the spectacular landscape of Mont Blanc.

All suites and rooms are thoughtfully designed, giving both comfort and luxury.

We highly recommend Lake Front Suite with large windows for the best lake and mountain views.

Services include a banquet room, offsite bowling, and a fitness center with a gym.

The Living Room Bar & Kitchen offers international menus all day.

There’s also Fiskebar, which is the first Geneva restaurant to serve Nordic-fusion cuisine.

Right on its doorsteps, is the Mont-Blanc ferry wharf so you can easily join boat tours.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Lake front suite
  • Address: 11 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Saint Gervais / des Grottes, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

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7. Hotel de la Cigogne

Hôtel de la Cigogne is a haven of Geneva center, only a few steps from the old city, the lake, and the cultural district.

Rooms and suites here are equipped with flatscreen TVs, minibars, air conditioning, and a fireplace.

If you’re traveling as a group, check out the Family Suite.

For couples, there are plenty of luxury rooms, particularly the Superior duplex suite.

Restaurant de la Cigogne offers a fine dining experience like no other with seasonal menus.

Other facilities include a banquet room, 24-hour check-in, car hire, and laundry service.

You can easily walk to shops and restaurants, including Jardin Anglais where you can enjoy the garden and lake views.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Family suite
  • Address: 17 Place Longemalle, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland

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8. Hotel Metropole Geneve

Hotel Metropole Geneve is just steps from Rue du Rhône and City Center Shopping Area.

Its also directly opposite the gardens of Jardin Anglais.

This will be your home away from home with 111 rooms and 16 luxurious suites to choose from.

Make the best out of your stay by booking their highly-rated One-bedroom Suite overlooking the lake.

Onsite facilities include a fitness center, a banquet room, and a 24-hour front desk.

Enjoy delicious Italian cuisine at Restaurant Gusto.

Then, unwind in the Mirror Bar with its trendy atmosphere and superb cocktails.

There’s also a chic rooftop bar with exceptional views over Lake Geneva, perfect for the summer.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: One-bedroom suite
  • Address: 34, quai General Guisan, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland

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9. Mandarin Oriental, Geneva

Located right on Rhone River, Mandarin Oriental Geneva offers 178 luxury rooms and suites.

They have some very high-end rooms like the Presidential and Royal suites.

But if you book the Junior terrace suite, the river views and furnishings are just as good.

At night, Yakumanka restaurant will serve you the best Peruvian cuisine in a cozy ambiance.

Alternatively, head to MO Bar for sunny Mediterranean cuisine or a delicious cocktail.

Other services include massages, a banquet room, and a fitness center with a gym.

Wellness programs are also available to ensure you get a real lift during your stay.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Junior terrace suite
  • Address: Quai Turrettini 1, Saint-Gervais / des Grottes, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

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10. InterContinental Geneva, an IHG Hotel

This 5-star hotel offers top-tier service with amazing views of Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva.

With a wide selection of 333 rooms and suites, you’ll find the utmost comfort in modern surroundings.

For the best, their Presidential suite with elegant decor will exceed all your expectations.

You’ll love the views from the private spa bath.

Outside, they have the largest pool amongst all the 5-star hotels.

Or, you can enjoy more beauty treatments at Cinq Mondes spa.

Dining options include international cuisine and seasonal specialties served in the gourmet restaurant.

At Les Nations, you can enjoy a drink while listening to live music.

  • Guest Rating: 8.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Presidential suite with lake view
  • Address: 7 – 9 Chemin du Petit Saconnex, Petit Saconnex / Servette, 1209 Geneva, Switzerland

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11. Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva

Fairmont Grand Hotel is another luxurious 5-star hotel right on the water.

This oasis in the heart of the city has 412 rooms and suites, all beautifully designed and fully equipped.

Spoil yourself in their Executive Suites with a panoramic view over Lake Geneva and the Alps.

Onsite, you’ll find three exclusive gourmet restaurants, an intimate lounge, and a bar.

Facilities include an indoor heated pool, a spa, a sauna, a banquet room, a salon, and a gym.

Just a 2-minute stroll away, is the Bains des Pâquis, a popular outdoor bathing area.

  • Guest Rating: 8.3
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Executive suite
  • Address: Quai du Mont-Blanc 19, Paquis, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland

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12. Hotel President Wilson, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Geneva

Hotel President Wilson faces Lake Geneva and is a short stroll away from Mon Repos Park.

There are 204 guest rooms and 22 suites with lavish furnishings and trendy amenities.

If available, the Presidential Suite offers the most gorgeous views of Lake Léman.

Onsite, you’ll also have the best fine dining experiences.

The Bayview restaurant has been awarded one Michelin star.

And L’Arabesque is the most popular Lebanese restaurant in Geneva.

Then destress with some cocktails at Glow Bar and Poolgarden, which is best during summertime.

Other facilities include a heated outdoor pool, luxurious spa, sauna, and barbershop.

  • Guest Rating: 8.2
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Best Rooms: Presidential suite
  • Address: 47 Quai Wilson, Paquis, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland

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FAQs

What’s the best luxury 5-star hotel in Geneva’s city center?


The Woodward is the most highly rated luxury 5-star hotel in Geneve’s city center.

Best known for its convenient location in the heart of Geneva, and close to water activities.

It has everything you expect in a 5-star hotel: spectacular views, excellent service, and luxury amenities.

What’s the best luxury 5-star hotel for families in Geneva’s city center?


Hotel de la Cigogne is by far the best choice for your family vacation.

They offer kids meals, babysitting, as well as other family-friendly services.

You can easily walk to Geneva’s many lovely spots and shopping areas.

What’s the best luxury 5-star hotel in Geneva’s city center with lake views?


The Ritz Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva has the best lake views among all the hotels on this list.

A number of rooms have open balconies so you’ll have unobstructed views.

The picture-perfect scenery of the gorgeous lake and fascinating mountains will leave you mesmerized.

What’s the best luxury 5-star hotel in Geneva’s city center with a swimming pool?


Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva is one of the best hotels with an indoor swimming pool.

There’s a poolside bar so you can enjoy drinks and views of Lake Geneva.

Alternatively, check out InterContinental Geneva which has the largest outdoor pool amongst the 5-star hotels.

Summary

Geneva 5-Star HotelsBest Room
The WoodwardSuite Mont-Blanc
Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues GenevaRoyal suite
Les ArmuresJunior suite prestige
Hotel d’AngleterrePresidential suite with lake view
Beau-Rivage GeneveImperial suite
The Ritz Carlton Hotel de la Paix, GenevaLake front suite
Hotel de la CigogneFamily suite
Hotel Metropole GeneveOne-bedroom suite
Mandarin Oriental, GenevaRiver view king suite
InterContinental GenevaPresidential suite with lake view
Fairmont Grand Hotel GenevaExecutive suite
Hotel President WilsonPresidential suite

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