Multicultural City sits right on the southern tip of Lake Geneva, below the French Alps. The Jet d’Eau fountain and Floral Clock huddle on the left bank, while just to the south the Old Town’s cobbled streets twist up to hilltop St Peter’s Cathedral. On the right bank, lakefront gardens lead to the UN headquarters. An astonishing 40% of the city’s population are foreigners, as Geneva is the world’s diplomatic and banking centre.
There’s rarely a dull moment in Geneva. Strolling by Lake Geneva, one can enjoy a relaxed elegant pristine metropolis. Be sure to see Jet d’Eau on Lake Geneva with an astonishing height of 140 meters, St Pierre Cathedral and the impressive Palais des Nations. Taste some of the best chocolate in the world by world-class chocolate boutiques all around the city, or a superb cheese fondue made with local artisan cheeses.
Best Time to visit
This city’s weather, when it s good, is spectacular. The Alps glow all over the city, offering a wonderful vista, and restaurants set up al fresco tables from March to October. Christmas is especially busy and hotel prices sky rocket, so make sure you book in advance. If you are travelling on a budget, avoid the summer. April is a wonderful month to travel to Geneva, with lower priced hotels and more budget options.
Budget Hotel Areas
You can find luxury accommodations in Lake Geneva at a price that won’t break your budget Base your stay in the lovely Old Town (Vieille Ville), a convenient spot for easy access to the main attractions. Geneva is not a cheap destination. If you are travelling on a budget, make sure you book in advance and avoid beach side hotels, as they tend to be fairly expensive.
Geneva Hotel Deals
President Wilson Hotel
NH Rex Hotel