Although French is the primary language spoken, there are also pockets of German and Italian and these languages and cultures combine to create numerous chic shops and fine dining restaurants. This reputation for elegance is also reinforced by the number of hugely important organisations which base themselves within the city. These include the United Nations, World Health Organisation and even FIFA and with so many important people to cater for Geneva's hospitality needs to be top-notch. By staying in one of our Geneva hotels you could soon be brushing shoulders with some of the most important decision makers on the planet.
Geneva is ideally perched on the magnificent Lake Geneva which oozes romanticism and has inspired countless artists and writers over the years. Mary Shelly stayed on the lake back in 1816 and it was during this stay that she conceived the idea for her groundbreaking and ever popular novel 'Frankenstein'. Visible from the lake is also the imperious Mont Blanc which is the highest mountain in Europe with snowy peaks that look awe-inspiring on a clear day. Another amazing attraction, where the lake meets the river Rhone, is the Jet d'Eau which is a water fountain so high that it can be seen from almost everywhere within the city. It shoots to a height of approximately 140 metres as the water fires out at nearly 200 km/h and makes for a spectacular sight.
From your Geneva hotel a trip to St. Peter's Cathedral is worthwhile. Construction began back in the 12th century and since then the building has acquired a number of different architectural styles as parts have been added over the years which give it a unique character.
Hotels in Geneva start at AU$85 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.