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22 Aug 2016

Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland

For my birthday this year (back in late June...I've got some catching up to do!), we flew to Geneva for a short but sweet weekend away. Having visited once a few years ago, I was looking forward to returning to a country I only remembered positively.

Our hotel of choice: the Intercontinental Geneva.



Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland

With a beautiful, grand entrance, high ceilings and sweeping staircases, it makes a great first impression. Our room had quite the view, too:

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland

The hotel is located a five minute walk from the nearest tram, which will take you into town in another five to ten minutes. If the weather allows, it's not too long a walk either at about half an hour. Plus you'll have a chance to stop and admire the UN square on your way.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland

The bar at the Intercontinental serves expertly-made drinks with giant olives and almonds to accompany your tipple, and has a very relaxed, masculine, Mad Men kind of vibe.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland

The pool is easy on the eye and the staff are extremely polite and attentive - each one greeted us as we passed by or bid us a pleasant day as we left.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland

But the best part of all has to be Sunday brunch. An all-you-can-eat buffet brunch at 85CHF per person (including soft drinks) from midday to 3pm, they serve everything from fresh lobster to mini hamburgers to duck breast, and the desserts - oh my the desserts - will leave you wishing you had room in your stomach for more. The ideal brunch spot for beautiful summer afternoons, the restaurant is set in a gorgeous garden oasis, complete with sweet little sparrows flitting around like a scene out of Snow White.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | Intercontinental Geneva, Switzerland


Favourite feature?

The brunch, definitely! Also, being gifted a box of chocolates for my birthday upon checkout was a nice touch.


Anything that could be improved upon?

The concierge recommended a restaurant that turned out to be quite the tourist trap with below average reviews online. Good thing we checked before we took his advice! Perhaps do your own research instead of relying on them for tips.

14 comments :

  1. Happy belated birthday!! I'd love to visit Geneva, this hotel looks incredible - I love the bar and that food. Wow! :) Glad you enjoyed yourself.

    T x

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  2. Wow what a fantastic place to stay. All that wonderful looking food, I don't know how you choose there are to many great options.

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  3. Looks like an amazing trip! And all the food sounds completely drool-worthy. <3

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  4. I have been to Switzerland a few times but have never checked out this hotel. Will certainly try it next time.

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  5. I love Intercontinental hotels...this one is beautiful! If I'm ever in Switzerland I think I may consider this to be my place of stay. The grounds are gorgeous.

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

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  6. I would love to see Switzerland! It's good to know the Intercontinental is close to the tram. It sounds like a great location!

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  7. This looks like a great place. Will definitely keep it in mind when I plan a trip to Switzerland!

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  8. i recently visited geneva and quite enjoyed my time! the hotel looks great!
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  9. These photos are gorgeous! I'm ready to pack my bags and go!

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  10. Beautiful hotel and yummy food!

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  11. Switzerland is at the top of my list heading into 2017. Looks absolutely divine... as did the desserts btw. And, yes I have to agree- always do your own research when it comes to dining etc... Concierge can be great! But, sometimes they just fall into the habit of offering the same tourist trap to every guest that approaches them. Or be more specific when you speak with them. That helps too!

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  12. This looks like such an impressive hotel - and in my favourite European country! The pool area looks particularly lovely, as do you! Being gifted a box of chocolates for you birthday upon checkout is such a special touch :)

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    x

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  13. Absolutely beautiful hotel babe! And you look just great as always!!
    Kira
    xxx

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