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Within walking distance of shops and restaurants
The Eastwest Hotel is located on the Right Bank, just a short walk from Lake Geneva and the famous Jet d'Eau, the tallest fountain in the world. The hotel is also within walking distance of the major train station, as well as numerous stores and restaurants. The heart of the Old Town can be reached by foot also, but there's public transportation nearby for those who prefer that option.
The Quai du Mont-Blanc is an elegant avenue located along the lake shore. There's a wide array of cafes and stores here, and the tree-lined eastern sidewalk of the street is perfect for enjoying the views of Lake Geneva and the mountains while strolling around.
Geneva is a picturesque city, divided into two banks by Lake Geneva, and surrounded by mountains. During the winters, visitors and locals head to the mountains to ski; ski resorts such as Verbier and Crans-Montana are conveniently only about an hour from the heart of the city. And in the summertime, the lake -- and nearby beaches -- become popular spots for swimming. But all year long, tourists can enjoy the city's cafe culture (reminiscent of Paris), beautiful gardens, specialty shops (the city is known for its gorgeous jewelry and watches), fabulous restaurants, and many sights.
This upscale, 41-room boutique hotel has a design that mixes eastern and western styles (hence the name). The Asian influences are evident in the antique-filled lobby, accented by hot pink sofas; the bamboo-surrounded outdoor seating at the restaurant; and the chic library. Sexy rooms have wooden floors, beds with bright throws and Frette sheets, and fresh orchids, as well as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Additional features include free public transit cards and a small gym with a sauna. Extensive kid-friendly amenities are on offer (such as night lights and high chairs), and the fabulous location is within walking distance of numerous sights, shops, and restaurants.