InterContinental Geneve Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Geneva, Switzerland

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Pros

  • Contemporary rooms have large flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and comfy beds
  • Woods restaurant has nature-inspired, stylish decor and seasonal cuisine
  • Bar Les Nations is a stylish lounge off the lobby with live piano music
  • Light fare and cocktails at O'Bar, a cozy space with a fireplace
  • Clarins spa with a wide range of treatments
  • An outdoor pool
  • Well-equipped, 24-hour fitness center
  • Business-friendly, with 16 meeting rooms
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Outdoor pool is only open from May to September

Bottom Line

The InterContinental is an attractive business hotel on the Right Bank, within walking distance of government buildings, international organizations, and several museums and parks. As one would expect from the brand, there are impressive amenities: a restaurant and two bars, a Clarins spa, a well-equipped 24-hour fitness center, 16 meeting rooms, and an outdoor pool. But while its common areas wow with their high design (Woods restaurant is beautiful, as is the sleek lobby), the contemporary rooms feel chain-like, with bare walls and blonde, IKEA-esque wood furniture. They're still upscale, though, with comfortable beds, marble bathrooms, and flat-screen TVs; accent walls provide a pop of color.

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 Location

Just a short walk from the heart of Paquis-Nations, home to numerous international organizations and government buildings

The InterContinental is located on the Right Bank, right on the edge of Palais-Nations. It is within walking distance of the major train station, as well as numerous international organizations and several museums.

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.

  • 11-minute drive to the Geneva International Airport
  • 6-minute walk to the Red Cross Museum (in a business area of Geneva)
  • 10-minute walk to the heart of Paquis-Nations, home to numerous international organizations
  • 15-minute walk to the Cornavin train station
  • 16-minute walk to Jardin Botanique, home to a small zoo
  • 20-minute walk to the La Perle du Lac park, or a 5-minute drive
  • 20-minute walk to the banks of Lake Geneva for a view Jet d'Eau, the tallest fountain in the world
  • 21-minute walk to the Museum of History and Sciences, or an 8-minute drive
  • 5-minute drive to Bains des Paquis beach
  • 7-minute drive to the Jardin Anglais, with the famous flower clock, or 30 minutes via public transportation
  • 8-minute drive to Place de Saint-Gervais, where jewelry and watch shops are concentrated, or 17 minutes via public transportation
  • 11-minute drive to Geneve Plage beach, or 52 minutes via public transportation
  • 12-minute drive to the St. Pierre Cathedral, or 32 minutes via public transportation
  • About an hour to Crans-Montana ski resort
  • About an hour and a half to the Verbier ski resort

 Bottom Line

The InterContinental is an attractive business hotel on the Right Bank, within walking distance of government buildings, international organizations, and several museums and parks. As one would expect from the brand, there are impressive amenities: a restaurant and two bars, a Clarins spa, a well-equipped 24-hour fitness center, 16 meeting rooms, and an outdoor pool. But while its common areas wow with their high design (Woods restaurant is beautiful, as is the sleek lobby), the contemporary rooms feel chain-like, with bare walls and blonde, IKEA-esque wood furniture. They're still upscale, though, with comfortable beds, marble bathrooms, and flat-screen TVs; accent walls provide a pop of color.

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Address

  • 7-9 Chemin Du Petit Saconnex, Geneva, GE, 1211 Switzerland

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive Junior King Suite
  • Junior King Suite
  • Lake Geneva Suite
  • Panoramic Lake View Suite
  • Superior Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 334
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Address: 7-9 Chemin Du Petit Saconnex, Geneva, GE, 1211 Switzerland
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