Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva
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... off the route descriptions from our e-guidebook (we have the hard copy of the book but left it at home to save weight), finding out how it differs from the GPS tracks, which unfortunately is significantly. So we have a highlighter to colour in the areas to look out for on our 1:200,000 map (1cm=2km). Oh yeah, this is going to be fun... Our laundry has finished drying, so at least for this next stage, we will start off fresh and ...
... We understood the English video a little better than the French one... We also went for a short stroll through the city, checking out sites such as the fountain, flower clock and bridges. We were relieved to finally have some rest after all that riding in the rain. One thing that is confusing me is that the Rhone is filling Lac Leman full of dark grey coloured water, yet the water in Geneva is crystal clear. There are lots of ...
... and we seized this opportunity to get the tent packed up, and soon enough we were on our way. Our legs warmed up quickly, as we rode uphill immediately to leave the campsite. Up, up and up into the vineyards on the hill high above the campsite. After a fair bit of climbing, we reached the spot we were at yesterday, where I thought the climbing would end. It didn't. Up, up, and up. Then super steep down. Then super steep up, possibly the steepest ups ...
A cycle free day today as we took a road trip to Geneva. With overcast stormy weather we backed our trusty SatNav to get us there whilst avoiding the car tax entry. Advice from our host in Annecy put us on the right track and we made our way into the lake city without a hassle.
Aboard the Petit train for a quick tour then we footed it to the sights around the lake.
... again, so it was grab our bags and head to the train station. Swiss trains are great ... If it says departure at 10:36 am, that's when it goes! At our hotel, Mike & Kali were waiting in the lobby. While waiting for our room to be ready, we decided to walk around downtown a bit and get some lunch. It was a struggle to stay awake during lunch, so when we got ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva
Not long enough
Our arrival in Geneva was as expected at around midday however our rooms were not ready and we were asked to wait. We went to the bar (restaurant it turned out) for a coffee and ended up with champagne, juice, and coffee courtesy of the Four Seasons. This was totally unexpected. We were early!
We received an upgrade for one of the rooms and it was very large. Huge bathroom, separate dressing area, king size bed, large chair and footstool and a work area. There was a glimpse of the lake from the second window.
The children's room interconnected with ours and although a deal smaller it was still very swank. The children's room had a slightly better view. Both rooms were fitted with a large plasma TV, DVD player and plenty of hanging space.
As we were visiting friends who organise our evening meals....home cooking after 5 weeks on the road was a treat!...we did not have the opportunity to test the restaurant. If the quality of breakfast was anything ot go by then we missed out severely.
we were particlarly impressed being handed cold bottles of water as we checked out to take to the airport with us!
Great Business Hotel
This is a great hotel particularly if your on business and need a variety of business services. It has one of the best places to dine in town and breakfast was wonderful. The service, as other have noted, is hard to beat,
The only fault I have find with this fine hotel is that I don't think it has the charm, style, or romance of the d"Angleterre which is located only a couple of hundred yards away and is in the same price range. If I were going by myself on business (And wanted a good gym.) I would select the Four Seasons, if on the other hand the trip were romantic then I would select the d'Angleterre for its location, rooms, personal service and luxury with charm. An earlier review noted the Four Seasons was "plush" and I certainly agree but if you want real luxury with style - french doors onto a balcony overlooking the jet - you can do better, though it will cost you as much or more, at the d"Angleterre. It all depends what you are looking for in a luxury hotel.
Wahrscheinlich das beste Hotel in Europa
Das ist das beste Four Season Hotel in dem wir uns jemals aufgehalten haben. Es ist vielleicht da alles sehr neu und frisch ist, oder aber wegen dem einmaligen Service sowie der Räumlichkeiten. Was immer es auch sein mag, ich würde in keinem Fall versuchen in einem anderen Fuenf-Sterne-Hotel in dieser Stadt zu wohnen.
Meine Empfehlung für Genf
Natürlich möchte ich nicht wiederholen, was andere Gäste über dieses Hotel geschrieben haben; jedoch ist es schwierig dies nicht zu tun. Es handelt sich um ein wunderschönes Hotel von dem Moment an da man es betritt. Die Zimmer sind sehr elegant ausgestattet und der Service ist diskret aber wirkungsvoll. Das Personal an der Bar ist einmalig und das Essen ist ebenfalls gut. Nach meiner Ansicht ist es DAS Hotel für einen Genf-Aufenthalt, abgesehen von der einzigartigen Lage.
Easily the best hotel in Swizerland
I stayed for three nights in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva. It was really fantasic - probably the best hotel I have stayed in outside of Africa and Asia.
The decor is plush (perhaps not to everyones taste) and very well maintained. Like all excellent hotels, the reason that it is very good, is because everything down to the smallest detail is spot on.
Service is fantastic - they even knew who I was before I got into the hotel - I don't know how but they did.
Food and drink is very good - the bar service is particularly worth of note - attention was paid at all times without being intrusive.
It was certainly NOT cheap, but you get what you pay for. After a long flight, I cant think of anywhere I would rather stay.
A great hotel in a great location with special service.
The place to stay in geneva
Don't want to repeat what the other reviews have typed, but its hard not to. Its a beautiful hotel from the moment you step inside. The rooms are very elegantly decorated and the service is discreet but efficient. The bar staff are excellent and the food is good too. I would say this is THE place to stay in Geneva, the location could not be much better either.
Lovely entrance, well appointed rooms (although slightly smaller than usual 4 Seasons), wonderful food, perfect service and great location.
Best hotel in Geneva.
Must be one of the best hotels in Europe
This is probably the best Four Seasons we have ever stayed in. Maybe because it is so new and everything is very fresh, or maybe it is because of the oustanding service and rooms. Whichever, I would not even contemplate staying at any other five star hotel in the city.
A NEW DES BERGUES
FOUR SEASONS DES BERGUES, GENEVA
Stay : January 2006 (2 nights)
This new hotel has nothing to see anymore with the previous "old lady" des Bergues, the décor is absolutely fabulous; what a change!I loved the area where the elevators are located ; the flowers are extraordinary ( the Four Seasons touch ) ; the rooms and bathrooms are spacious and elegant, the colour scheme is relaxing; the service "outstanding" ( expecially the bar!) except the breakfast room, several mistakes happened (no toasts, service in a rush) when we took our continental.
The fitness room is small but well equipped, a pity that no spa or pool are in the hotel.
As far as the public spaces are concerned, the library is very nice and elegant, it seems that you have the copy of "Le Faubourg Sofitel" in Paris.
This hotel is definitly the new "gem" in Geneva.
Impeccable Specification Hotel with High end guest's care.
I loved it... I have stayed here for 2 days on a business. The hotel was recently refurbished so it is spotless; the deco is classic yet very elegant (European elegant) and the staff VERY efficient and nice. I had the great surprise to be upgraded to a Junior Suite (see the photos). The suite was perfect. Perfect size, perfect appliances, perfect bathroom with nice 'Aqua di Parma' full size toiletries...
I forgot the view on the lake and the quietness of the street below.
If you go on business, look no further, it's perfect.
The cost ? well, very expensive, every little extra is heavily priced so you easily end up with a large bill. But it's Geneva so you know what to expect. Pricey yes but you get pure luxe with impeccable service. Perfect for business. The Four Seasons des Bergues is one of my preferred hotel in Europe just behind the Intercontinental Grand Hotel in Paris...