This week I’m bringing you a very special post about one of my favourite cities in the world, Geneva in Switzerland. I spent many years in Switzerland when I was studying in boarding school in Brillantmont, so it feels like home to me! Ready for the best RoviTips in the city? Let’s begin!
HOW TO GET HERE
Nowadays Geneva is a super well connected airport, I remember when I was studying here, there was only Swiss flying from Barcelona on a small propelled plane. It was an all-business-class plane, almost like a private jet. The ticket prices were also like a private jet haha. Today you have soooo many options, Vueling, Easy Jet and Swiss with big regular planes!
WHERE TO STAY: FOUR SEASONS HOTEL DES BERGUES
Geneva is known for its super luxury five star hotels surrounding the lake, and among them there is the number one and my personal favourite: the Four Seasons hotel des Bergues.
You all know I’m a big fan of the Four Seasons chain, you can check my latest trip to the Four Seasons in Bali on my youtube Channel!
Back to Geneva, this hotel is everything you need for a trip in the city, best location and best views to the city and the lake from the rooftop!
I stayed at one of the deluxe rooms facing the Lac Leman! So beautiful to wake up with these views!! It always happens to me when I come to the Four Season hotels I just feel like staying in the room all day! It’s just so cozy 🙂
The best RoviTip I can give you when its a cold winter day in Geneva is to come to the Spa at the Four Seasons. When its cold outside what better than to relax in the Hammam and get a massage? Nothing really! I want to give special thanks to Jasome at the reception and Rossana for being such an amazing masseuse. I suggest you try their new Blissful Marma massage ! top top!!!
WHERE TO EAT:
Lots of new additions and some musts that never change!
Izumi: The newest and hottest Japanese – Nikkei fusion restaurant is at the Four Seasons hotel. Totally a must in Geneva that you have to try! In the summer months the restaurant is located at the rooftop of the hotel where you can enjoy the best views! Top dishes: Tuna tartar on crispy rice sushi, the spinach salad, the salmon tataki with miso sauce! So delicious I would come to eat here every day ! Also taste their matcha tea!
Alma: A Peruvian restaurant for starting the party on a night out. They have a reserved area for big groups, perfect to go with friends! Taste their ceviches and the risotto beef and their Pisco Sour cocktails!
Baroque: Recently just inagurated in a new location, the all time famous Baroque is perfect for a night out as well! The restaurant also has a club. Since now everything is about ceviches, here you can taste very good ones! The best here are the gyozas.
Le Relais de L’Entrecote. The iconic restaurant where they only serve most delicious Café de Paris style entrecôte. The sauce is so secret that it comes every morning with a van from the main restaurant in Paris! Book your table as soon as you arrive in Geneva! 🙂
Kakinuma: A traditional Japanese more casual for a quiet evening with friends. Try their California temaki! Top Top.
Arthurs: The perfect place to grab a coffee and chill in the afternoon between the shopping!!!
Java: Well this is not a restaurant but a club, the best club in Geneva for a night out! Have fun amigos and don’t dance too much despacitooooo 😉
WHERE TO SHOP:
Bon Genie, a whole building of luxury designer fashion for men and women. Here you will not only find the best brands but the best selection of their best pieces. Ysl, Balenciaga, and all the upcoming designers.. also you can find the Chiara Ferragni collection of backpacks and phone cases 🙂
The best thing I can recommend you to move around Geneva is to use Uber, it will cost you more than half what would you pay for a taxi and you ride in comfortable cars. Use my code MONR367UI for free trips!
Soooo all of this and many more Swiss adventures you will see live on the video I will upload new week on my Youtube channel <www.youtube.com/monrovi> and let’s continue to explore the world together!
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Thank you for reading and see you in Geneva amigos!