Welcome To Geneva
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the InterContinental Geneva. My Concierge team and I, are honoured to have you with us and share with you the secrets of our beautiful city.
An 18 floor building, situated in the quiet residential area of Petit Saconnex. The hotel offers various restaurants and bars – allowing you to try various delicious gourmet experiences. During the summer period, our heated outdoor poolside restaurant welcomes you for a exclusive lounge ambiance. All this, combined with a large array of places to see & visit – makes Geneva a great places for business or pleasure. We look forward to greeting you in your Geneva home away from home.
Geneva is a sparkling city, rich in history and embedded in gorgeous scenery. The rolling Alps and beautiful lake are views you will never tire of. But it's also a small enough city to get to know quite quickly. After a leisurely breakfast, just take bus no. 5 in front of the hotel, direction Bel-Air, right to the heart of Geneva's historical district where you can admire three of Geneva's cultural landmarks: the Grand Theater, the Music Conservatory and the Rath Museum. The architecture is breathtaking and should also give you a sense of the place, and the influences under which the city has evolved. Afterwards, take a walk through the Parc des Bastions and discover the famous Reformation Wall that shows the four great figures of Calvinism, an integral and symbolic part of Switzerland's history. Walk up the hill to the Old Town where you can enjoy an authentic Swiss lunch at Les Armures. With a bit of luck, you can have the table where President Clinton first discovered the real taste of Swiss cheese fondue. Alternatively you can return to the hotel for lunch at the Woods restaurant, where you can taste a huge array of great wines.
After lunch take a walk to the Botanical Garden, 10 minutes away from the hotel, where you can discover 15,000 different plant species from all over the planet. The imagination of Mother Nature is always humbling to behold. Then, take a well-earned rest on the magnificent terrace of the Perle du Lac, an idyllic spot for an afternoon to melt into an evening. Enjoy a glass of Pinot Noir with the magnificent view of Lake Leman front of you.
Finish your evening with a little adventure by visiting Casino du Lac, just five minutes away from the hotel by car. Have a whirl on the tables and if you're lucky, you may leave Geneva with more than just wonderful memories.
With cheese fondue, drink only white wine or hot tea to avoid stomachaches.
If you intend to use public transport, don't forget to buy your ticket at the bus stop as you won't be able to do it on board. Special Tip: if you are a frequent traveller to Geneva, it is worth considering buying a Half Fare Card, which entitles you to 50% discount on regular fares on trains.
Most restaurants will be closed between 2pm and 7pm.
Service is included in the bill for things like restaurants and taxis.
Train reservations are not required in Switzerland.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Clock in the Passage Malbuisson
Enjoy the lovely show, every hour, of 13 chariots, 42 figures and the sound of 16 bells.
St Peter's Cathedral
This was a Catholic church but then became Protestant during the Reformation in the middle of the 16th century.
To reach its height of 140 meters, 500 litres of water per second are propelled into the air by a pumping station.
An important concert hall (classical music) in rococo style built at the end of the 19th century by Sir Barton, British consul in Geneva during the reign of Queen Victoria.
WHAT TO PACK
Euros are accepted everywhere, even in taxis, however it is advised that you exchange some money into Swiss Franc to benefit from a better exchange rate.
The electric adaptor in Switzerland is unique.
Being close to the French Alps it would be a shame to miss the beauty of places such as Mont Blanc, Yvoire and Evian. Before you arrive check whether you require a Schengen Visa to cross the border.
If you are coming by car in Winter, you should make sure to have snow tyres.
- 7-9 Chemin Du Petit-Saconnex
- Geneva , 1211
- Front Desk +41-22-9193939
Distance 3 KM / 1.86 MI SOUTH EAST to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): SFr.25.00 (CHF)
Time by taxi: 10 minutes
You must take the highway in direction of Grand Saconnex, then take the exit Grand Saconnex and drive straight ahead to the UN place. 200m before the UN place, Turn right on Chemin du Petit-Saconnex, The Hotel is located just at the corner of the street
Station Name: Cornavin Train Station
Distance 2.5 KM / 1.55 MI NORTH to Hotel
Taxi Fee From Train Station: SFr.25.00 (CHF)
Take the direction of downtown during one kilometer, then turn right at rue de Lausanne and drive 1.5 km.
- Parking Available/85 Spaces
- Daily Self Parking Fee: SFr.36.00 (CHF)
- Car parking available
- Valet Parking Available
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
The hotel is situated two miles from Geneva International airport. The easiest way to get to the hotel is by taxi. It costs about 30 CHF. Otherwise, we can arrange our luxury limousine service for you, costing about 120 CHF.
Languages spoken by staff
- High-speed Internet Access
- Wireless Data Connection