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How can I get around by public transport in Geneva, Switzerland?
Trams, buses, trains, mouettes (little yellow lake boats) - Geneva is so easy to get around. citizenM Geneva hotel makes things even easier: claim your free public transport pass when you stay at citizenM. Want to start using it as soon as possible? The nearest tram and bus stop is outside our door. Simple!
Where are the best bars in Geneva, Switzerland?
See the city (and the lake) from up on high and the best rooftop bars in Geneva. Watch the sunset at MET (Hotel Métropole) while sampling a cocktail or two. Order tapas, sushi or burgers at Rooftop 42, or look back at the Old Town with Japanese-inspired plates at Izumi.
Where is the best fondue in Geneva, Switzerland?
What trip to Switzerland would be complete without some delicious fondue? Bring on the hot cheese delights at Auberge de Savièse. Take a seat in this chalet-style eatery in Geneva city centre for a night of fondue, raclette and other classic Swiss dishes. How much cheese can you handle? Buvette des Bains nearby is known as a swimming destination, but it's also a traditional fondue spot. For fondue on your hotel doorstep: hotel Les Armures has a fabulous restaurant with sensational fondue - literally just up a few steps from citizenM Geneva.
What are the best things to do in Geneva in Switzerland?
- Hire a boat or pedalo and see Geneva from the water.
- See just how high the Jet d'Eau - Geneva's biggest water fountain - can go!
- Take in the beauty of Geneva's Botanical Garden and Greenhouse.
- Discover Geneva's historic Old Town, with buildings and landmarks dating back to the 16th century.
- Take a dip at the Bains des Pâquis - in winter, the place becomes a sauna so it's perfect all year round.
How can I rent a boat on Lake Geneva?
Boat rental on Lake Geneva, Switzerland, is simple - Les Corsaires, a few minutes up the coast from citizenM Geneva hotel, has pedal boats, powerboats and sailboats for hire so you can truly make the waters your own. Boats carry up to six people and booking can be made on the same day (although it's advised to book in advance). Not quite got the hang of this sailing thing yet? Learn the ropes on a Les Corsaires powerboat or sailing course so you can step on board with confidence (and style).
How do I get to Lake Geneva in Switzerland?
You're there, baby! The shore of Lake Geneva is just a short 5-minute walk from your cosy citizenM bed. Stroll over with a coffee after breakfast and take it all in. Fun fact: Lake Geneva has another name - Lac Léman.
What is the weather like in Geneva, Swizterland?
Things get a little chilly up here in the mountains so, if you're visiting Geneva in the winter, don't forget to pack those extra layers and expect temperatures around 0 degrees. Summer by the Lake can reach up to lovely 26 degrees but maybe pack a jacket for inevitable breezy days.
What museums are in Geneva, Switzerland?
Geneva's Old Town is filled with history, but the Barbier-Mueller Museum goes back even further to ancient civilisations. Do a deep-dive into the past as you find sculptures, cloth and ornament going back thousands of years - this is a place that wil make your eyes wide with wonder. By comparison, MAMCO is just a baby. The largest museum of contemporary art in Switzerland, this industrial space it has a collection of over 4,000 items and celebrates modern Swiss art with ever-changing exhibitions. Grab a Geneva City Pass - it's valid at numerous museums across the city. Happy to head further afield? Have your mind blown at the CERN visitor's centre. 31 minutes away by public transport, CERN - where the biggest things in the universe happen - has free entry and you can even join a guided tour that wil have you seeing stars.
Where can I get the best breakfast in Geneva, Switzerland?
At your citizenM Geneva hotel, of course - our breakfast buffet gathers some of our best online reviews, because it's delicious, plentiful and just really, really good. If you want to venture outside, Birdie Food & Coffee is a cute and quirky coffee shop with a range of delicious hot breakfasts and nourishing juices, making sure you start your day right before heading out for shopping and sightseeing. The waterside Coffee Cafe is a sweet reprieve from the tourist-lined streets. Nestle under an umbrella out on the patio and enjoy a coffee with a range of European breakfast dishes overlooking the Lake and the gothic Brunswick Monument.
How do I get to or from Geneva Airport?
It's easy - Geneva Airport is just 4 kilometers from the city centre, so you have quite a few options and they won't cost a lot. There are direct buses to Gare Routiere (central bus station) and many trains to Gare Cornavin (central train station), or you can take a taxi or a shuttle.