Beau Rivage Palace Lausanne
At a Glance
- Experience the historic, luxury savoir faire of one of Europe’s most prestigious hotels
- Spectacular location on the edge of Lake Geneva, with lake or alpine views from most rooms and suites
- Dine at the two-Michelin starred Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau Rivage Palace
Indulge at the state-of-the-art Cinque Mondes Spa
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Lausanne is a beautiful destination all year round. In winter the city is often carpeted by snow, while in summer the climate is mild and pleasant, perfect for sight-seeing.
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With its idyllic location on the shores of the aquamarine Lake Geneva, the Beau Rivage Palace is the Grand Dame of Swiss hotels. Built in 1861, this elegant, stately hotel promises luxury and opulence in a spectacular lakeside setting.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva (or Lac Leman to the Lausannois) in the sophisticated suburb of Ouchy, the historic Beau Rivage Palace is a private retreat set amongst 10 acres of private gardens. With a history dating back over 150 years, this elegant Belle Époque building has long played host to royalty and celebrities, offering seclusion and privacy to each and every guest.
Set across two wings, the rooms and suites at the Beau Rivage Palace are luxurious and opulent, with high ceilings and rich fabrics. Expertly styled by celebrated designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon, his signature classical elegance is echoed in the décor. Whilst the furnishings might hark back to the hotel’s 150 years of history, the rooms and suites have been brought up to date with high speed Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions and luxurious marble bathrooms. Many of the rooms can interconnect for families travelling together, with an adventure playground, babysitting and kids activities available for younger guests.
Prepare for a gastronomic experience at the Beau Rivage Palace, with a dazzling array of high-end dining establishments to choose from. Without a doubt the crowing jewel is the two-Michelin-star Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau Rivage Palace, showcasing the very best Swiss-French cuisine with a backdrop of the snow-capped Alps. Sample delicious Italian fare at L’Accademia, the traditional Japanese flavours of Miyako Lausanne, or more relaxed French-brasserie style dining at Café Beau-Rivage. Soak up the beautiful natural surroundings as you enjoy a leisurely breakfast or Sunday brunch at La Terrasse, with stunning lake views and a relaxed vibe. The hotel’s grandiose BAR, with its retro furnishings and laid-back atmosphere, serves up the best cocktails in Lausanne. Allow the expert mixologists to create wild and wonderful cocktails or indulge in the superlative wine list that has been carefully selected from the hotel’s 75,000 strong wine cellar – one of the largest in Europe.
The State-of-the-art Cinque Mondes Spa, with its six private spa suites, Turkish bath and tropical rain walk, is the ultimate place to relax and unwind. An extensive treatment menu includes everything from Ayurveda to Thai Massage, whilst the indoor and outdoor pools and fully-equipped fitness centre cater for the fitness enthusiast. For a unique aquatic experience, board the hotel’s very own paddle steamer, Le Montreux, for a cruise on the clear waters of Lake Geneva whilst indulging in lunch or afternoon tea on board. The ultimate way to experience the stunning lake and alpine surroundings of Lausanne.
Rooms range from the stylish yet compact Single Rooms, through to the expansive Penthouse Rooms and Suites. Each individually designed in the Art Deco style, most rooms offer stunning views out across Lake Lucerne to the mountains beyond. Many of the larger rooms and suites have private balconies with whirlpool tubs, whilst the vast Penthouse Spa Superior Suite has its own Jacuzzi on the private rooftop terrace and an infrared sauna.
The Beau Rivage Palace is a wonderful hotel for families, with interconnecting rooms and extra beds available upon request. The hotel can even arrange additional neighbouring rooms for larger family groups. During the summer months, there is a creative kids’ club, with a variety of activities on offer, from flower arranging to baking.
Along with its diverse array of restaurants, including the 2 Michelin starred Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau Rivage Palace, the hotel’s 16,000 square foot spa is a highlight. Enjoy the tropical rain walk, hammam, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna and Jacuzzi as you luxuriate in the Cinque Mondes spa. Walks through the manicured gardens, games of tennis and cruises on the lake are just some of the al fresco pursuits on offer at the Beau Rivage Palace.
Dress codes for the restaurants: Chesa Veglia is smart casual, Le Restaurant requires a jacket and a tie is desired, Le Relais / Nobu@Badrutt's Palace are smart casual, La Diala is Casual, Le Grand Hall requires a jacket after 7.30pm, Renaissance Bar in Davidoff Lounge requires a jacket after 7.30pm, King's Club is 'dress to impress'
Location & directions
The Beau Rivage Palace is just a short 10-minute drive from the centre of Lausanne, in the lakeside suburb of Ouchy. Lausanne railway station is 5 minutes by car, whilst Geneva International Airport is 40 minutes away.
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