Le Richemond Hotel Review (Geneva, Switzerland)

08 Jun 2016

What a magnificent way to end my time in Geneva, Switzerland. While there, I stayed at Le Richemond hotel which is part of the Dorchester Collection.

 

Click HERE to check out Le Richemond!

 

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The hotel is right in the middle of Geneva. It’s along the lake and just a perfect location.

Le Richemond Hotel Review (Geneva, Switzerland) Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

Le Richemond Hotel Review (Geneva, Switzerland) Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

Le Richemond Hotel Review (Geneva, Switzerland) Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

I arrived in the early afternoon and made a quick check-in after meeting the staff at the reception. Le Richemond staff informed me that I had an upgraded room on the fifth floor. How kind! The staff escorted me up after checking in and the suspense was building. Finally, we reached my room. The styling was classy, yet quite modern.

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The first thing I noticed was the welcome gift on the coffee table. Normally, these tend to be about the same but this was something extra special. This time, there was a cake enclosed in a sphere of chocolate with chocolate balls fixed to the outside of the sphere. Oh Lord have mercy! What an artistic creation. Absolutely beautiful, my hat is off to the creator. Well done!

Le Richemond Hotel Review (Geneva, Switzerland) Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

Le Richemond Hotel Review (Geneva, Switzerland) Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

I talk a lot about different bedding at the various hotels I visit. This was definitely above average. I sunk into these pillows and sheets like quicksand. That’s a good thing folks, it was very soft and comfortable. Not too hard or too soft, just right.

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Le Richemond Hotel Review (Geneva, Switzerland) Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

I’m always super excited to see the facilities at every hotel I visit, so I headed down to check out the spa and fitness areas. The gym was very well equipped. Along with having the regular workout equipment, they also had tons of CrossFit equipment. The spa area was superb as well. They have a magnificent sauna and steam room accompanied with a relaxation area. I definitely took advantage of it during my stay!

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There were a few times during my stay where I really got to enjoy some fantastic views from my window. The evening and morning offered some of the most beautiful and colorful skies.

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After retiring for the evening and getting a fantastic night of sleep, it was time to go down to the restaurant and investigate the breakfast offering. The dining room is very classic and elegant which offers a different feel than the room. One of the first features I noticed was the chocolate fountain. Normally, you only see these at brunch service but this was at their breakfast which is quite notable.

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Le Richemond Hotel Review (Geneva, Switzerland) Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

Le Richemond Hotel Review (Geneva, Switzerland) Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

I ordered an omelette with cheese and then selected some items from the buffet. Not a super large selection but full of quality items that I really enjoyed. For example, the fruit salad was just out-of-control! Health!

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Only a few hours after and it was time to move onto the next city. I have to say I really enjoyed my stay in Geneva and I plan to return shortly. My time at Le Richemond was definitely fantastic. They really have an offering that is jam-packed with quality. I truly enjoyed the entire experience and would highly recommend that you visit the Le Richemond hotel next time you are in Geneva, Switzerland!

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What a magnificent way to end my time in Geneva, Switzerland. While there, I stayed at Le Richemond hotel which is part of the Dorchester Collection.   Click HERE to check out Le Richemond!   The hotel is right in the middle of Geneva. It's along the lake and just…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.9
Value - 8.9
Feng Shui - 8
Convenience - 10
Service - 9.7

9.1

Fantastic!

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Le Richemond

Hotel

Rue Adhémar-Fabri 8-10, 1201 Genève, Switzerland

Phone: +41 22 715 70 00

 


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Le Richemond Hotel Review (Geneva, Switzerland) Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

Le Richemond Hotel Review (Geneva, Switzerland) Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

Le Richemond Hotel Review (Geneva, Switzerland) Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

Le Richemond Hotel Review (Geneva, Switzerland) Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

Best Chinese Food in Geneva?

08 Jun 2016

You don’t normally think about Chinese food when you think of Switzerland. However, while staying at La Reserve hotel in Geneva, I really wanted to try The Tse Fung restaurant. I’ve been around Asia quite a bit in my lifetime so I thought I better see if all of the amazing reviews I read about the restaurant were accurate. The hotel is a little bit north of the city center. It is quite a magnificent property, I must admit. The dining room at the restaurant is no different. Also, it is important to note that it was a completely full house during my dinner there. A good sign!

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Best Chinese Food in Geneva? Blog Europe Food Switzerland

To get the ball rolling, I ordered what they called a White Mary. Sort of like a Bloody Mary, but with a twist. To be honest, it reminded me of a salad dressing but alcoholic and phenomenally tasty! I’m in love.

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As soon as I saw hot and sour soup on the menu I had to order. Hot and sour soup is one of those things that I have loved as long as I can remember. I must say that the best one I’ve ever had was in Hong Kong but this one was pretty solid as well.

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The next course that was introduced was dim sum. Overall, the dim sum was good but nothing that really blew my socks off.

Best Chinese Food in Geneva? Blog Europe Food Switzerland

While sitting in the restaurant, I saw several Beijing ducks being served and I couldn’t resist. The large portion would be too much food but I was able to order a half portion and really enjoy it. They even rolled it up in the crepes for me. Now that’s service!

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You know Pierre loves his spicy food. So when I saw the Szechuan items on the menu I had to order them as well. I went with the Szechuan shrimp which was quite nice. Lucky for me, they included some additional spicy chili sauces on the side which made everything that much better. They even packed up some for me to take home without even requesting it. Amazing.

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After all of the plates and plates of food, it was time for dessert. I chose one that had coconut pudding in the title. When I think of pudding, I think of something completely different than what was served but it was still quite nice. I enjoy dessert with not too strong of flavors on occasion and this is exactly what I would expect from a Chinese restaurant.

At the end of the meal, I could definitely understand why the dining room was full of people. Normally, when you venture out of Asian countries, the food quality goes down quite a lot. However, in Geneva they seem to be getting it right. Most of the food was quite enjoyable. If you are really hungry for some solid Chinese food I would recommend you to visit The Tsu Fung.

You don't normally think about Chinese food when you think of Switzerland. However, while staying at La Reserve hotel in Geneva, I really wanted to try The Tse Fung restaurant. I've been around Asia quite a bit in my lifetime so I thought I better see if all of the…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.1
Value - 7.5
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 7.5
Service - 8.3

8.1

Tasty!

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The Tse Fung

Restaurant

Route de Lausanne 301, 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland

Phone: +41 22 959 58 88

 


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Best Chinese Food in Geneva? Blog Europe Food Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway

06 Jun 2016

Where do I even begin? I knew this trip to Geneva would be amazing, but I didn’t know it would be this good. I arrived at La Reserve after finding my car at the airport.

 

Click HERE to check out La Reserve!

 

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La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

Driving up to the hotel made me feel like I was arriving at a private residence. This is quite the compound. Definitely an extremely luxurious feeling.

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

It was like walking through a maze to get to the room, but I’m glad I made it. La Reserve property is located right on Lake Geneva. The vibe I got throughout the hotel is that of a lake cottage which is makes sense. Walking into my room I felt like I was walking into my living room! Right at home!

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

I reserved a huge suite at La Reserve which knocked my socks off! Notice the wordplay. On the coffee table, they had a cake and an expensive bottle of champagne waiting for me. How thoughtful! They sure know how to please Pierre at La Reserve.

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The bathroom was exceptional as well. It had a massive bathtub where you could fit at least 20 people. Party time. Alright, I’m exaggerating, but still it was huge and beautiful.

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

I didn’t have much time for the stay so I wanted to explore the property as much as possible. The next area I explored was their fitness, pool and spa/relaxation area. Along with this indoor pool they also have an outdoor pool. The gym is large and has all the equipment you could ever need in a very visually appealing area coupled with an amazing gym attendant. Perfection folks, perfection.

They have a few restaurants where you can eat your meals. Two of the restaurants are quite popular and highly ranked. When I heard they had a fantastic Chinese restaurant I had to give it a shot. You can read about The Tse Fung in a separate article!

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

The next morning I had breakfast on the terrace and luckily the weather was perfect. They have a beautiful selection on the buffet as well as the option to order some items from the kitchen. I’m trying to clean up my diet a little bit so I ordered an egg white omelette which was quite tasty. As a matter of fact, everything was delicious. The staff was also very attentive.

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La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

Not long after breakfast and it was time to leave the hotel. The hotel is slightly north of Geneva’s center in Bellevue so I was curious how I would get to the city. Turns out they have an absolutely gorgeous, inclusive boat shuttle which will bring you straight to the city center. How convenient!

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My stay at La Reserve was short but magical. Seriously. I would love to revisit in the near future. The service was fantastic, the design beautiful, location breathtaking and facilities were perfect among many other things. This is one of those places that I’m confident you will enjoy regardless of who you are. For all of these reasons, I would highly recommend that you visit La Reserve in Geneva, Switzerland.

Reserve YOUR room at La Reserve Now!
Where do I even begin? I knew this trip to Geneva would be amazing, but I didn't know it would be this good. I arrived at La Reserve after finding my car at the airport.   Click HERE to check out La Reserve!   Driving up to the hotel made me…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.7
Value - 9
Feng Shui - 9.3
Convenience - 7.5
Service - 9.6

9

Phenomenal

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La Reserve Hotel Geneva

Hotel

Route de Lausanne 301, 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland

Phone: +41 22 959 59 59

 


La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland

La Reserve: The Perfect Lake Geneva Getaway Blog Europe Hotels Switzerland