Easily the most stunningly located hotel in town, this luxury lakeside address is sumptuous. A beautifully maintained early-19th-century mansion set in immaculate grounds, it tempts with magnificent lake and Alp views, a grand spa, and a number of bars and upmarket restaurants (including a superb gastronomic temple headed by Anne-Sophie Pic, the only French female chef with three Michelin stars).
The Beau-Rivage Palace has built a reputation for being one of Europe's favourite hotels for its service and high quality. Located in 10 acres of parkland, on the banks of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, the elegant belle époque buildings of the Beau-Rivage Palace command breathtaking views across the lake to the majestic French Alps beyond. Sumptuous architecture, antiques and fine reproductions steep guests in the glorious past in both public and private spaces. On the other hand, guests feel instantly at home, thanks to the warm and attentive staff, which includes Switzerland's only female chief concierge.