Beau-Rivage Palace

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Set on 10 acres of private parkland, directly on the banks of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, the luxurious Beau-Rivage Palace is the picture of storied elegance. Since 1861, the belle époque hotel has had a reputation as one of Europe’s most revered destinations. Today it continues to attract international attention for its exquisite location, exceptional service, and Michelin-starred restaurant, Anne-Sophie Pic.

Sumptuous architecture, grande luxe design, and the finest antiques create spaces that exude serenity and sophistication. Spacious rooms and suites are outfitted with the latest technology and finishes of superb quality. Guests can enjoy gourmet dining options, an award-winning spa, and a 75,000-bottle wine cellar offering vintages from the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux vineyard.

The location, directly on the shores of Lake Geneva, allows for breathtaking views across the lake and to the majestic French Alps beyond. The hotel is also perfectly situated to explore the historic city of Ouchy Lausanne. For a getaway that recalls the grand days of travel, Beau-Rivage Palace is the ultimate choice.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Lausanne into a greater Swiss or European holiday. Take a look at A Family Ski Holiday In The Swiss Alps as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Beau-Rivage Palace Information

Location & Getting There:

Beau-Rivage Palace is set among 10 acres of parkland on the banks of Lake Geneva in Lausanne. The hotel is a 45-minute drive from Geneva International Airport.


Beau-Rivage Palace offers five levels of accommodation, ranging from the 30 square metre Superior Room to the 140 square metre Imperial Suite. Almost all of the 168 guest rooms (including 34 suites) were upgraded in 2012 by award-winning designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon and feature classic grande luxe traditional style, accented by luxurious furnishings and finishes.

Bedrooms overlook the placid waters of Lake Geneva or the exquisitely landscaped gardens. There are spacious marble bathrooms, exquisite silks, and state-of-the-art flatscreen TVs and iPod docking stations, for a personalized experience. Spaces have a distinctly residential feel, that is, if your residence was a spectacular French chateau.


4 restaurants
Wine cellar
Fitness centre
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Tennis courts
Ten acres of private gardens


Beau-Rivage Palace enjoys an exceptional location on the shores of Lake Geneva, just 10 minutes from the city centre of Ouchy Lausanne. Across the splendid parkland surrounding the hotel, guests hear the call of the Alps, with magnificent views of the mountains.

Take a drive through Alpes Vaudoises to the most famous medieval castle in all of Switzerland. Ride a cable car up 3,000 metres to Glacier des Diablerets, where year-round snow provides the perfect conditions for skiing or dogsledding. Visit a 14th century farm turned countryside restaurant, hidden in a forest above the town. Or load up on culture at the international culture centre designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architects, SANAA. A stay at Beau-Rivage Palace provides the perfect starting point to explore the beauty and nature of Lausanne.


A variety of specialized facilities, entertainment, and programs are available for young guests.

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