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Villa Sostaga
Navazzo di Gargnano, Italy

Comfortable villa,
local food,
superb lake views

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Cuq-Toulza, France

Hilltop location,
charming views,
stunning rooms

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Chateau de Rochecotte
St-Patrice, France

18thC castle inn,
views over Loire Valley,
authentic baroque interior

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Shieldaig Lodge
Scotland, U.K.

Scottish highlands,
victorian hunting lodge,
walking nearby


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Our places to stay in Suisse Romande are in the north-west of the country, the French-speaking area bordering France. Here are some of Europe’s most sophisticated and cosmopolitan cities – for example Geneva and Lausanne, the first on the southern tip and the second on the north shore of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman). Here the climate is usually balmy, with vineyards coming right down to the water’s edge and snow capped mountains a dramatic backdrop.

  We list a few suggestions in or near Geneva, and several on hillsides overlooking the lake which are great bases for walking or just relaxing. In the mountains of the north-east of the region, and on the small lakes in the north, are rural retreats, some quite rustic, others exquisitely decorated country house hotels.

  As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay in Suisse Romande offers an exceptionally interesting range to choose from: guesthouses, restaurants with rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out.

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Auberge d'Hermance

Rue du Midi 12, 1248 Hermance GE, +41 (022) 7511368
Intimate, quaint country inn

Auberge de Confignon

Place de l'Eglise, 1232 Confignon 6 GE, +43 (022) 7571944
Peaceful inn, a bus-ride from Geneva

Auberge du Raisin

1 place de l Hotel-de-Ville, 1096 Cully VD, +41 (021) 799 2131
Nicely renovated town inn, good food

Domaine de Chateauvieux

16 Peney-Dessus 1242 Satigny, Genève Switzerland +41 (022) 7531511
Old stone farmhouse, fine cooking

Hostellerie de Caux

1824 Caux-sur-Montreux VD, +41 021 961 2591
1,165 m above Montreux, mountain views - and skiing

Hotel de Gruyeres

1663 Gruyeres FR, +41 (026) 9211933
Traditional family ski hotel, famous cheese town

Hotel du Lac

1296 Coppet VD, +41 (022) 7761521
Solidly comfortable lakeside hotel

Hotel Fleur du Lac

1110 Morges, 70 VD, Route de Lausanne, +41 (021) 8115811
Great lake views

Hotel les Armures

Rue Puits-St-Pierre, 1204 Geneva 1 GE, +41 (022) 3109172
In traffic-free old town, old building - modern comforts

La Maison du Prussien

Au Gor du Vauseyon, 2006 Neuchatel NE, +41 (032) 7305454
Tastefully converted former brewery

Pre Fleuri

rue du Centre 1, 1025 Sainte-Sulpice VD, +41 (021) 6912021
Leafy, peaceful suburb, good food
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