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post #16 of 24
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Yeah jamesgatz already mentioned that. That would be really awesome.

 

When I saw the thread this was my first thought before opening. However when I saw his response I figured the details couldn't hurt. I do believe there is a pricey admission fee, you may want to call prior to going if your interested.

post #17 of 24
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Ah ok! I understand. Need to do a little map search. But what great things, do I have near me that is worth seeing?

 

The Kempinski faces across the lake so with any luck you will have great views from your room. The lakeside walk towards the botanical gardens and the United Nations and beyond is a very pleasant stroll at the weekend, and going the other way, Geneva's very attractive old town is a 15-20 minute walk. A steamer ride on the lake would show you a bit more of the wider region. The area behind the Kempinski - the Pacquis - may not be to everyone's liking (some colourful low life for sure) but has one or two ethnic restaurants that are worth investigating.

 
Although there is a large international community in Geneva, it's still a relatively small city, so don't expect it to have the scale or range of cultural amenities of say Paris, Munich, Milan or London. After a while I got quite bored of the place.
post #18 of 24
There used to be a Bel y Cia shop in Geneve. Not sure it is still there, though.

Andrey
post #19 of 24
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When I saw the thread this was my first thought before opening. However when I saw his response I figured the details couldn't hurt. I do believe there is a pricey admission fee, you may want to call prior to going if your interested.

Much appreciated. WIll do that but I think it's worth seeing since I love Patek! But not yet that i'm a owner lol.

 
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The Kempinski faces across the lake so with any luck you will have great views from your room. The lakeside walk towards the botanical gardens and the United Nations and beyond is a very pleasant stroll at the weekend, and going the other way, Geneva's very attractive old town is a 15-20 minute walk. A steamer ride on the lake would show you a bit more of the wider region. The area behind the Kempinski - the Pacquis - may not be to everyone's liking (some colourful low life for sure) but has one or two ethnic restaurants that are worth investigating.

 
Although there is a large international community in Geneva, it's still a relatively small city, so don't expect it to have the scale or range of cultural amenities of say Paris, Munich, Milan or London. After a while I got quite bored of the place.

 

That's what I heard (I hope I get a good room) Well i'm only there for 3 days for work so i'm not staying that long. So this will be perfect for me just to walk around and relax. It's not maybe the nr 1 shopping place to travel to but I thought maybe something good can come out of it :)

 

You have any ideas how Kempinskis bar/restaurant is? Any good?

post #20 of 24
Brogue would be an excellent shoe shop in any city. I think the chaps who run it are English, as it happens.
http://www.brogue.ch/en/

Boutique Pitti Uomo at Rue Kleberg 12 [inside a little shopping mall] is also worth a look
post #21 of 24
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You have any ideas how Kempinskis bar/restaurant is? Any good?

 

No, but it has (or at any rate had) a lively nightclub downstairs. I would imagine the restaurant will be good but if not, there are various other hotels nearby going towards the town centre that are good, besides the more basic places in Pacquis, just behind the Kempinski.

post #22 of 24
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No, but it has (or at any rate had) a lively nightclub downstairs. I would imagine the restaurant will be good but if not, there are various other hotels nearby going towards the town centre that are good, besides the more basic places in Pacquis, just behind the Kempinski.

 

Thanks :)

post #23 of 24
Haven't been to Geneva in ages. I'd 2nd passing on shopping there since it's so expensive there.
post #24 of 24
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Haven't been to Geneva in ages. I'd 2nd passing on shopping there since it's so expensive there.

 

I've heard it's quit expensive. But how is coffe shops or something like that over there?

 
Just to go out for good sweets. 
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