Hotel review

The view of the Woodward Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland

Le Woodward, Geneva

The service

Almost shudder with the energy and enthusiasm of youth. The staff seem as excited as their guests to be there. This kind of positivity goes a long way in setting the tone of a joint. Plus, the Woodward team can organize just about anything. A helicopter shopping trip to Monte-Carlo, lunch in Paris, cocktails on Mont Blanc, dinner in Courchevel. Either way, the people who can afford to do such things want to do it. The present Examiner asked polite questions in that rhetoric, perfectly pleased to know that he himself would have to be content with a dip in the lake and a stroll through the Old Town.

For families

Extremely flexible. Two, three or more suites can be connected along a common hallway; entire floors can be “privatized” if necessary. The young guests receive coloring pages, puzzles and a small St Bernard soft toy as gifts; they can also mimic their parents’ casual look in child-sized bathrobes and slippers. Le Jardinier has a special kids’ menu – if there is anything that can persuade the little devils to eat their veggies, this is it. Kid-friendly activities galore can be organized; babysitters too.

Presidential Suite at Woodward, GenevaClaire Cocano

Eco-effort

While not unique in this regard, The Woodward is the latest of Geneva’s lakeside hotels to participate in the exemplary GeniLac program, in which water from the lake is used to heat and cool large buildings. As part of the Oetker collection, The Woodward will adhere to the brand’s four-point CSR strategy (respecting human rights; consuming responsibly; ensuring environmental awareness; engaging with communities durable). Facts, figures and analyzes are provided in the Oetker Collection annual CSR report, available online. Due to the timing of its opening, The Woodward is not in the 2020-21 report.

Accessibility for people with reduced mobility

All public areas and floors (but not all suites) are wheelchair accessible. There is a fully accessible suite and a fully accessible treatment room in the spa.

Nothing to report?

Call the cops. It appears that a master thief with an engineering degree stole the Savoy’s famous red elevator and relocated it to the Woodward.


Hotel address: Hôtel The Woodward, 37 Quai Wilson, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Phone number: +41 22 901 3700
Website: oetkercollection.com
Price from: £ 870


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