The spirit of the mountains enshrouds the space. It is the very essence of the chalet spirit, warm and authentic. Welcome to Laurence Vandeweghe's place.
"What motivates me is the privileged relationship with the guest and providing a personal and genuine welcome. "
Laurence has travelled greatly and she knows the hotel business. What she appreciates above all is the quality of the welcome, the kindness and attention. And that is what Laurence offers her guests at The Originals City, Hotel Porte de Genève, Annemasse South. Especially since this comfortable 3 star accommodation near Geneva and the Alps bears the style of a Savoie chalet: friendly, relaxed and warm. "What truly sets us apart from the large hotel chains is the personalised welcome of our customers," specifies Laurence. Simplicity and sincerity are the cornerstone of an entire team dedicated to the satisfaction of its guests. All of this in a hotel which makes use of the local traditions and mountain ambiance to increase the sense of well-being.
Laurence and her team privilege the quality of the welcome and the well-being of their customers. That is why the 45 rooms, designed in a typical Haute-Savoie style, are revealed as comfortable and warm with air-conditionning. Couples, friends, tourists passing through or business travellers will appreciate a calm, cosy and authentic environment.
- Room service
- Air-conditioned room
- Non smoking room
The traditional restaurant provides the opportunity to rediscover certain French specialities and to savour delicious local dishes. The chef offers a simple menu based on classics prepared with local products.
LE BISTROT DES ALPES
The Savoie ambiance and home-cooking perfectly come together near the Alps. The chef at Le Bistrot des Alpes relies on local products to offer dishes for the occasion, notably the fondue, the tartiflette and the raclette, all typical of Haute-Savoie. If you want to review your classics or to discover the Savoie region cooking: the raclette accompanied by a selection of charcuterie remains a staple. On the menu as well: the beef brochette with sweet potato purée and the three-flavoured prawns and multi-coloured carrots in cream. A pure delight.
With the Alps as a backdrop, Geneva nearby, the lakes, nature and the pure air, The Originals City, Hotel Porte de Genève, Annemasse South is the promise of beautiful discoveries.
TÉLÉPHÉRIQUE DU SALÈVEIt departs from Pas-de-l'Échelle in Étrembières. Altitude: 432 m. Five minutes later, you've arrived at route de Trois-Lacs in Monnetier-Mornex. Altitude: 1,093 m. At the summit, not only is the air pure, but the view of Geneva is stunning. As it is of the téléphérique's station, a true architectural jewel dating back to the 1930s. From up there, various hikes are possible.
YVOIRELaurence particularly recommends the visit of Yvoire, a small fortified village located 40 minutes by car from Gaillard. Classified as one of "France's most beautiful villages," the small medieval city can be discovered on the shores of Lake Geneva on which it sits. A pure wonder.
Geneva, 20 minutes away, in a true haven of peace by the lake. Cradle of watchmaking know-how and the creativity of the greatest Swiss chocolate makers, Geneva offers you an authentic stay with many facets. The harbour and its jet d'eau, the old town and its cathedral, its magnificent parks are, without a doubt, the major tourist attractions of this city.
What our customers say
"Great location and friendly staff"
Due to COVID-19 some issues with reception timing but not a big deal as they will call you if you arrive early. Breakfast is ok nothing special and no cheese for the 2 days we stayed in and also in room 1 AC out of order both days. Lovely pizzas and location is good as you got McDonald’s, Buffalo Grill and supermarket across the road. And the petrol station too. Do visit Chamonix Mont Blanc on a scenic route and not on the toll, it’s really worth it.
Nice hotel and people. The restaurant is not bad and with a warm atmosphere.
Very nice hotel who fully lived up to what we had expected. The surroundings where an industrial area, but that was no problem at all. Good food - nice personnel. We will love to visit you again. :-)
"Great value overnight stay"
We found the hotel was in a perfect location being just off the motorway and next to a petrol station and supermarket - giving us easy access to and from the airport and the ability to refuel the hire care. The hotel is fairly basic but very clean and simply furnished - for an over night before heading to the arid port nothing more is needed. There was an issue with another guest but the manager dealt with it firmly and immediately and it was resolved . Would more than happily stay again
"Nice hotel to stay in"
I had a nice stay. Beds could be changed I would say. The rest was OK
Good stop over for long trip to Italy. Ideal double room for family with two kids. Good dinner
"tidy, small, friendly"
As starting-point into the region and to stay for one or two nights, the room is sufficient: Small, but tidy, everything there what's necessary (shampoo, hairdryer, even hot-water-cettle) people of the hotel VERY friendly and helpful. The restaurant is very nice decorated, breakfast is really good. On rainy days or for a romantic stay ... I would have chosen a different hotel.
"Overnight with dog"
Very comfortable, simple room with good bathroom. Very easy access to motorway. A bit disappointed that restaurant not open on either of my 2 stays.
"Nice room, nice stay, good breakfast, nice staff"
I booked a standaard room, but when I arrived I got a luxury room for the same price, because the other room was occupied. The guy off de reception was very helpful. I had a good night sleep and a delicious breakfast and that all for a good price. Overall a very good stay.
We stayed a couple of nights, the hotel has a special charm, type cabins of the Swiss Alps, the attention at reception was great, we had a problem with the car and we were pleasantly surprised how they helped us, a very special thing is that they care about sincere way as we were. Thanks for everything.