European travelers are discovering that the pristine little town of Nyon in Switzerland’s French-speaking region deserves more attention than just a day trip from Geneva. Located in the canton of Vaud, Nyon (population 22,000) is one of many smaller cities along the shores of Lake Geneva. It is a 15-minute train ride or a one-hour boat ride from Geneva’s city center.
Nyon has several landmarks and points of interest that are important to Swiss culture and history. The most notable one is the Chateau de Nyon, a 12th-century castle that now houses the Museum of History and Porcelain telling the story of how Nyon was a renowned porcelain center. Along the Esplanade des Marroniers, you’ll find Roman columns and you can see the ruins of a Roman amphitheater on the Rue de la Porcelain.
Visitors who come to Nyon find it’s a place to stay with a homier feel than larger cities. The town has reciprocated with a litany of the best hotels in Nyon.
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B&B HOTEL Nyon
The B&B Hotel Nyon offers comfortable, practical rooms for one night or longer. The 3-star hotel is located 23 kilometers from PalExp and is near all of the attractions in the city including the old historic district. The Nyon train station is less than 10 minutes away. Travelers on business trips or looking for a conference center will find its location near places hosting trade fairs convenient.
The hotel has a reception desk open around the clock with services in English, German, French, and Spanish. The staff will answer any of your questions and provide you with extras like baby beds and more. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and feature beds with deluxe Bultex mattresses, private bathrooms with showers and hairdryers, flat-screen TVs with Chromecast, and free Wi-Fi. Four rooms are available with accommodations for the handicapped.
The hotel has 39 free parking spaces above ground and 14 underground spaces for 12 CHF per night. There is also a secure place for bicycles.
Hotel B&B serves a delightful all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet each morning featuring items like boiled eggs, fresh bread, waffles, pastries, cereals, cold meats, cheeses, and hot beverages.
- Address: All. de la Petite Prairie 20, 1260 Nyon
- Phone: +41 22 512 17 77
Open since 2003, Hotel Real is on Lake Geneva in the heart of Nyon’s Old Town 20 minutes from Geneva Airport. It’s a 5-minute drive from the Domaine Impérial de Gland Golf Club, an 8-minute walk to Nyon’s public beach, and a 5-minute walk to the Chateau de Nyon.
The family-run hotel is in a contemporary building with a Mediterranian-style interior. The rooms are comfortable, soundproof, and air-conditioned with views of the vineyards, lake, or castle. They’re equipped with cable TV, DVD, Wi-Fi, a minibar, and a safety deposit box. All rooms have their own marble bathrooms with a shower, tub, and hairdryer. Rooms with a balcony or sitting area and sofa are available.
The property has an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant called Le Grand Café with a summer terrace. The restaurant serves a generous breakfast buffet, Italian specialty dishes, and premium Italian wines. Guests can also enjoy a bar with leather sofas stocked with daily newspapers and magazines.
- Address: Pl. de Savoie 1, 1260 Nyon
- Phone: +41 22 365 85 85
Ambassador Boutique Hotel
The Ambassador Boutique Hotel is just steps away from Lake Geneva and the Nyon train station and 20 km from the Geneva International Airport. Guests here enjoy magnificent views of the lake and Mont Blanc. The Geneva International Airport is 20 kilometers away. Staying here, you’ll be near the lake and the famous Nyon Castle.
The ambiance throughout the Ambassador is cozy and with decor in the colors of sand, taupe, copper, and black. The well-appointed rooms include a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, a minibar, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Choose from 21 rooms in the categories of Standard, Superior, and Superior Lake View. Or book a Junior Suite or Chateau Suite on the top floor with a lounge area and sweeping views of the lake and Mont Blanc.
Guests are served a breakfast buffet in the dining area each morning, and the ULIVO restaurant serves creative Italian cuisine by Chef Gianluca Lombardini for lunch and dinner. Only the freshest and finest ingredients are used, locally sourced, and seasonal whenever possible. In good weather, you can dine on the private terrace with an olive tree growing in the middle.
- Address: Rue Saint-Jean 26, 1260 Nyon
- Phone: +41 22 994 48 48
The Base Nyon is a 52-suite hotel residence in the center of Nyon just 50 meters from the train station. Choose from three types of suites which can be booked for one night or more. The reception area is open 24/7 with state-of-the-art kiosks.
The residences at the Base Nyon have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Alps and Lake Geneva. The king beds are super comfy with 100% cotton sheets. All of them include a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a Nespresso coffee machine, free Wi-Fi, and bathrooms with rain showers.
The Base Nyon also has an onsite restaurant and bar called the Luigia, a 24-hour gym, bike storage, and private parking.
- Address: Rue Jules Gachet 2, 1260 Nyon
- Phone: +41 22 361 36 36
Hotel Le Rive
Hotel Le Rive is ideally located in the picturesque Rive district on the shores of Lake Geneva with a front-facing view of Mont Blanc. Balconies and terraces throughout the hotel have views of the comings and goings of sailboats worthy of a picture postcard. The Geneva Airport is 20 kilometers away.
All of the rooms at Le Rive are soundproofed and air-conditioned and have a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, a safe, a minibar, a private bathroom with plush bathrobes, and complimentary toiletries. Rooms range from Half Double to Executive Suites. Some have balconies with views of the Rue de Rive or partial lake views.
The hotel has a restaurant with a summer terrace that is popular throughout the reason. Brasserie Le Rive serves breakfast, lunch, and an a la carte dinner seven days a week.
- Address: Rue de Rive 15, 1260 Nyon
- Phone: +41 22 552 20 80
Hostellerie du XVI Siècle
Stay next door to the fabulous Chateau de Nyon at the Hostellerie du XVI Siècle, a hotel in a 16th-century building built on ancient Roman foundations and updated for modern tastes. It’s located in the city center near the train station, car parks, cafes, and shops. The hotel is 4 km away from the Golf Club du Domaine Impérial and 400 meters from the shores of Lake Geneva and the boat harbor.
All of the rooms at the hotel are en suite with city views or quiet street views. Room choices include single or double rooms, triple rooms, and family rooms with 3 beds and 1 double bunk bed. Extra cots and baby beds are available upon request, and pets can stay for an extra fee. Children under 12 can stay free if they share their parents’ bedding. All are equipped with private bathrooms with showers and include free Wi-Fi.
The hotel is a 2-minute walk from a paid parking lot with 400 spaces. Hotel guests can unload luggage at the market square. The onsite restaurant is rustic-style and serves fresh, seasonal market cuisine including fish and grilled meats. There is a terrace for guests to enjoy their meal outdoors with a view.
Above all, we serve market cuisine, fresh and varied according to the seasons. A welcoming and attentive service will make you feel at home on all occasions.
- Address: Rue de la Delaflechère 2, 1260 Nyon
- Phone: +41 (0)22 994 88 00
Hôtel de l’Ange
The Hotel de l’Ange is located within walking distance of the Castle and Lake Geneva. It’s in a historic building that was completely renovated in 2012 and is modernly furnished and comfortable. The train station is 400 meters away, and you can get to the Geneva Airport in 15 minutes. Or hop on a train and be in Lausanne in 30 minutes.
In-room amenities at the hotel include a desk, TV, private bathroom with shower, and a wake-up service. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. Rooms are available with an inner courtyard view.
An onsite cafe, Le Saint-Jean is popular throughout the region for excellent cuisine and an extensive wine list.
- Address: Rue Saint-Jean 22, 1260 Nyon
- Phone: +41 22 361 55 09
Hôtel des Alpes
Located in the heart of Nyon, the Hotel des Alpes is perfect for a business or leisure stay. It’s only 100 meters from the train station and 500 meters from Lake Geneva’s shores. The Geneva Airport is 20 kilometers away and there is a bakery and supermarket within walking distance of the hotel.
Choose from 53 rooms on 4 floors serviced by an elevator. The air-conditioned rooms are comfortable and feature a flat-screen TV with cable, a minibar, and a private bathroom with a tub or shower and a hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
The hotel has a laundry service and a 400-space car park across the street. The onsite restaurant Le Pendtemps serves regional specialties and traditional brasserie dishes.
- Address: Av. Viollier 1, 1260 Nyon
- Phone: +41 22 994 30 00