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The Hotel d’Angleterre in Geneva is now offering special room rates for knowitall.ch readers and their guests.

With spectacular views overlooking Lake Geneva, this luxurious five-star boutique hotel provides an elegant mixture of British Chic and traditional sophistication, with a wide range of rooms, restaurants and bars to satisfy all tastes.  Located just a 10 minute walk away from the main shopping districts (Rue du Rhone and Rue du Marché), the hotel is also very handy for visiting local tourist attractions such as the Patek Philippe Museum, the Watchmaking Museum and the Museum of Natural Sciences.

Each of the 45 rooms and suites in the hotel has been individually designed but with one common theme: personalized service tailored to the individual needs and wishes of its guests. Exceptional amenities and thoughtful touches throughout each of the rooms  include homemade chocolates and fresh fruit, twice daily maid service, Penhaligon’s bath products, plush bathrobes and slippers, magazines, ipod docking stations, free Wifi, and satellite pay movie services – to name but a few! All windows are sound-proofed and many rooms offer balconies with stunning lake views.


When you look at the website statistics for knowitall.ch one of the results that stands out the most is the number of hits we get in our travel pages, in particular the car rental section.  

Given that we live in such an international region, with people and coming going all the time, this should not be that surprising.  With travelers arriving at Geneva Airport all the time, be they business colleagues or family and friends, there is clearly a need for high quality transport services in this region.

One company that has been operating in Geneva for 15 years is GMC-Limousines.  A family-run business, managed by Ricardo Fraga, GMC-Limousines has a large fleet of 8 luxury chauffeur-driven cars available for rent on flexible hourly, daily or per kilometer rates.  All drivers have professional licences and are members of the two main limousine associations, AGELLMC and NLA.


As the Christmas holidays approach, many of you will be traveling abroad, either heading back home to visit family and friends with bags full of presents, or returning from university carrying rucksacks laden with heavy bags. Some of you may just be taking a well-earned break in the sun!

The chances are that some of you will have excess baggage or oversized luggage that will need shipping to your destination. With some flight operators, the cost of placing this luggage in the hold can be so prohibitive that you end up having to leave many of your belongings behind.


As we approach the last few weeks before Christmas, many of you will be out and about, dining with friends, partying in town, or having a drink after work with colleagues.


If you’re planning to have a drink, be sure to plan ahead and make arrangements for your return home — if you’re driving, then you need to remain below the legal limit (click here for Swiss limits and here for French limits) and if you’re not, then you need to make sure you have a sensible means of transport back home.


If you can’t rely on friends to give you a lift home, and if public transport is not an option, think about putting some extra money in your purse for a Swiss taxi or French taxi home. At this time of year, fees can be extremely high, so be prepared.



Jim’s British Market and British Airways have joined together to offer you the best of Great Britain!

From the 6 October, 2014, it is possible to claim a 15% rebate on your next British Airways flight from Geneva to the UK (Economy or Business class), if you are a customer at Jim's.

The offer is valid on flights booked before 31st December 2014 and tickets are valid for one year.  You can book an unlimited number of flights and receive the same discount for onward UK destinations.