Rosie Agbulos, Corporate Travel
Where did you Just Get Back from? Lusanne Geneva, Bern Switzerland , Annecy France , Bilbao Spain, San Sebastian Spain and St Jean De Luz France
When were you in Europe?June 2016
Words to describe what you felt when you first arrived: We took a tour to Annecy France, south of Geneva, which is their little Venice in France. It was so beautiful and we couldn’t wait to see everything!
Where did you stay?
- Geneva- Le Richemond Hotel
- Bilbao- Melia Bilbao
- We also enjoyed dinner and a hotel tour at the Hotel D Angleterre in Geneva. They have a great safari themed bar ( Leopard bar ) and safari themed rooms as well.
- Also note, The rooms at both Le Richemond and Melia were large rooms by European standard. Modern but not too much, and still homey!
With whom would you recommend staying at these hotels? Both hotels are good for corporate or leisure travelers and centrally located. In Geneva, Le Richemond is across from Lake Geneva, and within walking distance to tours, local buses and train stations. In Bilbao, Melia is across the street from the river and within walking distance to the Guggenheim museum. Both hotels offered a buffet breakfast.
Tempt us- Name the most special place you discovered on this trip: In Switzerland, we had a Swiss rail pass and took the train to both Lusanne and Bern. Bern is such a special place both for sightseeing and shopping. We then took a tour to Annecy France for the day, their version of Venice, which was so beautiful. In Bilbao Spain, we drove an hour away to San Sebastian – a beautiful coastal town with an abundance of shopping and food. From San Sebastian, 30 minutes away is St Jean de Luz on the border of France in Basque country- similar to San Sebastian. So much shopping, such great food and so little time.
Name the most special place you discovered on this trip (e.g.: restaurant, shop, beach, architectural interest, spa etc) I loved San Sebastian for the beautiful coast. It’s an old town with fabulous shopping and delicious food.
What’s the best time of year to go in your opinion? June/July
If you’re interested in traveling to Europe, contact Rosie at firstname.lastname@example.org.