The Swiss are noted for knowing their hospitality, and if you want to experience this in action (who wouldn’t?) simply head to the shores of Lake Geneva. Of course, you’ve already heard about the legend of the Palace and dreamt of waking up to a view – no, THE view – across the glassy surface of the lake. This is luxury at its purest denomination: not OTT, not too cool for school, but discreet, friendly, and based on countless encores of service perfection over the past 150+ years of the hotel’s history. Kiddies and pooches are welcome, but lovebirds can still find a cuddly nook or two amongst the 10-acre parkland on the lakeside shores.