Hôtel Royal Evian *****

13 Avenue des Madeirons | 74500 Évian-les-Bains | France |

"The masterful renewal of the Hotel Royal Evian in Evian-Les-Bains"

Slate, 15 January 2017

Best resort in Europe

Prix Villegiature, 2017


  • The Kid's Resort for babies, kids and teens
  • The room dedicated to video games
  • The indoor pool reserved for them


  • La Prairie's spa
  • The incredible golf course
  • The many sports activities



Evian is a world-renowned spa town, famous for its famous mineral water of the same name, which sprang up in the heart of the Alps of Haute-Savoie in 1829. Surrounded by a huge park, the Royal Evian offers a breathtaking panorama of the Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains.

At Fleuron de l’Evian resort, the Royal Hotel is located just 45 minutes from Geneva International Airport. Nestled along the lake, the hotel is also accessible by a 3-hour TGV from Paris, as well as a 35-minute boat trip from the city of Lausanne. A heliport has even been built within the Evian Resort for easy access.



This incomparably charming hotel, nestled in the heart of a 42-acres estate, has recently won the distinction of being a ‘palace’, proof that its facilities and exclusive services live up to its reputation. The hotel was completely renovated in 2015 and has a unique decorative style, characterized by the Belle Epoque.

The hotel offers 150 refined rooms and suites, 3 restaurants, 1 felted bar where you can enjoy a tea or a glass of brandy, 1 spa, 1 indoor pool, 1 outdoor pool, 1 great kids-club (baby-kids-teens), 1 indoor pool reserved for children, 1 video arcades, 1 hydro-contact course, 1 world-famous golf course and many conference rooms.



The rooms and suites are decorated in a contemporary style, combining luxury and comfort for the whole family. All offer unique views of surrounding nature: Lake Geneva, the splendid park of the hotel or the peaks of the Alps. Residence Park rooms (40 sqm – 430 sqft) easily accommodate 2 adults and 1 child (up to 13 years) or 1 baby. Facing south, they offer beautiful light, a balcony and a bathroom with shower. Ideal for families, the Family Rooms (43 sqm – 462 sqft) are perfect for the stay of 2 adults and 2 children up to 13 years. They have a living area with a sofa convertible into a bunk bed. Marble bathrooms have showers and separate bathtubs. The family rooms can be interconnecting and offer their guests a furnished balcony.

The height of luxury, the 6th and last floor of the Royal Hotel is exclusively reserved for Panoramic Suites. Real jewels, these suites, with areas ranging from 92 (990 sqft) to 207 sqm (2228 sqft), are served by a private elevator. Among them, the President Suite Exclusive offers 92 sqm (990 sqft) of space for families (2 adults and 2 children up to 13 years can stay there). Its large private terrace will allow you to enjoy serenely the splendid view of Lake Geneva. Finally, with its 207 sqm (2228 sqft) area and terrace of 60 sqm (645 sqft), the Royal Suite is the jewel of the establishment. It consists of two double bedrooms each with a terrace and a bathroom. Added to this is a living area with a dining table, an office, a billiard table and a third terrace. Four adults and one baby can stay there. On request, the entire 6th floor and its suites can be privatized.



Les Fresques is a gourmet restaurant (1 Michelin star) with a panoramic view of the lake – magnificent frescoes by Gustave Jaulmes adorn the ceiling. To be discovered are signature dishes such as Lake Geneva crawfishes on foie gras. In summer, under the centuries-old olive trees, L’Oliveraie offers relaxed and relaxing lunch by the pool, with buffet and barbecues. La Veranda, which opens on the expanses of the park, offers varied and tasty world cuisine. The Bar symbolizes the richness of the Belle Époque, with its marble counter and walls covered with beautiful wood. You can also enjoy diet cocktails, based on herbs, fruit and vegetables.


  • Royal Evian Hotel-Lake Geneva
  • Royal Evian Hotel-Suite


  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Baby-sitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor


Staying at the Royal Evian gives you access to the Kid’s Resort, which is located in the hotel’s huge park and is exclusively designed for young travelers.

The Kid’s Resort is free for children from 3 to 13 years old. In addition, families enjoy the benefits of a free stay for children up to 13 years of age when sharing a room with their parents. A discount of up to 50% is offered to children up to 13 years of age staying in separate rooms, and breakfast is also free of charge. During the French school holidays, all lunches and dinners enjoyed at the Kid’s Resort are also free for children. Excluding school holidays, the “children’s menu”, worth €18, is complimentary in the hotel’s restaurants.

Open every day of the year, from 9am to 6pm, the Baby Resort welcomes newborns aged 4 to 36 months in an exceptional area of 1.000 sqm (10764 sqft)! Babies are supervised by professionals: child care specialists, nurses, and teachers. In addition to a games area, Baby Resort offers a nappy room and a nap room. The children’s well-being and the serenity of parents are key. A varied programme is offered: painting, stories and nursery rhymes, water games, music. Rates vary according to the hours worked: 2h/30€, 4h/50€ (lunch or snack included), 4h and over/85€ (lunch and meals included).

Designed especially for young mothers and their babies from 4 to 10 months, the ‘Baby & Mother’ programme is one of the best in Europe, allowing ‘Mum’ to regain her energy, after the baby’s arrival. In the morning, Mum will learn how to massage her baby and communicate with him or her through. In the afternoon, she will enjoy relaxation and beauty care, while baby will be cared for by early childhood professionals at Baby Resort.

Kids from 3 to 12 years old will have fun at the Kid’s Resort, the theme of which changes every year. In 2018, the performing arts (dance, song, cinema, theater etc.) are in the spotlight! Rest rooms, a stage, costumes, a secured outdoor playground, a sports field and an indoor heated and supervised swimming pool will make everyone happy. Graduate instructors supervise the children in a magical atmosphere.

Many themed activities are offered throughout the seasons: egg hunts, a Santa Claus visit, New Year’s Eve party and much more. Do-it-yourself workshops, pastry classes, sporting tournaments (with medals!), party games and popcorn cinema are there to entertain your beloved little ones.

Adolescents will find pleasure in the ‘Arty’ workshop, which mixes graffiti, photos, dance, and circus training. The Energy workshop will allow them to let off steam with snowboading, golf, table football and billiards, basketball, water games, US sports and many other activities. In the evening, the ‘Party’ workshop is distinguished by its famous casino evenings and popcorn cinema evenings.

Courses of nautical activities and archery are also on offer for unforgettable moments.

The Ski Packages offer one, two or five days of ski lessons for children from four years, whatever their skiing skill level. Surrounded by experienced instructors from the French Ski School, the children will ski in the Bernex ski area, 20 minutes away from the Evian Resort. This package includes skis, boots, helmets, ski passes, snacks, transportation, lessons and supervision.



The surroundings of the Royal Evian are full of cultural and sporting activities to share with the family.

To be discovered are the castles of Chillon and Ripaille, the medieval village of Yvoire, the abbey of Aulps, the salt mines of Bex and also the Gianadda Foundation, which offers incredible art exhibitions.

Ski-lovers can indulge their passion in the numerous neighboring resorts such as Gstaad, or skiing on the Mer de Glace glacier in Chamonix. Alpine skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding or snowshoeing, trekking… the possibilities are endless!

Lake Geneva also offers a wide range of water sports such as boat trips, water skiing, sailing, catamaran sailing, kayaking, paddle riding and more.

Rafting, hydrospeed, horseback riding, rock climbing and canyoning are also not to be missed.



In 2015, the World Luxury Hotel Awards voted the Evian Resort as ‘The best luxury golf resort in Europe’. Beginners or experienced golfers will find happiness here! Every year in September, the site hosts The Evian Championship, the only major tournament in continental Europe. A true paradise for golfers, the Evian Golf Academy offers courses, golf holidays and training cessions. Clients of the hotels enjoy free-access, free private shuttle service and special rates on courses. The Academy is known for being the official training center for the ladies of the Evian Championship

The 1200 sqm (12916 sqft) Spa Evian Source uses the luxurious La Prairie and Comfort Zone cosmetics. Care cabins, rest rooms, swimming pools, a hydro-contact course and fitness room managed by sports coaches are all assets that will contribute to the well-being of your body and your mind.


  • Royal Evian Hotel-Bathroom
  • Royal Evian Hotel-Dad and Son plaing in the swimming pool
  • Royal Evian Hotel-Man playing golf
  • Royal Evian Hotel-Hot stones massage
  • Royal Evian Hotel-Girl walking at the inside swimming pool
  • 24/24 check-in
  • Animations
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Billiards
  • Boutique
  • Business center
  • Cigar cellar
  • Cinema
  • Concierge
  • Conference room
  • Fitness room
  • Golf
  • Hairdresser
  • Hammam
  • Indoor Pool
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Parking
  • Pets friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi
  • Yoga