Don’t be fooled by the modern façade of Hôtel Edelweiss—it's the perfect retreat if you don't have time to stay in the Swiss countryside. Step inside, away from the bustling streets of the lively Pâquis district, and you’ll be transported straight to the mountains. Friendly staff dressed in traditional costumes; log fires; fresh flowers; and snug, wood-clad guestrooms with plush fabrics in earthy hues and rustic hand-painted furniture combine to create the atmosphere of an authentic alpine hotel. Book well in advance to clinch one of the roomy family rooms. We love the quirky eponymous restaurant in the basement, which serves a simple menu of Swiss specialties, including some of the best fondues in town.