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Ruby Claire Hotel & Bar

Get to know Claire

Home to more global organisations than you can shake a tiny novelty flag at, cultures meet, mingle and merge in laidback Geneva.


Perched just a stone’s throw from the tranquil shores of Lac Léman, Ruby Claire draws inspiration from the city’s long-standing role as a global centre of peace and cooperation.


That’s why, when it comes to design, we’ve taken design notes from across the world. In the bar, neutral tones offset colourful nods to far-flung lands. Cool marble and polished glass rub shoulders with woven textures and vintage furniture, all lit by an eclectic collection of traditional lamps and lanterns.


The bar menu’s similarly diverse, with its tantalising mix of classic cocktails and signature originals, local tipples and tasty snacks. 

Come morning, the healthy breakfast and barista coffee will set you up for a day of diplomacy (or lakeside daydreaming).


To get a breath of fresh Swiss air, head to one of the two terraces, coffee or cocktail in hand.


In your room, you’ll experience our unique Lean Luxury style, with a big, comfy bed, a rainfall shower and soft, fluffy towels.


Woven motifs in the wood panelling and macramé artwork above the bed speak to the city’s intertwining cultures and styles. And a Marshall amp’s on hand to give your globe-trotting playlist a boost.


Geneva’s main station is a 12-minute stroll away, from where the airport’s seven minutes by train.

Check-in Speedy 60-second self check-in
Breakfast Tuck into locally sourced treats
24/7 bar With delicious drinks and snacks
Location A top spot in the heart of the city

24-Hour Bar

With the world as our muse, the 24-hour bar blends design from every continent.

From subtle nods to weaving and textiles to bright colours and bold patterns, we’ve created our own cosy corner in the world’s meeting point. A sprinkling of international trinkets and vintage globes completes the scene.

It’s an inspiring space where people come together to share tall tales and grand plans, catch an up-and-coming band or just unwind with a skilfully shaken cocktail.

Find an armchair in a cosy nook, grab a table or perch at the bar – our designers have made sure there’s a comfy spot for everyone.

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Roof Terrace

After a long day exploring the city, grab a cocktail and make tracks to one of our two pretty roof terraces.

Grab a spot at a table or relax on a recliner and work on your international relations, with old friends or new.

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Our healthy, locally sourced breakfast buffet with fresh barista coffee and organic tea will set you up for the day ahead.

Tuck into fresh fruit and superfood cereals, along with wholegrain bread from the local bakery, and a delicious selection of meats and cheeses.


Whether you’ve some work to do or a book you can’t put down, the library on the 6th floor is a quiet haven of calm.

Plug in your gadgets at the table and speed through the to-do list with free superfast WiFi, or curl up with one of our free bio-tees in a cosy chair to finish that last chapter.

Forgot to bring a book? You’ll find a few of our favourites to hand. Feel free to have a flick through.


Fancy a drink, forgotten your toothbrush or need a quick ironing fix? Head to one of our Galleys.

There, you’ll find hot water and free organic tea, along with an ironing board and iron.

There’s also a Maxi Bar where you can buy everything from soft drinks and snacks to an umbrella or a toothbrush.

Guest Perks

Music’s a big part of life at Claire. That’s why you can hire an electric guitar for an impromptu jam, tune into Ruby Radio in your room and even catch live acts in the bar.

Of course, every musician needs a muse, and ours is Geneva. Ask our local hosts for the best tips in town.

Ruby Shop

Loved your stay? Now get the goodies. From tea, coffee and scented candles to Ruby Care shampoos and shower gels, you’ll find all you need to unwind when you get home.

To recreate the full Lean Luxury vibe, you can even buy our bedding – all of which has been carefully designed with a great night’s sleep in mind.

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Since the start, we’ve taken lots of steps to be sustainable. From choosing renewable energy to streamlining systems to reduce paper use, some of it’s behind the scenes.

In your room though, you’ll notice smart lighting and refillable Ruby Care amenity bottles, along with renewable natural materials like wood panelling and flooring. Where possible, we also rescue and restore second-hand furniture to add character and cut our carbon footprint.

We’re lucky enough to have some brilliant local suppliers in our home cities. That means we can keep our food and drink miles down on everything from breakfast treats to beer and wine.

LOFT ROOM (24-28m²)

Enjoy a room with a view in a light, spacious Loft overviewing the inner courtyard.

As well as lots of space to unpack and unwind, our Loft rooms have a 180cm-wide, extra-long bed with luxurious linen, as well as a cosy armchair and a bigger bathroom.

WOW ROOM (20-23m²)

Want the WOW factor?

With a huge 160-180cm-wide, extra-long bed and crisp, oversize linen, our spacious Wow rooms are ideal for longer stays and special occasions. There’s also a comfy chair for curling up after a busy day.

LOVELY ROOM (17-20m²)

For lazy weekends or trips for two, our Lovely rooms offer space to make yourself at home.

An extra-long, 160cm-wide bed is the star of the show, along with oversize linen for a luxurious lie-in, a wardrobe and – in most Lovely rooms – a comfy chair.

COSY ROOM (15-17m²)

Our Cosy rooms are just that – a comfy spot to cuddle up after a busy day in the city.

Each room has an extra-long, 150-160cm-wide bed with oversize bedding to help you relax and recharge. Our Cosy rooms don’t all have a wardrobe though.

NEST ROOM (13-15m²)

Charming and compact, our Nest rooms are ideal for a short solo stay (unless you’re keen to snuggle up).

The 150cm-wide bed is extra-long and has luxurious oversize bedding.

Just so you know, Nest rooms at Claire don’t have a wardrobe.

Discover the very best of Geneva with insider tips from our local hosts.

Looking for a lunch spot, a culture fix or the best bars in town? We’ve got you covered.

Take some time out with a coffee and the latest lifestyle stories and Ruby news.

Featuring interviews with artists, musicians and entrepreneurs, there’s inspiration for everyone.

From classic movie screenings to live gigs in the bar, there’s lots going on at Ruby Claire.

Check out what’s on while you’re in town, then grab a cocktail and join in the fun.

Wake up or wind down with some top-notch tunes from Ruby Radio.

From classic tracks to new releases, start streaming now to get the Ruby vibe.

Our hidden gem

Surrounded by Geneva's most famous shopping streets and cutest cafés, and only a short walk from Lac Léman lies Ruby Claire - well hidden in the Passage Malbuisson. To quickly arrive at our hotel, you can either: 

  • walk through the little passage of Rue du Rhône 42 (next to the boutique "Boghossian") or
  • take the entrance of Rue du Marché 5, between the stores "Clarence" and "Läderach", and follow the Passage Malbuisson to our hotel.

Find us

Ruby Claire Hotel & Bar

Rue du Rhône 46
1204 Geneva
Entrance via Passage Malbuisson

A stone’s throw from Geneva’s boutiques and the shores of Lac Léman, Ruby Claire is as well-placed for shopping as for waterfront strolling.


A short walk inland meanwhile will take you to the city’s historic heart, where pretty brasseries and buzzing bars encircle the ancient Bourg-de-Four.


For more adventurous souls, the Alps and the Jura are on hand for day hikes with gorgeous views. And when you’re ready for a breather and a sundowner, where better than the historic Bains des Pâquis – beach by summer, sauna by winter?


Geneva’s main station is a 12-minute walk from the hotel, from where the airport’s a seven-minute hop by train.


Ruby Claire guests get an exclusive 20% discount at "Parking du Mont-Blanc", just a few minutes’ walk from our front door.


Simply park your car, get a regular ticket, then ask our hosts at the bar to stamp it. Your discount will be applied when you exit the garage.


Parking du Mont-Blanc

Quai du Général-Guisan

1204 Genève

Lean Luxury

Like you, we travel a lot. And wherever we go, we expect three things: a great night’s sleep, a powerful shower and top-notch connections – both to the city and the WiFi.

What we’re less keen on is paying for extras we never use. In dynamic cities bursting with Michelin stars and foodie pop-ups, room service sandwiches just don’t cut the mustard.

So we set out to create the best of both worlds – hotels with style and substance, but none of those expensive extras.

It’s what we call Lean Luxury.

To us, luxury means laid-back comfort in characterful surroundings, right in the heart of the city.

The lean part is all about being smart with space, streamlining things behind the scenes and doing away with the things you don’t need.

This innovative approach saves us and you money, without compromising on comfort.

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+41 225 120 310



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Good to know

  • All rooms are designed for one to max. two persons.
  • All rooms are non-smoking rooms.
  • Arrival: Check-In from 3 pm. Sometimes we manage to clean and disinfect your room earlier but we cannot guarantee this.
  • Your suitcases can be stored at the hotel until the room is ready.
  • Departure: Please note that your room must be vacated until 11 am.
  • No Check-Out required - we will send your invoice by email.
  • No extra bedding available and only a limited number of baby cribs. (please inquire prior to your arrival)
  • No twin beds available.
  • Young people under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No liability for valuables not stowed in the room safe.
  • Due to fire safety reasons, the usage of brought along electrical devices such as kettles or irons is not allowed.
  • Please note that there are no pets allowed at the hotel. Service and guide dogs, however, are allowed and can stay for free. 
  • GDS Booking Codes
    Sabre - GD 395504
    Galileo - GD G9385
    Worldspan - GD GVARC
    Amadeus - GD GVARCG
    Pegs ADS - GD 37653