The Dèbarcadere, a rambling three-story country house, is in a quiet, rather upscale neighborhood at the end of a peninsula in Lake Geneva. It borders the lake and is fronted by a wide, green lakeside park. Across the street is a square-turreted stone church. A picture-postcard setting.

Guest rooms come in varying shapes and sizes, all individually furnished and decorated. The sprightly garden dining room overlooks the lake through wide windows. In good weather it extends to a pleasant terrace under a long, slopping awning. Tables are covered with starchy white cloths that bear a distinctive floral print. (You can buy them for 295 SFr./$198 each. The hard weave would no doubt last a lifetime.)

During dinner one sees Evian in France twinkling on the opposite shore. Part way through our meal the lights disappeared in a rather spectacular thunderstorm. Without beverages we paid 154 Sfr. ($103) for two persons. Meals at Dèbarcadere on an earlier visit were worth the money. This time only a couple of dishes merited their price tags. Service in both the hotel and restaurant was friendly and efficient.

Street Address: 7 Chemin du Cret, CH-1025
City: Saint Sulpice
Country: Switzerland
Phone: 021/694 33 33
Fax: 021/691 50 79
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