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27, chemin des Crets de Pregny, Geneva, Switzerland
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John Knox Center
Ranked #11 of 16 Geneva B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Basic but functional. I stayed in one of the studio apartments for two months while looking for somewhere to live. It is within easy walking distance of WHO, UNAIDS, ILO etc and the closest bus stop is no8 which will take you into town. The shortcut from the bus stop is isolated in the dark and not well lit, so... More

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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

It should be unsurprising that a center named after John Knox should be as austere as any monkish cell. Nestled in the hills above the diplomatic quarter, this residence hall is really more of a college dorm than anything else. I expected as much and was not disappointed. I was in Geneva doing research at the UN so monastic accomadation... More

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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I had to stay here for a week with several colleagues. When I first arrived, there were ants all over my room, the same for another room my colleague was in. We both moved to another room, and fortunately for me, the 2nd room didn't have ants, but my colleague's second room did (she had to get bug spray to... More

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135 reviews 135 reviews
40 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The John Knox Centre offers hostel-like food and accommodation at very reasonable prices. For those of a certain age - like me - the place is evocative of noble causes (the Peace Corps, anti-apartheid movement) and rotten architecture. It comprises a two storey main block and a smaller separate one designed in the style known as 60's brutalism. Look for... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Geneva is expensive, and John Knox Centre offered the best value I could find for location and facilities required. As others have said, it is on the basic and dated side, but its clean, and has helpful staff. The rooms are en suite. Breakfast is a bit functional but OK, otherwise eat out and I'd recommend resisting the temptation to... More

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Eeklo, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

The main advantage for me for staying there is location, because I'm professionally active as trainer and the courses I run are in the John Knox Center... But that's the only advantage for staying there. The rooms could use some renovation and the breakfast is basic as well (served in a self-service restaurant). I wouldn't stay there if I would... More

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Surrey, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

This is a church-run conference centre, not a hotel. The rooms are basic, but clean and comfortable, and perfectly adequate when only used as somewhere to sleep. UK visitors should think "travel lodge" levels. It is walking distance from the Ecumenical Centre and other international organisations. A #8 bus from the OMS is the quickest and most convenient route into... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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100 reviews 100 reviews
66 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

A curious place in a rather plush suburb of Geneva. It's really a retreat, complete with (excellent) meeting spaces but also does single accommodation. The style is unchanged 1970's, all brown light fittings, concrete and wood. The rooms are basic (cell-like and some with no windows), but adequate. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The food decidedly average. But... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

I go rather often to Geneva. I find that the John Knox Center is probably the best solution for a medium term stay in such an expensive city. The prices are in fact rather low, compared to other available solutions in town. The Centre has several types of room, starting from small rooms with bunk beds and up to the... More

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Saline, Michigan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

I have stayed at the Centre several times since 2001. Location: beautiful setting, quiet, safe & very walkable to U.N., WHO, NGOs & two bus stops. Geneva’s train station is a 15 minutes bus ride. Staff: multi-lingual, service oriented & their longevity with a helpful attitude makes them an invaluable resource on every imaginable subject. Guests for short- and long-term... More

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Address: 27, chemin des Crets de Pregny, Geneva, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Also Known As:
John Knox Hotel Geneva

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