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Hotel Central

2, rue de la Rotisserie, Geneva CH-1204, Switzerland (Cité)
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Ranked #50 of 103 hotels in Geneva
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Kristin106 Doha, Qatar
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night in a triple room with an extra baby bed. The location is excellent and we had a great stay. We were welcomed really warmly and given some great advice for parking and getting around the city. The room was very comforable for a family with two small kids and breakfast was good. I would recommend... More

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Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Kristin106 Thank you for your lovely positive comments.....makes it all worth while! With regards Erik Gangsted Hotel Central More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a two bedroom, attic apartment (no. 44) for a week. The hotel (on the upper 3 floors of a 6 story building, with lift) was less than 5 minutes walk from lake Geneva and meters from the main shopping streets and restaurants. The rooms were airy with very high ceilings and exposed beams. Beds were super comfortable as... More

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Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Kerri L Thank you for taking the time to write to us with your positive comments. As it is really only one or two months in the year with extreme heat we had not thought of investing in AC....maybe we should relook at this. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back again. With regards Erik Gangsted... More

Noosaville, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The room is very adequate for an overnight stay. Our suite was old but clean and the double bed was actually very comfortable but the bed for my son was so uncomfortable he ended up on the couch for the night. There was a small lounge area and balcony with lots of windows it was bright and airy. The bathroom... More

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Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Mandy C Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us. We were glad, after a few unexpecteddisappointing reviews, that you all in all enjoyed your stay. Expectations are always difficult to judge and we would like to make it clear that we never aspire to be a boutique hotel but a simple good value for... More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Unfortunately this hotel was not at all what the pictures showed. It was a dump! Our room was dirty and small and we couldn't wait to leave. The beds were lumpy and sagging and we all slept bad. We only stayed one night and that was enough. I know Geneva is expensive, but spend a bit more and stay somewhere... More

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Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Paula H We have noted your comments... Our matresses are english sprung matresses from Slumberland UK and we are surprised and disappointed that you did not sleep well. I have spoken to our housekeeper and she was also surprised of the latest 3 or 4 reviews as this has not been an issue before. We will double check more... More

Letbridge
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stayed at this hotel which is situated in the business district although it is not far from everything including the waterfront, however don;t waste your money breakfast is served in the room to say skimpy would be an understatement. The rooms are so small you have to go outside to change your mind. Expensive for a 2 star.

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Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Gwyn H We have noted your comments. I do not know what you were expecting for SFr 125.- for 2 persons per night including, as stipulated, a continental breakfast served in the room in Geneva. This is our best value category, and yes small and compact as the room says, but we have other larger categories at a little... More

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Central for one night in late June after spending two weeks in France. The beds were uncomfortable, the breakfast food was stale and there was no hot water. Not what we expected in Geneva. Look elsewhere.

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Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Stacey R We have noted your comments which we do not really understand and find very radical. With regards Erik Gangsted Hôtel Central More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was traveling with three of my cousins and we throughly enjoyed our stay here! The location is a few steps away from Old Town and a few blocks from the Lake. The hotel room was clean, beds were comfortable and the simple breakfast was a wonderful way to start our days! Yes the room was a bit pricey but... More

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Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Hanna R Thank you for your comments and we were happy to learn you enjoyed your stay with us. With best regards Erik Gangsted Hotel Central More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The hotel is well located, a short walk to the river and a main bus/tram stop and is well priced in a very expensive city. The reception area is beautifully decorated and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The water is hot and there is a nice little balcony on each room. So, if you are looking for something... More

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Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Kevin As a frequent reviewer of hotels we appreciate your frankness but were nevertheless disappointed with your views. You chose our simplest and smallest room category, named a compact room for that reason, and yes is compact but very popular due to the value for money aspect compared to many hotels in Geneva... It is definitely not a room... More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It might be worth bearing in mind whilst reading this review that I stayed in another very central hotel which was a cut above this one on nearly all dimensions but while subjectively, that hotel might be in the back of my mind as a reference point, my objective rating based on the relative cost and price-quality ratio would probably... More

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Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear melancholymayhem Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed report after your stay. We were happy to learn that apart from a few details you enjoyed your stay. You were worried about the security of the hotel....did you loose anything? We have had one or two imcidents of loss of items in 15 years but never... More

Flagstaff
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A friend and I rented a two bedroom apartment (Apt 44) for 5 nights while we attended a conference at Geneva University. This proved a fantastic find! Every morning at a pre-arranged time a very nice continental breakfast was delivered to our room. There was a washer/dryer, a dishwasher, and an adequately equipped kitchen. We wound up cooking all of... More

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Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Philip M We were so pleased to read that you had a pleasant stay at Hotel Central Geneva in one of our appartments. Thank you for letting us know and we hope to be able to be of service again on your next visit to Geneva. Thank you again and best rgards Erik Gangsted Owner Hotel Central More

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Address: 2, rue de la Rotisserie, Geneva CH-1204, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > Cité
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We look forward to welcoming you to our family-owned hotel in the heart of Geneva, at the foot of the Old Town, and a 3-minute walk from the lake. All rooms, studios and apartments are equipped with cable TV, DVD player, free WiFi/Broadband, telephone and fax/modem socket. Inclusive continental breakfast served in all rooms and apartments.Both short-term and long-term stays are welcome. ... more   less 
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