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Excelsior

34 Rue J.-J. Rousseau, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
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Ranked #58 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The only reason to stay in this hotel is the price. Geneva is very tough regarding the hotel costs and to spend 150eur a night gives You NO luxury. Hotel Excelsior is not the place You would go for a romantic trip, but it is perfectly central, fairly clean and there is not much more to expect. You can easily... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has very good location, just next to railwaystation. Room that i had was very basic but nice. Hotel is tidy and clean. There was some noise from the street but that went away with earplugs... Room has safe, hairdryer, tv and radio but no kettle etc. Staff was friendly and helpful. There was breakfast costing 15CHF, bit pricey.... More 

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Ennis, Montana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conveniently located next to Manor Shopping and the river and downtown district, this is a nice place for base camp. Staff are very helpful and friendly. We have stayed here several times over the last 10 years and are never disappointed. Breakfast is tasty. Wi-fi a bit dodgy in some rooms.

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East Anglia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for one night, as other hotels in the same price range were booked out. The location is great - near to the main station and close to the city centre. However, the hotel seems old and run down. The shower was mouldy, and some fitments in the bathroom were coming apart. Towels were scrappy. The hotel floors are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is the star of the place, it is a stone's throw from the city centre and Geneva's main rail station. The staff were friendly and efficient on check-in, and also had a box of Swiss chocolate out for guests. Upsides: Great shower pressure. Room was well cleaned. Great European toiletries. Breakfast buffet was also reasonable, consisting of cold... More 

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Sesto San Giovanni, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My boyfriend and I spent here two nights. The hotel is only a few minutes away from the railway station (where most of the buses and trams stop). The area is full of shops and restaurants and an also be a bit noisy at night, but nothing unbearable. The hotel is also a few steps away from the small Rousseau... More 

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Baar, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Five minutes around the corner from Gare Cornavin, this hotel is definitely 'central' and easy to find. The rooms are pretty basic, but are clean and have everything you need. The hotel staff were always friendly and helpful...especially when it came to the hotel's pretty awful wifi. To say it was inconsistent is putting it mildly. You can, of course,... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Staff were nice & friendly. The sheets were clean but sadly the rest was quite average & very dated. The bathroom was smelly & the shower rubbish. The view was over a sad grey courtyard which seemed to be a communal ashtray. All this for 160€ a night!

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Limassol, Cyprus
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201 reviews 201 reviews
25 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It was our choice since the trip to Geneva was on a short notice and not many hotels were available at that time. The hotel is a little old and offers the basics. The rooms are all right, but the bathroom - very old. The breakfast choice is not very rich, and the restaurant cannot accommodate more then 20-30 people... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

The hotel was our backup plan since the city was busy due to an exhibition/trade fair. I will not go again unless I cannot find anything else. The rooms are spacious but basic, the whole hotel has tiles rather than carpet - you hear every move people make. We booked for two but got only one set of towels etc.... More 

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