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Hotel Carmen

5 rue Dancet | 1205 Geneve, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
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Hotel Carmen
Ranked #23 of 104 hotels in Geneva
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Gatos, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stay for the price. We only stayed 1 night. The rooms were roomy and clean and the breakfast was very reasonable. I very much enjoyed the preserves they served with the bread basket. Would definitely stat here again.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be put off by the staircase to reception or the reception area itself. Rooms are renovated and comfortable. Staff pleasant and helpful. You can ask for a room with a balcony. 10 minutes by tram to Cornavin.

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Helsinki, Finland
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Located about 10 minutes by tram from the main railway station. Good tram nbr 15 connection. My room was with bathroom/toilet. Room was clean and functional. Peaceful area. Good wifi in room. Breakfast reasonable. This was a busy week in Geneva so roomrate was high CHF 130.

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Venice, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

What is more complicated than having to spend a night in a city where you have lived for a while? you know no hotels, for a start... well, Hotel Carmen was a good find. Extremely well placed, but quiet, funny place (in a normal block of flats) but welcoming, clean (parquet floor in the room and tiled bathroom!), simple but... More

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Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The clean room, cosy breakfast and friendly hosts make this a great place to stay, especially if working in downtown Geneva. Close to trams, bus and a walk from great dining and shopping Carouge. In an expensive city, Hotel Carmen is great value.

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Sabbioneta, Italy
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have visited Geneva in august 2013 and we find hotel Carmen by chance, It is very much affordable hotel at very nice location,our family is satisfied with the hotel service,They provide us traveling pass for local traveling vehicle which help us a lot for watching the Geneva city by tram ,Hotel service was excelent ,very much clean hotel.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I stay at the Carmen virtually every time I visit Geneva. You could end up with an enormous room, or quite a small one. Sometimes there'll be a separate bathroom; other times there will be a strange little pod attached to the room. The decor is basic; the beds firm; the towels a little worn. But the welcome is always... More

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Campo Mourão, Parana, Brazil
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

When arriving in Geneve I discovered Carmen Hotel by chance. It is a small hotel, but with the friendly, helpfull and trustfull staff. The rooms are big, comfortable and very clean. Besides, the hotel is very well located, next to everything a tourist and a student needs to. Ah, the last, but not the least, it is cheap, considering the... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Getting a room for 4 people is so difficult and expensive in Geneva and thanks to TripAdvisor we tried this hotel. Very central location with Trams just across the street. Basic but clean room, good breakfast, friendly staff, Free Wifi.What else can you ask for at the budget price? Street noise from near by Bars till late at night is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I have to travel very often to Geneva and I stayed in plenty hotels in that city. Still, I always try booking a room in Hotel Carmen, due to its excellent emplacement, friendly staff and very important, priced paid. In general, for hotels less than 160 CHF/day you can have no pretention, almost all being very expensive and with rooms... More

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Address: 5 rue Dancet | 1205 Geneve, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Geneva
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The hotel is located in the neighbourhood of Plainpalais where are the principal Faculties of the University of Geneva, the Hospital, the Sport Center of Vernets and the Grand Theatre of Geneva. The hotel Carmen welcomes you and offers you rooms for any budget. Thanks to the proximity with the public transports and their free access for our guests, you will be able to reach the Leman Lake or the city center in 10 minutes and the international organizations in 20 minutes. ... more   less 
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