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Hotel Residence CityZen

10 Rue de Sismondi, Geneva CH-1201, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel-Residence Laffitte)
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Ranked #8 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
26 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a room on line, got confirmation, and left for Geneva. Upon arrival at the hotel, in the heart of the red-light district, we entered with another guest, who then took the elevator while we went to the desk. The sign at the reception read "return in 5 minutes. " 45 minutes later, we finally left, having seen no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We booked this hotel last minute after missing our flight from geneva. We were a little apprehensive on arrival on the street as it is in the middle of the red light district. The hotel itself was fine and the manger was very welcoming as were the staff. The room was really nice and comfortable. The area itself is very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We booked 2 rooms (3 friends), both heating didn't work. Reception very rude, no refund or discount for this. Also, the road down is full of prostitutes, bad neighbourhood.However, wifi was good. Not recommended.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Left the hotel 5 minutes after arrival. Mus have seen over 20 prostatutes out side and witness several drug deals. Hotel itself appears nice but we did not feel safe, so we left. Lost the money we paid for the room. The Novatel around the corner was mush nicer and safer but still in a similar area.

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Somewhere in Asia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Friendly and helpful staff, good clean room with great internet. Everything was in working order; including the lift/elevator (win). Warm and secure accommodation in a vibrant and interesting neighbourhood. Close to train, trams, buses. Exceeded expectations.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

The apartment was spacious (for 2) and clean, containing everything we needed for our stay. The staff we're very friendly and helpful, giving us free travel tickets and advice around the city. It is located extremely close to the train station but it is in the centre of the red light district which is an eye opener for those not... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had to go on an emergency family trip and my parents booked this place as it offered an apartment sleeping 3.. Well, the apartment was rather tiny, entrance straight into the sitting room where the pull out bed was, off which was a hallway with sink and kitchenette and another hallway with shower toilet leading straight into a twin... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
35 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Having managed to arrange a flight into Geneva when just about every hotel was booked I had few options and opted for this place because of the great location to the rail station and lake. I would normally stay in somewhere like the Warwick but I think I could be persuaded to think again. Firstly, the location has to be... More 

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Cambridge
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is not a hotel, for sure, so do not expect to be greeted by a receptionist. This is more like a self-service apartment. One uses an access code to enter the building. The quality of the apartment is reasonably good, and is cleaned everyday like a hotel. The apartment we have has one en suite (bath) double-bed room, a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I had booked a room for three days to stay with my wife and my 13 months' baby, but when we arrived to the place and we could she the neibourhoud (prostitutes and gangs) and checked the hotel we paid the cancelation (1 night) and looked for another hotel. We were lucky to find the Hotel Central (2, rue Rotisserie)... More 

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