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Hotel Residence CityZen

10 Rue de Sismondi, Geneva CH-1201, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel-Residence Laffitte) (Pâquis Navigation)
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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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33 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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24 helpful votes 24 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for more than two weeks, and when you're in Geneva for that long, having a kitchenette really helps you avoid spending an arm and a leg on eating out! The staff here are incredibly friendly and helpful--that's a major plus. The room I stayed in (#210) was very spacious and comfortable and extremely clean. Internet... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Cigarette smoke We were 3 adults and 2 young kids and we booked a non-smoker apartment which was supposed to have a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom and a bedroom. When we arrived, we were put in a smoker apartment where the smell was so strong that it continued to suffocate us after keeping all windows open for 18... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This small residence hotel belongs to a hotel Group that runs several hotels in Geneva. Our first choice was fully booked and Hotel Residence Cityzen was recommended. We had a room on the top floor with a small balcony facing the inner street - cozy and quiet. Continental breakfast is available at €10 and a public computer in breakfast room... More

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11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We stayed for two nights, the hotel was very comfortable and the room was very big. Even though the hotel was in the middle of the red light district we found it ok and the location was really good.

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

We stayed here with a group of cycling buddies and the hotel was great for us as our group of 7 almost filled the place. It isn't cheap, but nothing in Geneva is. The rooms were'nt typically tiny European, the two of us got our bikes in to the little sitting area of our room easily each evening so that... More

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Address: 10 Rue de Sismondi, Geneva CH-1201, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel-Residence Laffitte)
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > Pâquis Navigation
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