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Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Center
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Route Francois-Peyrot 34, Le Grand Saconnex, Geneva 1218, Switzerland   |  
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“Excellent place...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Excellent business hotel near the airport; This a big impersonal hotel that knows its business, clintel and does its work very well. Its clean, chic, sophisticated, with great service. rooms are very comfortable, food is excellent the breakfast buffet is wonderful. Its would be hard to find fault with this place. They have a nice fitness center and spa also.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tania L, Responsable relations clients at Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your nice and warm comment! We are glad that you spent a great time at the Starling Hotel Geneva.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Starling Hotel Geneva very soon.
Best regards
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rome, Italy
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55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

First of all, the decor: they didn't go in for bland and safe, it's borderline kitsch with bright colours and odd sculptures.
Second, the swimming pool: it's clean and long enough to swim laps (when there isn't an aquagym lesson on: it's open to non guests through membership, so can get crowded. There's a sauna and a steam room as well.
Third, the breakfast buffet, although expensive, offers a wide variety of hot and cold, sweet and savoury foods, and they serve decent coffee.
Otherwise it's a typical but comfortable and welcoming airport hotel. The lobby shows flights arrivals and departures, and the shuttle to the airport runs every 15 mns (except at night between the last arrival and first morning departure so if you've gone to town for dinner and are coming back very late you'll have to catch a taxi).
Some of the rooms have been modernised, and are very pleasant with a modern and spacious feel. The ones that haven't yet been refurbished are a bit grim. The hotel has two wings and extremely long corridors so if you don't welcome the exercise ask for a room close to the lift.
The seasonal courtyard bar with its fountain and herbal garden is a very relaxing place.
The restaurant L'Olivier is expensive and doesn't offer a great deal of choice. Room service is also expensive. If you have time, you're better off taking the shuttle back to the airport and jump on a train to go into Geneva, where there are many excellent restaurants and cafes. A transport card is provided free upon request for the duration of your stay (they usually offer it when you check in, but not always).
The staff are generally well trained (some are Ecole Hoteliere trainees), courteous and efficient.
Wifi is available everywhere in the hotel.
Overall a cut above most airport hotels.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

We were recommended the hotel by a friend who saw the room sizes stated as 400 sq feet+ and they were.nicely done with simple but nice toilets.we realized how much value the spaciousness gave us.
The hotel was a mix between old style rooms & contemporary lobby& f&b spaces.
The cp drop to the aport was every 15 mins.
B'fast was well laid out & the nervous interns were sweet.
It wasn't a Lesutra (the indian art hotel in Mumbai) but there was an attempt at art.
The GM's wife I believe is fond of it.
We would recommend this as a good 4star property.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tania L, Guest Relations Manager at Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
We thank you for your nice comments and are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Starling Hotel Geneva, Switzerland’s largest hotel.
We hope that during your next stay in Geneva, we will have the pleasure to welcome you another time, allowing you to appreciate how close is the hotel from the Lake Geneva and the city-center.
Best regards,
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Nice modern just for transit hotel. Close to airport and Palexpo. Far, far from Geneve center. With a very nice spa, this hotel can be a good choice to stop over between two flys. But, because is a BUT, the services offered like exchange rate are not fair. So ask first about their prices for everthing!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Since Starling has taken over the management of this hotel ( this used to be the Crowne Plaza), things are improving.
Check innis always professional and fast, you also get a free transportation voucher to use within the Geneva area.

Breakfast is obviously buffet style, with a good array of hoth cold and hot dishes, pastries etc.
Especially the Eggs Florentine are to be recommended, as are the Croissants and fine selection of Yoghurts.

The rooms on the oldest side have been renovated, are quite small but include all amenities needed. Especially the bathrooms are beautiful. Hallways can be a bit dark.
A good thing is that ice machines are located on every floor. this is also the case in the newer part of the hotel.

Wifi is now included in the rate and available in the rooms. A Plus as this was not the case when the hotel was still under Crowne Plaza management.

The Fitness facilities and Pool are simply fantastic. professional equipment, large and modern.

Negative points to this hotel:
# the prices for mini bar items and room service are like usual criminal.
# the hotel is far from the Centre, but free transportation cards are supplied.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tania L, Guest Relations Manager at Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Starling Hotel Geneva. Thank you for having taken the time to share your delightful experience on Tripadvisor.
We are looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you during your next visit in Geneva.

Best regards
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I was in Geneva on sunday night ... at first glance all great although very impersonal. Nice pool ... very regular hammam and ladies changing rooms ... The mattress was horrible !!!! the Internet connection lousy unless you take the paying version, the restaurant L'olivo looked beautiful, but I thought the food was disappointing except for the olive oil, the balsamic vinegar, the bread, the mise en bouche and wine. The pasta were not well cooked and horrible expensive for what it is. Service was regular.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We travel regularly to Geneva for vacations since we have family living there, in the past we stayed in other hotels near the lake but our last visit was not pleasant to find very expensive hotel rates and a kind of arrogant attitude in a hotel where we stayed for many years. so my sister recomended the Starling that resulted in a very nice surprise, being a modern hotel, looks like it has been renovated recently and the size of the rooms are quite nice as well as the bathroom and closet. the hotel is very clean and all the staff is Swiss efficient. you have options like optional free WIFI and other things like passes to use the Geneva transportation service that is also very efficient to go downtown. The rates were fair in considetation of Geneva being a very expensive city but certainly from now on we will consider this hotel as our home away from home when visitin our family in Geneva.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tania L, Guest Relations Manager at Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your nice and warm comment! We are glad that you spent a great time at the Starling Hotel Geneva.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again at the hotel,
Best regards
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Address: Route Francois-Peyrot 34, Le Grand Saconnex, Geneva 1218, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > Le Grand Saconnex
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Le Grand Saconnex
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Center 4.5*
Number of rooms: 496
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located to 3 minutes away from Geneva Airport and 10 minutes away from the city center and Lake Geneva, the Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Center offers all the services of a four-star Superior hotel. Close to Palexpo exhibition center, Switzerland’s largest hotel welcomes its guests in a modern and warm frame. Comfortable limousines provide free quality transportation service from and to Geneva Airport every 15 minutes, from 5.10 am till 11.45 pm. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Starling Geneva Hotel Geneva
Starling Geneva Hotel And Conference Center
Crowne Plaza Geneva
Geneva Crowne Plaza
Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Center Canton Of Geneva, Switzerland

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