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“Disappointing by far!” 2 of 5 stars
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Residence du Grand-Saconnex
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   175, route de Ferney, Le Grand Saconnex, Geneva CH-1218, Switzerland   |  
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2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Disappointing by far!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We had booked this place under the impression (according to the description) that we would get a studio room with a double bed and garden view and view of L.G-we had two beds pushed together which came apart if we tried to be close. it was noisy, no views at all other than a view of some flats right infront of us. TV was not working. Steep narrow and dark staircase to climb. The only good thing about it was that it was spacious!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Stayed for four nights because the place I wanted was not available until four days later. Arriving in Geneva for work I had four suitcases. Because of flight delays I arrived after the restaurant next door (where all business is managed from) was closed. Access was via a steep, dark narrow staircase at the side of the restaurant and with four suitcases this proved challenging and tiring. I was approached at one point by an unsavoury looking character with a offer of help and other suggestions!! Not a nice intro to Geneva. Room was noisy, dirty, cold and basic. Although large, with a kitchenette (I took the studio option) I was disappointed. Pillows were lumpy and flat and the bed was hard. Being on the Route de Ferney traffic was constant and as it's near a busstop with four routes passing by this also was difficult.
The only positive was that it was accessible to the airport and international organizations. I hear many international staff start off here when they arrive in Geneva and use it as a base to find an apartment, often for a month or more. Hats off to you because I couldn't do it.

Room Tip: All I can say is that I had a studio room on the main road and it was not advisable
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore River, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

When making reservation with Hotel Trente Trois they referred me to this Residence. I paid in advance and could not cancel. This is not a place for a female! Noisy, lousy and not secure at all. The only window is a French window opening to a terrace, from where the stairs lead directly to the (very busy) road. The TV did not work and there was no remote, the room was smelly and the carpet dirty.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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maryland
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11 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I stayed here for one night at the beginning of a ski holiday. Very close to the airport and our room was large by Geneva standards. Wifi available and worked fine. Room was clean and the bed was firm but comfy. You have to check in at the restaurant. Staff - at least those we could identify as such - were friendly. However, I would not expect much in the way of service. I made one call to the "front desk" - wherever that is, that was not answered. Nonetheless, I found the quirkiness charming. If I had been in a bad mood, I would have found it annoying. I would probably stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Stayed for a few days to visit the Motor Show.
Rooms were clean. WiFi worked.
The rooms are managed remotely from another site, I ended up emailing the manager to keep in touch... fresh towels please? .. no reponse.
They expected me to pay cash to the restaurant at the end of the stay, or pay remotely by card, by which time my trust was wearing thin.
They claim 3 stars, but breakfast food was bread and jam only. A request for ham, cheese, salami or eggs in addition got the response of 'what do you expect for 12chf each?'

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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146 hotel reviews
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283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2008

The Hotel Grand Saconnex is a great place to stay in Geneva for a reasonable price. You check in at the bar beneath the rooms and settle up the next morning the same way. This is old Europe style of service. However, the rooms are clean, there is good WiFi, there is a bus stop directly in front of the hotel, and the price was good for Geneva. We even had a small fridge in our room. This place is near the airport, but too far to walk due to the location of the terminal, Taxis seem to cruise by in front of the hotel regularly, however, and we will definitely try this place again.

  • Liked — size of room and Evian flavored water on tap!
  • Disliked — no front desk; no lift (elevator) to second floor
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Residence du Grand-Saconnex

Address: 175, route de Ferney, Le Grand Saconnex, Geneva CH-1218, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > Le Grand Saconnex
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Le Grand Saconnex
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence du Grand-Saconnex 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Residence Du Grand-Saconnex Canton Of Geneva, Switzerland

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