The hotel offers a solid overall package. It is located on the lake shore, a bit out of the city center, but still okay to walk in the evening (public transport connection is also good). The room I had was fairly small for this category of hotel, but made up for that with a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was good standard, the room service food was also decent and, considering the generally crazy Geneva price standards, not even overpriced (you pay the same in the restaurants in town).
Biggest plus for me was the staff, which really went the extra mile to ensure a pleasant stay. Unfortunately, they appeared a bit understaffed at times - I experienced a considerable queue especially for check-out, which is problematic if you are on a tight schedule.
Not my cup of tea, however, is the design of the place - the exterior is an ugly '60s concrete block, and the interior is in part very nice, in other parts however, well, a matter of taste. To me personally, the green marble and the pink-and-purple-backlit Svarowski-style crystals are more Wayne Rooney than tasteful luxury - a bit tacky (ManUtd supporters, accept my apologies for the analogy).
Overall, I have no reason to be dissatisfied with the President Wilson, but for a better rating, it's somehow lacking the real highlights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just steps from one of the most beautiful parks in Geneva, ideally located facing the magnificent panorama of the lake and Mont-Blanc, the President Wilson is the city's most contemporary hotel. With exceptional views of the lake, the hotel's outdoor pool or Geneva city, the 180 rooms and 48 suites of the renovated hotel are equipped with the latest technology. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- President Wilson Hotel
- President Wilson Geneva