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“Average city hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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Design Hotel F6
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue Ferrier 6, Geneva 1202 , Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #36 of 103 Hotels in Geneva
Krakow, Poland
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127 hotel reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Average city hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The location is very good and comfy for all visitors, right in the city center close to the shops and train station, but in the same time quiet. The staff were generally friendly and helpful, i had no problem with service. My room was rather small and not perfect for my needs, however everything was clean. Bathroom was OK excluding the shower with tiny pressure. The breakfast was no special (limited choice and variety) and chaotic - lack of free places in the morning. Overall it's ok for short stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Designhotelf6, Manager at Design Hotel F6, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. It is a pity that you found the hotel f6 as only an "average city hotel". As a matter of fact, it is true that we are "only" a 3 * hotel and we do not pretend to compete with the 4 or 5 * hotels of Geneva. Nevertheless, I would like to emphasize that we do offer a free gym, a free hammam and sauna, free Wifi, free breakfast and we have as well renovated a couple of weeks ago most of the rooms which accommodate now HD TV with 46" and 55" TV and 150 international channels. Maybe this is the new standard of an "average city hotel".
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We needed a central Geneva hotel for an overnight stop following a ski holiday. Prices in Geneva are exorbitant and most of the hotels we looked at were very old school (i.e. chintzy). F6 design hotel is a renovated Quality Hotel and is very smart in decor terms.

It was good value including parking overnight (probably need to book in busy times). Room was modern and looked like it had been redecorated recently. Breakfast was well laid out and had plenty of choice for a continental breakfast option.

We asked the receptionist for an asian restaurant recommendation and their choice was very good (Patara within the Beau Rivage hotel on the lakefront).

All in all - great hotel choice for a short stop in Geneva.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Designhotelf6, Manager at Design Hotel F6, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thanks for taking time to write this review. We have been fully refurbishing the rooms during the past few month by giving a modern look to the rooms, hi tech but nevertheless cosy. In particular, a special effort was made for technology, in particular by providing HDTV with 46" and 55" brand new Samsung TV with roughly 150 channels in 15 different languages. Very unique in Geneva. Watch European league football games in high definition while in your business trip in Geneva... well, the f6 is the place to be. And always book directly through our web site, hotel-f6.com, you may benefit of an incredible price. Hope to see you soon with us, get fit in our great fitness room, have a sauna and then you will be ready for your ski weekend in the Alps!!!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stayed for one night. Booked the room from their website and got cheaper rate than the actual published price at the hotel.

Location is great. Close to tram station line number 15 (Station: Mole). Don't laugh at the station name. One station away is the main train station Gare Cornavin. You can opt to walk within 5 - 10 mins. Plenty of cafes, restaurants, supermarket, convenience store and pharmacy nearby. Few bars.

Service: Staff at reception was great. Free WiFi. Breakfast included.

Room is excellent. Clean, definitely new chic design. Bed and pillows are to my liking. There was renovation upstairs but during the day. No noise during night time.

Generally if you are looking for comfort and doesn't mind to fork out about 150++ franc per night than this is the hotel for you. Otherwise you can opt to stay at Geneva City Hostel is next door with about 50++/night for private room (shared bathroom)

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Designhotelf6, Manager at Design Hotel F6, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. Geneva is indeed an expensive city which had some impact on hotel room prices. We definitely recommend for our friends backpackers the Geneva City hostel, rue ferrier 2: great common bathroom!!! But if you look for high tech design rooms, sympathetic and helpful staff, great breakfast, free fitness, free wellness, high speed internet, HD TV on 46" and 55" high definition TV then the Design hotel f6 is the place to stay. Call us directly for your next booking and benefit from special offers for your stay in Geneva.
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Lancing, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I booked this hotel as it is close to all attractions in Geneva. I paid 100 GBP for the night and was very disappointed after stopping in a much cheaper hotel at the beginning of my trip. The specifies it has a coffee machine in the room - it did but it didn't work and if you wanted any coffee capsules for it you had to buy them in addition to the room cost which isn't stated on the hotels website. The room was very small and compact - only had room to walk around the bed. Otherwise was clean and well looked after. Would only recommend this hotel if you plan to be out all day and sleep in the room. Booking into the hotel took 15 minutes too.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Designhotelf6, Manager at Design Hotel F6, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. we feel very sorry that you did not manage to use the Nespresso machine and we will definitely leave the coffee machine user's guide for your nest stay at the f6.
Yes we are aware that almost everything is free once you book with us: free wifi, free breakfast, free HD 46 or 55" TV, free fitness center, free wellness. We feel terribly sorry that we had to charge you one franc for one coffee tab and that you budget got blown away because of one espresso. Hope you enjoyed nevertheless the most expensive city in Europe.
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Uithoorn, The Netherlands
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Very friendly and helpful staff. Strange hotel at first sight but everything was of good quality...the manager was so very helpful it made our overnight stay very enjoyable. Close (10 min walk ) to the lake and restaurent area....
Though Modern in style, this hotel was very pleasant . The breakfast was very fresh and tasty with enough diversity to suit each guest, unless you wish to have a fat and soggy full english.....fresh fruit, good coffee and lots of different breads and cheeses, boiled eggs and meats, jams and other sweet spreads....more than necessary in fact. We would certainly stay there again, if only for the comfortable rooms and beds....

Room Tip: Very close to the lake (10 mins walk) very helpful and friendly staff. Great beds and pillows and th...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Designhotelf6, General Manager at Design Hotel F6, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you so much for having taken the time to write a thorough review. We continuously try to provide the best service o our customers. In particular the staff has to help as much as they can to give our customers the most enjoyable experience during their stay at the f6. We just renovated most of the rooms and we are providing now high definition TV with 46" and 55" HD fly screen LED Samsung TV and more than 140 channels in various languages for our international customers. This experience is unique in Geneva.
Our breakfast is continuously upgraded but we love the comments and suggestions from our guests so that we can keep up to date with their latest wishes.
Once g, thank you for your review and hopefully we shall see you at the f6 during your next stay in Geneva. You can always call the hotel for your next booking and you will benefit from unique aggressive prices!!!
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Maryland, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Stayed for one night at the Design Hotel F6. The good news is that the service is really good. The front desk staff arranged a (very early) check-in, booked cabs which came immediately, and were generally quite helpful. The hotel is situated in a good location to get to the World Health Organization and Geneva-based diplomatic missions. The bad news is that it was incredibly expensive for a very small, dark room. The room was serviceable -- clean, comfortable, basic necessities (including large tv) -- but certainly not worth $650 a night (in any city!) You can walk to the lake and the old town from the hotel, but the streets around the hotel itself are a bit sketchy and nondescript. A dog had done his business right outside the hotel, and it sat there all day. I would look for a different alternative next time I'm in Geneva.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

You can't fault the design hotel f6 for a pleasant stay in Geneva. Comfy rooms and beds for a great price, and we got breakfast. I dare to say we haven't stayed in a hotel of this comfort that includes breakfast in South Africa where we live. We stayed 2 nights a week apart. Only gripe was that we payed a taxi driver 37 francs on arrival when we simply could have hopped on the tram at Cornavin station. They get us tourists every time!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Rue Ferrier 6, Geneva 1202 , Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 103 Hotels in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Design Hotel F6 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the center of Geneva, between the Cornavin railway station and the "Place des Nations" (United Nations main square), close to the lake, 10 minutes away from the Cointrin International Airport, at walking distance of the International Organisations. To make your stay enjoyable, the hotel offers:- Business center (freely available)- 2 conference rooms with advanced technology- Fitness Center with private coach (appointment)- Wellness Center with Sauna and Hammam- Massage room with masseur (appointment)- Free Wifi in the hotel- High speed Internet and color printer- iPhone / iPod loader / alarm clock in all the rooms- Nespresso coffee machines in all the rooms- Underground Garage- Free public transport cards. A state of the art video surveillance system (24/24) ensures the guests safety. ... more   less 
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