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Hotel Cristal Design
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 Rue Pradier, Geneva 1201, Switzerland (Cornavin)   |  
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Ranked #32 of 104 hotels in Geneva
Zurich
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“So and So”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Very simple hotel. The rooms are clean but there is no much space.
Is not a hotel for family.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

I've stayed one night in Geneva, and I'm glad I picked this hotel. Despite the modest cost I've everything I needed: a clean room modernly accessorized, free WiFi, no hassle service at the lobby, and a great breakfast.
The location is very good, as it is in a zone full of little ethnic restaurants. Besides, it is literally 1 min walk to the train station. It is not the posh area of town, but it has some character.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Hotel Cristal is a nice modern hotel and a breath of fresh air amongst Geneva's mostly run-down hotels particularly in the Paquis area. The room design is quite modern and chic with nice comfortable bedding. The rooms are quite spacious as well. The hotel is just a stone throw a away from Cornavin train station. Price of the room can start from about CHF120 - 150 without breakfast. Free internet. Staff are very helpful and speak English as well. Lovely hotel. I will be staying here on my next trip to Geneva.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the lake will have nice sunshine in the afternoons if the sun does shine.
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  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Albufeira, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

This hotel is located very near the station and within walking distance to the lake and the old town. There are a number of restaurants nearby, and a Starbucks almost next door.

The room was modern, clean and light, with a floor to ceiling window, but good soundproofing. It was also very basic: one bed, one plastic chair, one plastic table attached to the wall.
The (free) wifi connection wasn't working.
Pets are accepted.

At 200 euros per night without breakfast, it was expensive for what it offers, as is everything in Geneva where you pay double the price for half the service.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

My husband and I spent 2 nights in Hotel Cristal Design and both us couldn't find anything to complain about. The room is bright, clean and is well equipped with basic amenities. It is conveniently located close to the main train station (Gare Cornavin) and despite it's proximity to the major transport hubs, it remains a quiet place to retreat after a long day of walking / sightseeing. I particularly love the breakfast room which is located on the 8th floor of the hotel that boasts a great view. We had free wifi and free public transport pass (valid for canton Geneva) throughout our stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Although this hotel shows up on websites as Cristal Design the word "Design" is not present in Geneva. It is comfortable and well equipped in a small space. Someone put a lot of thought into the "design" of the amenities so that you have anything you might want (except the "minibar" is down the hall), but it could be a hospital as regards colors -- the opaque "plastic" walls are sort of light blue-gray. They should have been colored like those in the breakfast room. Excellent location near the train station. I was unable to use the free computer because "too many people are on".

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012 via mobile

Hotel is quite ok, rooms are tiny but service is bad. The lady at c-in is rude and unhelpful. Hotel is half empty but had to fight for a room with king bed. To access wifi i have to enter a password, i was told that internet is ooo and i have to go to starbucks. Go anywhere but here! I need to stay 2 or 3 nights but will certainly leave tomorrow.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Cristal Design

Address: 4 Rue Pradier, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Geneva > Cornavin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#29 Business Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cristal Design 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern Four-story Hotel located 50 meters from train station & 5 km from airport. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cristal Hotel Geneva

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