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“Nice Place close to Train Station, Shopping, and Restaurants” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Cristal Design
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 Rue Pradier, Geneva 1201, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #41 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
Corvallis, Oregon
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“Nice Place close to Train Station, Shopping, and Restaurants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My family stayed at this hotel while traveling through Geneva from Switzerland to Paris. It has a great location, just a couple minutes walk from the train station through the shopping mall and out to the street, then around the corner to the hotel. The rooms are standard European size, smaller than US, but adequate for your needs. The glass panel styling was efficient and interesting. My room had an electronic-lock safe. Everything in the room worked properly, and the staff at the front desk were polite and helpful. The free Wi-Fi was great. Windows can be opened for fresh air if you desire. The beds were comfortable and the room was very clean. The price was reasonable for the area. I would stay here again if traveling through Geneva.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 August 2, 2014 via mobile

Geneva is an expensive city. The Hotel Cristal offers good value for money, is convenient and well kept. Arrived in GVA without accommodation, I was able to hop on the wifi in Starbucks across from the main station and book a room, unaware that the hotel was right next door.

The single rooms are small, but very modern and stylish. A single bed under the window over looking the street, with a small desk that conveniently has three power plugs. The glass sliding door to the bathroom hides the luggage rack, which is a nifty feature. Swiss efficiency.

Recommended for a good value, convenient place to stay in Geneva.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Was expecting something maybe a little worn , but room was fine
YES a little smallish, but lovely modern fixtures and decent sized shower (unlike so any other hotels in area).Lovely comfortable bed and pillows
Loved the magnifying mirror for putting makeup on
Front desk manager very friendly and helpfull.Son was happy as it's located right next door to Starbucks
Also very quiet for city Centre

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great location just one minute from the train station, easy check inn, clean and basic room, great breakfast with view to Jet d’Eau, free wifi and good service from the staff. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a 1 night stop in Geneva on our Swiss trip. Hence I wanted a hotel that was close to the train station. In that sense this was one of the best choices. The hotel was right next to the train station and could not be better placed. However the rooms left a lot to be desired. The space felt extremely small and cramped. There was barely space in the room to keep our things and move. The design was innovative but I felt like I was in Lilliput...

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Flew into Geneva for a one day stop-over before heading on to Zermatt. We wanted a place close to the train station so that we could catch our train the following morning. Hotel Cristal Design is less than a block from the train station. Just take the underpass from the train station and you emerge staring directly at a Starbucks which is just a couple of doors away from the hotel. This ultra-modern hotel was fantastic. The front desk staff were attentive and incredibly helpful. The high speed internet was easy to access and very fast. The imaginative use of frosted green glass and lighting made a relatively small room seem much larger. Fixtures and fittings were first rate, and the room was impeccable. The price, location and quality of this hotel make it a great deal in an expensive city like Geneva.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Pros
- clean
- quite in room
- location good for station
- price for Geneva

Cons
- some staff cold unfriendly
- location - area around the station not as good as the old town
- price relatively expensive, for what you get.

I would rather stay in the Ibis for business. As a tourist I would not stay in Geneva, rather somewhere like Annecy and do a day trip to Geneva.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Cristal Design

Address: 4 Rue Pradier, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
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*
Number of rooms: 78
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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