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“Good location, nice hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Cornavin Hotel Geneva
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   23 blvd James Fazy | Gare de Cornavin, Geneva 1201, Switzerland (James-Fazy)   |  
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Ranked #40 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good location, nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed in this hotel many times and always found it good.
Service for check in and check out is efficient
View from the breakfast room is great although breakfast itself is average
Rooms are good, quite modern in set up but works well, they are quiet and have good heating and cooling.
Free pass for the local public transport for the duration of your stay
Easy access to the railway station for connecting to the airport or the Swiss rail network.
Short walk to the town or lake and plenty of shops near by.
Works for me and I am happy to recommend

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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29 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Nothing very exciting about this landmark in the Cornavin area. This is a classic, no-nonsense quite large hotel just opposite the gare Cornavin, which makes it very convenient when arriving by train from switzerland or neighbouring countries. Since Geneva is actually a very small city, it is also convenient to reach the UN agencies or the Palais des Nations, with virtually all the bus routes down the hotel. Rooms are clean and well-equipped, service is efficient and staff available. I would definitely recommend higher floors, not only because of the views on the city and mountains, but primarily because the place cornavin is extremely noisy, what with all the drunkards and groups of youths enjoying themselves all night long

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The Hotel Cornavin is situated right next door to the main station in Geneva and is just one stop from the airport. Public transport is free.
The hotel is also at the junction of many bus and tream routes.
With Lac Leman about a ten minute walk away and a wide variety of restaurants in the streets around the hotel, the Cornavin is a good base for a stay.
The breakfasts are on the eighth floor, with panoramic views over the city. There is no cooked English breakfast for those who expect one, but there is a wide choice available on the continental buffet.
The staff were very helpful, friendly, and multi-lingual

Room Tip: Do not stay in a room next to the lifts - the noise, though not very loud, is intrusive may keep you...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Hong Kong, China
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Visited Geneva for a meeting and stayed in this Hotel for 5 nights. This hotel is just next to the Geneva Train Station so very convenient to travel to the from the airport (10 minutes). There are shops and dining places in the train station and within walking distance from your hotel.

I was assigned a room on the 7th floor facing the city (not the railway station), enjoying a rather nice view of the city. The room is clean and generally well designed with all basic needs (bath provision, safe box, electric kettle, tea / coffee, etc.). The WiFi is quite fast and free of charge (get the password from the reception). The staff are generally nice and polite, but not very personal (may be I do not speak French !).

A couple of things which may better my stay include :
- too small safe box, not big enough even for a Mac Book Air !
- no free bottle water
- the bed is a bit too soft (for me)
- the bathroom door does not have lock. OK for single, but may be a issue for family and friends

In short, this is a good option for a reasonable price accommodation in the expensive Geneva !

Room Tip: Try to ask for higher floors and facing the city (away from the railway station).
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Northern New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

My team and I were travelling to Geneva for work and after reading several reviews I was on the fence about booking our stay at the Cornavin Hotel Geneva. On the recommendation of my boss, who had stayed here before, I booked seven rooms for me and for colleagues. He had been to the hotel before and was satisfied with it. I honestly had low expectations.

First, the hotel is located directly across from the train station. No need to take a taxi from the airport, just pick up your free train ticket from the airport baggage claim area and in less than 10 minutes you are standing in the lobby of the hotel. There are also several bus stops and tram stops within a 30 second walk from the hotel lobby. The area after 11pm is a little less safe, but it is usually this way around most train stations in most cities.

Second, the hotel rooms have air conditioning, are clean, rather large and are quiet. I stayed on the 4th floor but colleagues who stayed on the 2nd, 5th and 7th floor did not complain about noise. Our boss stayed on the 9th floor and enjoyed this panoramic view.

Included in the price of the room – breakfast and transportation card. The allure of the breakfast is more the location and view than the food. The price of breakfast is included in your room so I would suggest going. Upon check-in you will get a card that is good for all of the city transportation during your stay – including the train back to the airport. This is a great value.

Cons: At checkout I had to prove the rate that I was quoted – get it in writing – as they were going to charge me a higher rate, but in the end everything was fine. The internet connection was fair to poor in the hotel rooms themselves but worked well in the lobby and breakfast room.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 4th floor and higher.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I stayed at the Cornavin many times in the past but had not been back since 2006. When I recently had a meeting in Geneva I once more booked the Cornavin. On arrival I found several familiar faces among the staff and was warmly welcomed. i also got my favourite room, top floor overlooking the lake with views of Mt Blanc.
The rooms are good, the bathrooms lovely. My favourite feature though is the breakfast service in the room. I juts phone reception in the morning and give my order and 10 minutes later there is breakfast! There is also a panaroamic room where a full breakfast is served if you prefer that.

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher floors on the city side have a magnificent view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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washington, dc
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Reading some reviews I don't recognize the place we just stayed for 2 nights. We had a great room, had no problems of any kind and would be happy to return there. As much as I hate reviewers who hint that they got a great price, we had a sensational rate too. Staff was very good to us and helpful in every way. All were friendly. There was no noise problem. Breakfast (included) has decent and the breakfast room was super with a view over the city. Our room was in the section with a full glass wall and modern fixtures. Cannot beat the location for getting to the trains. We were not out after dark, but in the light there were no issues with being close the station. One thought is that our AC was a little weak and might need to be better if temps got into the 90s. All in all a great stay.

Room Tip: 8th floor down from the breakfast room is best, based on our one stay. Also note hotel is smoke fre...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Cornavin Hotel Geneva

Address: 23 blvd James Fazy | Gare de Cornavin, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > James-Fazy
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#25 Luxury Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cornavin Hotel Geneva 4*
Number of rooms: 164
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