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“Bare Necessities but close to city center” 3 of 5 stars
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Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Rue Thalberg 4, Geneva 1201, Switzerland (Formerly Residence Mont Blanc)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Geneva
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76 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Bare Necessities but close to city center”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

This hotel is a no-frills experience. The room was adequate, the bathroom nice. There is a vending machine in the lobby with limited offerings such as cigarettes and gum. The staff was very nice.

It is only two blocks from the lake which is very convenient. Also close by is the tourism center and several cafes and restaurants. The bus stops one block away so public transport is easy to find.

The red light district is also one block away.

If you are looking for a roof and a bed, this is your place. If you are looking for 5 star comfort, you might be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

The light, airy feel of the rooms depicted in the photos on Residence Mont Blanc's official website did not correlate to my apartment at all. Dark furniture, dated color schemes, tacky artwork -- it seemed like a decorator last touched the apartment 20 years ago. But, hey, the cleaning staff was kind.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rmbdirection, Directeur at Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Thank you for having taken time to share with us your comments concerning our residence.
We are pleased to announce you that we started to renew some furniture in our studios as well as the light system in the entire establishment in the way to allow our guests to feel as comfortable as possible.
We hope that your stay in Geneva was pleasant for you and we will be pleased to welcome you again in our residence giving you the possibility to enjoy a future stay for which you are entitled to expect from our establishment.
Best Regards,
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UK
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34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

I stayed at the Residence a few times over a period of months, and found the rooms to be spacious and clean. The front desk was very welcoming, and well equipped with lots of brochures and information - almost as good as the main tourist office.

The bathroom was elegantly furnished, and the kitchen was equipped with a small selection of basic pans. I can't remember if there are any toilettries supplied - I don't think so.

The location is close to the lake front in Geneva, a short stroll from the train station, and a short stroll into the main banking and shopping area. It is also on the edge of the red-light district - worth bearing in mind if you like wandering around local streets.

A nice touch was the complementary travel cards for Genevan public transport provided with the room card.

There were some things that would have made the experience better, particularly for the first trips when I wasn't so well acquainted with the set-up of the Residence and the amenities nearby:

1) There are no bottles of water provided, and no "welcome pack" for those clients who are staying in the serviced apartments. The "Manor" supermarket nearby is helpful for stocking up on provisions.

2) The coffee machines in the rooms are very temperamental - despite multiple attempts over a period of months, I only managed one decent cup of coffee. The sachets are available from reception, and will be added to your bill.

3) The views from the windows are not particularly inspiring, and the room can be a little too warm despite attempts at setting the air conditioning.

I would summarise the Residence as an effective place to stay for a self-sufficient business traveller - the rooms are of a high standard, but no frills.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rmbdirection, Directeur at Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Dear Customer,
Thank you for having taken time to share with us your comments concerning our residence.
We are pleased to announce you that we started to renew some furniture in our studios as well as the fact to find a welcome pack at your arrival with some products of primary necessity.
We are also pleased to announce you that we preceded, during November 2011, to a general revision and maintenance of the air-conditioning.
We hope that your stay in Geneva was pleasant for you and we will be pleased to welcome you again in our residence giving you the possibility to enjoy a future stay for which you are entitled to expect from our establishment.
Best Regards,
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new york / paris
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

I staid in this hotel for 2 months because my company was paying it... otherwise I would have escape the first day.
The hotel is well located (near the train station) but the rooms are very small and noisy (even if I tried 2 different rooms with very different standars).
Internet didn't work correctly. I had a microwave put in a chair because my oven wasn't working. The reception closes very early and the sunday, but even openned it's hard to get the answers to your questions there.
It would be nice for a budget residence, but for a supposed to be 4 stars at this price, you can find much better !

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rmbdirection, Directeur at Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Dear Customer,
Thank you for having taken time to share with us your comments concerning our residence. We are sorry to learn that your stay was not as high as your expectations
Regarding our schedules, we started to be opened 24h/24h from January 2012 to improve our services as well as the welcome of our guests and concerning internet we changed the system and it is high speed and free from last year.
We are pleased to announce you that we started to renew some furniture in our studios in the way to allow our guests to feel as comfortable as possible.
We hope that your stay in Geneva was pleasant for you and we will be pleased to welcome you again in our residence giving you the possibility to enjoy a future stay for which you are entitled to expect from our establishment.
Best Regards,
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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2009

I think the title says it all. I stayed in this hotel for a couple of weeks and really hated to come back every single night. The soundproofing is pretty bad and you can hear your neigbours, or if you are staying on the first floor, the threadmills of the public gym below you. The furniture is very worn and dirty, stained carpets and curtains and scratched table and chairs. The wooden panel of the bed was dirty with someone else's oily head prints. Yuk.

Both bath and kitchen are ok, must have been refurbished quite recently.

The hotel is in the red light district but also close to the lake and old town. I did not feel unsafe, even for me a woman.

Worst thing though is that the staff and even the manager in charge are incredibly rude. I have never experienced such a bad behaviour, especially the head of reception is really really unfriendly, arrogant and on top of that not even capable of working properly. I think the manager of Residence Mont-Blanc knows that there is not much competition and therefore simply does not bother. Very sad - as well for Geneva, as this a place where many buiness travellers come to. I will stay in a hotel next time, or will try to avoid having to stay in Geneva for a longer period if time.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rmbdirection, Directeur at Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Dear Customer,
Thank you for having taken time to share with us your comments concerning our residence. We are sorry to learn that your stay was not as high as your expectations.
I would like to apologize to you in the name of the residence and its new staff for your unsatisfactory stay.
We are pleased to inform you that all the general management and the reception staff has completely change since the time you came.
The calm and the warm atmosphere, which we give a big importance, attract and retain the affection of our guests.
The discretion and attention of the management and the staff for all your requests, needs and expectations will make you feel like home.
We also proceeded, during November 2011, to a general revision and maintenance of the air-conditioning and also trying to find a solution which could improve the insulation in the studios.
Concerning the appearance of the studios, we made important painting works as well as we proceed to renovations regarding some furniture and carpets, to allow our guests to feel as comfortable as possible.
We again apologize to you and we will be pleased to welcome you again in our residence giving you the possibility to enjoy a future stay for which you are entitled to expect from our establishment.
Best Regards,
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Milan
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

I stay there 15 days in may 2009 . I think they give me the most ugly room of the entire residence. Very close to a body building saloon from where was coming awfull smell of sweet and feet.
Receptionist are not friendly they look at you like an alien , if you want to stay there longer prepare yourself to be moved week after week from a room to an other with all your staff.
The only good thing is the kitchenette with microwave and all the necessary.
If you like woman company , just few meters away there is the red light district , same if you want something heavy to smoke. Like all the hotel in Geneva it's amazingly expansive and the service is certenly not a 4 star hotel residence

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rmbdirection, Directeur at Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Dear Customer,
Thank you for having taken time to share with us your comments concerning our residence. We are sorry to learn that your stay was not as high as your expectations
I would like to apologize to you in the name of the residence and its new staff for your unsatisfactory stay.
We are pleased to inform you that all the general management and the reception staff has completely changed since the time you came.
The calm and the warm atmosphere, which we give a big importance, attract and retain the affection of our guests.
The discretion and attention of the management and the staff for all your requests, needs and expectations will make you feel like home.
Regarding the cleaners, we are pleased to inform you that we started to improve the training of our maids in the way to avoid some mistakes being reproduced again as you told us, we are doing the necessary to improve the services for our guests.
Concerning the appearance of the studios, we made important painting works as well as we proceed to renovations regarding some furniture and carpets, to allow our guests to feel as comfortable as possible.
We again apologize to you and we will be pleased to welcome you again in our residence giving you the possibility to enjoy a future stay for which you are entitled to expect from our establishment.
Best Regards,
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Indianapolis, IN
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2009

I cannot begin to describe the disaster this place is on the inside. The room we had was a 1 bedroom apartment for extended living booked by my husband's company for a short term assignment in Geneva (to last 4-6 months). The pictures online looked decent, and to be fair, the place looked like the pictures. The minute we walked in, we were assailed by the most foul smell. It was as if someone had cooked in there for months and had never opened the doors or windows. Additionally, there was a disgusting underlay of smoke. Just gross. All the furniture, carpets, and drapery also reeked and looked like they had not been cleaned in years. The carpets are just horrendous. Also, though the location is close to many things, including the train station, it is also on the adjacent street to the RED LIGHT district. Yes. There are prostitutes working the streets at all hours just a right turn and a 1 minute walk to the side of the building. I do not recommend, ever.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Rue Thalberg 4, Geneva 1201, Switzerland (Formerly Residence Mont Blanc)
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc 4*
Number of rooms: 102
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