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“Geneva's hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Les Arcades
14-16 Place Cornavin, Geneva 1201, Switzerland (Cornavin)   |  
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Ranked #35 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
North East England
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Geneva's hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Simply the friendliest and most efficient check in I've ever had (and I've had quite a few) including free transport travelcard valid for your full stay. (Think free travelcard might be a universal thing but non the less explained well to us)

Geneva is expensive in general but this hotel is superb value for money (for Geneva). Considering a standard zero personality Ibis hotel was 20% more expensive this hotel has to be described as a bargain.

Room (number 225) was huge with nice ensuite bathroom. The complimentary continental buffet breakfast was also excellent (one of the best I've had), nespresso machine and wide selection of coffee, fresh fruit, cold cuts, cereal, yoghurt, croissant, jams etc.

Interacted with 3 different reception staff and all were excellent, friendly and efficient.

Location is right next to a major transport hub so ideal for getting around and only 15 minutes by bus to the airport (bus number 5).

If I ever returned to Geneva - I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

It is a very cosy hotel with a common dinning area.

The rooms are furnished with a big TV screen and it is definitely a hotel that I would be back for in Geneva. The Wi-Fi speed was great. Able to do more work than when I stayed at Hotel Royal (4-star)

A sign of familiarity as the staff are Asian students who spoke French.

They do not have aircon though. If you were to travel in summer, might be hot. It was okay for me as May was still cool / cold.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Arrived by train and just had to cross the street to reach the Hotel. The hotel is located above the street and we used the elevator to carry our luggage to our room.We are light sleepers and although our room was facing the street we had no problem sleeping there.

The hotel is centrally located and close to the lake. Room was clean, and breakfast was good. Only problem one may have is that there is only room for a few cars across the street and the parking is limited to a few minutes. We arrived on a week end, traffic was light, and we had no problem parking our rental car to load our luggage.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Brunswick, NJ
Senior Reviewer
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Surprisingly nice hotel, right across from the train station. Had a room overlooking the station square, which I thought would be unbearably noisy, but was fine (I don't mind city noise). Very clean, well equipped, friendly staff, decent breakfast, convenient location, free wireless.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Gurgaon, India
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights in May 2012. Had a very good experience. The location is excellent with it being very close to the Cornavin train station as well as the city centre. The airport is 6 mins away by train (station is a 1 min walk). The rooms are quite big, and the staff (a special mention for Tracy in the front office) is very warm and did their best to make our stay comfortable. The only baffling point might be the entrance....which seems to be a little unconventional as one has to take a lift to the second floor....but once you are there...it is really nice.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Odessa
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13 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

stay overninght in this hotel,which was choosen due to its perfect location-oposite side of Cornavin train station and close to the city centre.Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful,room was extremely cleanwith adequate breakfast for this type of hotel.For my purpose it was also close to the Sixt office(4 blocks away).Free wi-fi is available in this hotel.free ticket for the public transport was given.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Springdale, Utah
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We are regular clients to this hotel, and all the time was a good experience: good service, clean rooms, good breakfast. Very good location near the railway station and city center.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 14-16 Place Cornavin, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > Cornavin
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is located opposite the Cornavin train station and central to all public transportation. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere and offers a qualitative breakfast to begin your day full of vigour. You are always welcome to stay with us. ... more   less 
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