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“Good hotel, handy location, not for most families” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Admiral Geneva
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Rue Pellegrino Rossi, Geneva 1201, Switzerland (Pâquis Navigation)   |  
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Ranked #53 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
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“Good hotel, handy location, not for most families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The hotel is a little gem close to main railway station and just a short walk from the lake front. The room was small (as are most/all in Geneva) but with TV, small fridge, ceiling fan, a/c / heater, closet with safe, small desk, bathroom. Clean and comfortable. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was included in the rate and was a selection of hot and cold options including fresh fruit. It is the same every morning but enough choice to keep us satisfied over a week.

The main 'drawback' of the hotel is that it is right next to the red-light district - at night there are ladies in skimpy clothes on the street and in windows with young men of uncertain habits hanging around. Plenty of bars and some associated noise although the windows are well-insulated and kept most of it out - we could hear people in the neighbouring rooms more than noises from the street. Safe enough but not really for those of a sensitive disposition.

Would stay there again due to the location and good price that we got on booking.com.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Москва, Россия
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is very nice hotel. The location is great, only 3 minutes on foot from the lake. Also not far from Cornavin train station, so it's easy to get there from the airport. Actually, it's located very close to street-night-life area, so if you want to be safe then go to the left from the hotel. Or if you're looking for adventures - then go to the right. Anyway, we felt ourselves quite safe during all stay.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

You know how you long sometimes to find a charming old fashioned place, not too expensive, with character and a staff with humanity? Look no further than this charming two story small hotel close to the Cornavin train station in the quartier called Les Paquis. I don't know if you can wander around here late at night, however. Like most areas around train stations it attracts both elegant travelers and riff raff. So as is true in all of Europe, keep your wits about you as to being pick pocketed, leaving your mobile phone laying about in outdoor cafes, and having your purse grabbed. Just like in London, Rome, Berlin, Paris, you just have to be attentive. But this quartier is very beautiful, charming really, and in the heart of the Geneva Centre. Many buses, the train, and full of life, cafes, bistros, restaurants and plenty of places by foot.
My single room is very clean, the decor is cosy and comforting and elegant like old Switzerland. Just what I wanted. It is quite quiet overlooking a long interior courtyard and I adore it. The staff is very kind, knowledgeable and helpful. The breakfast is included and is the best free breakfast I have ever had in a hotel, with big fresh slices of pineapple, melon, halves of kiwi fruit. All kinds of high quality fruit juice. Scrambled eggs and bacon. Waffles, madeleines, croissant, fresh bed, butter, jam, all kinds of cheeses and cold cuts in a cooler with shelves, delicious coffee and all kinds of teas, all self serve in the charmingly appointed dining room with its dark wood, heavy wood tables and modern leather chairs. . The dining area is right in front with view on the little street off Rue des Alpes and very close to the famous Quai Mont Blanc. I booked through booking.com and got a really good rate for the quality of this place, about a third of the normal price!!!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Superior, Colorado
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Everything in switzerland is expensive and do not expect anything fancy here for the price you have paid. The hotel is in walking distance to the main train station and it is super convenient if you plan to see the city and it's surrounding areas (Lausanne, Montreux, Gruyeres) on your own. It is not the greatest area to stay, we saw two men fighting and chasing one another one night. I had read reviews and had an idea what to expect but the area does not have a great feel to it. This is definitely not for families. Nevertheless, there was ok breakfast and great informative staff. The room was fine with a mini bar. Our bathroom ceiling was leaking and the staff took care of it immediately . We were not staying much at the hotel and were out most of the time and it was a great place to crash.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Heathrow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I stayed there for 2 nights wish could stay longer but had to head back to London!will definately come back to this hotel whenever I am back to the town.the hotel exceeded my expectations I was so happy with everything also the hotel has free wifi and breakfast was absolutely imazing.overalI loved this hotel so much!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Yes, so it is on the edge of something like the red-light district of Geneva. We accidentally got turned around and walked through this area for a few blocks... not that bad & easy enough to avoid by not going that direction from the hotel.

The staff were extremely nice and helpful -- and for us, this really can make or break a trip (we aren't big on planning and would rather take advice from locals). The breakfast was extensive - cereal, breads, cheeses, juice, fruit, yogurt -- very welcome in a city where crappy fast food can cost 15$. Our room was spacious and clean enough for me... maybe had a bit of old cigarette smoke odor, but not bad. The location, very central & right by the main train station, is hard to beat.
Like most hotels on a busy street in a busy city, there was a fair bit of street noise. I'm a light sleeper, so I generally travel with ear plugs & I'd recommend them here too.
I'd definitely recommend to my friends, but maybe not my parents or people who might be easily offended by the happenings down the street.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed for three nights and after a long haul from Australia this was a welcoming first few days. From the moment we checked in the staff were rally helpful. Such a great location, easy to find from the train, and then five minutes walk to every thing from the lake and old city to the train station. Yes, it is on the edge of the red light district, but it is not intrusive, and very quiet of a night. Breakfast was also great. Could recommend and would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8 Rue Pellegrino Rossi, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > Pâquis Navigation
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Admiral Geneva 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
3 star hotel, recently renovated, perfect central location, all rooms non smoking with air condition and free Wi-Fi wireless internet. A rich buffet breakfast is included in the price as well as all tax and service. ... more   less 
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