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“Clean, comfortable and spacious room” 4 of 5 stars
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Excelsior
34 Rue J.-J. Rousseau, Geneva 1201, Switzerland (Saint-Gervais Les Bergues)   |  
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Ranked #50 of 103 hotels in Geneva
Oxford
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable and spacious room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Only stayed for one night as I was in Geneva for a conference, but it was ideal for location to the bus stops for the airport, and convenient for the city.
My room was very spacious with a very nice quality bathroom. Continental breakfast was good, with very good croissants! Overall very happy.
Of course was very pricey but then this is Geneva and there was a large conference on!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012 via mobile

This hotel was located in a very good position. Just around the corner from buses and trams. A short walk to the lake and the old town. The room was small and plain but clean and had all the things that were needed. The room was at the back of the hotel so quiet but not much of a view. Breakfast was adequate. Not exactly a cheap room but for Geneva I believe it is!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

This small hotel is a walkable few blocks from the train station. Near many serviceable restaurants. The rooms are very small, but clean. Noise from the bar next door and the street traffic can be a bother, even on the top floor. And the room I had was overheated, remedied with leaving the window open in winter. But if you are in Geneva on business or just quickly passing through this hotel is a keeper for its price and convenience.

Room Tip: Higher rooms off the street would be best
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

The hotel is in a great location, not far from the main train station and close to the centre of town.

The single room was quite small and simple but perfectly adequate.

The breakfast was your standard continental variety.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

The hotel is right in the city center and at walking distance to restaurants and facilities of all kind. Mmajor hotel like Four Seasons and Hotel De La Paix are no further than 500 mt as well as the famous Lipp Restaurant. It is a safe area also for women who travel alone. The room was not big but it was clean. Breakfast is all right but could be improved for those who like to eat a lot. I'm pleased because it fits my needs. I'll be back soon.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Given it was the Watch Maker's Convention, my usual hotel in Geneva was fully booked. Managed to get a room here, pricey for sure, but it is Geneva after all!!

My 5th floor room was clean and the bed comfy (Single in a Double room). There was no mechanism to control the room temperature which was pretty hot, so resorted to opening the small balcony door..... Despite being on the 5th floor this meant it was pretty noisey, not really a problem for me since I can sleep through most things :-)

Breakfast was basic but plentiful and included in the price.

The location was great for hopping on trams and buses, being just 5 minutes walk from Cornavin......essential as the taxi's were on strike :-)

Room Tip: Top floor have balcony's (handy if you smoke.....), rooms at the back of the hotel should be qui...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the hotel. I had a 3rd-floor room that's facing a court yard. The room was clean and extremely quiet. The bathroom was small, but it had every amenity I needed. The room was a bit overheated, but that wasn't a real problem. The self-service breakfast was very good, including hot sausage, bean, & egg and a variety of ham, cheese, bread, fruits, etc. A very good value. I'll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 34 Rue J.-J. Rousseau, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Geneva > Saint-Gervais Les Bergues
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #50 of 103 hotels in Geneva
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