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Ibis Geneve Aeroport
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Chemin de la Violette, Cointrin 1216, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cointrin
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Stockholm, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Don't judge this hotel by the stars!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

This hotel is practically the incarnation of efficiency: there's not much besides a place to sleep and wash yourself, but everything is modern, clean and works perfectly. For a business traveller it's nearly perfect, and probably not a bad choice for the tourist who isn't going to spend a lot of time in his room anyway. Friendly and helpful staff, excellent breakfast buffet, great bed and efficient but quiet air conditioning made my stay very pleasant indeed. The airport is only a five-minute walk away and there are several good restaurants and pubs in the neighborhood.

One downside of this hotel is that it does not offer free Internet in the rooms; you are expected to pay to access a special WiFi network. However, there is free WiFi in the reception and restaurant which can be picked up from some of the rooms. To avoid having to pay for what should be considered a basic utility in hotels for business travellers, ask for a room facing the street on one of the lower floors. I stayed in 136 and was able to get a very good signal.

This two-star hotel well exceeded my expectations and is a much-needed reminder not to judge a book by its cover.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jerusalem, Israel
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

The only reason to stay at this hotel is its proximity to the airport. Stayed one night and that was enough.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eugene, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

There are no frills at this budget hotel (if anything in Geneva can be said to be "budget"), but perhaps they aren't needed - supplying exactly the minimum every guest needs to be decently housed has clearly been researched down to its bathroom hooks. Squeaky-clean, very quiet, humanely-sized and functional, it's a refreshing change from most European budget hotels with their teeny, frumpy, worn and quirky rooms. The shower is great, even by American standards. It's a bit mean that WIFI is only free in the lobby, but that's a quibble. And the dining room is really pleasant with good salads. Definitely a pleasant option for a 2-star hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Walked from Airport to hotel, journey about 10 - 15 minutes.

Didnt know can call for shuttle bus to come airport and fetch me.

Staffs friendly.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

Convenient location, once you know where to find it. Always call for the shuttle bus if you arrive at the airport late at night because it is not easy to find the hotel. Staff were very helpful. Apart from that, its an Ibis, so you know what you are getting. Economy hotel, but free wifi in the public areas downstairs. Switzerland is geting very pricey, so its a good alternative if you do not want to pay seriously large amounts of money at another hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

Overall I was pretty satisfied with my overnight stay.

I chose this hotel mostly for its competitive price - considering Geneva's very expensive fares. Booked my stay on Accor Hotels own website - booking process short and easy, single room at a reduced summer rate of CHF114/night. Breakfast was optional and cost additional CHF15.

From the terminal the hotel is accessible by foot in 10-15 minutes. However ask for a map - I could see the hotel across the motorway but could not find the right walkways!

Although I arrived at 11pm check-in was quick and I felt welcome - main asset of this hotel is the staff friendliness. During my entire stay every staff member was welcoming and helpful.
I was given a room on the 2nd floor facing some residential area. The room offered the usual Ibis basic amenities: limited closet with a few coat hangers, small desk with a chair, comfortable double bed. A good surprise was definitely the flat screen TV, which I am not used to in Ibis hotels! The room also featured individual air-conditioning.
Bathroom is small but shower and WC were spotlessly clean. On the downside I am missing some paper tissues.

Considering the price breakfast buffet was rather disappointing: well-presented but very limited offer. Some breads, some croissants, a few cheese slices. Strawberry muesli tasted good, though. Breakfast room airy and spacious. Morning newspapers available but in French only.

One Internet computer is available in the lobby - unfortunately it costs a rather hefty 0.10CHF/min.

All in all I can recommend this hotel for its great staff and good value for money, in particular when considering the expensive hotel fares in Geneva.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ibis Geneve Aeroport

Address: 10 Chemin de la Violette, Cointrin 1216, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Cointrin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cointrin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ibis Geneve Aeroport 2*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Geneve Aeroport hotel is located in Cointrin, 10 min from the centre of Geneva, close to the international airport and the Palexpo exhibition centre. The UN headquarters is a few minutes drive away. A free shuttle service runs between the hotel and the airport from 5.30 a.m. to 11.15 p.m. 109 air-conditioned rooms, pay parking, a bar with a terrace open 24 hours and a restaurant. Guests on a business trip will appreciate our wireless internet access. Public transport 5 minutes away. ... more   less 
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