We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
View Map
{"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Excelsior
See the most recent reviews
Showing 162: English reviews
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed April 19, 2015

The only reason to stay in this hotel is the price. Geneva is very tough regarding the hotel costs and to spend 150eur a night gives You NO luxury. Hotel Excelsior is not the place You would go for a romantic trip, but it is perfectly central, fairly clean and there is not much more to expect. You can easily...

1Thank Jan B
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed April 7, 2015

This hotel has very good location, just next to railwaystation. Room that i had was very basic but nice. Hotel is tidy and clean. There was some noise from the street but that went away with earplugs... Room has safe, hairdryer, tv and radio but no kettle etc. Staff was friendly and helpful. There was breakfast costing 15CHF, bit pricey....

Thank Hair-FIN
Ennis, Montana
Reviewed April 1, 2015

Conveniently located next to Manor Shopping and the river and downtown district, this is a nice place for base camp. Staff are very helpful and friendly. We have stayed here several times over the last 10 years and are never disappointed. Breakfast is tasty. Wi-fi a bit dodgy in some rooms.

1Thank Lochloosa-West-Ranch
East Anglia
Reviewed March 28, 2015

I stayed for one night, as other hotels in the same price range were booked out. The location is great - near to the main station and close to the city centre. However, the hotel seems old and run down. The shower was mouldy, and some fitments in the bathroom were coming apart. Towels were scrappy. The hotel floors are...

Thank Katherine196445
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed March 22, 2015

The location is the star of the place, it is a stone's throw from the city centre and Geneva's main rail station. The staff were friendly and efficient on check-in, and also had a box of Swiss chocolate out for guests. Upsides: Great shower pressure. Room was well cleaned. Great European toiletries. Breakfast buffet was also reasonable, consisting of cold...

1Thank keithvan
Sesto San Giovanni, Italy
Reviewed March 17, 2015

My boyfriend and I spent here two nights. The hotel is only a few minutes away from the railway station (where most of the buses and trams stop). The area is full of shops and restaurants and an also be a bit noisy at night, but nothing unbearable. The hotel is also a few steps away from the small Rousseau...

3Thank BareeAi
Baar, Switzerland
Reviewed March 15, 2015

Five minutes around the corner from Gare Cornavin, this hotel is definitely 'central' and easy to find. The rooms are pretty basic, but are clean and have everything you need. The hotel staff were always friendly and helpful...especially when it came to the hotel's pretty awful wifi. To say it was inconsistent is putting it mildly. You can, of course,...

Thank Kannahaklihha
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Staff were nice & friendly. The sheets were clean but sadly the rest was quite average & very dated. The bathroom was smelly & the shower rubbish. The view was over a sad grey courtyard which seemed to be a communal ashtray. All this for 160€ a night!

Thank Fionabrucespain
Limassol, Cyprus
Reviewed February 25, 2015

It was our choice since the trip to Geneva was on a short notice and not many hotels were available at that time. The hotel is a little old and offers the basics. The rooms are all right, but the bathroom - very old. The breakfast choice is not very rich, and the restaurant cannot accommodate more then 20-30 people...

Thank Alina K
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed January 21, 2015

The hotel was our backup plan since the city was busy due to an exhibition/trade fair. I will not go again unless I cannot find anything else. The rooms are spacious but basic, the whole hotel has tiles rather than carpet - you hear every move people make. We booked for two but got only one set of towels etc....

Thank Hannah G
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

66 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (58)
Bathroom (9)
Room/Suite (15)
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Dining (2)
View from Room (3)
Other (24)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (8)
Room/Suite (4)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Geneva hotels
Hotel Lido
Hotel Lido
#63 of 106 in Geneva
155 reviews
Hotel Astoria
Hotel Astoria
#57 of 106 in Geneva
264 reviews
ibis Styles Geneve Gare
ibis Styles Geneve Gare
#14 of 106 in Geneva
396 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Hotel Cristal Design
#42 of 106 in Geneva
457 reviews
Hotel Bernina Geneve
#68 of 106 in Geneva
497 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Excelsior

Address: rue Rousseau 34, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Price Range: $116 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Excelsior 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Excelsior reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Excelsior staff and other travelers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Excelsior staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Request a newly refurbished room”
 of 5 bubbles L9869EIjohng, 1 week ago | Read review
“on the inside of the building the rooms are quite”
 of 5 bubbles MichelP632, Dec 31, 2016 | Read review
“street side can be very noisy, but the other side costs more”
 of 5 bubbles mzj101, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“street view rooms are bigger”
 of 5 bubbles kls2929, May 5, 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors, back of the building”
 of 5 bubbles 659davidh659, Apr 3, 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question