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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful simple budget accommodation. I booked a room 3 weeks ago. I was given a room with no bathroom and toilet meaning I had to use shared facilities. This was quite inconveniencing as it meant I had to wake up at 6am everyday to ensure I shower first and use the bathroom whilst its clean. On my 5th day of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel cancelled my reservation on booking.com after weeks of booking the room. I had to book another room in another hotel but I thought there has been a mistake so I tried to book the same room again and guess what? the hotel cancelled my reservation again after a week of my 2nd booking. It is ridiculous to think... More 

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Jenny-Patrick, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this review

Hello, We are sorry for the problem but the reason was that your credit card was refuse by our system and we asked you to give us a new CC. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I searched long and hard for budget accommodations in Geneva, as I knew I'd be there at the end of a long and somewhat costly trip (I even looked at hostels)--I'm so glad I chose Hotel Carmen. For little more than I'd pay for a private room at a hostel in Geneva, I had a simple but comfortable room with... More 

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Jenny-Patrick, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you very much and it would be a pleasure to see you one more time. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Clean and safe place to stay. Lovely and helpful staff, good breakfast, good location. Simple, clean and cozy rooms, shared bathrooms were very clean, too. Very comfortable bed. Good value for money. I will definitely stay there again.

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Thank R S
Jenny-Patrick, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this review

We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay among us. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we would be happy to do it again on your next visit to Geneva. More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The moment we arrived ,we were welcomed by two nice ladies. Our room was nice and spacious and very clean. There were plenty of hot water for the shower. We stayed for two nights and every night we had nice, fresh and clean towels. All staff here are so nice, kind and friendly. If you are non smoker, I wouldn't... More 

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Jenny-Patrick, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this review

Dear Atsuko S., We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay among us. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your friend and we would be happy to do it again on your next visit to Geneva. Our best regards, C. Gasser Hotel Carmen More 

Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Switzerland isn't very cheap - it took me a bit to find a reasonably priced hotel. Location: Off the beaten track and the neighborhood around the hotel felt slightly iffy to me. Not bad, just iffy. It's a bit of a walk from there to the Old Town and the Lake - not a problem to us, but might be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It is close to everything. The Hotel is simple but very nice. The staff are extremely friendly and make you feel at home. The Hotel is extremely clean. The breakfast was good too. The coziness makes it easy for you to do all your work without any problem. I must also mention the quick wireless internet. Basically, Hotel Carmen has... More 

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Kifisia, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's the third time we are visiting the Hotel Carmen because of the excellent location - in the middle of a lively neighbourhood, close to the University, next to transportation, close to the centre of Geneva, the rooms are spacious and recently renovated, tasty and rich breakfast, extremely clean, perfect price for the quality provided, but overall extremely friendly, helpful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Simple but extremely clean, recently renovated room, quiet (courtyard side), very professional and extremely friendly staff, very correct breakfast. perfect deal for geneva in terms of price - quality ratio. Perfect location for reaching the university (uni mail).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Coming from third world, we faced many challenges including payments on credit/debit cards. The way Hotel Carmen have been handling me and my colleagues, showed the level of understanding global challenges and yet without compromising their excellent service delivery.

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is located in the neighbourhood of Plainpalais where are the principal Faculties of the University of Geneva, the Hospital, the Sport Center of Vernets and the Grand Theatre of Geneva. The hotel Carmen welcomes you and offers you rooms for any budget. Thanks to the proximity with the public transports and their free access for our guests, you will be able to reach the Leman Lake or the city center in 10 minutes and the international organizations in 20 minutes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Carmen

Address: rue Dancet 5 | 1205 Geneve, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Price Range: $123 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
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#6 Best Value Hotel in Geneva
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