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Help required for accommodation in Geneva

We will be in Geneva in April 2014 for one night, arriving around 8 pm at Cornavin Train Station and thinking of staying at Hotel Ibis Budget Geneva.

Next morning after BF we will fly from Geneva to India (1125 hrs). But before that we have to go lakefront for watching beautiful Jet d'Eau.

Our group has 8 adults.

In Geneva, there are 12/13 Ibis hotels. We can’t choose from them. Actually we want any cheap, clean and convenient hotel to spend the night in Geneva near Cornavin Station. So we can visit lake early morning.

Which Ibis budget hotel is near to station or lake?

Or if we book Ibis near airport, is it possible from there to visit lakefront early in the morning?

Please help us to select hotel. Or anybody knows another hotel near Cornavin, tell us. Your guidance is valuable for us.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Help required for accommodation in Geneva

Geneve Centre Gare is the one nearest the station. Other hotels even nearer (though not budget) are Hotel Cornavin and Hotel Warwick

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2. Re: Help required for accommodation in Geneva

@KnowAll: Ibis Budget (formerly known as Etap Hotel) is different from Ibis. Check http://www.ibis.com/ for the details.

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@vijayashri: The closest Ibis to the station is "ibis Geneve Centre Gare". There is however an "ibis Styles Geneve Gare" that is due to open in March 2014 that will be perfectly located in front of the station (several trains per hour take 7 minutes to go to the airport) and 10 minutes walking distance from Geneva Lake. That would allow you to see the lake by night and by day!

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4. Re: Help required for accommodation in Geneva

Thank you Know All & Swissdiver for prompt answer. Checked rates of Hotel Cornavin and Hotel Warwick. Rates are beyond my limit. We are in budget.

Visited http://www.ibis.com. "ibis Styles Geneve Gare" also costly.

Please tell me if I book Ibis budget geneve (ETAP Hotel), is there bus service from station to hotel & hotel to lake? & what will be the charges

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5. Re: Help required for accommodation in Geneva

There are two of them. Select the one on Avenue Louis Casai 30, COINTRIN. It is a few bus stops from the airport, and about 20-25 minutes from the city centre. If you arrive by train from Switzerland, I'd recommend you go to "Geneva Airport" train station and take the bus to the hotel. If you are coming from France, look at Bus 10 going to the Airport (you'd need to walk 3-4 minutes to the bus stop).

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Note that if you stay in a hotel in Geneva you will get a free transportation pass valid for the duration of your stay (including getting you back to the airport) valid for all forms of transport in the city (buses, trams, trains).

If you stay at a hotel by the main station (Cornavin) you are just 5 minutes walk from the lake.

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7. Re: Help required for accommodation in Geneva

Thank you Swissdiver & catmouse.

We are coming from Interlaken, Switzerland. As per your advice, we will go via Airport Station to our hotel. As per catmouse, we will get free transportation pass so early morning we can visit lake side. I am searching budget hotel near station, but at present we have no alternate.

Once again thanks to both of you for valuable guidance

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8. Re: Help required for accommodation in Geneva

Have a look at Tor hotel, 5 minutes walk from the station, then another few minutes to the lake.

www.torhotel.com

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9. Re: Help required for accommodation in Geneva

Thanks elleLy,

Visited given web. Nice hotel.

Definitely I will contact them.

Thanks

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