Along with a colleague, I recently used the Ibis Annemasse as a base for a business trip in Geneva.
The first point of note was that had we stayed over the border in Switzerland, we would have paid approximately twice the price that we paid in France, both for accommodation and sustenance.
The hotel is as expected for an Ibis. Large, modern bedrooms with good bathroom facilities and stunning views towards Geneva and the mountains as the backdrop to the rear of the hotel. The bed was huge and being at the back of the hotel, it was quiet. The rooms and reception area were cool despite the 33 degree+ heat outside and this further aided a great night's sleep.
The breakfast was a perfect, continental arrangement with a great selection.
Whilst there is more than adequate parking on site, beware that the main car park to the rear of the hotel is accessed via a tunnel with a height limit of 1.85m; we were in a Land Rover with a height of 1.97m; on arrival, there were no parking spaces left at the front of the hotel, several of which were taken up by small cars which would have had no issue parking in the main car park. To the credit of the staff, they did move cars around to afford us a parking space and on that note, the staff were excellent both on reception and front of house.
Access to Vesenaz and Geneva was simple from the hotel and a tip to save a few euros is that if you arrive via the motorway, you will have to purchase a Vignette (road tax) for Switzerland at the border crossing, however, if we had arrived at the hotel first and then made our way across the open borders (as I understand it) a vignette would not have been required as we would not have traveled on the Swiss motorway network.
Finally, we didn't eat in the hotel but did venture along the main road to find several places during our stay. As you come out of the main door of the hotel, the majority of small supermarkets and restaurants are to the right with a great Pizzeria about 5 minutes walk away and a Chinese/Cambodian restaurant directly opposite to the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Annemasse Route De Geneve hotel is located in heart of the Lake Leman region, 5 km from the centre of Geneva and 1 km from Annemasse SNCF railway station. Book one of our 96 airconditioned rooms and make the most our amenities, free private parking as well as undercover pay parking, a 24hr bar, our Le Toril tapas bar and two meeting rooms. Business guests will appreciate use of our WiFi Internet access. Boasting a pleasant environment, our hotel is the perfect stopover en route for the Alps. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Annemasse Hotel Ambilly
- Ibis Hotel Annemasse