The reason I gave this hotel a "very good" is because of it's fantastic location and view and because it was not as bad as I expected, given the previous reviews. We only stayed here because nothing else was available close by! However, I am glad we did. I was very curious to see these "carpet covered doors" sited in another review and I have attached pictures.
The good: Great location! Ours was a whimsically decorated spacious basic double room that smelled just fine and was clean - even though the paint is chipping a bit. We had a great view of the canal and going on's. We felt safe. It was a 3 minute walk from the easy to find parking for "Hotel de Ville" The parking came to about 9 euro per day after the hotel's nightly discount. (get voucher at the desk) All in all, I would recommend this as a basic hotel with room potential for noise (so bring earplugs) but it was not bad when we were there.
The bad: This is a basic and older hotel is tucked into a very polished tourist area, so the feeling of walking into the worn lobby is a bit noticeable, but not that bad. The bed had one long pillow, but I would have preferred two normal pillows. OK service - It took them 10 minutes between calls and paper shuffling for them to tell us to come back later for our key. Definitely bring earplugs - even though the windows are supposedly sound proofed, you can still hear the louder people on the street (which quieted down around 11pm) We had to get up for an early flight out of Geneva, but between 11pm and 5am (when we got up) we slept peacefully.
Overall, I was glad I took the risk on this place and enjoyed being in the center of this beautiful tourist town.
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