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“Never again” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Colombiere

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La Colombiere
Ranked #17 of 21 Geneva B&B and Inns
Rueti
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Never again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2011

We had a booking confirmed by the hotel in October 2010. At check in the hotel charged our credit card and then informed us that they do not have rooms for us, but rebooked us into another hotel in Geneva. That hotel was absolutely not acceptable. (dirty, unfriendly). They also didnt trust La Colombiere with the booking and wanted to take it day by day. A very unpleasant experience during exhibition time in Geneva

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2011

This was a very strange hotel. The main business is a restaurant (quite a good one) and the manager seemed only interested in that. He first could not find my reservation, then wanted to charge me for an extra night (although I had cancelled this night well in advance). I had to wait in the restaurant by the kitchen for some time while he dealt with the chef, servers, other clients. A colleague who arrived in the morning from a trans-Atlantic flight had to sit in the restaurant for 2 hours till the manager showed up to give him a room. Room was small and cost far too much for what is provided - no towel racks, no soap dish in shower, internet costs extra. The location is great, close to the airport, but there are a lot of other hotels in Geneva that take the hotel business seriously. I was made to feel like an annoying interloper.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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2 Thank alyson_bc
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Berlin, Germany
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2011

The location of this hotel is ideal if you are in Geneva for business and wish to be able to walk over to the Palexpo (5 minutes away). However, the service is cathastrophic. My colleagues and I booked several rooms five months in advance and still the management tried to deny the existance of our reservation only two weeks prior our arrival (when we contacted them to confirm), despite the fact that we had given a credit card number to be on the safe side. After a very stressful email exchange with the hotel manager, the rooms were finally confirmed. The morning we got there, although it was one day later than planned (of which delay we had advised the staff), our rooms were not ready and we had to sit around an wait for over one hour. I suspect the rooms had been sold to someone else for the first night, although we had obviously paid for that first night too!! The hotel manager is extremely arrogant and when I protested because of the long wait (we were there for business and his complete disorganisation caused a delay in our business meetings) I have been told we were lucky to get a room at all!! Seriously?! We had booked five months in advance! The rooms are clean but tiny. The beds are more comfortable than they look. Bring all your tolietries since the only complimentary product offered is a small bar of poor quality soap. Breakfast is what you would expect in a one star youth hostel. Dry bread and croissants, one sort of ham and one sort of cheese. Awful quality. You need to ask the waiter for your hot drink - coffee is good. The hotel restaurant offers ok quality Italian and international specialities. One positive note was the meat, very nice and tender. In other words, dinner here is ok but otherwise just stay clear!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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3 Thank MrsPerfectBerlin
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Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2011

280 sfr for a prison cell in this badly situated "hotel" . a small bed not larger than my shoulders, no phone, no window, but the worst: you hear your neighbour breath, move his pillow, cough... unfortunately that`s not a joke! horrible "breakfast", dry bread, one only cheap marmelade, worst products ever seen on a "buffet". the whole thing completed by unfriendly service and an arrogant director... a pure nightmare!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank eddimaroni
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Valletta, Malta
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2010

don't know where to start... no free wifi...bed linen was filthy...room was cold...had no telephone in my room...breakfast was really lousy....etc.....etc

the worst place I ever stayed in!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Maltija123
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Saint-Cergue, Switzerland
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2009

Highly irregular service in the restaurant (underpaid staff with no training)(croissants for breakfast for some, but not for others, terrible jam/preserves), no reception for people arriving so that one person had to cart her luggage through the restaurant at 22h30 in the evening to check in!!
Poor sound proofing so that people hear everything going on in the room next to them, exposed electrical wiring in the rooms which is highly illegal in Switzerland (renovation carried out by underpaid Romanian workers). Rooms are nicely decorated but this is not enough for the price paid. If you want to be close to the UN, go there knowing that this is a basic one-star hotel. And have your breakfast elsewhere!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: La Colombiere
Address: route de Ferney 171, Geneva 1218, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Colombiere 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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