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“Mannequins and Retro Chic”
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Hotel Lido
Ranked #62 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
Birmingham
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mannequins and Retro Chic”
Reviewed February 7, 2008

The hotel is situated in an ideal location. Just a two minute walk from the train station and a ten minute walk from the shopping districts, its perfect for those who would prefer to avoid any expensive taxi costs. If you don't mind 1960's decor and a few mannequins dressed as maids and porters, Lido will be the perfect stay for many people. Hotel Staff were very helpful and free transport cards are available on request. Make use of the trams, they're really easy to use and can be located just outside the main train station. The hotel was clean and the beds were comfy. Rooms were spacious, well-lit and have good views. As students from the UK, we would highly recommend the hotel to anyone wanting a cheap and cheerful holiday with little fuss.

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Bimingham1986
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Boston, MA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2007

This hotel was great for students travelling for the weekend to Geneva. It was very close to the train station, and very easy to find. It's also in an area with many bars and ethnic restaurants (though not ideal for fine dining). The rooms, while not necessarily beautiful, were very comfortable and spacious for the price. Breakfast was included which is a plus for student travellers. Compared to the other prices of hotels I had found in Geneva, and given it's location, I'd say this hotel is a great deal.

  • Liked — Its location
  • Disliked — It wasn't that beautiful or luxurious
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with friends
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2 Thank caro3425
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New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2007

We stayed at the Hotel Lido for 2 nights in Geneva, Switzerland. On exciting the Geneva central train station the Hotel is actually very easy to find.

The beds and pillows were very comfortable. The hotel has a great location- though we did find it hard to find a decent resturant. There is a Mcdonalds close by which we pigged out on.

We paid about £80 a night. Including a great breakfast- though I was getting sick of eating bread sticks and jam!

The water front in Geneva is beautiful

I recommend seeing the United nations and red cross head quaters

Stayed October 2006
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6 Thank kiwipharmacist
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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2007

At the end of a few months in Europe I stayed at Hotel Lido. I thoroughly reviewed all the hotels I stayed at in Europe on TripAdvisor and all were excellent except for this one. The location is good enough; Geneva is a small town, easily walkable and this hotel is near the train station and you can walk to the other side of the city in about 5-10 minutes. Geneva is relatively clean and feels safe so I didn't have any concerns with the neighborhood, although I saw cuter areas as I walked throughout the city. The receptionists were helpful and spoke English well. However, the hotel rooms are very rundown and feel pretty dirty. They are small with tiny bathrooms with old fixtures. My room did have a cable TV w/ remote. I had a small twin bed. The hotel did offer a continental breakfast which was stale and not appealing at all. I paid about $127 and think this is WAY too much to pay for such a rundown hotel room.

  • Liked — Geneva is a small town so the hotel is within walking distance to most sights
  • Disliked — The rooms were small and rundown.
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled solo
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5 Thank lolomojo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2007

The hotel is centrally located. The rooms are clean and quiet. Stayed there twice after skiing in France, on the way home to the US, and was able to get some good rest. Everything there is to see in Geneva is within a 20-30 minute walk. Dont expect luxury, but a hundred twenty bucks for a triple room is not bad for for a central location in Switerland.

Stayed February 2007
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Seville Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2007

Considering how expensive Geneva is and having searched the web for something within my budget I was extremely happy with my choice - Its basic, but clean and good and helpful staff. The location is perfect - close to the train station, buses, trams and just a short walk from the Lake. Round the corner from the great Café de Paris. The other big plus was that the hotel gave me a free public transport pass for the duration of my stay - a great saving.

Stayed February 2007
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7 Thank claris
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2004

The Hotel Lido is quick to put charges on your credit card and very unwilling to remove those that are incorrect.

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17 Thank 1Prof
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Property: Hotel Lido
Address: rue de Chantepoulet 8, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > James-Fazy
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Ranked #62 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Lido 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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