This place is a nice enough hotel and I would probably stay again primarily because of location and value. Given the name Edelweiss, you have to expect a certain level of kitsch. ☺ You get that with the chalet décor, stuffed Saint Bernards and the restaurant experience. We went to the restaurant on a Saturday evening without making reservations. Little did we know that this place is a hot ticket and luckily there was a table for available for the two of us. All other seats were reserved. The fondue was tasty and we appreciated the 15%-off coupon we received from reception upon checking in. There is also live music that included some yodeling and cowbells. The two excellent musicians played, of course, an accordion and a variety of “horns”. The guys are fun and friendly and engage the patrons without making anyone feel silly. Make an effort to go to the restaurant one night. It is a lot of fun if not a little cheesy (excuse the pun).
The multi-lingual staff is very friendly and helpful. All Geneva hotels provide a free transportation coupon valid for the entire length of your stay in a hotel. Be sure you have it with you when using transport and you need to show it only if the “controleurs” are verifying that you have a valid pass. We needed to go to the UN area as well as explore the old town so this location was ideal, being in the middle between the two destinations, all 10-15 minutes away.
The room and bathroom were clean but a little worn. The bathroom stall is cramped but there was good water pressure and hot water. The bed was very comfortable and touted “ONREV pillow top mattresses”. Our double bed was smallish, about the same as an American full-sized bed. The room was street-side and a little noisy during business hours, quiet at night. However, the hotel itself was somewhat noisy due to other guests in the halls. There were a couple of groups staying--apparently one was a choir--and when the groups returned to their rooms it was a bit noisy.
The first night we went out for dinner and upon returning we were hit with the cheese smell and as another poster shared, it is a bit off-putting. (To avoid this experience, just go to the restaurant for dinner!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the Alps in the heart of Geneva. Come to the Hotel Edelweiss and delight in the warmth of an authentic Swiss chalet. Discover our different guest rooms, from standard to family room. You will have the opportunity to discover for diner our Swiss restaurant "l'Edelweiss" offering entertaining programs. Complimentary business centre and Wi-Fi. An iron and ironing board are available upon request. We give you also a free public transportation card during all your stay ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manotel Edelweiss Geneva
- Manotel Edelweiss Hotel Geneva