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“Decent hotel and affordable” 5 of 5 stars
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Drake Longchamp
Ranked #67 of 108 Hotels in Geneva
Calcutta, India
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Decent hotel and affordable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I stayed around 10 days at Geneva and stayed in 3 hotel. It may not be the best hotel with all the facilities but cover every required (including kitchen, bathtub, included breakfast etc) things perfectly. I preferred this hotel than other two (one was much costlier also) and requested them to extend my stay. Their wi-fi had high charge but they said that they are going to make free from 1st January, 2013 onwards,

By one sentence, this would be a great choice, if you are looking for an affordable accommodation with decent breakfast and kicthennet facility.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

The hotel is conveniently located - location being perhaps the only USP of the property. The reception, lobby, lift and rooms are not in the best of state - also feels rather cramped. However, if you are looking for an affordable accommodation with decent breakfast for a short stay - this hotel could be a good choice in an otherwise expensive city. The staff was also courteous and helpful. Overall a 'value for money' property!

Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Not far off from Geneva Central station. Lots of good eateries of different world cuisines around. The hotel rooms need refurbishing and so do the corridors. Its ok for a 1/2 night stay but you might want to choose another place if you are staying longer.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank BSourav
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Manila, Philippines
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Had quite a long stay in Drake for business. Rooms are decent with a place to cook, great for saving money in ultra-expensive Geneva. Walls are very thin though. Breakfast is ok, though after some time you'll swear off eating croissants. There are surprises sometimes like the miraculous day they served sausages and eggs ( why can't it be everyday?). Staff are efficient and helpful, though not very warm (is it a Swiss thing?). Loved that it was a short walk to the park, the lakeside and the tram station.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The Drake Longchamp is a comfortable, nicely situated, reasonably priced hotel in a very expensive city. The room decor may be a bit dated, if a cutting edge aesthetic is one's sole criterian in this matter, but it was hardly the fashion disaster other reviews would lead one to believe. The lobby/corridor and breakfast room recently have been renovated, which would lead one to think that a general floor-by-floor renovation might be forthcoming. Everything was clean (the housekeeping staff was extremely conscientious) and the beds quite comfortable. One reviewer mentioned the "silly" pillows, and indeed they were, hardly more than an inch think. We asked for two more for each of us, and four nicely proportioned pillows were delivered. A real plus, we were given a Geneva Transport Card upon check-in that gave us free passage on all forms of transportation during our stay. Given that the hotel is just a block from the Butini tram stop on Rue Lausanne, we had unlimited access to convenient transport to any destination we wanted. Or, we could walk just a hundred yards or so to the Quais for a leisurely stoll long the lake down to Pont du Mont-Blanc. Speaking of the area, I would be remiss not mentioning a delightful surprise we encountered one rainy day on our way back from the Palais des Nations. Boulangerie Butinoise at 18 Rue Butini, is not just a splendid bakery, it's a little restaurant with about 8 or 9 tables where one can get a really delicious meal at almost unbelievable prices in this expensive city. It stays open until 7:30 in the evening so getting one's evening meal there is also a possibility. All in all, the Drake Longchamp is a hotel well worth considering for anyone looking for a nice three star hotel in Geneva.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Lovely hotel in Geneva, great price considering how close it is to the actual lake. The kitchen in the room is a god send considering how very very very very expensive it is to eat and drink in Geneva!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Madrid - Barcelona
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30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

I have stayed at the Drake Longchamp at least a dozen times in the last 3 years and it makes a great base in Geneva. Value for money is very good in a city which is horribly expensive. Another characteristic of Geneva is that average hotels (3 stars and the like), in general, are not precisely renown for great decor and comforts, but are rather more old and tired that one would expect.
That said, the Drake Longchamp is perfectly comfortable and extremely well situated within 3 min walk from the lake (you can even get a room with a view), in the district of Paquis which is full of restaurants and bars, a walking distance to Gare Cornavin (or you can take the tram) and very near Palais des Nations and the bus route 5 which takes you to Palexpo and the airport.
Rooms are functional, although nothing special when it comes to decor, and most have a small kitchenette (there are several supermarkets close by). Breakfast is rather Spartan but its enough to get you fueled for the morning.
The service is very good and I have always found staff extremely helpful and attentive.
I would, of course, stay there again when I am next in Geneva.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Drake Longchamp
Address: 7 rue Butini, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 108 Hotels in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Drake Longchamp 3*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close to the lake, international organisations and the United Nations, offers you modern and comfortable rooms, in the heart of Geneva. Our location is near the railway station and has been created to satisfy the needs and expectations of today’s travellers. ... more   less 
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