I have stayed many times at this hotel. I even remember the escalators in the lobby which were removed during the latest renovation several years ago. The current lobby is too dark for my taste, but some people like it. Sitting by the fire place in the lobby is very nice and the staff is generally polite. The hotel is VERY expensive, but so are all Geneva's hotels. I have to say that I find breakfast offensively expensive. I guess it is meant for wealthy customers, not for regular business travelers. If you are not ready to splurge about 60$ on it, buy it elsewhere. A pity though, as the breakfast room is not swimming in customers and a more reasonable price would bring in much more customers, as the food is OK (nothing special though). The bottom line, this is a fairly typical Geneva hotel, decent, but no frills and expensive. Beware, however, of minibar charges. The last time I stayed at the hotel, I was charged a hefty amount for the minibar items, which I did not consume. As a matter of fact I did not touch the minibar at all during my stay. At the check out, I informed the reception that I had not used the minibar and paid my bill using a credit card. About a week later, when checking my credit card charges, I found that the hotel had additionally charged my credit card with almost 100$ for the minibar items. I disputed the charge, which is a time consuming affair. But during the dispute, the hotel sent to my credit card company a copy of the invoice, which now incorporated this charge (the invoice I paid did not) and supplied a list of items I supposedly consumed. I almost laughed when I saw the list, because it contained lots of sweets: I watch my weight and do not allow myself more than a small piece of chocolate per day. My advice to travelers staying at this hotel is to make sure that they ask that someone checks the minibar before they pay the bill at check out. It will save them a lot of time and nerves. For the hotel management my message is: clean up your act. For there is a little chance I will stay again at this hotel (as a matter of fact, I am traveling to Geneva in a little while and I have intentionally booked a different hotel). I have also told my colleagues who frequent this hotel to think twice before booking it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The InterContinental 5-star luxury hotel, newly redesigned provides amazing views of the Mont Blanc, of Lake Geneva and Geneva City. It's a 3-minute walk from the United Nations and within a 5-minute drive from the International Centre of Congress CICG and the Palexpo Exhibition Centre. The spacious and elegant 333 rooms and Suites at the InterContinental Geneva have free Wi-Fi, free tea and coffee-making facilities, are air-conditioned and feature cable TV. Dining options include modern international cuisine and seasonal specialties served in the gourmet restaurant, which features a well-stocked wine cellar and a terrace. At the bar Les Nations, guests can enjoy a wide range of drinks, listen to live piano music, and browse in books and magazines. A sophisticated urban-style bar, Le Fumoir seduces you with its original cocktails and a selection of international cigars. The 4306 ft² Spa by Clarins provides a complete set of beauty and massage treatments. The health and fitness center is open 24 hours and there's a seasonal outdoor pool. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, IHG, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Agoda, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel InterContinental Geneve reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Hotel Geneva
- Intercontinental Hotel Geneve