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“Great Location!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Central
Ranked #47 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
Evanston, Illinois
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68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2011

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at this wonderful hotel. The location is fantastic right in the heart of the old city. The staff was very friendly and always helpful.Our room was very clean and it had a great view from its balcony. We looking forward to our next stay at the Hotel Central.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank curt f
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ohio
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56 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2011

Stayed here during a conference for me. Wife and daughter came along. Nice big room, great staff. It was very quiet for us. Loved being so close to the old city.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vdmadmw
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CH
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

We just needed a place to sleep downtown and so we decided to try this hotel.
We had appartment no 41. It is at the top level (no aircondition just fans in every room) and therefore quit warm in summer.
There is a bathroom, a citchen two bedrooms (one with two singel beds and one with a french bed) and the main room with sofa, table, kitchen table and 4 chairs.
It was all clean and in good condition. I believe it is an interesting option for groups up to 4 ppl as you have enough space in the appartment instead of the small rooms.
In the groundfloor of the building there is a claub located. Keep that in mind if you want a silent night and shut the windows.
Breakfast was served in the room at a defined time the day before. It was enough to start a day, but coffee was very limited.
The team is friendly, speaks french and english, but no german.
It was the right choise to choose the appartment.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wetke
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Jerusalem
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

My husband and i, together with our two teenage daughters, recently spent a week in Geneva, We stayed in one of the apartments at the Central Hotel and found the location unbeatable as a base for the city. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms, while not fancy and modern were comfortable, clean and bright and breakfast to the door in the morning was agreat way to wake up!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NJT85
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

The first (and only) challenge is to find the hotel's entrance. The reception is on the 6th floor of a town house and accessible by elevator. Once one has reached there everything else is easy.

We were traveling in 3 with our 3-year old daughter and had booked an apartment. What we got was an enormous piece of flat complete with balcony overlooking Geneva. We had 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) a huge living room, a dining room with an adjacent fully-equipped kitchen plus one shower/bathroom. We also had TVs in all rooms, which in a busy town can be nice if one wants to wind down or if the kids want to watch a cartoon.

Breakfast is delivered to the room at the chosen time. Thereafter, take the elevator down to the ground floor and you are smack in Geneva's main shopping street.

Later, on the way back, there is the restaurant just around the corner that is the perfect spot for the final night cap.

We had a great time in Geneva and recommend Hotel Central without any reservation.

Room Tip: Book an apartment. It is excellent value for money in a generally very expensive town.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ThomasScherer
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

Sure, we all agree that the rooms are small and that the toilet and shower are tiny and immediately present themselves to you as you enter your room -- but does that really matter?! The location is perfect -- right in the heart of the historic district -- and a short walk to the lake. If you haven't traveled with earplugs before, then this isn't the place for you -- go book yourself into the Four Seasons. But if you are on a budget and don't need much more than a comfortable bed, a WC in your room, a great balcony, and breakfast served to your door at the hour you decide, then THIS IS YOUR PLACE!
And furthermore, I would hardly equate Hotel Central with a backpackers hostel. It is a legitimate, clean, and respectable hotel with most excellent customer service. The staff and owners will do anything they can to make sure that you are comfortable. We liked it so much we stayed there both times when passing through Geneva and look forward to the next time we are lucky enough to pass through the city.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank A B
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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

We checked into the hotel late at night and collected the room key. We opened the door to Room#15 only to find a roll of toilet paper welcoming us. It was the WC....!!!
Disgusting....!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank kirankesavan
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Property: Hotel Central
Address: rue de la Rotisserie 2, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > Cité
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Central 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We look forward to welcoming you to our family-owned hotel in the heart of Geneva, at the foot of the Old Town, and a 3-minute walk from the lake. All rooms, studios and apartments are equipped with cable TV, DVD player, free WiFi/Broadband, telephone and fax/modem socket. Inclusive continental breakfast served in all rooms and apartments.Both short-term and long-term stays are welcome. ... more   less 
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