I was really disappointed with this place.
I had booked a room with shared bathroom, based on the average reviews read online, and the rates that seemed reasonable for such a central hotel with breakfast included.
Unfortunately it didn't look like a hotel from the start, as it's located inside a private building, with reception at the 6th floor, no common areas or even a breakfast room. As soon as we arrived we had to decide at what time we wanted to have breakfast in the room.
The room was terribly small, with shower and tiniest lavatory just by the entrance, not separated from the rest of the room. The "shared toilet" was actually a shared toilet bowl, two square metres in the corridor. No lavatory, not even different rooms for male and female.
The corridor itself had blue moquette and pink walls: afwul.
Breakfast was a joke. As I mentioned, since there is not a breakfast room, they served it directly in the room - through the toilet as many other people mentioned. It consisted in tea or coffee, 2 croissants, 2 pieces of bread, some butter and jam. That was it. Hot croissants are sold in any supermarket at 1 CHF each.
Receptionist was nice but not helpful, when I asked if she knew of any public transport to get us to the airport at night, she suggested to get a cab and didn't even try to have a look at her computer, even though she didn't look very busy.
All in all I feel like I paid for a hotel, but got a hostel instead.
Switzerland is expensive, but in other cities such as Lausanne or Basel, I got much better hotels or guest houses for similar or even better rates.
Would not recommend.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Central Hotel Geneva