I don't really know what it is with people's perception of a Best Western hotel but they are clearly misinformed. I wish they'd realize it's a budget chain, especially in Europe. We're not talking about the Kempinsky or the Mandarin Oriental here.
The hotel is located on the other side of the lake and a 20 minute walk from the main station. Also easily accessible by public transport or private car.
We were very happy with our stay at the Diplomate. I suppose if you end up paying $250-$300 per room per night then you wouldn't be so happy, but we only payed $130 per night for the room, inclusive of all taxes. We had booked through bookingdotcom and that was the rate. In an overly priced country like Switzerland, $130 is an absolute bargain! Red light district hotels cost more...
I was efficiently checked in by Albert, a middle aged genetleman behind the reception, and he was professional, friendly and informative. Thank you Albert for great service.
Our room was on the 6th floor, very clean, decent quality, very clean bathroom with bath/shower, flat screen telly, mini bar, hair dryer and a small balcony.
As the previous reviewer stated, they do charge a high price for use of the TV, but it is clearly indicated on the TV instructions leaflet in the room. Furthermore, the price of the breakfast is also clearly indicated. Just don't use the TV and don't have breakfast, simples!
We had a decent stay of value in line with the price we paid and we'll certainly be back.
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Diplomate
- Geneva Best Western
- Best Western Geneva