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Hotel d'Alleves
Ranked #46 of 109 Hotels in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Everything in Switzerland is expensive. This was a great value from my perspective. I had a room on the top floor which means I took an elevator up to 6 and walked with luggage half a flight. It was no bother at all. I loved the bathroom and rain shower. In fact I slept like a babe that night. The breakfast the next morning was lovely and was included in my rate but not sure if that is the case across the board. The desk was very eager to please and had nothing but friendliness from the staff here. I'd go back here again.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stayed here on business, position is great about one block back from the lake and very central, staff friendly. Nice and clean, everything worked well, Wifi free and fast. A bit odd that it has no bar but you do get a minbar and looking out of my window I could see three restaurants over the road. The winner though is the tiny Pizza place at the back of the hotel (thanks to aw189 for the heads up), great Pizza, serves wine and front desk will order it to be delivered to your room if you want.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

I had an overnight stay here and thought this was a pleasant little hotel but overpriced for what you get. Plus sides are friendly, helpful staff, free wi-fi, lovely bathroom and a generally clean, welcoming atmosphere. The location is also very convenient – quite central and only a five minute walk from the station, though far enough away to avoid any noise disturbance, and also just a short walk to the lake.

However, I don't understand how a hotel can be rated 4 stars when it doesn't even have a bar - it's more along the lines of an upmarket B&B, as there are no facilities outside the rooms apart from reception and the breakfast room (which is quite quaint but the décor is very seventies and out of place given the appearance of the rest of the hotel). My room was ok, clean but quite sparse and a bit outdated – disappointing for the money and from the images on the website which suggest a true “boutique” style – the rooms aren’t as stylish as the website pictures suggest, though the bathrooms are a good likeness. Breakfast was nice but overpriced at 28CHF for what is basically a continental breakfast. Corridors echo quite a bit – I was disturbed a few times by slamming doors and more annoyingly, by the maids shouting to each other in the morning.

Although my overall stay was fine, I wouldn't book in here again at this price – nothing is cheap in Geneva but other hotels in this area have a comparable offer at better value.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

This hotel "Hotel D'Allèves" is for those who prefers the location and a moderate rate and who are unpretentious. Perfect location, excellent Pizzeria right next to the hotel which made me feel that I am in Milano not Geneve. An excellent wine bar by the lake less than 300 meter from the hotel and much more.

Room Tip: I preferred the rooms facing south, much quieter traffic although that area is generally quiet.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I have stayed at d' Alleves on almost all my visits to Geneva since 1973... 100 visits if not more.
I would say that d'Alleves with its less than 50 rooms is a big boutique hotel...and it was well before the term was invented. Patiently, the now gone Mr d' Alleves did collect a great number of paintings and ancient carpets which you will find in the corridors and in each room. Everything is very nice even the paintings on the ceiling is some rooms.
All rooms are quite nice even though different in shape. The breakfast is very good.
Of course , being nostalgic I felt sorry no longer to find the reception on the side of the little tree shaded piazza at the back of the hotel. But I should not complain. The new reception is very nice and the staff very efficient.
So why not five stars ? Well I will revert to 5 stars instead of 4 when they replace the Jack Daniels and the Johnie Walker Red label in the minibar. OK they can keep the Jack Daniels , but please get rid of the Red Label. I have not met anybody lately who does not consider it as one of the worst whiskies . Let's wake up. The sixties are gone, and the Red Label should be gone too except in motels...
Sorry d'Alleves , but I mean it...and no, I do not agree with the previous reviewer who prefers plush hotels.... I don't.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Location is great, just a minute walk from the lake and 7 minutes walk from the Central railway station. Althiough the room was spacious, the look was totally out of date and does not agree with the posh feeling of Geneva.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

It was my second visit at this wonderful hotel - great location, best staff ever, beautiful rooms. Really feels like home away from home (but a clean and decoreated home...) I will defenetly come back again and again. Dana

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel d'Alleves

Address: Rue du Cendrier 16, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Geneva
#31 Luxury Hotel in Geneva
Price Range: $221 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel d'Alleves 4*
Number of rooms: 42
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