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Review of Hotel Les Arcades

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Hotel Les Arcades
Ranked #50 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Luzern
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights with friens on Feb late and realize that it is no bad choice in The center of Geneva. This is a 2 star hotel but budget is not expensive. We have free buffet breakfast with various energy, free Internet, free transport ticket to visit Geneva, free store room.
The staff are very young, helpful, friendly, they are seem from hotel school students.
The room is not enough big, simple, and clean every day but have enough item to use as small fridge, working table, TV, telephone, safetybox. Yet, you will be disturb if your window is opened. This is not easy for sleeping, right?
Anyways, this hotel is a good chose in geneva

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank zunney
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Have stayed here several times. Rooms have all the basics and the decor is fine. I found the those off the main dining room (agree with comments on the slightly strange layout) to be nicer than the others, but see that some people have had issues with noise in that part of the hotel. The atmosphere in the dining room itself can be a bit strange at breakfast, but it's not such a big deal. Staff are very friendly and helpful -- a lot of young trainees -- but don't expect much beyond room cleaning and simple breakfast. They don't do laundry or dry cleaning, for example. This can be a bit of an issue if you're working long hours. I managed to convince them to drop a pair of trousers off for me, but it took a while! Free internet usually did the job, but seems to work better in some rooms than others. Location is very convenient indeed -- I once woke up just over an hour before my flight was taking off and still made it to the airport in time.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shanbles
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Kanata, ON
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

The rooms are sparkling clean, but as others have mentioned, the layout is odd. Rooms open directly on to the lobby, so expect to hear talking, rattling dishes, etc. The front desk person had a cough, so guess what all the customers listened to all night?

Wifi is free, but I could only connect in the lobby, not my room.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 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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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank okaree
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Grenoble
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47 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

Geneva is extremely expensive so a budget hotel like this one opposite Cornavin Station is worth considering. The staff are fairly pleasant and the breakfast was reasonable. The room was clean and comfortable and the decor was nice. The only problem is that most of the rooms are arranged around the breakfast area and reception desk. Having stayed there before, I specifically asked for a quiet room not around the breakfast area but was given one 2 meters from the reception desk. It just meant that I could here lots of conversations throughout the night and therefore did not sleep well. If you're a deep sleeper or happy to wear earplugs then I would recommend this hotel wholeheartedly but I will not stay there again.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 funkylittlefrog
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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124 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

I'm always satisfied when I stay at Les Arcades. The service is very good, the hotel is well located for someone who travels for business, in front of the Cornavin station. I like very much the breakfast served there and the rooms are very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 GBaroni
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Nantes, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

Pour notre voyage de fin d'année, nous avons opté pour cette hôtel pour notre escapade a Genève. Bien que l'hôtel est juste en face de la gare, il est parfaitement insonorisé. Nous avons énormément apprécié l'accueil et la disponibilité des employés. Merci
Je confirme,donc que l'emplacement de l'hôtel est énorme atout. Pour les voyageurs qui cherchent un hotel familiale, celui-ci vous conviendra.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank valerie_puchon
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Bangkok
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

Nice location near train station,clean rooms,nice hotel staffs also breakfast is nice.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank interlakenBangkok
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Property: Hotel Les Arcades
Address: place de Cornavin 14-16, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > Cornavin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Les Arcades 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is located opposite Cornavin train station and close to all public transportation, within 10 minutes by bus to all International Organisations, and walking distance to the lake and Old City. Friendly and cosy atmosphere. A complimentary nice continental breakfast is offered by the hotel. Free WIFI ... more   less 
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