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Hotel Residence CityZen
Ranked #5 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Geneva
United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Good location and huge rooms”
Reviewed April 30, 2012

We stayed for two nights, the hotel was very comfortable and the room was very big. Even though the hotel was in the middle of the red light district we found it ok and the location was really good.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2011

We stayed here with a group of cycling buddies and the hotel was great for us as our group of 7 almost filled the place. It isn't cheap, but nothing in Geneva is. The rooms were'nt typically tiny European, the two of us got our bikes in to the little sitting area of our room easily each evening so that was good. Reliable wifi was great and the rooms were cleaned thoroughly except on Sundays. The continental breakfast was adequate and served by a very cheerful Swiss maid. Its worth noting the hotel sits in the middle of the Geneva redlight district, but even this is pretty tame compared to most in the world and over the course of the week was an endless source of amusement.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2008

This place was a superb last minute find. It was much cheaper than the city centre hotels. For only £60 approx per night for 3 nights I got a small apartment/suite of rooms rather than a normal small hotel room. There was a living room with sofa, desk and satellite tv. There was a twin bedroom and en-suite shower and toilet. There was also a kitchenette. There was also a small balcony (which I did not use - it was a little cold!).

My gripes are all minor: a lack of hooks in the shower-room, wifi you had to pay for, restricted opening hours of the reception. Furthermore it is not really a hotel so if you are expecting breakfast etc then forget it; there is no restaurant. I was not expecting this so this did not bother me. The location is ideal in terms of nearness to shops, the lake, train station. However it is in the middle of Geneva's red light district which might be a little offputting to some people!

All in all very good value. The gentleman working at reception was very friendly and helpful. And like all hotels in Geneva you get a free travel pass thrown in when you check in for free travel on public transport. Highly recommended!

  • Liked — Superb value for money
  • Disliked — Paying for wifi
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Residence CityZen
Address: rue Sismondi 10, Geneva 1201, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel-Residence Laffitte)
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > Pâquis Navigation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Residence CityZen 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Each of our 11 apartements is composed of a bedroom, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchenette. Situated two steps away from citycenter, lake and the train station. TV, telephone (direct line), air conditioning, WIFI Living rooms with fold-out beds ... more   less 
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