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“Near airport -- and little else to recommend it”

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Stars Geneve Aeroport
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Ferney-Voltaire
Ashland, Oregon
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“Near airport -- and little else to recommend it”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

I booked this because it looked OK and I couldn't find anything else nearby at a decent price. When I arrived in the mid-afternoon, the front door was locked, with a notice posted that the desk agent was at a nearby "sister" hotel and would be back in a few hours. My room was on the second (US) / first (UK) floor with no elevator Room was adequate for one night, but no WiFi.

Rental car rates on the French side of Geneva airport are much lower than on the Swiss side, but the hotel and restaurant options at Ferney-Voltaire are limited. Use this hotel only if you have a late arrival or early departure at GVA; otherwise pay a little more a few miles away in France or pay a lot more on the Swiss side.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Keep Away!!! We chose this hotel because it's close to the airport and we were flying at 7 am. The hotel stinks from smoking when you enter the reception, there is no elevator to the 2nd floor, the corridor floors are sticky and that's all before you get to the room!
The room was tiny and stuffy, we got 2 small cots although we asked for a double room. The sheets were clean but the blankets were old and used. The worst was the bathroom, it looked clean, but was so stinking that we couldn't use the shower or brush our teeth.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

For the price, this hotel is fine for a couple of nights, but I wouldn't recommend it for a long stay. The sheets are clean but the rest is very grubby, make sure to take slippers so you don't have to step on the carpet with bare feet (there's some very disturbing marks on there). The breakfast has a bit of choice (pastries, bread, cereal, some meat, etc) but could be better. There were a group of men talking loudly and disturbing all the other guests, but the staff member in there just joined in and encouraged them. The other staff member I met was very friendly, though.

The bathroom is tiny, be careful of the step in the shower because it's easy to trip into it! I found the shower quite difficult to use. Also, you can't sleep with the window open because of the airport.

The hotel also send you to the Hotel Median down the road for a lot of things (arrival outside certain hours, keeping luggage, etc). We left our luggage there but nobody was watching it and they didn't bother to check it belonged to us when we took it back, so anyone could walk off with it.

Bus stops with buses to Geneva/Ferney-Voltaire and the airport are close, and there's also a Lidl down the road.

It could be worse, but I was glad I was only staying one night.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Very cheap and cheerful, avoid unless nowhere else to stay, rooms are tiny, the beds and bathroom are even smaller, ok for a one night stay but avoid if you can..., free car parking, Hotel is right next to the airport runway, but the aircraft noise is not a problem..

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Manchester
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed here as a base for visiting Geneva and Montreux and various other locations in the area. It is very basic, with just a bed, a desk, a wardrobe and a pod bathroom with a shower in it. It is desperately in need of decorating, and although not filthy, it could do with new carpets. Breakfast is extra (we didn't have it but it looked nice in the breakfast room), and you don't get a hairdryer or tea/coffee making facilities. Reception is closed at night so there is no one to speak to if you need to. However, it does have a sister hotel which is literally round the corner and open all night. The smoke alarms are linked to the main fire alarm and someone was obviously smoking in a room because the fire alarm went off one night!
So why the very good rating? The staff were lovely. It took 5 minutes to check in. The room we had was at the back, upstairs, and was very quiet, despite right next to the landing strip of the airport. It was 5 minutes to get to the hotel from the airport, and the stops from and to are right outside the hotel. The towels and sheets were very clean, the water was hot and the bed was surprisingly comfortable. The maids came in and replaced everything and tidied up every day. It is in Ferney Voltaire, which is a lovely little town and the center is about a 10 minute walk away. Ferney has lovely bars and restaurants and a great market on Saturdays. The F bus goes straight to Geneva from outside the hotel and if you get the all day ticket, it cost 6.8 Euros (or 8 chf - remember, this hotel is in France so you need Euros and Swiss francs if you are popping over to Geneva and back a lot. ) It only takes about 10 minutes to get to Geneva as well. At weekends, the travel tickets are 2 for 1, and they all cover all buses, trams, trains and water taxis.
Its a great base for going out sightseeing every day, and there are three supermarkets (with VERY cheap, nice wine for sale!) within a 5-10 minute walk. If you want to sit in a hotel room all day, its not for you. If you use it as a base for a decent night's sleep and a hot shower in a friendly environment, its for you.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

First this place is in FRANCE not Geneva. It is VERY basic, over priced (65 Euro), tired and not in the least inviting but it is clean and quiet.
Its hard to find anyone who seemed to know how to get there from Geneva airport and even the bus drivers sent me on two buses unnecessarily. Luckily I had left my luggage in a locker at geneva airport but would have been pissed if I had lugged it around. Having said that its actually a 10 minute ride on the Y bus.
It is functional but no extras and the surrounding area is not even pleasant - unless you just want a nites sleep or yr desperate try something else.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Contrary to its misleading name, the Hotel Stars Geneva Airport is not located in Geneva, but on the other side of the city, in France, across the border. Truth be told, it is very close to Geneva Airport, which you can reach by the bus named Y. And the border patrol didn't much interfere with us while traveling, but still, a hotel's location is an important factor when considering where to stay.

Plus, you don't benefit from the free public transport card, available at every hotel in Geneva, so you might ending up spending the money you saved at the accommodation, on buses instead.

Other than that it's an OK hotel, they clean your room every day, it is small, but what would you expect at those prices. Careful with the water, though, it can turn really hot in a very short time. It is hot enough to make tea with, so if you're on the budget...

The town is pretty and small, but the Voltaire museum can only be visited from April to October. There are a few supermarkets close by, but we haven't tried out any restaurants near by.

Have a nice stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Stars Geneve Aeroport
Address: Chemin de Colovrez, 01210 Ferney-Voltaire, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Ain > Ferney-Voltaire
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Ferney-Voltaire
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Stars Geneve Aeroport 1.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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