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ibis budget Geneva
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cointrin
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

On the way to Spain by Easyjet we decided to book Ibis Geneva Airport hotel. This choice was due to our very early flight (6 o'clock on the morning). This hotel is within 10 min walking from Easyjet drop luggage area. Hotel has comfortable rooms not very large but equipped by all the necessary things. We didn't took breakfast thus have no opinion abt restaurant. In case one likes to go downtown there is trolley-bus #10 which comes to the city centre in 15 min. In the opposite direction this bus comes to airport (end stop) in 2 min. Since some time Geneva hotels provide guests with free pass for public transport. So there is no problem to see Geneva as well.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Check-in and check-out very simple and quick. Good service.
It is located a bit outside the city center, but there are constant buses at the door, and the trips are free for those staying at the hotel.
Excellent wireless connection (for free!). Good sound insulation in the rooms. Excellent room for one or two people.
Too bad that breakfast is not included in the price, otherwise it would be perfect.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Diana A
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Great hotel if you need to stay near the airport but at busy times it is a bit on the expensive side. Good service and a nice restaurant. Very clean and comfortable rooms for a good night's sleep. Close to the public transport with a shuttle to and from the airport

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

I have rated the hotel very good except one dissappointment. We wanted to leave our one suitecase for two nights while travelling to St Moritz. The hotel manager refused giving the reason that they can only keep a suitecase for few hours. Even after much request he could not help us. Since we were caming back to the same hotel, we realy were dissappointed. We had to carry a big suitecase to St Mortiz and suffered much when we changed trains.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Basic hotel, cheap by Geneva standards but clean. I booked online and that created less hustle when I arrived late in the night (late arrival be sure you will miss out on dinner). The rooms are quite basic, with a built in bathroom and toilet. That bit dint feel like a hotel at all. But good staff who speak some English thus communication is not a problem. One of the staff actually directed me to the street where my meeting was, as it was easier and faster to walk to it that hoping on the public transport. Breakfast is good but not a wide range of options on the buffet.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

As it says on the tin, this hotel is basic - it has a bed, shower and bathroom and a small desk. There was not much space to hang clothes etc. They also do not have a kettle, which was a bit of a surprise. However, we were on a budget and Switzerland is very expensive!
Despite that, the hotel staff were friendly and helpful and our room was clean and was cleaned everyday. There was a good WiFi connection and over the road was a large shopping precinct. Location wise, it is near to the airport and not far from the city so it was easy to get to different places. I will add that the hotel gave us a transport card so we were able to take public transport free of charge and this was extremely helpful.
So although it was basic, the service was good and the room was clean.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Michelle B
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MarcFISCHER, Directeur général at ibis budget Geneva, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your comment about your stay in our establishment. We are pleased that you liked our services and we will share it to our staff.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

I stopped at this hotel in February 2013 during a college trip to CERN.
The hotel is well located and everywhere was easy to get to from the hotel. The rooms were clean and the staff friendly. One thing I really didnt like was the shower/bathroom set up. The shower was not in a sepetate room, as in you had to get naked either in the shower (without the shower on) or in the room itself which is a problem if you are on a college trip and end up sharing a room with someone you barely know. It was just awkward.
The food on a morning was lovely, no problems there.
Recommened this place just be prepared for the odd shower set up. Aha.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lauren L
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Address: avenue Louis-Casai 30, Cointrin 1216, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Cointrin
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cointrin
Price Range: $86 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — ibis budget Geneva 1*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ibis budget Geneve (ex Etap Hotel) is an economy hotel located across from the Balexert shopping centre, a 15-minute walk from the airport. The hotel has 204 comfortable rooms with air-cooling system, free WiFi, pay parking and a restaurant nearby. Enjoy an economical stay on a weekend or during the week in Geneve for two, with the family or in a group. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Etap Hotel Cointrin
Etap Hotel Geneva
Etap Geneva
Ibis Budget Geneva Canton Of Geneva, Switzerland

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