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“Gagging for Air ! Bring your own Fan !”
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ibis budget Geneva
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cointrin
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“Gagging for Air ! Bring your own Fan !”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

The Ibis chain is well known and when booking a room you know it's going to be of a certain standard
This one was not. The window does not open an inch, there is a sign saying that they are not allowed to be opened. There is no fan or air con, so the room is very stuffy, Worst nights sleep I've ever had at a hotel
Budget. At 143 francs a night it certainly is not !

The shower door does not seal very we'll at all so water does get everywhere, not the end of the world but worth a mention

Again. For me never !

I did point this all out to the excellent guy on reception. He said the windows are not allowed to be opened. But could not give a reason. He stated that there is a small vent in the wall that allows air to circulate which is the only means of letting air into the room

I know it's a bad time for the swiss bankers but even they have stopped jumping out of the windows by now !

  • Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a great place to stay. There is a mall across the street with plenty of shops. The room was perfectly clean and the bed very comfortable. The wireless is free and they will give you a bus pass for your entire stay. Overall, a great place to stay.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

The hotel is a very short bus ride from the airport. The room was clean and quiet, and that staff very professional and helpful. The free public transport pass for the stay was great and getting to central Geneva from the hotel not a problem. This is a great location if you are in town for a 1-2 day layover.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

This hotel is almost more like a hostel, as the room had a double bed and a bunkbed, probably as it wants to attract small families. The room was almost spartanic, but clean and perfectly ok for a short stay during which you won't be spending much time inside it. Good value-for-money alternative for generally expensive Geneva, with good transport link to both airport and the city. Negative: bring your own hairdryer and shampoo, the windows can't be opened, and don't expect too friendly a face at the reception. Wifi and TV didn't work perfectly, but good enough.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We arrived in Geneva, but didn't have anywhere to stay and ended up paying the hotel's direct price of 173SF for a double room, parking, and 2 breakfasts. The hotel itself is fine, and I liked the room with the bunk bed - not that we used it. It was clean, and had all we needed for one night. It is a budget hotel, but the price isn't budget. I paid about 10SF for breakfast, each, which was basically a bowl of cereal and a glass of juice, so that, I feel, was way overpriced. I think the hotel is quite close to the airport, but is not so close to the centre of the city. Had we planned that night, I don't think we would have stayed there, but it was what we needed, and the staff are great.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarcFISCHER, Directeur général at ibis budget Geneva, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to reply to our questionnaire following your stay at ibis budget Geneve Aeroport.

ibis budget establishments are dedicated to offering you the best possible service for your stays, and your opinion is very important to us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon at one of our hotels.

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Property: ibis budget Geneva
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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
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Ibis Budget Geneva Canton Of Geneva, Switzerland

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