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Adonis Excellior Grand Geneve
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Veigy-Foncenex
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice Place but Middle of Nowhere”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in September. We choose this place because it had laundry facilities as we had been travelling for some weeks. It advertises itself as being 10 minutes from Geneva but, in my opinion, this is very misleading. Because we thought it was close to Geneva, we took at taxi from the train station which ended up costing us 60francs!! Definitely not a 10min drive! The suite was lovely with a kitchen but there is nowhere around to buy food to cook in it, or even water. I think this place would be fine if you had a car, but is not set up for the international tourist.

I would not recommend this for anyone travelling through Geneva, but I did find the rooms clean, spacious and modern.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2012

This was an amazing relaxing and quiet spot in the country. This is more like a mini apartments with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and dining and living room area. The view of the mountains from the balcony of our room was great. We loved the fresh air and the quietness of the place. Very spacious and relaxing.

The service of the hotel staff was EXCELLENT!!!

Beds were comfortable.

By all means, if we are back in that area again, we would seriously consider staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2012

We stayed only one night and tow days. Switzerland is about 400 mts away. Very close from Geneve. The apartments are large and comfortable.for what you expect in Europe. Nice deco too. The view from the balcony was magnificient.. Nice outside parking. We did not use the underground parking. Erick and Annick were wonderful host. Also the rest of the staff were very nice and helpful. Wifi worked well. Breakfast was good. The OJ was soo fresh...We are looking forward to spend a few days there and be able to explore and enjoy more the beutiful natural treasures of the surronding areas. Exelente place to stay.

Room Tip: We liked the one we got. With a beautiful view....
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Caracas
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2012

A friend told me about this hotel: Rooms are suites with kitchenette. only 15 minutes away from Geneva. Modern installations and kind personnel. Good breakfast included. Laundry facility. Wonderful: FREE pass to sport center City Green, across street: Offers restaurant, gym, tennis, swiming pool, spa, etc...The bus to Geneva stops in front of this center. Best relation price quality. FREE Parking. Most tourist places less than one hour away: Annecy, Yvoire, Evian, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, cities on Lake Geneva, Montreaux, Laussanne, etc...I rented diesel car from Avis for less than EU 30/ day. Heard that the hotel also offers suites for about EU 1.200 / month.
Relaxing way to vist Geneve and surrounds.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2011

It's not easy to get hotel accommodation at short notice in Geneva in June. The travel agent eventually came up with these serviced flats on the Swiss border with France, but actually in France, as a cheap and cheerful option. The landscape is stunningly beautiful surrounded by fields with a backdrop of mountains and not far from the lake. Yet the apartment despite it's neat and tidy environment had a touch of the Dignitas Clinic about it in the dark fixtures and fittings. Arriving after 9 p.m. there was no catering available not even a glass of orange juice although an EasyJet type breakfast was available next day. There was no pub or bar in sight. A taxi to this serviced accommodation from the airport cost 100 Swiss francs (serious money) and next morning after a sleeopless night in a single bed the journey to the city was 60 Swiss francs. If you had time to explore and enjoy the countryside this would be a great option but less appealing for the business traveller in nede of a night cap.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2010

Avoid at all costs if going for business. I hardly ever write a review or complain about anything, but this place took me over the edge. First, the positives (there are a few), large apartments (2BR, big living room, kitchen), etc. and cheap (especially for Geneva). The negatives are numerous: extremely rude staff, spotty internet service, far away from Geneva -- hard to get a taxi to come pick you up, and no food on premises.

If you are travelling for business and don't need to eat, leave the hotel, or use the internet this place is great. The biggest issue is the staff is unbelievably unhelpful. A few examples, even though the menus in the room have numerous options for room service...they are all closed until 5pm, and instead of providing alternate suggestions the staff could care less. My room did not have an iron, so the front desk very helpfully asked me to keep looking in my room. If you need a taxi for the morning rush hour, the front desk may say they have reserved one...but they really are lying to you. Instead if you beg enough, they may have one of their drivers take you into town, which would be a useful service...if had ever been to Geneva before. My 30 minute ride in took 90 minutes because the driver got lost repeatedly, even though I had printed directions from Google maps. Internet service works...about 15% of the time and runs like AOL did in 1996. Good news is if you are hungry around lunch time, you can walk about 15 minutes into the nearby village to get something from the bakery, which is really fun after a journey across the Atlantic.

Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 1, 2010

If this was a 2 stars residence renting rooms for 60 Euro per night everything it would be ok.
The problem is that I booked 2 rooms on Expedia for 130 Euro. You may say: Not a expensive cost for a 4 stars hotel in Geneve.. yes but this hotel is 10 Km away from Downtown.. Anyway the story is very simple... I don't understand how is possible they have 4 stars. Everything is on a 2 stars level. The rooms are large but poor and non real clean. Old cigarettes on the balcony, dirty sofa and so on. I'm afraid we were the only ones to have booked the place at the expedia cost as all other customers were construction workers and other people definitely not looking for a 4* place. If you do not have a car you are lost in a boring countryside. No way to buy even a bottle of water.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Adonis Excellior Grand Geneve
Address: 120 Chemin de la Chaux, 74140 Veigy-Foncenex, France
Location: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Haute-Savoie > Veigy-Foncenex
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Veigy-Foncenex
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Adonis Excellior Grand Geneve 4*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adonis Excellior Grand Genève is settled in the French countryside, at 12 km from Geneva downtown and a 30 minute drive from Geneva International Airport. Adonis Excellior Grand Genève offers fully equipped apartments for your comfort. The air-conditioned/heated apartments at Adonis Excellior Grand Genève are fully equipped with kitchenette, dishwasher, microwave, small fridge and private bathroom, with quality fittings, wireless internet connexion and free Wi-Fi in the entire establishment Free private car park is provided at Adonis Excellior Grand Genève. This aparthotel is ideally located to visit the towns of Thonon-les-Bains, Evian and the mountains of the countryside, Chamonix/Mont Blanc, Annecy and Yvoire, all within 1 hour drive. ... more   less 
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Clarion Suites Geneva Excellior Hotel Veigy-Foncenex
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