Firstly the positives - the location is fabulous, the hotel is clean, we had a massive TV and the staff are friendly and helpful and it is cheap for Geneva. But, this is the kind of place you book if you don't want to spend much time in the hotel.
We booked a room for 2 and we got a bedsit / apartment with 5 single beds. The decoration is very dated and we had a small kitchen which had a filthy oven which I refused to use.
The bathroom was small and cramped and the ceiling was covered in mould. The wardrobes were a bit manky, so I decided to fold my clothes on a shelf next to the bed instead. There was a random sofa by the beds which had no room to sit on because it was so close to the bed. There was no safe and the flimsy door meant I was worried that someone could break in easily, so I took my valuables out with me.
From the exterior it looks like a beautiful hotel, but inside it was more like apartments than a hotel, and I think there were people living in some of the other rooms. Perhaps we had particularly noisy neighbours, but we could hear all their conversations and my friend was awoken every night by the noise they made.
But, if you want somewhere cheap and close to the sights and centre of Geneva, then this is a decent option for what you pay.
- Also Known As:
- Residence St James Hotel
- Residence St James Geneva
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