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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stayed at this hotel twice on my trip. Booked both stays before leaving on the trip. The location is great - right in the heart of the city on the edge of Old Town. The staff were incredibly helpful and pleasant. The room was basic, but clean, tidy and comfortable. I had a bathroom down the hall that I shared...

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Erik G, Propriétaire at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear KathyT440 Thank you for your pleasant comments and we were glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes being in the centre of town has disadvantages as it has advantages. Look forward to seeing you here again Erik Gangsted Hôtel Central

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived geneva by train from paris. We got lost at first, took the wrong bus. Try to get a tram or bus that stops at bel air, from there the hotel is about 10 mins walking distance. We booked standard room, but was upgraded to a way bigger room (thank you so much! It was lovely!) . Breakfast will...

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Erik G, Propriétaire at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear sheilamran Lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to be able to welcome you or your friends back here again in the not too distant future. Do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of help. With best regards Erik Gangsted Hôtel Central

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Whilst staying in Geneva on business, I was struggling to find any available hotel rooms due to multiple conventions in Geneva but Hotel Central saved me from having to spend £800 a night! We booked apartment 44 which had two bedrooms, living room/kitchen and bathroom - all fully equipped with everything you need. Reception is several floors up but the...

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Erik G, Propriétaire at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear SarahL8732 Thank you for your detailed description of your stay with us. Happy you enjoyed your stay in one of our 6 serviced appartements and hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Wishing you a wonderful end to the week. Erik Gangsted Hôtel Central

Reviewed 15 October 2016

Pros: Hotel is ok relatively for prices in Geneva, if you can't rent an apartment. Good central location close to buses and train. Owner waited for us till almost midnight Cons: Very small room for the money we payed comparing to other rooms in the hotel.

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Erik G, Propriétaire at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Rok H Thank you for your comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We not only have small rooms, but also good value for Geneva, but also larger rooms, studios and apartments. Please let us know next time how we can help you to stay in a larger room, but still at good value. Wishing you a great week and...

Reviewed 13 October 2016

We recently stayed here for a couple of nights. It's very easy to get to from the airport, get your free bus ticket and get on bus 10 to Bel air Cite and it's a short walk. When you arrive it look like an office/apartment but go to 6 floor and there is reception. This is a family run hotel...

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Erik G, Propriétaire at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth S Lovely to read your comments. Glad we could be of service and that you enjoyed our location and facilities. Hopefully we can welcome you or your friends back soon. Thank you again. With best regards Erik Gangsted Owner Hôtel Central

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

All the staff very nice, polite and helpful!. The furniture was little bit retro (not sure how intentional it is), but everything was clean and neat. We recieved free public transport passes for all our three days in Geneva as well! I would highly recommend to stay in.

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Erik G, Propriétaire at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Iveta M Nice to receive your comments and that we lived up to your expectations. looking forward to welcoming you back soon Erik Gangsted

santa rosa, ca
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed in Geneva for one night after arriving in Switzerland, and were very happy with Hotel Central. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and moved things around so that we'd have a room ready for us when we arrived several hours before official check in, which was much appreciated after an overnight flight. The room was plain but...

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Erik G, Propriétaire at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear blairp Thank you for your detailed description of your stay at Hôtel Central. We were happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will be able to welcome you back another time. With best regards Erik Gangsted Hôtel Central

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 15 September 2016

No a/c -- just keep that in mind because it is quite warm in the summer. good location, five minute walk to the bus lines, Lake Geneva's waterfront, Old Town Centre is easy to get to. Continental breakfast brought to room. Staff was helpful. I was upgraded from a bunk room to a twin but had to share a bathroom...

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Erik G, Propriétaire at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear lindapooh829 Thank you for taking the time to write to us. Glad you appreciated the upgrade to a better room. Thank you for letting us know about the wifi. We have contacted our provider who will hopefully sort this out quickly. Geneva is an expensive city with high rents and salaries so Sfr 115.- is real good value for...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A really nice hotel but it is above a office block but it is defo central. Friendly staff which kindly upgrated us to the penthouse apartment which was lovely. Breakfast was delivered to our suite at our request time & was a basic continental breakfast. Can't fault the staff or rooms but we were only there for one night.

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Erik G, Propriétaire at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Carly Glad you enjoyed your stay, albeit short. Look forward to welcoming you back another time. Erik Gangsted Hôtel Central

Drammen, Norway
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The hotel is quite central (in old town). We were upgraded to Apartment from Quadruple (4 beds) bed room. Staff is friendly and precise in communicating. Apartment is very spacious with a big living hall, 2 bed rooms, Kitchen and bathroom. It is very clean and tidy. As it is very hot in Switzerland, they provided table fan for each...

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Erik G, Propriétaire at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear lax2519 So happy to read your comments...makes it all worth while. Glad you and your family enjoyed the stay...your comments have been mentioned to the staf...much appreciated! With best regards Erik Gangsted

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We look forward to welcoming you to our family-owned hotel in the heart of Geneva, at the foot of the Old Town, and a 3-minute walk from the lake. All rooms, studios and apartments are equipped with cable TV, DVD player, free WiFi/Broadband, telephone and fax/modem socket. Inclusive continental breakfast served in all rooms and apartments.Both short-term and long-term stays are welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Central

Address: rue de la Rotisserie 2, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > Cité
Price Range: £73 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Central 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“If there's a room that keeps you away from the near-by night club, ask for that.”
 of 5 bubbles KathyT440, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles X3291FYelizabeths, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I knew Switzerland was going to be expensive but be prepared to pay €180 for a family of four basic meal!”
 of 5 bubbles 661carlyj, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“get a travel pass at reception for free public transport including water taxi”
 of 5 bubbles 236daveh, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Look at the pictures of the rooms, they are very accurate! Small double is very small (but very cheap)”
 of 5 bubbles 68JulieS, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
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