The hotel is located on the busy main road in Plan-les-Ouates. There is a bus and tram service nearby if you are heading into town. The hotel is newly refurbished and clean. In relation to its name the hotel is decorated with watchmakers’ utensils in showcases throughout the hotel. The receptionist on arrival was welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. Our rooms were on the third floor under the roof with the disadvantage of slanted ceilings which in this case are especially inconvenient because the room is already very small. One had to bend over double to reach the night table on the far end of the bed and I did not even try to sit in the armchair provided. There was no wardrobe but simply a curtained off area to hide the clothes hangers and a small safe. There are only 9 TV programmes in the room. The breakfast room is in the basement and has a low ceiling. Despite the windows with mock daylight the room feels oppressing and it is definitely overstuffed as tables and chairs are too close for comfort. Breakfast service was done by a young Asian girl who did not know what soft boiled eggs were. She offered to heat up the hard boiled eggs in the microwave instead. It appears that their kitchen lacks the facility to boil or let alone fry eggs. Considering the above I would say that the value for money is not too well balanced. The rooms we had were OK for one night but would not do for a longer stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With 32 rooms and junior suites, the Hotel des Horlogers was entirely renovated in 2008 to resemble a small museum reflecting the long history of watch-making in Switzerland. The interior design plays on the theme of watch-making, allowing you to discover and admire a collection of over 250 tools dating back to the 18th and 19th century. All the rooms benefit from quality bedding, a minibar, complimentary tea and a coffee, free Wi-Fi and an LCD television set with a wide selection of international channels. Breakfast is served in the form of a cold buffet, and the hotel has a garden graced by a beautiful weeping willow. Located in the centre of Plan-les-Ouates, the building is less than 3 minutes away from the main Swiss watch-making district and the Geneva stadium. The Geneva International Airport and Geneva Palexpo are a 10-minute car ride away; the city centre and lake are 15 minutes away and accessible by public transportation (bus and tram). A large public park and numerous shops surround the hotel, and a variety of restaurants can be found nearby. Parking is available on “route des Chevaliers de Malte”, and a complimentary public transportation card will be given to you upon arrival. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Des Horlogers Canton Of Geneva/Plan Les Ouates, Switzerland