We chose the Meuble Swiss because of its location close to the old town area, and because it was a reasonable price. We had no expectation of a luxury hotel, but we did expect a little more than we got.
The hotel is difficult to get to in a car. It is on a busy street with no stopping/parking possible outside the building. We parked at a nearby car park and walked to the building. The hotel is actually a collection of rooms on the third floor of the building. Access is via a small lift. The reception staff were very helpful in regard to where we could safely park the car overnight (they have an arrangement with a local underground carpark). They also helped us out with restaurant suggestions.
The room was small (expected) with a small modular bathroom unit fitted in the corner. Shower was a very tight fit. Without air conditioning, the windows need to be left open, with consequences for noise. Meuble Swiss in on a very busy street - the traffic was heavy well into the night. A big plus was the bed - very comfortable. The room and bath were both very clean - but old and basic.
Free WiFi is available, but the signal was very low. My wife needed to stand in the hallway to get he iPhone to connect.
If you have a car, I would probably recommend finding a hotel with parking and the ability to park outside while you unload. For others, the Meuble Swiss would be OK for a budget overnight stay (2 at most) - just keep in mind that European budget hotels (in our experience) have very basic facilities.
RE: the other comments about location - We had no trouble finding the hotel - just keyed in 21 Settembre XX into our GPS and it took us directly to the building.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Il Meuble Suisse e situato al 3° piano di un edificio storico nel centro di Genova, nella rinomata Via XX Settembre a pochi matri dalla stazione ferroviaria di Genova Brignole. La reception e aperta 24 ore su 24 e le camere sono dotate di bagno privato. Dalla hall dell'Hotel Suisse e disponibile l'accesso a una sala comune dove potrete rilassarvi comodamente seduti sui divani o sulle poltrone.Il Teatro , i musei e l'Acquario di Genova distano pochi metri dal Meuble Suisse e si possono raggiungere a piedi. Nei dintorni dell'hotel troverete numerosi bar e ristoranti. L'Hotel dispone di 9 camere con tv , telefono , sveglia e bagno privato ... more less
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