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“Beds too soft, rooms too warm, too noisy”
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Hotel Lido
Ranked #61 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
Waterloo, Belgium
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203 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Beds too soft, rooms too warm, too noisy”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

The hotel is located right in the center on a very busy street (even at night). Very friendly and helpful staff. Room 15 is on the 1st floor (very small elevator present) on the busy street, opening the window is not an option because of the noise.
The room was very warm, despite the heating being off and there is no airconditioning. The beds have duvets but the matresses are too soft.
The room and bathroom were very clean and everything was working except the Wifi, which costs 10 CHF for 24h. The breakfast (included in the price) consisted of cereals, 2 sorts of bread with a selection of jams/honey, various juices, coffee/tea. No eggs/bacon.
No parking possibility
100m from the Cornavin train-station. Very disappointing.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Mol, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

This hotel is located very well, only 500 metres from the railwaystation Cornavin in the centre of Geneva. The railwaystation is only 7 minutes by train from the airport. In the airport you get a free ticket to go by train to the centre. In the hotel you get a passport for free use of public transport in Geneva. Breakfast is complete in this hotel. The staff is very friendly and they have good suggestions for your dinner.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2011

Very convenient to the trains, Lake, and old Geneva. Wifi is ok, but not great. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank dmoulton
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Abergavenny
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2011

The Hotel Lido is close to the main railway station and is cheap for Geneva (but cheap in Geneva means expensive anywhere else!) The room was well sized, there were plenty of towels, and the beds were OK. The double glazing does a good job of blocking out the very loud traffic noise. Ummm, that's about it for the "positives".

I wouldn't recommend this hotel unless budget and location are your ONLY considerations. It was noisy, stiflingly hot, has dark and dingy staircases. It has a very small and claustrophobic lift (elevator). The breakfast was simply terrible and most of it was stale. Our room had stained carpets and badly marked cheap furniture. We could close the double glazed windows to reduce traffic noise but you lose all ventilation and our room became "unsleepably" hot with the windows closed and "unsleepably" noisy with them open!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2011

Hotel Lido is located at the center of Geneva, very close to the Gare Cornavin and to many restaurants, pubs and souvenir shops. This is the only real good thing about the hotel. I stayed at room 56 during a weekend (February 26 and 27) and wasn't happy with it because:
1) wi-fi internet connection in room 56 (which is kind of the "last" room of the hotel) sucks! It keeps coming and going, very unstable. And it is not free, as the website states. Actually it is quite expensive, 20 francs for 3 hours, if I'm not mistaken, which you have to pay in advance;
2) when I detected this problem, I went to the lobby to complain. The woman that was attending said that the connection should work, asked if I was sure there was a problem and said that there was nothing that could be done;
3) the telephone in my room did not work; the woman at the reception said that since it was a saturday, there was nothing to be done either;
4) I left a closed pack of ementhal cheese outside the window, to keep it cold, when I left for a while on sunday. When I was back the cheese had disappeared;
5) the beds and pillows are incredibly soft, which made it difficult for me to sleep;
6) shower at the bathroom also sucks. Actually it is not a shower, but a bathtub (water flows from below your head).
For all those reasons, I absolutely don't recommend staying at Lido. Pick another one!
Best Victor

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2010

I liked the hotel. Given the price of alternatives, it seemed to be quite a bargain.

It is right near the train station, amongst several buildings that also host what qualifies as budget hotels in Geneva. Some might find the street below too busy and noisy, but I slept well. The room was relatively nicely appointed in contemporary business traveler style with a large screen TV and most notably had high ceilings.

If you park in the train station, make sure you pay your ticket at the machines inside the train station before you exit! There are no tellers or machines at the exit and you will have to leave your car and run in to pay the tab, as the exit has only one lane. Not a pleasant experience, I will tell you!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2010

Very clean, basic hotel in very central location a few hundred yards from rail station, and very convenient for lakeside area. Staff friendly and helpful. Rooms are not airconditioned and hotel is on busy city centre street, so traffic noise can be an issue if you have to have windows open

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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1 Thank RobF2010
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Property: Hotel Lido
Address: rue de Chantepoulet 8, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > James-Fazy
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Ranked #61 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Lido 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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