The price of this hotel for the location is excellent looking around at other hotels most of which are far more expensive. The ibis is just a few minutes from the train station and a few minutes from the river - so really you are in the centre with easy access to everything.
Staff are helpful and efficient.
Room is fine - just about what you expect - it's basic but clean with a few small flaws - shower curtain only attached by three hooks for example, and only one plug making juggling charging things a nightmare, no air con (at least in winter, but still the room was very warm). However there really isn't much in the room bar a bathroom and bed - thankfully I read another review on here and brought a small kettle, the wide window ledges make an excellent fridge in the winter months for milk etc! There is only one very basic shower gel / soap, so if like me you like your usual hotel comforts while travelling be sure to pack ALL your own toiletries, slippers, kettle as mentioned, cotton wool, tissues - basically all the things you're used to.
There is a very small bar and breakfast area and I can't comment on the breakfast as I didn't have it but having looked at the pretty basic set up, for me a better option is to go to the lower ground floor of 'Manor' department store about 2-3 minutes away where you will find the best food department with everything you could want - fantastic fresh baked croissants, fresh juice, Swiss yoghurt, mountain honey, lovely fruit and a lot more. I was up and out really early both mornings so it suited me to have my breakfast in my room and although as mentioned I can't comment on the standard of the ibis breakfast (which costs £12+) I'm sure mine was better!
Overall if I wasn't in Switzerland I'd probably be complaining a lot more but everything else is so expensive that actually the Ibis is ok. I'd rather be in the Mandarin Oriental 2 minutes away but not for nearly 4.5 times the price! Give the Ibis a try.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Geneve Centre Gare is a completely non smoking hotel located in the heart of the city, 200 m from the train station and 5 km from the airport. The Old Town, the Grand Casino, international organisations and Lake Geneva are all within 2 km. The hotel offers 64 airconditioned rooms, including 27 with WiFi and one for guests with limited mobility. Our bar is open 24 hours and there is a pay car park 200 m away. 5 Km from the PALEXPO business centre. Public transport is free for hotel guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Geneve Centre Gare Hotel Geneva
- Ibis Hotel Geneva
- Accor Geneve Centre Gare