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Hotel Cristal Design
Ranked #43 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
Canach, Luxembourg
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21 reviews
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“Nice value and a highly expensive country !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

I absolutely wanted to find a bargain in Geneva, which almost seemed to be mission impossible at first... But I was quite happy when I found this new hotel which is very very close to the train station. The rooms are very clean, highly modern and functional. Wifi was working very well and the stuff was professional and helpful too.

Just go for it, you won't do anything wrong choosing this one, all the rest will be expensive enough...

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

This hotel proves the rule that there's oftentimes no relationship between value and price. We stayed here for two nights for 80 Swiss francs a night plus taxes. Compared to other places we've stayed, this was like an oasis. It had a great location, nice rooms, free WiFi and friendly staff.

One issue: we arrived by car. Parking is plentiful nearby, but expensive at about 24 Swiss francs for 24 hours.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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ALEXANDRIA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

LOCATION: Go out from Geneva train station,Mont blanc exit;look to your left :you see the hotel,very simple.Very modern hotel, i think they use only LED for illumination,the room although small,it is air-conditioned,free WI FI, and every space is scientifically calculated,to get maximum use ,with a futuristic feeling,with the glass partitions.Try to book from the hotel site,as they have very interesting rates.Sure i will stay there again

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank YASSA
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Athens,GREECE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Very good location (5 min walk to the rail station). The hotel staff was really friendly and you could communicate easily since they were speaking English as well. It was quiet even though the area was full of restaurants, cafes and bars. Additionally, you had free wi-fi of a satisfactory speed.
In the negatives, I would mention the awkward decoration and functionality of the room that I, personally, didn't like. White walls without any paintings or something to add up some color and all the doors and wardrobes were made of glass. It was small and it was quite strange to have the washing basin in the entrance of the room. What I consider as a huge disadvantage is the fact that there was no fridge in the room.
Even though the price was great compared to Geneva standards, the staff was friendly and the location really good, I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

Had an excellent time in Geneva and this hotel is great value for a break, I booked using the hotels own website and also printed the breakfast voucher off this website for a free breakfast, which is in a rather nice room on the 8th floor where you can see the "water jet" and catherdral and mountains over the rooftops. We got an excellent deal on the hotel website for a 2 night stay (£55 a night for a double room) and got breakfast thrown in with the voucher. Geneva is not a cheap place so I was "very pleased" our hotel and breakfast was probably cheaper than the equivelant in the UK. Room is compact but very clean and I thought quite cool, had kettle and coffee/tea and a tele and a comfy bed. nice shower (no bath) usual toiletries etc.
We arrived by plane and took the train to the centre, its a 5 minute train journey and you can get a free ticket to travel if you look for the machine in the bag collection area (check Geneva airport website for more info). Easy to find the train station, the the hotel is about a 4 minute stroll once you get off the train, 3 minutes getting out the train station and 1 minute around the corner to the hotel. It was so easy from getting off the plane to getting to our hotel room as well.
To get a free trip back to the airport on the train, use the Geneva travel card the hotel gives you...you could use it around Geneva as well but we walked.
The hotel is also about a 10 minute stroll down the the lake, and is in a good district for food and drink / shops etc (as its next to the train station), so could not have asked for much more.
On top of that weather was excellent, recommend a dip in the lake and a stroll around the old town and have a Calvinus beer in the squre.
Overall, thoughly recommended.

Room Tip: 4th floor was fine, apparently 7th floor noisey as the breakfast room is above on the 8th.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Steps from main train station. Three blocks from bus station. Two blocks from Tourist Information. Best deal for an airconditioned room in this location. Very very clean. Modern design. Rooms small but very efficiently designed. Breakfast room on top floor with great view of city and lake - and all the way to Mont Blanc. Reception area with several couches and coffee tables. Very quiet rooms, comfortable beds. Grocery store about two blocks away. Got Geneva transportation card from reception clerk.
Although the hotel's website showed no vacancies, another TA member suggested I check Geneva's tourist bureau website which I did and got an excellent deal on a triple room for 180 chf. When we checked in, they had no triples and gave us a single plus a double at the same rate.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Elizabeth B
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

I arrived at the hotel in the evening, after having reserved the room that same day. Check in was very fast, room was nice, with all the amenities you may need for a business trip. Room was small, although the design was very nice and functional. Bathroom of good quality and clean. Small TV with many swiss and international channels. Bed was comfortable and air conditioning worked great. Many power outlets in the room, wireless internet worked very well inside the room.
Even though you may think the neighborhood could be noisy, I could sleep very well and did not hear any noise during the night. Breakfast was 19 Francs, so I decided to instead have breakfast at a cafe nearby for a quarter of the price. I would recommend it to anyone staying for a short time in geneva near the station.
Prices like everywhere in Geneva, although you may be lucky like me and get a good bargain at one of the many websites that offer reservations for the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Conrado P
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Property: Hotel Cristal Design
Address: rue Pradier 4, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#29 Business Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cristal Design 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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