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“Fab hotel - shame about receptionist”

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Cornavin Hotel Geneva
Ranked #38 of 109 Hotels in Geneva
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Fab hotel - nice modern, clean, spacious, slightly futuristic rooms slightly reminiscent of Hotel Concorde in Berlin although about 3 stars in ranking below.
Very little in-house facilities relative to food and drink entertainment which was a pity given the opportunity for use of the 8th floor fabulous views used only for breakfast and the ground floor reception area layout which was very amenable.
In spite of this and the over cool, off hand reaction of a white faced receptionist who really needs some further training in emotional interaction, the hotel was fabulous.

Looking forward to Venice tomorrow

Willie and Anne Webster

Room Tip: Slight noise from train at back but not all night. Balance a/c noise and open windows and train nois...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

This was our first hotel when we arrived in Switzerland. Earlier I was worried with some of the comments made by travelers about this hotel. I think it was very good. I requested for the top most floor and the view was splendid. We could see the great fountain in Lake Geneva from our room. It was actually not a big room but because the front wall was all glass, it felt like the whole city was part of the room. Didn't hear noise simply because it was at the highest floor. Internet was good too. We opted for no breakfast, so not much to say about it except that we saw that breakfast was served at one floor below our room (and thus the magnificent view). The hotel also has self-service computer/internet service with printer at no cost! What more? The train station is just next door. I saw a mild fight among the locals at about 5.00 pm but the police was very quick in stopping them.

Room Tip: Top most floor facing the lake.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Large room by European standards, amazing views from top floors, good (options!!) breakfast, next to the Geneva Cornavin Train Station/trams.
Good value for Money, best suitable for business travelers but would work well for families too. Short walk to shopping, restaurants and the lake.

Room Tip: ask for higher floors
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Thank rvtalks
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

Great location, next to metro, trains and tram. Value for money hotel. Nicely done rooms. The view from the room was spectacular. We could see the fountain and walk down to the lake. Value for money Hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Stayed here for one night during our visit to Geneva with family - two rooms -they gave us room with no working ac. After complaining repeatedly, they

- showed up in the room after 30 min
- the service person shrugged his shoulder and said this is how it is
- asked us to wait for 1 hr for room to get cold (really? This is suppose to be a 4* hotel)
- told us Geneva is like this during hot days (that's the reason we wanted the AC to be working)
- manager was not available to talk to us as it was Sunday
- told us all rooms are like this

After this long ordeal, they finally offered us two other rooms with similar challenges at what point, we had given up. My issue with hotel management is that every time I complained about ac, they had new excuse. Although their location is good, their service and attitude does warrant improvement. Avoid staying on 4th floor if you still get lured by location/price.

Room Tip: Avoid 4th floor rooms and confirm ACs are working in proper condition.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Good location, bus,tram very near. Only half hour from airport. Spent four days here. Reception was helpful. Room was spacious. Price was ok. Nice breakfast,big variety . Nice room with view to jet d'eau.

Room Tip: Ask for room on high floor
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

These days whenever in Geneva on business I always stay at the Cornavin. It is convenient, quiet and very comfortable. It has a light and airy atmosphere and spacious, well kept rooms. The view from the upper floors facing the city is tremendous and some rooms have large picture windows. You can get a good rate and sometimes Tripadvisor has vouchers and special offers, so shop around. There are a lot of poor hotels in Geneva, and this is reliable for a good night's sleep. Trains and buses to everywhere are a stone's throw away. Breakfast is ordinary, but the view from the breakfast room spectacular. The lake is in walking distance

Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Cornavin Hotel Geneva

Address: boulevard James-Fazy 23 | Gare de Cornavin, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > James-Fazy
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#27 Luxury Hotel in Geneva
Price Range: £100 - £214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cornavin Hotel Geneva 4*
Number of rooms: 164
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