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Cornavin Hotel Geneva
Ranked #38 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Let's start with the pros: the hotel is located at literally 30 meters from the train station, and the rooms are very big.
I wouldn't say it is too close to the city center but it's not far either.
The staff is not that helpful, most of times I had to wait for them to finish their chat before someone could get me my keys or answer a question.
The size of my room was definitely incredibile, very big with a huge window.
The breakfast is quite small considering the size of the hotel.
A big let down has been the overall cleanliness of the room. The walls were dirty and also the bed sheets were not clean.
I would not suggest this hotel if you plan to visit Geneva.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

The only reason to stay here is the location, it is basically part of the train station. The check in was friendly and efficient. They still uses really keys that you need to ask and give back every time you come and go. The room was a good size but very dark and old , stained carpet, yellow wall, old furniture however it was clean. I did not have breakfast at the hotel as there are many shops in the train station. The internet was free. The area around the hotel is very ugly with strange groups of people hanging around, not really dangerous but enough to make you feel uncomfortable when you come back in the evening. I would return for the location IF the rate is right. You can feel that it is a hotel that has customers anyway so they don't really care about upgrading the facilities.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Taking into consideration the accommodation prices in Geneva, the hotel was available at a very good price. Our room was very comfortable, situated at the top floor, with a great view, very clean. The hotel is right across the street from the train station and the Jet D'eau is very close (5 minutes tops).

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

The hotel is effectively in the train station. The station attracts questionable types as the evening goes on. The rooms are not clean (dirty furniture, stained carpets, dirty bathroom). You have to ask for everything like new sheets and towels. Be warned if you ask for anything you will be annoying the staff and you likely won't get what you need anyway. If you care about hospitality and customer service or think you might need anything during your stay then this is not the place for you or anyone you are travelling with.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Stayed for 3 nights on business. Chosen essentially for location as adjacent to main rail station (1 stop from airport & free ticket from machine in baggage reclaim hall) and also a tram hub. Hotel is fairly standard (although I believe all rooms have single beds irrespective of size, a double therefore has 2 single beds). That said, room was clean and well appointed with good size en suite bathroom, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, free TV with good selection of channels from many Countries. Free WiFi throughout. Didn't eat in hotel as location such that easy access to many restaurants & bars both within walking distance or a few stops on a tram that can be caught on hotels doorstep. Can't therefore comment on dining facilities. Was a little disappointed that hotel has no real bar, there is a small area near to reception but this closed very early anyway. Price, I guess pretty standard for Geneva, not so cheap but then again there are much more expensive places with similar level of facilities or not much more. However negatives are minor and would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: I had a room on 7th floor & even though next to train platform, was very quiet
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Aside from the fact that everything in Geneva is exceedingly expensive including accommodation, this hotel was a great choice.
The hotel is located directly opposite the train station and a tram & bus stop. The is very convenient for getting back to the airport as we can hop on a free train transfer to catch our flight.
The rooms are a good size and on level 7 we have an incredible view across Geneva.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

This overpriced hotel is emblematic of Geneva's tourism market. Depressing lobby and a room that looks like a prison cell with a view on the railway for the price of an upper end hotel anywhere else on the planet. But they don't care, because there is a chronic lack of accommodation in Geneva and it is conveniently located, as long as you don't get robbed by the notorious Cornavin train station gang. Use in case of emergency only.

Stayed: June 2014
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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: £103 - £276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cornavin Hotel Geneva 4*
Number of rooms: 164
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