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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Drake Longchamp

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Drake Longchamp
Ranked #65 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“good location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

This hotel is well situated 10 min walk from city centre, and close to public transport. The rooms are quite basic and could do with a makeover as could the entrance to the hotel. The breakfast was ok and did cater for most tastes however I would have liked to have had some fresh fruit rather than the canned variety. They have created a coffee / wine area in the lobby which is quite comfortable but was poorly utilised while I was there. Some staff were informative and friendly while others lacked customer service skills.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Direction_HDL, Directeur général at Drake Longchamp, responded to this review, 11 October 2013
Dear Sir,
First of all we would like to thank you for your valuable feedback.
We work hard every day to satisfy the needs and demands of our customers and your feedback allows us to identify and correct our imperfections.
Our philosophy is to be highly concerned about the well-being and satisfaction of our guests and we will look thoroughly that each member of our is 100% in accordance with it.
Regarding your comment on the breakfast, we are pleased to announce you, that we are now offering everyday a different "Special of the day" to give some diversity to our already large buffet.
We hope to greet you on another occasion and to offer you a pleasant time

Yours Sincerely
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

The hotel is well situated, near the lake and as the city transport is free for tourists you can take a bus or a boat any time.
The rooms are clean and if you wish, there's an option on not changing the sheets and towels every single day. A good breakfast choice was included in the price of our room.
Up the street there's a good pub where we had luch one day!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

This is an old building that hasn't been renovated for decades. The main entrance is disappointing, the rooms are sad, the breakfast was really poor with no fresh fruit at all. Little detail: There was a copy of the bible right by the bed. Being agnostic I wasn't personally bothered, but I find it totally unacceptable for a hotel and possibly insulting to people with different beliefs.

The pros: it is very close to Nations station, the central station is easily accessible and the sheets were clean.

Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

The hotel is well located. To get from Gare Cornavin (main train station) take the Tram 15 to NATIONS direction, just two stops (5-10 minutes) and you get off at BUTINI stop. Then you walk in the Butini Street less than 100 mts to get into main entrance. The hotel also have a second door at Rothschild Street. This door is not open at night (late). Small but convenient elevators. Rooms with space enough but no Air Conditioning. If you are traveling during the summer, it might be a problema during the morning / afternoon hours. In Geneva, summer nights are usually not "that hot" (whatever that means ...).
From the United Nations sector with all international offices, you are only less than 10 minutes away with the same Tram 15 (Nations direction).
It is the same breakfast all days, but it is fair enough (coffee, bread, etc.) It would be good if they include muffins.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Pune, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

The Hotel is a bit far from the railway station. You need to take a bus.Also its in a side lane n not on the main road. There was renovation work going on which was quite noisy.Rooms were not bad. quite clean. Breakfast was very good with a wide variety and a good spread. Staff needs to take lessons in courtesy.. found them quite abrupt n rude and unhelpful.They preferred to not answer any questions , but politely only handed over some small leaflets for information etc. There is convinient store closeby for any small snacks etc.perhaps Indian or Sri Lankan. Its close to the lake.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Drake Longchamp now for several times on business trips, each time for 4 to 5 nights. It is conveniently located near Rue de Lausanne close to the offices of many international organisations. That's a great plus. Tram Nr.15 has its stop "Butini" just two walking minutes away from the Hotel, your point of depature to go go the station or the old town on the other side of the Lake. The fabulous Lake Geneva is equally only a few walking minutes away from the Hotel.

The rooms are spacious for Geneva standards in this price segment, clean and even come with a small kitchenette. There is nothing to complain about in this regard. You may just be aware that the room and particularly the bathroom interiour and the kitchenette look like from the 1970s. Don't expect any modern design. The windows are big, there is a lot of daylight coming in. The walls have probably seen no fresh colour for many years, and what really lacks is a good number of electric plugs. (There is one just beside the door and one in the kitchenette, for the rest you might have to unplug devices such as the TV.)

Service is all in all quite ok, some staff is really helpful, other is there and will help if you ask.

The Most problematic aspect, however, is probably the breakfast. Doors open exactly at 7am, and there is a real rush for the relatively small and never-changing buffet. Every morning the same croissants, the same coffee, the same ham, the same eggs and the same cheese. People literally stand on each other's feet, as the service personnel is visibly in a rush as well. If a travel group has its breakfast at 7, you even might have difficulties to find a table. Just to be clear: It's not a huge problem per se, but it's just not really inviting and a hurried start into the day, imho. This could probably be one of the first things to improve for the hotel.

All in all, you get a decent hotel virtually in the city centre of Geneva at a reasonable price - you will have a good evening and night, but a less happy morning. (I had other hotels in Geneva, though, with a better breakfast, but in return, the rooms were really small.)

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Narva, Estonia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

When assessing this hotel one should always keep in mind that the hotel is in Geneva, a very expensive city, hence the high price of accommodation in general. Drake hotel has an acceptable price/quality ratio. On one hand it is well located, just 10 minutes walk from the Central Station, 2 minutes walk from tram stop (and remember, in Geneva hotels you are given a transport pass which allows you to move around for free using public transport), some 5 minutes walk from the Geneva lake, it has free WiFi, rooms are spacious and clean, there is even a small kitchen with electric stove, fridge and all necessary kitchenware. On another hand, the hotel is not modern at all, it has no air conditioning (you can have windows open though), furniture is worn-out, in my room there was very unpleasant smoke smell, breakfast was of very, very average quality, taps in bathroom were very funny and out of perhaps '70-s.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Drake Longchamp
Address: rue Butini 7, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #65 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Drake Longchamp 3*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close to the lake, international organisations and the United Nations, offers you modern and comfortable rooms, in the heart of Geneva. Our location is near the railway station and has been created to satisfy the needs and expectations of today’s travellers. ... more   less 
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