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Hotel Moderne
Ranked #88 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
Bengaluru, India
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38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Go there. If there's none else available.”
Reviewed 13 March 2013

There can be almost none else that is as small as this. Very typically French, but very uncomfortable because it almost suffocates. So in a 5 Degree weather, windows have to be kept open in order not to be beaten by suffocation.
Location wise, is quite good, but that alone cannot justify the amount of money they take.
Breakfast is quite good. Again, if you don't watch your steps, you can trip over your neighbour's table and cause a mess... so be careful.
The people at the front desk are quite ok. nothing to complain about them.

Room Tip: Better to take a road view room so you dont at least stare at dirty roof tops!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

This centrally located hotel (near the main gare) may have been modern when it was established but it has not had an upgrade in years. Nevertheless it is clean, efficiently run, and reasonably priced. While there is free Wifi, it does not always work. My stay was during the winter and the room temperature was fine although there was no thermostat to allow for internal adjustments. Breakfast was a half notch above continental with no hot dishes.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2012 via mobile

This is an average budget hotel. I have stayed here now on at least 3 occasions in the last couple of years. Basic bed and a desk with a free wifi in room and breakfast to go. In summers it gets too warm and if you open the windows it's just too noisy. Staff are generally very friendly. It's a 5 min walk from the train station.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Phil
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

Two thing I like about this hotel is the location, which is only a few steps from the main train station, and the staff at the front desk. But the rooms are terrible. Im not choosy on hotels, but i would rather stay at a different hotel. Would not recommend this hotel to my friends or family

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

The hotel states that they have noise proof windows but this is far from the truth. The streets get quiet from 1am - 6am but if not during those times, there is lots of noise and the windows do nothing to stop it. The showers were small and the room was dark and run down. The rooms included breakfast but it ended at 10am and had hardly any selection. The location is excellent and 5 mins from the train station.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2012

This must be the budget option right in the middle of Geneva. The staff was very friendly and the location is good, but that's all it has. The rooms and halls were a bit dumpy. This place needs a serious make-over fast. The bathrooms were tiny. The breakfast was ok. Overall, the place was the worst I stayed in while traveling in Switzerland, although it was just barely passable as a hotel. I booked here because i was arriving late to Geneva and was alone so i didn't have very many options. Try to find a better place for the same price.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

This hotel was the worst hotel I've visited in my life.
The staff was very nice and the location was great but...
1. It really wasn't cheap in price, and this is considered a low cost hotel.
2. No Air, the smell in the room was awful - a strong cleaning material odor.
3. Plenty of noise - from the outside busy street and from people in close rooms.
I had to struggle between opening the window to have air and
closing the window to keep the noise down.
4. Good night sleep?! forget about it...
5. I can't say something about breakfast, I skipped it...

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Moderne
Address: rue de Berne 1, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Moderne 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Build in the mid-fifties, Hotel Moderne is enjoying a great location in the heart of City, at only walking distance from the Geneva's Cornavin Train Station and the Lake. Hotel Moderne is offering to its Guest conveninet non-smoking rooms, all fitted with Free WIFI Internet. Rooms available range from Single to Quadruple (for up to 4 persons, perfect for families with children or small groups). ... more   less 
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