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“Reasonable price & very helpful staff”
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Hotel Moderne
Ranked #92 of 109 Hotels in Geneva
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We picked a budget hotel from the list given to us at the Tourist Office near the station. The girl on reception was very helpful indeed & let us put our bikes in the basement. The rooms were small & hot, but a fan was provided. They were clean & adequate for an overnight stay. The breakfast was very good & there was a good guest lounge that we found on the way out. Very central for everything & although it was not new, it was very reasonably priced for an overnight stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Contrary to its name, hotel is very old and run-down.

Although room was quite spacious, everything else was below expectations.

Musky smell, bed was hard and uncomfortable, there was little ventilation and no air-conditioner. Just a little portable fan in the wardrobe which I had to place on the bed at night. Toilet light was not working and it was only repaired on my second night.

Reception was mostly busy and not very helpful.

Breakfast buffet was the most terrible I have ever had at any hotel.

Despite being centrally-located and within walking distance to Lake Geneva, many dingy cafes and restaurants plagued the area.

I would not recommend this hotel at all. Extremely disappointing experience.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

I reached Geneva late in the night and knowing the hotel did not have a restaurant made sure I bought some food from a nearby Macdonalds. Reception staff were helpful. The lift is very small but functional. The room was not very large but good enough. The bathroom had hot water that was working. It was needed in the cold weather in January. Wifi was free as was a good spread for the complimentary breakfast on the 1st floor.

The location is ideal to move to any part of town with, tram, bus and metro all nearby. Some great restaurants around the hotel. I did not have much time to raom around, but the hotel gives you a pass for the duration of your stay, that allows you to move around the city on bus, tram and metro for free.

Geneva is an expensive city and this was not the cheapest place but you certainly get a neat, clean place to stay that is good value for your money

Room Tip: In case you dont want to use the lift stay close to the breafast room
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Joseph T
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Advertised as a 3 star hotel but it's more like a 2. It's your pretty much your basic hotel for someone wanting to spend more time out in the city than in the room. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They provided us with all the maps and travel cards for our entire stay. The location is great, being only 5 min walk from the lake and the train station. I recommend this only if you want a budget hotel in the city and you don't mind where you rest your head. Everything in the hotel is very basic and can be quite noisy at night.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank kymmbo
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Lets start with the good things :

- Location : less than 5 min walk from the station
- Staff at the Reception : Friendly
- Free Wifi

Bad things:

- It would be difficult to make the room .. more basic. Was as "cold" as a hospital room.
- Room furniture could need some "refreshment". Looks like it was put in place in the 60s.
- Not even going to mention the lack of a safe or air-con.
- Overall impression of the hotel: A run-down, budget hotel ..

Now something that totally ruined my night:

- I don't mind if a room is being refurbished (i.e. re-painted).. but to let customers check in when there's a heavy smell of room paint is totally unacceptable(!!!). The reception confirmed that the 4th floor had been repainted and their only suggestion was: Please keep the window open (?!?).

Room Tip: Don't worry about the rooms.. look for another hotel first.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Stayed 2 nights here at Easter. The hotel is very tired unless your into original 70s furniture and bathrooms. The TV is a classic 30cm square box. The bed is Okay, just, but the pillows are terrible. The location of the hotel is great, close to everything which is what we wanted as it was only a stop over. The free wifi is good and breakfast included is limited to cereals, juice, awfull coffee, ham and cheese, really quite basic. They do have a lounge area with a computer that you can use free of charge and print out bording passes etc which is handy. The receptionist was very helpfull and friendly. Cant say much else really...would I stay here again...maybe...but not for more than 2 nights?..its an average hotel in its star bracket

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Tiny, depressing looking room with no view except that of other dirty roof tops. One would expect much more for a tab of almost 200 Euro a night. The location of the hotel is the only reason why anyone would choose to stay here. It is within walking distance of the lake, close to the railway station and a few steps away from bustling city life. Think twice before booking this place and please do not go by photos of the hotel on booking.com. It is extremely misleading. People at the front desk are smiling and friendly, which kind of redeems the place a little bit.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about 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 #92 of 109 Hotels in Geneva
Price Range: £78 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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