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Hotel InterContinental Geneve
Ranked #13 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Excellent experience in this strategically located hotel in Geneva for people visiting the UN. the junior suite is modernly decorated and very welcoming. delicacy in the choice of the toilet bag. Just avoid the rush hour in the morning for the check out.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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InterContinentalGVA, Directeur général at Hotel InterContinental Geneve, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Sir, Dear Madam,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at the InterContinental Genève with the Trip Advisor Community.

We are most delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at the hotel. Very good comments such as yours are really important and you may rest assured that they will be forwarded to all persons concerned.

Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon, we remain,

with best regards,

Jurgen Baumhoff
General Manager
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Beirut, Lebanon
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23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

The hotel lobby is pleasant to sit in and conduct your business.Good people watching as most big events happen in the Intercon, so you'll be rubbing shoulders with heads of state or nuclear dissidents. Whatever 'diplomacy' is on that week.
The hotel is not in the center of the city, it's expensive, and the staff can be incredibly snooty. A colleague ordered pizza and their response was: "But madame, this is a 5 star hotel!" Yet, they had no problems overcharging for their terrible food at the hotel bar, where I paid $27 for a small minestrone soup they managed to mess up - veggies in oily beef broth? really?
Hotel bar food is terrible, but the proper restaurant has good fare. Everything in Geneva is expense - I'm sure breathing is somehow taxed, so at the end of the day, I guess the prices are standard.
The gym is nice, as are the rooms, which are spacious. The business center was also employed by snooty staff -- who actually lectured me when a printout was 2 pages, when I said it would be one -- merde de chien! But that's the Swiss way.
And if you get tired of the stuffiness, there's the Chez ma Cousine chicken house just up the street for good hometown food served with no attitude and cheap for switzerland - only $18 a plate!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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2 Thank Abihabibm
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InterContinentalGVA, Directeur général at Hotel InterContinental Geneve, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Dear Madam,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at the InterContinental Genève with the Trip Advisor community.

We are really sorry to hear that you did not completely enjoy your stay with us last January. You may rest assured that your remarks have been of course forwarded to all managers concerned, especially those related to the service in our outlets as well as the food served in the bar.

However, we are pleased that you enjoyed the room layout and the Woods.

Once again, we truly apologize for not having offered you a memorable visit and do hope you will nevertheless give us another chance to welcome you to the hotel in a not too distant future and make you live the real Swiss hospitality.

Looking forward to that pleasure, I remain,

with best regards,

Jurgen Baumhoff
General Manager
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

This hotel is situated a short walk from United Nations and the CICG (conference center), a great place to stay if you are in Geneva on Business. From the Airport take a 80 min free ticket and you can take the bus number 5 and Intercontinental has its own stop. The frequency is approximately 8-15 minutes. If you arrive by train, get off at Cornavin Station and look for bus stop for number 5 in the direction of the Airport, the ride is about 13-15 mins.

The ambience of the hotel is like any other business hotel but some interesting displays, I loved the world map all done in wood. The rooms are decent size, exceptionally clean and have all the comforts and the bathroom is equipped with everything and wonderful toiletries. Though the place near the toilet is really small. The breakfast is sumptuous and the spread is huge with many hot choices, many types of bread, cheese, yoghurt, fresh fruit juices and the works. I did not eat a meal here since I was away most of the time so I cannot comment on the other meals.

Overall for business it is a wonderful stay, for tourism I would prefer to stay near the lake since this place though accessible is a little away from the other places you would like to visit. Geneva Hotels give a travel card that allows you take public transport so it is not a problem. For the price tag of intercontinental, you will get a nice Geneva Lake View or a hotel in the old city.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank KaySingy
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InterContinentalGVA, Directeur général at Hotel InterContinental Geneve, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Dear Madam,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at the InterContinental Genève with the Trip Advisor community.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the hotel décor and services, especially breakfast at Woods. Good comments such as yours are most important for us, you may rest assured they have been duly forwarded to all team members concerned.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel soon, for business or leisure.

Best regards,

Jurgen Baumhoff
General Manager
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is definitly very well equiped hotel for Geneva.
Very convenient for United Nations deligations and minutes walking distance to the UN.
And 5minute taxi to the Lakeside and luxury shoping 'Route du Rhone'.
Located next to a very nice area of Geneva, with a few minutes walk to 'village' atmosphere of Grand Sacconex and nice resturants. Parks within minute to just relax and breath in the fresh swiss air. Quiet, calm, safe.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank ChristianJordan
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InterContinentalGVA, Directeur général at Hotel InterContinental Geneve, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Dear Mr. Jordan,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at the InterContinental Genève with the Trip Advisor Community.

We are most delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at the hotel. Very positive comments such as yours are really important and useful for us. You may rest assured that they will be forwarded to all persons concerned.

Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon, we remain,

with best regards,

Jurgen Baumhoff
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Let me start with the worst point. The rooms and room decor are basic but functional.

On to the rest...

The service is excellence.
The public areas, bars and restaurant are stunning.
The little extras you get such as bar nibbles and chocolates are wonderful.

We stayed for 2 nights and left very happy. OK it's expensive, everything is expensive but it's still a great expereince all round.

The location is great 200m to the United Nations, 5 mins on the local bus to Geneva Town Centre (speak to Reception they will give you a bus ticket for the duration of your stay).

Our room also had a great view of Geneva and Lake Geneva

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Bennkers
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InterContinentalGVA, Directeur général at Hotel InterContinental Geneve, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Dear Sir,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at the InterContinental Genève with the Trip Advisor community.

We are most pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us earlier this month and that hotel guestrooms and services were up to your expectations.
Such good remarks are highly important for us and have been of course forwarded to all team members concerned.

Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon to the InterContinental Genève for business or leisure, I remain,

with best regards,

Jurgen Baumhoff
General Manager
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L'Aquila, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

I spent 1 night in this hotel during a business trip. Located near the NU palace the hotel provides a free bus ticket to visit the city center that you can reach in 10 minutes. Services and rooms are in line with the hotel category. Really outstanding the breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank enrico c
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InterContinentalGVA, Directeur général at Hotel InterContinental Geneve, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear Sir,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at the InterContinental Genève with the Trip Advisor community.

We are most pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Good comments such as yours are quite important for us and have been of course forwarded to all persons concerned.

Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon to the hotel, for business or leisure, I remain,

with best regards,

Jurgen Baumhoff
General Manager
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Hong Kong, China
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The hotel is conveniently located.
Staff are polite, friendly and helpful.
Business and conference facilities are very good.
The breakfast buffet is very nice and the room service menu also provides a lot of choice.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view otherwise you may end up with a room overlooking the car park!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank Ellie8888
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InterContinentalGVA, Directeur général at Hotel InterContinental Geneve, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Dear Madam,

We would like to thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at the InterContinental Genève with the Trip Advisor community.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the hotel facilities met your expectations. You may rest assured that your comments have been forwarded to all the team members concerned.

Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon to the hotel, for business or leisure, we remain,

with best regards,

Jurgen Baumhoff
General Manager
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Property: Hotel InterContinental Geneve
Address: 7-9 Chemin du Petit-Saconnex, Geneva 1211, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Geneva
#12 Luxury Hotel in Geneva
#19 Business Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel InterContinental Geneve 5*
Number of rooms: 333
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The InterContinental 5-star luxury hotel, newly redesigned provides amazing views of the Mont Blanc, of Lake Geneva and Geneva City. It's a 3-minute walk from the United Nations and within a 5-minute drive from the International Centre of Congress CICG and the Palexpo Exhibition Centre. The spacious and elegant 333 rooms and Suites at the InterContinental Geneva have free Wi-Fi, free tea and coffee-making facilities, are air-conditioned and feature cable TV. Dining options include modern international cuisine and seasonal specialties served in the gourmet restaurant, which features a well-stocked wine cellar and a terrace. At the bar Les Nations, guests can enjoy a wide range of drinks, listen to live piano music, and browse in books and magazines. A sophisticated urban-style bar, Le Fumoir seduces you with its original cocktails and a selection of international cigars. The 4306 ft² Spa by Clarins provides a complete set of beauty and massage treatments. The health and fitness center is open 24 hours and there's a seasonal outdoor pool. ... more   less 
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