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“Much to recommend it for a short stay”
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Hotel Bristol
Ranked #8 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
ACT, Australia
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74 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Much to recommend it for a short stay”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

I stayed here for one night while in Geneva for work. The hotel is well located and I had a large, quiet room overlooking the square. The facilities were excellent with a fantastic bathroom, probably one of the best I've seen in European hotels. Professional staff and no problem leaving my luggage after checkout while I attended a meeting elsewhere in Geneva. Breakfast average. Main problem is that the room had a faint but lingering odour of cigarette smoke though, after a late arrival and and long day of travel it took me a while to recognise this. I mentioned this when I checked out and was advised that I had not chosen a non-smoking room. But there was nothing at the online booking stage to indicate that there were smoking and non-smoking rooms and this had not been mentioned to me when I checked in. If I need an overnight hotel with close proximity to the train station next time I am in Geneva, I'd stay here again if the rates are reasonable. For a longer stay I would probably look elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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BristolManager, Directeur général at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for posting this review, and taking the time to rate us.
We take all feedback seriously, and sincerely regret that we did not meet all your expectations... Do not hesitate to contact us personally next time, or our Front Office Manager Mr. José Dominguez, to book a non-smoking room.
We hope to have a chance to welcome you in the future, even for a longer stay!

Kind regards


Xavier Collange
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

The hotel is very comfortably located. Within walking distance from the train station (5 minutes from the airport) and old town. Has a very nice restaurant with live arfa music during breakfast and views of a small garden. Nice sauna with jaccuzi and a gym.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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BristolManager, Directeur général at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for rating us and writing your comments on this platform.
The Bristol is perfectly located as you said, two steps from the lake in the very heart of the city and facing a garden on the back side.
An harpist plays music during breakfast time everyday, restaurant, bar and we also propose to our guests a wellness centre of more than 160 sqm with gym, jacuzzi, saunas and a colortherapy room! A gem in the city centre of Geneva...

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

during a 24 hours stay in geneva, i had to handle a very complicate negotiation overseas, for this i needed the reception to assist me in a long exchange of faxes, scan, email etc etc.

my surprise even a 2am, after hours of work i habe been assisted like if i was a member of the family, and this till the morning
wonderful experience, thanx again

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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BristolManager, Directeur général at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review, and for rating us.
Indeed we have the most friendly and assisting staff! and we are proud of them...

Kind regards
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Night out with friends in Geneva,
+ perfect location, great service and good value for money if you compare the prices of the 5 stars around the area. The rooms are average sized and spotless cleaned.
Will definitely stay there again

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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BristolManager, General Manager at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for posting this review as this is always rewarding to notice that our guests appreciate our efforts in order to make their stays with us as pleasant as possible.
We look forward to welcoming you during your next stay in Geneva !

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Bed was amazingly comfy and huge. Facilities were great and complete. I went for both business and leisure and it's perfect. Location was also center, staffs were professional. Room quality and toiletteries and other details were nicely done. Price is good considering the facilities, location, 4 stars hotel, and the fact that Geneva is super expensive anyway. very recommended, i will stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for the one facing the garden, quiet and fresh as you can open the window.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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BristolManager, General Manager at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to warmly thank you for taking the time to rate us and post this review.
Indeed, the Bristol Geneva is superbly located and offers great amenities and service...
We are very proud to count you among our ambassadors and look forward to welcoming you soon!

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Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

I and a colleague stayed in Hotel Bristol for one night on a business trip. The hotel is in a great location in the very centre of Geneva. There are few four star hotels in Geneva, and Hotel Bristol is a four star hotel than competes very well against the five star hotels which are located close by.
The hotel offers better value for money than the five star hotels although Geneva is always expensive. Hotel Bristol offers an excellent location within walking distance of the train station and all the key destinations including the river which is just a few yards away. The service was perfect and guest rooms are very spacious. I had a standard and it came with a large bed, desk, sofa, armchair and was more like a suite. The room, which was at the back of the hotel, overlooked a pleasant courtyard garden. My colleague had a bedroom at the front of the hotel looking at the Four Seasons Hotel which is across the road and the river could also be seen.
We ate dinner and breakfast at the hotel. The food was excellent and service impeccable, but it was the harpist at breakfast which impressed me. Overall, I would rate this hotel very highly and would stay here again. It provides all the refinement of a five star hotel without the pretention. The only negative thing I could say about the hotel is that the Nespresso capsules in the guest rooms were not complimentary!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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BristolManager, Directeur général at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear Guest,

A huge thank you for taking the time to post your comment and rate us!
Indeed the Bristol Geneva is all about a GREAT location with a GREAT service and GREAT amenities! Which also make us proud is that you noticed that the Bristol "provides all the refinement of a five star hotel without the pretention". Many thanks again for your support!
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Kind regards
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Melbourne
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99 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We booked four rooms at the Bristol on the way to a group skiing holiday. The hotel is in a great location just back form the lake and a short walking distance to the shops and restaurants of downtown Geneva.
We arrived in the rain and had to drag our bags from the busy street into the lobby dripping and cranky - no sign of a porter nor any rush by the lobby staff to assist. Once checked in the lobby staff did take over and the bags were promptly delivered to the rooms.
The rooms are fairly average - our loft was large for a European hotel and had plenty of room to stretch out. The double bed was small and soft. The cracked walls and 60's decor did not justify the CH675 cost. Only one of the two TVs in the rom worked.
The steep, narrow stairs to the bed area and the vault required to get into the bath / shower make this room totally unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues.
As noted in other reviews, the lifts are small and slow so grow gatherings in the lobby took some organising.
Geneva is an expensive city and so are the bar and restaurant at the Bristol - even so CH22 for an Irish Coffee seems steep.
Overall this is an ok hotel in a good location.
Expect 3 star facilities and hope for 4 star service.

Room Tip: Unless the room has been renovated, the loft suites are not worth the price.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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BristolManager, Directeur général at Hotel Bristol, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review and to rate us.
We take all feedback seriously, and sincerely regret that we did not meet your expectations. As far as we understood, the rooms you were accommodated in are our duplex apartments on the top floor, the last ones to be refurbished next month. Quiet and bright, the new rooms combine a classic and modern decor with the greatest of comfort and facilities that fit the needs of today’s clientele.
Please feel free to contact either the Director of Sales or the Front Office Manager next time you book the Bristol Hotel in order to give us a chance to change your mind.

Kind regards from Geneva
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Property: Hotel Bristol
Address: rue du Mont-Blanc 10, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
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 ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Geneva
#11 Romantic Hotel in Geneva
#26 Business Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Bristol 4.5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set deep in the heart of the city, just steps away from the waterfront and historic Old City attractions, the Bristol offers a discrete refuge for you to retreat back to at any hour, day or night: cocoon in the reassuringly comfortable rooms and suites, hang out at the bar, experience the chef's fresh and innovative fine-dining at Cote Square, or steal away to our Spa and Wellness Centre dedicated exclusively to total relaxation for both body and mind. ... more   less 
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