This place seems a bit far on a map, but by tram (free public transport for tourists with a traffic card given by the hotel) its just a few minutes away from the old center. The tram stop is just infront of the hotel. The residence stands on a very busy road, so ear plugs are essential.
We were definitely surprised about the room, didnt expect such a luxury of almost a 5 star city hotel. The room is tiny, but still enough space for a weekend. If you want to stay longer, it could get crowded. I read somewhere, the top floors were renovated. We stayed on the 9th floor and everything seemd to be brand new. There are tea and coffee facilities (but not filled during our weekend), a little oven (or a microvave), a fridge, a stove, a beautiful Valera hairdryer, huge shower sprinkle head, nice towels and linen and very nice Villeroy & Bosh dishes. A dining table is missing though.
What really upset me was, that the WIFI was not available in our room as advertised! We had to go to the corridor to get connected. Also the absence of reception could be very tricky. Especially if you forget your key in the room (as happened to me at midnight) and there is NO ONE who can help. We had to wait for one hour for the reception boy to come to the hotel to open the door for us. (Thank you again, Fabio, it was very appreciated)
Also no cleaning or filling toiletries whatsoever.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For business or leisure, enjoy a quiet and peaceful stay at one of the 89 apartments of Residence Starling Geneva. Our residence is located in the heart of Geneva close to the Plainpalais, University of Geneva and the Geneva Stadium.Easily accessible by tram (line 15), you will find all the facilities using this central location!A number of restaurants and bars are within walking distance.Brand new, you will find all the elements necessary for a comfortable stay. ... more less
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