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“Not Bad At All (location, location, location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence St James

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Residence St James
Ranked #82 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
Tripoli
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not Bad At All (location, location, location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2007

This was a nice hotel, very close to every thing, good pricing. we got a studio with 2 beds. room/kitchen is equipped with lot of things
(iron, katell, microwave, stove, fridge,..etc). though bed is not so comfortable, and in general the furniture is old.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank ashamli
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2006

Hotel St James is a pretty good hotel in a great location in Geneva. Its very easy to find and is about a 15 minute walk from the train station across the lake. Its only a block back from the lakefront and Geneva's famous fountain, has several cheap restaurants a couple of blocks away and is only a five minute walk from the main shopping street.

The hotel itself could use a bit of work but overall for the price it is a pretty decent bet.

The reception staff are very efficient and polite in a robotic sort of way. The lift is tiny so dont expect to fit more than two people and one small suitcase in it at a time, but the stairs are also an easy option. We had requested a non-smoking room but didnt get one, but luckily after opening the windows for 15 minutes the smell didnt linger. We searched for the beds for a minute or two before realising they were folded up into a cupboard on the wall....but at least it meant there was space for a nice comfortable couch and chair. But the beds themselves were fairly basic and averagely comfortable when folded down!

The kitchen and bathroom were clean and acceptable....although our shower was mounted on the wall at waist height!

Overall the room needed a lick of paint and new carpet, but given the price of the hotel and the lenght of time we spent in our room we were perfectly happy and would recommend it to others.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Decor of room and comfort of beds
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Leebee9
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2005

I was only booked into the Residence St James by my company's travel agent because my trip was last minute and there was a mega conference in Geneva and all the good hotel beds were booked up.

This place was an experience. On the plus side, it was clean and is very well located for the lake, the shops and the old town bars/restaurants.

However, I spent my two night stay trying to figure out what sort of person would actually choose to stay here... I guess it might suit people who work in Geneva during the week and go home at weekends.... or those who are looking for an apartment.

Each suite has a bathroom and a kitchenette and a main sitting room with small dining table and a sofa. When I walked in, I checked a couple of the doors only to find storage cupboards... no bed. My eyes then fixed on the wooden panelled wall...... yes, it contained a fold-down bed. To add to the surprise... it was a single! The decor of the room was also pretty dated.

  • Stayed May 2005, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank jenster001
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Additional Information about Residence St James

Property: Residence St James
Address: 3 Rue Versonnex, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #82 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence St James 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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