We booked this hotel because we believed it was convenient to the airport in advance of an early morning departure home to NA. However, it turns out the hotel is on the French side of the airport. It is very hard to get directions to the hotel., They don't have a desk at the airport. The Geneva airport information desk couldn't be LESS helpful; no maps, very vague directions. Also, the hotel shuttle bus does not run on a schedule; you have to call the hotel on a courtesy phone which, as it turns out, is at the Europcar rental desk on the other side of the airport from Arrivals. To get to the phone, you have to barge your way to the front of the line ahead of rental car clients to even see the phone, let alone use it. They come to pick you up in about 10-15 minutes, back across the terminal!. In the early morning, the shuttle doesn't run until 7am, so if you have a flight prior to 0830, you have to take a taxi to the airport (about 30-35 euros) in order to have enough time. The airport itself is a temple of chaos, poor design, archaic protocols and surly attitudes. Who knew the Swiss were so inefficient? It's a very poor first impression for travellers. Lesson learned? Book a hotel on the Swiss side that has a proper shuttle bus!!!! The hotel mind you was clean, quiet and the dining room very nice. Too bad about the logistics!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Novotel Ferney-Voltaire Geneve Aeroport is located in France, 10 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the heart of Geneva. This 4-star hotel is ideal for both business trips (CERN, UN, UNHCR) and vacations in the Geneva region as a couple or with family (Jura, Mont Blanc, Lake Geneva, Voltaire's chateau). This hotel has a restaurant with terrace, outdoor swimming pool, garden, bar and 4 meeting rooms, as well as a shuttle service to Geneva International Airport and Palexpo/Arena from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Geneve Aeroport Hotel Ferney-Voltaire
- Novotel Ferney Voltaire
- Ferney-Voltaire Novotel