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“The Shuttle Is a Joke - avoid”

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Median Geneve Aeroport
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Ferney-Voltaire
Cardiff
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“The Shuttle Is a Joke - avoid”
Reviewed 25 March 2010

After reading the reviews I was not going to pay for a taxi to and from this hotel. I called them up from the airport at 6:30pm to ask about the shuttle service. The girl on the desk answered that it stopped at 7pm, then realizing her mistake, corrected this that it stopped at 5:30! I assume that, no matter what time you call, they will tell you the shuttle is no longer running.

If you add a 40 SFR taxi round trip, this hotel is more expensive than either of the Holiday Inns!

Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.

Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 August 2009

This hotel should be rated 1 star or less. Lobby carpet was dirty. The elevator jumped about 3 inches when started up and was very slow. In the room the carpet was dirty, the walls were dirty, the wallpaper was peeling. They advertised airport shuttle, however they never have a driver to operate it, so it is just a come-on. They show the wifi symbol for internet on their website, but it is not free. The breakfast was outrageously priced at 12 euro, $18. The bedsprings poke you in the back; the beds are ten years too old. When you talk to the staff their eyes glaze over and they never can help or provide the service you expect. My recommendation is do not stay here under any circumstances.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Travellers are raving about these Ferney-Voltaire hotels

Rancho Mirage, California
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88 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2008

Hotel Median was recommended as being close to Geneva airport which we needed for a one night stopover. There are much better hotels that are right on the airport area.

The hotel was rated only three stars I would rate it one star

The hotel was supposed to pick up and deliver to the airport Unfortunately it does not do this on weekends

The taxi costs over $20.00

The hotel supposedly had a restaurant; however the restaurant is only open for lunch and dinner on weekdays not weekends

Breakfast is charged at $12.00 it is worth four dollars at best.

the room s are quite small

The sink drain did not work nor would they fix it

they clean the rooms only once every three days.

The hotel told us it was a five minute walk to the nearest restaurant that was open. It was a fifteen minute walk and the restaurant was closed.

There is no bellman to help with the bags

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  • Disliked — staying there
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Woking, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2008

You learn everything you need to know about the Hotel Median the moment you arrive: It shares it's car park with a Lidl's.

Staying there on business isn't practical if you're conducting your business in Geneva - be warned, this hotel is over the French border.

This creates frustration alone, with taxi drivers asking you if you have your passport every time you say "Geneva".

But the hotel itself makes you WANT to escape over the border.

On arrival with a suitcase and hand luggage, getting into the hotel is a mission. The doors aren't electric and pull towards you. Don't think the concierge will help - this hotel doesn't have a concierge service.

So you're left to put your hand luggage down, open the door, hold it open with your foot, pick up your hand luggage and walk in - only to be met by another door, so you have put your hand luggage down, open the - well, you get the picture.

When checking in, the hotel staff don't communicate the hotel's amenities, perhaps that's because there's so few.

There is more often a queue for the slow yet overworked staff at reception. This gives you time to look around. The business lounge can be seen from the reception desk: It's a rickety old desk with a computer on it. And no, the service isn't complimentary.

Just behind one of the sofas in reception, silver catering containers were sitting on the floor. Inside these containers was water, and pieces of ceiling tile which had fallen from the roof.

The corridors are small and dark and the bedrooms themselves are, well, small and dark.

The mattresses must have been bought from a wood merchant - a plank would have been more comfortable.

Breakfast at this hotel is to be avoided. One morning, another guest walked up to get some fruit juice - but there weren't enough glasses. He saw a glass used by another guest, shrugged his shoulders, and drank out of it.

A cabinet in the 'restaurant' has a large panel of glass missing.

All in all, this is a sad, neglected, and laughable hotel. Indeed, it is a hotel in that it provides beds to sleep on, but that's it. There's not even tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms.

The only decent aspects of this horrible place are the good showers and the comfortable sofas in reception.

Do not stay here unless you want to experience a real-life Fawlty Towers.

  • Liked — Showers, comfortable sofas in reception.
  • Disliked — Everything apart from the showers and comfortable sofas in reception. Literally, everything.
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled on business
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Rome, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 28 April 2008

During a recent staying at Median (April 2008) I had problems with the airport shuttle. I arrived at the airport at 6:05pm, then I immediately called the hotel to ask for the hotel shuttle and they claimed that the service stops at 6pm, even if on their website they advertise "airport shuttle (only on request and subject to availability, from 07h30 till 19h00 - Monday to Friday)".
Worth mentioning that on the previous day I had emailed the hotel asking for information on the shuttle, but they never replied.
I had to incur in an extra change of CHF 27 (approximately EUR 17) for a ride to the hotel.

The floor carpet in my room (room 118 - on the first floor) was dirty, like if it hadn't been vacuumed for several days.

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled on business
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Woking
1 review
Reviewed 9 April 2008

This review is a snapshot and not a full account of events which took place during my manager's one night stay at the Hotel Median Geneve Aeroport.

I booked this hotel for a business trip through a reputable hotel booking website. I booked 3 single rooms and a meeting room. I received a fully paid invoice from the hotel booking website. My manager and the other two guests arrived late evening at the hotel to find they did not have rooms. I had been in regular email contact with the hotel regarding the meeting room booking. I had confirmed the bedroom bookings and gav e them the names of the 3 guests.

The night manager was most unhelpful and went home at 11.00pm leaving my clients trying to sort out where they would stay. There was one room available which the male client took. The security man helped the two ladies to find a room at the Holiday Inn. This was a suite with one bedroom and a lounge. This meant one lady had the bed and my manager slept on the floor in the lounge.

To top it all the next day the hotel insisted they pay for their accommodation again. I spent most of that day trying to sort this out with the company I had booked with. At one point I had a phone to each ear. I was on hold while the hotel booking company was talking to the hotel manager and on the other ear my manager, on her mobile, stood at the hotel reception desk. I could hear what was being said and the problems my manager was experiencing. Eventually the hotel agreed that the only thing to pay for was the meeting room.

I would not under any circumstances book this hotel again or recommend it to anyone.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Disorgnaised staff
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled on business
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Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2007

Booked online through Travelocity and thought that it was a good deal for a one night stay for Geneva airport. We got into Geneva at 10:30pm and contacted the hotel for shuttle service. Turns out that it only runs from 7:30am till about 10:30pm. That was unexpected and a taxi costs 25-30 Swiss Francs. The hotel itself is certainly not a three star hotel. It is old and worn-out. The bed was hard and springy at the same time. I would not book it again. We had to leave the next morning at 7:00AM and, of course, they didn't have a shuttle. I asked if they could help out and was greeted with, 'I'll see what I can do', which meant; forget it. The saving in the price of this hotel is lost if you have to take taxi.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Median Geneve Aeroport
Address: Chemin de Colovrex, 01210 Ferney-Voltaire, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Ain > Ferney-Voltaire
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Ferney-Voltaire
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 57
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