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L'Hotel de France
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Ferney-Voltaire
Reviewed 14 October 2009

Odd hotel in an odd border town next to Geneva airport. They open at times that suit them, the rooms are fine if a bit wonky and the staircases are very steep and narrow.

Stayed: September 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 September 2009

I regularly stay at this hotel, when I have business in Geneva (ITU, place des Nations) for 4 to 10 days about every 8 months.

This hotel is convenient for International Organizations, as the bus route F goes from Ferney-Voltaire to the Geneva railway station passes most of the organizations on the way. The bus route crosses the border from France to Switzerland via a tunnel under the airport runway, so you need to take your identity document/passport.

My main reason for staying at this hotel is the quality of the restaurant. If you take the demi-pension option it is not only good value for money compared with staying in Geneva (even with the bus fares), but chef Bertand Formentin (owner) will serve you with a superb evening meal.

The rooms are clean and comfortable, with some period charm.

Wifi internet access 3 Euros per day.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 March 2009

I was looking for something different from boring residences or usual hotel chains. And I was looking for something not too expensive. It is not easy to combine all this in Geneva. L'Hotel de France in Ferney has most of this. The building has lot of charme in the middle of the village and the restaurant is great. Rooms are quite small and pretty basic but clean and some of the furniture is antique giving a charming touch to the accommodation. The location is not so great. Ferney is to all extent a suburb of Geneve and not so well connected to the city. The hotel is at the intersection of the 2 main street in the village and therefore not that quiet in the early morning. However for the price you pay a fair balance of pros and cons.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 December 2008

I was attending a seminar in Geneva and was looking for the least expensive hotel I could find, which was just over the French border in Ferney-Voltaire. I had zero expectations for the town or the hotel. I was pleasantly surprised by both.

Ferney-Voltaire is a little run down, but I really liked it. Nice architecture in the small town center and lots of ethnic restaurants -- Moroccan, Indian, Chinese , Italian, Vietnamese.

The hotel is right in the heart of the town. It's small and family-run, which I like. The hotel restaurant serves a good dinner. (The hotel owner is also the chef.) I suggest getting breakfast at the bakery across the street or in one of the cafes, which is much less expensive. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The furniture in my room was simple and didn't quite match, but the bed was comfortable.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled on business
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 July 2017
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Room Tip: Evitez les chambres donnant sur la place en raison du bruit des rues.
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled on business
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Address: 1 rue de Geneve, 01210 Ferney-Voltaire, France
Region: France > Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes > Ain > Ferney-Voltaire
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Ferney-Voltaire
Price Range: £82 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — L'Hotel de France 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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