I booked this hotel as a last resort - I booked late and was looking for the nearest available hotel to the airport and Palexpo. It looked ok and the previous reviews were a mixed bag - so I thought why not.
The Location - 50 minute taxi ride from the airport (in traffic)- cost me 56 swiss francs. A tad longer from Palexpo (again in traffic) - cost me 67 swiss francs. So any money I saved on hotel was lost through this.... However, after the hotel decided they couldn't get me a taxi - as the line was engaged, I tried to make my own way to the Palexop - for reference it's a 5 minute walk to the tram station - where you take the number 16 to the main station in Downtown Geneva and then hop on a bus (number 5) to Palexpo - total cost 3 swiss francs - this is a bargain - but it takes about 50 mins/1hour.
There are no real decent places to eat which are within walking distance - but I found a good supermarket across the road called Casino - this takes Euros and Swiss Francs. In addition 5 mins down the road there's a Spar!!
The Suite - on first entry was not half as bad as I though - it looked ok - in fact quite good. 2 bedrooms, a nice ish bathroom and kitchen area. However.....the rooms stank of smoke and I was told it was a no smoking room. I had to keep the windows wide open to get some air in and keep the room cool - as the aircon was set to 26.5 - and you can't adjust yourself. The bedding although clean sheets, had hair ALL over them - yuk. The floor hadn't been cleaned in an age - again dirt and hairs.
It gets better - I noticed when shaking off the bath mat -that A, it wasn't clean and B, the room clearly had a family/tribe of ants living in it. Supidly I tried to swat them to make me feel ok for the first night I spent there - but they just came back....and I found that they could climb.....onto the towels....I am just glad I brought my own.
The kitchen area was relatively clean - but the microwave was rank and as the photo shows my coffee machine had mold in it.
English - 1 nice lady on reception who even loaned me an adaptor for the evening and advised on tram times - however the other 2 attendents spoke little english (not that I was bothered) but they were quite rude and coudn't be bothered waiting to order me a taxi...as the line was engaged. Be aware that the supermarket across the road also speak little English.
Total cost for dirty room 146 euros for 2 nights.
I will not stay again
CR - North West England
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