Well, it is an Ibis Budget, so the room is standard: small, two beds, one on top of other, maximum capacity for 3. It was clean, but the towel were extremely thin. The isolation of the shower to the room is not perfect, so it wets the floor, and there is no towel mat provided. The shower is strong, but the temperature varies slightly during bath. Shower gel is provided, but you have to ask for the hairdryer, and it is always taken, so do not count on it. I think they have one or two for all the zillions guests. The hotel provided a free pass to all public transportation in Geneva, and it is reliable, comfortable and is always on time.
Internet is provided for free, a big plus, and I had no problem with speed or signal strength, and my room had a nice view to the mountains.
It is ok front of a bus stop that takes you directly do the main train station (10 min) and 5 min walking to tram stop. It is in front of a big shopping mall, with Fnac and a Migros supermarket.
Geneva is an very expensive city (all Switzerland is expensive), so I think some budget tips won't hurt. The best cost effective breakfast that I found was on this supermarket buying croissants (chocolat ones are great) , yogurt that already that comes with cereal, fruits and juice, all comes to around 5 CHF (swiss francs) per person. For comparison purposes, one croissant on the train station is 3 Chf. I take all of this to eat in the train during my daily journey to some Switzerland small town, as I bought the Swiss Pass (strongly recommended).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ibis budget Geneve (ex Etap Hotel) is an economy hotel located across from the Balexert shopping centre, a 15-minute walk from the airport. The hotel has 204 comfortable rooms with air-cooling system, free WiFi, pay parking and a restaurant nearby. Enjoy an economical stay on a weekend or during the week in Geneve for two, with the family or in a group. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Etap Hotel Cointrin
- Etap Hotel Geneva
- Etap Geneva
- Ibis Budget Geneva Canton Of Geneva, Switzerland