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ibis budget Geneva
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cointrin
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

For the price you pay you feed you should get more. It is truly a budget hotel. You will however get everything you are looking for in a hotel. The rooms are clean, the location is easily reachable. It is a bit far from the city be easily reached by tram 10.

The bathroom and WC are extremely small and the WC door does not close! The basin is small and outside which might mean you splash water everywhere. Also the number of towels provided to us were less. In a double room we had only one towel. No soap in the bathroom.

The wifi worked fine.

The breakfast leaves something to be desired. Not much variety and no hot food options. Also the breads and crossaints seemed supermarket cheap quality. But then I guess you shouldnt expect more from a budget hotel. The price is not cheap though!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stay here for 1 night before our flight back. Hotel location is less than 10 min by bus from Geneva airport. Large shopping mall near by. The room is small with small comfortable double bed and single bunk bed. Compact toilet seperate from shower room. No hanging rail in shower. Not a good shower room if you stay with friend. Overall good for the budget traveller.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Rajnesh D
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

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).

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

The hotel was ideally located for the Motor Show at Palexpo which was the reason for the visit; only a 25min walk away from the Arena or as we found, a short travel via tram. This was a first time visit for us to Geneva so didn't know what to expect. We booked the hotel through Hotels.com. We found the hotel receptionist English speaking and very helpful and polite. We didn't know what to expect from the hotel really but we should comment on the very high standard of cleanliness. It looked as though the hotel had been very recently refurbished.
The hotel and room was spotless throughout. I should mention that the room was very basic. There were no tea/coffee making facilities which would have been useful. However, I am not complaining as the room was exactly as described. This fullfilled our requirements perfectly in every other way. Also, we had a very nice surprise on arrival to find that free travel tickets had been included for the buses/trams.
The continental breakfast was very good and again set in nice clean surroundings.
We would certainly choose this hotel again when we plan to return next year.

Mr T and Mrs C.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

This is a very well-located hotel just five stops (5 minutes) on the No.10 bus from Geneva airport. (Make sure you get your free ticket in the airport terminal, because you can't buy one on the bus.) The hotel is just 2 minutes' walk from the bus stop and buses run every 10 minutes starting at 4:55 a.m.

The reception staff were very friendly and efficient. The clean, modern, functional room included fibreglass shower and WC cubicles about the size of an aeroplane toilet. There was a double bed with a further bunk bed and ladder at right-angles above it for a third person, a small desk and flat screen TV - all within an area of around 12 sq.meters! (You'd be hard put to find space on the floor to open 3 large suitcases.) The price included free WiFi in the bedroom but there was no telephone. (Who needs one these days?) We didn't hear any aircraft noise but an occasional noisy motorbike. Unfortunately, we left too early in the morning to sample the breakfast.

The hotel is good if you need a bed for the night close to the airport, but we paid 180 CHF, which is not cheap for basic accommodation. However, nothing is cheap in Switzerland! I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Address: avenue Louis-Casai 30, Cointrin 1216, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Cointrin
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Cointrin
Price Range: £63 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — ibis budget Geneva 1*
Number of rooms: 204
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

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