Hotel De Geneve - Geneva

ex. Hôtel Rio

1, Place Isaac-Mercier, Geneva, Switzerland, 1201show map
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Overview

Located near Mon-Repos Park, the 2-star Hotel De Geneve has 24-hour front desk, ironing service and wake up calls. The venue is housed in a 5-story building with views over the city.

Location

Offering an easy access to a cathedral and monuments, the accommodation is just a 5-minute walk from Gare de Cornavin railway station. Guests will also be 1050 meters from Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve.

10 minutes drive will take guests to Geneve-cointrin airport.

Rooms

The hotel features 39 rooms equipped with wireless internet, an adjoining terrace and coffee and tea making facilities. Bathrooms are fitted with a bath, a walk-in shower and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests are offered a buffet breakfast served from 07:00 to 10:00. The 24-hour bar is ideal for a relaxing drink. The tapas bar Terroirific is within easy reach of the property.

Relax

The accommodation also features allergy free rooms, a lift and a vending machine.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   39.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Breakfast

Services

  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Fine dining

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Heating
  • Patio
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 19 yearsExtra bedFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
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  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Victoria HallVictoria Hall1700 ft
St. Pierre CathedralSt. Pierre Cathedral2700 ft
Flower ClockFlower Clock2700 ft
Gare de CornavinGare de Cornavin1400 ft
Shopping Area GeneveShopping Area Geneve2300 ft
Patek Philippe MuseumPatek Philippe Museum3000 ft
Leman TheatreLeman Theatre3000 ft
Batiment des Forces MotricesBatiment des Forces Motrices1300 ftPlace des Volontaires, 2, Geneva
Notre Dame BasilicaNotre Dame Basilica1500 ftrue Argand 3
Bike SwitzerlandBike Switzerland1700 ft22 Rue des Grottes, Geneva
Grand Theatre de GeneveGrand Theatre de Geneve1900 ft11, boulevard du Theatre, Geneva
Cimetiere de PlainpalaisCimetiere de Plainpalais1900 ftrue des Rois 10
Schtroumph BuildingsSchtroumph Buildings2200 ftrue Louis- Favre 23-29
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Rasoi by Vineet at Mandarin Oriental, GenevaRasoi by Vineet at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva400 ftQuai Turrettini 1
TerroirificTerroirific600 ftnew address at the beginning of 2014
Boreal CoffeeBoreal Coffee1100 ftRue du stand, 60
Le PradierLe Pradier1600 ftRue Pradier 6
Le Bistrot de CharlotteLe Bistrot de Charlotte1600 ftPlace des Bergues 3
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Bains des PâquisBains des Pâquis3700 ft
Jet d'EauJet d'Eau4000 ft
United Nations GenevaUnited Nations Geneva1.1 mi
Genève-PlageGenève-Plage1.7 mi
Villa DiodattiVilla Diodatti2.2 mi
PalExpoPalExpo2.2 mi
Stade de GenèveStade de Genève2.1 mi
Parc La GrangeParc La Grange1.2 mi
Golf Club de GenéveGolf Club de Genéve2.7 mi
Le Musee RathLe Musee Rath2200 ftPlace Neuve
Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller)Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller)2400 ftrue Jean- Calvin 10
The Molard TowerThe Molard Tower2500 ftplace du Molard 2
MRL - Maison de Rousseau et de la LitteratureMRL - Maison de Rousseau et de la Litterature2500 ftGrand-Rue 40 Grand-Rue 40
Maison TavelMaison Tavel2600 ftrue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6
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Getting around
Airports
Geneve-cointrin (GVA)2.7 mi
Sion (SIR)56.8 mi
Train
Gare de Cornavin1700 ft
Gare de Genève-Sécheron1.1 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodbased on 500 reviews

Rating by category:

7.3
Location
7.2
Rooms
7.0
Service
8.0
Dining
  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    nice room, good service, nice breakfast and the possibility to get coffee and tea free of charge during the day

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Very friendly and helpful staff. Guests receive a free public transport card for the duration of their stay. The hotel is perfectly located between the railway station and the old town. In the hotel there was free tea and coffee at any time. The hotel is furnished with a lot of love!

    The rooms are simply furnished and the bathroom is very small. For a few overnight stays, however, the rooms fulfil their purpose.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff was very friendly. There was a good choice at breakfast. The entrance area was beautifully furnished.

    There was a slight smell of smoke in the room, the bathroom was rather narrow.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Good value for money for the month of August.

    The bathroom consisted of a small plastic cabin. Neighbors were still running around in the corridor at midnight. Get better doors, there'll be no light or noise from the corridor!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    - Staff very nice . - free public transport ticket included in the hotel price

    - It's very noisy in the room, even at night.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location is central and everything is within walking distance. It is a cheap hotel by Geneva standards.

    The breakfast room is directly at the reception and very small. Apart from that, we missed breakfast twice because it was only offered between 8 and 10 am.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Amazingly beautiful atmosphere in the middle of the pulsating city. Breakfast good, staff friendly and helpful. More than well heated.

    Very small room.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Very charming hotel with a wonderful room in a very central location. There's nothing missing and a really pleasant surprise considering the price!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    A nice atmosphere, we feel almost welcomed as a family, even after not having been there for several years, since a previous stay... Proximity to Cornavin station and tram and bus lines. . Charm of a welcoming old hotel, which will not be found anywhere else (except in the neighbouring Hôtel des Tourelles, which has a slightly different but also friendly atmosphere). Yes, you can find a cheaper room in "modern" hotel chains today, and if you have to do that next time, it will be with great regret. But if it is possible, the extra few francs are well invested...

    Nothing, everything was fine.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The reception staff were exceptionally good, informative and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable.

    The breakfast spread could be better

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Staff very helfpul. Liked complimentary tea/coffee in reception. Clean. Quiet room - at back of hotel. Felt safe as a lone traveller. Not far from station.

    You get what you pay for! Geneva is expensive and this was basic 2*, but no complaints.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the location was ideal for exploring the city. The hotel was kept very clean. There was a tram stop a short walk from the hotel. Our stay at the hotel included public transport tickets that could be used for the tram, train, bus and water taxi.

    The hotel is shaped like the Flatiron Building in New York City, and there are noisy streets on all sides of the hotel. We could hear traffic and people throughout the night, every night. And that was with the window closed. If we opened the window, the noise could be deafening. The walls were thin and the door had gaps at the top when closed. We could hear the person in the room next to ours run the tap and every person's footsteps in the hallway. The bed wasn't much more than a futon and very hard with flat pillows. The bathroom was very, very small with a tiny shower that was hard to move around in without hitting our elbows on the sides. It was the pre-fab type, similar to one in a travel trailer.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    This hotel was simply perfect for a first time traveler to Geneva. It was in a wonderful location, within walking distance of the train station, Old Town Geneva, tour boats, great shopping and sidewalk cafes, as well as dining from inexpensive crepes and panninis on the street to very high quality restaurants. The staff is truly warm, all speak English and don't mind doing so, the breakfast is included and is quite full with high quality food served in a nice setting. The rooms were spotless, and the service and hospitality far exceeded our expectations. The photos do not do it justice. The woman who runs the hotel is a treasure.

    Only minor problem one night was a club across the street that got a bit noisy around 11pm when the patrons came out to smoke. They were just talking, nothing loud, no music, so we just shut the very well insulated window and all was totally quiet in the room. The next couple of nights the window was open and we heard nothing, so this might have been a special event, wedding or the like. This was a very, very minor issue.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Convenient location near train station. Great breakfast included in price of room.

    The area is terribly noisy and because of the single pane windows, it was impossible to sleep without ear plugs. The traffic is relentless and noisily goes on all night long. Parking is only available in a parking garage about a 10 minute walk away.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Very freindly and helpful small hotel which was good value for money. Located in walking distance from the train station was a bonus. Room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was good value with lots of choice.

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in Switzerland

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 19 yearsExtra bedFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Geneve-cointrin (GVA)2.7 mi
Sion (SIR)56.8 mi
Train
Gare de Cornavin1700 ft
Gare de Genève-Sécheron1.1 mi
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