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Early train leaving Zermatt so we arrived Geneva early afternoon. Glorious day, so fantastic scenery en route. Changed trains at Visp, then through Montreux & Lausanne along the lakeshore. Thought we had a disaster on our hands when we discovered our little black bag was missing, but wonderful Swiss Railways retrieved it from the square in …
Our first day of real rain and it doesn't look like its going to go away. Well, we just had to gear up and get on with the plans - a 42km bike ride around the lake. My run in Lyon had started my cough up again and I was sure it was the polluted air so I was keen to get out and exercise in this beautiful clear mountain air and suck it in, so we set off at noon to 'do the loop'. It wasn't cold and only a fine rain so we were able to shelter easily, keeping dry until we got ...
Got up and had breakfast in hotel. Bread toast orange coffee. Lovely breakfast. Drove through beautiful mountains to Grenoble and then onto Annecy. Got hotel Best Western. Lovely room. Bought milk in Spar and food in garage. . Went for walk to old town. Had creeps. Cold Walked and sat by lake. Back to hotel. Lovely ...
Packed up and ready to move on, we got reception to ring and book us in for lunch at Le Musee, voted no 1 restaurant in Lyon by Trip Advisor. While the food has earned it michellin star rating, its the unique approach of the owner that gets it its rave reviews. When we rocked up at 12 noon, they were not ready so Luc took us out the back for a tour of his own troboule and in only 2-3 words of English explained its use in the resistance, the work of various tenants now, mainly ...
... and gave us an opportunity to meet the new people that had arrived today. There are 12 new ones so we are now 18 as we head out on the final leg. James (yellowshoes), who I met on last years L2P, has now joined us so it will be nice to ride with him in the forthcoming days. Tomorrows ride contains 2 mountains to climb so it was a teetotal evening and early to bed in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Bristol Geneva
The hotel, rooms and location is great for the city, although the street the hotel is facing is rather busy. I tend to agree with the comments on breakfast - the only good thing about the breakfast was the live music that was provided to help flush down the food.... Not sure if this is still the tradition
Great hotel shame about the breakfast
We as a family stayed at the bristol and found it to a great hotel with views and service that matched to what we expected , the rooms are spotless and and the staff are fautless,BUT we then tried breakfast at 32 euros and it was terrable, not 4 star (this was british motorway serice station food cira 1978) sorry but cold baon, limp pink sauages and cook your own toast is not 4 star in my book,
I will be staying at the Bristol again but save my cash and use one of the many near by coffee shops
Very comfortable hotel
My room was quite spacious and the hotel is in a good location-a block from the lake and within walking distance to the old town and shopping and the rail station. As a woman travelling alone, I found it safe. The staff was very helpful and I loved the heavy room key that one leaves at the front desk--a touch of the old world.
This Really Is A Charming Hotel
We stayed at the hotel 18th to 21st November 2004. I'm already having withdrawel symptoms! The staff were very friendly and we had a large, clean and spacious room with nice little extras like bathrobes and slippers. The location was great, within walking distance of the lake and restaurants etc. The hotel description of it being 'charming' is quite apt. How many times do you have your breakfast while a harpist plays? I used the gym on a couple of occasions. It was small but quite adequate. The sauna looked pretty good though I did not use it. All in all a nice hotel with pleasant staff. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.
Great location average hotel
Good points :This hotel has an amazing location. All points of interest are withing walking distance. The reception was courteous and attentive. Bad points: I travel around the world quite a bit and this hotel had the most uncomfortable mattress and pillows I ever slept on. Also, I think the walls are not insulated and you can hear everything!!!
Nevertheless, the room was clean and they had a decent breakfast which you don't find in Europe a lot.
Lovely Serene Hotel and Good Location
It was a treat to stay here after a long journey from Geneva through Venice, Tuscany, Rome and the Italian Riviera then back through the Alps to Geneva. The hotel staff were professional, kind and considerate. The hotel was quiet and soothing. We did not have a chance to use the health facilities. However, we did view them and they were superb!
Looks like a safe hotel for women travelling alone. The rooms are set up w/ lots of storage. Bathrobes and slippes were provided. The location, a few steps around the corner from the lake, make it ideal. Lots of nice dining nearby. Room service for breakfast on our balcony (albeit cramped w/ the low awning) overlooking the courtyard was a sweet ending. Room 705 - very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comfortable, central, and clean
We stayed here for just the the 1 night. Having travelled by rail from Paris. all we wanted was somewhere walking distance from the station with a good shower and a quite comfortanle room. This hotel hot the spot on alla occassions. The shower was a tad small... but the water was nice and hot with good pressure (for once).
I actually really enjoyed the breakie... but I didn't order any cooked. The cold breakfast included yoghurts, fruit, toast, and good coffee. It was a refreshing change from bread and chocolate spread. If your looking for something uninspiring and basic but clean and cetral then this will do just fine.
Good location, terrible breakfast
Recently stayed at Hotel Bristol whilst attending a conference at Unimail. The hotel is in a very good location and clean. I had a very pleasant and quiet room with good facilties. Unfortunately the breakfast was extemely poor. I paid £15 a head for cold bacon and scambled eggs. (I cannot eat bread or pastries so the cooked part of the breakfast was important to me). When I complained I got a poor and rude response from the reception area - something you don't expect at a good 4 star establishment. Overall I would say that the Hotel Bristol is riding on its reputation as one of the older more established hotels in Geneva. It needs to improve the service - and certainly the food - if it expects to charge high rates. I would not stay here again!
Good Location, very clean
This hotel was priced well for a Geneva four star. Most hotels there did not include breakfast. The room was large and very very clean, as were the bathrooms immaculate. It was a great location to tour from, and we did not spend much time in the room or at the hotel, as this is a walking city. WOuld recommend it.