Cornavin Hotel Geneva
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Travel day Monday headed south to Avignon to catch our TGV to Geneva, Switzerland we had plenty of time so we decided to pay the Popes Castle a visit. Avignon is truly a walled city with a perimeter wall surrounding the entire ancient city. Today the wall is but an obstruction, people live and work on both sides. The city was more like Paris than …
Today we had to get up at 4.20am in order to catch our taxi to the airport at 5am. Anne was very impressed!!!!???? We flew from Belfast to Geneva via London and have settled into the Hotel Cornavin. Tonight we meet our fellow travellers for our 9 day Switzerland tour and tomorrow we start our tour here in Geneva.
... UN Headquarters but they only allowed visitors inside between 2 and 4 pm so we didn't see the inside of it :(.
5. I feel like I am finally understanding some basic words and phrases in French. I still have a long ways to go and need to practice more on my own, but it is nice to understand a little - even if it is just one word for every ten someone says! It ...
... 2 hours and was about half full of mostly older Brits, Scandinavian and a couple of Spanish pairs. About half way in, Paul leans over to me and tells me that he should bring his mum here 'because she would love it.' It is a very nice place indeed! I think we chose a good time to come too. I can imagine that it would become unbearably hot in the summer time. Perhaps spring time would be optimal as then one could swim. Maybe, Pam and john, you should ...
... Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Store.
During the afternoon, the weather was beautiful so I walked along the lake for four hours. It was amazing to see the view of the lake, the boats, the old town building and the mountains in the background. The weather was so beautiful out, three Swiss men decided to do an extended polar bear dip with laps in the lake.
Dinner that night was hard to find. I knew going ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cornavin Hotel Geneva
Clean, Modern, Quiet, & Well-located
This was our second stay at the Cornavin in Geneva in a year. It is clean, modern, quiet, & well-located across from the main train station Gare Cornavin. On both visits, our bright & basic rooms faced the train station, but we never heard any noise as the windows are double paned & block all sound from outside. The reception desk was helpful. We'd stay again in a heartbeat for the convenience alone. In July 2005, we paid $152 for a standard double including continental breakfast.
Hotel Cornavin-clean and convenient
The Hotel Cornavin is across the street from the train station which is within walking distance of everything and next to the transportation hub. Its location is great. The place was clean and there is a complimentary breakfast every morning in their panoramic room on the 8th floor. The one downside is that the rooms are small - maybe half of what a US hotel room would be, but for a single person, it is fine. Best thing is wireless internet on the lobby floor for 20 CHF a stay.
I stayed in a triple room for only one night. The hotel is literally across the street from the train station, which is extremely convenient.
Very central location (right next to the train station), decent size room, comfy beds with down comforters, and an ok breakfast. I found the hotel staff to be unprofessional. I suggest that you confirm your room reservation at least 2-3 days before going.
It was different
We stayed hered 27 April 2004, for 2 nights. It was very hot in Geneva, the hotel was still on heating not air conditioning until May 1, so had to have windows propped open by curtains to get fresh air in. The door handle kept falling off the door as we opened to leave the room. Bed was different, reading lights not worth using, on the whole, hotel was clean, linen was fresh everyday, bathroom good, we had a bath with a shower in it. Breakfast was not bad, otherwise it was very hard to get a good meal in Geneva, did find a place, the proprietor spoke english as her brother lived in Sydney Australia, so she made us something that was not too bad
Check other options before booking
Requested a non smoking room but was given a rather small room that had a very strong smell of tobaco smoke. We approached reception and was told, that because they were full (questionable), there was no other rooms available but they would spray the room with a chemical. This worked for a short period but soon wore off and we were resigned to opening the window to get some sort of fresh air. Unfortunately the railway station is along side the hotel and the rather loud noise from trains etc made this not a good option. The bathrooms are tiny with a shower cubicle and no bath tub. Only a very small amount of shampoo is supplied which would hardly be enough to wash a babies hair. Overall not really recommended.
I just finished a 10 night stay at the Cornavin - not a choice I made.
I stayed at the Cornavin hotel for a week in July 2003. There are many nice things about the hotel. First of all, the price is very reasonable compared to the level of service. The rooms are spacious and if you got a room on the 7, 8 or 9th floor, you will get a room with a huge window and balcony giving you a nice view over the busy street and walking people around the railway station and you can also see the upper part of the lake fountain. The décor and furniture is new and stylish. Comfy beds and nice toilets.I plan to stay there in my next trip to Geneva.
Not quite what we expected
We had heard impressive things about the cornavin hotel and arrived to find ourselves somewhat disappointed. The hotel is located adjacent to the railway station- a good location but be aware it is noisy. Also the staff were not always that helpful...we had specifically requested non smoking rooms but were given smoking rooms. They told us the hotel was full so would not move us. The room smelt and although the decor was ok.. it is not what i would normally expect from a 4 star hotel at 100 pounds per night. Overall we were rather disappointed. I think it is fair to say that Geneva is an expensive city and it would be helpful to be able to compare Cornavin with other hotels in the area