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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.
... into a copper moon shaped plate that is slowly heated by a electric bar element. The cheese slowly melts and as it does it runs and drips from the wedge. You use a knife type scraper to then transfer the melted cheese to your plate where you eat it with the meats, potatoes and pickles of your condiment tray. It was a fun meal to have on a cool wet evening. Our return bus ride proved too hard for us as we failed to locate the bus stop, walking round and round, getting ...
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 ...
... there of people day tripping from the Scenic Boat Cruises so it was a busy little place but looked like it could be very quiet at times. Onto the Annecy, we drove through valleys and wound high up into the mountains where we found the Swiss alps already capped in snow. We hadn't expected it to be such a big place and found ourselves caught in quite a bit of traffic around 6pm as computers moved between Geneve and Annecy. Our host, Karine, arrived in the car park just as we did ...
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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
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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