Hotel Omar Kahyam
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We ended up getting to the hotel at about 8 PM, so didn't have time to go back into town for dinner and to see the city. It was a bit of a bugger considering we won't have time tomorrow as we are at CERN all day. Instead, we went next door to a nice Italian place. I had an awesome risotto, and many of the others got other fantastic looking pasta dishes and pizzas.
... It was put into perspective, somewhat, when we read that a basic meal at McDonald's would cost $14. (Switzerland uses Swiss Francs, fairly close to the U.S. dollar in value. Less than a Euro.)
Tuesday found us wandering across town to the Carrouges section of Geneva, across l'Arve River, a quaint, arty neighborhood. I bought a hat, Tamar bought a rock and we had a nice lunch. There was a reception for Mike's conference Tuesday evening at the top of ...
... when you're stuck halfway up a mountain in the French Alps, with the road quickly dwindling to a cattle track, you need to be able to swear at something and just swearing into the ether just doesn't help! Regardless of her name, though, she told us to leave the freeway and then went haywire. Every now and then, she would get a bit of a signal and we were able to read a few names of her route map. Then we followed the road signs. A ...
After a 9.5 hour flight to Frankfurt, a long bus ride at the airport to the next plane, and a short 50 minute flight, we are in Geneva. Figured out how to take a bus to the hotel, overpaid, arrived and finally got our room. Slight problem with our reservation - they had us down for 2 people only. Kids will have to sleep outside in the rain ;-) --- Went downtown and joined a festival... Walked around, ate drank, got wet, and enjoyed the fireworks... Everyone is beat... Off to ...
We woke up and decided to drive to the other side of Lake Geneva. We planned on visiting Gruyere (Yes, home of the cheese) and Broc, which is home to Callier chocolate factory. After that we would drive through Montreux and visit the Chateau de Chillon. If we have time afterwards, we are going to rent a boat and explore the lake near Geneva.
The highway driving out there was a pretty nice ride.I have to ...
Other places to stay in Geneva
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Route Francois-Peyrot 34, Geneva | 5 star hotelfrom $189
- Good experience
- Perfect for early flights
- Very pleasant Stay
20, route de Pre-Bois, Geneva | 5 star hotelfrom $171
- Good Service
- Good for airport
- Value for money a/port hotel
Pâquis-Temple, Geneva | 4 star hotelfrom $202
- Will not stay again
- Good location and very clean
- Convenient and efficient
Mont-Blanc, Geneva | 5 star hotelfrom $402
- Great Hotel
- Great Views from the Restaurant
- Fantastische Aussichten aus dem Restaurant
Pâquis-Nations, Geneva | 5 star hotelfrom $384
Grottes - Saint-Gervais, Geneva | 4 star hotelfrom $534
21 Ave de Mategnin, Geneva | 4 star hotelfrom $139
- Great as most of the NH hotels seem to be
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- Very good value for money
Centre-Plainpalais-Acacias, Geneva | 5 star hotelfrom $380
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- Swiss Obstacle Course
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Pâquis-Nations, Geneva | 4 star hotelfrom $206
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16 Route de Pre-Bois, Geneva | 3 star hotelfrom $140
- Shoddy Airconditioning
- Good for Quick Business or Overnight Before Flight
- Good Value in this super expensive country
Pâquis-Nations, Geneva | 3 star hotelfrom $212
- Excellent Hotel
- Book this hotel ASAP!!
Grottes - Saint-Gervais, Geneva | 2 star hotelfrom $164
- Clean, Modern, Quiet, & Well-located
- Hotel Cornavin-clean and convenient
- A little overpriced
Pâquis-Nations, Geneva | 4 star hotelfrom $176
- A Biased Review
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Pâquis-Nations, Geneva | 3 star hotelfrom $148
Saint-Gervais Les Bergues, Geneva | 4 star hotelfrom $223
Grottes - Saint-Gervais, Geneva | 4 star hotelfrom $289
- Pleasant Stay
- Great hotel shame about the breakfast
- Very comfortable hotel
Eaux-Vives, Geneva | 2 star hotelfrom $165
Grottes - Saint-Gervais, Geneva | 4 star hotelfrom $397
- Great one night stay
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- Fantastic ! Entirely renovated. The place where to stay
Pâquis-Nations, Geneva | 4 star hotelfrom $171
- Great Hotel! OK Location
- Nothing to complain about
- Very nice city; ok hotel
Servette - Petit-Saconnex, Geneva | 4 star hotelfrom $304
Mont-Blanc, Geneva | 3 star hotelfrom $515
Grottes - Saint-Gervais, Geneva | 3 star hotelfrom $149
Mont-Blanc, Geneva | 5 star hotelfrom $453
Pâquis-Nations, Geneva | 2 star hotelfrom $230
Pâquis-Nations, Geneva | 4 star hotelfrom $132
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