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We spent a short four days here in Switzerland. We haven't done much as this city is so expensive (13 dollars for a bigmac) and the stores close so early (around 6 pm) but we have managed to see and do a few things. The most fun thing we did was rent free bikes and roamed around lake geneva. It was gorgeous!! We all know I am not ususally one to …
Where can you find the most expensive McDonald's meal in the world? Geneva, Switzerland. It was such a beautiful place, but the strongest non-visual memory I have of it is that everything was so much money! We couldn’t even find a quick sandwich for less than 10 Swiss Franc or so. I never exchanged my money because we were only there for a …
... rain and had a wander around. Had hot chocolate and an icecream sundae in a shop that had been serving icecream since 1806. The old town is built around a central canal that takes the water from the lake to the valley behind. The intricate system in place to prevent flooding but also ensure that the canal is always full was very interesting to see. Just the small amount of rain we'd had that day saw the canal flowing very quickly and it made an wonderful sound. In the ...
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 ...
... What we had: Escargots in cream, lemon sauce Pork terrine Pike and lobster mousse baked with pastry shell top in cream sauce Pork cheek, butt and foot in onion, artichoke sauce Creme brûlée Chocolate mousse Aperitif 5 fruits schnapps All for €54. Yes drinks included. Worth coming back just for this. We left Lyon with mixed feelings. The food was just awesome but its a big city and very divided into Old Town and business district. The old town area is pretty dirty ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Central Geneva
This is not a fancy place, but very comfortable and a good value. The location is excellent. It is right on the edge of Geneva's old town. You can walk around the old town. You are also near the tram system. There is one (#16) tht takes you directly to the train station. Very convenient.
In July 2004, we stayed in one of the hotel's standard rooms, which had a private bathroom and a balcony. The rooms aren't huge, but are colorful and the furnishings are adequate. The air conditioning is a real advantage in the summer, as it was starting to get quite warm while we were in Geneva. The location is, truly, central. We arrived by boat from Montreux and had no problem using the map off the web site to find the hotel.
I stayed with my wife for 3 nights in hotel central from 6th of july,the hotel location cant be better ,less than 5 minuts from the train station,2 minuts from the old town,1 minute from the lake and in the heart of the shopping area,and stell very quite hotel,we had a room in the 7th floor-the hotel is in the 6th and the 7th floor of a nice belding-with private toilet and shower,it was very quite with air cooler and very comfortable bed,it was simple room but very clean and in a very good condetion and from our balcony we could see part from lake geneva,the toilet also was very clean,but when we wanted to take a shower we had to wait 10 minuts since we turn on the shower untel the water become warm.
My fiance and I arrived at this hotel on the correct day and correct time of our reservation to find that the hotel had no record of our confirmation. They claimed to be fully booked and refused to sort the issue out for us. It was 21:15 and a very busy Friday night for all the hotels in town.
Best we can get in expensive Geneva
I stayed one night in early June, 2004.
Following the email instruction, we easily found the hotel in the center of Geneva.
If you love shopping, this location can't be better.
With 135CHF in Geneva, I doubt anybody can expect more out of a clean room with balcony, partial lake view, heavenly duvet, and nice breakfast in room.
The bathroom is small, but I have seen smaller one in europe. The reception lady we met doesn't speak a lot English, but she's pretty enthusiastic.
I didn't have any problem with noise and heat, the sleep was perfect.
I would stay again if I have chance going back there.
When looking for a one-night stopover hotel in geneva before heading on to the Chamonix Valley, we picked Hotel Central because of a good review it received in Frommer's. Traveling with 11 people made it difficult to find rooms together, but Hotel Central had 3 rooms left and were able to accomodate us on Feb 14th. The rate was really reasonable - quoted on the website - and I communicated with the hotel manager via email for the booking and confirmation. Upon arrival, we took the #10 bus to the Bel Air stop and walked easily to the hotel. We checked in early and had no problems. The rooms were on the small side with many beds in them, but they were SO COMFORTABLE. The linens were like a 5 star hotel. Check out was easy as well, and they delivered breakfast and tea/coffee between 7 and 9 as requested (included in the room fee). If I return to Geneva, I would stay here again! The location was great - it was easy to walk to the lake, the bar & resuarant district and the main strip. We didn't notice any noise, but our windows were closed. Each room also has a balcony...
Location is key in this hotel, although be forewarned that the map as shown on the website is somewhat more difficult to follow than one might expect - make sure to set some time aside finding the hotel. The rooms are small but clean, and have great views. However, the biggest complaint you may have is the significant noise from the revellers going late into the night (read ALL night, 5 to 6 AM) and street noise from loading / unloading at various shops and businesses around the area. Not really a fault of the hotel, it just seems the location grants a nasty echo effect. If you like keeping your windows open, plan on earplugs to avoid awaking.
A decent hotel
We stayed here in June 2003 for 3 nights; overall it was a decent experience. The hotel is definitely a little hard to find at first (it shares and elevator with an office building) but the location is fantastic. Our room was pretty standard but a little small and with pretty thin walls. Which leads me to our only real dissapointment - noise. Hearing our neighbors all night the first night, and then drunks outside the next night, we were not feeling very well rested. But our third and final night made up for it - we watched an amazing sunset from our balcony, followed by a thunderstorm (which kept the drunks away) and slept really well. Overall this hotel's best asset is it's location.
I had been to this wonderful hotel at June 2003.The location is quite good. (But we had spent quite long time to find out the hotel, once you know the location then you'll find it is location in a very good place). The room is very clean & comfortable. The breakfast which is serve in the room is grate!! If you are boring there, then you can go to the counter to take some VHS to watch. (The flims are quite new).
We stayed there for one night at the end of June, 2003. The location was absolutely great. We got a standard room with private bathroom. The room is big and pretty nice. The breakfast was served in the room so that we could have it on the balcony. It's really a pleasant memory.
The problem was the room was very hot, we could not open the windows since it would be too noisy. The owner should provide some fans in summer.