Travel Blogs from Geneva
Switzerland is bloody expensive, ever heard a 13 CHF fast food meal at maccas? I mean, what the hell is going on there?
I spent the day at CERN, the birthplace of internet and also many countless inventions that advanced our society since the 1950s. Although my tour was in French, my strong physics background sort of managed my way through …
Aside from the having to work bit, I had a great time in Geneva this trip. It was so much more enjoyable than my last visit for two big reasons: I had great company and great weather.
Our first day there we arrived in the early afternoon so we had time to explore the Old Town and walk around the lake. The city is already warming up for …
Oh what a luxury, we have just had two rest days in a row. We haven't had this sort of pampering in almost a month! For the first time, our quads have fully relaxed, and the gentle but ever-present mild burning sensation has ceased. I could get used to this. Today we took a tour to the Alpine village of Chamonix and Mont Blanc. The bus took 90 minutes to reach Chamonix, where we were immediately put onto a cable car that took us ...
... their heads underwater and fish that you can easily see through the clear water. But how is the water so clear? I know the Rhone isn't the only source of the lake, but where did the gunk go? On returning from CERN our theories of our less than appealing aromas had been confirmed. The hotel cleaners had come through and to quell the strong scent of of our room, had gone overboard with the bleach through the bathroom. When we opened ...
... to our lives! We arrived in Geneva just after the tourist information centre closed, but were saved by some mobile 'travel angels' - tourist information people dressed in orange at the train station. They gave us a map with a list of hotels and prices, but we still spent some time hunting down something not too expensive! Relieved to have finally completed the Rhone route, and to have a couple of rest days, we relaxed with some cheap, greasy pizza... ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Suisse Hotel Geneva
We found this hotel very convenient. It is right across from the train station, so we didn't have to drag our suitcases around. There is a shopping mall and grocery stores under the station. The street next to the hotel has many restaurants and is a few blocks away from the main bridge crossing the river right at the mouth of Lac Leman. Being so close to the station means that all tram and bus lines are easy access. We can go to any part of the city and don;t have to worry about getting lost, just ride any bus or tram saying Gare Cornavin.
Good for a budget hotel
Good location from a convenience viewpoint, albeit not in the best part of town (thereagain near the central train station rarely is).
Clean room, efficient reception - but lacking any real reason to impress.
The hotel is just opposite the Main Station, the location is great, very easy to access trains/trams/buses. The fountain can be reached easily by foot.
The room size was good, bigger than I expected. The room and bathroom were very clean. The breakfast was also good, lots of varieties.
Great little hotel
As good a hotel in its class as we have stayed. 3 nights during Geneva Motor Show , location opposite Railway station/airport/exhibition hall, all directly accessible, bus station 5 mins. away for trips to other towns - we did a lovely side trip to Annecy. Rooms spotless, as were public areas and breakfast room. Nice breakfast, entirely self-service, but plenty of it.
Reception staff friendly and helpful - good restaurant recommendations!
Good hotel, right next to train station
Good, clean hotel right next to the train station. Close walk to the old town and fountain. Breakfast was good and the staff was helpful and attentive.