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 …
... t be fooled.
... it was yesterday (although, to be fair, it was much earlier in the morning) so I'm almost glad that I should be spending most of my time indoors today.
First stop was CERN - The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, also the home to the largest digicam in the world, the Large Hadron Collider. Getting there was pretty easy, takes less than half hour from the central train station, Gare Cornavin. First thing I saw was the Globe of Science ...
... all over it, and a few lighthouse-looking structures here and there. Swans and ducks swim all over too~
But, the superstar of the lake is this... Jet d'Eau - Water Jet. It's considered now to be a symbol of Geneva. If I remember correctly, it can reach up to 145 m high, depending on the wind. And the water travels at some 200 km/h out of the spout. That's one super soaker I do not want to ...
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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.