Moevenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva
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... third round and heavier rain saw us take refuge in The Club, for a platter lunch that stretched until the rain stopped. Further round we realised that it was a bit of an exaggeration to say that most of the route was on a bike path. About 5 kms directly beside Annecy was patched, the rest is shared with the road traffic and there was a lot of it. Made us a little nervous when the b-double tucks passed and we had no helmets on!!!!!! Had me peddling pretty fast at times, but ...
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 ...
... nature, and of the renaissance architecture. Then we were seated at a simple very small table, with red and white check tablecloth and inexpensive plain tableware. The tables were set side by side with about 10cms between each one. Luc just smiled and shrugged as people worked there way into seats. Not a place for the oversized. Next he came with a hand written menu and sat down beside us to take our order. With lots of entertaining gestures, like, oink oink, pulling at his ...
After our leisurely breakfast we had to wash our damp and smelly cycle kit from the last 4 days. We headed off in search of a launderette and were lucky enough to find one 5 minutes from the hotel. We agreed on £20 and left our six bags full and were told to return at 4:30. Lets hope they get it right. The weather was beautiful and warm for our walk around Geneva. One ...
... lunch we had a 5 mile decent followed by the last 5 mile climb which led us to the top of Col De La Faucille. We met at the top of the mountain in a warm coffee shop and waited for everyone before tackling the 20 mile decent into Geneva. We ended up waiting for 14 who got lost on the mountain so we were there for 3 hours before leaving for the last 20 miles into Geneva. We finally arrived ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Moevenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and was very impressed. I did not pay too much and was expecting more of a 4 star experience, but the staff and overall quality of the hotel easily exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for a top 5 star hotel with amazing amenities, this may not live up to it - but it still was quite good. The airport shuttle was very convenient and frequent (every 20 minutes). Not only was it useful for your flights in and out of town, but the shuttle also dropped you by the mass transit hub for trips into the city. The hotel gives you a free all day bus ticket as well, so that traveling downtown was a convenient, free short trip (instead of a lot of money for a taxi in an expensive city). Overall, the employees provided great customer service and , judging by previous comments, have made great strides in that area. Also, there were 4 computers close to the check in area that had free internet which was a nice touch. The restaurants were nice and pricey, but most of Geneva was equally expensive. Rooms were solid, but not spectacular. Clean, but not especially interesting.
Good for airport
Stayed a night before flying out of Geneva airport early the following morning. Hotel was high class, clean although the rooms have dated decour/layout. That said they are spotlessly clean and no visible signs of wear and tear. Regular shuttle bus to the airport every 20minutes as its a bit far from the airport to walk with luggage. Considering the location (by the airport and busy roads) the room was fairly quiet with only background noise audible from outside.
We booked directly with the hotel on a good offer and paid a small additional charge for an upgrade to an executive room. This is well worth doing. For 14CHF per night we got use of the executive lounge (tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages in the evening, free internet) plus breakfast which we had in the main restaurant.
Friendly and functional
There is nothing charming about the hotel or its neighborhood, but my experience was very satisfactory during a week-long business trip.
The management was visible, making sure the front desk was well-run. The staff, even at breakfast, was helpful and bilingual. The free fitness center was huge; breakfast was ample and the rooms were clean and attractive. I'm not much of a gambler, but I even wandered into the casino and found the atmosphere friendly.
The location near the airport is convenient; the shuttle was relaible. With a little effort, we even found a couple of good, reasonably-priced restaurants in walking distance. One warning: wireless internet connection for a laptop is costly and less than 100% reliable.
Chose the Movenpick only because of a trade fair which meant nearly everything else was full.
Great Overnight Stop
A great choice if you are in Geneva for a night or two and want to stay close to the airport. There are some excellent rates to be had online and the hotel deserves its 5 star rating. The rooms are of a good size and adequately furnished. The bathrooms are well equipped and clean. Food is a little overpriced but of excellent quality and the staff are attentive and helpful. Also very convenient for Palexpo.
We arrived at a busy time - 5.30, and the lobby was full of conference attendees trying to get rooms -some in dispute as their booked rooms had been altered. The check-in staff were unable to cope, and there was a wait of at least 30 minutes to check in. The check-in staff appeared to be poorly trained and unorganised - they were continually checking with each other on how to use the computer system and were unable to find key cards and hotel stationery.
Not a 5 star
This was an expensive night's sleep, booked through Expedia. It is not worth a 5 star rating, it is 4 star and no more. It has no atmosphere but that is expected for an airport hotel. The check in is functional, not personal. The lobby is terrible and we arrived late and the coffee shop was very inefficient and could hardly serve us a sandwich. We had to negotiate a small meal and a table. Not very good for a so called 5 star hotel. The room was clean but nothing special. Furthermore, perhaps because of the location and the casino, there were some very seedy looking people around the lobby late at night when we arrived. For the price, I would not recommend it.
Shuttle was always late, requested non-smoking but was given smoking, breakfast buffet quality not worth the price, etc... The weak US dollar combined with the poor service of this hotel made my trip a very mediocre experience...
Fantastic Hotel in Geneva
The Moevenpick Hotel Geneva is at the airport, outside the city centre but still quite convenient. Our room was very large and well equipped, and very comfortable. we had a connecting room for the children, which was great. the beds were very comfortable too. The Breakfast Buffet was one of the best we have seen. Although we didn't use the other restaurants, Moevenpick has a very good reputation for food - and of course there is the casino attached to the hotel for additional entertainment.