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... hardcore adventure. This is where people with skis, ropes, ice axes and crampons go. They go to summit Mont Blanc, or to ski down the mountain, or to go climb stuff. Pretty impressive considering it's a white out and -5 degrees Celsius. They were also doing some work on the platforms here. There was a small excavator working on the side of a massive slope in these conditions. It was pretty nuts! We then returned down the mountain ...
So we shall start with a vital question from the CERN passport, we need some help in getting the answer right. Which of these particles circulate in the LHC? a) simpletons b) protons c) croutons Hmmm... Being nerds in Geneva, yes we went to CERN. In case there are any non-nerds out there, the LHC is the Large Hadron Collider - an underground particle accelerator! We got a booklet of questions and visited the displays. Unfortunately, ...
... some main roads near Ouchy, but there was almost always a cycle path or cycle lane - definitely better than yesterday! We discovered a patisserie in the medieval town of St Prex, where we had yummy chocolate croissants! The rain came and went throughout the day, just enough to make sure that we were completely soaked before it cleared up. And every so often, our shadows would return as the sun caressed our dripping clothes, and returned a little bit ...
... of high rise buildings. All seem to have been built to tie in with the old town buildings within the city.
Tomorrow we leave for St Michel de Maurienne in the heart of French Alps cycling.
My last ride in Annecy tomorrow morning is a challenge with four Cols in total before meeting up with Mich in Thones.
Hope the weather improves.
... were plenty of free drinking water fountains scattered around the city. At the Sushi store the price of a medium size takeaway meal was about NZ$30!! We stopped at a sports store and got Sam some new football boots which he had wanted since seeing them in Italy and from seeing players wearing them at the World Cup. They are pretty noticeable with one being pink and one being blue. Ben also got some matching sneakers. We also visited ...
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Great as most of the NH hotels seem to be
Really nice, clean, comfortable, coffee making in room, good value. On the north side of the airport reachable by buses 9 and 29, also 28 to Place des Nations. even though it is quite far from the centre it is reachable easily and much nicer than the awful hotels in the centre. However there is a 5 minute walk from the bus stop and the hotel is not immediately visible.
This is an airport hotel?
On a trip to Geneva, we stayed at the airport at the NH Geneva...what a gorgeous place...if it were in the city it would have been rated a five start hotel. The ammenities were amazing,soft goods were very comfortable. We even had dinner at their restaurant which was to my surprise delightful. Its a great hotel for transfer skiers...arrive one day and on the slopes the next. The hotel has an airport shuttle that operates twice and hour, every twenty in either direction. Great buisness hotel as well...great meeting space.
Very good value for money
We found this hotel via Expedia and noted the excellent value for money (3 nights for the rate of 2). Although it is situated next to the runway it is soundproof and have nice modern rooms with wooden floors. Especially if you have a car it is an excellent location as it is close to the motorway. Public transportation to Geneva City center is closeby. As we were there to see all our friends around (having lived in Geneva for 20 years), we did not use any food and beverage outlet. The staff we met was very friendly. We will certainly return in the future. They should publish better pictures on the Expedia site. The hotel is much nicer than it looks on the present pictures
This hotel is the best value in Geneva! Although it is not in the center of town, the bus is a short walk away and it is only a 10 minute ride into town. The room itself was comfortable and nicely decorated, and the room price included a very good breakfast buffet. Highly recommend!
1 Word - FABULOUS!
My husband and I went to Geneva, in March 2005, stayed for 4 nights. This was a VERY good hotel. On Arrival there was confusion with the rooms as they gave us 2 small beds but they said we should have specified to expedia- there was no problem with changing the rooms, they did this free of charge, and we moved to a very similar room with a queen bed. The rooms were very posh- wooden floors , this made them feel very clean, as they were. we had air con, bedroom slippers, minibar, the usual pay tv, choice of bedding, even a chocolate on the pillow!!! The room service was also marvellous. We could also open our windows and the central heating was fully functional. We got the usual bathroom items, drier, soap etc. Very contemporary with the deco, marble tile at reception etc. Very nice staff.
I would recommend this to anyone for price and quality of service, this could easily be a 5 star hotel, we only paid £200 for 4 nights for the room. We could have upgraded for breakfast for an extra 35euro per day for both of us, but we wanted to try the local cuisine.
We got FREE shuttle service from the aiport and from the hotel available for FREE every 20 mins or so. From the Airport, you can get a train into the city centre. The Hotel has a bus stop outside which we used in the mornings. [to get to the bus stop you have to walk through a "park like path" which may not be safe in the night]. Using a taxi from the city centre is out of the question as the bus ride is about 10 mins.
We used the train in the evening which took us to the airport from the main station [Gare]. From there you just hop on the Hotel's Free shuttle service which is available every 20mins from 5.30 am till 12.30 midnight.
I would recommend this to anyone, this was a fabulous Hotel, and would stay there again and again and again
Comfortable, but isolated
I got a good internet deal for two nights at this hotel at the end of a business trip. I was impressed with how comfortable and well-appointed the room was - much more spacious than your typical European hotel, and very clean. I also appreciated that the room had a safe in the closet, a relatively quiet air-conditioner/heating unit, and thick curtains that blocked out the light. The hotel was spotlessly clean and I didn't have any difficulties with the staff at all. They were very friendly and helpful.
As has already been said, this is a fairly convenient hotel for getting to and from the airport (there is a free shuttle, although sometimes you have to wait a little while for it). There is also a city bus that goes downtown that you can get to by walking on a dirt path behind the hotel. However, there is nothing close to the hotel, so you really have no options for food. There is a furniture store behind it that has a small cafe on the top floor, and a snack stand out front, if you are really desperate.
The other downside to this hotel, in my opinion, is that they charge ridiculous amounts of money in order to use wireless internet access in your room. There is a business center near the lobby, where you can use the internet for free on two computers. There is also a printer, and probably a fax.
If you manage to get some food at the airport, or don't mind being stuck with just the hotel restaurant, this would be a good place to go to recover from jetlag before starting a trip. It's extremely quiet. For this reason it's also a good place to make sure that you get some sleep the night before a flight back home. But I wouldn't choose it to stay in for a longer trip.
Awful, rude service
We've stayed at the nH a few times now, the last being in December 2004 - just for the airport location. Each time there has been a problem and our last stay was downright unpleasant. When we arrived at GVA, the airport van service did not show, so we had to ring the hotel after waiting in the cold for over 35 mins (it is supposed to run every 20 mins) and it eventually showed. We booked a superior king size room on the nH website and, on arrival, they allocated us a normal twin room. When I pointed this out they quite begrudingly and not without argument gave us a bigger room. Yet this room was again without a king bed and we again approached the front desk. They admitted that they did not have a king sized room anywhere in the hotel and gave us a complementary breakfast to make up for it. The next morning we went for breakfast and they denied us entry to the restaurant - quite rudely. I went back to the desk and a different woman denied that I could have been promised a breakfast and insisted, when we told our story once more, that I could not have booked a king sized room as there isn't one on the web site (even now not true - take a look). The woman behind the desk swore blind that I was lying about the breakfast and she refused to contact the woman who had agreed this. We were told that a manager was, once again, as per the previous evening, unavailable. We checked out, feeling cheated many times over - and of course the airport shuttle to take us back for a flight was late. I don't mind mistakes, but such poor, rude service is unforgiveable.
Simply excellent. I was there in early June when the hotel underwent its inaurguration following its inclusion into the NH hotels chain (acquired from Tulip hotels) - something which has been accompanied with a total refit - no sign of any filthy carpets!!
Rooms are spacious, clean, very quiet and easily blacked out for a good night's sleep in mid summer. Not a central location but a few minutes walk to buses which run into the town centre. Also a useful free shuttle to the airport. Would highly recommend.
I stayed at the NH in April of 2003, and loved it! Our room was extremely nice, and I was given the impression that it had just been remodeled. I also found the staff very friendly and helpful.
This can't be Switzerland!
Beware. This hotel has the filthiest carpets I have ever seen (I am a world traveller that has seen it all). I couldn't believe that I was in Switzerland. The surrounding landscape looks like downtown Baghdad.
Eating places require a taxi or rental car to reach. The hotel's restaurant is very overpriced for the quality of the food.