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... of eight from there to the hotel in their minivan.
The trams are great: clean, cheap, and all electric. The city of Geneva (from what I could see) was really clean too, with recycling bins everywhere there's a rubbish bin. The water here even tastes like New Zealand water! The hotel is really nice too, with big modern rooms. Definitely nice to have some space after ...
... It was put into perspective, somewhat, when we read that a basic meal at McDonald's would cost $14. (Switzerland uses Swiss Francs, fairly close to the U.S. dollar in value. Less than a Euro.)
Tuesday found us wandering across town to the Carrouges section of Geneva, across l'Arve River, a quaint, arty neighborhood. I bought a hat, Tamar bought a rock and we had a nice lunch. There was a reception for Mike's conference Tuesday evening at the top of ...
... local speciality - a creamy potato dish with bacon and mushrooms - which was delicious. We generally narrow down the choices for the kids and then let them choose. To their credit, they are getting pretty adventurous on trying new tastes (sometimes). In the end it, for us, it was simply a night on the road. Comfortable bed - I shared with Flynn in the double and Bronte and Jo had a single each in the other room - and a strong hot shower. All ...
After a 9.5 hour flight to Frankfurt, a long bus ride at the airport to the next plane, and a short 50 minute flight, we are in Geneva. Figured out how to take a bus to the hotel, overpaid, arrived and finally got our room. Slight problem with our reservation - they had us down for 2 people only. Kids will have to sleep outside in the rain ;-) --- Went downtown and joined a festival... Walked around, ate drank, got wet, and enjoyed the fireworks... Everyone is beat... Off to ...
... it seems kind of like the Spire of Dublin – which is, a spire. In Dublin. In any case, the water spraying across the pier was heavenly since it was roughly 90-95 degrees without a cloud in the sky.
After our stroll along the lake, we ventured into the Old Town with Eleida as our GPS. We actually just saw a cute carousel at the intersection of a main street and a smaller cobblestone road and decided that route looked promising. Eleida was much happier, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Encore Geneva Carouge
Mein Mann und ich haben am 29. Januar 2007 drei Nächte in diesem Hotel verbracht, die Angestellten waren sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Es war nicht weiter problematisch, dass man nicht direkt im Zentrum war, denn man konnte den D Line Bus nehmen und rein fahren. Die Gegend war nichts Besonderes, aber der Preis für die Übernachtung und das ausgezeichnete Frühstück haben dies wieder ausgeglichen.
Man erhält beim Einchecken einen kostenlosen Verkehrspass, der für alle Verkehrsmittel gültig ist, einschließlich dem Wassertaxi und dem Zug zurück zum Flughafen.
Das Hotel liegt in einem exklusiven Einkaufszentrum, wo es einige wunderschöne Geschäfte gibt; Sie sollten auch die Bäckerei und das Kaffee im Erdgeschoss, sowie das Martel Teezimmer auf der ersten Etage ausprobieren. Abgesehen davon gibt es noch einen sehr großen Supermarkt.
Die Zimmer sind modern, es gibt Tee-/Kaffee- und Kakaozubereitungsmöglichkeiten und ein schönes Badezimmer. Ich würde auf jedem Fall wieder hier übernachten.
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights 29th January 2007
the hotel was very friendly and staff helpful It was no problem being 10 mins out of the town centre use the D line bus the area had no beauty but for the price of this hotel and the excellent buffet breakfast it more than makes up for it
The hotel will give you a free travel pass on check in and this covers all transport about town the water taxis and even free back to the airport by train
The hotel is set inside a very up market shopping centre with some lovely shops try the bakery/coffee lounge on the ground floor and the Martel tea rooms on the first floor it also has a very large supermarket
The bedrooms are modern with tea/coffee/hot chocolate nice bathrooms
I would definitely stay here again
Loved the place
Hotel has a good business location and has an excellent price /quality level. Broadband was available and rooms are very functionnal and modern equipped. Hotel has a nice ambiance and personnel is very friendly. Hotel to be recommended.
Good hotel NOT for business!
We (family of 5) stayed here for two nights recently. While it's a fair-rate clean hotel, don't expect any access to the internet or other business-loke facilities. I changed our rooms (two) literally three times, each time with a promise that the new room would have internet access (only 6 of all the rooms in hotel have internet access, believe it or not!) and yet, there was no access! Of course, they deducted the "internet " surcharge off the rate at the time of check-out. Nevertheless, I missed an important business I had to attend as a result of this. On the second night, I came down to the lobby at 2:00 am (business hour in North America) only to find that two people had already started on the only two internet stations available in there! They both seemed to be busy chatting on their respective sites with no prospect of seeing them off any soon! Ticked off and sleepy, I returned to my room after a useless protest to the front desk gentleman! Very frustrating, considering the fact that I had clearly emphacised to them that I'd be in need of an internet connection at that hour (I even had my own laptop, to no avail!).
Other than this, the hotel is acceptable. The rooms are smallish but clean, the beds are comfortable. Don't expect any views from the windows: only rail road tracks. Also, the hotel is about a 5-10-min drive to downtown Geneva. They have an indoor, extremely clean and well-lit parking for 15 Euros per 24h.
Overall: NOT for business, but for leisure and preferably if you have a car.
Oh! One last thing: avoid the Italian restaurant next to the hotel. We sat in there for more than 20 minutes witing for a server; NONE came! There were only a handful of customers in there and I really couldn't make out why they were so indiferrent to us. My children were so hungr; we left both hungry and angry!
It has been a while since you stayed in our hotel and I've been waiting for long time in order to be able to give you a reply.
Off course what happened is unfortunately as even more we have had several other plug in possibilities in the hotel besides the ones at the reception. Why this wasn't told to you we will never know.
However we have since a few weeks, (finally I can say) WIFI in the hotel through optical fibre. Problems like you have lived belong to the past now. I hope that this might be a reason for you to come back to our hotel.
Excellent place to stay!!!
I booked this hotel via the internet. The price was very reasonable for Geneva (especially during the local festival, which takes place in August) so, after reading the reviews on this site, I decided to go ahead. Well, I must say that I totally agree with the good stuff that's been said about this place!
There were 3 of us in the room which was still fairly spacious, nice, spotless, and equipped with sat tv as well as tea/coffee making facilities. The staff at reception were all extremely helpful and kind, and the buffet breakfast caters for all tastes. In the morning, there are newspapers to read while sipping your cup of coffee, if you wish, although it is only local papers. Internet access is available in the lobby (sorry, can't remember the rates).
Something worth mentioning (for I know there are people who have a thing about windows) is that all windows are sealed and that ventilation is provided only by air conditioning (perfectly efficient, as far as we were concerned).
The only downside is that, for the month of August only, the hotel restaurant is closed in the evening so we had to go and look somewhere else (BTW, avoid the Italian next door, prices are daylight robbery!).
It is true that view and location are not spectacular but the bus really takes 10 minutes to the city center and it is always very punctual. You can check out the time-table at the hotel front-desk and get to Bel-Air (shopping area) in no time!
I will most definitely stay in this hotel again if I go back to Geneva!!!
Great hotel - shame about the location
Great hotel, rooms very comfortable and spotless, as was the whole hotel. Staff friendly and helpful. Location not so good, a fair way out of town, so its a taxi, bus or tram, we used the tram which is about 400 yards to the right of the hotel and cost 3 franks to get into city centre. It is next to the Geneva stadium, a concrete monstrosity, and backing onto a large railway marshalling yard which was the view from our window. No opening window in room which I found claustrophobic but room air conditioned. Hotel is very good value for Geneva, some of the city centre hotels would have cost for one night what we paid for 4! The old town is beautiful and we enjoyed the lovely botanical gardens.
We found this Hotel to be first class in all departments:very helpful and friendly staff,spacious and spotless bedroom and bathroom. The breakfast offered both hot and cold food and the evening menu was reasonably priced. A shopping centre adjacent to the hotel is very clean and packed with good quality shops---check out the beautiful coffee shop on the ground floor. Geneva is a 20 min bus ride away with buses cheap and frequent---up to 5 per hour.. Lake Geneva and the many parks and gardens impressed us most but our highlight was a trip to Montreux---a lovely peaceful town with gorgeouis views of the French Alps and the Lake. Our day finished with a 4 course dinner and a bottle of Montreux white costing 70 euro for 2 dining on the verandah of the local tennis club. All in all we had a great 5 day break in Switzerland.
We stayed at the Encore for 5 nights in Feb this year, and after going through alot of Europe, found this hotel to be the best yet!
We arrived a good few hours before check in and the staff were more than willing to help us out... even letting us check in there and then. They were very helpful when it came to public transport (it's a fair bit out of the way but a bus trip will get you to the city centre in no time).
The room was quite inexpensive, and pretty big as well. The bathroom was gorgeous! Glass basins and everything! Very clean and quiet - the hotel itself is located just off of a shopping centre which was an absolute blessing! The breakfast in the morning was divine and there were a fair few restaurants around as well (I wouldn't recommend the italian one though, they didn't speak a word of English - and because of that, they all ignored us for the night!).
Geneva itself is a bit dull - if you end up going, there is a tourism centre in the middle of town - GO TO CHAMONIX!!! An experiance of a lifetime! It's about 90 Euro BUT it's a two hour drive to Mont Blanc which takes you to some breathtaking scenery!
All in all, a fantastic stay! Well worth the price! And I would recommend anyone to stay here!
Excellent mid-range hotel
This must be one of the best 'affordable' hotels in Geneva, where decent accomodation seems to be universally expensive. Spacious rooms with multi-lingual TV, friendly and helpful staff, and a good in-house restaurant all commend this one. A quiet yet well-appointed location helps too (right beside the football stadium, with shops/restaurants in the commercial centre adjacent).
The only possible drawback is the fact that the hotel is not central, but it only takes about 10 minutes to reach Gare Cornavin using the D line bus that departs from opposite the hotel.
Good business hotel
I have stayed in this hotel for two nights on a business trip in July. The hotel reasonably far away from the center, so you basically need a taxi to go see the lake or eat out in the evening.
Staff is friendly and there is internet access in the lobby. Breakfast is good too. Rooms are nicely decorated, beautiful bathroom! A negative point was the fact that there are no drinks in the room, you need to get them yourself at the bar downstairs.