Hotel Cornavin

4 stars
Gare de Cornavin, --, Geneva, 1201
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
99 reviews
Incredible value for Geneva

Geneva has to be the most expensive city in Europe, and this "just like new" hotel offers... See full review

  • The Jetson Family
  • Oct 12, 2013
Great hotel for a weekend

Stayed here for a quick weekend getaway. This hotel was clean, and the service was nice. The... See full review

  • XIII
  • Sep 24, 2013
Central Geneva hotel with unique swinging appeal

Hotel Cornavin offers an idyllic location in central Geneva, just a few steps away from the train station. This chic hotel offers 164 comfortable rooms furnished with modern design. With its convenient location in the city, guests can easily reach banks, commercial establishments not to mention the scenic lake nearby. The hotel also features a large pendulum hanging from the ninth floor and swings right at the ground floor of the property. Guests enjoy a panoramic view of Geneva while enjoying breakfast on site.

Highlights
  • Central location within 15 minutes of most top attractions
  • Four panoramic rooms and breakfast room offer views of Geneva and Jet d'Eau
  • One of the world's largest pendulums
Rooms

All 162 rooms include a safe, mini-bar, television, Wi-Fi access and large closets. Rooms were renovated in 2006 in streamlined minimalist style fitting the smaller spaces. Curved mirrors and a glass partition around the bathroom add fun and funky design elements. Rooms facing the train station have soundproof windows but guests still might want to request a room on the other side of the hotel. Four panoramic rooms provide views of the city and Jet d'Eau.

Features

Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the eighth-floor breakfast room with sunlight. Guests can work out in the small fitness room in the basement. Other features include bar/lounge, business center, concierge desk, Wi-Fi access and laundry facilities. Public parking is available 50 metres away from the property.

Transportation
  • Geneva International Airport (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Gare de Cornavin (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Free Geneva Transport Card for use on public transportation

Hotel Cornavin Rooms

single room
Modern single room with AC and soud proof window. All rooms are non-smoking
double room
Modern twin or double room with AC and soud proof window. All rooms are non-smoking
triple room
Modern triple room with AC and soud proof window. All rooms are non-smoking

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Internet
Free internet

Hotel Map

46.2094 6.1417
Area served
Located just on the right of the main rail station.
Nearby airports
Geneva
Area description
Located in the centre of Geneva, next to the main station. All major touristic, business and shopping areas just a few steps from the hotel. The 164 rooms offers a contemporaty design and an attractive architecture. All rooms are very comfortable with AC, sound proof windows, safe, mini-bar, Pay TV, hair dryer and Wireless access.

Nearby points of interest

  • Main Train Station (Gare Centrale Cornavin): 0.2 mi
  • The Brunswick Monument: 0.4 mi
  • Flower Clock: 0.5 mi
  • Plaine de Plainpalais: 0.7 mi
  • Reformation Wall: 0.7 mi
  • Water Fountain: 0.7 mi
  • Centre International de Conférences Genève: 0.7 mi
  • Place de la Fusterie: 0.8 mi
  • Theatre Universite and Eaux Vives: 0.8 mi
  • La Perle du Lac: 0.9 mi
  • Palace of Nations: 1 mi
  • Red Cross Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Parc La Grange: 1.4 mi
  • The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations: 1.4 mi
  • Geneva Botanical Gardens: 1.5 mi
  • Main Train Station (Gare Centrale Cornavin): 0.2 mi
  • The Brunswick Monument: 0.4 mi
  • Flower Clock: 0.5 mi
  • Plaine de Plainpalais: 0.7 mi
  • Reformation Wall: 0.7 mi
  • Water Fountain: 0.7 mi
  • Centre International de Conférences Genève: 0.7 mi
  • Place de la Fusterie: 0.8 mi
  • Theatre Universite and Eaux Vives: 0.8 mi
  • La Perle du Lac: 0.9 mi
  • Palace of Nations: 1 mi
  • Red Cross Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Parc La Grange: 1.4 mi
  • The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations: 1.4 mi
  • Geneva Botanical Gardens: 1.5 mi
  • World Health Organization Headquarters: 1.5 mi
  • Carouge: 1.8 mi
  • Place du Marche: 2 mi
  • Geneva Airport railway station: 2.1 mi
  • The Lake Geneva: 26 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (99)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Cornavin

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
99 out of 99
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
WHJ LI
Business
New York, NY
Oct 19, 2014

Nice Location

The train station is just 1 min aways from the hotel. I was there for a business trip. It was a nice location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Ask the front desk for recommendations :)

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
always travellin
Business
australia
Aug 31, 2014

Great Newish Boutiique Hotel

So close to railway station and the heart of Geneva 5 minute stroll to Lake Geneva Would gladly stay there anytime

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

in the heart of Geneva

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Review of Hotel Cornavin

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
TiredinAsheville
Business
Raleigh NC
Aug 15, 2014

Overpriced 2 star

This search engine has this hotel rated as a 4 star but the hotels website rates it as a 2 star. It's overpriced, AC doesn't work well and the staff are rude and unhelpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Cornavin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JRKS
Business
New York
Jul 18, 2014

very good and practical location

Being close to train station, it is very practical. Some rooms overlook tracks but windows are efficiently soundproof and one cannot hear much. If very sensitive though, ask rooms on city side. Breakfast room has fantastic views on city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Cornavin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Very frequent traveller
Business
Vermont
Jun 13, 2014

Convenient, very solid hotel in center of city

I've stayed at the Cornavin on and off for the last 10 years. The location cannot be beaten - next to the train station, the central bus and tram station, and lots of outdoor cafes as well as an underground shopping center. The rooms are modern, small, and quite functional; the wi-fi bandwidth is excellent. Breakfast in the panoramic room on the 8th floor offers one of the best views of Geneva. Price fluctuates with season and demand, but is generally somewhat of a bargain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Cornavin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vacation20140611
Business
KC
Jun 12, 2014

Nice place to stay

Good location. Great staff. Hard beds for USA standards. AC not great when hot so close curtains during the day. Go ear at Aux Petit Challet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Take boat shuttle on lake.

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Review of Hotel Cornavin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AA86
Business
Mexico
Apr 30, 2014

Great location

Close to the main train station. Clean and nice staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Cornavin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kimse
Business
idaho
Mar 31, 2014

good location

This is a basic hotel in a good location next to the train station. It was a good price for Geneva, clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Cornavin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mtalii
Business
Geneva
Mar 2, 2014

Hotel Cornovin

The hotel is in a very convenient location, clean, friendly and helpful staff. You may want to brush up on some basic French otherwise a great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Only breakfast is served at the hotel (make sure you inquire whether your rate is inclusive of breakfast, it can get pretty expensive paying for this daily). Other dining is all within walking distance from the hotel.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Jetson Family
Business
Los Angeles
Oct 12, 2013

Incredible value for Geneva

Geneva has to be the most expensive city in Europe, and this "just like new" hotel offers incredible value at any price less than $200 a night. Front desk staff is efficient and polite, but cool and oddly impersonal, even for Switzerland. You cannot hear the trains coming and going through the adjoining station if your windows are closed, but if your windows were open this could be a problem.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Use your free Geneva metro card to escape the ludicrous restaurant prices in urban Geneva. The French side of Lake Leman offers good food at sensible prices.

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