$143 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Feb 28, 2015 Check-out: Mar 1, 2015

Hotel Cornavin

4 stars
View map of Gare de Cornavin, --, Geneva, 1201

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
106 reviews
Great place

Great location. Unique hotel. Easy to walk to restaurants, shopping, bars, etc. Close and easy... See full review

  • Dan J
  • Feb 21, 2015
Good value

Even more, more for a less. Well situated, awesome view from the restaurant to the Alps and... See full review

  • Vladas Snieckus
  • Feb 4, 2015
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

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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

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:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (106)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Cornavin

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
106 out of 106
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
1600 Penn Visitor
Business
Washington, DC
Jul 18, 2012

Convenient and clean - great view from roof

We had a fine time here. It was relatively inexpensive (for Geneva), and the cons are thinnish walls and a relatively basic room (two twin beds, but pushed next to each other). The bathroom was quite nice however, the Internet was free, and the glass-enclosed two-floor top floor is beautiful. The staff was excellent and friendly from check-in to making some local suggestions and calling a cab quickly in the morning. The true perk is the extreme convenience to the train station (across the street) and thus the airport (10 minutes by trains there). MUCH cheaper than a cab to the airport (US$50). Also close to a great low-key neighborhood gay bar (Le Phare) - recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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4
5.01.0
Worldwide seeker
Business
Kiev, Ukraine
Jul 28, 2012

Central Location Modern Hotel

Fantastic central location with great breakfast panoramic room with view. Bedroom are modern and enjoy the cow armchair, views are wonderful and the proximity to all public transport make this hotel one of my favorites in Geneva.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hong
Business
Dublin, Ireland
Jul 30, 2012

Great location!

Location is great, so close to the railway station which leads to the airport, yet close enough to the centre and the lake.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Worldwide seeker
Business
Kiev, Ukraine
Aug 10, 2012

Excellent well located hotel

Convenient, great breakfast room with view. Room simple but practical some have great views on the lake on the upper floors. Beware prices vary tremendously depending on the week. Could not beat the location at Cornavin easy access everywhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TriciaAnn
Business
Washington, DC
Aug 15, 2012

great stay

We had a great stay at the Hotel Cornavin. We came in and left on the train, and this hotel could not be any more convenient for train travelers. It literally sits across the street from the train station. That said, it was not at all noisy. We found the hotel perfect with regards to our needs: we were seeking a clean, comfortable, safe, and budget friendly place to use as a base on a 1-night stay to explore Geneva. Would pick this hotel again in an instant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Duck out of town
Business
Eugene, Oregon
Aug 30, 2012

Great place, conveniently located

This hotel was very comfortable...we had an excellent view (not all rooms have them) and were quite comfortable. Updated decor, good shower, very quiet with the window shut (amazing sound proofing). The neighborhood is not "quaint", but it is close to quaint neighborhoods and you get a free bus pass. Bus stops are literally right across the street, and there is a tunnel to the train station that was really nice when it rained one morning and we did not want to pay for the expensive breakfast...ducked in to the train station and had an excellent croissant/café/jus d'orange at one of the many little shops underground with the locals. I would definitely stay here again...staff is very nice. And Tintin stayed here too so that is cool...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There are grocery stores hiding in the underground mall...just ask, you can find them!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jake B
Business
USA
Sep 4, 2012

Good value

Great hotel. Hard to find, it is on the lake side of the train station. If you are driving and miss it, the local roads are a nightmare if you need to turn around. No on site parking, but you can park in the train station underground lot for 14fr. with discount coupon from hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jennandnatewilliams
Business
Alexandria, VA
Sep 8, 2012

Spacious and great location

After some of the other hotels throughout Switzerland, this room felt very spacious and luxurious.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Trickie Business Travelle
Business
Suffolk, UK
Sep 10, 2012

Does the job

Great location adjacent to the Central Station so easy access from the airport (train is free). Hotel has limited facilities but there are many places to eat within 5 minutes walk. Restaurant in the hotel is only for breakfast and there is no hotel bar. All that said, the rooms were simple, comfortable and good value. I would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you are not bothered by the presence of street hookers, there are loads of great ethnic eateries in the Red Light District

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Missy1224
Business
Seattle, WA
Sep 13, 2012

Wonderful trip

We took the complimentary train from the airport to station, then crossed the street to the hotel. We arrived at 8AM and asked to check in early, and the staff was happy to oblige. They had a record of our request for a room on an upper floor, facing the street side instead of the train side, and none of the rooms available at 8AM met our criteria. We decided to hold out for a better room. A few hours later we returned and received room 909 on the top floor, which exceeded expectations. The expansive windows showed a beautiful view, the room was very clean, quiet, comfortable and large in size by European standards. The beds were also very comfortable, my back felt great. The only real room annoyance was that the whole room lights up when the bathroom light is on (glass-type walls), the bathroom door doesn't shut fully, and the free internet access was sometimes slow although these were minor annoyances in an otherwise terrific stay. We also loved the location: staying across the street from the train station was very convenient, and also within walking distance of most of the things we wished to see. We also used the included transit passes to ride the bus. Given the discounted price we paid, the value of this room was excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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