$142 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 26, 2015 Check-out: Apr 27, 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

Top hotels

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.

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Cornavin

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 106
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
George from Georgia
Business
Dahlonega, Ga, USA
Jan 29, 2013

Comfortable and Great Location

The best feature of this hotel is it's location. You are steps from the train station, and city public transportation abounds within a block. The lake is a short walk away, and shopping is too. The hotel serves only breakfast in its restaurant, and it's bar is tiny and has only a basic selection, so you pretty much have to rely on nearby restaurants for meals. But the restuarant has spectacular views, and it would be worth the approx. $30 it charges to eat breakfast there. The rooms are very comfortable, and have a nice coffee service; the hotel staff is very helpful.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Several coffee shops are nearby the hotel, but don't be suprised if a bevy of balck capped chickadees invade and beg for crumbs from you - they are part of the Geneva scene.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Katt
Business
Venice, FL, USA
Mar 30, 2010

Great location, great price, great hotel

The place was great! Can't beat the location or cleanliness! I wanted to stay there on my last night (3 weeks later) before I had to fly home, but when I called, I was told the room would be $281 francs. Considering i had paid about $109 the first time, I thought this a bit extreme! But...apparently there was something going on that week as all hotels had suddenly gone psycho super expensive! And while it was well worth $109, I wasn't about to pay $281! Plus, breakfast, on their awesome breakfast floor, is $30 extra!!! Sorry - but who can eat that much bacon and eggs to make that worthwhile! I would stay there again - most definitely - but for under $200 only, regardless of what's going on in town that made the rates go up everywhere!

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

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

All food is very expensive in Geneva, but everything you could ask for is right within a km of the hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PravC
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Dec 1, 2011

Perfect Location

If you're looking for a convenient place to stay that is close to almost every bus route in Geneva, this is your best bet. It's literally across the street from the main Geneva train station. The hotel will give you a free transportation card good for travel on any bus or tram in Geneva. Room was comfortable and clean, stayed on the 8th floor (panoramic views) where the restaurant was as well. Staff was friendly and very accommodating. Wifi is 20CH for 7 days which is a bit much considering most hotels include that (this is the only reason I didn't give them 5 stars).

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

If you plan on visiting CERN and want a guided tour you would have to reserve your spot (via their website) way in advance.

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Review of Hotel Cornavin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brew1
Business
Tallahassee, FL, USA
Jan 9, 2012

very pleased

with Hotel Cornavin. Location could not be better for transport connections and there are a variety of affordable restaurants nearby. Geneva can be a very pricey city, but I found good Thai, Vietnamese, and North African cafes with reasonable prices as well as the food in some nearby bars. Staff was friendly and noise was not an issue.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Cornavin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Eugene, Oregon
Jun 21, 2011

Hotel Cornavin

Hotel Cornavin is ideally situated close to the Cornavin train station and is within walking distance of downtown.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Lausanne is beautiful town close by and well worth the short train ride.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Charlotte, NC
Jun 7, 2009

Great location

This hotel was easy to find and a great central location to tour the city. I walked a lot. The corner room was clean( room 207)and had an incredible view of the busy central station area. It was surprisingly quiet too. The breakfast on the 8th floor has the best view of the city. Dont miss it. I am sure you can find a cheaper hotel in the area, but for me, it was worth the money.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Head to the tourist office on rue de Mont Blanc for maps and attractions. They were very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Lancaster, PA
Jul 27, 2010

Convenient location and great service

This was a beautiful weekend in Geneva. Weather was clear and warm - always helps. This was a wrap-up to my overall week-long vacation. Lake cruises are reasonable, but lake-shore activities (expansive kiddie-oriented amusements parks) are annoying. Great to visit the 'old city' and its history along with chess games along the promenade.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Some of the more expensive restaurants are over-rated and open too late for convenience. Open-air cafes and dining service seemed more appropriate to me.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tallahassee, FL
Jul 6, 2011

great location

if you fly into Geneva, you can get a free rail voucher from a dispenser in baggage claim for travel into town (train will say Lausanne, the first stop is Gare Cornavin). Exit the Cornavin rail station and immediately to your right is the Hotel Cornavin. Thankfully, Swiss railroads are pretty quiet although the one downside of the hotel is the amount of noise a neighbor can generate. okay value breakfast (for Geneva) at 19 Swiss francs and it starts at 6:00 am, very friendly staff who are multi-lingual. Computer/internet is not free, but they were very nice in not charging when I had connectivity issues.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

you only have to get a block away from Rue Mont Blanc for decent value restaurants--there's no need to pay $50 for an average steak with fries. Try the North African, Thai, Vietnamese or other ethnic places.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
washington, dc
May 31, 2010

decent place

The room was small, but that was expected and was fine. Great use of space for a small room, though. Location is super-convenient, but being close to the train station means some noise if the window is open. Beautiful view from 8th-floor breakfast room. Breakfast is basic but fine: cereal, yogurt, fruit, breads, hard-boiled eggs -- no scrambled eggs, no mueslix. Would stay there again.

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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Review of Hotel Cornavin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Adventure trip
Business
Geneva, Switzerland
Oct 10, 2011

Excellent place!

Great location (near train station), friendly staff, located near center city. Highly recommended!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Shopping or attraction available on a short distance

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