Hotel Excelsior ★★★

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$143
avg/night
Rate based on
Check-in: Feb 12, 2016 Check-out: Feb 15, 2016
3.8 /5
Overall score
88%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
4
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Room types

Show Prices Double Room - City View
  • Size: 204 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Single Room - City View
  • Size: 139 sqft
  • Occupancy: 1
Show Prices Double Room - City View
  • Size: 204 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

Hotel Excelsior is an authentic Swiss hotel located in the center of Geneva, at a walking distance from the Banks area,the University and the Old Town. Cornavin train station is a few steps away. Guests can reach the UN Offices, embassies and convention centers CICG and PALEXPO within a few minutes by bus or tramway. Holidaymakers visit the English Garden, the famous water fountain or the historical Old Town.

Patrons enjoy free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is available at an added fee. Vibrant red and orange accents and plentiful artwork in the lobby and rooms offer a refreshing change from the standard-issue decor found in many three-star hotels.

Rooms

The decor goes well beyond the standard-issue hotel look with rich red and orange fabrics, wood and tile floors and plentiful artwork. The 56 rooms -- two of them suites -- include new beds, a safe, mini-bar, television, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers triple rooms, a rarity in Geneva.

Property features

The breakfast buffet offers a nice mix of English and continental fare (at cost). Guests can also find many dining options nearby.

Highlights

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Distinctive decor with vibrant red and orange accents and plentiful artwork
  • Suites with full kitchen
  • Triple rooms, a rarity in Geneva

Nearby attractions

  • Jardin Anglais (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Jet d'Eau (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Musee d'Art et d'Histoire (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Palais des Nations (1.5 mi/2.5 km)

Business

  • Computer corner
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Transportation

  • Gare de Cornavin train station (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Geneva International Airport (3.1 mi/5 km)
  • Free Geneva Transport Card for use on public transportation

Policies

Breakfast can be booked directly at the hotel at 15CHF per person per day. 

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Dining

Breakfast
Breakfast can be booked directly at the hotel at 15CHF p. Person/day.

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Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge
  • Elevators

Services

  • Business center
  • Laundry service
  • In-Room Safe

Internet

  • WiFi

Reviews

3.8 /5 Overall score

88% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.4/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.3/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.3/5
  • Comfort: 3.5/5
  • Location: 4.5/5
  • Value: 4/5

Good for business stay

Would recommend Tue, Nov 24, 2015
The Excelsior is ideally situated for the station and centre of Geneva and is on a fairly quiet street. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Internet connection not always good, especially in evening, and no English channels on TV. Reception staff are always friendly and helpful. Will use again as good value for money and convenient.

| Newbury Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great location

Would recommend Fri, Oct 30, 2015
This is a nice older, but very well kept, hotel. It is just a very short walk to the train station and just a little longer to Lake Geneva and all the shopping anyone could ever want. Our only complaint is that, while our room was comfortable, it was pretty noisy because it was right above the street.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Hotel Excelsior

Would recommend Tue, Oct 13, 2015
The staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean, comfortable bed and great shower. I had a room with courtyard view which was very quiet. Location very easy for station and close to good restaurants. Wifi was intermittant but new system was installed while I was there which was more reliable.

| N/A Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

A great value

Would recommend Mon, Sep 28, 2015
Hotels in Geneva can be very expensive this was a great value and the staff was first class.

| N/A Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Don't stay here

Would not recommend Sun, Sep 27, 2015
The stay here was not the best. The only thing good here was the location. the elevator could barely hold 2 people. the staff was not knowledgeable about anything going on around in the area so you are definitely on your own. room was very small, about 3 x 3. would not go back for sure.

| Nampa Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Good price and location

Would recommend Thu, Sep 24, 2015
The hotel is very close to the train station, which is only on stop away from the Geneva Airport. That was very convenient to be so close to the airport when I had an early morning flight. The hotel gave me a train pass, so I could get to the airport without paying for the train myself. The room was small but I expected that for a downtown European hotel. It was comfortable and clean. Walking distance from many many shops, bars and restaurants. Near the river, so walking around was pretty and pleasant. Only downside is that their wifi did not work at all inside my bedroom, so I had to stay at the lobby to use it.

| Ferndale Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Cosy hotel near Cornavin

Would recommend Fri, Aug 14, 2015
Small, cozy, the breakfast delicious, worth of this additional 10 CHF. However the rooms besides are very small, no air conditioning, too hot. Thanks for ventilators in the room, helps to survive.

| Vilnius Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

OK experience

Would not recommend Tue, Aug 11, 2015
Room was not ready when it was supposed to be. The women at the counter gave me a parking discount ticket as if to make up for it, but this is something they give everyone. Also the road in front of the hotel is closed, making it difficult for me to actually figure out what's going on with my GPS. Customers should be notified. The room was just a basic room with a bathroom and no AC, just a fan. What bothered me most is there were no electric outlets in the room outside of where the fan was plugged into. ( I found none anyway) so you either die of overheating or have your phone die. So I had to charge my phone in the bathroom where the hair dryer was plugged in. Lastly, the wifi was pretty much non-existent. Hardly worked for me at all. Not sure if this is normal for Geneva, but this is a one star hotel in the United States.

| N/A Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

one nite

Would recommend Wed, Jul 22, 2015
Nice room but little, the city to hot and just a small fan in the room.

| Ensenada Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Good quality for a good price

Would recommend Wed, Jun 3, 2015
The location, price, cleanliness, etc were all on par with the price--good and reasonable. It was easy to walk to touristy locations from the hotel. The free breakfast was a nice extra touch.

| Oakland Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Main Train Station (Gare Centrale Cornavin) 0.1 mi
The Brunswick Monument 0.4 mi
Flower Clock 0.4 mi
Reformation Wall 0.5 mi
University of Geneva 0.6 mi
Water Fountain 0.6 mi
Saint Peter’s Cathedral 0.6 mi
Theatre Universite and Eaux Vives 0.7 mi
Centre International de Conférences Genève 0.9 mi
La Perle du Lac 0.9 mi
Palace of Nations 1.2 mi
Parc La Grange 1.3 mi
Red Cross Museum 1.4 mi
The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations 1.5 mi
Geneva Botanical Gardens 1.6 mi
Carouge 1.7 mi
World Health Organization Headquarters 1.7 mi
Place du Marche 1.9 mi
Geneva Airport railway station 2.2 mi
The Lake Geneva 26 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 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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