$111 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 27, 2015 Check-out: Sep 28, 2015

Hotel Excelsior

3 stars
View map of Rue Rousseau 34, Geneva, 1201

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
26 reviews
one nite

Nice room but little, the city to hot and just a small fan in the room. See full review

  • AIXA C.
  • Jul 22, 2015
Weekend Stay in Geneva

I spent a weekend (2 nights) at Hotel Excelsior in Geneva. The location is great, within walking... See full review

  • Bin L.
  • May 29, 2015

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.

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Hotel Excelsior Rooms

Single room
Ideal for an individual stay, our single rooms measure 13m2 and feature a bathroom with a shower. Simple and practical, they come with a single bed and a workspace. Details : Occupancy : 1 person Superficy : 13 m2 Bed : 1 single bed Extra bed : no View : street side.
Double room
Large and comfortable, this room type has a superficy of 19m2. The room features a bathroom with show or bathtub. They come with a big double bed. Details : Occupancy : 1 or 2 persons Superficy : 19 m2 Bed : 1 big double Extra bed : no View : street side.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Internet
WiFi

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
  • 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

Dining

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

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.

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Excelsior

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.7

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vladas Snieckus
Business
Vilnius
Aug 14, 2015

Cosy hotel near Cornavin

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.

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

Business

Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Alexander G.
Single
N/A
Aug 11, 2015

OK experience

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.

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

Single

Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AIXA C.
Single
Ensenada
Jul 22, 2015

one nite

Nice room but little, the city to hot and just a small fan in the room.

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

Single

Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jennifer L.
Couples
Oakland
Jun 3, 2015

Good quality for a good price

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.

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

Couples

Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bin L.
Single
Somerset
May 29, 2015

Weekend Stay in Geneva

I spent a weekend (2 nights) at Hotel Excelsior in Geneva. The location is great, within walking distance of Gare Conavin. Being in downtown, there are a lot of shops around. Lake Le Man is not far, either. Room (I booked a single room) is small but that's standard for Europe. Cleanliness is highly satisfactory and the staff are very friendly and helpful. My only complaint is that the WiFi connection in my room is not good. Overall quite a pleasant experience.

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

Single

Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sierra Dude
Couples
Geneva
Sep 15, 2014

Solid Choice

Pro's: Close to the train station, shopping, restaurants and many other things in Geneva. The guy at the front desk was extremely helpful. Very unique hotel. Con's: Street noise and lighting was definitely an issue in Room 10, elevator noise and water pipe drainage from elsewhere in the building was also an issue.

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

Couples

Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ABHK
Couples
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 19, 2014

Horrible stay

I stayed at the hotel on the night of 16th August and left 17th August. My experience was terrible as I have never encountered such a bad staff (worst staff at the reception I have ever seen as the person was in the morning shift) at the reception, bad rooms, bad facilities. The entire experience was worst I have ever experienced.

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

Couples

Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mountain goat
Single
shropshire, England
Jul 5, 2014

perfect budget stopover in Geneva

Excellent service and value for money. Only 3 minutes walk from main railway station. Good Continental breakfast including boiled eggs. Would definitely stay again.

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

Single

Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ainenic
Business
Geneva
Jun 27, 2014

Short stay in Geneva

Great little spot, one min to lake, one min to train and buses and right opposite a great supermarket. Only downsides were no air conditioning and no real catering facilities but that was solved by trip to supermarket. Great value for Geneva.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Manor for amazing choice of chocolate, fruit, pastries and take away good. Geneva is really expensive but supermarket is fine.

Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nth visitor
Single
Nantucket Ma
Sep 27, 2013

single guy with European tastes

Very friendly and helpful front desk. I stayed two nights. Clean but small room and bath. Excellent continental breakfast. Comfy bed. Excellent location - not far from the main train station, down the street from Geneva's largest department store and not far from the old town and Lac Lemon. Sound proof windows for quiet sleeping. Overall very nice, not spectacular but pleasant, clean, good location and friendly, Good value.

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

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try the Globus department store in the old town for lunch. Self serve, good variety of food at good value and a great crowd

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