$140 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 21, 2014 Check-out: Sep 22, 2014

Hotel Excelsior

3 stars
Rue Rousseau 34, Geneva, 1201
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
20 reviews
perfect budget stopover in Geneva

Excellent service and value for money. Only 3 minutes walk from main railway station. Good... See full review

  • mountain goat
  • Jul 5, 2014
great location, right price

I stayed here my last night in Europe after 2 weeks traveleing on business. 5 minute walk from the... See full review

  • florida science traveler
  • Sep 14, 2013
Above-average amenities in Geneva hotel near train station

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 buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi. 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.

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

Features

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

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
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

Hotel Map

46.2078 6.1432
Area served
Banks, Shopping Area, Lakeside, NGOs, UN, Train station
Nearby airports
International Airport From Geneva International Aiport 6 minutes by train and 15 by bus.
Area description
The Excelsior Hotel is located near the lake of Geneva and the Mont Blanc Bridge. Easy accessible by train, stop Geneva Cornavin train station In the heart of the city centre, near the shopping and the bank area.

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Hotel Excelsior Rooms

Single room
Room for one person with a single bed, television, telephone, safe and minibar. Unlimited WIFI connexion included. Bathroom with shower; 5th floors rooms with balcony,.
Double room
Room for 1 or 2 people with double bed, television, telephone, safe and minibar. Unlimited WIFI connexion included. Bathroom with bath or shower, 5th and 6th floor rooms with balcony

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
  • Plaine de Plainpalais: 0.6 mi
  • Water Fountain: 0.6 mi
  • Place de la Fusterie: 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
  • Plaine de Plainpalais: 0.6 mi
  • Water Fountain: 0.6 mi
  • Place de la Fusterie: 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:
1500
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 (20)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Excelsior

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 20
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ellabell
Milwaukee, WI
Jan 10, 2013

Great short stay

I stopped in Geneva making my way through Europe, and I'd say that the Excelsior was a wonderful place to stay for a night or two. It is near the main train station, and not too far from the airport. Nothing was wrong with my room or the service, it's just not somewhere I would stay for a long period of time. I would stay again!

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

3
5.01.0
Amussari
Malvern PA
Nov 1, 2012

Convenient Location

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast was good. The croissants are especially good. The hotel is very convenient to the train station and to Old Town Geneva. The Manor department store is across the street.. They just put in a coffee machine but there is no soft drink accommodations in the hotel. Street noise is very prevalent through out. If you are looking for a small , accessible place to stay with a friendly atmosphere this is a good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

There are no real money savers in Geneva. It is just an expensive place to be: 2 Big Mac meals medium sized 25 Swiss Francs , that is over $25 for MacDonald s!!! Starbuck's is about 4.90 Swiss Franc per small cup. The good food places are even higher.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
2012
Business
UK
Sep 14, 2012

great location

Great location and helpful staff. Room was good, spacious and had a refurbished bathroom. Buffet breakfast was quite limited but included in the room price. One of the best hotels I've stayed in central Geneva for the price.

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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
August visitor RE
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Aug 13, 2012

Nice location

Located just in front of Manor supermarket, the train station, cinemas and the central postal office. I had a room with windows to the inner yard, so did not hear the traffic noise at all. However my room was next to the elevator, so I could hear people passing by all the time, including the night time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: In Hotel

After making the reservation, please double check with the hotel directly that they have received the order or not. I was surprised at the front desk when they told me they did not have my reservation on file.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jomazzone
Dayton, OH, USA
Apr 6, 2012

Great place to stay!

We enjoyed this hotel very much. The location was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The only downside was if you left your window open at night it was sometimes a little noisy, especially in the morning when the street cleaner came. I would definately stay here again!

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

4
5.01.0
Vickylegal
Business
Nairobi
Mar 28, 2012

Good value for Money!

This hotel was really good value. It's close to the Gare Cornavin. I just had to figure out which side of the road I was on :). The lake is also just a few blocks away, which was excellent! The breakfast buffet was adequate, the staff were really courteous and the room was nice and clean although very small. But all things - especially my budget - considered. It was worth it!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The shops underground at the Gare have good bargains, you have to search patiently and carefully to find them :). Go deeper into the mall, don't finish off at thew entrance.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
St. Louis, MO
May 29, 2011

Nice hotel near the lake

A pleasant small European hotel. Nicely situated, an easy two blocks from the lake.

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

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Jose, CA
Jan 13, 2011

Hotel Excelsior Geneva

Room are extremely noisy, tile floors, no rugs, you can hear the person upstairs VERY easily. Rooms have no venulation unless you open a window, very problematic in the winter. Room was extremely small ~7' x 12'. 0nly one medium size towel, the bar of soap is the size of postage stamp & 1/8" thick. Location is very good, only a few blocks from the central train station.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
California
Jan 22, 2010

Clean and Friendly but Small

[...] Very small rooms with single bed. 1 1/2 steps from door to end of room. Very clean, very friendly staff, breakfast was included and was very nice. Free internet in room was appreciated however the desk that was provided did not have an outlet near it so the laptop had to be used on the single bed. Very noisy but it is smack downtown and only 2 blocks to the train that runs directly to the airport.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Bus and train service are easy and a great price.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 21, 2010

nice and clean, good location

friendly staff, bed and pillows are very nice and quality, the only thing that i didn't like was the dark brown wood decoration of the room

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

Business

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