$120 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 27, 2015 Check-out: Mar 28, 2015

Hotel Excelsior

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
21 reviews
one person travel

the reception is very nice and helpful. Very convenient to the public transportation. See full review

  • Robinwang
  • Nov 21, 2014
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
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 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.

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
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 breakfast buffet offers a nice mix of English and continental fare (at cost). 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
Policies and fees
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
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

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.

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Guest Reviews (21)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Excelsior

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 21
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.7

78% would recommend to a friend.

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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.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
florida science traveler
Business
Gainesville, FL
Sep 14, 2013

great location, right price

I stayed here my last night in Europe after 2 weeks traveleing on business. 5 minute walk from the train station in a very recently renovated building. Everything was very neat and clean. A rather basic room but to be expected for the price I paid. Bonus was a major grocery store right across the street (Manor). I was too tired to think about finding a decent dinner, so went to the grocery store. They have a wide variety of basic groceries and carryout food as well as a fully stocked chocolate shop if you need to take something home. One down side was the internet was a little slow.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Major gorcery store / shopping complex (Manor) across the street.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ferit
Business
New York
Aug 9, 2013

Stay at the Hotel in July and August 2013

The Hotel offers a broadly decent service but in overall it is closer to any two star hotel and it overpriced for the service you get. Positive: It is very well placed, it offers a rather good wi-fi internet service and you always get the local transport card for free which is very convenient. The brakfast is included and it is decent. It is clean and the personnel is very kind and they are always ready to help. Less positive aspects: Single bed rooms are really small. I had the feeling that it was bumping on myself all the time. Very few wall outlets; it has no Air Conditioning and even one may think this is hardly needed in Europe, i can tell you it was really hot. Rooms are equipped with a small ventilator and I did use it all the time i was in. Bad: separating walls seem to be very thin. I was lucky not to have very noisy neighbors all the time but when i got one that could not live without TV it became really annoying. Dont go there without earplugs... I would recommend it for a short stay and if you are out most of the time.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MaxdC
Business
Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 18, 2013

Central, convenient and relatively cheap

Hotels in Geneva are not a bargain in general but this one has all it needs for the short-term traveller: central location (3 min walk from Cornavin), clean, spacious enough rooms, good enough breakfast, very helpful staff and free wifi. No frills, no disappointment!

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

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
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

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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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