$94 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 3, 2015 Check-out: Apr 4, 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
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
  • 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.

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Excelsior

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 21
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.6

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sierra Dude
Business
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:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Pete from Boston
Business
Boston, MA
Jun 17, 2013

Good affordable rooms

We stayed at the hotel for one night. It was in a very accessible location to everything happening in the Geneva and is a 15-minute bus ride or 10-minute train ride to the airport. The hotel staff was kind, rooms were clean and the bathrooms were good. Our room included the continental breakfast which was ok for what we paid, but nothing to talk about.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Suslik
Business
Dublin, Ireland
Jan 18, 2013

Good hotel, good location

Upon arrival the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was what was expected, clean, big enough and nicely decorated. The only problem was internet connection which was very slow. Breakfast good but not a huge selection of foods compared to other hotels. Overall nice hotel right in the centre of Geneva and very close to the train station.

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

3
5.01.0
Amussari
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jomazzone
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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