$111 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 11, 2015 Check-out: Sep 13, 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

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 26
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.3

86% would recommend to a friend.

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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

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

3
5.01.0
Pete from Boston
Couples
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:

Couples

Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Suslik
Couples
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:

Couples

Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Amussari
Couples
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:

Couples

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.

Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jomazzone
Couples
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:

Couples

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