$113 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 29, 2015 Check-out: May 30, 2015

Hotel Excelsior

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
23 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

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 23
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sun K.
Business
N/A
Apr 14, 2015

Overnight stay for connection

Great value and good location. I stayed overnight in a single room (twin bed) and it worked out fine. The walls are thin so you'll likely hear other guests coming and going especially in the morning. I'm a deep sleeper so it didn't bother me. It's located just a few minutes away from the Coravin train station and less than a minute from a bus stop. There is a mall (Manor) directly across from the hotel to get various things from food to clothing. Very friendly and helpful desk staff. I will definitely stay here again if/when I'm in Geneva again!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Robinwang
Business
China
Nov 21, 2014

one person travel

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

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mountain goat
Business
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:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nth visitor
Business
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:

Business

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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
nhsten
Business
San Francisco, CA
Jan 19, 2013

Nice little stay in downtown Geneva

Depending on purpose this hotel could be great usually on business I select known options but I was alone visiting for business and meeting friends and this was a very pleasant surprise. Centrally-located, excellent friendly staff people, good breakfast not great I missed more elaborate offerings of salmon, veggies, and fruits but over all a nice small (my room a bit snug for more than one person) attractive even charming establishment in a modern metropolitan w old world euro package. Personally loved it!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Centrally located very convenient access to shopping nearby

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Reviewer score

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

Business

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Review of Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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