$290 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 22, 2014 Check-out: Oct 23, 2014

Hotel La Colombiere

3 stars
171 Route de Ferney - Le Grand-Saconnex, Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, 1218
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
1.0
out of 5
1 reviews
Incredibly Overpriced

This is a small, BUDGET hotel in an anonymous suburb of Geneva. It isn't a "business" or "leisure"... See full review

  • Bling Dooby
  • Oct 7, 2009
B&B-style inn near Geneva Airport adjacent to Italian restaurant

This 30-room family-run inn is housed a renovated 170-year-old farm house close to Geneva International Airport and offers travelers an alternative to the numerous chain hotels near the airport. The location provides quick access to Palexpo Congress Center as well as the diplomatic district. The Italian restaurant on the ground floor is the true focus of the property, serving a variety of traditional Italian dishes such as vitello tonnato and saffron risotto. 

Highlights

  • Small inn housed in 170-year-old farmhouse
  • Five minutes from Geneva International Airport, Palexpo Congress Center, and diplomatic district
  • Italian restaurant on site

Rooms

Rustic stone walls and exposed wood beams run throughout 30 small but tastefully decorated rooms. Rooms include flat-screen television and Wi-Fi access (fees apply) and range in size from singles to suites. One triple room is available. Some bathrooms include a spa-style bathtub, others just a shower. 

Features

The Italian owner runs a restaurant on-site that is the true focus of this property -- guests check in at the restaurant desk. The menu features a variety of traditional Italian dishes such as vitello tonnato and saffron risotto. A modest continental breakfast is available in the morning.  

Transportation

  • Geneva International Airport (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Gare de Cornavin train station (2.1 mi/3.2 km)
  • On-site parking

Nearby attractions

  • Palais des Nations (1.7 mi/2.7  km)
  • Jardin Anglais (2.8 mi/4.6 km)
  • Jet d'Eau (3.1 mi/5.1 km)
  • Musee d'Art et d'Histoire (3.4 mi/5.5 km)

Hotel Map

46.2339 6.123
Area served
Geneva.
Nearby airports
Geneva Cointrin International Airport.
Area description
La Colombiere is located 3Km from the center of Geneva, less than 1 Km from the airport / train station and very close to the international organizations and the GENEVA PALEXPO. Public transport at the door of the hotel.

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Hotel La Colombiere Rooms

STANDARD - single
Single room with 1 twin bed (single bed)are equipped with LCD cable TV, a jacuzzi shower or bath, toilet, sink, granite, radio and high-speed Internet access. Beside the hotel, a villa with 5 bedrooms and kitchen that can be rented whole or by room.
STANDARD - double
Double/Twin Room with one double bed or two twin bed included Color TV, Internet access and Radio.
STANDARD - triple
Triple Room with one double bed and one twin bed included Color TV, Internet access and Radio.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Pet friendly
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • World Health Organization Headquarters: 0.4 mi
  • Geneva Airport railway station: 0.7 mi
  • Red Cross Museum: 0.8 mi
  • The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations: 0.9 mi
  • Palace of Nations: 1 mi
  • Centre International de Conférences Genève: 1.3 mi
  • Geneva Botanical Gardens: 1.3 mi
  • La Perle du Lac: 1.7 mi
  • Main Train Station (Gare Centrale Cornavin): 2 mi
  • The Brunswick Monument: 2.1 mi
  • Flower Clock: 2.4 mi
  • Water Fountain: 2.4 mi
  • Plaine de Plainpalais: 2.5 mi
  • Reformation Wall: 2.6 mi
  • Theatre Universite and Eaux Vives: 2.7 mi
  • World Health Organization Headquarters: 0.4 mi
  • Geneva Airport railway station: 0.7 mi
  • Red Cross Museum: 0.8 mi
  • The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations: 0.9 mi
  • Palace of Nations: 1 mi
  • Centre International de Conférences Genève: 1.3 mi
  • Geneva Botanical Gardens: 1.3 mi
  • La Perle du Lac: 1.7 mi
  • Main Train Station (Gare Centrale Cornavin): 2 mi
  • The Brunswick Monument: 2.1 mi
  • Flower Clock: 2.4 mi
  • Water Fountain: 2.4 mi
  • Plaine de Plainpalais: 2.5 mi
  • Reformation Wall: 2.6 mi
  • Theatre Universite and Eaux Vives: 2.7 mi
  • Place de la Fusterie: 2.7 mi
  • Parc La Grange: 2.8 mi
  • Carouge: 3.6 mi
  • Place du Marche: 3.8 mi
  • The Lake Geneva: 25.5 mi

Dining

Restaurant
In the restaurant, one can take time to savor one of the many specialties of the house, on the terrace around the large fountain or inside in a typical farm genevoise.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1200
Check-out:
1000

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 (1)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel La Colombiere

Overall score

1 / 5
5.01.0
1 out of 1
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Bling Dooby
Business
San Jose, CA
Oct 7, 2009

Incredibly Overpriced

This is a small, BUDGET hotel in an anonymous suburb of Geneva. It isn't a "business" or "leisure" hotel in any sense of the normal descriptives of the terms. Please don't think that the expensive room rate guarantees any kind of quality. This is not a charming little "boutique hotel". I could touch both walls at the same time in my tiny single room. The "wardrobe" was a few hooks on the wall. There were not enough electrical sockets to have the TV, cable and fan (no air conditioning here) on at the same time. I'm a tall guy, but my feet overhung the tiny bed by at least 12 inches. The skylight immediately above the bed had no curtain, so you wake with the dawn. The reception desk is never manned. No one ever answers calls to "Reception". If I were a backpacker paying $50 a night, I think that would be about right. But at the price they actually charge, it's a scandal. The only good things (I'm trying to be fair) are the very close location to the Palexpo expo centre and the nice, basic Italian restaurant that's owned by the same people. If you happen to need to be very close to the Palexpo and are willing to be hugely over-charged for the privilege and stay in a clean backpacker style hotel, this is for you. If you really are a backpacker, forget it as it's priced way above your budget.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurant attached serves good, basic and reasonably priced Italian food. But it's certainly not worth staying here to get it.

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