Hotel Residence St James

3 stars
View map of Rue Versonnex 3, Geneva, 1207

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
19 reviews
Nice trip

Not a bad value for the money, location is great. They need to adjust a few things, such as the... See full review

  • Ronal
  • Mar 4, 2015
Great location

Great location to all tourist places, only 2mins walk to Rive to catch lots of diff buses (free) to... See full review

  • Happy traveller 1
  • Nov 21, 2014

Travelers wanting some extra space to stretch out as well as a kitchen will appreciate these apartment-style rooms. The eight-story hotel stands on busy Rue Versonnex across from Jardin Anglais and three minutes from Geneva icon Jet d'Eau. Breakfast service is available, but many guests opt to cook for themselves or explore restaurants and shops along Geneva's main shopping street around the corner. 

Rooms

The 51 nicely sized rooms all include a full kitchen, living room, and high-speed Internet (fees apply, some have Wi-Fi). Studios range from 215 to 344 square feet and are equipped with Murphy beds. One- and two-bedroom apartments measure between 484 and 968 square feet and feature a white-and-gold color palette. All come with air conditioning, iron/ironing board, safe, cable/satellite television, telephone, and hairdryer. Some rooms on top floors of the eight-story tower enjoy partial views of Lake Geneva.

Property features

Breakfast service is available, but many guests choose to cook for themselves or explore nearby restaurants.

Highlights
  • Apartment-style accommodations ranging from studio to two-bedroom
  • Across from Jardin Anglais and Jet d'Eau
  • Near Geneva's main shopping street
Nearby attractions
  • Jardin Anglais (just outside)
  • Jet d'Eau (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Musee d'Art et d'Histoire (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Palais des Nations (2 mi/3.3 km)
Business
  • Business center with two computers
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby
Transportation
  • Gare de Cornavin (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Geneva International Airport (5 mi/8.2 km)
  • Free Geneva Transport Card for use on public transportation

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Hotel Residence St James Rooms

STANDARD - STUDIO
Room with 1 double bed including facilities like Air conditioning , Iron / Ironing board, Safe in room, Cable / Satellite TV, Kitchenette, Telephone, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom and Hairdryer.
SUPERIOR - STUDIO
Room with 2 twin bed including facilities like Air conditioning , Iron / Ironing board, Safe in room, Cable / Satellite TV, Kitchenette, Telephone, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom and Hairdryer.
STANDARD - APARTMENT
Room with 1 double and 2 twin bed including facilities like Air conditioning , Iron / Ironing board, Safe in room, Cable / Satellite TV, Kitchenette, Telephone, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom and Hairdryer.

Amenities

Services
Business center

Nearby points of interest

  • Theatre Universite and Eaux Vives: 0.1 mi
  • Flower Clock: 0.2 mi
  • Water Fountain: 0.3 mi
  • Saint Peter’s Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Reformation Wall: 0.5 mi
  • The Brunswick Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Main Train Station (Gare Centrale Cornavin): 0.6 mi
  • University of Geneva: 0.7 mi
  • Parc La Grange: 0.9 mi
  • La Perle du Lac: 1.1 mi
  • Centre International de Conférences Genève: 1.4 mi
  • Carouge: 1.5 mi
  • Palace of Nations: 1.6 mi
  • Place du Marche: 1.8 mi
  • Red Cross Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Theatre Universite and Eaux Vives: 0.1 mi
  • Flower Clock: 0.2 mi
  • Water Fountain: 0.3 mi
  • Saint Peter’s Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Reformation Wall: 0.5 mi
  • The Brunswick Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Main Train Station (Gare Centrale Cornavin): 0.6 mi
  • University of Geneva: 0.7 mi
  • Parc La Grange: 0.9 mi
  • La Perle du Lac: 1.1 mi
  • Centre International de Conférences Genève: 1.4 mi
  • Carouge: 1.5 mi
  • Palace of Nations: 1.6 mi
  • Place du Marche: 1.8 mi
  • Red Cross Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Geneva Botanical Gardens: 1.9 mi
  • The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations: 2 mi
  • World Health Organization Headquarters: 2.2 mi
  • Geneva Airport railway station: 2.8 mi
  • The Lake Geneva: 25.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1:00 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 Residence St James

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.6

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Residence St James

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ronal
Friends
Burbank
Mar 4, 2015

Nice trip

Not a bad value for the money, location is great. They need to adjust a few things, such as the interior aesthetics.

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

Friends

Review of Hotel Residence St James

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ronal
Single
Burbank
Feb 18, 2015

Not bad

Not a bad experience, but not great either. The place definetely needs to be remodeled, especially the rooms.

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

Single

Review of Hotel Residence St James

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Happy traveller 1
Friends
Uk
Nov 21, 2014

Great location

Great location to all tourist places, only 2mins walk to Rive to catch lots of diff buses (free) to various location, inc direct to airport with bus 10. Nice to be able to cook own meal in fully equipped kitchen. Supermarket 2 streets on the left. Staff very nice and polite. It's unlikely that you will find a hotel at this price at this location with self catering facilities. Be mindful that it is a 3 star hotel. If you like luxury then expect to pay luxury price at other hotels, Geneva is a very expensive city. Think positive, Be happy and enjoy your trip.

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

Friends

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

If you like science/physics - Visit CERN and do the 2 hour guided tour- Amazing! Give yourself 3 hrs. Includes guided tour, laser show , 3D show. Particles show in the globe, micro expedition. All free but book the tour online. Tram 18 to CERN last stop

Review of Hotel Residence St James

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
anthouryum lover
Business
Portland ME
Oct 26, 2014

Great location accurate low value

It is a plus to have a small kitchen with a stove and refrigerator when you travel a lot and you want to stay away from restaurant food. The location is also great, close to Lake Leman and the train station. Nice people at the desk, though powerless in decision making and hotel amenities. Clean sheets w one polyester blanket. The furniture needs almost complete repair, totally broken chest of drawers, dirty stove with non functioning broken knobs. Couldn t control radiator heat. It appeared that the place was previously used by careless long term users. No parking available to load/unload. For Geneva prices, it was certainly a deal.

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

Business

Review of Hotel Residence St James

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Howiskaren
Friends
NYC
Jan 2, 2014

Cute hotel great location

The hotel is located right at the heart of geneva. It's small but the room I was in even had a kitchen which is a plus to make a decent breakfast since the hotel breakfast is expensive to be that simple.

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

Friends

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Hit the supermarket for reasonable priced warm foods & snacks for later!

Review of Hotel Residence St James

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
THE DEL
Couples
DUBLIN IRELAND
Dec 1, 2013

GOOD OVERALL

,I READ OTHER REVIEWS ON THIS SITE AND IM STILL WONDERING IF WE ALL STAYED IN THE SAME HOTEL,I HAVE NOTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT THIS HOTEL AT ALL,STAFF GOOD, ROOM GOOD,LOCATION VERY GOOD,

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

Couples

Review of Hotel Residence St James

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
She likes a clean room
Friends
The Netherlands
Nov 4, 2013

Very dirty!

This hotel is very dirty- upon arrival, we found large amounts of hair on the beds, floor, bathtub (which had been stuck to the sides for some time), back of the door, etc. We reported the problem immediately but the hotel was fully booked so they couldn't move us to another room and the cleaning staff had already gone home so they couldn't clean the room. So we stayed one night in the dirty room and they re-cleaned the room the next day, but it still wasn't clean, to the point where you didn't want to touch anything! Blankets and curtains were old and dirty and need to be replaced with new ones. The whole hotel needs major renovation - everything is old and deteriorated. There was also a musty smell in the room. The WiFi did not work the first day. There was no security lock on the door. We raised the issues with the manager who apologized but refused to give us a credit for the first night when we stayed in a dirty room. He offered us a discount on a future stay but obviously we will never, ever, ever stay here again. I have stayed at hundreds of hotels all over the world and this was among the worst. I can put up with a dated hotel but hotels should be clean and this one is not. Basically it was very bad quality for the price we paid. I absolutely do not recommend this hotel to other travellers!

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

Friends

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a great chicken place, "Chez Ma Cousine," in the old town and walking distance from the hotel. Eat there!

Review of Hotel Residence St James

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jaco
Couples
Birmingham
Sep 14, 2013

Hotel Residence St James

central location good value for money but could kept cleaner

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

Couples

Review of Hotel Residence St James

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Ronal
Couples
California
Jan 1, 2013

don't stay there

For Geneva, Switzerland, this hotel is a shame. Location is great, staff really nice; but the rest, the facility itself is a mess. I won't stay there again.

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

Couples

Review of Hotel Residence St James

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
to visit country
Family
california
Dec 6, 2012

puma7

great location and price for this old hotel. The best is kitchenete so you can make your meals.In the room are 5 beds so 5 people can sleep ( i was surprise) The hotel is located in the nicer part of Geneva . Close to shopping and marina and old town.

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

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

THe restaurant are very good .The stuff are excelent and helpful.I had great experience.

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