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Excelsior - Geneva

34 Rue Rousseau, Geneva, Switzerland  show map
 3 stars
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Excelsior - Geneva

Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Swimming pool
Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Overview

Offering soundproof rooms, the comfortable Excelsior Hotel is located only 1.7 km from United Nations Geneva. Residing in a 6-story building, the hotel was opened in 1946 and renovated in 2000.

Excelsior Hotel is 20 minutes' walk from the center of Geneva.

This hotel is set in a shopping area next to embassies, banks and convention centers.

Excelsior Hotel is at a short distance from Gare de Cornavin train station. Due to its location 5 km from Geneve-cointrin airport, it will take about 10 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

Excelsior Hotel welcomes guests to take advantage of climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies, a safe, coffee/tea makers and a sofa supplied in the rooms. Some rooms have the city view. Room facilities also include an electric kettle, a fridge and a stove for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The elegant restaurant serves fine meals. Offering Swiss and Indian dishes, Le Pradier is a 5-minute walk away.

Services

The property offers computers, a business center and a meeting room for business guests staying at Excelsior Hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   54.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange

Services

  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre

Children's facilities

  • Cots

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Interior view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

34 Rue Rousseau, Geneva, Switzerland

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City Centre
  • Geneva
    3700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Gare de Cornavin
    1000 ft
  • Gare de Genève-Sécheron
    1.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Terroirific (cuisine: Spanish)
    700 ft
  • Le Pradier (cuisine: Swiss)
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    54

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Rooms and availability

Excelsior photos Exterior Hotel information
Premium One-Bedroom Double Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Deluxe|Premium Double Room with 1 bedroom and City View (Double bed)

Excelsior photos Room
Standard Double Room
Courtyard view
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This quiet double room has a minibar, a cable TV and a bathroom.

Excelsior photos Room
Standard Single Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Room facing the road, with cable TV, a minibar, and a bathroom. Please note that extra beds and baby cots are not available in this room type.

Excelsior photos Room
Triple Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Triple Room

Excelsior photos Room
Superior Double Room
Courtyard view
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

This spacious double room was renovated in 2016 and features a balcony, seating area and minibar.

Excelsior Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • BAGHERY'S fondeée en 1984700 ft
  • lake parade1000 ft
  • Hafen Genf1700 ft
  • cathédrale saint pierre2700 ft
  • Bains des Pâquis3000 ft
  • Jet d'Eau3000 ft

Places of interest

  • Victoria Hall2000 ft
  • Flower Clock2300 ft
  • St. Pierre Cathedral2700 ft

Train stations

  • Gare de Cornavin700 ft

Shopping areas

  • Shopping Area Geneve2000 ft

Amusement

  • Central-Cinéma400 ft
  • Billard de Plainpalais3000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Geneva Town hall3000 ft
  • Bains des Paquis3000 ft

Museums

  • Batiment des Forces Motrices(BFM)2000 ft

Theaters

  • ARTISTES ET PROMOTION Sàrl2000 ft
  • Leman Theatre2000 ft

Local attractions

  • Chocolaterie Stettler5100 ft
    Avenue Blanc 49
  • UNOG - Palais des Nations1.2 mi
    8 - 14 avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10
  • Musee Ariana1.2 mi
    avenue de la Paix 10
  • Musee d\'Histoire des sciences1.0 mi
    Parc de La Perle du Lac 128 rue de Lausanne
  • Jet d\'Eau1.3 mi
    quai Gustave-Ador Jetee des Eaux-Vives

Near the hotel

  • Notre Dame Basilica900 ft
    rue Argand 3
  • Lake Geneva2400 ft
    GenevaSwitzerland
  • Schtroumph Buildings2200 ft
    rue Louis- Favre 23-29
  • The Molard Tower2300 ft
    place du Molard 2
  • Bike Switzerland1600 ft
    22 Rue des Grottes, Geneva
  • Batiment des Forces Motrices2100 ft
    Place des Volontaires, 2, Geneva
  • Grand Theatre de Geneve2300 ft
    11, boulevard du Theatre, Geneva

Restaurants nearby

  • Terroirific700 ft

    Address: new address at the beginning of 2014
    Phone: 0041774915103

    86% likes this, based on 44 reviews
    Cuisine: Spanish
    Price Range: USD 13 - USD 35

  • Le Bistrot de Charlotte900 ft

    Address: Place des Bergues 3
    Phone: 0227318181

    67% likes this, based on 92 reviews
    Price Range: USD 39 - USD 72

  • Rasoi by Vineet at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva1200 ft

    Address: Quai Turrettini 1
    Phone: +41 22 909 00 06

    86% likes this, based on 112 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

  • Le Pradier800 ft

    Address: Rue Pradier 6

    67% likes this, based on 17 reviews
    Cuisine: Swiss

  • Il Lago at The Four Seasons Hotel1100 ft

    Address: 33, Quai des Bergues
    Phone: 41 (22) 908 70 00

    76% likes this, based on 103 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary
    Price Range: USD 34 - USD 138

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    54

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Excelsior Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Excelsior

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 580 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
9.3
Rooms
7.3
Service
9.3
Value
7.3
Dining
7.3

Guest reviews

  • Single
    9.2

    All the staffs were so friendly and helpful which was great.

    It was rather quite noisy. One could hear everything what is happening outside the room/in the corridor. And the quality was breakfast was really disappointing. They provided old croissants. Breakfast service too poor to believe that I am staying in a swiss three-star. Nevertheless I would say that the hotel is fine for short-stay, business travellers.

  • Single
    5.8

    You can get what you pay for - clean and tidy room + WiFi connection

    Their breakfast was poor and the area was a little noisy at night.

  • Single
    10.0

    Room was nice. Breakfast was much better than I was expecting....lots of variety for a continental! Excellent central location close to train station (I was walking) and to the lakeside walk. Only had half a day in city.

  • Single
    8.8

    Exhibited at event in Palexpo

  • Single
    7.0

    Situation was very good

    Room was ok, sort of basic but for Geneva not bad.

  • Single
    7.8

    Very clean room. Check-in was easy. The breakfast was good.

    The rooms can be very noisy with street noise and noise form teh hallway.

  • Single
    7.0

    near bus and railways stations.Good breakfast

    Rooms are too small, Could have cable TV

  • Single
    8.2

    The staff were helpful and polite. The location is excellent, right near Cornavin railway station, which means that you can take a (cheap) train from the airport and arrive within a city block from the hotel ten minutes later, stroll across the bridge and enjoy a beer near the lake, and take a tram or bus to wherever you need to go in the city using your free public transport courtesy of the hotel. When in your room or at breakfast, you can use the free WiFi.

    The only two minuses I found were that the single bed was a bit small for my 1m92 (6'4") - but this is a problem I encounter wherever I go - that the general look of the hotel was a bit too 1970s for my taste and that some of the upholstery in the breakfast room needs to be replaced. But overall, for a quick business trip that doesn't break the bank, I would highly recommend the Excelsior.

  • Single
    9.2

    Very centrally located in Geneva's city centre, also with good transport connections; busses, trams and main train station are all just a couple of minutes away. The hotel itself is clean and comfortable.

    Some people may be put off by the noise that travels up at night time from the bars and restaurants in the street.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    The Excelsior was a clean comfortable hotel and centrally located. Train station only a short walk away, shopping all around and the Lake at the bottom of the street.

  • Single
    5.4

    Sheets and bed were very clean. Free pass for public transportation rather than booking a taxi.

    Very noisy: 1. I woke up because I thought that someone was taking a shower in my bathroom while it was in my neighboor's room. 2. I switched off the fridge in the room because of the noise. 3. I kept the window closed because of the noise from teh streets and did not sleep well beacuse too warm and not enough fresh air. Breakfast quality is poor. In general terms, very expensive for what it is (especially that I had an upgrade of my room).

  • Single
    9.4

    It was convenient to the buses and train and shopping. The staff was helpful and the breakfasts good. And the price was very good for Geneva.

  • Single
    10.0

    I was very impressed with Hotel Excelsior. I've stayed in several hotels in the center of Geneva for access to the airport the next morning and this was the best one. Convenient location close to Cornavin station. Nice breakfast. Very clean and comfortable.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    Clean, great location 3 minutes walk from the train and bus. Friendly and helpful staff.

    Single beds, not enough hanging space for clothes.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Very good location, close to train station and Geneva lake. Very clean hotel too.

    Was not aware that the hotel room was without aircon or heater so it ended up a little stuffy at night.

How to reach hotel

hotel Excelsior - Geneva Geneva location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

34 Rue Rousseau, Geneva, Switzerland

Get directions
City Centre
  • Geneva
    3700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Gare de Cornavin
    1000 ft
  • Gare de Genève-Sécheron
    1.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Terroirific (cuisine: Spanish)
    700 ft
  • Le Pradier (cuisine: Swiss)
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    54

Hotel Awards

SwissHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedGenevaExcelsior

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Hotels Recommended by Guests in Switzerland

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