Excelsior - Geneva

34 Rue Rousseau, Geneva, Switzerlandshow map
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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  585 reviews
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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
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Cafe

Swimming pool
Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Cafe

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Swimming pool

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Interior view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExtra bedAll children5 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children6 - 13 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Jet d'EauJet d'Eau3000 ft
Bains des PâquisBains des Pâquis3000 ft
Victoria HallVictoria Hall2000 ft
Flower ClockFlower Clock2300 ft
St. Pierre CathedralSt. Pierre Cathedral2700 ft
Gare de CornavinGare de Cornavin700 ft
Shopping Area GeneveShopping Area Geneve2000 ft
Patek Philippe MuseumPatek Philippe Museum3300 ft
Leman TheatreLeman Theatre2000 ft
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TerroirificTerroirific700 ftnew address at the beginning of 2014
Le PradierLe Pradier800 ftRue Pradier 6
Le Bistrot de CharlotteLe Bistrot de Charlotte900 ftPlace des Bergues 3
Il Lago at The Four Seasons HotelIl Lago at The Four Seasons Hotel1100 ft33, Quai des Bergues
Rasoi by Vineet at Mandarin Oriental, GenevaRasoi by Vineet at Mandarin Oriental, Geneva1200 ftQuai Turrettini 1
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United Nations GenevaUnited Nations Geneva1.1 mi
Genève-PlageGenève-Plage1.6 mi
Villa DiodattiVilla Diodatti2.1 mi
Gare de Genève-SécheronGare de Genève-Sécheron1.0 mi
Gare des Eaux-VivesGare des Eaux-Vives1.1 mi
PalExpoPalExpo2.2 mi
Stade de GenèveStade de Genève2.2 mi
Parc La GrangeParc La Grange1.1 mi
Golf Club de GenéveGolf Club de Genéve2.5 mi
VitamVitam6.3 mi500 route des Envignes
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Getting around
Airports
Geneve-cointrin (GVA)2.7 mi
Sion (SIR)56.6 mi
Train
Gare de Cornavin1000 ft
Gare de Genève-Sécheron1.1 mi
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  585  reviews

Rating by category:

9.3
Location
7.3
Rooms
9.3
Service
7.3
Dining
  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Exhibited at event in Palexpo

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Situation was very good

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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    near bus and railways stations.Good breakfast

    Rooms are too small, Could have cable TV

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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).

  • 9.4
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

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

    Single beds, not enough hanging space for clothes.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  585 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExtra bedAll children5 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children6 - 13 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Geneve-cointrin (GVA)2.7 mi
Sion (SIR)56.6 mi
Train
Gare de Cornavin1000 ft
Gare de Genève-Sécheron1.1 mi
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