Excelsior Hotel - Geneva

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Indoor parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

Located in the center of Geneva, the 3-star Excelsior Hotel offers quiet rooms. The hotel was opened in 1946, renovated in 2000 and is housed in a 6-storey building.

This comfortable hotel is situated 1.6 km from Eglise Russe, Musee d'Histoire des Sciences and Vieux-Carouge. Just 20 minutes' walk from Geneva city center.

Banks, convention centers and embassies are only several minutes away.

It lies only 200 meters away from Gare de Cornavin train station. 5 minutes by car from Geneve-cointrin airport.

Rooms

The property offers 54 guestrooms appointed with a laptop-size safe, a sitting area, cable TV with on-demand movies, climate control and a sofa. Some rooms overlook the city. A microwave, a fridge and a stove are also provided for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily. Guests can enjoy a meal in Le Pradier and Terroirific, which are located in a shopping area, just about 5 minutes’ walk from Excelsior Hotel.

Services

Comforts like a safety deposit box, a luggage storage and a news stand are provided on site.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid off-site parking
  • Parking
  • Indoor parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Bicycle storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 5 may stay at the price of CHF 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 4 may stay at the price of CHF 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 

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 Center
  • 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

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Bed type: Double bed
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    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 175 sq. feet
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      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 270 sq. feet
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        Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Excelsior Hotel - Geneva Geneva location
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          Hotel Address:

          34 Rue Rousseau, Geneva, Switzerland

          Get directions
          City Center
          • 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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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • BAGHERY'S fondeée en 1984 - 700 ft
          • lake parade - 1000 ft
          • Hafen Genf - 1700 ft
          • cathédrale saint pierre - 2700 ft
          • Jet d'Eau - 3000 ft
          • Ausstellung Arnold Odermatt bei Simon Studer Art - 3000 ft
          • Bains des Pâquis - 3000 ft

          Places of interest

          • Flower Clock - 2300 ft
          • St. Pierre Cathedral - 2700 ft

          Train stations

          • Gare de Cornavin - 700 ft

          Shopping areas

          • Shopping Area Geneve - 2000 ft

          Amusement

          • Central-Cinéma - 400 ft
          • Billard de Plainpalais - 3000 ft

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Bains des Paquis - 3000 ft
          • Geneva Town hall - 3000 ft

          Museums

          • Batiment des Forces Motrices(BFM) - 2000 ft

          Theaters

          • ARTISTES ET PROMOTION Sàrl - 2000 ft
          • AMARPROD Sàrl - 3000 ft

          Local attractions

          • Museum of Natural History - 5000 ft
            1 Route de Malagnou, Geneva
          • Eglise Russe - 5300 ft
            18 Rue De Beaumont, Geneva
          • UNOG - Palais des Nations - 1.3 mi
            8 - 14 avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, Geneva
          • Musee d'Histoire des Sciences - 5100 ft
            Parc de La Perle du Lac, Geneva
          • Musee Ariana - 1.2 mi
            10 av. de la Paix, Geneva

          Near the hotel

          • Mont Blanc - 1200 ft
            Switzerland
          • Schtroumph Buildings - 2300 ft
            23-29 rue Louis Favre, Geneva
          • Espace Rousseau - 2500 ft
            Grand-Rue 40, Geneva
          • Musee International de la Reforme - 2700 ft
            4 rue du Cloitre, Geneva
          • Barbier-Mueller Museum - 2300 ft
            Rue Jean-Calvin, 10, Geneva
          • Le Musee Rath - 2300 ft
            Place Neuve, Geneva
          • Maison Tavel - 2600 ft
            6 rue du Puits-St-Pierre, Geneva

          Restaurants nearby

          • Terroirific - 700 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 Charlotte - 900 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, Geneva - 1200 ft

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

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

          • Le Pradier - 800 ft

            Address: Rue Pradier 6

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

          • Il Lago at The Four Seasons Hotel - 1100 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 622 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 Hotel - Geneva Geneva location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          34 Rue Rousseau, Geneva, Switzerland

          Get directions
          City Center
          • 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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