Excelsior Hotel - Geneva

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid 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

Excelsior Hotel is placed in a shopping area of Geneva in the vicinity of United Nations Geneva and PalExpo. Renovated in 2000, the business hotel has welcomed guests since 1946.

This property is situated in the center of Geneva, minutes away from banks, convention centers and embassies. Set within a 20-minute walking distance from Geneva city center.

Excelsior Hotel lies within 5 minutes’ drive to Geneve-cointrin airport.

Rooms

The property comprises of quiet rooms appointed with a laptop-compatible safe, a dressing room, cable TV with on-demand movies, climate control and a sofa. The guestrooms look out on the city. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, a hairdryer and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

A free continental breakfast is served every morning. Serving an array of dishes, Terroirific and Rasoi by Vineet at Mandarin Oriental are just 250 meters away.

Services

Business facilities feature computers, a conference room and a business center.

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • 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/ Baby cots

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • 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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

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
  • Geneve-cointrin (GVA)
    2.7 mi
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 Double Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
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
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
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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:Cribs/baby cots
  • Hypoallergenic pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
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:Cribs/baby 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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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
  • Jet d'Eau3000 ft
  • Ausstellung Arnold Odermatt bei Simon Studer Art3000 ft
  • Bains des Pâquis3000 ft

Places of interest

  • 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

  • Bains des Paquis3000 ft
  • Geneva Town hall3000 ft

Museums

  • Batiment des Forces Motrices(BFM)2000 ft

Theaters

  • ARTISTES ET PROMOTION Sàrl2000 ft
  • AMARPROD Sàrl3000 ft

Local attractions

  • Museum of Natural History 5000 ft
    1 Route de Malagnou, Geneva
  • Eglise Russe5300 ft
    18 Rue De Beaumont, Geneva
  • UNOG - Palais des Nations1.3 mi
    8 - 14 avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneva 10, Geneva
  • Musee d'Histoire des Sciences5100 ft
    Parc de La Perle du Lac, Geneva
  • Musee Ariana1.2 mi
    10 av. de la Paix, Geneva

Near the hotel

  • Mont Blanc1200 ft
    Switzerland
  • Schtroumph Buildings2300 ft
    23-29 rue Louis Favre, Geneva
  • Espace Rousseau2500 ft
    Grand-Rue 40, Geneva
  • Musee International de la Reforme2700 ft
    4 rue du Cloitre, Geneva
  • Barbier-Mueller Museum 2300 ft
    Rue Jean-Calvin, 10, Geneva
  • Le Musee Rath2300 ft
    Place Neuve, Geneva
  • Maison Tavel2600 ft
    6 rue du Puits-St-Pierre, 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 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
  • Geneve-cointrin (GVA)
    2.7 mi
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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