Hôtel Central

Hôtel Central

Rue de la Rôtisserie 2, Geneva 1204 Switzerland
На набережной Mont Blanc (10 мин. пешком от отеля)
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#48 of 111 hotels in Geneva
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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We look forward to welcoming you to our family-owned hotel in the heart of Geneva, at the foot of the Old Town, and a 3-minute walk from the lake. All rooms, studios and apartments are equipped with cable TV, DVD player, free WiFi/Broadband, telephone and fax/modem socket. Inclusive continental breakfast served in all rooms and apartments.Both short-term and long-term stays are welcome.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Breakfast in the room
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French

Location

Rue de la Rôtisserie 2, Geneva 1204 Switzerland
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Great for walkers
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Chambery Airport
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11 min
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Jeff J wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel consists of a couple of floors in an old building very close to Old Town Geneva and Rue de Marche, a very expensive shopping area. Be prepared not to have a refrigerator, microwave or in most rooms Air-conditioning (which isn't usually needed, but might be.) In the one bedroom units you get a 7.5 wide x 13 foot deep room with french doors that open to a 7.5 x 3 ft balcony. On the 5th floor the rooms are cleaned only on Tuesdays and Fridays so you will probably need to ask for more towels and toilet paper between those days. The TV has about 30 channels, none in English. Most are worthless.
Since there's no refrigerator, you will be buying your dinners and snacks etc at the highest priced area in Geneva. You can easily take public transportation (each renter gets a pass for the trams and busses) to Ferney Voltaire just across
the French border. The Carrefour grocery store there is great and about half of the Swiss prices. Remember to plan for the fact that stores close at 6 or 7pm and all day on the weekends. The Migros grocery store in the Cornavin (train station) is open until 10pm on the weekends. )
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Erik Gangsted, Owner at Hôtel Central
Responded 4 Oct 2021
Thank you for your comments. We are a 2 star family hotel catering for a budget type clientele in most of our small rooms. However we do have larger rooms, suites and apartments wit all the frills like fridge and airconditioning...Switzerland is an expensive place, high rents and high salaries....not much we can do about that which is why our hotel offers different types of accomodation. Thank you again and hope to be able to welcome you back another time.
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paul wrote a review Jul 2022
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom47 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 4th visit to the Hotel Central - it’s friendly, comfortable, full of character, fantastically located and well priced. We know Geneva well and cannot think of a better location to access the Lake, shops and restaurants within 5 minutes on foot. It’s also terrifically quiet! Public transport is less than a minutes walk.
Our apartment (No. 43) had 2 large bedrooms, a hugely spacious, bright and airy open-plan lounge / dining room / kitchen (with dishwasher), a bathroom with shower and a small terrace, with views over the city and Jura mountains in the distance. There were wooden floors throughout and air conditioning in all rooms except the bathroom. The air con. Could have been stronger in the large living area, but it was exceptionally hot when we were there.
There are 2 very small lifts from the lobby area to all floors, so guests should be aware of this if they are claustrophobic. Breakfast is no longer served to apartments, but there is an arrangement for a cheap, simple breakfast in a neighbouring restaurant at ground level. This was a good option.
The staff are super-friendly and attentive, immediately dealing with any small issues that arose.
Hotel Central is a gem and our home from home when we visit Geneva .
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ken M wrote a review Sept 2023
23 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Geneva, what a place! The most pleasant people, the cleanest environment and such fantastic public transport that is free.
If you want a truly central location, 3 minutes from the lake and right on the edge of the Old Town, then Hotel Central is for you.
There’s a variety of rooms from the small to the spacious so give them a call to talk about the options.
The staff at the hotel are absolutely first class. Any small issue is dealt with quickly and with true compassion.
The local area has more fab restaurants than you can imagine.
Please do have a fondue, go for the perch from the lake and enjoy the local wines.
Top tip- use the Mouettes (water taxis) to cross cross the lake. They don’t cost you a penny.
Visit the co-op near the hotel, buy very cheaply what you need for a pic-nic, including lovely wines cheaper than in the UK and go sit on a bench and watch a different world go by.
Location wise this hotel is blooming fantastic. Talk to the staff and they’ll point you in the right direction.
Oh the last bit . Definitely buy a “chocopass” and do a tour of at least 8 Chocolatiers. We’ve never had so many sublime chocolate samples (that a few days later we’re still working through)
Geneva is a different world. Hotel Central makes the most of what they have. People make the difference and they have the very best people.
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Date of stay: September 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It’s a city centre hotel, so be prepared for an early wake up when the deliveries are being...
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Jpjacksonjr wrote a review Sept 2022
Silver Spring, Maryland94 contributions22 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was our first time in Geneva and we wanted something convenient to the center of town. Hotel Central lived up to its name and provided a city metro card which covered public transportation including water taxis. The room was somewhat dated in wallpaper, bathroom and kitchenette, but everything was clean and there was regular maid service. I would recommend to anyone wanting a kitchenette in the center of town at a reasonable price.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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VegasNick26 wrote a review May 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada258 contributions80 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff was very welcoming and helpful the hotel served it's purpose of being a place to rest your head & take a shower. We stayed in the room with two twin beds & the green cabinetry. The bathroom is just a few steps down the hall & is shared with two other rooms. If you are looking for a place to rest up after a long day touring the city then this is a good place to do that, if you are looking for a bit more from a hotel, you may want to look for more options. Also of note, there is a Coop Grocery store nearby, as well as a pharmacy & coffee shops. Good location in the city & only about 15 minutes on foot from the train station.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Erik Gangsted, Owner at Hôtel Central
Responded 7 Sept 2020
Nice to hear that you enjoyed our simplest of rooms....we have more luxurious categories, even with AC, at a slightly dearer rate but still good value for Geneva. With best regards Erik Gangsted
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annwoodward wrote a review Jan 2024
Perth, Australia274 contributions100 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous Location and great selection of Room types, right in the heart of the old town and near to shops like coop - needed when in Switzerland as it is very expensive.
I had apt 10, nice 2 bedroom place with small dining kitchen (a little bit dark). The main bedroom was enormous. Their was no hairdryer.
My friend had a room 31 with a very spacious living room with lots of light.
Lift access was good.
Reception staff were lovely and helped sort out problems we had, including bus routes.
They provided ear plugs due to central location I used them and was fine, kids didn't and said it was noisy with vacuuming etc.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jeff N wrote a review Mar 2022
Savannah, Georgia14 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel Central was a great choice for us. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenagers. We stayed in one of the apartments and found the rooms to be quite comfortable - excellent beds, quiet at night. Location was very good. The hotel staff were helpful even before we arrived in Switzerland, helping us find transportation and tours, great restaurants, all of which turned out to be spot-on. I would easily stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Erik Gangsted, Owner at Hôtel Central
Responded 3 May 2022
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FamilyTime1431 wrote a review Apr 2023
Weare, New Hampshire100 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice, quaint and simple. Reasonably priced and exceptionally good service. Excellent location for visiting the few attractions in Geneva, and near some very good restaurants. Nice little balcony overlooks some of the nice apartments and library. The hotel staff reached out ahead of time via text to ask how we would like our beds configured (two twins or one queen) and also to see what time we would be arriving so that they could be ready for us. Our flight was delayed, so we were an hour late, and they were there for us after typical times that the front desk would be staffed.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mmardenmangin wrote a review Sept 2022
12 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Only stayed here as it was the only place we could find last minute that accommodated 5 people. We got the room with a 3 bunk and a queen. Bunk squeaked like a stuck pig if any of our 3 kids moved on it. Needless to say no one slept great. Thankfully we only needed to sleep a bit to fly out the next morning. Weird set up to have two tiny bathrooms in one room. Both too small to hang anything in.
Friendly staff. My parents who we traveled with had an awesome room in the floor above us. 4 poster bed. So… just avoid the bunk room and make sure you have a private bath.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Katherine B. wrote a review Oct 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Christine at reception was so warm, kind and informative. The private balcony was a wonderful place to have my coffee in the morning and wind down with a glass of wine at night. The location was ideal to see all Geneva has to offer/ access public transportation. I had everything I needed and felt very taken care of.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Erik Gangsted, Owner at Hôtel Central
Responded 7 Oct 2021
Thank you for your nice review and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I have passed on your flattering coments to my wife Christine and she is extremely touched and thankful. Hopefully we can welcome you back soon. With beast regards Erik Gangsted
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Answer from christinelgGeneva
geneva
Hi from Hotel Central, please make your way to our hotel when you arrive. We will do our best to have your room ready.. as check out is at 11am, we cannot guarantee it will be ready. You can always leave your luggage at the reception while you wander around geneva. Your room should be in the 6th floor. Best regards and see you soon Christine Gangsted Hotel Central
Answer from christinelgGeneva
geneva
Hi again, I can see on Internet that you changed your mind and kept the "triple bunk bed" room for 3 people so all is good now. Pop gan mai kah Christine
Answer from christinelgGeneva
geneva
Hi from Hotel Central, transport card will be valid on the 4th, 5th and 6th of May and will also cover the train from main station to airport (but bus may be easier ). Best regards Christine Gangsted Hotel Central
Christina L wrote a tip Mar 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get coffee at the downstairs restaurant. "
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Harri H wrote a tip Nov 2023
Wirral, United Kingdom19 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you receive the transport pass pre travel so you can use it from the airport - bus 5 or 10 - 20 mins. "
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Ken M wrote a tip Sept 2023
23 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s a city centre hotel, so be prepared for an early wake up when the deliveries are being made, the streets cleaned etc. "
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Burscu wrote a tip Oct 2019
Deux-Sevres, France27 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do check you have a bathroom to yourself if you want one. Compact really means what it says!"
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99mkw wrote a tip Sept 2019
Atlanta, Georgia95 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book direct and ask for top floor corner room"
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₹8,759 - ₹13,764 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hôtel Central
Which popular attractions are close to Hôtel Central?
Nearby attractions include Chapel of the Maccabees (0.3 km), Alea Escape (0.3 km), and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hôtel Central?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Hôtel Central?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hôtel Central?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizzeria Ristorante Molino, Molard Genève, Le Thermometre, and Le Radar de Poche.
Is Hôtel Central located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 km away from the centre of Geneva.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hôtel Central?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Hôtel Central?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chateau de Voltaire (6.8 km), Hotel de Ville (0.2 km), and Palais Wilson (1.4 km).
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