Cheap and Friendly Hotel but a little dirty
Posted Jun 28, 2012
This was definetly a cheaper option than staying in Geneva. Switzerland is expensive so saving money anyway you can is a bonus! It's directly outside the tram stop, which happens to be the end of the line, as you're actually staying over the border in France.
Location is perfect, only a 20 minute tram ride into Geneva, a short (200m and 500m) walk to a few grocery shops. Day pass Tram tickets cost about 6 euro each BUT if you're travelling on the weekend the one day pass will cover 2 people travelling together. We found this out by visiting the tourist information bus which was just outside the train station in Geneva itself. They have some great tourist booklets which have very useful info!
The hotel/apartment was really spacious but very dated and is in desperate need of a reno! Air-con would be nice! It was quite dusty when we first arrived and I found a vacuum cleaner in the cupboard so ran it over the floor and wiped some of the furniture we'd be using. I also took the pedestal fan apart and washed it so we could use it, as it was really filthy. The cleaner either hadn't been or is really slack! The bathroom was suprisingly clean though considering the rest of the place was dusty and dirty. Our towels and sheets were also spotless.
Noise was not a problem either, soundproofing is good here and we slept well.
The man in reception was really nice, supplying us with maps and helping to print off some things for us. He also spoke good english so no problems there.