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Located in the heart of Cran-Gevrier, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Annecy Aventure and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Annecy Castle. Notre-Dame-de-Liesse Church and Palais de l’Isle are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a snack bar/deli, self parking, and a meeting room. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, express check-in, and free newspapers are onsite.

Room Amenities

All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and free newspapers. Guests will also find satellite TV, showers, and desks.

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3.1 out of 5
60% of guests recommend
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
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Noisy no-frills

2 out of 5
by from Newcastle upon Tyne
Posted Feb 9, 2017
Rather noisy and worn out hotel relatively close to the centre of Annecy. If you have a room facing the road it will be very noisy, also at the weekend a lot of loud guests in other rooms. Tip for if you are staying and you have a car, parking outside in the street is free after 19:00 and before 09:00, if you have a parking disc (where you can show time of arrival) this will save you having to pay the €7 a day charge of the hotel. Overall, we wouldn't want to stay here again and wouldn't want to recommend it to families, it is worn out, smelly (clearly a case of Febreeze over use to try and cover over the smoking in rooms), the taps were leaking and the bath wasn't much better in terms of being leak proof. The only thing it's got going for it, and this is rather scraping the barrel, is it's okay location.
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Run down

3 out of 5
by from North wales
Posted Nov 29, 2016
Staff very good, but all areas of hotel looking very tired , small rooms , minimal storage, poor quality in all respects, breakfast expensive and low quality. Had to change rooms because toilet did not flush, where is the checking?
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Good central location

3 out of 5
Posted Oct 3, 2016
Room mostly clean. Signs of old mold in bathroom but not terrible. Beds were very comfortable. Air conditioning did not work in our room. Every setting option put out heat. Had to open window which made noisy location even louder. We have super heavy duty air plugs which allowed us to sleep ok. Just stayed the one night which was fine.
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Decent hotel, good if you're on a budget

3 out of 5
by from Ottawa
Posted Apr 13, 2016
About a 20 minute walk to the train station/ main shopping area and 25 minute walk to lake Annecy (but there is a bus route that runs right from the train station to the hotel). Everything was okay, kind of uncomfortable bed.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 30, 2016 by Reception
Dear Guest, many thanks for your reply. Kind regards.
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Unpleasant smells and not a good deal for your $!

2 out of 5
by from USA
Posted Jan 18, 2016
Pros: Not really anything!
Cons: Have clean and not torn curtains! Get rid of unpleasant odors in hotel, not by masking but by cleaning or changing wherever the smell lies.
Location: Annecy is great. Cran-Grevier is only notable because of its closeness, though it may have some charm we didn't get to see during our quick stay.
The whole hotel - lobby, floors, and the room somewhat - had strange and almost overpowering smells of cleaner mixed with cigarette smoke and other unpleasant unknown odors. Our room was much smaller than expected. No hot water or coffee. While breakfast was noted on the listing, after we booked, we were then informed that breakfast was an extra 7 or 8 Euros. The sheets were very clean. The curtain was torn and dirty. The shower floor was stained (hair dye?). The only soap was a dispenser located in the shower, a 3 in 1 hair/body/hand cleanser. Parking was noted on the listing but again, after booking, it was noted it was extra. Note - only small cars can park there! (thankfully, we had a small rental car)
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 22, 2016 by annecy balladins
Dear Sir/Madam, We took well close note of your comments regarding the Balladins hotel X. First we would like to apologise for the cleanliness of your room, which did not correspond to your requirements. The cleanliness of rooms, bathrooms and common areas is an important point of our quality and we regret that during your stay, you had some inconveniences on this. As the opinions of our customers are a source of ongoing improvement, we appreciate that you took the time to evaluate our services, which helps us to be watchful about the quality of the products we sell and make any improvements that might be necessary. We nonetheless hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you soon in one of our Balladins hotels. Best regards,
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Cheap and basic

2 out of 5
by from UK
Posted Aug 14, 2015
Pros: Its location and the value for money.
Cons: Cleanliness, especially of the carpets.
Location: An easy walk along the river to central Annecy
Its a basic hotel. No frills. Good location. Not as clean as it could be though.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 11, 2015 by Didier
Dear, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and the inconvenience you have experienced during your stay in our hotel. Be sure every single comment is for us important and allows us to improve. The cleaning company we are working with has been asked to reevaluate its standard and assured us their improvement. We do regular checks of our rooms in order to be more efficient. All our employees are trained in order to assure a warm and professional welcome to our client. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the best possible conditions during your next stay. Best Regards
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Mediocre hotel just outside town

3 out of 5
by from Texas
Posted Aug 3, 2015
Pros: Price
Cons: Cleanliness of facility in general, Comfort of beds
Location: Annecy is a 15 min bike ride. Lots of shops, old town buildings, restaurants, and a gorgeous lake.
The pictures were nicer than the hotel really looked. Beds weren't all that comfortable. Rooms were small. It is a budget hotel that was close enough to Annecy for us to ride our bikes into town.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 11, 2015 by Didier
Dear, We do thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Every single comment is important to us and help us improve our professional skills as well as our facilities. Be sure we took into account your comment. We hope to welcome you again in the best possible conditions during your next stay in our beautiful region. Sincerely Yours,
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hotel in not very nice area

2 out of 5
by from london
Posted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: nothing
Did not like look of hotel or area and did not stay.
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Stop off on the way to Italy

3 out of 5
Posted Oct 27, 2013
Pros: Not a lot realy - It was not even very close to the centre of Annecy, which we walked to - also not a good experience.
Cons: the state of the rooms
Location: it was about the right distance for us on our trip to Italy but it was a little too far from the centre of town.
the hotel is not in the most beatuiful parts of Annecy and Parking just to check in and unload is not good - luckily we arived early evening on a out of season weekend when all was quiet. We did get to park in the small garage beneath the hotel which was secure and made us feel much better. Initillay were given a very smelly smoking room (despite booking non smoking) but that was remedied without fuss - what would have happened in high seson I dont know. But both rooms showed thay had been hard used and could relay have done with a make over during the short time between summer and winter. On the up side the staff were friendly and helpfull but thet was not sufficient to overcoe the dissapointment over the room.
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2 out of 5
Posted Jul 9, 2013
Dirty hotel, with no redeeming features. Staff put me in a single when I had booked a double - were put out when I asked for the room I had actually paid for
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Hôtel balladins Annecy / Cran-Gévrier

Renovations & Closures

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a snack bar/deli. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Cran-Gevrier hotel also offers multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and express check-in. Limited onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (surcharge).

Hôtel balladins Annecy / Cran-Gévrier is a smoke-free property.

  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Express check-in 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Total number of rooms - 59 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Soundproofed rooms  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 5 AM and 10:30 AM.


Start your morning with a buffet breakfast, available each day from 5 AM to 10:30 AM for a surcharge.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • This property does not allow children.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Dogs only

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Parking height restrictions apply


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 8.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 7 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.