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Hotel Central

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2013

I went to the Hotel Central for a recent weekend away with a group of friends, and it was a better experience than I could have hoped for ( I must admit I was slightly nervous after reading some of the more negative reviews, but the good reviews definately were on point). We were a group of 8 and were...

1Thank London T
Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear London T Glad to hear that you and your friends had a good time in our little family hotel....the balconies are a great asset but yes not always easy to please all. Guest comments are important to us and very helpfull mostly, but sometimes people can be a little destructive rather than constructive....but better being talked about than not...

Reviewed 21 June 2013

Our family group of five is staying two nights in Apartment 42 and we are liking it very much. It is very nicely furnished and very clean. There is plenty of space for all of us. There is no a.c. but this hasn't been a problem since there are many lovely big windows to open to get cool breezes, especially...

2Thank Mary I
Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear misoMaryland What else can we say but thank you for your comments and for taking the time to give future guests an insight into the hotel and the city of Geneva. With many thanks Erik Gangsted Hôtel Central

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 June 2013

I had the pleasure of spending a night at the Central hotel in May 2012, It is perfectly situated in the heart of Geneva, at the foot of the old town. Everywhere is walkable from the lake to the wonderful islets, and the Rive for shopping. The rooms are simple yet cozy, and there are styles for all budgets. What...

1Thank Rishi2hotty
Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Rishi2hotty Thank you for your kind remarks which made us very proud. It was good to hear that our simple family hotel exceeded your expectations and that you may return on your next trip to Geneva. With best regards Erik Gangsted Owner Hotel Central

Roskilde, Denmark
Reviewed 4 June 2013

We are a family of two adults and three children and has lived in several of the rooms in the hotel. We can only recommend this hotel. The hotel is a cozy family hotel and the host family are very friendly and accommodating. The hotel is very centrally located in the middle of geneva close to shopping street. Rooms are...

1Thank staunsbjerg
Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear staunsbjerg Thank you for taking the time to let us have your feelings on the hotel. We were only worried that you had to move a few times due to the high occupancy of our hotel but happy to hear that you enjoyed each and every different category of room. Next time we hope you can book early so...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Hotel Central is set in a reasonable location in Geneva town centre. The initial appearance was reasonably welcoming except for a very steep 6 storey walk to the reception on the top floor. a lift was available, but it only had the capacity for 2 people which is not very useful for a large group of 34 teenagers going to...

2Thank Jay E
Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear Jay E We have read your comments and I do not want to enter into any further discussions as it is quite clear that your comments have been influenced by the fact that my wife asked you to pay for the damages caused (which never took place as the bed was repaired by one of the teachers )....I wonder...

Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stayed at this hotel for a one night stop over in Geneva. We actually had a hard time finding this hotel. It is in a mini-mall type building, and after finally finding it, we could not get in (reception is on an upper floor, but you can only get in to the elevator by buzzing - which no one...

1Thank rjaustin
Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear rjaustin Thank you for your comments. It is very true that you stayed in our smallest and simplest room hence the name "budget" and the price of only SFr 105.- for 2 people including a simple breakfast.....considered excellent value for Geneva in such a central location. If next time you are staying a few more days we recommend a...

Berchem, Antwerpen, Belgium
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Easy to find, on a usually quiet street. They took down our choice for breakfast and delivered it at the room at 7 so that we could leave at 7:15 in the morning, as discussed. Staff speak very limited English and took a long time to check us in. The main door is locked at night and can be a...

Thank RRay84
Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear RRay84 Thank you for your comments and that all in all you were happy here. Your room was a small room but guests tell us good value for Geneva....we do have larger rooms even appartments with 2 to 3 bedrooms but as you say for a short stay a small room was enough. Sorry that it was noisy in...

Reviewed 13 May 2013

I stayed in this hotel due to last minute sudden change in my plans on Friday April 26th . I do not remember the room number but it was giving towards Rue de La Rotisserie and as a Friday night , I could hear drunk people outside. I found the room I was staying very small and although I just...

1Thank mooshi007
Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear mooshi007 thank you for your thoughts which are always helpfull to improve our performance. Yes it is a small room but also at a very competitive price with full facilities. Sorry that you were disturbed by some loud party people in the street. It is a great central location but also brings with it some noise on the w/e...

Reviewed 7 May 2013

I stayed for a couple nights in this hotel with my parents and grandma. We had a great experience, it's a family hotel, where the service is personal, delicious home-made breakfast and very clean rooms, even when they are a little rustic and simple, but with a warm sensation in every detail. Great location! very close to the centre and...

Thank jenbon
Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Dear jenbon Thank you for taking the time to put your feelings about our hotel on tripadvisor. We are a small family run hotel and were very happy to get your positive feedback, and especially to hear that you enjoyed your stay. With best regards Erik Gangsted Owner Hôtel Central

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Great location and super friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are small, spare, definitely no frills. If you're not going to hang out in the room, it's no problem. Breakfast (croissant, roll, jelly, butter, juice, coffee/tea) in our room was nice but the coffee was often just warm. The staff was so wonderful it was easy to over look the...

Thank MaxGirlie
Erik G, Owner at Hotel Central, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you for your positive remarks and that you enjoyed the stay. I have told the staff that you congratulated them on their friendlyness...thank you. I have spoken to our breakfast lady and we will on work on making sure the coffee is really hot. We hope to welcome you back another time. With best regards Erik Gangsted...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Central

Address: rue de la Rotisserie 2, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > Cité
Price Range: €97 - €184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Central 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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Central Hotel Geneva
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Geneva
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