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Freital, Germany
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38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Had to travel for business to Geneva and needed a central place to stay. In a city where prices for hotel rooms are sky rocking Hotel Carmen is a good alternative. The hotel is fairly reasonable priced, clean and close to walk in any direction. The rooms are basic but very clean.

Thank Nele0608
Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I stayed here for a night during my layover from Mont Blanc. It's very basic, so don't expect much from it. For 80 CHF, I had to use a common bathroom as well as a toilet. A bit inconvenient during the night, but you get what you pay for. To my surprise, the accommodation is generally clean. You also have... More 

Thank Galen L
Jenny-Patrick, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to welcome you even if there were some incovenience. Our best regards, Jenny GASSER More 

Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Beautiful simple budget accommodation. I booked a room 3 weeks ago. I was given a room with no bathroom and toilet meaning I had to use shared facilities. This was quite inconveniencing as it meant I had to wake up at 6am everyday to ensure I shower first and use the bathroom whilst its clean. On my 5th day of... More 

Thank pakatamanja
Jenny-Patrick, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to welcome you and SORRY for the inconvenience, it was the first time that we had a problem with hot water. Our best regards, More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel cancelled my reservation on booking.com after weeks of booking the room. I had to book another room in another hotel but I thought there has been a mistake so I tried to book the same room again and guess what? the hotel cancelled my reservation again after a week of my 2nd booking. It is ridiculous to think... More 

Thank Islam H
Jenny-Patrick, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this review

Hello, We are sorry for the problem but the reason was that your credit card was refuse by our system and we asked you to give us a new CC. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I searched long and hard for budget accommodations in Geneva, as I knew I'd be there at the end of a long and somewhat costly trip (I even looked at hostels)--I'm so glad I chose Hotel Carmen. For little more than I'd pay for a private room at a hostel in Geneva, I had a simple but comfortable room with... More 

Thank nebali67
Jenny-Patrick, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this review

Thank you very much and it would be a pleasure to see you one more time. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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50 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Clean and safe place to stay. Lovely and helpful staff, good breakfast, good location. Simple, clean and cozy rooms, shared bathrooms were very clean, too. Very comfortable bed. Good value for money. I will definitely stay there again.

Thank R S
Jenny-Patrick, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this review

We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay among us. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we would be happy to do it again on your next visit to Geneva. More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The moment we arrived ,we were welcomed by two nice ladies. Our room was nice and spacious and very clean. There were plenty of hot water for the shower. We stayed for two nights and every night we had nice, fresh and clean towels. All staff here are so nice, kind and friendly. If you are non smoker, I wouldn't... More 

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Jenny-Patrick, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this review

Dear Atsuko S., We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay among us. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your friend and we would be happy to do it again on your next visit to Geneva. Our best regards, C. Gasser Hotel Carmen More 

Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Switzerland isn't very cheap - it took me a bit to find a reasonably priced hotel. Location: Off the beaten track and the neighborhood around the hotel felt slightly iffy to me. Not bad, just iffy. It's a bit of a walk from there to the Old Town and the Lake - not a problem to us, but might be... More 

1 Thank Jennifer P
1 review
Reviewed 11 May 2015

It is close to everything. The Hotel is simple but very nice. The staff are extremely friendly and make you feel at home. The Hotel is extremely clean. The breakfast was good too. The coziness makes it easy for you to do all your work without any problem. I must also mention the quick wireless internet. Basically, Hotel Carmen has... More 

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Kifisia, Greece
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

It's the third time we are visiting the Hotel Carmen because of the excellent location - in the middle of a lively neighbourhood, close to the University, next to transportation, close to the centre of Geneva, the rooms are spacious and recently renovated, tasty and rich breakfast, extremely clean, perfect price for the quality provided, but overall extremely friendly, helpful... More 


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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is located in the neighbourhood of Plainpalais where are the principal Faculties of the University of Geneva, the Hospital, the Sport Center of Vernets and the Grand Theatre of Geneva. The hotel Carmen welcomes you and offers you rooms for any budget. Thanks to the proximity with the public transports and their free access for our guests, you will be able to reach the Leman Lake or the city center in 10 minutes and the international organizations in 20 minutes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Carmen

Address: rue Dancet 5 | 1205 Geneve, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Price Range: €112 - €150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
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“Higher floors have less noise”
 of 5 bubbles pakatamanja, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Triple room is really spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles beckymichibata, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Make sure to specifically book a private bathroom if you want one.”
 of 5 bubbles jenniferpS5220DR, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The hotel does not save lunch or dinner”
 of 5 bubbles thadyr, 26 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Get a room with bathroom/toilet.”
 of 5 bubbles PetriL545, 21 May 2014 | Read review
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