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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Rooms are very clean, very supporting staff, very nice and selected breakfast, cool area and near to trams and buses; value for money hotel. Hotel has good view of the city. Wifi connection was good. I recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled on business
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Thank felician81
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Jenny G, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Thank you very much for visiting us and hope to see you in a future.
Yours faithfully.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

It was clean, breakfast was tasty, good location in the city, nothing to complain about. Owners and staff were very friendly. Access to WIFI was a bit complicated, but in general, I can recommend this place.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Marysia R
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Jenny G, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you for visiting us and hope to see you in a future.
Yours faithfully.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The friendly staff is very helpful in delivering information on buses, trams, airport shuttles.
The hotel is very clean, the bed was comfortable, the breakfast perfect.
The location is perfect for a view on the different sights on Geneva from real life to the bright side.

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled on business
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Jenny G, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for visiting us and hope to see you in a future.
Yours faithfully.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

I've stayed at Hotel Carmen numerous times over the years. Their warm and lovely staff, and homemade jams at breakfast, made this place feel like a home away from home! The rooms are comfortable, the service thorough and professional, and the wifi is great. They have heating for the cold months, but no cooling for the summer; they'll give you a fan if you ask nicely :) That works very well since Geneva doesn't get very hot. They didn't have a water conservation program till the last time I stayed here (where you hang up your towels if you don't want them washed) but I would just tell the housekeeping staff how often I wanted the towels changed and they honoured my request. Their staff speak English, French, Spanish, Russian, and many other languages!

The hotel is in Plainpalais, which is a great location. There are lots of great restaurants and bars nearby. I like Wooden Hut (Thai), Rajpoute (Indian) and Spaghetti d'Oro (Italian). Les recyclables is a great bookstore-cafe nearby with free wifi. I love getting gelato at Manu or Gelatomania and going over to the skatepark at Plainpalais to watch the skaters. The river Arve nearby offers a lovely walking path for those who love the sound of rushing water. There are also great parks nearby to picnic or just lounge and read a book.

It's really easy to get to the neighbourhood of Carouge from here, and also the city centre, and the old part of the city. There are three tram lines and a few buses that stop nearby.

This hotel offers excellent value for your money!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony. West facing rooms are quieter; there are lots of bars towards the east ;)
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Jenny G, Responsable réception at Hotel Carmen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for your message and it is always a pleaseure to know that our clients are happy with us.
Hope to see you in a future.
Yours faithfully.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This apart-hotel is located in plainpalais which is about 15 minutes walk from the main centre and the lake. The rooms are very clean, and ours had it's own shower and sink but a shared bathroom (between three rooms) The breakfast is simple but fresh, and the lidl supermarket is only five minutes away. Overall, would stay here again..it was ideal for exploring the city and visiting the motor show at palexpo.

Room Tip: Rooms with a balcony are best as there is no air conditioning
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank Scott J
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