Résidence Studio Genève Centre 2 stars

TripAdvisor rating 2.5/5 188 reviews

Résidence Studio Genève Centre
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Hotel extras

  • Located 5 minutes from Léman Lake

  • Free WiFi

  • Central location in the city

  • Close to bars and restaurants

  • A double bed with a microwave and kettle available

Hotel location

Résidence Studio Genève Centre

36 Rue de Berne
1201 geneva

Fax: (+41)22/9099002

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 12h00

  • Gare Cornavin: 

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  • By plane

    BASEL At 250km / 155.36 miles

  • By plane

    GENEVA COINTRIN At 8km / 4.97 miles

  • By plane

    ZURICH AIRPORT At 330km / 205.07 miles

GPS:46.2117, 6.146959

Hotel services

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In summary
  • Car park
  • Well-being
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast

One breakfast Non contractual photo

Our accommodation(s)

Our studios boast a bed measuring 63 x 79 in (160 x 200 cm), a desk and a bathroom with shower. The kitchenette includes a microwave, a kettle and everything you need for 2 people (plates, cutlery, glasses, cups)

Standard Apartment with 1 Bedroom

  • Max. number of persons: 2
  • Area: From 17 / 183 sq ft
  • Views: Courtyard View, City View *

Subject to availability

  • High speed internet
  • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Business Desk

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Résidence Studio Genève Centre

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TripAdvisor Rating 2.5/5

188 reviews

Not a place to return to.

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

andyA8076QL Business - 13/11/2021 TripAdvisor review

Dingy. All a bit dingy & dirty, unfriendly personnel starting at check-in and continuing with (all at Novotel, who do not treat the resident‘s guests as theirs). Genevians are actually friendly people. But not here. Price to quality is low. Not a place to return to.

Property not up to standard of ALL standard. Clean but shabby

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

gruber2021 20/09/2021 TripAdvisor review

The room did not have courtains that obscure completely (too short) and with streetlight it would have been impossible to sleep. However persons at receptions were very understanding and gave me a room in Novotel. Highly appreciated.

Worst hotel stay ever

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

kevinA5244FV Business - 01/03/2020 TripAdvisor review

The rooms look like prison cells (imagine worn & dirty floors, disgusting paintwork that looks grimy & dirty sheets) and pair that with absolutely no sound- proofing plus no front desk in the actual building (you have to use Novotel desk down the road to check in) and you've got the worst hotel stay I've ever had. I travel a lot and this was by far the worst hotel and still relatively expensive (£270 for two nights).

Convenient location.... Thats it!

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

Steven R Friends getaway - 26/03/2017 TripAdvisor review

Old and smelly apartment style accom near the station and the Lake. The room's were very clean though and the 2 room's that I saw both had newly renovated bathrooms. The room has a small fridge and crockery/cutlery for 2. Checkin is around the corner at the Novotel. The Residence is located right in the heart of 'the red light district' at night so if you think that this is an issue for you then keep that in mind. I probably wouldn't stay here again but Geneva accom is VERY expensive.

very good stay

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

VGriet Business - 25/04/2016 TripAdvisor review

The residence studio was easy to find. check-in was easy as was placed next to Novotel. It is perfect for longer stays as it has good internet, little kitchenette and good sanitary facilities. I would definitely recommend

Horrible experience

TripAdvisor rating 1.0/5

coucou102015 Family - 15/07/2015 TripAdvisor review

It was a horrible experience. The hotel is old and the room is so small that we even don't have the space to put the luggages.The bathroom is dirty and old: we even cannot take a shower by standing because the shower is fixed very low on the wall. There's nothing to do with the photos. The reception should be done in the Novotel nearby, when I showed the confirmation email to the reception lady, she said in a distaining way:"oh~it's residence studio." I cannot say that it's a warming welcome. Her manner was totally different when she treated with the guests before us (British Airway pilots who made check-in in Novotel)

Upgrade appreciated

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Caro85086 Couples - 05/05/2015 TripAdvisor review

We reserved the Residence Studio because the price was better than at other hotels in the area. When we arrived, we were upgraded to the hotel room. So we can't comment on the Studio, but the hotel was great. Spacious, clean and comfortable. Thanks!

mixed feelings

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

208edwardj Solo travel - 10/03/2015 TripAdvisor review

Hotel is located on the edge of the red light district -opposite a bar/restaurant where business goes on for most of the night. No kettle/possibility of making a hot drink in the room unless an additional 100 CHF is paid for access to a kitchenette -not worth it for a short stay. 15 minute wait to check out -only to pay citytax as room prepaid!


TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

id2be Solo travel - 02/04/2014 TripAdvisor review

Are probably former student appartments. The price is far too high for the quality, but might be related to the size. Lots of prostitution on the streets surrounding the building at night. Does not give a safe feeling when returning at night.

Ugly Hotel

TripAdvisor rating 1.0/5

alexneko Solo travel - 28/01/2014 TripAdvisor review

Although the hotel is located in Red Light district, I do not understand why it is so ugly. Room smelled badly, the walls were dirty, bath was bad cleaned. However Geneva is a pricy city, there is nothing in this hotel that may cost 100 USD per night.

Still something missing

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

kentamani Business - 15/07/2013 TripAdvisor review

I do not expect much with this room price in Geneva. Though worn out mattress (I complained receptionist at check-out). The quality of room is far from that of other accor budget hotels (Ibis, Etap, etc). Some strangers standing around the entrance. Kitchen use is not included in the price. They request extra the same cost of breakfast (around 30 Franc per day). The receptionist is polite and friendly. Security is fine. WiFI is fine. There are many places for breakfast near the hotel (Mac-cafe etc).

Very good service and availability all necessities

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Nicehotel2013 Business - 07/07/2013 TripAdvisor review

I stayed four days in Novotel's Residence studio. The price was very cheap and the services were very great. The personnel was always supportive, helpful and respectful. Hotel provides WiFi, all needed emergency items. They even have a free computer in the lobby to work with.

cheap, well central located, a bit 80's

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

nonametravellor Business - 26/04/2013 TripAdvisor review

you get what you pay for. It's not modern and fancy, but if you look for a cheap place to stay IN the city, it's quite ok. Ok, there's a little bit of mold in the quite ancient bathrooms, but it's clean and connected to the Novotel next door. the rooms could definitely need refurbishing, but you wont get that price anymore.

Not flash

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

biscuit13 Solo travel - 17/04/2013 TripAdvisor review

Drab, dark, old rooms with old furniture in the middle of the red light district. Room was clearly unused for some time before I arrived as it was dusty and dirty but the daily service was good thereafter.

geneva studio

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

silvana p Solo travel - 17/04/2013 TripAdvisor review

Bad location, in the red zone of the city. African drug dealers and prostitutes outside the hotel and all along street Berne. Not safe area. Very different from Novotel, much better, it doesn't look like the same company. Smell in bathroon, yellow water some days. They don't have cleaning service on weekends! Good points: internet service.

good location

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

Geneva_Cairo_Egypt Solo travel - 14/04/2013 TripAdvisor review

good location, less than 5 min walk to central train station and Geneva lake, friendly reception staff, inspite of payment of the whole stay, undue money reservaton from Visa Card. it supply free ticket for all types of transportation in Geneva

Central Location

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

wbgoesA Business - 09/03/2013 TripAdvisor review

OK for short trips as very central in Geneva. Furniture needs a re-furnishment as much different to regular NOVOTEL style. The Residence Studio Geneve should be intigrated in the Novotel Building Complex as side on side. Service according to the regular standard of Accor Hotels.

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