The comic-book character Tintin made this hotel famous with L'Affaire Tournesol (The Calculus Affair) in 1956. Now the nine-story clock pendulum in the lobby, the deft manipulation of frosted glass and natural light on the top two floors, the spectacular glassed-in breakfast hall, and panoramic views compete for attention. Fourteen large triples and six interconnecting doubles easily accommodate families; double-glazed windows keep things quiet. This hotel is exceptionally well located: practically joined at the hip to the train station, it also has easy access to the international and main business areas, as well as the airport.
Feb 26, 2008
Spent a week here. Location next to train station is great for getting around Geneva and visiting Montreaux, Lausanne, Bern, Lyon , etc. Very quiet - no hint of the trains running. Room (a Junior Suite) was big, sleeps 3 comfortably and is very efficiently designed. Nice big bathroom. Beware though - staff cold, not at all helpful and chose to charge us for 2 extra bath towels when already paying 520 CH/night!