Cristal Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

4 Rue Pradier, Geneva, Geneva, 1201, Switzerland
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Satisfaction Excellent
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs about the same, but rated 10% higher than other 3 star hotels

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  • Solo82
  • Business73

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hotel cristal

by Swiegard

I will be in Geneva in November and I was wondering if the Hotel Cristal was a decent place to stay for a night. I'm sure it's not glamorous for $100 US a night but hopefully it's not too bad.

Thanks in advance

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by elcolibri

Hi: Check online Hotel Les nations.

Re: hotel cristal

by lucysgirl

I don't know anything about Hotel Cristal , but you should check the VT site for hotel recommendations in Geneva. I remember there was a review for that hotel. I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Airport , which was also about $100 USD in July. It is new and very nice for the money. We used the free shuttle to go back and forth to the airport and took the bus ( 1 block away) into town. There is a parking lot on site , if you are driving into Geneva.

Travel Tips for Geneva

When you are at the United...

by rtschneider

When you are at the United Nations, you can take a tour. I highly suggest it. It is definately worth the time and money! While on the tour, you get to go into some of the meeting rooms (large and small). We had a picture of ourselves taken in one of the rooms.


by Tal_A

The unit of currency in Switzerland is the Swiss franc (SF), available in notes of 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000. Francs are divided into centimes (in Suisse Romande) or rappen (in German Switzerland). There are coins for 5, 10, and 20 centimes. Larger coins are the 1/2-, 1-, 2-, and 5-franc pieces.

Despite increased competition across Europe, Switzerland remains one of the most expensive countries on the Continent for travelers, and with the dollar plummeting to near equality with the Swiss franc you may find yourself shocked by the price of a light lunch or a generic hotel room. If you are traveling on a tight budget, you'll soon discover that Geneva is among the most exceptionally expensive cities and resorts in the country. Unless you work hard at finding budget accommodations, you will average more than 150 SF a night for two--more if you stay in business-class hotels, with TV and direct-dial phone.
A cup of coffee or a beer costs about 2.50 SF in a simple restaurant; ordinary open wines, sold by the deciliter ('deci'), start at about 2.50 SF. All three beverages cost sometimes double that in resorts, city hotels, and fine restaurants. A plain, one-plate daily lunch special averages 14-18 SF. A city bus ride costs between 1.10 SF and 2.20 SF, a short cab ride 15 SF.


What you see is what you pay in Switzerland: Restaurant checks and hotel bills include all taxes.

On January 1, 1996, Switzerland introduced valued-added tax (VAT) of 6.5%, making it the 20th European country to adopt the measure. While the rate is the lowest in Europe, it can add a significant amount to already pricey bills. Culture vultures are one of the only groups not to be affected by the VAT, with theater and cinema tickets being exempt.

However, on any one purchase of 500 francs or more from one store, refunds are available for clothes, watches, and souvenirs, but not for meals or hotel rooms. To get a VAT refund, request a form from the shopkeeper and get it stamped at customs on departure. Then send the form in the provided envelope to Bern once you arrive back in the United States. The Swiss government will send the check to you in the United States in a few weeks.

Drive to France

by peaceness98

It's worthwhile to rent a car and drive to France, a 20 minute drive, if you have the visa.

You can pass by Evian, the same place that produces the water!- you can also pass by other cute swiss villages such as Mountreux known for it's vinyards, and Loussanne.

Shopping street

by vanessadb about Rue de la Confederation

If you want to go shopping in Geneva, your best bet is Rue de la Confederation. This street is one of the main pedestrian streets of the city, where all the shops, boutiques and stores are. From clothes, to chocolate, watches, music, etc, you'll find everything here. Geneva is definitely not a cheap city. Everything is expensive but you do get a very good quality.

New Bar & Restaurant

by vanessadb about Senso

A few friends opened a franchise restaurant and bar in Singapore, New Delhi and Geneva. I went to Senso in Geneva and the restaurant serves delicious Italian food and the bar is trendy and happening. The decoration is modern and inviting, so by all means I recommend for you to stop by to have a drink or have dinner! Tends to be full of trendy and beautiful people dressed at their best...


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