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Reviews of Calvy 3 stars

5 ruelle du midi, Eaux-Vives, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland

#89 of 95 hotels in Geneva

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Review score

Based on 225 hotel reviews

7.4

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.7

  • Comfort

    6.7

  • Location

    8.2

  • Facilities

    6.9

  • Staff

    8.3

  • Value for money

    6.7

  • Free WiFi

    7.6

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  • Reviewed: 23 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room was on top floor and therefore very warm. Very spacious and clean, but warm.

    Very spacious with plenty of room for 4 o f us. Clean and comfortable bed setup.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Hotel needs renovation. Everything is kind of old. Lack of electricity to charge phones or notebook. People in the bar / restaurant dont speak any other language than french. Breakfast very simple. Fridge almost did not work. Extremelly hot in the room. No way to regulate the temperature in the room. Charge for parking pretty much high taking into account that its outside and not secured at all. Its just a reservation of parking place.

    Large rooms. Apartement for 4 adults - divided into two bedrooms. Extremelly nice and helpful receptionist that spoke english and spanish.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    I found it a bit puzzling that the breakfast eggs were raw and we were supposed to cook them ourselves.

    The hotel has been criticised in other comments but though modest and a bit old fashioned, it is perfectly decent for an expensive city like Geneva. There was homemade apple pie one morning for breakfast.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything. Not going back. Even the walls are wobbly. If you speak in normal tone others can here it on the other room. Breakfast facility and the bathroom facility very poor.

    There is nothing to like in Calvy not recommended at all. The staff were Ok but does not know how to communicate in English at all. Other facilities is the worst I have ever encountered in my whole europe trip. Very very poor.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 March 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    For accessible room in bathroom the mirror was not in correct level, you need to change level lower to have bathroom fully accessible for disable.

    We book accessible room with 3 beds. The room was nice and big. Beds also comfortable. Also there are in room microwave and additional washstand. Breakfast was small but everything enough.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 March 2018

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Electromagnetic radiation everywhere.WIFI in the corridors.This is a real health hazard .Nobody addresses this problem.I hope Booking.com promotes EMR free zones.Thank you.

    no breakfast for me

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 March 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    All good.

    Very central Hotel close to tram stop. Staff were all very helpful. Tickets for free transport on the trams and buses were issued by the Hotel, which was very useful.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 January 2018

    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    the family room was clean, warm, quiet and functional, only to be expected from a city centre building. Lift was a blessing in the 4 floors. Breakfast was minimal and very basic. Bathroom was basic and functional as well but a bit on the old fashioned way but everything worked.

    Location is excellent - only a few minutes walk into the heart of the city and tram to most places stops outside. Other public transport connections nearby. small Restaurant on site but did not try.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The included breakfast was not that good, I recommend stay without breakfast. haven't tried the restaurant there though to fully judge.

    The Reception and staff are extremely friendly and helpful, room was very clean and spacious. the location is close enough to bus station, from there of by foot you can reach the lake and downtown easily.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The first date I arrived to the hotel, my room was smell cigarettes. I asked them to change it they refused saying that the hotel is full. I had to accept with frustration.

    Hotel staff. I arrived during the weekend , they were friendly persons

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 October 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    i did not like the rude officers in charge in the evening.they did not treat well their customers who would be first timers in geneva. was afraid to ask questions since they did not even bother to greeet and smile with their guests.felt bad about it.

    really like the property as a three star hotel especially the service of julia the daytime counter officer. the location is just superb and the internet conncrectiom excellent.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights

    For a family room, the fridge was tiny, and what was worse, even we set it to maximum cold, it was only lukewarm, not cold. I seriously suggest to equip the family rooms at least with bigger good fridge! Also simple clothes rack to dry clothes would be cheap but very practical addition.

    The top floor family room was spacey, enough beds for all and room around them!

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2017

    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The egg boiling machine at the breakfast area that no one knows how to operate. It has no explanation near it. Just says to watch out for the raw eggs.

    One of the very few pet friendly hotels around town! Very friendly and helpful staff.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room and corridor smelt very smokey despite it supposedly being a non smoking hotel. Our room was incredible hot and the lack of fans or air conditioning made it very uncomfortable in the hot weather.

    Good location and staff very helpful

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quintuple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room was on the top 4th floor and was extremely hot-they had not kept the shutters open for us. Breakfast was served until 10am, but we went at 9:30 and most items were gone and not replenished.

    The room for 5 was very spacious and beds were comfortable. They had a ceiling fan and a second floor fan that was appreciated.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 June 2017

    • Business trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No air condition, the room was under the roof and first day was very hot outside-and in the room like in the oven...The rain next day made the things easier...Since it is 3 star hotel, I did not expect it is possible not to have the air condition...

    The hotel is located in the centre, close to everything. There is a Migros store nearby, which is useful since there is a fridge and microwave in the room. The stuff was very kind, especially Mr. Gerard on the reception desk. Free tickets for the public transport-great

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 March 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Basic breakfast, but tasty. There is a microwave oven and a small refrigerator in the room. Disposable hotel slippers are available. Very good cleanliness. Very polite and helpful staff. Excellent WiFi. Easy access to public transport. With prices that exist in Geneva, is good value for money. The photos at Booking.com are accurate, you get what you see...

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    It is my opinion only: - I wish there was air conditioning. It was hot weather. I don't use the fan. - I wished it was cheaper. but comparing to other Hotels. This is good for the price.

    - Room is relaxing. - Bed is comfortable - WC not very small - Wi Fi is Good. - Location is nice. - Breakfast is delicious. - you have everything you need. I like it

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 12 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    - there was an annoying sound of the air system in the night - I've been to better 3 star Hotels so far (maybe that high Price and not good Price-value relation is usual for geneva?)

    - next to the center - big room - the receptionist was very friendly to change the room, after we asked for it

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Perhaps better seating in dining room, would liked a better selection of wines, only local wines sold.

    Good staff always pleasant, food good and varied, not overpriced for Geneva.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 20 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quintuple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    nothing very nice people

    every thing the location the staff room breakfast was very good and we have good time

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing to say

    Location

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 November 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nice Crew

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 November 2017

    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The croissants were delicious!!!

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Breakfast not many choices .

    Staff friendly and helpful easy to access the public transport.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Poor value for money at this price point

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quintuple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Aircon unit in room not very effective.

    Good breakfast included. Decent sized family room. Very nice and helpful staff.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quintuple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    None.

    Cleanliness. Friendly staff. Free breakfast + cooked lunch and dinner.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quintuple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great people and staff!

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing not to like

    Handy for public transport

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    Rooms very hot, therefore difficult to sleep. (nb It was a very hot day and night in Geneva)

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Only one fan in the room. It was too hot to sleep.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    It will be quite good to add at least one Ukrainian TV channel.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    View from room

    Good position Good transport Friendly staff

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 May 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    room very hot. No ventilation. Noisy if window open Very basic

    Location Staff

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 January 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Ambience and overall environment, lighting can be improved else it seems creepy.

    the bus stop was close to the hotel.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 September 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No AC Bad orientation of rooms (very hot) Poor quality of food Very small room

    Quiet clean Friendly staff Good location

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    in summer months air conditioner is required

    good location, city transportation card was a welcome step.

    Stayed in June 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Value for money but that's Switzerland

    One of cheaper options we could find in Geneva -

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room was too hot, unbearable in the afternoon. Shower wasn't working properly. Bathroom was too small for a quadruple room.

    Proximity to old town

    Stayed in June 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 July 2016

    • Business trip
    • Family with older children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Noise,train sound.

    Breakfast is good

    Stayed in June 2016

  • Reviewed: 29 June 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    in the hotel is no air condition

    a comfort room

    Stayed in June 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Could not lock door, was to be fixed but never was

    Stayed in June 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 2 April 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Expensive for what it was (like everything in Switzerland)

    Good location Welcoming staff Decent breakfast Nice room Free bus / train pass included

  • Reviewed: 24 January 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Our room had no lock. Not at all! I don't understand what for we were given a key. People at the reception are aware that it is not possible to lock the door, but they acteted as if it is ok.

    Location is very good.

  • Reviewed: 16 November 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Did not have my booking.com reservation - tried to Tell me it was for different days - even though it was clear it was correct - in the next they found me a room.

  • Reviewed: 14 October 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    while small, room was comfortable. Staff friendly although some had limited English. Clearly a "neighborhood" place with local folks in the restaurant. Had more authentic feeling than the traditional big hotels. Good location for getting to see Geneva outside of the tourist places. Easy walking distance or free tram.

  • Reviewed: 9 July 2015

    • Business trip
    • Group

    The main downside of the hotel is that there is no air conditioning system. If you want to attract new and better guests you will urgently need air conditioning throughout the hotel

    The quick and polite service

  • Reviewed: 5 July 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    I was in the attic room. It was very hot, no air conditioning (and 100 F outside), just an overhead fan which was grossly inadequate to cool the space. The room was also very dark, no overhead light in a very large room, lit only by two very small LED desk lamps. Very dark and depressing. No charm at all. One tiny window. The furniture consisted of one very worn uncomfortable couch and a desk/chair that had seen better days. The bathroom was very cramped, no tub or shower stall, hand held faucett draining into the entire floor, surrounded only a shower curtain. No dedicated desk staff. The cook, waiter, and clerk were the same person. Very little English spoken. Very poor wifi reception.

    Nothing.

  • Reviewed: 11 May 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    This is not a luxury hotel. But the staff was as good as any hotel we've stayed in and attended to our every need promptly and cheerfully. The hotel is clean and well kept, and the location in the heart of Geneva is ideal.

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Wifi didn't work. Breakfast was lacklustre.

    It was in a great location, pretty easy to get to everything we wanted to do and see in Geneva. The suite was clean.

  • Reviewed: 8 March 2015

    • Business trip
    • Group

    İn early days the room was so cold that I was afraid to take bath. Pillow and blanket in the bed was not comfortable(pillow were very light and loose) Meets in the breakfast was just pork that is haraam (prohibited) to eat.

    Very kind Staff. Close (200-300 steps) situation to the bus stop both to Airport trollybus No. 10, and buses going to Gare Cornavin and Jardin Botanique (WTO). Very fast free WiFi in rooms.

  • Reviewed: 20 October 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    The location was good in terms of transport and the staff was good. Some can't understand English otherwise it was good.

  • Reviewed: 18 October 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Terrible and over priced. Do not recommend.

  • Reviewed: 11 October 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Braekfast not much of choices

    Very plasent staff

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Room was very hot but othetwise good.

  • Reviewed: 8 July 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    it has a fantastic restaurant. Not bad value in an expensive city.

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Non smoking floor smell of cigarettes from wc ventilation in the room. No airco

    Closer to center easy public transport

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2015

    • Business trip
    • Couple

    Your staff were very pleasant and helpful. Thanks a lot.

  • Reviewed: 16 April 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Small friendly staff, location, excellent self serve breakfast!

  • Reviewed: 21 January 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    For knocking the door at 9:00 am just to ask if we are living, that time we are still sleeping.

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