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Hotel & Residence St-James - Geneva

3 star Vacation Rental Geneva

Rue François Versonnex 3 - Geneva

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Price starting from CHF 85.00
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Next to the beautiful Jardins Anglais gardens and only steps away from the famous water jet, Hotel & Residence St-James is a charming aparthotel located in the city center of Geneva and on the banks of the lake.

Situated 10-minute walk from Cornavin train station and 15 minutes by car from Cointrin International airport, this 3-star accommodation in Geneva is easily reachable and provides the ideal spot to start your sightseeing in the Swiss city. Its outstanding position in an elegant district in the very heart of the city also offers guests an immediate access to many shops, restaurants, cinemas, theaters, and business facilities of Geneva.

Thanks to modern amenities, free WiFi in common areas, and convenient outdoor parking for an extra cost, Hotel & Residence St-James welcomes you in a warm atmosphere and represents the perfect destination for tourists or business travelers looking for the perfect stay in Geneva. 
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Guest Rating 6.4 Fair
Based on 47 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The location of the property is ideal, and the value for money relation is ok. The...

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Breakfast at Hotel & Residence St-James

A continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel St-James

  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Gift shop
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 2:00 PM and 10:00 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: CHF 15.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CHF 25.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: CHF 35.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel & Residence St-James is also known as

Hotel Saint-james
RESIDENCE ST JAMES
Residence St James Hotel
Residence St James Geneva

6.3

Clean

7.9

Location

6.1

Quiet

6.8

Spacious

6.0

Service

Hotel St-James reviews

6.7 Fair
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

The hotel was cheap and that was reflected in the facilities. The bedding and towels were clean and the room was adequate i.e.it was valaue for money,you get what you pay for but it was not scrupulosly clean. Our room was on the main road which has heavy traffic (you need ear plugs if you struggle to sleep in noisey surroundings). This is why I´d try and look for a different hotel. If none were sensibly priced I`d return to this one. Great location though. Walking distance to main shopping area and bus stops. Before we travelled we contacted Geneva tourist board who sent us lots of info. A free 80 min. travel pass can be obtained from the airport from a machine to get you to your hotel. Hotels give you a free travel card which can be used on buses, trams, and I believe trains and boats within a very generous distance so getting about is easy and free. The locals are helpful and friendly. The National History Museum, Art Museum, CERN (book the tour - we didn´t and wished we had),Russian Church, Reformation Wall, Patek Philippe Museum (15 francs with guide but interesting)- Mt Saleve to name but a few were great. It´s an expensive city. Meals and drinks (miserly measures) are all expensive (I live in Spain)so depends what you´re judging prices against. Piza 21 francs upwards, bottle of beer 7-8 francs, 1/4 glass wine 6 francs, coffee 3.50 francs. Migro supermarket reasonable to buy food in - not sure on prices of drink though. Do know we paid 19.50 francs for bottle of wine in smallish shop but when we went to Mt. Saleve called in similar shop in France and a bottle was 4-6 francs. Just be prepared and enjoy.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

I had an excellent welcomung to the hotel. It´s located in the best area of the city, just a step and there we were. If I had to go back to Geneve , I would contact the Saint James again there is no doubt. Kind regards from Spain-Valencia

6.0 Fair
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

For Geneva this is an excellently situated hotel for a reasonable price. If you are looking for elegance or service or what passes in anyway for a quality hotel, this is not the place for you. It you are looking for price and location it is excellent.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Czech Republic

yes, it was my first stay in the hotel S-J tourists, young people

5.2 Ordinary
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Was not aware upon check-in that rooms were cleaned only twice per week and that towels were not exchanged each day. Had to learn that the hard way. Also, although not apparent to the naked eye, the floors were so dirty that you couldn't walk around barefoot without having filthy feet. Other than this, the bed was comfortable, there was plenty of water pressure and hot water, and the air conditioner worked well. For what I required, this hotel was adequate. My only other complaint is that I paid only about 60 swiss francs less than my family members who were in double rooms. I just don't understand why single travelers are charged so much. Not just this hotel but most in Europe and in the U.S.

6.1 Fair
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

bad bed

1.0
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Israel

very bad hotel, high price with no value Do not stay there!!!!

6.4 Fair
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

some rooms are quite, some very loud. depends on the position. Ask for quite ones.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

very good hotel with simple cooking facility.

5.1 Ordinary
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

I would to write something about my stay in Saint-James. 1) It is not an Hotel, it is a residence. 2) Anyone made up my room! 3) My first room is smelly, but the receptionist change it. 4)Parking is not covered and the fair is too expensive. Receptionist was helpufull. Bye

5.6 Ordinary
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

They have been very available to find the parking for my car

4.4 Ordinary
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United States

Worst customer service of any front desk staff I have ever had.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Latvia

Exelence for 3-star hotel, good place in the center of city! minus - no parking for car

2.4
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Argentina

Some investment on the part of the hotel owners should allow for a refurbishing of the derelict (fake)-wooden plating of the furniture, the faded carpeting and the unmatching bedcovers and curtains. The bathroom should be more thoroughly and regularly cleaned (corners and tiles). One would expect a four-star hotel to be less kitsch in its public areas decoration (except the restaurant which was impeccable) and to have better taste when decorating each room for the sake of visual harmony.

5.3 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel-residence was well located for the Lake & Old Town & a short bus ride to the railway station.The room was a mini-apartment with kitchen but utilitarian & lacking in character. Some rooms appeared to be temporary residences.There was no maid over the two days spent there. This would not be a first choice if returning to Geneva. Reasonably priced.

5.3 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

Arabs oriented hotel, full of Arabic spirit

2.2
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

Saint-James is probably the worst hotel i have ever been to. The room was so noisy me and my girlfriend got only a few hours sleep, no breakfast, used glassed and pieces of soap in the bathroom and kids playing in the corridors from 11:00 to 02:00. When i called the receptionist he replied "i have talked to them and they wont listen. there is nothing we can do". What about asking them to leave the hotel for instance? This hotel is on a downward spiral and i would have asked for money back if i was up for the hassle. Never stay at Saint-James.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Everyone was helpful,and responsive to our questions and needs. Very good locationn.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

5.6 Ordinary
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

7.6 Good
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Romania

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

7.9 Good
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Albania

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Mexico

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Saudi Arabia

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

1.3
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

4.0 Ordinary
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Russia

0.0
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Poland

7.9 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

6.0 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Vietnam

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Slovenia

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Slovenia

4.9 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

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3.5
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

7.0 Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

7.6 Good
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

3.0
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

3.1
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

2.1
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel & Residence St-James, offering 51 guest rooms with climate control and free Wi-Fi. In-room kitchens equipped with refrigerators allow you to save on dining expenses while you travel.

Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers will have access to desks, safes and phones during their Rues Basses - Old Town visit. Additional guest comforts include air conditioning and soundproofing.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers. Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Extra beds
  • Soundproof rooms
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Kitchen

How to reach Hotel & Residence St-James

By car
From Cornavin train station: follow signs to avenue Champolet and head towards Eaux-vives. Pass the Pont du Mont-Blanc bridge and reach the nearby rue Versonnex where the hotel is located.

By public transportation
Take bus no. 9, 6, 2, 27 or 8 and get off at the Fatio stop.

Distances from Hotel St-James

Flower Clock - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
English Garden Park - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Jet d'Eau Fountain - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Museum of Art and History - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Bourg-de-Four Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Saint-Pierre Cathedral - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Geneva Museum of Natural History - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Tavel House History Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Barbier-Mueller Archeology Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Geneva City Hall - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Marionette Museum - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Reformation Wall Monument - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Paquis Baths - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Bastions Park - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
La Grange Park - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel & Residence St-James is Geneva (GVA-Cointrin Intl.) - 4.7 km / 2.9 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.