Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva

Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva

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4.5
#21 of 112 hotels in Geneva
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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A stone’s throw from Geneva’s boutiques and the shores of Lac Léman, Ruby Claire is as well-placed for shopping as for waterfront strolling. A short walk inland meanwhile will take you to the city’s historic heart, where pretty brasseries and buzzing bars encircle the ancient Bourg-de-Four. For more adventurous souls, the Alps and the Jura are on hand for day hikes with gorgeous views. And when you’re ready for a breather and a sundowner, where better than the historic Bains des Pâquis – beach by summer, sauna by winter? Geneva’s main station is a 12-minute walk from the hotel, from where the airport’s a seven-minute hop by train.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Snack bar
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Safe
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, German

Location

rue du Rhône 46, Geneva 1204 Switzerland
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Geneva Airport
Chambery Airport
66.2 km
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Geneve
10 min
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Melons21 wrote a review Oct 2023
8 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were so pleased that we chose this great hotel for our week long stay. Whoever is running this hotel has got it spot on. We upgraded to WOW room which was huge, well worth it. The rooms are kept spotless by the cleaning staff, one mark on the bedding and it was changed. The breakfast is excellent and plentiful, cereals, fruits, eggs, ham, cheeses pastries etc etc. All the staff members that we encountered were friendly, helpful and efficient. In the Library room you can get free tea and coffee, the hotel itself is so well placed for bus and train stations etc. We throughly enjoyed our stay here, and would definitely stay again. Well done to all the staff and management for making our stay a memorable one! 😊
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marketing Ruby, Marketing at Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva
Responded 20 Oct 2023
Hey Sunshine, wow, thank you so much for the lovely review. Breakfast is our favourite meal of the day, so we make sure there's a mix of fresh, healthy options alongside a few little treats – from local suppliers wherever we can. Glad you liked it. It's also great that you noticed how much we focus on offering our guests a place where they can feel right at home - by making cleanliness a priority and offering friendly, down-to-earth service. We hope you'll stay with us soon again - either in Geneva or one of our other locations across Europe. Your Ruby Claire Team
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Gundwane95 wrote a review Oct 2022
Munich, Germany117 contributions82 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
In the middle of downtown Geneva in what should be a quiet area at night. Unfortunately the rooftop bar is open all night. Nice place to have a drink before dinner or a night cup, however, it has the disadvantage that if you want to sleep with open windows then it gets very noisy at night. Breakfast is too expensive: if you go to Globus next door you can get a very nice breakfast for roughly half the price (depending on what you want to eat of course).

do not make use of the Green Deal, we had wet towels in the room which would not dry and caused a damp smell inside the room. the offer is good, however, we would not make use of the Green Deal again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gringravitas wrote a review Jun 2022
Brisbane, Australia189 contributions86 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is in an amazing location. Central to everything, I thoroughly enjoyed being so close to the old city.

The rooms are very small and the pics of nice balconies are mostly just the bar area. Most rooms have a view of the central light well or other buildings.

But that’s the price you pay for this location and cost. When I told my taxi driver where I was going he hadn’t heard of it (as it’s new and kinda hidden) but he said it must be very expensive, 300 francs a night at least. So what you get is actually great value.

The rooms, while small, are very clean, new, funky and well enough appointed. Don’t expect a desk to do business at, but has everything else you would need.

Staff were very cool, but helpful and the bar is awesome. Some great cocktails!

I didn’t have breakfast as it’s pretty expensive, but it looked quite good in terms of a classic French breakfast buffet. Plenty of cafes in the old town for brekky anyway.

Finding it can be tricky, either go from the Macca’s passageway or from rue de Rhone 42 passageway. Don’t expect signs on the outside.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The don’t have parking but have a 30% discount on one close by. Couldn’t find it on the website,...
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John P wrote a review Jun 2022
Kemptville, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
When I asked for an early check in, to clean up before heading to a meeting I was told that they don't do that 'they are a lifestyle hotel and don't cater to the business traveler' (this is a direct quote from the gentleman at the desk).

The check in process is 'fancy' - in reality it takes twice as long as it needs to and if you are in a room by yourself you have to put the same details in twice. The simpler version is to tell the person at the front desk your name, they confirm your booking and identity and give you a key card, Technology for the sake of fancy isn't worth it.

Air conditioning never worked - very warm in the room.

Location is ok, but taxi driver didn't know of the hotel and there is no sign on the road so you have to wander around and down a small retail alley to find it.
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Date of stay: June 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask if the air conditioning works
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Response from Ruby Hotels, Marketing at Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva
Responded 24 Jun 2022
Hello John, thanks for taking the time to rate your stay with us. Standard check-in is from 3pm, but our speedy housekeeping teams sometimes have rooms ready before then. If you arrive early, we might be able to give you a room straight away, but we can't make any promises. We're happy to keep your bags safe and secure until 3pm though, so you can head straight out and start exploring the city. We’re sorry to hear that some aspects of our Lean Luxury philosophy aren’t your cup of tea. To us, the lean part is all about making smart use of technology to simplify things like check-in. For your problem with the air conditioning there should be a host in the bar 24/7 to help you solve the issue. We hope to see you again soon. Your Ruby Claire Team
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AndyS0123 wrote a review Jun 2023
19 contributions20 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon arrival, the front desk guy was constantly on the phone so we struggled to get the necessary details, but finally did and were able to store our bags, which appeared very secure. When we came back to check in, the front desk printed our room key for the wrong room. We literally walked in on an occupied room, which was uncomfortable. They blamed it on the keycard printer, which was also struggling with a few others checking in around the same time. They had to reprint pretty much everyone’s keys. Other reviews seem to indicate similar issues. Once we finally got our correct room, things were mostly okay. We couldn’t seem to find a way to keep the air conditioning running but turn off the lights. So the room got a bit warm overnight, especially with just a duvet cover. Couldn’t open the windows since there appears to be a club/bar immediately across the way that had loud music until past midnight which was already loud enough through the closed windows. We also visited the bar, and while looking at the menu at the corner of the bar, the bartender rather abruptly told us to sit at a table and someone would come by. So we did, but after awhile of waiting and no one coming, I ended up just going back to the bar and awkwardly ordering there. Never been to a bar where you couldn’t really sit at it or order there. As others recommend, definitely don’t show your free drink passes (from skipping room cleaning) until after you’ve ordered and leaving since they’ll not treat you as well. Room overall and hotel were fine, but could’ve certainly been better and expected a bit more. Location was great though! Felt like a reasonable walk whenever we wanted to go, many shops and restaurants around, and could easily reach a tram/bus stop to go further.
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Date of stay: June 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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chantalherter wrote a review Mar 2023
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland13 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a room on the website of the Ruby Hotel and chose a room price where I could cancel the room if needed.
I had to cancel my room and I tried to call the hotel again and again but I allways got he machine stating that all their employees were busy and that I should call back. This was two days before my stay at the hotel.
I sent them two emails with my room cancellation and asked for a confirmation but got no response. The emails were sent before the deadline of the room cancellation.
In the end, my credit card was debited and I still hadn't heard anything from the hotel. I tried to call them again but got the same answering machine.
This is not acceptable.
It is a shame as the hotel is very well located and the rooms are nice and clean.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Marketing Ruby, Marketing at Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva
Responded 25 Apr 2023
Hey Sunshine, thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. Our Ruby Claire is just a stone's throw away from the shores of Lac Léman and within walking distance of the historic city center of charming Geneva. We’re sad to hear that you had to cancel your stay with us and could not make use of the central location and our clean, comfortable rooms. It’s a pity you had trouble reaching us over the phone. Like other industries, the hotel industry is also severely affected by staff shortages. However, we try to take care of your inquiries, wishes, and matters of the heart as quickly as possible. We do our best to get back to guests within 24 hours via email, but it sounds like you caught us at an unusually busy time. We hope that the issue was solved in the meantime by our reservations team. If not, kindly reach out to us directly via email, so that we can look into this further. Your Ruby Claire Team
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cgt180 wrote a review Mar 2023
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom160 contributions132 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Centrally located and we found out that the bus from the airport stops nearby. You get the bus free if you contact the hotel in advance, well worth it!

If it is your first time to Geneva, you may find that the entrance isn't exactly easy to find. It is located within a shopping mall with reception on the 7th floor.

Once inside our welcome was good, almost everyone we met at reception spoke very good English and were always friendly and helpful.

Rooms give an instant sense of space with the white floor and walls, You'll find all the instructions you need on the inside of the wardrobe 😀

No kettle in the room but each floor has a tea point, ours was within the library (great space if you have work to do) and a nice touch.

Breakfast was continental with plenty of choice. We did find that service was a bit hit and miss though. On our first morning we were asked what hot drinks we wanted, the second and third day we had to go to the counter to ask as no one seemed interested in coming to the table, the waiting staff were stood at the bar chatting.

Whilst the room was lovely, if you kept the window open at night the noise from a bar on the roof was too much (bear that in mind for your room choice).

Bar staff were first class!!
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GavazziAldo wrote a review Jan 2023
Milan, Italy131 contributions56 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I come every month to Geneva for business, and I was excited to try this brand-new hotel in the centre of Geneva. I usually stay behind at the Citizen M,
The hotel design and bar area on the 7th floor is really nice. On that level, you can work and have a lovely cocktail. All the staff I have met are pleasant and happy to help—special thanks to Hugo, the lovely bartender.
However, I was really disappointed with the room. I stayed there for four nights, so I had medium luggage. The room did not have a closet or space to put clothes (only a rack on the wall where I could put my suits and jacket). I had to use the desk as a closet. No mini-fridge in the room, which is a little annoying if you are used to drink cold mineral water. The room was a little cold; I put the maximum heating, which felt like 18/19 degrees celsius. Wifi was really slow, I could not watch a streamed Netflix movie, and I had to use my phone as a hotspot. I ran a speed test, and the download speed of the wifi was 1,66 Mbps and 0,32 for the upload speed, which is a speed that I never had, even in Africa.
Definitely a good value for money, however those small issues became a little annoying when staying four nights,
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Mélanie R wrote a review Apr 2022
Geneva, Switzerland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for one night. The location is amazing, it's in the center and next to the bus/tram stop Bel-Air where we can have so many buses to go everywhere. The photos of the room are true to life. The room was very bright and quite spacious. Big up for the breakfast, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I recommend it
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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TheUltimateReviewer1 wrote a review May 2022
Danderyd, Sweden90 contributions78 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel was good all in all. The staff was super friendly and helpful, the bed was super comfortable, a bit on the hard side for those who wants to know. The water pressure in the shower was fantastic! If you’re interested in watches, you should choose this hotel, it is within a 7 minute walking distance to most watch brands.

But I was extremely disappointed in the breakfast.
The only thing that was server was stale bread, yoghurt, and boiled eggs (I asked for scrambled, the waitress said they only had boiled). They did have a cheese platter, but the cheese slices was thin. If you want breakfast, I’d suggest eating somewhere else.

The entrance is slightly hard to find. When you’re by the McDonald’s, there will be an intersection, go where the sign points (the McDonald’s sign, by the end of the store). The hotel entrance is right next to the Globus store. The reception is located at the 7th floor.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lucy S asked a question Apr 2024
Wellingborough, United Kingdom62 contributions5 helpful votes
Which is the closest train station please?
Samantha asked a question Oct 2023
Suffolk, United Kingdom96 contributions68 helpful votes
Which rooms have balconies to them?
Deirdre Stanley Wishbone wrote a tip 6 May
London, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take a torch"
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JimFo92 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Leeds, United Kingdom82 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Remember to look down the arcade :)"
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Dee C wrote a tip Apr 2024
15 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t book transfers in advance from the airport. Much cheaper get an Uber cost effective and fast"
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katiecross1 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Barnstaple, United Kingdom32 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bed and pillows firm"
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Debby S wrote a tip Mar 2024
Liverpool, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for full directions as entrance not on the main road. Number 10 bus to airport is a few metres down the road, which will save you 50 francs"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva
Which popular attractions are close to Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva?
Nearby attractions include Chapel of the Maccabees (0.3 km), Alea Escape (0.5 km), and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dans le Noir ?, Fiskebar, and Living Room Bar & Kitchen.
Is Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Geneva.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chateau de Voltaire (6.8 km), Hotel de Ville (0.3 km), and Palais Wilson (1.2 km).
Is Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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