Our airport hotel guide
By: Simon Wilkinson
Traveling to and from the Tarentaise valley is defiantly made easier if you know a few little tricks and staying the right side of the traffic is one of them. We have put together this little guide of the best Geneva Airport hotels, the hotels that are all close to the airport and all include free taxi shuttles.
The Tarentasie is around 2 and a half hours from Geneva and Tignes and Val dIsere almost are almost 3 hours away. With this type of distance its often nice to break up the journey if you are flying in very late or have a very early flight out in the morning.
It’s a question we get asked a lot, “is it better to stay overnight in Geneva and head to the alps early the next morning?” well it certainly breaks up the trip and can help you avoid traffic if your on the road to France before 10 or even earlier. The roads only really get busy on the peak weeks but staying overnight in a hotel can give you a head start feeling well as being rested, fresh and ready for an early morning ski.
If your coming to the Alps for a ski weekend then why not fly into Geneva late stay the night at a airport hotel and get a transfer first thing (07:00am) and be in resort Saturday morning by 09:30 or so. You will be the first in the ski hire shop and most of the people in resort will be packing to head off back home.
Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva - 5-star hotel
Offering what is hailed as celebrity level treatment the 5 star Mövenpick is defiantly at the high end of our little guide. It’s a fantastic hotel and a great place to relax between transit. As the name suggests its not just a hotel but it also has a casino to while away a little time and money.
The hotel is situated only 700 meters from the airport and offers a free shuttle service running every 20 minutes between 05:30 and 23:40. There are two very good restaurants on site The Mövenpick Restaurant offering a range of foods including international and traditional Swiss menus and The Japanese show-cooking restaurant, Kamome offering a stunning selection of Japanese cuisine.
All the rooms are very modern with free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, safety box and tea and coffee facilities.
Nash Airport Hotel - 4-star hotel
Google maps: Chemin de la Violette 11, 1216 Geneva, Switzerland
Situated in Cointrin a 10minute drive from Geneva centre but only a short free shuttle ride from the Airport the Nash hotel is an extremely popular location for many traveling ski fans. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a business corner, sauna and even a fitness room to get the legs warned up for the weekend ski trip.
There is a traditional Swiss style restaurant and the hotel bar is open until 01:00am for late arrivals. Room service is also available. The hotel opened for business in 2009 and retains a very modern and comfortable feel.
Ibis Genève Aéroport - 2-star hotel
Google maps: Chemin de la Violette 10, 1216 Geneva, Switzerland
With only 2 stars the Ibis is very good value for money, all of the rooms have been renovated recently, air con comes as standard and free Wi-Fi is available around the hotel.
The Ibis also runs a free shuttle service to and from the airport and being located in Cointrin is also only 10 minutes from Geneva Centre. This is defiantly our best budget rest your head type of hotel and its been rated as the best value Geneva airport hotel on Booking.com.
Crowne Plaza Geneva - 4-star hotel
Google maps: Avenue Louis Casai 75-77, 1216 Geneva, Switzerland
Only a 3 minute drive from the airport the Crowne Plaza is a 4 Star hotel that was built in 2007 and renovated in 2014. The hotel has 2 restaurants and a bar and offers a Club floor with spectacular views and the guests can enjoy the little extras such as complimentary breakfast, snacks, newspapers and books.
The hotel has a free shuttle to the airport as well as having a taxi rank and bus stop outside the hotel. The hotel is situated just a 10 minute drive from the city centre.
Holiday Inn Express Geneva Airport - 3-star hotel
Google maps: Route de Pré Bois 16, 1215 Geneva, Switzerland
A pleasantly decorated hotel with all the facilities your require for a short break. With easy access from the main route to the airport the Holiday Inn is situated only 300 meters from the A1 motorway and 800 meters from Geneva airport train station.
As with all the Geneva airport hotel the Holiday Inn provides a free shuttle for all its guests running every 20 minutes between 05:50 and 23:30. The rooms are all air conditioned and offer TV, hairdryers as well as tea and coffee making facilities.
The hotel has free parking, Wi-fi a very comfortable bar and has been reviewed as have wonderful staff which is always nice.