Diplomate  4 stars

46 Rue De La Terrassiere, Geneva, Switzerland, CH-1207  show mapSave
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The charming 4-star Diplomate offers non-smoking accommodation in a charming area of Geneva. An example of traditional architecture, this hotel opened in 1973 and was fully restored in 2089.

The hotel is located in the heart of Geneva, near Notre Dame Basilica, Patek Philippe Museum and Batiment des Forces Motrices. It will take you 10 minutes to get to Parc Bertrand, Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) and Old Town Lucerne.

The hotel offers perfect location close to a river and lakes.

5 minutes' walk to Gare des Eaux-Vives train station. Just 10 minutes from Geneve-cointrin airport.


The hotel offers 40 rooms. All of them feature a work desk, coffee/tea making facilities, individual climate control, satellite TV and a minibar. Some hotel rooms come with magnificent views over the cathedral. They feature en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.


Every morning a delicious buffet breakfast is served. At the restaurant Italian dishes are served.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of CHF 26 per person per night. 


The hotel offers a photocopier, conference facilities and internet access and multilingual staff.


Leisure facilities include a tea room and a cocktail lounge.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) and the rate is CHF 32 per day.

Year renovated   2089.  Number of rooms   44.

City Center Geneva - 4600 ft
Airports Geneve-cointrin (GVA) - 3.6 mi, Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) - 61.4 mi
Train Stations Gare des Eaux-Vives - 1700 ft, Gare de Cornavin - 1.1 mi
Bus stop - 2000 ft
Restaurants Cote Cour, Cote Jardin (cuisine: French) - 800 ft, l'Opera Bouffe (cuisine: French) - 1000 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Bus parking
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Trouser Press
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Conference facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CHF 35 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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    Diplomate LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Waterfountain
      1700 ft
    • Jet d'Eau
      2700 ft
    • cathédrale saint pierre
      3000 ft
    • Bains des Pâquis
      3700 ft
    • lake parade
      4000 ft
    • BAGHERY'S fondeée en 1984
      4300 ft
    • de Noël
      4600 ft
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      4300 ft
    Train stations
    • Gare des Eaux-Vives
      1400 ft
    Convention centers
    • Artimon
      2300 ft
    • Centro Asturiano
      3000 ft
    Shopping areas
    • Shopping Area Geneve
      3000 ft
    • Art-Ciné
      4600 ft
    Monuments and Landmarks
    • Palazzo
      2700 ft
    • Geneva Town hall
      3000 ft
    • museum d'histoire naturelle
      400 ft
    • Parc Bertrand
      2700 ft
    • Parc La Grange
      2700 ft
    • AMARPROD Sàrl
      1700 ft
    • Compagnie Théâtrale
      2700 ft
      4600 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Patek Philippe Museum
      1.0 mi
      Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 7, Geneva
    • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporaine
      1.1 mi
      10 rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, Geneva
    • Geneve-Plage
      1.1 mi
      Quai de Cologny, 5, Geneva
    • Schtroumph Buildings
      1.4 mi
      23-29 rue Louis Favre, Geneva
    • Musee d'Histoire des Sciences
      1.4 mi
      Parc de La Perle du Lac, Geneva

    Near the hotel

    • Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle)
      900 ft
      1 Route de Malagnou, Geneva
    • Eglise Russe
      1400 ft
      18 Rue De Beaumont, Geneva
    • Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d_Extreme-Orient
      1900 ft
      8 Rue Munier-Romilly, Geneva
    • Museum of Art and History (Musee d'Art et d'Histoire)
      2100 ft
      2 Rue Charles-Galland, Geneva
    • Jet d'Eau
      2900 ft
      quai Gustave-Ador, Geneva
    • Cathedrale de St-Pierre
      2800 ft
      24 place du Bourg de Four, Geneva
    • Old Town Lucerne
      2800 ft

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Cote Cour, Cote Jardin

      83% likes this, based on 12 reviews
      Cuisine: French

      800 ft
      8, rue de la Chapelle
    • l'Opera Bouffe

      71% likes this, based on 53 reviews
      Cuisine: French
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 89

      1000 ft
      5 av. de Frontenex

      Phone: +41 22 736 63 00

    • Le Bistrot 37'2

      73% likes this, based on 44 reviews
      Cuisine: Moroccan

      1000 ft
      16, rue du Gothard

      Phone: 022 348 36 42

    • Kakinuma

      85% likes this, based on 45 reviews
      Cuisine: Japanese
      Price Range: USD 32 - USD 102

      1100 ft
      3 Rue Henri-Blanvalet

      Phone: 022 735 47 11

    • La Plancha

      70% likes this, based on 71 reviews
      Cuisine: French
      Price Range: USD 26 - USD 45

      1300 ft
      2 place des Eaux-Vives

      Phone: +41227352250

    Diplomate Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Diplomate

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
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    Based on 65 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Single

      Convenient to clinet's office and relatively cheap. I would not otherwise stay there.

      Old fashioned basic hotel with poor facilities and staff. Cannot imagine how it ever got 4stars

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The hotel in itself is stylish but aold and the rooms and bathroom are small, with worn out furniture.The staff is unenthustiastic and does not make any effort to be welcoming.

      They did not lift the pre-authorisation on my bank card and I have a serious balance problem because of 650CHF missing, that have to wait 30 days to be cleared should they not take action (I did call them and no result).

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      The location is okay but very noisy in the night.

      We were disappointed by the value for money. Will not book the hotel any more.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The heater of my room was blocked to the maximum making the temperature unbreathable. I asked for another room but only a tiny room was available. I asked for a discount because I had to sleep with the window open and all the related negative consequences, but I was answered I had to lodge a formal complaint. I did that and I am expecting answer. The Staff indicated me a restaurant that was closed on Sunday night while I asked specifically for a restaurant that was open on sunday night.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Its location was convenient for me.

      The tramway runs right outside the hotel so a room on the front is very noisy. the bathroom is rather small. the lobby is very nicely done, but the rooms could be updated.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      The girl in the reception being very friendly and helpful. Good location close to old town and the shopping district. Easily accessible via public transport.

      Expensive for the size and the standard of the room. However, there is a general high cost of living in Switzerland, and in combination with a large event, maybe this is what you have to expect to pay?

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Poor WiFi, no bar or restraunt, paying for TV

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Near to Geneva Lake and Restaurants in centre. Free wifi and Internet- available in the lobby

      Need to take into account there are trams passing on a frequent basis. The hotel only offers breakfast facilities - no bar or restaurant.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      It was in the right location and we had a free pass to use the local transport, which was very useful!

      Twin beds instead of a double!!!!

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Free wireless available

      No tea-making facilities in the rooms and a very tiny lift!

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Not enough time to comment. The hotel was clean.

      The rooms were small hot and there were little to no facilities. The bathroom was tight and wifi was overpriced.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      parking space should not be charged so much! tv channels should been sorted! clock and light bulbs should be repaired!

      • Average rating
    • Single

      No other service provided but the accommodation. Vey poor breakfast. The staff did not know the bus/train routes, the places that a tourist should see in Geneva and they did not even have flyers for Geneva's attactions and sites. There was no internet besides the fact that they were advertising free internet in pubic areas and internet in rooms at 20CHF per week. The price is way too expensive for what they offer.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      No other service provided but the accommodation. Vey poor breakfast. The staff did not know the bus/train routes, the places that a tourist should see in Geneva and they did not even have flyers for Geneva's attactions and sites. There was no internet besides the fact that they were advertising free internet in pubic areas and internet in rooms at 20CHF per week. The price is way too expensive for what they offer.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      • Average rating
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