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Anyone knows this place in Geneve?

Hi Everyone, I have some friends that next January will move form USA to Geneve for few month. They found the following place to live ( http://www.justinus.ch/index.php?id=177,0,0,1,0,0 ), and they would like to have some informations about it. Does anyone knows this place?

Thank you very much for your help!
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Old 03.07.2012, 15:19
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Re: Anyone knows this place in Geneve?

Not sure exactly what kind of "informations" you are looking for...

I just searched in Google Maps - it's in the Paquis area which is generally the cheaper place to live but very central.

Pros: Very close to the lake and the main train station (Cornavin) and la Perle du Lac park.

Cons: Considered to be the "rougher" part of town. Geneva's red light district is here and many drug dealers roam the streets. Some say that it can be dangerous for petty crimes, especially at night, but I would only agree in relation to the rest of the city, not other cities in general.

Hope that helps. If not, then try to be more specific with your request...
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Re: Anyone knows this place in Geneve?

I agree with the poster above. Not the best area in town (drugs and prostitution), but certainly very central and convenient for nearly everthything.

I would say that if your friends are streetwise, then there should be no problem.
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Re: Anyone knows this place in Geneve?

Be very careful of scamming! Criminals publish photos, ask for money up front, but the apartment does not exist.
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Hotel is a whorehouse!!!!!! They are going to LOVE IT! Trust me, it could save their marriage if they give it a shot....!
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Re: Anyone knows this place in Geneve?

We (accidentally) stayed in a hotel in the red light district of Geneva a few years ago and did come to realize that it was often used as a "charge-by-the-hour" type of hotel. Sadly, however, it didn't do much to help our marriage.
It was located not far from the main train station there.
We didn't encounter any problems walking around the area at night, though.
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Hotel is a whorehouse!!!!!! They are going to LOVE IT! Trust me, it could save their marriage if they give it a shot....!
Having walked past the place recently, it is not a whorehouse. However, it clearly has some sort of church affiliation.
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Re: Anyone knows this place in Geneve?

Thanks all for the informations that you have been able to provide. As a matter of fact, my friends want first to make sure that is not a scam, and second how good/bad it is the place. As they still have time to change their mind if it is the case.
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Re: Anyone knows this place in Geneve?

Just a follow up in the situation:

There is an other place that my friends are interested in and there again the same question: Do you know the place and how good it is?

http://www.johnknox.ch/English/housing.htm

Thank you again!
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Re: Anyone knows this place in Geneve?

I don't know anything about the specific place , but the area is a very quite area, a couple of miles out of town.

probably a good half mile ( mile? ) walk one way or the other to a bus stop tho.

http://maps.google.ch/maps?q=27,+che...2,,0,2.31&z=15
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Just a follow up in the situation:

There is an other place that my friends are interested in and there again the same question: Do you know the place and how good it is?

http://www.johnknox.ch/English/housing.htm

Thank you again!
Check out the Trip Advisor comments.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_R...er-Geneva.html

Reviews seem OK and it is cheap (for Geneva).

Overall, I would say a better place than the other one you posted.
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Do you know the place and how good it is?

http://www.johnknox.ch/English/housing.htm

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Good for what?
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Good for living a few months
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Check out the Trip Advisor comments.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_R...er-Geneva.html

Reviews seem OK and it is cheap (for Geneva).

Overall, I would say a better place than the other one you posted.
Thank you very much for the link. It looks indeed much better!
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