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“Great hotel in the centre of Geneva” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Rotary Geneva - MGallery Collection
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18 - 20 rue du Cendrier, Geneva CH 1201, Switzerland (Formerly Sofitel Geneve)   |  
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Ranked #26 of 103 hotels in Geneva
Waalre, The Netherlands
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“Great hotel in the centre of Geneva”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Well situated, though parking nearby may be a bit of a problem. A hotel with friendly, homely atmosphere. Perfect service level at the reception. Good, comfortable and cosy rooms with an excellent bathroom. Very recommendable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Hotel at a great location, very close to the Cornavin train station, about 500 meters. To catch a train is the best way for to reach to the station from airport, 3.5 Swiss frank second class tickets. Check-in easy and fast, front desk person was very helpful, they gave a little city map with a brief story about the places in the city. This was really helpful. He also gave a free pass card for the public transport. It's great because public transportation very efficient at Geneva. Hotel rooms large enough, clean and nice decorated. Furnishing some over aged(antiques) but looks pretty. There were a kettle and complimentary coffee, tea, chocolate, two bottle waters. Bath room well equipped, bright and spotless clean. Bed and pillows very comfortable for a sweet sleep, I could really rest. Breakfast was include to my room rate, it was delicious, with a large variety, include freshly cooked omelettes. As a result, I would recommend for everyone.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

First impressions are deceiving. The dark woodwork and stone floor in the lobby seem hopelessly old-fashioned, but the staff is young and super friendly, the room was enormous and spotlessly clean, the bathroom recently updated, and free WiFi for guests. Although it's in the basement, the breakfast room is very pleasant, and the buffet ample. The hotel is an only about five blocks from Geneva's main train station. This part of the city lacks the charm (and shops) of the Old City across the lake, but for travelers it is ideal. One can easily cross the entire city on foot from the Rotary.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I travel to Geneva six or seven times a year, from a few days to a couple of weeks each time. I have stayed in several different hotels, but I find Rotary Hotel the best option for a business traveler. It's centrally located but not in messy Paquis, affordable, small and private.
The service is generally friendly and personal, with all the necessary amenities.
What I like in particular is the bar. It's nothing fancy but after work it's quite a sanctuary. Florence, the Food and Beverage Assistant Manager is especially commendable. She is personable and courteous, always makes me feel comfortable like home. She holds down the fort of the bar and the kitchen. I have yet to assess her cooking, but she certainly makes the best cocktails in Geneva!
If you have a chance, visit this hotel, and have a drink at the bar during your downtime!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, Dc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Great hotel staff.. particularly at the front desk. I was having phone issues and they helped me by calling and making dinner reservations for us in Paris... The best. Rooms very very good, but not great. Still, it's hard to find a good hotel room that doesn't cost a fortune in this city, so it reflects the market.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This was a great hotel for my stay in October 2012! It's a block away from the lake and all the tourist sites. The bus and train station is close by and easy to utilize. The staff was very friendly. The room size is fantastic! Especially for Europe. We stayed two nights at the beginning of our trip and one night when we came back from our travels. The staff was able to give us the same room on both visits. A couple of added bonuses: Swiss chocolates on your bed each night and great toiletries! Plus, Geneva is very expensive, but this hotel was reasonably priced for this area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This quiet, reserved and sophisticated hotel is in a great location- near enough the rail station to access the airport easily, yet minutes from the shopping streets and Old Town. Staff were polite, everything was clean and we look forward to returning next time we visit Geneva.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 18 - 20 rue du Cendrier, Geneva CH 1201, Switzerland (Formerly Sofitel Geneve)
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Geneva
#7 Romantic Hotel in Geneva
#21 Luxury Hotel in Geneva
#22 Business Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rotary Geneva - MGallery Collection 4*
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Also Known As:
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