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“Nice place, awful restaurant” 4 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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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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“Nice place, awful restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The hotel is very well located and, although it is quite old, it is well preserved. The rooms are spacious, clean and very quiet. The bar and the restaurant, however, are just not good. The prices are quite high and the food is ok. We actually thought the Mac Donald's burger tastes better than the food here at the hotel... But other than that the hotel is quite good - just ignore the bar and the restaurant and you should have no problems.

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  • Stayed December 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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We only had one night in Geneva, so had to make it count. This hotel was the perfect home base to ensure we were able to see as much in the city as possible in such a short amount of time. We were shocked at the high quality of both the room and the service for the amazingly affordable price we paid. Walking distance to the best parts of the town and seconds fom the train station that took us straight to the airport.

Robes and slippers to keep us cosy in the room...even a turn down service while we were out to dinner!! Thoughtful details across the board. Splendid. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a memorable spot to call home in this amazing city.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Waalre, The Netherlands
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18 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Canakkale
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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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
#19 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*
Number of rooms: 95
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Also Known As:
Rotary Hotel Geneva
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