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“The concept” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel N'vY
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   18 Rue de Richemont, Geneva 1202, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #8 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“The concept”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

My wife and I really loved the concept. The bar and it's atmosphere were relaxing. We had a good chat with the barman, which we appreciated. Apparently he has a US experience. We must say that we enjoyed a few of his cocktails! We hope to be able to go there again. Hotel highly recommended, especially bar side.

Room Tip: Well situated
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dblanc, E-Business Manager at Hotel N'vY, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for your great feedback and recommandation about our hotel N'vY. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and are ready to welcome you back!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

In a city where a low-class hotel room can cost around US$500, the N'vY is fairly reasonable with above-average rooms. In fact, the rooms are pretty large for a standard European hotel. I had a small sofa and a decent sized working desk in my "standard" room...and enough room to move around without hitting the bed or walls. My room even had mood lighting.

The staff are extremely polite and helpful. From showing me around the restaurant and bar to walking me to my room, they have been trained well. The hotel bar is pretty eclectic with an impressive cocktail list. The hotel is centrally located with easy access to public transit and downtown. Getting to the airport is fairly easy on public transit, and you can walk to the lake. There is not much going on in terms of "views", but the clean and ample hotel rooms make up for it.

Definitely recommended if you are looking for a clean, spacious, reasonably priced hotel in the Geneva city centre

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dblanc, E-business Manager at Hotel N'vY, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you for your nice comment. We will pass it on to our staff. And we would be very glad to welcome you back for a next trip to Geneva.
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Kuala Lumpur
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I visited Geneva in the Spring with my family, the hotel reception service was very efficient and friendly. They were very helpful with information about Geneva too.The Hotel house keeping was also very clean and prompt with our request of extra pillows. The condition of the two rooms we got were also very clean and spacious. Unfortunately our room faced a construction site so there were noise very early in the morning. The location of the hotel was a 3 minute walk to the tram stop. You can also walk to lake Geneva which was about a 5 minutes walk. I highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Check if your room faces any construction site which can be noisy in the morning.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dblanc, E.Business Manager at Hotel N'vY, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
We thank you for your very good feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and all our team would be very happy to welcome back for your next stay in Geneva.
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Great Falls, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I've been a long-time fan of this hotel and was so glad to see many of the terrific staff members came back after the recent renovation. The edgy, New York hip style can be a bit much (ok, a lot too much) but the rooms are great, the location is convenient, and the service is simply the best. The new beds are super comfortable, the bathrooms well lit. I don't much care for the color therapy lights, and the very nifty rain shower with cobblestone flooring leaked onto the floor. I'm hoping the management decides to lower the loud music playing in the common areas all day and night. Beware of the neighborhood if you venture out at night, but heading toward the lake or rue de Lausanne is safe and quick. The hotel is working the kinks out of the renovated features, but please give it a try--you'll be hooked.

Room Tip: Rooms facing away from the street are quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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dblanc, E-Business Manager at Hotel N'vY, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for your great comment! We are considering your feedback wich is very important for us. We are continuously trying to improve our services. Looking forward to welcome you back at the Hotel N'vY.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Despite the bizarre name, the kind that drives me crazy (is it supposed to mean "Envy"?; "Envie"--I don't know), this hotel was a good experience for us. We travel with a small child, and this has a whole special set of requirements. All were met amply, in a friendly manner. The hotel is trying hard (a little too) to be an artsy, modern, colorful place, but there's nothing wrong with that. It's a short walk from Lake Geneva, and it provides its guests with free transit passes for all Genevois public transportation--as many hotels do. What is awesome about all this was that we could hop on a water taxi a bit further down the lake and shortcut our walk to the center--for free. We also had a full meal at the in-house restaurant which was delicious, albeit (as everything is in Geneva) expensive. This is hotel that's trying to morph into itself from an old, probably grotty identity into something modern and fresh and I say--give it a chance. Big thumbs up to the incredibly nice waiters and bartenders.

Room Tip: The junior suites are nice--huge bathtub in the bedroom.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dblanc, E-Busines Manager at Hotel N'vY, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for your nice comment.
"N'vY, in three letters: pronounced as the French word “envie”, meaning desire, the name is a play on “text speak”, the new grammar of Generation Y, and it reinvents the idea of wellbeing – where need gives way to desire".
... And welcome back!
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Amsterdam
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Fresh, light and bright - a welcome alternative to the old-world stodge of most Swiss hotels. Stylish and fun modern decor, plus all the necessary amenities. Friendly, helpful staff. Average location though, and no view. It didn't matter to us thought - we still really enjoyed our stay there and would recommend it to lovers of modern boutique style hotels. There was some great modern art dotted about the place. Tip: Top Lebanese Restaurant almost next door in the President Wilson Hotel (nice but at least twice the price).

Room Tip: I suspect they're all pretty much the same in this hotel.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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dblanc, E-Business Manager at Hotel N'vY, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you for your nice comment about our Hotel N'vY. Note that there are different room categories, from the standard to the suite with furnished terrace and lake view. We are looking forward to welcome you back for your next trip to Geneva.
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Stockholm
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The Hotel was just renovated. The investment must have been heavy. Sadly the team training was not a part of the renovation. We were met in Reception by 2 not smiling, nor eye contacting, members of the staff. As so very often, there was no sign of welcoming until our reservation was found in the system. Then, with our good will we may have seen a sign of recognition. This kind of renovated hotels that try to become hip, designed and fancy by investing a lot in hard ware, but forget or are not able to, invest time and soul in the team is more and more common. And its a big no no for me. But hey, the rooms are fine, comfortable and well equipped.
Will I come back ? - probably not.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 18 Rue de Richemont, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Geneva
#13 Business Hotel in Geneva
#17 Romantic Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel N'vY 4.5*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel N’vY Manotel, fully renovated in 2012, is centrally located just a stone's throw from the lake and close to the United Nations. Full of spaces where energy and emotion flow freely and where technology merges with life, Hotel N'vY boasts a boho-chic lifestyle. This new concept replaces need with desire.The modern and sophisticated rooms at the Hotel N’vY feature a flat-screen HD TV, VOD, soundbar, a multi-media plug, ambient lighting (chromotherapy). Free Wi-Fi and wired internet are also provided.Tag's Café offers food to take away or to eat in, in a setting with a relaxed New York vibe. Customers can use our touchscreen tables as well as tablet computers. The exclusive design was created by Meres One, the renowned graffiti artist and lends the space an urban, non-conformist feel.At the heart of the hotel sits N'vY Bar - spacious, connected and comfortable – it symbolises the spirit of the hotel. ... more   less 
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