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“Great hotel in an expensive city” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   27 rue de la Navigation, Geneva 1201, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #13 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
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“Great hotel in an expensive city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Needed a hotel for one night in the expensive swiss city of Geneva and found this small hotel. What a surprise! The room was superbe, not big, but big enough with everything you need. Nice and conforable bed, a silent and good working aircondition, big bathroom. The surprise continued in the morning. The breakfast buffet was one of the best I had in a middle class hotel. If I need to go back to Geneva will return to Kipling hotel. Everything was excellent even in the smallest details. The price of 190 CHF with breakfast ok! Nice staff!

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Knowing that hotels in Geneva can be very expensive, I was surprised to find one as cheap as this (our room was 135 CHF) and was even more surprised when I arrived at the hotel. It was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, and our room was nice. There was even a chocolate on the pillow. I would definitely stay here again.

The hotel is a 5-10 min walk from the train station. As other reviewers have said, some of the streets nearby had some questionable people, but we stuck to the main streets and didn't feel uncomfortable (even though we were just 2 girls).

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nice hotel, clean, modern, quiet. You can walk from the train station, but the area is probably not where you want to shop and eat. However, you can walk to the main part of town in 15-20 minutes so it's fine. Very friendly staff, and the right price for what you get.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Perhaps it's because we did not stay in a suite etc but we paid over £200 per night (Booking.com) and the room (4th Floor) was old fashioned tired and the carpets badly worn. The hotel was full of Arabs, which on it's own is ok but their children were unruly. The public areas of the hotel were good and the staff courteous. Breakfast was agood selection. However, we felt that for the money, it was not really good value. The other hotels in the same chain looked more modern (excepting The Edelweiss, which is meant to be traditional).

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for 2 nights in the Hotel Kipling for business in August 2013. Overall, the hotel has great location (only 5 mins walk from the Gare de Cornavin), large rooms (for Geneva) and comfortable beds. The hotel is walking distance from many restaurants and bars and has a cool colonial motif. The front desk was very professional and helpful and when asked to call a cab to head to the office, one would appear within 2 minutes. I did not have the chance to try the restaurant on site, but I would happily stay there again for my next business trip.

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We were prepared to pay through the nose in Geneva and sure enough the restaurants where obscenely expensive but we were pleasantly surprised by the Kipling. The rooms were quiet, modern design but with a warm touch. AC was fine ( and we are difficult on this) and breakfast was nice enough. All in all it was not much of a sacrifice compared to the lakefront hotels.
Location is very practical although you are bound to see some prostitutes on your way back in the evening and,more disturbingly, even more pimps congregating in cafes and watching over their business. This is not a safety issue though - more of an esthetic and moral one.
The great thing about this that the money we saved on the hotel allowed us splurge on the best restaurants and we still came out ahead.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The staff were great and accommodating to me. A wonderful gem, near the station (and some sketchy parts of town for sure...). Walked to the lake for a boat tour - it took me, someone who walks with difficulty, about 20 minutes. The hotel doesn't have a restaurant and so guides you some of their other properties - we used our coupon for N'vy - the food was awesome but a bit too modern for one of our party lol. A very diverse group in the hotels. Interesting. Good experience, would go back without hesitation. Gave one notch down for sleep quality as next door was a couple waging World War III. Other than that, all was great.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 Kipling - Manotel Geneva, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
We thank you for your feedback and to have shared on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed the Kipling Hotel and the Manotel Group. As you have well noticed, the hotels are verydifferent and you may choose the Hotel Royal and its restaurant Le Duo for a more classical evening or the Edelweiss for a "suississime" experience.
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Address: 27 rue de la Navigation, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Geneva
#9 Business Hotel in Geneva
#10 Family Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva 3.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A journey of discovery. India, the Orient and beyond. With its furbishings inspired by exotic lands, the Hotel Kipling takes you to another world, a profusion of fragrances, colours and sensuality. City centre, near the Geneva lake and main station. 62 rooms and suites with air-conditioning. Kitchenettes. Minibar, Interactive TV. Business center free of charge. WiFi and internet connection free of charge. Laundry. ... more   less 
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