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“A new favorite in Geneva” 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 #15 of 103 Hotels in Geneva
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“A new favorite in Geneva”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I spent a week in this small but very tasteful and well-run hotel. It's less than 100 m to a tram stop and perhaps 500 to the train station, so it's super fast, easy and cheap (as in free - get your voucher in the baggage claim area at the airport) to get there. Plenty of restaurants nearby, interesting neighborhoods, short walk to the lake shore and parks. Ah, but more about the hotel. I don't remember encountering such a uniformly genuinely friendly (and helpful) staff. It is now my favorite place to stay when I'm in Geneva. Doesn't have a restaurant, but you can use the restaurant and gym, in the larger Manotel facilities close by (the Royal is less than 50m away).

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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HotelKipling, Directeur général at Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Running_Bird,
Many thanks for having taken the time to give us your feeling regarding our hotel.
It was nice to read your comments and I am really happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us especially as we are really concerned by the comfort and the satisfaction of our customer.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Best regards,
Patrick Le Goff
Hotel Director
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Rating summary
  • 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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

That's what it had on the hotel plague. 3 stars, but it is so much more! Hotel is new, so everything is in tiptop shape. The room is wonderfully designed. For example there is a mini kitchenette that can be tucked behind a folded door, making the room look neat. The toilet floor is wooden and heated. The triple room I stayed in, the third bed happened to be a comfortable pull out sofa bed, and not those typical thin, creaky extra beds. Breakfast is delicious and you can request to have it in your room. The staff are wonderful, always helping out with planning your trip and recommending which tours are a must go. They also provided us with a transport pass each, which gives us access on public transport for free. The hotel is near Geneva train station so convenience is there. There are many halal food around the vicinity of the hotel so no worries for Muslims and also many supermarkets. Lake Geneva is within 5 minutes walk. The Old Town and shopping district are a tram ride away, but try the public boat ride across Lake Geneva. Interesting!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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HotelKipling, Directeur général at Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Isya E,
Than you so much your wonderful and detailled comment on your experience at the Kipling Hotel.
I am really glad to read that you very much enjoyed your time with us as well as our city.
I hope I will have the opportunity to greet you soon again at the hotel Kipling.
Warmest regards,
Patrick Le Goff
Hotel Director
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights, we are a big family of 7.
Loved the design, room and interior decor. Pretty close to the main station but off the main street (still rue de Navigation was somewhat noisy on Friday and Saturday nights well into midnight, but then we are not used to nighttime noise at all). Breakfasts were very good, staff was great. This part of the town (as must often be the case with those near the train stations) is now home to migrants from Africa, but it felt safe. We tried an Ethiopean restaurant called Awash (for some reason we expected it to be like Lebanese cuisine, and it wasn't) - would recommend it as an ethnographic rather than gastronomic idea unless you are into that kind of food.
Will stay there again

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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HotelKipling, Directeur général at Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Irina V,
My team and I would like to thank you for having taken the time to share with us your kind feedback.
We are really sorry to read that you were annoying with the outside noise during the nights.
Usually as it is a one way street in front of the hotel, it is not so noisy but during the week end, sometime, it can be.
Do not hesitate for your next visit to request a room at the back side of the hotel (it is our car park).
With my best personal regards,
Patrick Le Goff
Hotel Director
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Small, but very nicely appointed room. Great location close to the station and nearby trams, and easy walking distance to most tourist attractions. Very close to the lake. Helpful staff and courteous. Breakfast OK without being great.

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelKipling, Directeur général at Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear HoJo_Guest,
We thank you for having taken the time to share your feedback with us.
We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.
Best regards,
Patrick Le Goff
Hotel Director
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were really happy with our stay at Kipling Manotel. The location was fantastic, 3 streets from the Lake and the little boat or bridge that goes over to the Old Town and a 5 minute walk from the train station. Very clean, modern and comfortable rooms. Front desk staff very pleasant and helpful. Lovely breakfast buffet if you want it - 18 Francs but they offered us a 50% coupon. The area around the hotel is a tiny bit seedy but we had no issues walking around in the evening on any of our nights there. Great stay - thank you!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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HotelKipling, Directeur général at Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear SunnyWestKelowna,
Thank you very much for your kind comment following your stay with us. We are all delighted that you enjoyed the location of our hotel.
We look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay in Geneva.
Best regards,
Patrick Le Goff
Hotel Director
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This hotel is very quiet and very central - within walking distance to the train station and the lake. The rooms are spacey and the bed is really comfortable. The staff were really helpful and were able to answer all of our questions on Geneva. Would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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HotelKipling, Directeur général at Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear nzsandyb,
My team and I are very grateful for the time and consideration that you took to share your kind feedback.
It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to Kipling Hotel, in a not too distant future.
Warmest regards,
Patrick Le Goff
Hotel Director
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellently appointed with very comfortable rooms and clean. Staff all very helpful and courteous plus parking at reasonable cost. Comprehensive Breakfast was included in our room rate but noted it would also be available at a sensible price if excluded.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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HotelKipling, Directeur général at Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Dear Brian L,
We are very grateful for your comment and kind words. Many thanks for having shared your impressions with the online travel community.
We will be delighted to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.
Patrick Le Goff
Hotel Director
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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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Geneva
#9 Business Hotel in Geneva
#9 Romantic 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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