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Geneva Riverside Lodging
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3147 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC 28746   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Lake Lure
DENVER, North Caroli
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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Hotel room seemed ok nothing special for sure... bed was very uncomfortable and the biggest compliant was the door was so hard to open seriously hurt my hip trying to get into the room.. went and told the manager and he was very nice about it... but still I went home with a brusied hip.. but on the good side the Tiki Bar is awesome and also walking to the bar next door was fun.. and right on the water.., all in all my hubby and I rode up for our anniversary and had a great time.,.

Room Tip: If you going up to just park your bike and party in between two great bars then best spot ,,. but fo...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We recently stayed at the Geneva Riverside, we have stayed at this motel many times over the years. We drive over 300 miles each way to get there.
With many stays having groups of friends with us.
Over the years we have seen huge improvements made with constructing the Tiki Bar and regarding the motel rooms themselves.. not so much.
Most recently we stayed for a couple of nights in May and also just recently in August.
They offer a frequent stay card where you can earn a free night after 10 stays.
Each time we go, we always hope we will see some improvements made in the motel room.
These last 2 visits this year we have seen no improvement in the motel room and a change in the checking in process and the service provided at the motel.
In May we presented the frequent stay card to get the free night earned and the lady that checked us in was working as a bartender in the Tiki Bar.
We had to walk to the Tiki Bar located at the back of the motel to get checked in because no one was in the office and she asked "You are not going to steal the towels are you?" We were offended by her question because we were presenting a card to her that showed we had stayed there 10 times. Then in August when we checked in, a different motel clerk asked us the same question. I believe this is a rude question and sets the tone of the stay where they will accept our money and yet even though we have been coming there for years they don't trust us or appreciate us..
Another reason we come to this motel is because of the Tiki Bar and restaurant by the Broad river.
They do have great food and good cooks. Except this last stay in August the Tiki Bar was over run with local residents singing Karaoke and taking our parking place. With paying a premium price to stay here we would expect a certain exclusivity of the premises and a clean room. Our maid service was very little and consisted of our bed being made and one set of towels that was laid on the bed. With 2 people staying in the room? Also no floor was swept. So walking across the floor bare foot there was sand under our feet.
They need to show more appreciation for paying guests by improving the rooms and having the rooms cleaned by people that don't mind spending the energy.
Until we find out that things have changed for the better we will choose to vote with our feet and stay at another hotel when we come to Lake Lure.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Did stay 2 nights because of having made a reservation. The stay was for sentimital reasons. If I had known....Door handle was very loose. Thank goodness for the deadbolt. No phones in the rooms and no bars on cell phone. Spotty reception through out the valley. The riverside rooms mean your front door is on the same side and the river. You have a parking lot and the pool and Tiki bar inbetween. There was no reason to charge more for being on the river side. No View! Lots of noise into the night. Doors banging, people sitting outside drinking, smoking, and talking loud half the night! No parking due to outside people coming to the pool and Tiki Bar. This place is way over priced for what you get. Office is closed untill 9AM. They have a coffee pot inside but you can't get to it!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Blacksburg, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

we visit the Geneva at least once a year .. The staff has always been very nice to us. I dropped my prepaid visa along with $80 cash outside on the walk way and I went to the office ( with a feeling of hopelessness ) and the lady at the desk had my cash and card ( which did not have my name printed on it) waiting for me. The play area for the kids is awesome, the pool is nice and the tiki bar has great food, drinks and the staff! The hotels in this area are VERY OLD! Considering what you have to choose from when you stay in lake Lure NC this is THE Best place to go. The environment is relaxing and peaceful. It is not a 5 star hotel and neither are the prices! The prices are economical and the accomidations are just right if you are looking for a LAID BACK RELAXED HOMETOWN type of vacation. The Geneva Riverside is a GREAT place to stay in Lake Lure NC. If you have any complaints about your room or the staff GO TO THE OFFICE and address them with the owner ( who is usually present and happy to help) they have always been available to assist me with any questions or problems that I have had when I stayed ( 20+ times). Do not go to Lake Lure NC expecting to experience a BAHAMAs resort! Go with a happy heart and realistic expectations. and you ARE SURE TO HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!!!!

Room Tip: there are rooms downstairs that are close to the tiki bar, pool, river and play/picnic area. The ro...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We stayed at this hell hole twice ,First time underage drinkers kicking our door trying to get in wrong room kids called management no heip called pd. not clean not nice but travel alot and they take pets our girls could swim in the river. 2 hour wait for a cheeseburger a 10 dollar burger.After 2 days of reporting about a dead opposum I cleaned him up my self. we had other reservations but thought this would be closer too the river. Second trip 2 out of 8 people in one room beat a woman she was laying on the floor bleeding from her head called management .They came running with A doctor! clearly someone from that Tiki bar I started to call P .D. when the management slapped my cell out of my hand called them anyway they were all arestedThis hotel has alot of L E issues And the final blow the ceiling in our room caved in later that night from rain really! they . did not charge us for the night wow this hotel caters too bad people has a bad rep in town lots of other places to stayLake lure is beautiful and this place gives it a black eye! Be warned it is scary

Room Tip: Higher floorrs flood lower floors I think the poor little possom was depressed and offed himself .o...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Room # 25 ! Look very nice BUT ! They rented us the room knowing the bath tub ,would leak most of the water onto the floor,into the bedroom floor. Made a mess . Wet some of our clothes ,Floor very slippery !! Made for a very dangerous situation .WE HAD TO HOLD TO THE BED GET GET AROUND SO NOT TO FALL OR SLIP . Clean it up with towels and the water was like a never stopping FLOW !!!! Room charge 110.00 Went to let them know about the next morning . To my surprise they KNEW and still rented us the room . I suggest they repair the tub or close the room someone could get hurt . "BIG TIME HURT " August 10Th 2012 . From Rock Hill , SC

Room Tip: Do Not get Room # 25
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We were there for a stop on a NC bike trip. The Tiki bar was great. The room was a little shabby but it was fine for 1 night. Would go back or a bike trip but not for a long term trip. The tiki bar was the best part.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3147 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC 28746
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Lake Lure
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Lake Lure
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
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