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“Stylish Fun Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel N'vY
Ranked #13 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
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Amsterdam
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98 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Stylish Fun Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 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).

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Amsterdametje
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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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138 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TangoStockholm
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Mexico
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72 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for three nights and were disappointed. The hotel charges five star rates but it falls short. The rooms are fine and the bathrooms a reasonable size but the hotel itself is quite noisy and in a red light location. There was loud music and crazy lighting in the lobby at night. The worst for me was the really bad breakfast buffet. Most food ran out by 8am and there wasn't much to begin with. Also on our last night the room rates doubled because a conference was on which we were not told about and was just blatant extortion. Overall not worth the price.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank CarreeBee
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Milton keynes
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147 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

A closed GVA caused our unexpected stay at this hi tech funky palace. If you like modern, citizen m or luxury at a good price... It's a winner. Nothing bad to say, love the tech and the plumbing. Great breakfast !

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravellinBaz
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dblanc, E-Business Manager at Hotel N'vY, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you you for your great comment. Happy that you could enjoy an unexpected situation. Welcome back!
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

I really enjoyed this hotel - it's two minutes from the lake so you can go for a run - in addition to using their small but adequate gym and two minutes the other way to the tram. The staff were super friendly and the price fairly reasonable for the location and quality of the facilities and room (not always easy to find in Geneva...). I will definitely stay there whenever I return to Geneva.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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dblanc, E.Business Manager at Hotel N'vY, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
We thank you for your good comments about our hotel N'vY. Yes, you are very welcomed for your next trips to Geneva.
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Hi,

I am a 37 year old Canadian, I booked into this hotel in January 2013 for 3 nights....the hotel was relatively empty and we were on the 5th floor (second from top). The hotel has been redone with upbeat lighting and the room was fantastic. a King size bed and separate washroom....the room was brand new and had all type of plug connections, excellent tv and very clean....the Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful....I give this hotel a 5 out of 5...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank siphochaka c
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dblanc, E-Business Manager at Hotel N'vY, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you for your great comment and 5/5! We woudl be happy to welcome you back for a next trip to Geneva.
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Denver, Colorado
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93 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

We stayed here for two weeks in November just after the reopening but while construction was still underway. We knew about the disruption, lack of services, and noise before we committed, so the hotel cannot be faulted for that. Still, day-long hammering on the 6th floor definitely permeated our room on the 5th floor, and early morning deliveries outside made sleeping late difficult. We often found the room too hot, especially under the down comforters which were heavy enough to use in the Alps, outdoors. However, the windows could open and we used that to cool off even though the street noise was more audible. For white noise, we turned on the fan from the air conditioner (which was turned off for the season).

The rooms are big enough for 2 people to live in comfortably. They're going for an "edgy" style, which means some unique color choices (dark purple and chartreuse, for example, with giraffe-print carpeting). The black toilet in the black-tiled alcove is a bit of a challenge to find in the dark at night if you're trying not to wake your roommate. The shower floor is tiled with cobbles – cool! – and the shower head is one of those new "rain" types with an optional hand wand. There's not much counter space and what is there is cluttered with trays and little bottles that tip over when you so much as look at them.

The TV-sound system is very nice. We had the proper cable to hook up an mp3 player to it so we could use the speakers to play our own music, but there are many choices for both audio and TV stations. There's a color light that washes the wall above the desk that can be changed depending on your mood that was probably expensive and is fairly useless, really. Hint: the hair dryer is kept in the desk drawer.

Buffet breakfast was served and as most people have noted is overpriced at 30 Swiss francs, so we never tried it. Our room had a closet with microwave (not usable yet in November) and mini-fridge (we managed to hook that up and use it), plus a sink. We were given use of it for no extra cost but were told it would be an extra 60 francs per day in future when it was properly functional. If that's correct, at that price, I'd skip it and empty and use the minibar fridge instead (put it all back in when you're done). Everyone also has an electric kettle. I'd usually go to the big dept. store Manor, near the train station, stock up on breakfast and lunch stuff, and eat cheaply and well. There are also tons of good restaurants nearby. One we especially liked was Indochine, across Rue de Lausanne, a few blocks toward the train station.

The staff were delightful. The common areas were very limited in Nov., just a tiny lobby with a desk and a few chairs, plus some oddly fascinating floral arrangements.

I used the exercise room several times. It's small, the treadmill was out of order, but the rowing machine and elliptical were working, and there's a fitball and weights. It was fine for my needs, and I never saw anyone else in it.

The location is wonderful, close to the tram and the lake. All the surrounding streets are fairly quiet - this hotel is not on a main road at all. If you're there for UN meetings like we were, it's perfect. We're headed back this year and will stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Geoviki
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Property: Hotel N'vY
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:
#12 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):
An elegant, care-free way of life. 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. Centrally located just a stone's throw from the lake and close to the United Nations You can discover a various types of rooms, some overlooking the lake, with kitchenettes, HD TV, VOD, soundbar, multi-media adapters, bluetooth and ambient lighting (chromotherapy) A free internet access: hotel-wide WiFi, ADSL, tablet computers, business café with touchscreen tables. We give you also a free public transportation card during all your stay. At the Tag's Café you can taste or take away some Vins de stars and fresh dishes. At the N'vY Bar you can try our cocktails and tapas, and at Trilby Restaurant, a menu with various dishes and exceptional beef cuts. ... more   less 
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