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The Bedroom has its own Balcony
The Bedroom with Writing Cabinet
The Bedroom and the Closets as well as the TV Cabinet
View from the Bedroom into the Bathroom and the rest of the Appartment
Private adjacent Bathroom
Private adjacent Bathroom
Private adjacent Bathroom
Private adjacent Bathroom
The modern spacious Kitchen
The modern spacious Kitchen
The modern spacious Kitchen
The Dining Room
The Dining Room
The Dining Room
The small and big Living
The small and big Living
Parkview Lake Side
Lakeview
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Geneva

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drcharit
Bengaluru, India
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best kept secret of Geneva! There should be a 7 Star rating!”
Reviewed August 23, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

My wife and I travelled to Geneva in May 2017. This was our first visit to Geneva and opted to stay in Mark;s lovely apartment. This is also our first time staying at a home, instead of a hotel, and we made the best choice!

Getting to the apartment was very easy, off the train station, to a tram ride of 5 minutes and a 100-meter walk. Entering this apartment changed everything. Absolutely clean, extraordinarily decorated reflecting the tastes of the connoisseur owner. The room had ample space, a small but fully adequate attached bathroom with a tub and shower and a cozy sit out with chairs and a table.

Perhaps what will remain about my short stay with Mark are two important points:

1. The view from the living room balcony that overlooks the lake with the Alps in the backdrop are to die for. My wife and I would have a bottle of wine watching the lake and sunset. This is a view that you will long for each passing day when you leave, and hope, someday, you will have the privilege of living a life surrounded by such beauty. There is no hotel or other location in the whole of Geneva that can compare to this view.
2. Mark the host is an extraordinary gentleman, went out of the way to ensure that not only our stay was taken care of but also helped with our literary pointing out the other well kept secret village on the opposite side of the lake.

Will I return ? 100%! That view from Marks balcony is etched in my mind. The view so beautiful, God gift, that my wife and I were very fortunate.

Think no further. It just does not get better than this.

Date of stay: May 2017
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Christine...
Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
“Geneva Elegance”
Reviewed March 11, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We had the rare privilege of staying in the home of a true gentleman and connoisseur of elegance. This is not an every day experience and not for everyone. Bill the gentle spaniel guards the door with his toys and big brown eyes. Everywhere you look, refined beauty looks back at you. I have not even mentioned the breathtaking views of Lake Geneva. We hope to return!

Date of stay: March 2017
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Management Response
Mar 13, 2017
Dear Christine - the pleasure was shared and you are a wonderful person. I would truly love to see you again and wish you good luck while settling in at home again. Hugs, Mark
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Jay S
Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
2 reviews
“Rhode Island”
Reviewed March 17, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My wife and I were in Geneva teaching and discovered this lovely place that was within walking distance of everything we needed. Mark is a very pleasant and accommodating host that made us feel quite comfortable as guests with all the privacy that we desired.
The views of the French Alps and Lake Geneva are breathtaking as we enjoyed our breakfast each morning in the dining room of this penthouse suite. We will definitely be back.

Date of stay: March 2016
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Jbk48
Berkeley, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A home in Geneva”
Reviewed October 13, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We loved our one-week stay in Geneva at Mark's apartment. The room was large and comfortable, Billy (AKA Rocky) the very friendly dog who lives there with Mark, made us feel welcome at least as much as Mark did! The location is perfect, very walkable and with very easy access to public transportation. We will stay there again on our next trip to Geneva.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: Friendly helpful owner; great location.
Liked least: (loved everything)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 14, 2015
Dear Joshua and Beth,

Thank you very much for your kind review that is most welcomed. I hope will come back soon to Geneva and we can catch up with each other.

Best regards,

Mark
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JackN230
Phoenix, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A superb Lake Geneve View”
Reviewed September 12, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The proximity to the lake is very appealing. There is a beautiful private park associated with the apartment complex. It faces Lake Geneva and the promenade surrounding the lake. It is a very short walk to the Lake Taxi. There are many places along the Lake via the promenade to enjoy cocktails or a meal. The apartment itself is a short two stops on the tram from the train station. Orient yourself in advance for the layout of the train station and the diagram of the city. This will be helpful in finding the correct tram quickly upon exiting the station.

The apartment has many exquisite appointments and a beautiful vista of Lake Geneva. The room and its adjoining bathroom are tastefully decorated and bespeak a refined taste. The elevators are small and should be considered for the amount/size of the luggage you plan
to take up to the apartment for your stay. The owner is a gracious man of impeccable taste.

The kitchen is excellent, but we did not use it except to heat hot water for tea in the microwave.

You will enjoy your time in this fine apartment and location.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: The location and the view from the apartment balcony
Liked least: A morning hot water set up would be nice to avoid searching through cupboards for cups.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 13, 2015
Dear Debbie and Jack,

Thank you very much for this kind review, but utmost for your gracious and descret presence. You are welcomed to come back anytime, which I home will be soon,

Kind regards,

Mark
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LoveTrave...
Newport South Wales
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very happy with our 5-night stay here”
Reviewed August 29, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

In our experience Geneva hotels and restaurants are really expensive. We avoided both by staying in this apartment with Mark and his lovely dog Bill (we are definitely 'dog-people'). The location was excellent, Mark was there to welcome us at our agreed arrival time. Our room and ensuite were spotless (as was the entire apartment). There was room in the fridge for our breakfast needs. For dinner we shopped each day in the excellent pre-prepared food section of department store Manor, and simply reheated it in Mark's kitchen, then sat to dine on the little balcony overlooking the lake, with a drink in our hand and a smile on our faces. We did at times have a problem locking/unlocking the front door, but got the hang of it eventually. This would definitely be our first choice if we are again in Geneva. Thank you, Mark.

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: The view from the balcony where we ate breakfast and dinner every day! And location.
Liked least: Locking/unlocking front door was a bit tricky sometimes
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Favourite...
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful penthouse overlooking Lake Genève”
Reviewed November 20, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 4-night stay at this bedroom (with en-suite bathroom) in Mark's penthouse at Parc du Château Banquet. The location is excellent; only 2 tram stops north of the main train station; easy access to UN and Old Town. Our room and the entire penthouse is very clean and comfortable. The view from the balcony is amazing. Mark is a great host and provided useful information and tips prior and during our visit. Based on his local restaurant recommendation, we had one of our best meals in Genève.

A couple points to note: 1) Mark has a lovely and well-behaved Cocker Spaniel, Bill, with him most of the time. 2) the rest of penthouse space is shared, but we felt completely private in our bedroom and our own bath. We enjoyed our morning coffee/breakfast in the shared kitchen, dinning room and balcony with occasional company from Mark and Bill. Would definitely come back the next time we are in Geneva.

Date of stay: October 2014
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Liked best: Cleanliness, views, and comfort
Liked least: The front door lock can be challenging at times
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Nov 23, 2014
Dear Rob,

Thank you very much for this kind and nice review. It was a pleasure to have you here and please do get back in touch should you ever plan to stay in Geneva again and are looking for some place.

Take care,

Mark
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