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“Very Beautiful but Inconsistent Food”
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Geneva on the Lake
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Geneva
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Rhinebeck, New York
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“Very Beautiful but Inconsistent Food”
Reviewed July 11, 2004

We stayed there during July 4th Weekend. The resort is fabulous. We had a wonderful time exploring the area, including the Gorge at Watkins Glen State Park (its a great hike!), the Corning Glass Mueseum, the Rockwell Mueseum (not so great) and good ol' fashioned BBQ at the July 4th festival in Watkins Glen. The area is wonderful and the people are extraordinarily friendly.

Our only problem was the food. The Lancaster room is quite pretty but the food is hit or miss at times (e.g. great lamb; poor beef). Also, the wait staff is quite young and lacks experience. Belhurst Castle had better food (not great, though) and the wait staff was considerably more experienced and attentive.

Overall, I would recommend Geneva on the Lake for the sheer beauty of the resort (you feel like Gatsby) and the rooms; although the food did not live up to expectations.

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Reviewed February 25, 2004

I booked a Valentine's Day package at the resort and it was worth every penny! The package included a gorgeously-appointed suite with fresh roses, wine, and fruit, as well as a full gormet dinner and breakfast, which were both superb! The banana's Foster alone is enticing enough to make the trip again! Although the winter is not the peak tourist season in the Finger Lakes, the resort was still lovely and we enjoyed a busy day of shopping and another day meandering through the wine trail. Very romantic!

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Reviewed November 13, 2003

This hotel was fabulous in every way- the staff was wonderful, food was spectacular as was the wine list and the accomodations couldn't have been nicer. Rooms are beautifully done with Stickley furniture and many of the suites can accomodate 4 adults very comfortably, with a bed for everyone and plenty or room. Many suites also have their own fully equipped kitchen so you can eat in if you like. Would be perfect for a family reunion or wedding.

The grounds are truly spectacular- it is great to get up on a chilly morning and take a long walk around the grounds, look out over the lake. You almost feel like you live in this beautiful old home.

Please note that I have travelled extensively in the US and Europe so I have many fine hotels and restaurants to compare with Geneva on the Lake, and it still comes out on the top of the heap. This hotel and restaurant get my highest recommendation. I am planning on going back next year. The only downside I can see is that there are lots of stairs to some of the rooms and no elevators. This made the hike up to our room a bit difficult for me with an artifical hip, but I would still go back- I will just get a ground floor room next time.

  • Stayed November 2003
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Property: Geneva on the Lake
Address: 1001 Lochland Rd, Geneva, NY 14456-3297
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Location: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Geneva
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Geneva on the Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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