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Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva
Ranked #17 of 105 Hotels in Geneva
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Chino, California
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel and Location, but”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

My wife and I liked the hotel, modern and clean with a friendly front desk staff and they offered discount restaurant coupons at other nearby Manotel hotels, a nice touch. We also liked being within walking distance of the train station and lake front but the location itself is in a changing area which can be scary, especially at night. But we did not have any problems so overall the stay was good and the rates very reasonable.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

It is an easy 5 mins walk from the train station (once you get your bearings right). Other posters were right to say that this is not the most desirable location (we saw several dubious looking ladies a few streets behind, but the main road from the train station to the hotel was ok) however we didn't feel unsafe even though we arrived late at night.
Staff was friendly and helpful, room was well appointed, bed was comfortable and the toilet plush. Décor was nice, with small touches such as mini toblerone bars with in-room coffee facility. There's a Migros (supermarket) nearby to get supplies and plenty of kebab shops in the area. The tram also runs just a few steps from the hotel, which makes it very convenient.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

This is a good hotel located near the Centre of town but not in a great area, however once you beyond this you will find lots of things nearby. The hotel though is great with very friendly staff and good rooms even though pretty small. I also had a balcony which was a nice touch, set up with table and sun loungers. Good breakfast too means well recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We stayed at the Kipling, Manotel in September as a stop-over on the way to the south of France. For what it was, our stay was good. The value of this hotel is fantastic and it's conveniently located near the train station.

The room was a regular run of the mill hotel room with no bells and whistles but still had everything we would ever require in a hotel room.

If I happened upon Geneva again in the future, I would stay at the Kipling again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2013

This hotel is very close to the train station. It is a longer walk from the fun/nice part of town (old town etc.) but made getting our morning flight very easy. And it is very close to the lake so also made a nice early morning run before leaving very easy. So the location rating is based on what you need most from the hotel and are doing during your visit. The staff is efficient and helpful too (some friendly and others very business like). The rooms are fine ... I missed the classic Swiss style bedding we had elsewhere but they were clean and otherwise fine.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
Level 6 Contributor
268 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

Needed a hotel for one night in the expensive swiss city of Geneva and found this small hotel. What a surprise! The room was superbe, not big, but big enough with everything you need. Nice and conforable bed, a silent and good working aircondition, big bathroom. The surprise continued in the morning. The breakfast buffet was one of the best I had in a middle class hotel. If I need to go back to Geneva will return to Kipling hotel. Everything was excellent even in the smallest details. The price of 190 CHF with breakfast ok! Nice staff!

Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Knowing that hotels in Geneva can be very expensive, I was surprised to find one as cheap as this (our room was 135 CHF) and was even more surprised when I arrived at the hotel. It was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, and our room was nice. There was even a chocolate on the pillow. I would definitely stay here again.

The hotel is a 5-10 min walk from the train station. As other reviewers have said, some of the streets nearby had some questionable people, but we stuck to the main streets and didn't feel uncomfortable (even though we were just 2 girls).

Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva
Address: 27 rue de la Navigation, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Geneva
#9 Best Value Hotel in Geneva
#9 Romantic Hotel in Geneva
#10 Family 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. Located in the city-center, close to the train station and the lake. You can discover several category of rooms and our complimentary services (business center, wifi). We give you also a free public transportation card during all your stay. A bar, a meeting room and a parking lot are available on site and the restaurant Le Duo, 16/20 at Gault&Millau at the hotel Royal is very close to the hotel. ... more   less 
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