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“Wonderful retreat”
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Geneva on the Lake
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
New Hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful retreat”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

On a recent road trip, we made an unexpected stop here. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, especially Carol on the front desk. We were shown to a studio on the third floor and it was extremely cozy, well kept and efficient with a beautiful view of the lake. The dinner in the old dining room was wonderful with fresh local ingredients. I would recommend this to anyone needing a little mini-break.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

A nice stay at Geneva on the Lake...bit disconcerting to be checked in on arrival by a gum chewing,earring bedecked chap but hey ho! Nice room, needs a bit of tlc, room far too hot and aircon did not see to make much difference so had to jam window open at night..pretty efficient snow clearing operation next morning, and a decent enough continental breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

This Inn is a really nice mix of old world charm and relaxed American friendliness. The Inn has genuine history to it, and was not originally built as an Inn --- so expect some idiosyncrasies. It is not well suited to those who have physical disabilities for example. That said, there is charm at every turn, each room is unique and the whole place is well kept. It is apparent that the management are updating the rooms little by little so one can forgive the odd "dated" element. The staff were exceptional in both professionalism and willingness to assist guests. We showed up off the street and we were greeted as new found friends. The worlds best bell man, Jason, was assigned to show us around and did so with enthusiasm and humour. He actually sold us on a higher priced room than we would normally seek ( there were more affordable choices available). Dinner in the intimate dining room was a joy, but it was not at capacity so it was quiet and service was prompt. The meal itself was well prepared and appropriate to the cost and the five star ambience. Our included continental breakfast the next morning was more than adequate for us, and served at a table in the classy restaurant. That started our day off with a smile. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable stay in a unique, well run establishment. If you want to splurge in a romantic setting with great staff this is definitely a good choice.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amherst
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed in a Townhouse, two floors, two bedrooms, 1.5 baths, kitchen and living room. I was very taken with the floor plan and it was very comfortable with a sliding door walk out to a patio and view of the Lake. Either the dish washer was added later or the planning was off as a kitchen drawer was blocked by it. Because it was off season - October - there were few other guests but I am sure in the summer, it is busy and lively. The pool looks great and the water side amenities are likely very pleasant. We saw a number of deer on the extensive grounds. Staff seemed very nice and laid back. Beds were comfy, shower was great and WiFi didn't even require a password. Great location - we toured around the finger lakes and were in easy reach of a number of interesting sites.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York, New York
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

From check-in to check-out and everything in between, the staff at this place really works hard to make sure you are comfortable and enjoying yourself. It seems like everyone who works there has a vested interest in the place and truly cares about the guests. We also met the owner who was happy to take time out of his busy day and chat with us about the place, his family, things to do in the area and places to eat. They put bottles of water and a bottle of wine in the refrigerator to welcome you and also have turn down service with chocolates every night, definitely nice touches. Wifi works great and they also have a good library of DVD movies to watch. They'll also give you coupons for the nearby wineries too.

They have a short boat ride every day, croquet, bocce and horseshoes out back and a very nice patio. There are also bikes to ride including a tandem bike, which we used, a new experience. They had a wine & cheese tasting Friday evening also with the owner who talked to everyone and it was a nice time. It was too cold to use the pool while we were there but it looks nice and well maintained. Dinner in the dining room was pricey but good. Breakfast was included in our stay and was delicious (although they seemed understaffed and overwhelmed on Saturday, when we checked out, had to go up and ask the waiter for juice, water and tea).

Calling this place a "resort" might be a bit of a stretch, it is more like a large bed and breakfast with a few more activities than the typical bed and breakfast would have, but is a good way to relax and pamper yourself. I also found it a little pricey for that part of the state at that time of year, but I would imagine the neighboring establishment (Belhurst) is even more expensive and I am sure it is costly for them to have the size of staff that they have to give the kind of attention that is given. Still, if you want a quiet and romantic place with a staff to attend to your needs, this would be it.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

This Inn is a reminder of days gone by. The rooms were comfortable and clean.The candlelight dinners were prepared and presented beautifully it was a nice touch with piano music in the background The full breakfast in the morning was outstanding The well manicured grounds at this property along with the view of Seneca lake was worth the stay.The only negative is the Inn is very pricey.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

The end is a reminder of days gone bye The candlelit dinners each The candlelight dinner we had was prepared and presented beautifully it was a nice touch with piano music in the background The full breakfast in the morning were outstanding The well manicured grounds at this property along with the view of Seneca lake we're very pretty

  • Stayed October 2013
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Property: Geneva on the Lake
Address: 1001 Lochland Rd, Geneva, NY 14456-3297
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Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Geneva
Amenities:
Fitness Centre 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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