Hotel Jade - Manotel Geneva
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Jade - Manotel Geneva
The Jade hotel has been recently refurbished and is in excellent condition.The main thing that stands it apart from other hotels is the excellent staff.From the reception staff to breakfast staff,all are excellent and can answer any query.
Althought the carpet had a few stains, the room and hotel was otherwise immaculate. The room was spacious for Geneva standards, especially for the price (we paid about $170/night) and stylish, and the beds/down comforter were very comfortable. The couch in the room allowed our 2-year old daughter to sleep comfortably as well, and the excellent soundproofing kept us from disturbing others when she woke up a bit early due to the time change. Breakfast was terrific, and the location (in Paquis), while not particularly scenic or memorable, was incredibly convenient - a 5-minute walk to the station, shopping, and Lac Leman, and right on a tram line to Vielle Ville, Carouge, and the UN.
I stayed at the Jade Hotel for 5 nights in January 2006. It is a small, stylish, and recently-renovated hotel, with a room that was impeccable. Awesome bathroom, spotlessly clean, quiet with a comforable bed and furnishings. Perfect for a few nights in Geneva, particularly for a business traveler. They also have a computer and printer available for use by guests at all times without charge, which is wonderful. They do not have a restaurant or room service at night, but they offer a good breakfast that is available either in the lounge or in your room. It is an extremely well-managed hotel, with very professional, friendly and helpful staff. I especially appreciated the service of the front desk clerks. My only criticism of the management is that the front desk is staffed by one person at all times, and when there were people waiting to be helped the manager visible in the office adjacent to the front desk failed to assist the customers. The hotel is within walking distance of the train station, conveniently close but far enough away to be avoid the problems of the "redlight" district around the station. Although there is no restaurant in the hotel, there is a delightful small, simple restaurant just a few steps down the street towards the lake (go out the hotel door, turn right and the restaurant is on the corner at the first side street). I had an excellent dinner there at a very reasonable price. Overall I would definitely recommend the hotel and I would stay there any time I am in Geneva.
Smart, modern, good value
Stayed at the hotel for two nights on business. A good, nice efficient hotel. Close to the airport (but then everywhere in Geneva is close to the airport). Couple of hundred metres from the lake.
Rooms were new and clean, black granite and stainless steel in the bathroom. Free WiFi internet access in all the rooms (and fast too: 1 megabit at least). I used the net for long Skype calls back to the office.
No restaurant yet, but there are plenty in the area. Good value for Geneva (I paid 220 SFr/night).
The Jade rooms are typically European in size- small but clean. If you have a long stay, you're may not be comfortable here. They have a free continental breakfast but nothing fancy- coffee, juice, breads. There is free wifi but it goes in and out at times. My room was on the ground floor and there is a bunch of racket from the foot traffic and elevator. Good thing I dont need the elevator, its the size of coffin. The shower has no door or curtain and water gets all over the floor. Unless you parlez vous Francais, there is only CNN on the TV. The Jade is a central location in Geneva, close to Rue de Lusanne. The hotel is close to a few pubs and restaurants.
Great place to stay
Stayed overnight here and enjoyed my experience very much. The whole hotel has recently been renovated and is very friendly and welcoming. Great location, great cont' b'fast and super location.
I came across a fabulous restaurant near by called Le Beouf Rouge ( please excuse spelling ). One of the best meals I've had anywhere in the world.
I have booked to stay at The Jade later this year with my family, can't wait to return. A good honest hotel.
We had never been to Switzerland before and we were going to use Geneva as a base to visit other parts by train.
I stayed at the Hotel Jade for 10 days in April 2005. This place used to be the old Ascot Hotel. I had a penthouse suite on the 6th floor with a king size bed, kitchenette, microwave oven, small fridge, sofa, LCD TV, balcony. The Jade has this Fung Shwe style to it and it is very clean and appealing. The penthouse room is 2x the size of the typical room in Geneva. The Jade also has free wireless internet access. In the mornings, the Jade offers a free continental breakfast, fruits with coffee, juices, tea, milk. While it does not have an actual restaurant, you can get room service and they will bring you food from its sister hotel, the Epsom, nearby. You can also use the Epsom's workout gym. Lake Geneva is only a 5 minute walk away.
it does seem difficult to find a good cheap hotel in geneva, even a middle priced one, so we were delighted to find the Jade. it's not so cheap but it was well worth the extra. it is well decorated in an oriental style, including bonsai trees, service is good, facilities good, not far from the station and by a tram route into the town centre although we walked as it was good to go round by the lake side. what was particularly good was that we splashed out on a suite on the top floor. this gave us much more room, a sofa and tv area (flat screen tv), kitchen area with fridge and microwave, and a balcony with a view over the tops of the other buildings towards the Jet d'eau and the hills in the distance. sitting out on the balcony was lovely after a tiring day in town. the area is a nice one with plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars in a peaceful, multi-cultural and at times trendy studenty mix, although avoid some of the less well lit side streets which have --- shops unless that's what you want. agree with all the previous reviewer says about the hotel, including the detail of breakfast although there was also fruit, yoghurt, different breads, different teas, newspapers and in the far background a slight snese of incense.