Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva

Address: 27 rue de la Navigation, Geneva, Geneva, 1201, Switzerland | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Pâquis-Nations area of Geneva, is near Jet d'Eau, Musee d'Histoire des Sciences, KeyTours S.A., and Schtroumph Buildings.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva

      Reviewed by marybc

      Interesting Location

      Reviewed Sep 3, 2014
      by (15 reviews) Kelowna , Canada Flag of Canada

      Pretty central location but if you take
      A wrong turn you'll end up in the red light district.
      Hotel was clean. Staff helpful. Breakfast was standard but fresh.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva

      Great Hotel very close to the train station

      from

      Great hotel near to the train station. Area is OK but prefered to approach from main road area at night.

      All of the hotel is finished off in fantastic decor. All the staff were very helpful. Our room, though quite small, was beautiful - amazing bathroom! Small point but we missed not having tea/coffee making facilities in the room.

      Geneva as a city was a bit of a disappointment, though we made up for this with a fantastic day trip by train up into the Alps. You must go on the 'Panoramic Train'.

      Also, you must have a steak at the Cafe De Paris in Geneva - only a few minutes from the hotel - steak to die for.....

      We would recommend this hotel to everyone.

      A great value hotel

      from

      We stayed at the Kipling for 2 nights in January on our first trip to Geneva and were extremely impressed! It is located a couple of blocks from the lake and in walking distance to the city centre. The room decor was of a standard of many 5 star hotels. I would definitely recommend.

      An outstanding little hotel - a real find

      from

      Couldn't fault this hotel, try as I might. Reception staff were pleasant, courteous and efficient, rooms extremely comfortable, well appointed, cosy and as luxurious as some 5 stars I've stayed in. Great bathrooms too. Loved the colonial styling - elegant and tastefully done. Breakfast was top notch with some of the best pastries on offer anywhere in the city, tiny mini danish and croissants to whet your appetite. Plus cereals, swiss mueslis, lots of types of bread, cheese, yoghurts, cold meats, juices, etc. Tea & coffee brought to your table in a delightful breakfast room. Free broadband internet access just topped everything off to a complete success. Well done Kipling and Manotel.

      Overall the hotel was quiet, comfortable, accessible and excellent value for money, booked through Skoosh.

      Convenience and comfort at the Kipling

      from

      Being in Geneva for business in the past few weeks, the Kipling was a gem of a find, well located close to the U.N., the Lake, not far from the railway station and a myriad of interesting eateries.

      There was 24hr. free access to internet in a small but pleasent work area on the ground floor.

      The rooms were clean, comfortable and quiet. The quietness was suprising given that it was located so close to a hive of activity. The rooms had generous king size beds.

      Breakfast was served downstairs and was an above standard conreakfast. There was no other choice however for breakfast.

      On the weekend the streets in and around the hotel transformed into outside stalls selling goods and food, and live music. This appearred to be a regular feature with a great atmosphere to wander around in. Some in our group did some bargain shopping.

      The staff were helpful and always polite - no matter what time of day or night!

      I can recommend this as a great place to stay

      Would go back

      from

      Stayed in Geneva two nights at the beginning of July2005. We picked a hotel with secure parking (there are few in Geneva) and it was worth the 7 euros (or something) a night. The room was very nice, clean & well furnished. Bathroom lovely. The reception staff & breakfast staff were really pollite and helped us with our french! Ideal location within walking distance but in a quite area. Would definatly recommend this hotel (as a past air hostess - I know a good hotel) Excellent value for money.

      Thoroughly impressed...

      from

      After reading the other reviews for the Manotel Kipling, we decided to stay there for two nights and were thoroughly impressed. The staff were friendly, the room had lovely decor, and was spacious plus most importantly it was clean. Liked the little added touch of a chocolate on our pillow when we arrived!

      Admittedly the area where the hotel is located is dodgy so probably not a good place for families to stay. The strip club two doors down as mentioned on another review must have closed down as we didn't see it.

      If you're driving, it's a little difficult to access the hotel from Rue De Lausanne as Rue De La Navigation is a one way street and the middle section is pedestrian access only. So if you turn left into Rue De Zurich (from Rue De Lausanne) and then take the next street left this turns into Rue De La Navigation and you're at the hotel.

      Would certainly stay here again as the Manotel Kipling is very central and well priced for Geneva.

      Pleasant hotel

      from

      Hotel recently renovated with excellent taste. Nice decoration, very clean and quite. Located in center town, 15m away of rue de Lausanne with small shops open all day. The hotel offers free internet for its clients. The hotel stuff is very polite. Perhaps the breakfast should have a bigger selection. DEFINETELY will stay again next time.

      Nice Hotel .. Dodgy Location

      from

      The hotel, as described in other reviews, has been recently renovated in a very effective Ralph Lauren colonial style. The rooms are of a decent size and comfortably equipped. In fact I cannot fault the interior of the hotel at all, especially considering the rate we paid.

      The problems arise from the appalling 'back alley' location. To walk to the lake requires a 10-15 minute stroll through a less than appealing maze of back roads. If you scare easily then DON'T walk back at night, if this were any other country than Switzerland I would not have even considered it. The area could be classed as 'red light' with a strip club 2 doors from the hotel.

      To sum up our experience, the Kipling is a good 3 star hotel in a very poor location.

      Pleasant warm and modern atmosphere

      from

      Quite new hotel in a quiet side street of Rue Lausanne. Theme: modern/colonial. Rooms are excellent for Geneva-standards. Bathroom is big! Free internet access in the lobby.

      Stylish, modern and clean.

      from

      Geneva can be an expensive city so we were delighted to find the not unreasonable Manotel Kipling. Located within walking distance of the train station, it is in an ethnically diverse neighborhood full of Arab bookstores, black students, Spanish restaurants and French bakeries. The hotel appears to have been recently renovated and is furnished in a Ralph Lauren type of plantation/colonial style with dark woods, red walls, and photos of Rudyard Kipling and his explorations in the 19th C. Our room was brand new with a plush bathroom, furnished with Roger Gallet shampoo and shower gels. The bathtub has those strange European glass dividers that do not prevent water from splashing on the floor or keep it in the tub. One day when I return to Europe I'll ask them what these glass screens (measuring about 18 inches) are supposed to do.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Kipling - Manotel Geneva

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
       

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