Hotel Auteuil - Manotel Geneva
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... All others out on the streets at 11pm we tourists too and didn't know where we should be, so we had to ring Karine, or host, who happily jumped in her car and came to our rescue. Back home and a couple of peppermint teas to warm me up, 1.30am and another lovely night around the table with our new friends. Danielle and Dany, a speech therapist and nurse, are keen to come to Australia so they are asking lots of questions. We hope their dream happens as they are a lovely young ...
Got up and had breakfast in hotel. Bread toast orange coffee. Lovely breakfast. Drove through beautiful mountains to Grenoble and then onto Annecy. Got hotel Best Western. Lovely room. Bought milk in Spar and food in garage. . Went for walk to old town. Had creeps. Cold Walked and sat by lake. Back to hotel. Lovely ...
... we got a wonderful French Bonjour welcome and walked to the door of the apartment we would share with her and her partner, Patrick, as well as another couple, Danielle from Austria and Dany from France. It had been a long day so after a walk to the lake and a look around we settled on left over cheese, jambon, pâté and baguettes with a bottle of wine. It was meant to be an early night but the others arrived home and we all sat around the dining table chatting till ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Auteuil - Manotel Geneva
Great Hotel! OK Location
This hotel has recently gone through a great renovation. The lobby and guest rooms are very well decorated with a contemporary touch. Our two night stay was in a spacious room with a very nice clean bathroom. Free internet is offered and the breakfast is pretty good.
The location is VERY convenient to the main train/bus station but the street where it is located is not the nicest (busy with few restaurants). The hotel is about four blocks away from the nicer areas closer to the lake, a very manageable walk.
I would recommend this hotel and if you take away the location factor, it is a 4 star hotel.
I bought a TV and won a weekend trip to Geneva: I didn't had an option to choose the hotel, so it was kind of an "adventure" trip.
My wife and I stayed two nights at the Auteuil in mid July. We arrrived to find the whole building covered in scaffolding but on entering the building the decor seemed new and in generally good shape.
Stayed at this hotel for two nights in late June 2006. First impressions were not great, as it bills itself as a four star hotel so we were expecting something a bit special, but we didn't get it. It's a good three star hotel. Receptionists were courteous and efficient, although there was no offer of help with luggage when we arrived which was a touch disappointing (we had a lot), but then nothing to get too bothered about. The lifts are small and cranky, and really need replacing with proper doors that open automatically. Anyway, the room was okay - very clean, although definitely on the small side, oh and the fridge didn't work. Unfortunately it was set up for one person (only one bath/hand towel in the bathroom; one glass; pillow for one; etc) but this was rectified when we mentioned it to reception. Our bathroom was tiny. Breakfast in the hotel is fine - better than any we've experienced in comparable (3 star) hotels in Europe.
My wife and I decided to go for a long weekend and chose this hotel having reviewed reports from previous guests. Our flight meant us arriving quite late and, on arriving at reception, I tried to book us in, in my appalling schoolboy French. The receptionist asked for my name in perfect English and had us booked in and in our room in record time.
Love this hotel
I've stayed at this hotel numerous times and was particularly impressed during the last visit. It has been completely updated and looks fantastic. The rooms are large and tastefully decorated. The self-serve breakfast is great with a wide variety of choices. Wireless internet was available free of charge. The staff are always friendly and helpful and the location is great. I highly recommend it.
Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Huge breakfast included in room price. Room very modern and stylish with dark wooden floors, mirrors, huge bed and very spacious (also a reasonable storage space). Great lighting. Reastaurants near by ( 200 metres walk from hotel). Veeeery fast internet connection in business room (only one PC but hey it works and is on 24 hrs a day). 2 minutes walk from central station, supermarkets etc... 10 mins walk from lake Leman. Very good rate for Geneva standards and I was there in high season. I highly recommend it.
Nice but small rooms
Just a quick note. Nicely appointed hotel but the bedrooms seem rather small. The bathrooms are of the new 'modern' minimalist (but totally impractical) type with no shelves or other storage areas. Room and bathroom were very clean (but that is what you expect in Switzerland!)
No restaurant but there is a very nice breakfast room - again very modern and well appointed.
Location is very good as it is near the lake and centre of town.
We stayed in the Auteuil in October 04 for five nights. It was a base while travelling in Switzerland. It's location is great. Do not waste taxi money from Geneva airport, the hotel is less than five minutes walk from Geneva train station and the train service is fantastic in Switzerland. We paid for a taxi and it was equivalant to €30.00 where as a train journey was CHF 260 one way. The hotel is also just near Mont Blanc quay and the main shopping streets. The hotel itself is not like a 4 star and more like a 3 star. The Royal is two doors down. The Auteuil has no restaurant for evenings or lunches, it just serves breakfast which is great (excellent value). It has a very small bar with just a few stools in it. We ate in the Royal twice and the food is lovely. For the difference in the hotel rate, the Auteuil is fine. I would not justify paying the price of the rooms in the Royal. The bedrooms are a nice size and a good bathroom. The bathrooms have a shower over the bath and the door of the shower does not open, so getting in and out of the shower is a little dangerous. If you are getting on in years, I would specify a different bathroom.