$159 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 30, 2014 Check-out: Aug 31, 2014

Kipling Manotel

3 stars
Rue de la Navigation 27, Geneva, 1201
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
16 reviews
Excellent value and comfort

The Kipling staff scored top marks from the off by asking us which language we would like to speak... See full review

  • Avocettage
  • Jun 10, 2014
good value for Geneva

Nothing spectacular, but a clean, modern, well-run hotel in a good location for those in Geneva for... See full review

  • mrsmith
  • May 31, 2013
Passage to India in stylish three-star boutique hotel in central Geneva

This six-story hotel in central Geneva takes its design aesthetic from the exotic travels of its namesake. Photos of writer Rudyard Kipling adorn the walls in the colonial-styled lobby. Indian statues stand guard. This 62-room property is part of the Manotel chain, which runs stylish boutique properties throughout Geneva. Both the Gare de Cornavin train station and Lake Geneva are within a 10-minute walk.

Highlights
  • Indian- and Asian-style decor
  • Central location 10 minutes from Cornavin train station and Lake Geneva
  • Executive rooms with terrace and kitchenette
Rooms

The dark wood furniture and fabrics in deep red and olive create a masculine feel in the 62 rooms. Rooms include a safe, mini bar, high-speed Internet, free Wi-Fi, and an interactive flat-screen television with on-demand programs, web radio, and video games. Standard rooms are on the small side at 215 square feet. Executive rooms, at 322 square feet, include such upgrades as a sofa bed, bathrobe, furnished terrace, and kitchenette.

Features

The hotel serves a breakfast buffet and offers room service at lunch and dinner. The property refers guests to its nearby sister hotel, the Royal Hotel, for its Rive Droite restaurant and to another sister property, Hotel Auteuil, for its fitness center.

Transportation
  • Geneva International Airport (4.4 mi/7.1 km)
  • Gare de Cornavin (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Free Geneva Transport Card, for use on public transportation
  • On-site parking garage
Nearby attractions
  • Jardin Anglais (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Palais des Nations (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • Jet d'Eau (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Musee d'Art et d'Histoire (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
Business
  • Business center with two computers, high-speed Internet, and printer
  • Meeting room
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
Policies and fees
  • Nightly per person city tax of 2.95 CHF payable at checkout.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

46.2125 6.146
Area served
Located in the heart of the city of Geneva, between the lake, the main train station and the United Nations.
Nearby airports
Cointrin Airport, 15 mn by bus to the Auteuil Hotel

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Kipling Manotel Rooms

Standard Roomo
Room size about 20m2 Single or double occupancy (maximum 2 persons) Baby cot upon request (until 3 years)

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Pet friendly
Dining
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Main Train Station (Gare Centrale Cornavin): 0.2 mi
  • The Brunswick Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Flower Clock: 0.5 mi
  • Water Fountain: 0.6 mi
  • Centre International de Conférences Genève: 0.6 mi
  • La Perle du Lac: 0.6 mi
  • Theatre Universite and Eaux Vives: 0.8 mi
  • Reformation Wall: 0.8 mi
  • Palace of Nations: 0.9 mi
  • Place de la Fusterie: 0.9 mi
  • Plaine de Plainpalais: 0.9 mi
  • Red Cross Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Parc La Grange: 1.2 mi
  • Geneva Botanical Gardens: 1.2 mi
  • The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations: 1.2 mi
  • Main Train Station (Gare Centrale Cornavin): 0.2 mi
  • The Brunswick Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Flower Clock: 0.5 mi
  • Water Fountain: 0.6 mi
  • Centre International de Conférences Genève: 0.6 mi
  • La Perle du Lac: 0.6 mi
  • Theatre Universite and Eaux Vives: 0.8 mi
  • Reformation Wall: 0.8 mi
  • Palace of Nations: 0.9 mi
  • Place de la Fusterie: 0.9 mi
  • Plaine de Plainpalais: 0.9 mi
  • Red Cross Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Parc La Grange: 1.2 mi
  • Geneva Botanical Gardens: 1.2 mi
  • The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations: 1.2 mi
  • World Health Organization Headquarters: 1.4 mi
  • Carouge: 2 mi
  • Geneva Airport railway station: 2.1 mi
  • Place du Marche: 2.3 mi
  • The Lake Geneva: 25.7 mi

Dining

Breakfast
One restaurant used for breakfast only

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
0000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (16)

Ratings and reviews for Kipling Manotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.5

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Kipling Manotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Carl Pilot
Randolph Center, VT
Jun 25, 2014

Easy walk to train

About three blocks walk to the train station, and about for blocks to Lake Lemon. Nice room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Kipling Manotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Avocettage
Manchester
Jun 10, 2014

Excellent value and comfort

The Kipling staff scored top marks from the off by asking us which language we would like to speak to them in (the first time I recall this happening to me at a hotel check-in). They were uniformly helpful throughout the stay. The rooms are well-appointed and feel luxurious, while the breakfast buffet is generous and has some nice touches such as the mango lassi (in keeping with the colonial theme). Overall, this hotel represents excellent value for money and we would not hesitate to stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Kipling Manotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mrsmith
Business
Massachusetts
May 31, 2013

good value for Geneva

Nothing spectacular, but a clean, modern, well-run hotel in a good location for those in Geneva for international meetings. Consistent with other Manotel properties, with free wi-fi and overpriced breakfasts; helpful, friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Kipling Manotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marni
Brussels, Belgium
Apr 3, 2012

Clean and comfortable, great value

I stayed at the Kipling Manotel for a weekend while visiting friends in Geneva. I really liked that it was a quick walk from the Cornavin train station, which made the trip from the airport much cheaper than by cab (CHF 4 vs. CHF 30). At night, the area around the hotel does get a little sketchy; the walk home from dinner was a little scary by myself. Also, the electrical plugs didn't work for my computer cord, which was European, though it did work for my phone. Very odd. My room was warm, and the air conditioning didn't work, but I was able to open the window and it was a quiet and not a problem. The rooms were spacious, the bathroom very nice, and the hairdryer was quite powerful, aside from the annoying "hold-down the button the whole time" feature that is common everywhere in Europe. The hotel is very close to the lake, and the rest of the sights are walkable, as well. The U.N. and Red Cross are a bit far, but if you're up for the walk, it's not bad. The staff were very nice, and as a reminder - the city tax is payable on check out, but you do get a free transport pass when you arrive (handy when going back to the airport via train). I definitely recommend as a safe and relatively affordable option for all trips, with the exception of business.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Kipling Manotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CBMQ
Naples, Italy
Mar 26, 2012

Delightful Stay.

The staff was very helpful with directions on how to get around and with anything we needed. They spoke English very well. Loved the theme for the hotel. The breakfast was very good and inexpensive for Geneva. I would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Kipling Manotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tech Taz
Monterey, CA, USA
Feb 13, 2012

Easy Access, Good Central Location

Our itinerary left us in Geneva for a single night. We picked the Manotel Kipling for its location near the train station and within an easy walk of the lake. Old town Geneva was also within an easy 15-20 minute walk. Despite being 300-400m from the train station the hotel was pleasantly quiet. We felt completely comfortable and safe walking in the neighborhood at night. We did not actually experience the amenities so they were only rated as Average/Ordinary.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you like Indian food the Bollywood restaurant is a 5 minute walk down Rue de Navigation towards the lake.

Review of Kipling Manotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
50 active
vancouver, canada
Aug 6, 2011

Beautiful little hotel, near trains stn

Just two easy-rolling blocks from the train station, on a quiet pedestrian street. Short walk to the lakefront, cafes etc. Hotel is stylish, well-appointed with modern conveniences like an elevator, A/C, kettle, HD TV and free wireless. Good full breakfast and a pot of coffee. Good value for Geneva.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Rent a free bike on the waterfront and ride to the UN and botanical garden.

Review of Kipling Manotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
CA
Jul 14, 2011

Value jewel in heart of Geneva

wonderful staff, beautiful clean spacious room, very modern and comfortable. walk to lake and old town in a few minutes. train stating 3 blocks. quiet street. Terrific place, and MUCH cheaper than most.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Kipling Manotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Hawaii
Jul 1, 2011

Short Stay in Geneva

Two nights in Geneva, Kipling Manotel. -Before leaving the airport baggage claim area, get a *free* train ticket at a dispenser against the wall. Use the free ticket to take the train from the airport to the Geneva City Center train station. Otherwise I think it's a 5 CHF charge outside at the train station. -The hotel is an easy 3 block walk from the train station. -Check in with the tourist information desk at the airport. The person at the desk was very helpful in providing maps, directions to the train station and info about which train to catch. -At hotel check-in we were provided with a "free" transportation card for any public transport within Geneva. There is a required hotel per person fee which covers this "free" transport card so you get charged this fee whether or not you use the transport card.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Kipling Manotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York
Feb 27, 2011

Night in Geneva before flight

Wife and I stayed one night after a business trip in Chamonix. Very nice room and great bathroom with big tub. Had early morning flight, so great that it was close to train station (10 minute ride to airport).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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