$154 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 7, 2014 Check-out: Nov 9, 2014

Royal Manotel

4 stars
Rue de Lausanne 41-43, 1201 Ch, Geneva, 1201
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
19 reviews
Great short stay

I needed only a pleasant place to stay for a night before heading into the French Alps and the... See full review

  • IndyDavid
  • Jul 17, 2014
Comfortable, conveniently located Geneva hotel

The hotel staff are friendly, helpful, and well informed. The junior suite was comfortably large... See full review

  • StanMP
  • Aug 13, 2013
4-star luxury in Geneva city center near Cornavin station

This 202-room property near Cornavin train station is part of the Manotel chain of boutique hotels. Neoclassical decor lends atmosphere to the lobby and rooms. A tram stop in front of the hotel, along with the free Geneva public transport card, makes it easy to reach Old Town attractions, which guests can also reach via 15-minute walk. Geneva's red-light district also lies nearby, so guests should plan walking routes accordingly.

Highlights
  • Stylish neoclassical decor
  • Location near Cornavin train station
  • Old Town attractions accessible by direct tram line or 15-minute walk
Rooms

Neoclassical decor in the lobby extends to the 202 rooms, which are furnished with ornately framed artwork and plush bed curtains and linens help. Rooms include safe, mini-bar, free Wi-Fi, and an interactive flat-screen television with on-demand programs, web radio, and video games. Some rooms come with kitchenettes. Standard rooms are on the small side, ranging from 215 to 269 square feet. Superior rooms, executive rooms, and junior suites include a living room with sofa bed. For travelers with children the family suite a large dining table and full kitchen. 

Features

Restaurant Le Duo is actually two venues, both open for lunch and dinner. Cote Resto emphasizes more upscale creative cuisine. Cote Bistro serves traditional and seasonal dishes in a more relaxed setting. A lounge bar also offers food service from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Guests can start their day with breakfast buffet and wrap it up fireside with a drink in Bogie's Bar. A fitness center, sauna, and Turkish bath serve guests who want to get a workout or just relax.  

Transportation
  • Geneva International Airport (2.4 mi/4 km)
  • Gare de Cornavin train station (0.3 mi/0.6 km)
  • Free Geneva Transport Card for use on public transportation
  • Car service available for airport transfers 
  • On-site parking
Nearby attractions
  • Palais des Nations (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Jardin Anglais (1.3 mi/2.2 km)
  • Jet d'Eau (1.3 mi/2.2 km)
  • Musee d'Art et d'Histoire (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
Business
  • Four function rooms, for 20-350 people
  • Two business centers with free use of three computers, high-speed Internet, and printer
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel

Hotel Map

46.2135 6.1453
Area served
The Royal Hotel is situated in the city centre, between the lake and the United Nations. Located at 5mn walking distance from the train station and 15 minutes by bus from the airport.
Nearby airports
Cointrin Airport, 15 mn by bus to the Royal Hotel

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Royal Manotel Rooms

Standard Room Single
Room size about 20m2 to 25m2 Single occupancy (maximum 1 person) Baby crib upon request (until age 3) High-speed Internet connection upon request (CHF 35.- per day). Inspired by a neoclassical architectural style the Hotel Royal offers an extraordinary blend of noble wood, precious marble and plush fabrics that create a cocoon of homely warmth, voluptuous comfort and accessible luxury.
Standard Room Double or Twin Bed
Room size about 20m2 to 25m2 Single or double occupancy (maximum 2 persons) Baby crib upon request (until age 3) High-speed Internet connection upon request (CHF 35.- per day). Inspired by a neoclassical architectural style the Hotel Royal offers an extraordinary blend of noble wood, precious marble and plush fabrics that create a cocoon of homely warmth, voluptuous comfort and accessible luxury.
Executive Room
Executive Room with Double or twin Bed; living room features a sofa bed. Room size about 30m2 to 37 m2 Occupancy 1 to 4 persons. Baby crib upon request (until age 3) Nespresso coffee machine with free capsules. High-speed Internet connection free of charge. Inspired by a neoclassical architectural style the Hotel Royal offers an extraordinary blend of noble wood, precious marble and plush fabrics that create a cocoon of homely warmth, voluptuous comfort and accessible luxury.
Junior Suite
Junior Suite with a King Bed; living room features a sofa bed. Room size about 40m2 to 45 m2 Occupancy 1 to 4 persons. Baby crib upon request (until age 3) Nespresso coffee machine with free capsules. High-speed Internet connection free of charge. Inspired by a neoclassical architectural style the Hotel Royal offers an extraordinary blend of noble wood, precious marble and plush fabrics that create a cocoon of homely warmth, voluptuous comfort and accessible luxury.
Suite Excutive
Suite size about 65m2 to 85 m2 with bedroom, spacious living room, kitchen and dining room Occupancy up to 2 persons. Baby crib upon request (until age 3) ADSL, free of charge Nespresso coffee machine with free capsules. Etro bathroom amenities Bathroom with whirlpool and separate Italian shower Furnished terrace Inspired by a neoclassical architectural style the Hotel Royal offers an extraordinary blend of noble wood, precious marble and plush fabrics that create a cocoon of homely warmth, voluptuous comfort and accessible luxury.
Superior Room
Room size about 30m2 including a living area with a sofa bed. Occupancy up to 3 persons with a possibility of a baby crib upon request (until age of 3). These rooms are equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine with 4 free capsules. Access to high-speed Internet connection. Inspired by a neoclassical architectural style the Hotel Royal offers an extraordinary blend of noble wood, precious marble and plush fabrics that create a cocoon of homely warmth, voluptuous comfort and accessible luxury Living room features a sofa bed. Baby crib upon request (until age 3) Nespresso coffee machine with free capsules. High-speed Internet connection free of charge.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Main Train Station (Gare Centrale Cornavin): 0.3 mi
  • The Brunswick Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Centre International de Conférences Genève: 0.5 mi
  • La Perle du Lac: 0.6 mi
  • Flower Clock: 0.6 mi
  • Water Fountain: 0.6 mi
  • Palace of Nations: 0.8 mi
  • Theatre Universite and Eaux Vives: 0.9 mi
  • Reformation Wall: 0.9 mi
  • Place de la Fusterie: 1 mi
  • Plaine de Plainpalais: 1 mi
  • Red Cross Museum: 1 mi
  • Geneva Botanical Gardens: 1.2 mi
  • The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations: 1.2 mi
  • Parc La Grange: 1.2 mi
  • Main Train Station (Gare Centrale Cornavin): 0.3 mi
  • The Brunswick Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Centre International de Conférences Genève: 0.5 mi
  • La Perle du Lac: 0.6 mi
  • Flower Clock: 0.6 mi
  • Water Fountain: 0.6 mi
  • Palace of Nations: 0.8 mi
  • Theatre Universite and Eaux Vives: 0.9 mi
  • Reformation Wall: 0.9 mi
  • Place de la Fusterie: 1 mi
  • Plaine de Plainpalais: 1 mi
  • Red Cross Museum: 1 mi
  • Geneva Botanical Gardens: 1.2 mi
  • The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations: 1.2 mi
  • Parc La Grange: 1.2 mi
  • World Health Organization Headquarters: 1.4 mi
  • Geneva Airport railway station: 2 mi
  • Carouge: 2.1 mi
  • Place du Marche: 2.3 mi
  • The Lake Geneva: 25.7 mi

Dining

Restaurant Le Duo
At the "Cote Resto", in a cosy setting, our Chef Armel Bedouet invites you to discover a refined and creative cuisine. At the "Cote Bistro", he proposes seasonal and traditional dishes, in a friendly atmosphere. Cote resto, la carte; business menus (CHF 45.-), from Monday to Friday. Cote bistro, la carte; Daily Special (CHF 21.-). Food service at the lounge bar from 9:00 am to 1:00 am. Wine selection, served by the glass. Air conditioning. Located in the city centre. Outdoor terrace. Free covered car park.

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 (19)

Ratings and reviews for Royal Manotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.7

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Miami
Mar 8, 2011

Manotel

clean, comfortable and tasteful

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

train station close by, 5min to the airport

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 8, 2010

Fantastic location

The hotel is very nice, clean, and their staff is courteous. Excellent location. Food a little bit expensive for American standards.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to train station, and Downtown Geneva - lake.

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Review of Royal Manotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LSL
Business
New Jersey
Jul 4, 2010

Great Location

We booked an Executive Suite to sleep 3 adults. The room was elegantly appointed but tight for 3 adults. The location is great. They had coupons for restaurants owned by the same parent company. That, plus the transport card (for intra-Geneva public transportation) were nice extras.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Edelweiss is one of the restaurants owned by the parent company. It was a bit of a tourist trap, but not at all regrettable. Good fondue and a flavor for traditional Swiss culture.

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Review of Royal Manotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Zurich, Switzerland
Apr 4, 2010

Good value, clean and pleasant.

I don't think this was quite a 4-star hotel in terms of American standards - definitely 3. But for the price (being Geneva), it was acceptable. Breakfast was horridly expensive. Slightly noisy room with bad view. Shower had some moldy areas and no stand-up shower! Two beds pusehd together (must have been 10 years old too!). Room size was generous and overall clean. Staff was friendly and location was great. Very close to train station. I wouldn't normally pay what I did, but it's Geneva I guess.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Mr. Pickwick Pub on Rue de Lausanne was one of the only normal, inviting bars we could find in the area, and it's nice.

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Review of Royal Manotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Toronto
Jan 10, 2010

Great Hotel

Very friendly and professional staff. Lovely, specious room with a very nice bathroom. Comfortable and big bed. Great location - just 5 minutes walking distance from train station.

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

Business

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Review of Royal Manotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
swiss hiker
Business
Melbourne, Floida
Aug 24, 2009

OVERPRICED

most cramped hotel room we had during our 2 weeks in Switzerland, France and Italy. For the price of the room one would expect the breakfast buffet to have been included, as it was everywhere else we stayed. On the plus side, the hotel is a short walk to the train station and to the lake. Free internet access as well.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pasadena CA
Jul 12, 2009

Good deal in Geneva

We got a free upgrade to executive room, which was very nice. Breakfast was wonderful, and the service was excellent throughout. Excellent location with respect to station and city, although the neighborhood is not the nicest.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Naples,Italy
Jun 13, 2009

The largest hotel room in Europe

We enjoy walking the cities when we travel, and this location was perfect for that. We also traveled by train to different cities,and the proximity to the train station was perfect. We also recieved free tickets to use the city buses and a for a short lake tour. Very kind staff

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

Business

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Review of Royal Manotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jackson Wong
Business
San Francisco CA
Apr 22, 2009

Outstanding Value

Wow we were really fortunate to choose the Manotel Royal. Great central location near Cornavin. We had an 'executive suite' during the easter weeks (10 nights total). Our hotel room had large windows overlooking an internal courtyard. We were able to leave the windows open, as the weather was 21-23 C (70-74 F), even in April! We were not bothered by the railyard adjacent to the hotel, nor by the street traffic of Rue Lausanne. The hotel also gave us a free TPG bus/tram/train tickets for the duration of our stay - much more convenient and inexpensive than a car. There is a 5-10 minute walk to the lake and centrally located to everywhere in Geneva. The Room itself was very clean and quiet, and being a suite there was room to spread out on a sofa and table. I was also pleased because of the rate that I got from Orbitz. While rates fluctuate between peak seasons, our stay in Geneva was half or a third of comparable hotel prices that I have paid in London or New York.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

In Geneva on a nice day, the waterfront is spectacular. From the Jardin Botaniques over Pont Mont Blanc to Rive Gauche, soak in the mountain and fountain views.

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