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Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva
Ranked #23 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
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Tamarin
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137 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very expensive but very comfortable in a great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

Its expensive but actually much better value than cheaper hotels. First class service and bedrooms make it worthwhile. Breakfast not worth the price though. The bar is atmospheric and has a good range of drinks with many people worth watching!

  • Stayed March 2012
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LavalleyT, General Manager at Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, responded to this review, 15 May 2012
I am truly delighted to read your positive comments about our Hotel and that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Indeed our Bar is the trendiest bar in town.

Looking forward to welcoming you once more on your next visit to the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva.

With kindest regards,
Thierry Lavalley

General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

I have stayed here frequently for business and have always been comfortable. The hotel itself is a bit gaudy, but the bed is comfortable and the bathroom is great. Balcony rooms are a nice touch if you can get one. The bathtub is deep- watch out, it's a potential slip-and-fall death trap. Le Grill has a nice menu. The service in the lounge is awful.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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1 Thank Bagokie
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LavalleyT, General Manager at Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, responded to this review, 18 May 2012
Thank you indeed for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us.
We are sorry to learn that the Hotel's interior & exterior architectural features
are not to your taste, although you generally liked your guestroom and bathroom
interior design. With regard to your preference for a room on the 8th floor (with
balcony), should you not have indicated this to our front desk staff, we suggest
that you do it when you make your next reservation. As for the potential danger
of our bathtubs, thank you for pointing this out. Glad to hear that our Grill menu
choice met with your approval, but sorry to hear that our FloorTwo Lounge service
fell short of your expectations.

Looking forward to welcoming you on your next visit to the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva.

With kindest regards,
Thierry Lavalley

General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012 via mobile

A delightful stay of four days in a very lovely city. Location is perfect - on the lake, near a shopping district, many colourful and varied local (and reasonably priced) restaurants. The rooms were spacious and modern with great bathrooms, an endless supply of fluffy towels and as comfortable bed as one would ever hope to find. The concierges were splendid - kind and accommodating. My only criticism (rather than a complaint) is that the restaurant/s were overpriced. Breakfast is extraordinarily (maybe not for (Geneva!) expensive - choose the continental over the full, and enjoy a gorgeous sunny room overlooking the lake, with excellent service. However, as an alternative, step back a few blocks and enjoy cafe au lait and a delicious marzipan-filled croissant, opera music and ambience francois for less than CHF 8!

Stayed April 2012
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LavalleyT, General Manager at Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, responded to this review, 10 May 2012
Thank you for staying at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your visit with us and that we met your expectations.
I am happy to read that you enjoyed the lakeview, the spacious rooms, the comfortable bed, the fluffy towels and the friendliness of our concierges.

I am personally looking forward to your next stay with us.

With kindest regards,
Thierry Lavalley

General Manager
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

Location is very good, walking distance to the best of Geneva. Rooms are very well decorated and size is fairly good. I have not had breakfast in the hotel but it seemed to be very good quality however a bit crowded.
Overall, very good hotel to stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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LavalleyT, General Manager at Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, responded to this review, 10 May 2012
Thank you for selecting the Grand Hotel Kempinski during your recent stay in Geneva. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your visit with us and that we met your expectations.

I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back and meeting you on your next visit to the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva.

With kindest regards,
Thierry Lavalley

General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012 via mobile

In my opinion the worst choice among the better hotels in Geneva . Very impersonal , like a cruise ship , made for the masses. Room was large and clean but very generic.
Breakfast area was crowded , buffet not kept fresh and gave a messy impression.
The bar at night was terrible , I have not seen so many working girls in one place before , amazing how a hotel of this standard can allow it self to be the venue for this. Was traveling with business colleagues , some female , embarrassing .

Stayed February 2012
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3 Thank jetlaggad
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LavalleyT, General Manager at Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, responded to this review, 4 May 2012
Thank you for choosing the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva for your recent stay.
I am deeply sorry to read that our hotel did not match your taste nor meet your expectations.
Your comments about the bar have been seriously taken into consideration, and I sincerely apologize about this uncomfortable situation. Please rest assured that strict measures have already been set into place.

We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit.

With kindest regards,
Thierry Lavalley

General Manager
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Property: Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva
Address: 19, Quai du Mont - Blanc, Geneva 1211, Switzerland (Formerly Le Palace Hilton Geneva)
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
Price range (per night): $532 - $974
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva 5*
Number of rooms: 412
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Geneva! Home to numerous international organizations, Geneva has been referred to as one of the world's best cities to live in. By bicycle or on foot, visit an awe-inspiring cathedral, the UN and Red Cross Head-quarters, swim in the famous Lake Geneva or simply marvel at the Jet d'Eau, the iconic water fountain that soars above the skyline. Majestically situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, The Grand Hotel Kempinski is both a perfect leisure and a business destination located in the heart of Switzerland's most cosmopolitan city. ... more   less 
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