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“Old world charm - truly delightful”
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Geneva on the Lake
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Geneva
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64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Old world charm - truly delightful”
Reviewed 19 September 2011

This hotel is a delight!
The decor and buildings are a trip back in time. And what a great location! The service we found impeccable. There was a complementary bottle of local wine in the fridge.

Everyone was helpful. The band on the terrace during dinner was lovely to dance to. The food was excellent. As for the old world charm - the proprieter took my arm and led me to my table when went for dinner!
Service at breakfast lets it down but then it is complementary. Some staff training would soon put that right.
If you want modern and lacking personality go elsewhere. This place is not shabby as stated elsewhere. It has character and period furniture. Try the honemoon suite. It is large with a full size kitchen and an extraordinary red mirrored jacuzzi, though the bedroom - with four poster - is small.

We are just sorry we could only stay one night and didn't have the chance to use the pool and play croquet but they did take us on a boat trip. A lovely experience.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ontario, New York
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

We didn't stay at the Inn, Instead we had August reservations for an evening dinner on the terrace. While waiting for our reservation,we took a walk in the beautiful architecture of the gardens and sat above the lake with a glass of wine watching the boats and birds. Once seated, a great Jazz band with Johnny Russo entertained us while we wined and dined under a clear moonlit night. The service was good, the food was very good and the atmosphere and entertainment were excellent.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Very elegant, but understated villa right on Seneca Lake in Geneva, NY. "Room" was really like a small apartment, with separate living room and kitchen. Very comfortably furnished. Restauant is a bit pricey, but the food was fantastic. It is also small so be sure to make reservations to eat there well in advance. Wonderful pianist played throughout dinner...very nice atmosphere. Service was excellent all around..all staff very eager to please. Slight drawback is lack of elevators...we had to walk up 3 flights of stairs to top level, but not a problem for us. Definitely recommend and will stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2011

My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Also had a nice day tasting at local wineries. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Niagara area
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36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2011

My husband and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary at the beginning of the week with a quick getaway to Geneva on the Lake.
The grounds of the Mansion are beautiful and well tended and it is lovely looking out onto the lake.Our one bedroom suite was quite nice but really could use a bit of a facelift.
Some of the furnishings are a bit tired and there is a mustiness in the stairways.
Everyone was very pleasant and helpful.... although one woman in the morning at front desk was a bit aloof.
Dinner was quite good....oldtime menu but the shrimp and lobster were fresh.
Candlelight and piano music enjoyable.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2011

We spent half a week at Geneva on the lake. We booked online, seduced by the "ok" website that displays very nice pictures. Getting there was quite a disapointment. Everything is old and need to be improved or redone: building, rooms (dust, spider web...), amenities. Service is quite poor as well. Our stay remained ok thanks to 1/ great location, 2/ good food and 3/ good weather.
This is place is located in such a great spot, it's a total shame not to take better care of it. It reminds me these old palace that haven't been well maintained. They still have a kind of something but when everything gets outdated prices need to go down and obviously this hasn't been the case.
We had dinner at Bellhurst one night. For around the same price I would recommand staying there.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2011

romantic, outdoor pool closes too early, rooms are cozy, food is average and salty, brunch is very nice. boat ride on the lake is fun and worth doing.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Property: Geneva on the Lake
Address: 1001 Lochland Rd, Geneva, NY 14456-3297
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Region: United States > New York > Finger Lakes > Geneva
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Geneva on the Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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