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Hotel Les Armures
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Rue Puits-St-Pierre, Geneva 1204, Switzerland (Bourg-de-Four)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 104 hotels in Geneva
London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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“an excellent place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

I have been going to Les Armures for about fifteen years and, for me, it is absolutle the best place to stay in Geneva. Do not go there if you want marble reception rooms or plush bars-it is not that sort of place. It has wonderful understated elegance (see the testamonials at the hotel from Bill Clinton and George Clooney!) and the rooms, whilst having a lot of cool design, retain some of the original (15th or 16th century?) features. The staff are sweet, quickly get to know everyone by name (but, yes, it is a five star hotel so it doesn't have to be ghastly and impersonal) and are generally very helpful. Yet for me its location is paramount. Not for Les Armures the cold grandeur of the 'new' city. It is in the heart of old Geneva surrounded by cobbled streets, the Cathedral and lovely old squares. The shops and restaurants are stylish and interesting (very expensive, like everything in Switzerland) Definitely the place to stay (if you can afford to, choose the adjoining rooms at the end of the corridor on the 3rd or 4th floors)

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Hong Kong, China
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

A pure delight. Rustic, Swiss, cosy, non pretentious. We were in a junior suite with lots of room, comfortable couches ( not the renovated rooms). We love the woodden finishings. The lobby is small and friendly with an adjacent reading room and a quiet corner for reading.
Breakfast was a unique experience, served on a separate floor with a beautiful surrounding, most delightful.
We like this hotel as it is in the old city. One can walk around the areas and visit many little antique shops, small restaurants and cafe, very quaint and is most delightful, totally charming. I will recommend this to anyone who visits Geneve.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 hotel reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012 via mobile

In the old city, and a great location. Service is great, a bit expensive but it's Geneva. We paid in advance and were given an upgraded room when we arrived. Small excellent hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Loved our stay in Hotel Les Armures. Great character and located in the centre of the old town of Geneva. It felt like we stepped back in time - it was beautiful. The rooms were spacey and warm. Wooden floors, interesting stone work and wooden beams in the ceiling gave a lovely old feel (that appeared to be genuine!). All fittings and furnishings are top quality. Extremely comfortable, old school with a modern edge. Light dimmers by the bed were a novelty - I've stayed in many hotels but there were a little state of the art. My only gripe is having to go downstairs for a DVD instead of there being the potential to watch a movie in-room. There are little copies of the "Thank you" notes from George Clooney and the Clintons from when they stayed there - felt all very special. The hotel itself doesnt have a huge amount of rooms, and staff pay extra special attention and care to you. We also took some recommendations from the staff for dinner, wound up dining in a Michelin starred restaurant off the beaten track that was reasonable and simply amazing. You dont have to travel far for good food though, the restaurant at the hotel is amazing and very popular, it serves lots of great local food too. Loved that we could order food from this great restaurant straight to our rooms. Breakfast was amazing and was very generous - we opted to have it in our room because we were just so darn happy in our lovely hotel room! Could not recommend this hotel more, stay here and love the feeling of old Geneva and spoil yourself!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

This is a beautiful hotel, placed in the heart of the old town. The rooms are excellent, the facilities generally good and the food is marvelous.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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36 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

I have stayed at this hotel many times and without doubt this is my preferred hotel in Geneva. Situated in the old historic part of Geneva and quiet, especially at night. Small but with all necessary facilities, Wifi now included. Modern rooms. Service calm and discreet. Not easy to find by car, even with a GPS! Take a taxi to the hotel and it is just couple minutes walk downhill to the main shopping area. The restaurant at the rear is very popular, but I am not so keen on it.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

We stayed two nights and were thrilled with the warm welcome and friendly ,prompt service . Our bedrooms were attractive, tasteful,comfortable and wonderful bed linen. Breakfast is seved in the rooms or there is an excellent buffet with great bircher muesli, fresh fruits, ham, cheese , large choice of breads,croissant and patisserie -and included in room price. We enjoyed the Vieille Ville location and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Rue Puits-St-Pierre, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Geneva > Bourg-de-Four
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Geneva
#12 Business Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Les Armures 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique hotel located in the heart of the Old town of Geneva, “Les Armures” offers a breathtaking view of historic part of the city, while being only a stone's throw away from the business and shopping centre of Geneva. This magnificent 17th century residence has been recently renovated to create a unique environment, combining luxury and refinement, well-being and savoir-vivre with uniquely decorated rooms and suites, all of them with their own charm and elegance. As far as dining is concerned, Epicureans will enjoy “Les Armures” restaurant, known as one of the oldest in the city. The “brasserie style” restaurant, features all-day dining and serves Swiss specialities, such as cheese fondue or raclette. Undoubtedly, Les Armures Restaurant is an unforgettable experience!The walls of this romantic hotel still seem to vibrate with the charisma of his well-known guests as: President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, President Bill Clinton and his family, Paul Mac Cartney, Gary Gasparov, Jean Marais, Yannick Noah, Sophia Loren, Pelé and recently George Clooney. ... more   less 
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