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Hotel Les Armures
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Rue Puits-St-Pierre, Geneva 1204, Switzerland (Cité)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Truly excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I have stayed at Les Armures maybe ten times now, and it is my first choice in Geneva.
It is the epitome of how a hotel should be, in my humble-ish opinion: it just exudes class (and I admit I'm not quite sure why!!)

The rooms will seem small by US or Asian standards, but are probably bigger than average for a city-centre traditional Euroepan hotels. The beds are firm but incredibly comfortable, although the pillows are a bit soft. The clean, spacious and well-lit bathrooms come with a nice selection of toiletries and a magnifying mirror.
It all says "luxury" but very discreetly.
The hotel is in the old town and it's a steep walk up or down coblled streets to get to the main throughfares, but it's worth the effort to savour the quiet, efficient service, the unassuming luxury and the old-world atmosphere.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Love this hotel- it really is lovely in Winter or summer.

The location is great, and the rooms are lovely. The bathroon has a lovely bath tub and the staff are beyond helpful.

There are some lovely eateries nearby too, highly recommend the place behind for cheese raclette :-)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This hotel is wonderful! The rooms are clean and stylish; the location is ideal; the breakfast buffet selection was fresh, varied, and delicious. This review is short, because there is little more I can say. The perfect place to stay in Geneva.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Located in the middle of old city (Geneva), with one of the best traditional restaurant, this hotel was the choice of Bill Clinton, George Clooney and, of course, me..;)). Very nice rooms and apartments. The personal is very helpful and nice. I ll choose it for my next trip....May be Bill and George too....

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 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 May 30, 2012 via mobile

Only downside poor breakfast but front staff great and wife loved george clooney autograph in lift

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about Hotel Les Armures

Address: 1 Rue Puits-St-Pierre, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva > Cité
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Geneva
#14 Luxury Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Les Armures 5*
Number of rooms: 32
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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