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La Cour des Augustins - Boutique Gallery Design Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue Jean-Violette 15, Geneva 1205, Switzerland   |  
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“Yes .. But no”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Boutique hotel leads you to imagine something special. Apart from african statuettes in the lobby, this hotel is just a private version of a Novotel, with a better service. Staff is courteous. Rooms are clean but very impersonnal. Breakfast is self service standard. Anywhere outside Geneva, I would say that this place is highly overpriced. Plus not within walking distance of the town center. If you want a change from the 5* around the lake, there are better options for the same price. If they are full, la Cour is a good plan b.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Jerome C, Guest Relations Manager at La Cour des Augustins - Boutique Gallery Design Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

I appreciate the time and the effort you have taken to inform us about your experience as a guest in our hotel.

I do understand that the room decor might not always please everyone and I am sorry for this.

It is great to hear you were happy with the friendliness of our staff.

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will use your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest’s experience, the best it can be.

Best regards,
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Stayed at the Cour for a couple of nights this past week-end The location was a primary choice-element as just 10 min walk from Plainpalais. The rooms are very tastefully decorated - what you'd expect from a boutique hotel - with a nice contemporary touch. The hotel is just off Rue de Carouge with its shops and the tram, and near a church - so bell-ringing inclusive. Beyond the location that was important for my choice, I was pleased to confirm the service quality I had read in other guests' reviews: the staff is more than helpful, they are attentive to the individual needs of the guests. Now, I would go back for the service, more than just the location. Breakfast buffet was rich in choice and quality (as one would expect in Switzerland) and my "weakness" assuaged with the Nespresso machine in the room. Next time i will test their gym and hammam facilities (tb cont'd).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Jerome C, Guest Relations Manager at La Cour des Augustins - Boutique Gallery Design Hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable stay in our hotel.

On behalf of the entire team of La Cour Des Augustins, I would like to thank you, for sharing your nice comments on Tripadvisor.com.

It is great to hear that you were happy with our services as friendliness and high quality personalized service are a priority for us.

Please note that for any future reservations, you can visit our Facebook page or our official website for special promotions and our best rates !

We look forward to welcoming you back to La Cour Des Augustins very soon.

With Kind Regards,
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

My teenage son and I had a great stay at the hotel, which was quirkily individual with truly fantastic staff. We stayed in a junior suite which was roomy, tastefully decorated and incredibly warm! The useful kitchenette was well equipped and available wines etc were of excellent quality. Service was wonderful, very friendly and helpful and always with a smile-not always a given in Geneva! The gym was small but good and the characterful place and cosy atmosphere as well as very handy location will definitely see us return there soon,
Jo Dunn

Room Tip: Get a room with kitchenette, its really worth it
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Jerome C, Guest Relations Manager at La Cour des Augustins - Boutique Gallery Design Hotel, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us at La Cour Des Augustins and taking time to share your great feedback on Trip Advisor as we are always very happy to receive positive comments from our guests.

It is great to hear that you were content with our services as friendliness and high quality personalized service are a priority for us.

Please note that for any future reservations, you can visit our Facebook page or our official website for special promotions and our best rates!


We look forward to welcoming you back to La Cour Des Augustins very soon.

Best regards,
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

La Cour des Augustins is a good, straight-forward hotel for short stays in Geneva. The room was clean and spacious. [I opted for a junior suite which was more $$$ .. I am not sure it was worth it.] The bed was a little lumpy but I was only there for 2 nights... so I survived.

I would have preferred staying in the Old Town but the tram can take you there in about 5-10 minutes ... so no big deal. That said ... Old Town (and Carouges) are the coolest parts of town .. and it really would be good to stay there.

I did not try the breakfast as it seemed over-priced at over 20 CHF, if I recall correctly. The front desk staff were extremely nice and helpful .... really made me feel at home. They helped me find specific stores and restaurants, organized taxis and were available at all times. They truly made the experience worthwhile.

I'd recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jerome C, Guest Relations Manager at La Cour des Augustins - Boutique Gallery Design Hotel, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

I appreciate the time and effort you have taken to inform me of your experience as guests such as you enable us to maintain the high standards of service expected.

It is great to hear that you were content with our services as friendliness and high quality personalized service are a priority for us.
We are delighted to tell you that we have already informed our employees that you were satisfied with their helpfulness.
Please note that for any future reservations, you can visit our Facebook page or our official website for special promotions and our best rates !

We look forward to welcoming you back to La Cour Des Augustins very soon.

With Kind Regards,
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I stay at La Cour des Augustins on a weekly basis on business. The team are very friendly and attentive, remembering and welcoming me back each week, which really makes a difference.

The rooms are modern and each has an individual touch - you really do feel the benefit from staying in a boutique hotel. The quirky thoughtful touches really make it worthwhile.

I can really recommend this hotel for stays in Geneva, based in the Latin Quarter it is a short tram ride to the centre of Geneva and there are plenty of lovely restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jerome C, Guest Relations Manager at La Cour des Augustins - Boutique Gallery Design Hotel, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable stay in our hotel.

On behalf of the entire team of La Cour Des Augustins i would like to thank you, for sharing your nice comments on Tripadvisor.com.

It is great to hear that you were content with our services as friendliness and high quality personalized service are a priority for us.

We look forward to welcoming you back to La Cour Des Augustins very soon,

With Kind Regards,
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Hamburg
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for one night during a business trip to Geneva. The hotel is a true boutique design hotel, very stylish with interesting decors. The staff was very attentive and helpful on my arrival, room and bathroom were spotless and had all commodities, including free mineral water, chocolate and a nespresso machine. Also the location of the hotel was very convenient for me and there are several good restaurants and bars around. The breakfast was ok, but nothing special. The only downside was that the walls in the room were pretty worn out and seriously needed some paint. If I had stayed longer this would probably have bothered me.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jerome C, Guest Relations Manager at La Cour des Augustins - Boutique Gallery Design Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable stay in our hotel and were satisfied by the quality of the service provided.

On behalf of the entire team, we would like to thank you for sharing your nice comments on Tripadvisor.com.

Please note that for any future reservations, you can visit our Facebook page or our official website for special promotions and our best rates !

We look forward to welcoming you back to La Cour Des Augustins very soon,

With Kind Regards,
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The hotel is very nice and in good location, the hotel staff in reception was excellent and very helpful. The tram station is very close to the hotel as well as some very good restaurants.I recommend it and i will go back in my next trip to Geneva!!!!

Room Tip: the small studios are perfect for a family
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Jerome C, Guest Relations Manager at La Cour des Augustins - Boutique Gallery Design Hotel, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for having chosen La Cour Des Augustins during your recent trip to Geneva, and for your great feedback on Trip Advisor as we are always very happy to receive positive comments from our guests.

We are delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable stay and thank you for recognising the hard work and friendly service our team has provided. I will ensure your comments are shared with everybody.

Please note that for any future reservations, you can visit our Facebook page or our official website for special promotions and our best rates !

We look forward to welcoming you back to La Cour Des Augustins very soon.

Best regards,
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Address: Rue Jean-Violette 15, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Geneva
#14 Romantic Hotel in Geneva
#16 Business Hotel in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Cour des Augustins - Boutique Gallery Design Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in Geneva's Latin Quarter, La Cour des Augustins is an innovatively designed hotel with a distinctly urban style. It modernises the boutique hotel concept, combining architectural heritage with contemporary interior design. Far from the city's busy main roads and right in the heart of Genevan life, you can easily stroll through the Old City, the art and business districts, and the charming Sardinian village of Carouge. The concept was designed in collaboration with the Swiss designer Philippe Cramer, based on the idea of personalised and diverse spaces. The hotel harmoniously and subtly blends modern and classic design. Composed of 16 rooms and 24 suites that masterfully combine design, comfort and technology, the hotel is comprised of two buildings from the 1850s. Both building were entirely renovated in 2006 and are connected by an interior courtyard. Each room and suite has a unique and specific style, with contemporary designer furniture and objects. Whether you are planning to stay for a night, a week, a month or longer, La Cour des Augustins will fulfil all of your expectations. La Cour des Augustins also serves as an art gallery, hosting a permanent private collection of African art. Between vibrantly coloured designer objects, African statues, masks and figurines bring unexpected depth to the hotel decor. In each room and suite, you will find various artworks by international artists. ... more   less 
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