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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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Ranked #9 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great hotel and fantastic staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Extremely friendly staff who made a real effort to make sure I enjoyed my stay not just at the hotel but in Geneva, nothing was too much trouble for them. Good location and reasonably priced for Geneva. Rooms were a good size with good amenities, comfy and clean. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 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, June 11, 2013
Dear Guest,


Thank you very much for having chosen La Cour Des Augustins during your recent trip to Geneva .

We would also like to thank you for your great feedback since we are always grateful to hear positive feedback.

We are delighted to know 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,


Best regards,
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Rating summary
  • 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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Hergiswil, Switzerland
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Near to financial district, theatres, restaurants In Bohemian Carouge. And beautiful suites. Gym and massage after long business day. Or before concert and dinner. Wonderful place in Great location! Have Ben there at least five times. Can only recommend!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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, May 14, 2013
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.

We are glad to know that you appreciated the unique location of our hotel at the proximity to the city centre and Carouge.

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 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

In days of yore, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I used to have the travel budget to stay in some of the great Geneva hotels - the President Wilson, that mad spa place out by the airport, the Mandarin Oriental. Happy times. But the per diem hotel rate I work on hasn't kept pace with the Geneva hoteliers inflationary pricing and for a long time, wherever I lay my hat, had the word Manotel in it. (never trust a hotel with some but not all of the elements of the word "hotel" in it)
I'm not a great fan of that particular chain, so when a client recommended La Cour Des Augustins I eagerly gave it a go. Now it is my regular stay over in Geneva.
La Cour des Augustins is described as a boutique hotel, which almost everywhere outside Manhattan island, means you have to brace yourself for some self-consciously quirky interior design choices. La Cour's bedrooms do tend towards the Austin Powers school of decor - with white leather and red detailing predominating - but they are comfortable and many have a well-supplied little kitchenette. There is no official bar or room service - although there's a little place across the road within staggering distance which fills that gap. Breakfast is business like and in the Summer months you can take it in the courtyard (which if I mention that it also serves as a car park will make it sound less charming than it actually is). The staff are incredibly patient and helpful, issuing you with free travel passes, detailed restaurant recommendations and much chocolate. All in all it is a small, quirky, well-intentioned place with a good heart, comfy beds and a bit of character. Go and stay - they'll make you feel special!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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, May 14, 2013
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 more than happy to know that you appreciated the contemporary decoration of the room and the quality of service and information provided.

We also wish to inform you that we recently equipped our rooms with new TV Flat Screens with, soon, more than 100 international channels.

We thank you for your regular trips in our Hotel and 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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

A very elegant boutique hotel with lots of extras thrown in - including excellent wifi. Decent breakfast, with other meals available at two good restaurants across the road (either in the room or in the restaurant). I found the TV hard to operate, with both terrestrial and satellite and a strange way of changing between them. But the staff were very pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 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, May 6, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for having chosen La Cour Des Augustins during your recent trip to Geneva.
We would also like to thank you for your great feedback since we are always grateful to hear positive feedback.
We are glad to know that you appreciated the restaurants Café Jules Verne and Chat gourmand perfectly located across the street.
Please note that all our rooms will benefit shortly from magnificent new TV screen with more than 100 channels.
We look forward to welcoming you again to the hotel,
With kind regards,
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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I always stay at La Cour when I visit Geneva, whether it's for business or leisure. The hotel is the perfect size, not too big to feel impersonal and not so small that it feels like a rustic B&B. The service is always excellent, I have always found the entire staff to be very warm and helpful, and the location is superb, within walking distance to city centre and with easy access to trams and buses to go further out. Best of all, the rooms are clean, modern and well appointed with great attention to detail for the modern traveler (where else would you find an ipod dock in a standard room!).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Jerome C, Guest Relations Manager at La Cour des Augustins - Boutique Gallery Design Hotel, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

We wish to thank you for taking the time to share your experience at La Cour Des Augustins on tripadvisor.

We are very pleased to read your positive comments in regards to the room cost and the quality of the service as it is always rewarding to notice that our guests appreciate our efforts.

We look forward to welcoming you back to La Cour Des Augustins in the near future.

best regards,
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The rooms at first glance are beautiful. Upon further inspection, they are a complete disaster. This is a "design hotel", did they not think their type of clientele who are by nature detail oriented and social media savvy not notice and report these things?

Where should I start...

ROOM:
Dust EVERYWHERE. A simple finger swipe on just about any surface is disgusting. We are breathing this!
Torn curtain on the top left of the right hand side curtain.
Broken panel on the base of the bed that protrudes quite a bit.
Dirty walls.
Sad stationary - two bent pieces of paper. Why bother?
Chipped incense holder.
Dirty under-table under main table. Dust and PUBIC HAIR.
Horribly unreliable WiFi. Business people stay here, we need this.
The refrigerator smells like a dead animal.
Mis-aligned EVERYTHING. No attention to detail.
I do not even dare pull up the covers to see the state of the mattress. Urine stains? Blood stains? I would not doubt it based on the condition of the rest of the room.

BATHROOM:
Broken and detached soap dispenser in the bathroom.
Broken dispenser of some kind in shower - exposed screws.
Mold on ceiling of bathroom.
Mirror mount in bathroom coming off.
Light sensor in bathroom broken - I have to close the door to the bathroom to not have light in the room.

Here is where all of this is rather sad - all of these things can be controlled and are easy to fix. Maybe they don't care? Either way, for the price you're charging, this is unacceptable.

#FAIL

Room Tip: 1 star quality cleanliness and maintenance at a 5 start price. Enough said.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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, April 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for taking time to share your recent experience at La Cour Des Augustins.

We are sincerely sorry to learn that you had an unpleasant stay. We will carefully study your remarks in order to maintain the high standards of service expected.

Please be assured that it is not representative of our hotel and the standards we set. We understand your frustration and apologize for the inconvenience caused.

Your feedback is extremely valuable. please know that we will continue focusing on making each guest’s stay as pleasant as possible.

We regret you have not mentioned these points during your three night's stay. We would have done our best to resolve those problems and to satisfy your expectations (new cleaning, room moving, upgrade,...).

Best regards,

Jérôme Civet - Guest Relation Manager
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Cincinnati
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I've stayed here 3x and always have an excellent experience! The rooms are clean, comfortable and beautifully designed. The staff is extremely helpful and the location is great for getting to different parts of the city!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Jerome C, Guest Relations Manager at La Cour des Augustins - Boutique Gallery Design Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for your great feedback on Trip Advisor as we are always very happy to receive positive comments from our guests.

We are delighted to know that you appreciated the location of our hotel, the quality of the service, and the room decoration.

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

With Kind 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 ( WiFi ) 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*
Number of rooms: 40
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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