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)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Les Armures Hotel
- Les Armures Geneva