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“Lovely rooms, some minuses” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Les Armures
Ranked #32 of 108 Hotels in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Barcelona, Spain
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624 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 488 helpful votes
“Lovely rooms, some minuses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

My room was lovely, done in understated beige tones and good-quality furniture. The bed was very comfortable. The room was quiet and squeaky-clean. It is however a very small hotel, so the breakfast room is small and the breakfast itself modest, and you hardly ever see any other guests.

The location looks very central (heart of the medieval town) but in fact it is a little hard to get to by car because of the one-way street system, and by foot it is up a hill from the nearby commercial areas. Still, it isn't far from most downtown institutions or areas that one would care to visit on foot.

There was a billing issue that was presented to me at the last minute. I felt that they should have brought it up the night before when I had explicitly asked to settle my bill in full (and did, or so it seemed) and not the next morning at the very moment I needed to dash for the train station. Still, this sort of thing probably doesn't happen often.

If you want a very high-quality room at a significantly lower price than the older, more-famous hotels downtown, then Les Armures is a good choice. Several well-known personalities seem to have chosen it, too (see the elevator interior).

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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mpater, Directeur général at Hotel Les Armures, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your glowing review of Les Armures Hotel.
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Also, it is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed the design of your room
I am disappointed to read that you had a billing issue upon your departure. I assure you that this kind of mishap is unusual in our house. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of service to all our customers.

We look forward to welcome you again to Les Armures, we remain,

Yours faithfully,

Michel Paternotte, General Manager
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The hotel is centrally located. It is an old property that has benn completely refurbished into a 21st century hotel. Great for both business and leisure. Breakfast is an option, though there are a number of good coffee houses jusrt around the corner.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

For sure one of the best in Geneve. Located in the old city, it is very romantic, comfortable. The room 103 has a great view. The room is not big, but it´s enough. It´s expensive but it´s really very pleasant.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

The service was excellent in this hotel, a short walk from the main shopping area and situated in the charming old town of Geneva. We were upgraded to a contemporary junior suite the decor of which we loved. The bathroom was in a more traditional style which we were not as impressed by but still it was in excellent condition and the entire hotel was spotlessly clean. Good continental breakfast included in the price. Beware that the Okd Tiwn can be quite noisy with echoes off the stone buildings, so no option to sleep with windows open, but the hotel is air conditioned, so it wasn't an issue. Excellent traditional Swiss restaurant in the hotel. A lovely alternative to the big hotels along the lake.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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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
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 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
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Toronto, Canada
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39 hotel reviews
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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
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Property: Hotel Les Armures
Address: rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 1, 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
#26 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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