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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Les Armures

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Hotel Les Armures
Ranked #38 of 106 Hotels in Geneva
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Treat yourself while in Geneva”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2010

It was our first trip to Geneva and I wanted a couple of special nights to finish off a 3 week trip in Europe. This hotel ticked all the boxes. Quality of service and the attentiveness of staff was excellent from the moment we arrived .The room was quiet and spacious and the beds were beautiful and comfortable while the dual bathroom and shower was fabulous.Position is perfect in a quieter part of the old town and we actually ended up dining at the little hotel restaurant out the back, casual food and excellent service we came back 3 times mainly due to the expert attention of Jean Phillipe for whom nothing was too much trouble. We even took a lovely bottle of Burgundy there in true Australian BYO tradition and Jean pierre looked after us and made our stay memorable.Perfectly located for a quiet stroll and a number of restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. The staff were fabulous in giving us directions and it was 5star service from start to finish. Spoil yourself and indulge in this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2010

We stayed 1 night at this hotel, had a junior suite, very elegant, the bed was amazing, I wonder where they buy their bed linen and pillows. Quiet, nicely placed, helpful and professional staff, they provided us with a cot for the baby (we did have to wait some 50-60 minutes or so them to resolve the glitch with the room but other than that all was excellent). breakfast was appropriate. The only thing I did not like, was the restaurant: there was only 1 waitress, she was running around inefficiently almost and not very friendly and the food... the best way to describe it is forgettable and below mediocre but pricey.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2010

I grew up in Geneva - and yes, I know that after you buy a watch and eat chocolate, it has a reputation for being boring. So when I took my wife there for the first time I wanted her to really experience life in Geneva as I knew it - wonderful - and the within the wall of the Old Town was the perfect spot.

Les Armures was around when I was a kid - so it was great to return after 20 years and find that it still reigned as one of Geneva's best hotels and restaurants...Our room was wonderful (we were ungraded to a suite upon arrival) and the hotel staff couldn't have been more pleasant and accommodating thoughout our four night stay. Breakfast was the best we had in Europe - and it was so comforting to return to the Restaurant Les Armures. And yes - they do make a big deal about Bill Clinton and George Clooney staying there - but why not. It remains the best place to stay in Geneva, and I can't wait to return!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bermuda2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2010

We had a 2 bedroom suite that was amazing, very clean, very quiet, very expensive! The hotel lobby is VERY small, no place to go other than your room really. Restaurant is only for breakfast to my knowledge, very small also. Staff is not fluent in English.

The hotels great the downstairs restaurant (which may not be affiliated with the hotel) is not, worst hotel restaurant experience I have had in a while. Food thrown down on chipped plates very mediocre quality. Rustic atmosphere is more shabby chalet and cafeteria food than "the best fondue in Geneva"-save your fondue calories for elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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paikpara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2010

Simply the best in Geneva! The place is just glorious, great for romantic night. The service and all installation are excellent. The house is great, you can really relax in this place, we enjoyed very much. Absolutely recommended for everybody.They have clean and beautiful rooms. The bedding is great. (The pillows were so nice here!) I slept like a baby. The staff was friendly and went above and beyond to assist us. It's a wonderful area (Old City) with a lot of places to eat around the hotel and shopping. Amazing breakfast room (dont miss it!). I am very likely to return to the Armures Hotel. I would definitely recommend it to friends.

Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2009

Very nice looking rooms, very comfortable. A "small" hotel, nice service, perfect location for tourism (in the heart of the old Geneva).

But: breakfast is OK, not fantastic, not the perfect location for business, too expensive if not during - quite frequent - discounted weeks

In conclusion, a great hotel 5 stars for visiting Geneva as a tourist, not for business journey.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Franklin Lakes, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2009

We had a junior suite and a deluxe room joined as one. This was the perfect set-up for our family with three children, ages 14, 13 and 9. The hotel offered a complimentary mini breakfast which consisted of pastries, yogurt, cold cereals, fresh fruit, cheeses, cold meats and delicious coffee! If one wanted anything different then that could be ordered and paid for separately. We never felt the need and my 14 year old son eats like a truck driver! There is free internet on the house laptop, in a room off the lobby. The staff were amazing friendly. There are a numerous cafes and shopping for all budgets. We return next week and will try to stay again in the old part of Geneva. The cobbled streets and store fronts are most charming. My two daughters got their hair cut right outside of the hotel by
RICHARD GEYER Coiffeur. This guy was a cut master! We'll book him for our son when we return at the end of the week. I would recommend this place over any sterile business hotel!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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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
#28 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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