I booked this hotel primarily on the location being close to my meeting and then on recent reviews. The location was perfect for my needs but I probably wouldn't stay there again when returning to Geneva. The good points; very friendly/helpful reception staff, spacious room, comfortable bed, large TV with good choice of channels including BBC 1, 2, 4 and ITV and Channel 4 for UK guests. There was a free chocolate bar in the room and another on check out which was much appreciated! Bad points; the shower was quite bad really, a very small shower head fitted to the side wall which didn't adjust very well and when you did it sprayed water onto the bathroom floor because the fixed shower screen wasn't wide enough. The room also had a fixed wall hair-drier, I really only expect to see these in a 3 star hotel. There were very few plug points in the room and none of them were at the desk (not much use for working with a laptop) or near the bed (for plugging in your phone) or near mirrors (for doing hair), there was a plug point in the bathroom but I didn't really want to use my electrical items near water. The wooden floors also meant it was noisy once the guests above me woke up! I really wouldn't bother with breakfast, the "hot" food was actually stone cold, there was not one other guest in there and no member of staff so requesting a fresh coffee wasn't possible just the self service machine. The milk for cereal or tea had run out. At over £180 for 1 night I felt it didn't live up to expectations.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Cour Des Augustins