La Cour des Augustins: funky boutique hotel in Geneva



cour des augustins lobby

The words “funky” and “Geneva” do not belong in the sentence, let alone the same galaxy, but let’s pretend someone actually managed to put them together. What you’d get is La Cour des Augustins, a boutique/gallery/design hotel, not far from the center of town. Because it also functions as a boutique that sells lamps, glassware, and objets d’art, it does not feel like a hotel, but a curated art gallery with funky furniture. The rooms are spacious and filled with light, with all the conveniences you expect: wireless Internet access, TV, iPod docks. Many visitors to Geneva end up staying in one of the historic grand hotels. That’s fine for bankers, but if you want something contemporary and smaller in scale, where service is personal, attentive but unobtrusive, La Cour des Augustins is ideal. The only drawback about staying in this hotel is that it is not quite in the center near the Rue du Rhône. You have to walk about 15 minutes or take the tram.

La Cour des Augustins
Rue Jean-Violette 15
Geneva, Switzerland
+41 22 322 2100

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