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Bel Esperance

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1 rue de la Vallee, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Bel Esperance
Ranked #3 of 16 Geneva B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This hotel is ideally located - close to the old town, the designer shops and the lake. You won't find something in a better location for the price. We had family rooms which comprised one twin at the front, a double at the back and a shower room inbetween. The twin room looked out onto the street but noise from... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This a great Hotel, for the budget traveller. Great value for money, spotlessly clean, comfortable with all you need and really friendly helpful staff. It is right beside all the best things to see and do. I spent a leisurely afternoon crossing from one side of the waterfront on the shuttle boats and did a quick tour of the area... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Geneva is purportedly the 4th most expensive city in the world. It was often impossible to eat dinner for under 45 USD per person. But in the midst of the old town, and blocks from all of the high end stores, Bel Esperance was reasonable and spotless. The rooms are like efficient dorm rooms with windows opening onto the bells... More

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11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a little gem of a hotel for travelers who don't need five star accommodations and who are looking for an affordable hotel in Geneva. The location is super. It is in the old part of town on a quiet street. That being said, it is near the church, so you do hear the bells. But you can walk... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I was in Geneva for work, and accommodation is very expensive. Found this option online, and was glad I did. -Easy access on #10 bus to the airport, and #8 will get you to the UN campus, plus access to many other transit lines. -Quick walk to the waterfront of Lake Geneva, and 10 minutes walk to swimming area of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice clean well located and value for money accommodation in the centre of Geneve city. The option to use the guest kitchen to cook meals is an advantage for budget travellers in this expensive city. The roof top terrace is lovely.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you were to judge a book by its cover, you’d probably end up getting the wrong impression about Hotel Bel’Esperance because it doesn’t look much on the outside. Yet, by the time you get to your room, you realise how much of an effort they’ve put into turning it into a homely place where comfort is the focus rather... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Finding a hotel we could afford in Geneva for one night was simply impossible (we usually use apartments). This hotel was one of the cheapest so we took it. Upside: very clean, comfortable beds, excellent shower, helpful staff, Swiss breakfast, easily accessible by public transport, great location in Old Town. We had two rooms with a shared bath, so you... More

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Los Angeles, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This small hotel is beautifully located, although a bit difficult to find when you first arrive. Get good directions before you get to Geneva. We arrived at the airport and took a local bus to within a couple of blocks of the hotel entrance. The hotel is also a short walk from the lake and an even shorter walk to... More

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a two-star hotel located steps away from the Cathédrale St. Pierre. While the hotel itself was quiet, the location can be a little noisy, although this problem can be effectively solved by closing windows (although n.b. no air conditioning is provided, so this can be problematic on a hot summer night). The breakfast is excellent. Room was simple... More

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Address: 1 rue de la Vallee, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 39
Also Known As:
Bel Esperance Hotel Geneva

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