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Bel Esperance

Certificate of Excellence
1 rue de la Vallee, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Bel Esperance
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is a very good two star B&B! Pros: Great breakfast - croissants were delicious, always a great selection of fruit, pastries, meat, cheese, etc Outstanding location - walk to the lake and buses or trams to CERN or to visit the UN Friendly and efficient service Bathrooms look to be recently remodeled Con: no A/C, and we arrived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Geneva hotels are very expensive. This hotel is good value for money for Geneva and the location in the old town is wonderful; access from the airport is really easy as you just take the No.10 bus from the airport to Rive then it's a 5 minute walk - we had heavy rolling duffels and we managed okay. Grab the... More 

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Washington DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property is clean and otherwise completely adequate and it's cool that your money goes to support the Salvation Army. The breakfast was great, delicious with lots of options, and the roof terrace was a nice place to chill out. Rooms were so-so but the location is perfect and we're really glad we stayed there.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My son booked this hotel for me upon my arrival to Geneva at the start of a trip through Switzerland and France. It was very easy to get to from the airport. The very friendly staff at the hotel had been in touch with me beforehand and sent me excellent directions to get to them. It was very accessible by... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Doing geneva on a budget is not the best way to enjoy all of its charms. However it is possible to have a budget and enjoy the city. This hotel is located in the old town which is the best place to stay. There is so much to do there and it's really relaxed. Unlike a lot of other cities... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a very different hotel. It is old but is well maintained. The accommodations are not the world's best, but who is going to Geneva not want to be locked in a room. The hotel is near restaurants, shops, churches, river and public transportation. Driving in Geneva is crazy, does not have courage. The breakfast is spectacular, the best... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I can't recommend this hotel highly enough. Stayed for three days on business in Geneva. Warm welcome (and loan of travel adapter when mine didn't fit), spotless room and bathroom (with excellent power shower, the best I think I've had in travelling), and great breakfast to start the day. Perfect location in the old town, near to restaurants, shops and... More 

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Forest Hills, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The hotel Bel Esperance is currently rated "Top Choice" in Geneva by Lonely Planet - and with good reason. It's location, on the corner of two quiet, mostly residential side streets near the heart of "La Vieille Ville" can't possibly be beat. The spot is within easy uphill walking distance of many of the top sights in the "Old Town",... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Geneva can be expensive but this hotel breaks from the pack. It provides a centrally located, clean and well run hotel at a reasonable price. It may miss out on a lot of creature comforts but all the basics are there. The Internet is fast and the simple breakfast is very satisfying . It's also close to the historical old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed here en route to a ski resort. The location was fantastic; just off the main shopping street and a handful of good bars, pubs and budget restaurants just a short walk away. The rooms are basic - it's definitely not luxurious, but it is very comfortable, scrupulously clean and absolutely a cut above the average mid-price hotel. We... More 

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