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Bel Esperance

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1 rue de la Vallee, Geneva 1204, Switzerland (Bourg-de-Four)
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
122 helpful votes 122 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Jerusalem, Israel
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The rooms here are a little small and dated, but that is Ok with the price you pay. The room was very clean, which is the norm for Switzerland. There are lovely views from the roof terrace. This property does not have a restaurant but there are some close by (some quite pricey) We found it a little noisy at... More

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Padua, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I went in this hotel in december 2012. It was the first time in Geneva for me. The hotel was near to the city centre. The only difficult, for a foreing traveller, is to find the street. Very good the breakfast. The room could be a little bit better, but I think that the price - for the standard of... More

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

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The Bel'Espérance is a very charming hotel situated in a perfect place - in the city centre at the door to the old town and only some steps away from the lake.The Bel'EspéranceA pleasure to stay,happiness to come back! ... more   less 
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