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Bel Esperance

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1 rue de la Vallee, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Iowa
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just stayed here for the second time as the leader of a study-abroad course with 16 American college students. We always have a trouble-free stay; the rates (especially for Geneva) are good and the rooms are clean, quiet, and comfortable. Location is excellent. Highly recommended.

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Vallabh Vidya Nagar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked this hotel a lot and would definitely stay there again. The location is a 5 min walk from the bus/tram stop "Rive" (you can go there on Bus 10 from the airport by getting a free Unireso ticket in the baggage claim area). The hotel is a 10 min walk from the university (Uni Bastions building), a 5... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

My mom and I stayed here for a week while visiting Switzerland and the surrounding area. Great hotel. Super clean rooms. Large bathroom/full shower and tub. Superb breakfast everyday. The staff was friendly and spoke perfect English(thanks Melody). Has a great vibe mixing old town with modern amenities. Loved it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

I stayed for 6 Nights and had a fabulous stay. The breakfast was excellent, the room cosy and excellent wifi. Right in the heart of Geneva and the Old Sector. Will stay at Bel Esperance again and again and again! Just love it and the people who work there. Throughly recommended!

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newport news, va.
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24 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The choice: Old fashioned, charming European hotel in the heart of old town OR modern, American-type hotel near the hustle/bustle shopping district and train station? We opted for the former and found the following: an uphill walk into old town; no A/C; no fans; sleeping with the windows open, blessed by the cooling rain storm; noisy apartments across the courtyard... More 

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Thank fhungolfer
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

For $250 for a room of four, guess I should've expected what we got...noisy location, poor quality, no air conditioning. Hostels are better. This is a one-star, bottom tier hotel - we left quickly. I honestly do not understand how it ever could have gotten good reviews - I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Bel Esperance is located in an excellent area of Old Town, just a ten or so minute walk from the Jet D'Eau. The reception staff were friendly, courteous, and helpful, taking time out to find just the right adapter for our electronic devices and storing our luggage when we had checked out, but wanted a few more hours to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This hotel is truly a gem in very expensive Geneva. The position could not be better, being at the bottom of the old town and very close to the best shopping area, as well as being a short walk from the lake. The breakfast, which is included in the price, is excellent, with everything being replenished continuously. As mentioned in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I do not recommend if you stay during the peak of summer. There is no AC and no breeze comes in the room. You will be suffocated. They gave me a studio without kitchen and charged me for double room price. Relatively acceptable breakfast does not compensate the discomfort and mistreatment being done for overcharging me. Shower pen did not... More 

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Thank 紀子 永
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Our family of 4 staying at this wonderful unassuming place just outside of Old Town Geneva. Literally stone's throw too from the city. Reception is opened from 0700-2200. Good personalized service - we were given tickets for all day free tram and bus rides for the duration of our stay (not that we needed them as we were content with... More 

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