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Bel Esperance

1 rue de la Vallee, Geneva 1204, Switzerland (Bourg-de-Four)
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Bel Esperance
Ranked #3 of 14 Geneva B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Our family stayed at the Bel Esperance in early January 2014. It is ideally situated for the old town as well as the main shopping strip. The free public transport pass was very useful. The B&B is not fancy but is clean, well kept and offers a clothes washing room as well as spacious rooms.

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Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My first stay in this hotel was in 2001, and not only didn't it get worse, on the contrary I found the quality has improved since. spacious rooms, excellent breakfasts, and pleasant and helpful reception staff. Specially appreciate the roof terrace in summer, with fantastic views on the city. The only small inconvenience I find, is that the hotel is... More

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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I would assign this hotel a top rating were it not for the street noise, which made sleeping at night very challenging. The area (including the tiny alley on which the hotel entrance is located) seems to be a favorite spot for the youthful party-goers of Geneva, who cheerfully whoop and holler until the wee hours (till 3 AM on... More

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Cambridge, MA
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is not your typical Geneva downtown hotel, from what I can gather: not fancy, but more than adequate, and a terrific value. It's still run by the Salvation Army, and used to be a women's hostel. Now it's a great deal right in the old town. My daughter called it a bit dorm-like, and I can see that, but... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
34 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We found the Hotel Bel’Esperance from Trip Advisor and stayed for 3 nights in September. We wanted to stay near the centre of Geneva but the other hotels we looked at were either very expensive, or large and out of the way. The rate at Bel’Esperance also included breakfast which made a considerable difference to the overall cost. We were... More

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

You could stay in other hotels in Geneva that are not as well located and pay well over 400 CHF per night. Or, you could stay at the Bel Esperance located right in Old Town Geneva and pay less than half that. For this you get a nice clean room, a good hot shower, a great breakfast, a friendly hotel... More

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Recently stayed for 1 night. Charming, quirky, cute, clean, comfy, and wonderful location. Amazingly affordable for Geneva. Really glad I found this one. Would definitely stay again and wish we could have stayed longer. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I liked the room furnishings. It's not fancy but that's not the point. It's clean and safe and right... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed at hotel July 18-23. Room was very small and very hot due to no air conditioning during hot days in Geneva. With windows open, noise from adjacent apartments was disconcerting. Breakfast was very average with poor choices. Would not stay here on next trip to Geneva although location in older part of city was convenient.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Bel Esperance for one night as we passed through Geneva. The room was adequate, though felt a little bit old and in need of some upkeep (it was perfectly clean, though!). Good value for a double room, and that's the primary reason we chose to stay here. We may stay here again, but I'd... More

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Chicago, IL
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

An excellent value in a very expensive city. Price includes private bath, an ample breakfast buffet, flat screen tv, and free WiFi that was easy to use. Granted the room was small, but it was clean and the bed was comfortable. You will also appreciate the tiny elevator if you have lots of luggage or difficulty climbing stairs. Excellent location... More

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Also Known As:
Bel Esperance Hotel
Bel Esperance Hotel Geneva
Address: 1 rue de la Vallee, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Geneva > Bourg-de-Four
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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