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Bel Esperance

Certificate of Excellence
1 rue de la Vallee, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Bel Esperance
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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130 reviews 130 reviews
10 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Toronto
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We really enjoyed this hotel. The staff are very friendly and the breakfast was quite yummy. The room we had was spacious, simple and clean. It was clear that a lot of people who stay there are there for business. Our room was right beside the staircase - I will in the future ask to be down the hall as... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Bel Esperance is a small basic 2 star hotel in historic Geneva. It is located in charming old town on a small quiet street in central Geneva. The location is excellent with the city and the transport hub just out your door. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. They have a laundry room, fully equip kitchen and piano lounge;... More 

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Boston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

As others have said, while while not fancy, this basic, small hotel tucked into lovely Old Town is a real gem. The room was very clean and comfortable. The staff was very nice and let us check-in early when our flight from the US came in in the morning, leaving us exhausted and wishing for a short rest. The breakfast... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The hotel's location is excellent just around the corner of Place Bourg-de-Four, one of the nicest spots of the city. There are many restaurants and cafes in the surroundings. Rooms are very comfortable and clean. Breakfast is excellent. The hotel has a lift that helps a lot with the luggage. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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46 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This properly is two streets off the main thoroughfare, in front of the lake. Great for a family with all the needed features, including a lock-up refrigerator in the communal kitchen. Self-help laundry and kitchen facilities make for easy family catering. Clean, good wifi, great location and a perfect spot for a family on vacation.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were really impressed with this hotel. Perfect for our family of four. We stayed in a quadruple room which was two bedrooms with a bathroom in the middle. The staff were lovely and helpful, the beds comfortable, the rooms clean, and ideally situated in the old part of town and within walking distance of the bus to the train... More 

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