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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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27 helpful votes 27 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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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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Toronto
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18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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