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Bel Esperance

Certificate of Excellence
1 rue de la Vallee, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This hotel is a very good two star B&B! Pros: Great breakfast - croissants were delicious, always a great selection of fruit, pastries, meat, cheese, etc Outstanding location - walk to the lake and buses or trams to CERN or to visit the UN Friendly and efficient service Bathrooms look to be recently remodeled Con: no A/C, and we arrived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Geneva hotels are very expensive. This hotel is good value for money for Geneva and the location in the old town is wonderful; access from the airport is really easy as you just take the No.10 bus from the airport to Rive then it's a 5 minute walk - we had heavy rolling duffels and we managed okay. Grab the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This property is clean and otherwise completely adequate and it's cool that your money goes to support the Salvation Army. The breakfast was great, delicious with lots of options, and the roof terrace was a nice place to chill out. Rooms were so-so but the location is perfect and we're really glad we stayed there.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

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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