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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a great little hotel. It's located on the no 10 bus route direct from Geneva Airport. From the bus stop the hotel is tucked away in a side street just around the corner. It borders the old town, only 5 minutes from the lake. Main shopping street is just around the corner. As a former Salvation Army hostel... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Geneva is expensive, so reign in your ambitions. For this price in Berlin or Madrid you'd get a 4-star hotel, but this is far from that standard. Still, for Geneva, I understand this is reasonable, and whatever shortcomings there might be with the standard of accommodation, this is more than made up for by the standard of service. The whole... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This hotel is ideally located - close to the old town, the designer shops and the lake. You won't find something in a better location for the price. We had family rooms which comprised one twin at the front, a double at the back and a shower room inbetween. The twin room looked out onto the street but noise from... More 

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