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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I traveled for business and only stayed one night, but was very happy with my stay. Geneva is a very expensive city, and this hotel is exactly how other reviewers have described - a hidden gem. The room itself was basic but comfortable beds, clean, and friendly staff. The rooftop terrace has wonderful views and would be a great place...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for four days for a conference. I was really surprised and delighted with the great breakfasts...good strong coffee (I'm from Melbourne and we care) great croissants, crusty breads and lovely cheeses. The hotel is in a fantastic location in the old city, comfortable beds, lovely helpful staff. It is really good value and not expensive for such...

Thank Angela T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Just a short review to share what a "Diamond" this Hotel is. Since my previous stay where I praised the overall attentiveness, the breakfast, room comfort and pricing. The new finding in addition is the Hotel has improved the WiFi.5G would you believe! Ultra Fast. Try it and you will see! Highly Recommended!

1Thank CalmEarth
Alain M, Directeur général at Bel'Esperance, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your very good comment. I specially appreciate your comment on the WiFi because we just improve it and I'm happy to read that you enjoyed the difference. We always take into consideration our guests comments that is why we provide a high speed WiFi as we know that it's important for travelling people.

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Ok so my room was a little on the small side, and yes the decor was a bit dated, but in a city as expensive as Geneva this is a great place to stay. The location is perfect for the cathedral, main shopping areas, and museums, and the rate was very reasonable. Breakfast was a good spread of cereal, breads,...

2Thank Tom P
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a simple hotel in the old city. The room was clean (although smelled a bit damp). The shower was great and the bed firm and comfortable. The room had a small balcony, which was nice and there was also a roof terrace, although the weather did not cooperate to use this during my visit. The breakfast was standard...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is not a high-end hotel. There is no fancy art on the walls - that type of thing. However, the room is immaculate and comfortable, with a small terrace with chairs. There is also a rooftop terrace. Breakfast was excellent. Location was perfect - a few blocks to the lake and a couple blocks to the historic center. If...

1Thank Kathy E
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Reviewed October 8, 2016

great location in old city of Geneva, near museums and shopping and transportation. walking distance to many attractions. Common kitchen and rooftop are attractions. Rooms are clean and neat. breakfast is fine.

Thank default449
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Great adjoining rooms were immaculate and the two sleeping areas were divided by the bathroom. Regret we only had one day/night there, but we'd definitely return to this prime location. Each room had a balcony, one side overlooking a beautiful flower shop. Upper terrace would be good on a day that was less windy. Desk staff was very friendly and...

Thank Cynthia G
Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Situated in the old town of Geneva this place will surprise you, it's listed as two stars but fees much much nicer, whilst it's a simple hotel, the room I had 407 had a great balcony overlooking the cathedral with two chairs to relax, very clean and good beds, I would recommend as its such a great location and a...

Thank paulbe39
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Cute little hotel, Maybe a bit small for tall people but all in all clean, modern and gr8 staff. Thank you Melody for letting me check out an hour later. I will be back for sure but on holiday next time to I can enjoy the beautiful area. Only 5 minutes walk from the lake and bud stops...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Bel'Esperance

Address: rue de la Vallee 1, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Price Range: $152 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bel'Esperance 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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“Get adjoining rooms! Great option for privacy and togetherness!”
 of 5 bubbles 460cynthiag, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“The whole area seemed to be quiet at night.”
 of 5 bubbles SubaROOboy, Sep 10, 2016 | Read review
“The cathedral clock chimes up to midnight and from early morning. Its very pretty but could be disturbing”
 of 5 bubbles kathleenc372, Mar 20, 2016 | Read review
“Know if you are on the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles fhungolfer, Sep 1, 2015 | Read review
“Room on third floor, lefthand side of passage from lift opened onto balcony of room adjacent. Rooms across passage might have better view.”
 of 5 bubbles RDTravel2015, Jul 31, 2015 | Read review
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