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Hong Kong, China
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171 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You may not think first of booking at a Salvation Army-run hotel when visiting Geneva. But I’ve been doing so since I’m not a resident there anymore. The location is superb for a pedestrian visit of the city, smack at the border between the Old Town and the shopping-friendly Rues Basses. The rooms are simple but spotless clean, wifi is... More 

Thank RayAnh72
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful and straightforward little hotel near the center of Geneva, which is just a mere 2 steps away. It is not a luxury hotel: there is no gym or spa or whatever. The terrace on the roof has a great view. The rooms are well maintained and clean. There is a washer and dryer for use of... More 

Thank Hans P
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14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Geneva is a wildly expensive city for hotels. If you're alarmed by the prices elsewhere in Geneva, Hotel Bel'Esperance is a good choice. Also, the staff are nice - at least if you speak French to them. I can't vouch for it if you speak English to them. I booked a studio room which was quite large and had more... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had to tarvel to Geneva for studies and I have found in there a very nice, kind atmosphere at the centre of Geneva. Good price and good customer services. Breakfast and Travel card for Geneva's transport included.

Thank Sara B
Vienna, Austria
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, neat; good breakfast; situated in the beautiful old town. "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim..."

Thank borislorenc
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I travel to Geneva 2-4 times a year and always stay at this lovely small hotel in the old town. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and cosy, and the continental breakfast sees me through and sometimes beyond morning meetings. And it's wonderful to wake up to the sound of the cathedral bells. You can't stay... More 

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Milan, Italy
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here with a group of 15 people (including some kids) in June 2016. Our stay was very pleasant, the hotel gave us free city transportation card and assisted us very well, and they wee patient with the kids! The rooms were all nice, not too small and with a balcony. Breakfast was good. The location of the hotel... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This place is basic; and I mean, really basic. Set on the slope of a steep hill, the entrance is behind trendy shops in the middle of town by the Cathedral St. Pierre. The entrance takes you to a ground floor seating area. The reception is on the first floor, and there is an elevator. Breakfast is typical continental fare... More 

Thank Martin C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Small hotel, tucked away in the centre of Geneva; very well located for the old city and lake; friendly and efficient staff; good breakfast. Rooms smallish and unadorned (which is fine by me), but everything works well - TV, wi-fi, ample hot water etc. Cannot comment on value for money as (i) our bill was paid for us and (ii)... More 

Thank alanlid
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed at Bel Esperance for many years now. The reason for writing this review is that whilst retaining the charm of the past; very impressive upgrades have been carried out to the Bathrooms and WiFi. I would never dream of staying elsewhere with the added bonus of being in the heart of the city and being oh so... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: 1 rue de la Vallee, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Price Range: $154 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 39
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