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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed for one night in this hotel. It's nicely located in the old town and a short walk to restaurants and to the shops and the lake. Very keenly priced. Bed is comfortable and room large and clean. However, It is not double glazed or well insulated and as a result the noise from the street, the church bells and...

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North Yorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

It took me ages to find this place, having arrived at Geneva railway station in the evening. The room was small and basic- the noise from the street outside went on until 0300 hrs - the best thing was the breakfast the next morning - which was plentiful and good quality.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms vary a bit, my colleague had a front facing room that suffered a bit from street noise, but this is a central location after all. My room at the back was silent by comparison. Friendly and polite staff, clean room and comfortable bed. Breakfast fine and typical for this class of hotel. I suspect you could pay far...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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 31 December 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 15 December 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!

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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 29 October 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 18 October 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 13 October 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 9 October 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.

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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
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Price Range: $213 - $354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bel'Esperance 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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Bel Esperance Hotel Geneva
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#10 Best Value Hotel in Geneva
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“Get adjoining rooms! Great option for privacy and togetherness!”
 of 5 bubbles 460cynthiag, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The whole area seemed to be quiet at night.”
 of 5 bubbles SubaROOboy, 10 Sep 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, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Know if you are on the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles fhungolfer, 1 Sep 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, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
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