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“A good option in an expensive city”
Review of Bel'Esperance

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Bel'Esperance
Ranked #37 of 109 Hotels in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 June 2013

It is certainly a novel experience staying at Bel Esperance. Run by the Salvation Army, this place is somewhere between a hotel, hostel and B&B.

It's reasonably priced for Geneva (CHF160 per night) and well located in the old town, with a large roof terrace, decent cold buffet breakfast and friendly staff. Our room was old fashioned and basic, but nice and spacious with an adequate bathroom. There are some strange things such as food being banned in the bedrooms and the hotel refusing to help with booking restaurants, but this is a good solid option in a very expensive city.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

We are a family of 2 adults and 2 children and stayed at the Bel Esperance in May 2013. We were given two adjoining rooms that could be accessed by a common door. The rooms are a little on the small side. However, if you are going to spend most of your time outside, they are adequate. The folks at the front desk were helpful. The breakfast was good, especially the coffee machine, and kept us going through the morning.

The hotel is located a few hundred metres from the Rive station. Plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby. It is within walking distance to Lake Geneva. This hotel is good value for money.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

I would highly recommend staying at Hotel Bel Esperance. The location for starters is superb minutes away from the Jet D'Eau and in the centre of Geneva! The Room was fantastic for the price, couldn't have asked for more. Great Breakfast and fantastic and accomodating staff!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Located in heart of 'old city centre.' Short walk to/from Bus. Complementary bus tix to airport. Very good breakfast. Very friendly staff. Fairly basic room, but very clean. Would stay here again. Only stayed in Geneva for one evening - thought we saw everything we needed to in that time.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

I have travelled to Geneva many times in the days before tripadvisor, but I didn't ever come across the Bel Esperance. For the price - Geneva hotels are expensive - it is remarkable. Large comfortable room, charming and helpful service, and all in a convenient but quiet location in the Old Town. Only caveat, mentioned by other reviewers, the noise insulation between rooms is particularly poor. Go for it anyway and hope you get quiet people in the next room. And - keep quiet yourself to avoid disturbing those around you.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bel'Esperance

Address: rue de la Vallee 1, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 109 Hotels in Geneva
Price Range: $248 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bel'Esperance 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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 
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