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Reviewed 20 March 2013

I wasn’t sure what to expect of this hotel – I expected it to be very basic for the price – by far the cheapest central hotel we could find in the centre of town. I can definitely see why it is Lonely Planet’s Top Pick of places to stay. Location is amazing a short walk from the lake side...

2Thank eatydrinky
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2013

We stayed over for the weekend in Geneva and were not skiers. The location of the Hotel is excellent and the continental breakfast was superb. Our host was extremely friendly and informative and gave us all the information we required for our stay in Geneva. Travelling to and from the airport is by the number 10 bus which is free...

1Thank JBarrett01
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 10 February 2013

Let me start with the obvious: this is Geneva, one of the most expensive cities in the world, and hotel accommodation to match. So, if the Bel Esperance is not cheap by international standards, its prices are unmatched in Geneva terms. We know this first hand, as this was our home city. We have now been expatriates for many years...

3Thank Cloudtail10
Reviewed 30 December 2012

This is a real find as so many hotels in old Geneva are typically expensive and this hotel has a great location to the water front and old town. It very clean and breakfast was varied and well stocked. Night sleep was good, however the beds could be more comfortable. Location to restaurants, trams, city center for shopping couldn't be...

1Thank Joe90Aurora
Reviewed 15 December 2012

The singles are very small (but not atypical for Switz). Small bed. Glassed shower with imperfectly functioning removable handle and head. Very good water pressure though. Bread and croissant at breakfast are really magnificent; also the tangerines. (The coffee is acceptable but not remarkable.) Convenient location. Extremely helpful and gracious staff.

4Thank Crito0
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 28 November 2012

Looking for a affordable location in the heart of Geneva this is the place! I stayed three nights for business. As stated previously the rooms are small but very clean. There was some street noise and you can hear the church bells but the location is downtown so nothing too out of the ordinary. The breakfast was good. I really...

3Thank Oregonzied
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Considering that a private room in a youth hostel costs the same as a 3 star hotel in expensive Geneva, my partner and I opted for this quaint, centrally located little hotel, owned by the Salvation Army no less, It is situated on a little alley just off one of the main streets of the old town. We had a...

2Thank Steven6008
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 20 November 2012

I found this hotel after searching on the trip advisor. Yes, it is basic , but it hasa great location, its clean and has a nice old charm in the lounge area. Charlotte took my booking over the phone and I have never received a quicker confirmation via email before ! As another reviewer mentioned , there is a church...

Thank N0rwegianTravellers
Marseille, France
Reviewed 10 November 2012

Nothing special to expect. It is clean, rooms are smallish, and breakfast what you expect. There is free wireless that works well enough. It is conveniently located, at the end of bus line 10, which comes from the airport (Stop Rive). Note that when you exit the luggage area in the airport, there are machines giving you free tickets to...

Thank icbernard
Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed 7 November 2012

When you are looking for a simple, no frills place to stay in Genève, this is good value for money. We stayed for three nights. Breakfast was decent, although I missed some eggs. Only the first day we found some hard boiled eggs at the buffet. The buffet offered a limited choice, but everything was nice and fresh. The room...

Thank CarolienBAC

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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: €138 - €192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bel'Esperance 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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“Avoid the highest floor - shared with an appartment....”
MichelG52, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get adjoining rooms! Great option for privacy and togetherness!”
460cynthiag, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The whole area seemed to be quiet at night.”
SubaROOboy, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The cathedral clock chimes up to midnight and from early morning. Its very pretty but could be disturbing”
kathleenc372, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Know if you are on the courtyard”
fhungolfer, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
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