NH Bern The Bristol
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NH Bern The Bristol

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4.5
#6 of 32 hotels in Bern
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
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NH Bern The Bristol is located in the heart of the UNESCO-listed Old City of Bern. As a result, major attractions such as the parliament building are within walking distance. Bus services and the train station are also only a couple of minutes away on foot. The hotel’s spacious guest rooms are perfect for business travelers, couples and families alike. In each of these spaces, chic tartan designs meet high ceilings and modern amenities. Some Superior and Premium rooms have balconies and offer views of the streets, while our spacious Junior Suites are located high above the roofs of Bern and provide stunning views. Guests staying at NH Bern The Bristol will enjoy use of the hotel’s leisure facilities. You can workout at the fitness center or you can relax on the terrace, where a bar menu is served. Start your day in Bern with our breakfast buffet, which includes both healthy options and hearty fare. At the end of the day, retire to our lounge and bar where you can recharge your batteries and sample a signature drink or something from our mouthwatering range of light bites and snacks.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Hair dryer
Sofa
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Schauplatzgasse 10, Bern 3011 Switzerland
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Getting there
Great for walkers
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Belp Airport
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Bern Station
3 min
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OxygenHunter wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in close proximity to the Bern main station which was perfect to pull our luggage from by ourselves to the hotel (and was an affordable option). We were greeted by wonderful front staff who noticed that it was my friend's birthday the day before and wished her with a smile. There is a decent variety for breakfast of pastries, cereals, fruit, yogurts and jams in the quaint seating area (if you opt for the breakfast) it is a good idea, as food etc is really pricey in Bern.
Rooms are uniquely decorated with a retro modern vibe, (not large) but does have huge beds and the essentials one requires for a stay in this beautiful city.
We were not disappointed with this accommodation. Also a good idea to visit the AltaDepot Restaurant which is a healthy walk from this hotel on the cobble stone road flanked by various luxury stores from the Zytglogge. Perhaps wise to visit before or after Christmas as almost nothing is open on Christmas day. Switzerland is magical all year round I'm sure.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from TheBristolBern, Guest Relations Manager at NH Bern The Bristol
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for your stay and that you have taken the Time to write us down your impressions regarding your stay. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we will forward your compliments to our Team. We hope to welcome you soon back again and wish you all the best. Best wishes Annika Kobielak
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AwlBidnz wrote a review Jan 2020
Edmond, Oklahoma42 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed three nights. Fabiene greeted us at the front desk. She was friendly, knowledgeable & very helpful. She listened to our requests and her dinner suggestions were spot on!

This visit was smack in the middle of our Italy-Switzerland trip & we asked for a small room to “save a buck”. While it was small, it still had a desk & chair, tea pot, nespresso machine & frig with soft drinks. Our room was clean, well maintained and nicely decorated contemporary design. They even had a tablet loaded with information about the city that was useful.

They have a selection of pillows & were quick to bring us what we requested.

We didn’t eat breakfast but, it looked good & had many choices. Every evening we came back the restaurant was always full. Our last night we were leaving for dinner @ 9 & it had cleared out so, we decided to try it. Our lamb burger and salad were very good.

We were initially concerned that our “budget room”, right by the elevator, might be loud but, we had no issues during our stay.

We will return! Thank you for your hospitality and well maintained facility.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from TheBristolBern, Guest Relations Manager at NH Bern The Bristol
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Dear AwlBidnz thank you so much for this great feedback which I have shared with the Team and especially with Fabiene. Thank you and all the best for you. We are looking forward to meet you again. Best wishes Annika Kobielak
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Rachad D wrote a review Nov 2020
138 contributions141 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of this hotel is top notch right across the train station in in the old town you also get a free transport bus with makes it so easy to visit a beautiful city of Bern. The hotel itself is modern and funky but it works well there’s a really nice lounge and the rooms are updated with the latest technologies such as a smart TV and a small iPad to control the room and order anything you would need.

The rooms are really nice a bit small and a queen size bed for a strong man is quite small as well on the other hand there a bit lacking some amenities such as offering only one towel for the whole duration of the stay unless asked for Same with slippers and laundry bag but these are minor details.

On the other For the price. I would’ve expected a better view but it’s fine Switzerland is known to be very expensive

It is a great hotel highly recommended for a stay in Bern
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Roman Oschwald, General Manager at NH Bern The Bristol
Responded 20 Jun 2023
Good day RachadD Thank you very much for the great feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be pleased to welcome you again at the NH Bern The Bristol on your next visit to the Federal City. Kind regards and all the best
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A M wrote a review Aug 2021
Zurich, Switzerland151 contributions187 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
During the August heatwave we spontaneously decided on a staycation in summertime Bern. The Bristol was available and the location with the Bundeshaus at one end of the street and the Hauptbahnhof at the other, looked perfect for a city break and it was.

The hotel isn’t big, but it has a great feel about it. Everyone was very nice to us, and nothing was too much trouble. The free soft drinks in the Minibar and the included Bern Public Transport Tickets were welcomed inclusions.

We took the breakfast option and it’s a decent spread of hot and cold food. In summer the breakfast room & bar spills out on to the pavement which made for a great atmosphere. The hotel doesn’t seem to offer food beyond breakfast, but the bar is open all day and there are 100s of restaurants nearby. There is also an honour bar on the 4th floor if you get caught short out of hours or don’t want to go downstairs.

Just be careful on room selection, they have many different sizes and small is small, especially the single rooms. We took a deluxe room, the only option at this time. It was tight for two of us but OK for just a few days and as we only had smaller carry-on bags, space was easier. On the plus side, the twin beds were great and the air-conditioning a godsend on 30C days. Our room faced the street, but the windows are well soundproofed. We saw reviewers’ comment on thin walls, but we heard nothing from our neighbours.

The English aspect, well it’s quirky touch. As an Englishman it was bemusing, but it was fun too. Thanks for having us!
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Higher floors and larger rooms would probably be best
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Response from The Bristol Family, Gästeservice/Empfang at NH Bern The Bristol
Responded 14 Apr 2022
Dear A M, Thank you very much for your kind feedback and comments! It is always a pleasure to read that our guest spent such a pleasant stay at our hotel, and we are happy that you benefited from all our services! We hope you had a safe trip back home and hope to host you again soon! Kind regards, The Bristol Family
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mugwump888 wrote a review Oct 2021
City of San Marino, San Marino152 contributions152 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights. The location is good, though with the hotel in the Old City, getting there by car was a bit of an adventure—different roads get blocked off at different dates for events.

The hotel tries to be super modern and as a result has rooms that are best described as cold and uncomfortable. Cleanliness was an issue: We found a hair in the shower and some debris on the bathroom floor (and I have pictures).

Counter to descriptions I had read, our room was anything but quiet. You could hear the people upstairs walk around, the guy next door coughing, and cleaning crew stomping threw and cleaning close-by rooms in the morning, and indeed the traffic in the street. I needed earplugs.

Front desk staff were helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Roman Oschwald, General Manager at NH Bern The Bristol
Responded 28 Jun 2023
Hello Mugwump888 Thank you very much for the great feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be pleased to welcome you again at the NH Bern The Bristol on your next visit to the Federal City. Kind regards and all the best
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CatherineBH wrote a review Mar 2022
San Diego, California1,166 contribution121 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was in a great location near the parliament, train station, restaurant, stores, attractions, and public transportation. The staff were friendly. The room was spacious and clean and quiet. We were disappointed that we didn’t have a city view that we were expecting. On the positive note, we enjoyed the hearty breakfast and their self serve coffee/cappuccino maker.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The Bristol Family, Gästeservice/Empfang at NH Bern The Bristol
Responded 14 Apr 2022
Dear CatherineBH, Thank you very much for your kind comments and your great feedback! We appreciate it and are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you had safe trip back home and hope to host you again soon! Kind regards, The Bristol Family
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Sandra F wrote a review Sept 2021
Brazil698 contributions215 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of this hotel is excellent, in the center of the old town, right next to the train station, surrounded by bars and restaurants. The room was smaller than expected, but comfortable and quiet. The good quality of the shower made the shower very pleasant. Service is very efficient. Breakfast was not included in the rate and was expensive for what it offered, but there is a bakery almost next door that offers a great breakfast and much cheaper.
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from The Bristol Family, Gästeservice/Empfang at NH Bern The Bristol
Responded 14 Apr 2022
Dear Sandra, Thank you very much for your kind feedback and comments! We appreciate it and are happy to read that you had a pleasant stay at our hotel! We hope you had a safe trip back home and hope to host you again soon! Kind regards, The Bristol Family
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ehortop wrote a review Aug 2021
Annapolis Md21 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a wonderful hotel. The staff were so kind and helpful, we were extremely pleased with the service, the breakfast, the location around the corner from shops and restaurents. The room was spotless, plenty of hot showers, the lift was always available with a quick ride to the top. Only thing that could be improved was the air conditioning. We thought perhaps it was broken but it was not. We received a fan that helped a lot. Highly reccomend.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from The Bristol Family, Gästeservice/Empfang at NH Bern The Bristol
Responded 14 Apr 2022
Dear ehortop, Thank you very much for your kind feedback and comments! We appreciate it and are happy to read that you had such a great stay with us! Kind regards, The Bristol Family
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afinetraveler wrote a review Jul 2023
Washington DC, District of Columbia990 contributions423 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Located within 5 minutes walk from the train station, we found NH Bern to be a comfortable and convenient place to stay. The neighborhood is in the car-free Old Town zone, so it’s also a surprisingly very quiet area.

Our room was large and well equipped, and the WiFi was very fast. Our room had air conditioning, but in the middle of the night, the A/C unit seemed to stop working and our room got a little too warm for our comfort. During the rest of the time, the A/C worked quite well.

The breakfast buffet was full of healthy options, and the dining room was never too crowded.

Prices were similar to what we paid in the rest of the country, and the hotel staff were pleasant and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Roman Oschwald, General Manager at NH Bern The Bristol
Responded 24 Jul 2023
Good day Afinetraveler Thank you very much for the great feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be pleased to welcome you again at the NH Bern The Bristol on your next visit to the Federal City. Kind regards and all the best
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Peter88888888 wrote a review Oct 2022
Brisbane, Australia74 contributions85 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic location, 5 minutes from the main train station, close to the Parliament building and the old town (well worth a visit: a UNESCO World Heritage site and it is not hard to see why). Bern is very beautiful: although I was there for work I found an hour to walk around and it was well worth it.
Room very comfortable: shower excellent, one of the best I have ever had. Bed clean and comfortable. Room quiet and privacy respected. Staff multi-lingual, welcoming, polite and efficient. I liked the honesty bar for late arrivals (of which I was one). Alexander the night guy on reception was superb. Breakfast was fine rather than exotic. One minor suggestion to the hotel: install night-lights in the room because I crashed my shins in the dark room every night!
Thoroughly well recommended: if/when I come back to Bern I wouldn’t stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Roman Oschwald, General Manager at NH Bern The Bristol
Responded 13 Apr 2023
Hi Peter88888888 Thank you very much for your great feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon in our hotel. Kind regards and all the best!
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Kas2rie asked a question Feb 2020
Kajang, Malaysia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Does this hotel provide iron and kettle jug in the rooms?
Answer from TheBristolBern
Bern, Switzerland21 contributions4 helpful votes
Dear Guest All our Rooms have a Kettle and we will bring you on request a Iron Board to your Hotel Room. For any further questions do not hesitate to contact us. Looking forward to welcome you in our Hotel. Best wishes Annika Kobielak
Answer from anna11200
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland13 contributions19 helpful votes
Hi, there is no shuttle bus to the Bristol but the train station is only about 5 minutes away walking ! you get out of the train station on the main exit ( Bahnhofplatz ), you cross the tram station and then turn to the left to the Bristol. do check your map navigation system or simply ask the people on the streets.... enjoy your stay !!!!!
Answer from Harmonie
Antwerp, Belgium814 contributions243 helpful votes
I can't remember whether there was a fridge in the room. My advice would be to send your request by mail to reception@bristolbern.ch
possesheriff asked a question Jul 2016
West Memphis, Arkansas19 contributions10 helpful votes
What is the phone rate to use an international calling card from my room?
Answer from IanJM M
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom17 contributions9 helpful votes
ATM machines are at the station which is about 5-10 minute walk - get to the main hub at the bottom level and go up the escalator Probably others in Bern banks Station has plenty of shops for beer - next level up from ATM's there is a great beer shop with beers from all over the world. Not sure about the fridge - ask at the specialty beer shop Also there is a vending machine at the hotel that has cold beer in
ann wrote a tip Mar 2024
Hingham, Massachusetts1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nothing"
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AndreiaSantanaRJ wrote a tip Oct 2023
Brussels, Belgium3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bern is quite charming, I went on business trip but its a nice place for relaxing weekend with the family. Beautiful landscapes and bears. "
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Gailyn63 wrote a tip Sept 2023
San Francisco, California744 contributions355 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the 5th and 6th floors in the back."
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ohnogal8 wrote a tip Jul 2023
Singapore, Singapore35 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Park at the nearby casino parking at 35chf per day. And also near to the train station. Will stay back again."
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eEagle276 wrote a tip May 2023
Ware, United Kingdom38 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There were quite a few business people staying. Breakfast is busy at 8am."
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PRICE RANGE
£148 - £220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western bristol, best western bern, bern best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BEST WESTERN Hotel Bristol
LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of BernBern Mittelland DistrictBern
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about NH Bern The Bristol
Which popular attractions are close to NH Bern The Bristol?
Nearby attractions include Parliament Building (0.09 miles), Bundesplatz (0.07 miles), and Clock Tower - Zytglogge (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at NH Bern The Bristol?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at NH Bern The Bristol?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at NH Bern The Bristol?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at NH Bern The Bristol?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to NH Bern The Bristol?
Conveniently located restaurants include Noumi, Mille Sens, and Brasserie VUE.
Are there opportunities to exercise at NH Bern The Bristol?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is NH Bern The Bristol located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the centre of Bern.
Are any cleaning services offered at NH Bern The Bristol?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at NH Bern The Bristol?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to NH Bern The Bristol?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Käfigturm (0.08 miles), Zähringerbrunnen (0.4 miles), and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) (0.3 miles).
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