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Hotel Baren am Bundesplatz

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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Owner operated places distinguish themself most of the time. That' s the point also with this hotel, which the last couple of years was an anonymous " Best Western". Now ownership has changed and it makes a difference. Most rooms are now renovated and in particular the service has become friendly and very good. The breakfast buffet is not enourmous...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights over Christmas period. - Pleasant mid-ranged hotel - Good sized rooms, on the larger end for Western European cities. Water bottles included. - Good location, walking distance from main sights and train station - Staff were polite and all spoke fluent English - Included breakfast was tasty and a good spread for the small size of the...

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Treyfayes, Fribourg, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Situated down town Bern - spacious room, but just one chair for two people....a common hotel mistake? The table with complementary water and tea/coffee makes a big +. Less than 5 minutes walk gets you to the centre of Bern with all the eating facilities you can think of. Breakfast served in small restaurant - wide variaty of breads, cheeses...

Thank CFloor
Paris, France
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have stayed in several hotels in Bern and this is one of the better ones. Very central, next to the tram and buses, restaurants, shops etc. The reception is friendly enough but very few people… We had a large room for three people, the beds were fine, the bathroom a fair size, TV screen small and hanging from the...

Thank PallasParis
Nyon, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Very "correct" hotel with great location in the center of Bern. Pleasant friendly staff, decent sized room and breakfast included - though no fresh fruit until a nice waitress searched and found a small Apple!

Thank Michael_Nyon
carla462, Manager at Hotel Baren am Bundesplatz, responded to this review

Dear Mr Michael Thank you for your Feedback. We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with the Location and the friendliness of our staff. Usually we have fresh fruit salad and a basket of fruits on the breakfast buffet. We are sorry that this was not the case during your stay. We hope to see you again in...

Reviewed 22 October 2016

The room with a high ceiling is plain but clean, the whole feel of the facility is dated. No way how to at least try to change the temperature in the room, the only way would be to open the little window, but then you get an earful of noise. The bed is OK, the bathroom as well, the breakfast...

Thank TomOpo
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I must say that this place has a great location. It is just 5 mins walk from the train station. I got a very good room because it faced the Switzerland Parliament. What else do you want in a room other than this. My room was very cozy, good enough for 1 person. It had a min bar which didn't...

Thank Richa G
Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We found this hotel conveniently located relative to the train station and the center of the old town. The staff was friendly, courteous, helpful with good English skills. We were disappointed in the room which was not air conditioned. Sleeping with the windows open caused one to be awakened by the town clock (which, incidentally, was 5 minutes fast—not a...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I stayed here for a couple of nights whilst in Bern on business. All the staff I met were friendly and professional. The hotel is just a short walk from the station and pretty much opposite the Parliament building. My room was big and the free water and nice coffee maker were a nice treat. The free wifi worked well...

Thank Sarah P
Tallahassee, United States
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The staff at the Hotel Baren, especially Nathlie at the front desk, were extraordinary in their friendly service and willingness to help with any and all requests. The location of the hotel is ideal. Highly recommended!

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Thank Thomas M
carla462, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Baren am Bundesplatz, responded to this review

Dear Mr Thomas Thank you very much for this great Review. I passed on the compliment to our front desk staff. We would be pleased to welcome you again to our Hotel. Kind regards Carla Tichelli, Vicedirector

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 4* Hotel Bären am Bundesplatz is situated in the heart of Berne -an Unesco World Culture Heritage city. It is ideally situated next to the main railway station and close to The House of Parliament. The main shopping area and other attractions, such as the Bernese Munster, the Zytglogge and the Bear Park are all within walking distance. The hotel has 67 non-smoking rooms. All rooms provide comfortable accommodation whether on a business or leisure trip. All are equipped with a work place, free Wi Fi and TV (multilingual),Coffee machine, bath or shower, hairdryer, water heater and a safe. The rooms facing the street are air conditioned. A Bernese buffet breakfast is included in the room rate. And other free facilities are the residents' lounge, fitness room and the use of bicycles-some of which are electric. The welcoming Baren Bar is popular with both residents and locals. Here you can enjoy a coffee or a wide selection of alcoholic drinks and it provides an excellent venue for a Apero meeting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Baren am Bundesplatz

Address: Schauplatzgasse 4, Bern 3011, Switzerland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel Baeren)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Price Range: £156 - £219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Baren am Bundesplatz 4*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
Best Western Baeren
Best Western Bern
Bern Best Western
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bern
#8 Luxury Hotel in Bern
#9 Business Hotel in Bern
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