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Hotel Bristol
Ranked #18 of 30 Hotels in Bern
Reviewed 1 May 2012

The hotel is just 5 mins from one of the exit of Berne Railway station. Walk toward Migro supermarket direction, take the escalator where the supermaket is on your right. When you come up, you will see UBS bank in front of you. Turn left into the hotel street, and walk about 5 mins.

The hotel entrance and lobby is very small, do not missed it and end up in their sister hotel next door.

The room is very spacious and modern. It comes with free internet, 1 welcome drink and breakfast. Breakfast is at the end of 1st floor. Breakfast area not very big but food choice is quite good, as you get 4 types of juice, different cuts of ham, bread roll and cereals. They will serve you coffee and tea at the table.

Location is within walking distance to most attractions. The tram is near the hotels.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Stayed here for 4 days in a double room. Room adequate size with simple furniture typical of hotel rooms in Switzerland Breakfast room was bright and clean and they served fruit, cereal, yogurt, cheese, breads, ham/other meats and made cooked eggs with meat to order.

The hotel desk staff was young and very friendly and knowledgeable. Spoke excellent English.

Perhaps the best was the location. Five minute walk to Bahnhof and many restaurants.

Would go back.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

We came in on the the train to Bern and walked directly to the hotel in about 5 minutes. Check in was quick and the room was just fine. Beds could be a bit softer, but all in all the room and the bathroom was fine. We lok for clean rooms, good location and professional treatment, and that's what we got. The breakfast is fine and plentyful and free newspapers are provided (nice after Saas Fee prices of $10 for an english paper). The hotel is an easy walk from Bundesplatz, and the Altstadt, with a straight access to the clock tower and on to the Baren Graben, the famous brown bears of Bern. The hotel sponsors the bears and has lovely souvenirs for purchase at the reception counter. We would definitely use this hotel again when in Bern.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Plumesie
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Nice hotel. Clean, Great staff, Beds small but rooms warm and clean. good shower etc. the bar is next door in the Beren hotel. The bar, altough popular, lacks atmostphere. Not much to the decor. Surprised Bristol ( which best western is called) doesnt have its own bar. But staff and so nice and one feels very much at home. Not 4 star rating. 3+ perhaps

Room Tip: ask for quier room on inside, Not on street if you want to open window or balcony and a quier night...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank KathT272
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

I found this a nice hotel, but not really a 4 star hotel by European standards. The hotel is very clean and staff friendly, but it has a small lobby, the rooms are rather big, but with small bathroom. I consider it a 3 star hotel, but no more.

The best of the hotel, no doubt, is the location. Very close to the train station, parlament and University.

I think also the price (200 EUR/night) is too high for the quality delivered.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

The location of the hotel is perfect, it's right by Parliament. The building is old, but recently renovated. Our room was huge comparing to standard European accommodations. It was sparkly clean, with huge windows overlooking not so busy street. Staff was pleasant and helpful. They gave us couple tips where to eat. The breakfast was very good, it consists of three varieties of meats and 3-4 cheeses, hard boiled eggs, sweets, toast, and a very good coffee. I definitely would consider this place for the next trip to Bern.

Room Tip: Parliament Square is a nice place to celebrate New Year:-) It has ice rink during winter
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  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

I stayed here for two nights on business. It's very well located, five minutes from the train station and close to all the main government buildings.

It's clean and comfortable, if not exactly charming (looks like the inside of pretty much any business hotel anywhere in Europe). It had free wifi, which I was pleased about.

The double room I had was very large and - despite overlooking the street - nice and quiet. It was the hottest day of the year, but the room was nice and cool. Good-sized bathroom had a shower but no bath.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Bristol

Address: Schauplatzgasse 10, Bern 3011, Switzerland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel Bristol)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Bern
Price Range: £142 - £212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST WESTERN Hotel Bristol has a four star rating. It 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 92 non-smoking rooms, which are available as a single, double, twin or superior. 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), bath or shower, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and a safe. The rooms facing the street are air conditioned. A buffet breakfast and welcoming drink are included in the room rate. And other free facilities are the residents' lounge, a sauna, fitness room and the use of bicycles-some of which are electric. The welcoming Baren Bar (in the sister hotel Baren) 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 lunchtime meeting. A small function room can be hired for meetings or private parties and can accommodate up to 14 people. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bristol
Best Western Bern
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