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“Great central location”
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The Bristol
Ranked #18 of 30 Hotels in Bern
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Came to Bern to visit a high school friend who was a foreign exchange student at my school. It had been a very long time since we've seen each other, and on this particular trip, I said I stopped through Bern on the way to Italy. I searched through many hotels in Bern, and this one was perfect since it was close to the train station...literally a 5 minute walk!

Room was a good size with twin beds. There was a small balcony that faced out to the street. We were on the 2nd floor and didn't hear much noise from the street or other guests. Good closet space and an in-room safe. The only downside is that the only English tv stations were news. Another issue was that at a certain time in the morning, the AC is turned off. Granted the weather was nice, but if you opened the French doors, it was pretty loud.

Other than that, the staff was very friendly, especially when we checked in, and even when I needed to get another key because my friend was asleep and couldn't hear me knocking. I would definitely consider staying here again when I come to see my friend.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with AC because I believe there are some rooms without.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Corina G, Manager at The Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2014

Dear Heuster,
thank you very much for taking the time to share your opinion with us and other clients regarding your stay.
It is nice to hear that you much enjoyed the great central location with a really short walk from the main train station to the hotel as well as the good size room.
The compliments about our staff are going to be transferred with pleasure.
We are looking forward to welcome you soon again while visiting your friend and Berne and remain with your best regards

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

A good location. It´s only a five minutes walk from the train station, so you won´t have much trouble if you don´t have heavy luggage.. Comfortable room .and staff friendly and helpful. Good location from which to take a train journey around Switzerland, and just 200 meters from the Main square and the main arched street.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Corina G, Manager at The Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear Joseantonio,
thank you very much for taking the time to share your opinion with us and other clients regarding your stay. It is nice to hear that you felt comfortable with the emplacement of the hotel next to the main train station and in the city centre. The compliments about our staff are going to be transferred with pleasure.
We are looking forward to welcome you again soon and remain with our best regards BEST WESTERN Hotel Bristol

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

The hotel is very close to the Central Train and Bus station.
The breakfast and Wifi is good too.
The room is just too old and the bathroom is old and small. But it is acceptable since the price is not too high.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Corina G, Manager at The Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Dear SurewindNg, thank you very much for taking the time to share your opinion with us and other clients regarding your stay. It is good to hear that you enjoyed the good emplacement of the hotel in the heart of Bern, the free Wifi and the included breakfast buffet.
We are looking forward to welcome you again soon and remain with our best regards BEST WESTERN Hotel Bristol

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

I was in Bern for a running race and needed a hotel located in the city center. Since i booked at the very last minute, my choice for a hotel was very limited. Against my heart, i booked at the Hotel Bristol (my other choice would have been the Schweizerhof at 500CHF/bight!) even though I've never been a fan of Best Western hotels. The photos on the website were not the most appealing but since i knew i'd just stay there for one night and since the reviews were good i booked a room.

I'm very glad i did in the end! The location was perfect and couldn't have been more convenient for me : located right in the middle of the departure and the arrival of my race!
The staff was very friendly and the rooms actually looked much better than what i had expected (nothing breathtaking, but still).
Breakfast was included and was typical of this kind of low(ish) end hotels but still had quite a big selection (i've definitely seen much worst).

The price was fair, at least for prices in Switzerland (190CHF/night for a double room).

If i was to ever stay over in Bern again, i'd rather go for a cute Boutique Hotel as it's more my type, but this is definitely not a bad option and i wouldn't mind staying there again.

Props to the reception and breakfast team that were really friendly :)

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Corina G, Manager at The Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Dear CarolineR, thank you very much for taking the time to share your opinion with us and other clients regarding your stay. It is good to hear that we could convince you with the emplacement in the heart of Bern, the rooms and especially the friendliness of our staff. The compliments are going to be transferred with pleasure.
We hope that you had a good run and are looking forward to welcome you again soon. With our best regards

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

First rate, with a very good breakfast.
It also benefits from sharing some services with its sister Best Western Hotel next door.
Although it has no restaurant there is a very good one next door (Casa Nova).
Would definitely use this hotel again.



Room Tip: Front of hotel with balcony and aircon
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Corina G, Manager at The Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear John A,
thank you very much for taking the time to share your opinion with us and other clients regarding your stay.
It is nice to hear that the Hotel did meet your expectations and that you enjoyed the very good included breakfast buffet as well as the additional services offered together with our Sister-Hotel Bären.
We are looking forward to welcome you again soon and remain with our best regards BEST WESTERN Hotel Bristol

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Couldn't ask for a better location. Very central. The room was spacious and very clean and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was dated but clean and functional. It could do with better soundproofing as I could hear those staying in neighbouring rooms a bit too clearly and I was also woken during the middle of the night by someone singing out on the street. I couldn't find any English language TV stations but this is not unusual in Switzerland. And also typical for Switzerland it seemed overpriced at CHF245 a night but after living in this country for nearly two years I am starting to get used to the prices

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Corina G, Manager at The Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear BrusselsKat_m,
thank you very much for taking the time to share your opinion with us and other clients regarding your stay. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the emplacement in the heart of Berne and the clean large room with a comfortable bed.
Thank you to let us know about the not working English TV channel, which we normally do offer. Our technicien has done the nessecary steps and they are again at your disposal for your next stay.
We are looking forward to welcome you again soon and remain with our best regards BEST WESTERN Hotel Bristol

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Excellent location. Short 5 minute walk from the main train station. Great neighborhood for shopping etc. Staff very helpful. Decent size room for Europe. Very good breakfast was included.
A little pricey, but paying for the location.

Room Tip: Ask for room w/AC. They're in the front of the hotel
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Corina G, Manager at The Bristol, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2014

Dear Swiss Hawaiian,
thank you very much for taking the time to share your opinion with us and other clients regarding your stay.
It is nice to hear that you the emplacement in the hear of Berne did meet your expectations and that you felt comfortable in your room and enjoyed the included breakfast buffet.
The compliments about our staff are going to be transferred with pleasure.
We are looking forward to welcome you again soon and remain with our best regards BEST WESTERN Hotel Bristol

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Additional Information about The 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: £137 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Humour – and especially the British take on it – is our recipe for lifting you out of the gloom of the grey foggy weather of everyday life. At The Bristol in Bern, you will not only be able to recuperate physically, but also mentally. Jokes and humour make up our wellness packages for the mind. Meaning that after a lengthy meeting or day at a trade fair in the Swiss capital, you can quickly wind down and recharge your batteries (and even add the odd sharp-tongued comment to your repertoire) before your next long day of business. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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