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Sorell Hotel Arabelle
Ranked #18 of 30 Hotels in Bern
Barcelona, Spain
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“Quiet, suitable for business trips”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

The hotel is located just outside the city center (10 minutes walking). It is quiet and clean. The room was pretty small, but had it charm and was well equipped. Breakfast was a bit disappointing and offered mostly sandwiches.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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AdorBern, Manager at Sorell Hotel Arabelle, responded to this review, 29 May 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind comment to our hotel and services. We feel very happy that our services meets your needs. Of course, your kind comments will be brought to the attention of all departments. Thanks for your input to the breakfastbuffet, we always try to improve our standards. Many Thanks again.
Klaus Eisele, GM
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

The room was located on 2nd or 3rd floor in the house in the back and rather large. The house doesn't look very beautiful on the outside or in the staircases, but the room I had was really nice. The room seemed to be newly renovated and refurbished as well as being extremely clean. The windows could be opened towards the garden to let in some fresh air if it was too warm, and also the heating could be dialed down if needed. During the day the two windows let in the sun and if open, also some birds singing. The double bed was on the hard side, but I'm used to that since they are bought to accustom a normal sized man and not a smallish woman - so for me most beds are hard. Pillows, blankets and all the rest was nice, clean and all in order.

The breakfast is downstairs in the front room towards the street and is as expected, nothing really fancy but gets you going for the day of business meetings. For me the most important is orange juice, black tea and some bread and that was all there.

This is an entirely adequate hotel for business travelers and it was extremely clean with a good wifi internet connection (get info from the front desk). For a one-night stay I didn't check out any entertainment, access to fitness etc. The hotel is located on walking distance from the University department I was visiting, so for my purposes it was excellent.

Room Tip: I am not sure if all rooms are as up-to-date as the one I had, but you can always ask for a clean, r...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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AdorBern, Manager at Sorell Hotel Arabelle, responded to this review, 10 May 2013
Dear Guest !

Thank you very much for your kind comment to our hotel and our services. We feel happy that our services meets your needs. Yes of course, all rooms have the same standard than the room. you had, for your stay. Again Thanks your your time fill out that comment ! Regards Klaus Eisele, GM
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

The hotel turned out to be a pleasant surprise. We were led to a rather shabby courtyard, & told to take the stairs at the back of the courtyard & then the lift to our room. Dirty laundry was piled high on a cart in the courtyard (& stayed there during the entire stay); needless to say this did not leave a very good first impression.
What a nice surprise our room was, it had been totally renovated! The room was large and bright, with light coloured oak laminate floors and modern, sleek furniture. The shower/toilet room was well lit & very clean. Breakfast room was modern & bright, tables cleared quickly; breakfast choices were limited but adequate.

Room Tip: Our room was at the back of the hotel, on the second floor and was quite quiet. There was an under...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

Without notice they moved us to another hotel!!!! We'd travelled from France that day and arrived at Bern at 10pm, walked to the hotel to find the door locked. Lucky a guy came out for a cigarette or we wouldn't have gotten sleep that night!
Called the reception of another hotel using the phone provided, all they told us was that they'd moved us to another hotel, in the city centre and that it's a 4-star hotel, so we should have no problem and be happy.
Not pleased, not pleased at all!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

We spent a week in this hotel recently. The room was brilliant, the location was not terrible. There were some lovely coffee shops just a few doors down and there was a handy supermarket one block away. Breakfast each morning was basic, but got us going for the day! We were traveling with a 2 month old baby and the hotel did everything to make our stay comfortable. She even got her own rubber duck and quilt/pillow in the cot!
Positives: price, very large room, cleaned beautifully each day
Negatives: hot room, and it was way too noisy to have the windows open. It was also a pain to have 2 single beds just pushed together, they would separate and a few times we nearly fell down the middle. Also the free computer in the lobby was painfully slow!

Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 July 2012 via mobile

This hotel has huge rooms for European standards and large for even American hotels. They were very clean and very nice as well. The location was nice, 10 minute walk to the train station. The free Breakfast was nice as well. Our only complaint was not the fault of the hotels. They share a building on either side with apartments that seem to be homes to many university students, so it was a bit loud at times. That said the hotel itself was great.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

The room had been very nicely remodeled -- it wasn't that big, but it felt quite spacious, partly because it had a light wood floor rather than industrial carpet, but also because the desk, night tables etc were fixtures bolted to the walls, and left the floor space visually free. I felt like the interior designer had really earned his salary on this one. There were some oddities, for instance, the light in the room's foyer was on a motion sensor.

You can skip the free breakfast. It's not like there's anything awful about it, but if you don't need to save a few francs, you can do better elsewhere. For instance, if you take a left out of the front door of the hotel, there's a bakery a couple storefronts down, and if you continue past the intersection, on the right there's a coffeeshop -- um, Sattler, I think -- that serves coffee and croissants in the morning, and a proper breakfast on the weekends.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Sorell Hotel Arabelle
Address: Mittelstrasse 6 | 3012 Bern, Bern 3012, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 30 Hotels in Bern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Sorell Hotel Arabelle 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Such an inviting atmosphere! Together with the friendly service and the central location, the arguments are simply overwhelming! An insider's tip for business travellers and tourists. The famous vaulted galleries, parliament building, bear pit, cathedral, clock tower - all attractive sights in the Bernese Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage since 1983) are a short walk or tram/bus ride from the Sorell Hotel Arabelle. ... more   less 
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