Stayed here mid-June 2013 for a Saturday night only. After having my socks blown off by the hotel prices in Switzerland, we found Sorell Hotel Arabelle which was a steal at 155 CHF per night for a double-room. I wasn't expecting much given the price, but was pleasantly surprised to find a centrally located, clean hotel with everything we needed. The outside isn't much to look at, but our room was great. We stayed in room 212 which faced the courtyard and was quiet enough to have the window open for breeze during the night. The staff were friendly and the free breakfast was a huge bonus given the prices of food in Bern. Luckily, there is a grocery store about one street away from the hotel, but unluckily for us it closes at 5pm on Saturday, and is closed on Sundays. Almost everything is closed on Sundays in Bern and if you want to pick up some food you should go to RailCity.
Be aware that the front desk is not always staffed. We had left our bags in the luggage storage room on Sunday and (as we had already checked out and no longer had our room keys) had to use the buzzer to call their sister hotel to let us in.
All things considered (price, location), I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again myself.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Arabelle Hotel Bern