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Hotel National AG
Ranked #25 of 30 Hotels in Bern
London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We spent a week-end at this hotel and we would thoroughly recommend it. The hotel is housed in an old, grand, building with very high ceilings, also in the rooms. The floors are all wooden and the general feel is very cozy. There is not much furniture in the rooms, but this leaves them with a sense of space and air, quite different from the claustrophobic, tiny, sterile, carpeted rooms in business hotels. Bathroom was very small but if you are looking for these kind of things, you will spend far more in Bern. The best thing comes in the morning: the breakfast is wonderful! There is not a great choice, but everything is of a wonderful quality. The strong Swiss cheese, the extremely fresh ham, the eggs, the very tasy sweet and savioury breads, are all of a very high standard. Again, if you are looking for the American-style hotel, where you get a choice of forty standard dishes for breakfast, each one more plasticky tasting than the other, this hotel is not for you and you would be better off in the usual worlwide chain brands. If, on the other hand, you appreciate quality and authenticity of food, this is the place to go when in Bern. By the way, staff is extremely friendly and helpful: we asked for information to go by train to the Jungfrau mountain and the very efficient lady at reception spent a good twenty minutes with us, printing all the rail options (she must have printed 8 pages of rail time-tables) and explaining all the possible connections. There is only one negative point: the window curtains are neither thick nor dark, so in Summer expect a bit of daylight in the room very early in the morning

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The location was good--close to the railway station and walking distance from the Clock Tower, Parliament building and the Aare bridge. Sadly, nothing else was good. The room was extremely small; the bathroom was as good as non-existent. The breakfast was also not good--hardly any options. It was too pricey for the facilities it offered. Not worth even if you are staying just for a night (like us).

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

I can barely think of anything positive of this hotel except for its ideal location near the railway station and its friendly staff. The room is too small for two person and with two tiny beds - in perpendicular position. Sometimes I just can't tell if I am in a hotel or in a college dormitory. One can basicly any move of his neighbor or anything going on in the corridor. We even had to go down one floor to get access to the shower. Breakfast is simple without many choices.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

The location is great, 5 min walk from the station. The service is also really good and the staff is very friendly. The rooms though are ugly. Clean but old. Good enough for a night in transfer but not more.

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I booked a single room for one night. I got a very small room without shower or toilet. These were shared between 5 rooms on the floor. The person at the checkin was not very welcoming. I had to pay when I checked in. I was not impressed and for 105 CHF a night, I think it is rather poor.

Room Tip: From other reviews it seems that some rooms are good. Rooms on the inner court are quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Me and my two friends decided last minute to head to bern and did some very quick research and picked this hotel. It was a great find!! It's not always easy to find a room for 3 people, but this place was really nice, super clean and rather spacious!
The staff were really friendly and helpful, and the breakfast didn't serve anything hot (except for boiled eggs) everything was fresh and tasty. It is very close to the station (10 mins walk) and close to some great pubs/bars. We will defiently come here again ;)

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Versoix, Switzerland
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Hotel National, Bern, is situated 10 minutes walk from the main railway station.
Even that close from the station, it is a quiet part of Bern.
The hotel has rooms with private bathrooms, and others without. Shared facilities.
We had one with private bathroom, even on the tiny side it is perfectly fonctional.
The room had views on the main street, with balcony, a table and two chairs.... nice one to enjoy a smoke, and a drink too!!!
The restaurant is nice and warm, even though the main 'white room' has a church feel to it,...! But the food is very good, not so expensive, and a friendly service too.
A service offered by the hotel, which I found very practical, is that they have lockers in the reception area, if you wish to leave bags and suitcases, whilst visiting Bern before departure. (Lockers are free)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel National AG
Address: Hirschengraben 24, Bern 3011, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 30 Hotels in Bern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel National AG 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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