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AmericanAuLocle
Le Locle, Switzerland

Central location and friendly staff

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 Sept 2019
I stayed at the National alone in a single economy room for one night. The room was small yet clean. The bathroom was new with modern features and there was a small private terrace for my own personal use !
The staff were very friendly, breakfast was sufficient and the coffee was good.
A quick 5 minute walk from the train station and close to old town Bern.
I’ll definitely stay here again !

ThAnk you to the wonderful staff!
Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 August 2019

The hotel is only a short walk from the central train station and convenient for all the major sights in the city. Our reception on arrival was okay, but would not describe it as warm or welcoming. The hotel style is very traditional and being located in an old building there are many room variations, some quite spacious, others very small indeed. We had a room on the fourth floor and although quite compact, it did have a nice balcony with seating overlooking the main square at the front of the hotel. The rooms themselves are basic. Although the bed was fairly comfortable the pillow provided has almost no support and there were no other options or additional pillows in the room.However the fittings in the bathroom looked fairly new and everything was spotlessly clean.
Breakfast the following morning was adequate but nothing more. Food choices quite limited not helped by hotel staff raiding the buffet just after 9am on each day of our stay, often clearing out some choices completely. The main issue was that there was only one very hard working lady having to clear tables, replenish food, cook boiled eggs, clean the coffee machine and check room numbers of diners, simply too much for one person.
Although there is no bar in the hotel, there is a cooler near to reception where you can buy drinks and these are very reasonably priced.
If visiting the city again we would probably look elsewhere.

Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

We spent two nights in Bern and this hotel’s major bonus was the location. It is very close to the train station and close to the old town so very convenient for travellers.

We had a fan (large portable tower fan) in our room so that helped cool us down during the heatwave conditions.

The breakfast was disappointing but adequate. I’m not sure why more couldn’t be done given the large kitchen adjoining the restaurant.

Overall, a great hotel for location.

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2019

Tested Travel loved the Hotel National Bern. Located just a 4-minute walk from the train station and a 15-walk from old town Bern, this small hotel is perfectly located. The quaint old features -- ancient self-operated elevator and rooms tucked under eaves -- and newer flourishes -- restaurant and bar were fantastic. Read our full review at testedtravel.com

Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2019

The receptionist was helpful and spoke good English. The location close to the station and tourist sites was good. However, we were on the 4th floor and the rickety ancient wooden lift cage didn't work. The room was boiling hot with no air con, and no outside windows. The"window" opened to a tiny covered courtyard, and looked straight onto the beds of the opposite rooms. The ensuite bathroom was clean and pleasant but the owners obviously wanted us to see this as they had installed a glass translucent partition in place of a door. The room had two plugs in total so we had to choose between fans, lights or phone charging. We went for the fans. A dubious breakfast was interrupted by the noise of pneumatic drills and welding machines as the tramlines just outside were being replaced.

Date of stay: July 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

Great spot a few blocks from the main train station. Rooms are small but meet the required need, great little veranda to have a drink at night and only a few blocks from Old Town Bern and all the major sites. Highly recommend!

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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