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“A good choice near a city - Bern- so expensive!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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ibis budget Bern Expo
Ranked #24 of 30 Hotels in Bern
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“A good choice near a city - Bern- so expensive!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

The receptionist is friendly and helpful!
This Etap hotel shares the same building with an Ibis and Novotel in a t location right next to a tram stop with frequent trams into the city centre. But if you want to walk, in 10/15mn you are in the center and you make a lovely walk across the garden of roses which has a beautiful view of the old town!
It’s a budget hotel, so we didn’t expect luxury rooms. The rooms are adequate for a couple with a young kid (the third bed is a bunk above the main bed). Our room was very clean and the bathroom facilities were basic.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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ETAPBERN, Manager at ibis budget Bern Expo, responded to this review, 5 September 2012
Dear Madam, thank you very much for sending your statement about your stay in our hotel. It is always helpful to know about the contentness of our clients. We are glad you had a good time staying with us and visiting Bern. See you next time. Best regards.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

This Etap hotel shares the same building with an Ibis in a convenient location right next to a tram stop with frequent trams into the city centre. Our room was clean, but it was very small, the decor was uninspring and the bathroom facilities were basic. As in many Etap hotels, the top bunk was too close to the ceiling with the inevitable result that my son banged his head. None of this is unforgivable; after all, the hotel markets itself as a budget option. But the price was rather on the high side for such basic accommodation. Indeed I had spent a night in the much superior Ibis for almost the same price two nights before, so it is well worth checking what you can get there.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Viermabru
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ETAPBERN, Manager at ibis budget Bern Expo, responded to this review, 30 August 2012
Dear Sir/Madam, thank you very much for your message. We want to inform yout that there are sometimes different room rates, it depends on the fact if there are expositions or special events. We will be pleased to let you know our rates in advance, so you can decide which of our hotels in the same building you want to book. Do not hesitate to contact us. Best regards.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Excellent value for money, easy to find, wonderfully clean and comfortable facilities.
This hotel is co-located on a single site with an Ibis and a Novotel hotel adjoining.
One quirky finding on my arrival on a Sunday afternoon was that none of the 3 hotels offered an evening meal. However, the helpful and friendly receptionist directed me to a lovely Italian restaurant just 10 minutes walk away: do take the opportunity to dine at the Grotto Ticino Pizzeria Cafiero if you stay there.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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ETAPBERN, Manager at ibis budget Bern Expo, responded to this review, 30 August 2012
Dear Sir, thank you very much for your message.
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We offer sandwiches 24 h and at the ibis hotel bar you get paninis and a variety of other hot snacks. So we are looking forward to welcoming you the next time there. Best regards from Berne.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

Switzerland is expensive, so if you don't want to spend all your money on hotels Etap is a good choice. It's rather cheap, so the comfort is very basic. But the bed is good and so is breakfast. It's certainly value for money.

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Property: ibis budget Bern Expo
Address: Guisanplatz 2-4, Bern 3014, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
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Ranked #24 of 30 Hotels in Bern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — ibis budget Bern Expo 1*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ibis budget Bern Expo is an economy hotel located opposite the BERNEXPO and is a short distance from the new Stade de Suisse football stadium and the National Equestrian Centre. The centre of the city is just 1.7 km from the hotel and the Bern-Belp International Airport is only 10 km away. The hotel has 102 comfortable rooms with air-cooling system, free Wi-Fi, pay parking and a restaurant nearby. Enjoy an economical stay on a weekend or during the week in Bern for two, with the family or in a group. ... more   less 
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