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Hotel des Arts
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Neuchatel
Reviewed 2 July 2013

I had returned to the Hotel des Arts in Neuchâtel because of its central location and its proximity to the funicular railway leading up to the station. It´s popular, and the only room available was a more expensive "suite". My experience with their suites had been that they were simply larger rooms, capable of sleeping three, with a pull-out sofa.

On the sixth floor, they have at least one more luxurious room (607), with better furniture and a very smart bathroom with bath / spa and rain-room style shower. And to 607 I was told I had received an upgrade.

It had been a summer day, and as I entered I was surprised (not) to see a ventilator on full blast. It was 7.30pm but the room was still very hot - and there´s no A/C. Fortunately, the windows open and I could get some cooler evening air in, but during a hot summer day, I can´t imagine anyone staying inside there for long voluntarily. Unless, of course, they turn on the cold water and sit in the shower. Perhaps that´s why it has a seat ....

Room Tip: Avoid the 6th floor under the roof in summer
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Room is clean. We were given a room on the first floor in a corner closest to the city and it is extremely loud day and night. The worst hotel I have ever stayed at regarding noise control. Wifi comes and goes, not reliable.No toiletries, just had a soap dispenser by the sink and in the shower. No fridge in room. Room is spacious for European standards. Would not stay here again

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

I recently stayed one night at the Hotel des Arts and I was given a room on the sixth floor. Only when I got to the lift, did I see that the sixth floor was the top floor and my room was literally just under the roof. The room was very very spacious with a marvellous bathroom (a shower which had every possible feature and a massage bath). The whole room was very very nice. I would definitely stay there again. I common with all hotels in Neuchatel, it wasn't exactly low cost but it was a very nice experience. Breakfast was simple but also very nice.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Thank salthound
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

The hotel is in the city within short walks to the lake and downtown. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are simple but clean. Nothing fancy but good to stay. WiFi is for free with good access in the room. The only real drawback is the breakfast. The food is ok, but not much choice and a very small breakfast room.
If you are looking for a simple clean hotel it is fine.

Room Tip: I was in the fourth floor 406. To the street, but it was not noise with closed doors. Maybe differnt...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

This is quite common hotel, 5 minutes on foot from the old center.
Clean, basic rooms, xonfortable bed, tv, no fidge, small bathrooms.
Breakfast was OK, but no eggs.
If possible, ask for a room on the 6th floor facing the city - for nicer view.
If you have to stay a day or two, this hotel would be quite OK.

Room Tip: To get to the hotel from the railway station, just take the funicular which is on the right hand sid...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 November 2012

This 3 star hotel is one of my fall back options, when the Alpes et Lac Hotel near the station is full. For the those looking for rustic or olde-world charm, this is not the place for you. It´s in a 20th century appartment and shop block, situated at the edge of the Jardin Anglais. The lake is a short walk away, and the hotel is perhaps 100m away from the furnicular railway which leads to the mainline station.
My double room was modern, but simple, with a clean, functional bathroom, and a reasonable bed. There was a desk to work from. No frills. Breakfast was fine - but again no frills, but nothing to complain about.
One issue might be the noise from the street, which I could hear from 6am onwards. There must be rooms at the back, but I didn´t have one of these. Ask when you book.

Room Tip: Ask for room NOT facing the street.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

I was here in Neuchatel for a meeting by the Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique and I really appreciated my staying in this hotel, a pitty that I could stay there only for a couple of days, Neuchatel is an amazing place, with a great view on the lake and the Alps. The rooms were very clean, and the price was fair (125 S.FR. including tax); good and various breakfast in the morning, I appreciated the excellent marmelades and teas.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Address: rue J. -L.-de- Pourtales 3, Neuchatel 2000, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Neuchatel > Neuchatel
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Neuchatel
Price Range: £79 - £220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Arts 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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