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“Simple hotel close to Fribourg Station” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Alpha
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Fribourg
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Simple hotel close to Fribourg Station”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

It was recommended by my colleague and it indeed turned out to be a good choice. It is about 300 m walk from the station and is reasonably priced. The surroundings area is quiet and I had good sleep. Unfortunately I could not stay for long since it was fully booked for the second night. I would recommend that you reserve it in advance.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We booked this hotel due to its convenient location and the general aspect of the rooms and in fact, this were its best features.
Room is quite big for our european standards and also modern, however, the views are awful.
Breakfast was really poor but the service was good, we met there a spanish maid that was very kind and willing to help.
Parking is quite creepy, but we cannot ask more for the price we paid...

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

Had a random visit to Fribourg and ended up staying in this hotel .

Only a 5min walk from Fribourg main station

Had a nice room . Lovely big bathroom with a nice shower . Comfy bed . Room complete with a sofa and table / desk etc. all very clean .

The wifi worked well

Nice welcoming by the staff

Breakfast wasn't included unfortunately

Worth a stay if in the area

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Germany
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203 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

I don't know if the renovations are still underway for some rooms or areas of the hotel but we didn't see (or smell) any evidence of it. From the entryway, reception area and intimate restaurant to the room itself, the hotel is beautiful!

After spending over 24 hours on trains from Sweden with almost no sleep, my husband and I arrived in the early morning on the day we were scheduled to check in. Staff welcomed us to order breakfast or enjoy their buffet breakfast in their beautifully laid out but very comfortable dining area with several over-sized chairs at a corner table. The furnishings are very tasteful, as are the full place settings they change with every meal (definitely more fancy than we're used to). They hurriedly readied a room for us that had already been vacated so we could check in a couple of hours before their normal check in time. We were exhausted and starving when we arrived, and we really appreciated their exceptional customer service.

We stayed at the hotel for 3 days, and staff continued to treat us like royalty. I particularly loved their granola cereal with chocolate chunks and their coffee. We had daily continental breakfast, which was included in the room price and was a variety of cereals, fresh croissants and spreads, fresh fruit, yoghurt, tasty Villars coffee, juices, cheese, etc. Staff directed us on a map to the store where they buy the coffee, as well as a couple of other sites, and also drafted a list of restaurants and addresses they recommended.

The room itself was immaculately clean, freshly painted with tasteful modern style, and the bed was very comfortable. Another favorite was the shower stall with vertical jets like a jacuzzi.

The hotel is in a nice location just a few minutes' walk from several tourist attractions worth seeing, including the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in one direction, the river Sarine and Maigrauge Abbey in another, and the train station just up the street.

We appreciated the multilingual staff, and several members spoke English well.

With the luxurious atmosphere and royal treatment, we didn't want to leave the hotel!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

A very good deal in Fribourg! Hotels tend to be very expensive in Switzerland, and this one is quite reasonable. Very modern, clean, design really ok, comfortable. The staff is super friendly and helpful, and make it very clear that they are available if you need anything. Not completely central but still well located, you will get around without difficulties. Slept very well. If you are not looking for an amazing hotel experience, but just a calm nice place to stay and rest for a fair price, this might be it.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Nenagh, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

The hotel itself is very nice and price performance ratio is acceptable. Rooms are comfortable and ours was oriented to a calm street. Bath gives a plenty of space and looks very nice. I am obsessed with having enough light in there which was ok. Staff is very nice. They're young and passionate to help and when asked for they give a good advice how to get around. Parking gives one a hard time to reach for the first time but the other time it is simple. Only problem I observed was rather poor breakfast - croissant, butter, youghurt, coffee, toast and juice. That was quite a disappointment considered we wanted and paid for a buffet breakfast.

Room Tip: Get a room not opposite to fast food piza shop as youngsters gather around.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Suva, Fiji
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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

Occupying two floors of a building a few blocks walk from the Fribourg train station, the room they put me in (an upgrade due to being fully booked to #301, a suite) was very well appointed, modern, comfortable, and clean.

Judging by the older reviews, the renovation was recent and much needed. They are still renovating the restaurant, so breakfast is served on a train to the rooms - yoghurt, OJ, tea/coffee, fruit, two croissants and two pieces toast. Plenty of other restaurants in the area.

Very good and friendly service at the reception, easy free wifi access. Little noise from outside, just from other doors in the corridor.

In sum, a convenient business hotel, well priced, no touristic charm but within strolling distance of the old city, and just a 10 minute walk from the science campus (Perolles) of the University of Fribourg.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Property: Hotel Alpha
Address: rue du Simplon 13, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Fribourg > Fribourg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Fribourg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alpha 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 3-star hotel in the centre of Fribourg is only 400 metres from the train station. Hotel Alpha features an a la carte restaurant, parking garage and offers free Wi-Fi. The rooms at Hotel Alpha all have cable TV and a bathroom with hairdryer. You can request massages at the reception for surcharge. Fribourg's historic Old Town and the university campus are only a short walk away from the Alpha Hotel. The A12 motorway can be reached in a 5-minute drive. ... more   less 
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