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Hotel National AG

Hirschengraben 24, Bern 3011, Switzerland
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Ranked #25 of 30 Hotels in Bern
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This establishment is centrally placed on a main street but, despite some noise from passing trams, the double glazing meant a quiet night. Reception is on the first floor but there is a cramped lift serving all levels. The rooms are small and somewhat spartanly furnished but adequate. Breakfast is served on the ground floor, buffet style and relatively comprehensive.... More 

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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in a great location, minutes from the train station and walking distance of everything that you would want to see in Bern. Rooms are clean and basic, walls are thin (we had very noisy neighbors). Breakfast is very large and tasty. What stood out to me was the great service! We had a snafu with our train... More 

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Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in the National for two nights as I was conducting a workshop nearby. The hotel has not parking but there's parking two blocks away (pay attention this can be a costly experience). Entering the hotel was a first surprise. The elevator was really antique but newly renovated. You feel like in an old movie when you close the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Located about a 5 min walk from the train station and about 15 mins into the centre of the old town. The hotel has a fairly old feel to it, however the room was surprisingly large, relatively comfortable (noise aside) and had tv and free wifi. I was on the 5th level and the lift only goes to level 4... More 

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Montagnola, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a good hotel, five minute walk from the train station and central to many sites. I am a light sleeper and was granted a quiet room location on the third floor facing a courtyard. By Swiss standards the room was large and the price was excellent compared to hotels in other large Swiss cities. WiFi worked fine and... More 

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Regina, Sk
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The National Hotel Bern, is a 5 minute walk with luggage from the train station, and a 10 minute walk to the clock tower. This hotel was central to what we needed to do in 'old, central' Bern. We stayed in room 501, right on the top floor. The elevator only goes to the 4th floor, you have to walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This friendly hotel is located in walking distance to the main railway station and the famous old town of Berne, Switzerland. However, the friendly staff cannot make up for the fact that this is a rather poor hotel in relation to guest rooms (I've stayed in a regular double room) and breakfast. Therefore, the price/performance ratio is limited. My double... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

It all depends on your standards & expectation, but for us it was the worst hotel that we have stayed in so far. The rooms are too tiny, smelly with little or no ventilation. Bedding was not comfortable at all. Elevator does not go further than the 3rd floor, so if you are staying here request for rooms on 2nd... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

t is what it is. A smaller, boutique hotel with an older style feel to it. It’s a good 15 minute walk from the station, so don’t believe what the hotel is written. I’d still give it 4 stars for what it’s worth as I liked the feel to the hotel and how warm every staff was. The only down... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Stayed in this hotel for 2 nights in July2014. Switzerland is expensive as are the hotels, although this hotel was on the cheaper end it was not worth the money. It is undergoing heavy construction at the moment which seriously impacts your stay, it should be closed to guests. Although the construction work was noted on my booking reference (booking.com)... More 

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