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Hotel Alpenblick
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kasernenstrasse 29, Bern 3013, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Bern
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“Lived Up to Its Reviews”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Along with friends, we stayed here for two nights at the end of July. As others have said, the location was perfect and convenient, but quiet, and the room was spotless. The underground parking was convenient at 14 CHF per day. Our room overlooked a park and was located on the shady side of the building. Since there was no AC, this made it a little cooler vs. our friends' room across the hall that heated up in the afternoon sun. The bed was very comfortable and the front desk gladly supplied an extra pillows on request.

We were impressed with the breakfast selections, included in the room rate. Although I'm not a coffee drinker, I tried the coffee machine here and found the brew delicious. We actually ended up eating all our meals at the hotel restaurant and/or its biergarten, as the prices seemed reasonable for Switzerland and we didn't have to spend valuable time searching for places to eat. It had local charm in that a small group of retirees from the neighborhood were met in the restaurant for a card game when we were there on a Monday afternoon.

Near the tram stop, a short walk away, there was a UBS bank, where we exchanged currency, and two supermarkets, Migros and Coop, good for picking up supplies such as water, appetizers and wine for happy hour.

All of the staff were gracious and eager to assist us with local knowledge. The only suggestion I have for improvement of the property would be to replace the outdated room safes. Ours was awkwardly bolted to the floor under a shelf and access to it required checking out a cumbersome key with a hefty lost-key deposit, rather than simply setting a code, as is done at other hotels.

We would certainly stay here again if we were lucky enough to revisit Bern.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Alpenblick, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Carla,
We are delighted to read such a lovely review, thank you! We appreciate the time taken such a detailled and honest feedback and we take note of your valuable input.
We are happy when our guests are, so it would be a pleasure for us to welcomeing you soon again at the Alpenblick Hotel, whenever you visit Bern and Switzerland again.
Have a good time and see you.
Your Alpenblick Team
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Everything is perfect. The reception staff are friendly, kind and helpful.
My room was lovely, light and airy and clean and bottled water was provided every day.
Bathroom was perfect.
There are lounges with easy chairs on the first and second floors and in the first floor lounge there is a library and tea and coffee making facilities. I frequently made coffee and either took it to my room or out into the garden.
Very pleasant to sit out in the garden either fully out in the open air or under the huge awning.
Dining room lovely and breakfasts fabulous with lots of choice.
Free fresh fruit in lobby plus cold drink from samovar.
Easy and quick to get into town by either :
walking through the rose garden or
walk 5 minutes to bus stop, catch bus number seven, which takes about 7 minutes to get into town centre.
Lovely reproduction photos throughout hotel of old Bern and of Alpine climbing history.
I disagree with other reviewers, who considered it expensive - I researched a lot of hotels on various internet sites and this is definitely one of the least expensive and, I think, excellent value for money.
If I ever go to Bern again I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Alpenblick, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear Wendy,
Thank you so much for your excellent review! We appreciate it and we read it with great pleasure. Thanks for all the described details and facts about your stay at the Alpenblick hotel, it's a huge help for future guests to make the right decision where to stay at.
We are pleased to hear that you were happy with our services and the price-performance ratio.
See you soon again at our place, we are looking forward to it!
Your Alpenblick Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The Alpenblick Hotel has successfully been refurbished recently. The hotel is centrally located and in a quiet neighborhood. Access to public transport is convenient. The rooms are small but well equipped and clean. The breakfast buffet is rich and fresh. The staff is very friendly and competent.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Alpenblick, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your lovely comment! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and will forward your compliments to the team. We hope to welcome you again in future.
Kind regards
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

It's a very modest looking hotel in a quiet part of town. The rooms are comfortable and clean. For a family of four we had a very large suite with a sliding door between the rooms.No frills, just well run and efficient. They have no AC but were happy to bring up a pedestal fan.

Breakfast room is very Swiss---cosy wooden booths with a lovely old world atmosphere. Breakfast was plentiful, hearty breads, delicious cheeses, meats, fruit, etc. Loved the Espresso machine.

Desk staff were friendly and helpful, providing us with a superb walking tour of Bern starting at the hotel. The walk took us from the hotel, to the Rose Garden with fabulous view, on to the bears, and then the magnificent old town.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Alpenblick, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your comment! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and will forward your compliments to the team. We hope to welcome you and your family again in future!
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Basel, Switzerland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed at the Alpenblick,Bern from 7th to 8th September. The Hotel is located in a quite area not to closed from downtown Bern, but only a 20 minutes walking separate you from the city. If walking is not your style do not worry, near by you will find buses and trams stops connecting you anywhere in Bern. The reception staff were very friendly and always ready to help us with our questions any time of the day. The room was comfortable and clean. As I cannot eat products with gluten, I have previously asked for a gluten free breakfast. I was really surprised when instead of the usual two gluten free toasts I was presented with a full basket with a different selection of gluten free breads just hot from the oven.The rest of the breakfast was also exceptionally good. A super Hotel to stayed and relax

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Alpenblick, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your lovely comment and your compliments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and will make sure to forward your compliments to the team. We hope to welcome you again in future!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Hotel Alpenblick is located away from Bern town centre. However, we chose this hotel because it was near the motorcycle hire shop. It made sense for us stay there for the night in order to be able to get there in the morning to start our motorbike tour. But don’t let the location put you off. It is not hard to get into town when you can walk for 5 minutes to get to the bus stop, and it takes less than 15 minutes to get to the centre of Bern. Being in a residential area, there isn’t much outside noise which is good for us as we’re light sleepers. The room itself is fine for a night’s stay. Although a bit on the small side, it is modern, clean and comfortable. The Wifi is free and the signal is strong enough to be used in the room. The staff are very friendly and helpful whenever we approach them. As for breakfast, it has the usual cold meats, breads and coffee/tea/hot chocolate. It is a shame we did not get to try the restaurant in the hotel as we’ve read good reviews about it. All in all, there was nothing bad about this hotel and we would not hesitate to stay here again if we should ever come back to Bern.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Alpenblick, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your lovely comment! We appreciate your detailed feedback and are happy to hear that you had a nice stay at our hotel! We will make sure to forward your compliments to the team and hope to welcome you again in future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Alpenblick, Bern from 24th to 28th July. The hotel is very well located and only a few stops by tram to the city centre and railway station. The hotel is at walking distance to the rose garden and bear park. The hotel has very helpful staff and serves a good continental breakfast.

It was hot on the day we reached Bern so we were given a fan which made the stay quite comfortable. Overall, it was a nice experience with nothing to complain about.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your lovely comment! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and will forward your compliments to the team. We hope to welcome you again soon!
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Address: Kasernenstrasse 29, Bern 3013, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Bern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alpenblick 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This centrally located family-run hotel offers comfortable accommodations with free Internet access in Bern's quiet residential area, minutes from the center of town.The tram station is a short walk from the Alpenblick and has direct access to Bern's Train Station.You can relax in the hotel's indoor garden or on the charming terrace and enjoy culinary delights in the restaurant. The hotel also has a banquet hall. ... more   less 
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