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 The only suggestion I have for improvement of the property would be to replace the outdated room safes.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.
- 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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