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“A good stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Ibis Bern Expo
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Am Guisanplatz 4, Bern 3014, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #17 of 30 Hotels in Bern
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Pasadena, California
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16 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A good stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

This was a nice hotel. The rooms were nice and recently renovated. The hotel is located right next to a huge equestrian center and one of the main exhibition centers for Bern. The prices are less if there is not an event happening at the exhibition center. If there is an event on, the prices go up quite a bit. The parking is not free, and the Wifi cost money in the rooms (but it is free in the reception). There are actually three hotels in the same basic hotel building – Novotel, Ibis and Etap. They are all part of the same family of hotels called Accor. Ibis and Etap even share the same reception desk. One thing to also plan for is the “Tourist Tax”. All tourists (or non-Swiss nationals) have to pay a tax for each person for each night they stay in a hotel in Switzerland. Just be prepared for that. Otherwise, the staff were friendly so that was good. Overall it was a good stay.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2010

The hotel is located away from the historical center of Bern, but there's a tram station across the street. It is a short trip to the downtown, and very pleasant as well - you will cross the bridge and see the old town from a nice perspective. There's no breakfast included in the rate, but it is possible to have good food for breakfast in a baeckerei or konditorei downtown.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2009

Sometimes knowing what you will get can be reassuring. This hotel is much the same as all the other Ibis Hotels we've stayed in ... simple, clean, relatively comfortable but basic. In an expensive city like Bern it represents great value for money and is a good stopover for a night or two and is in a quiet area and the hotel itself seemed quiet too. But it's all about utility so isn't the place to choose for a romantic getaway or if you expect to spend a fair bit of time in the room. Everything you need for a decent stay though, although the number of tv channels is limited, there's no kettle and if you'd like a mini bar then you need to look elsewhere. Some staff were friendly and helpful, others less so, but all were polite. The weakest aspect is probably the breakfast which provides a pitiful choice and is certainly not worth the price - in this respect it was poorer than other Ibis Hotels we've previously stayed in. Don't be put off by the hotel location outside the city centre - it's right by the terminus (Guisanplatz) of tram line 9 and, as Bern is a very small city, it's only 10 mins from the city centre and the tram leaves from right outside the main railway station - just get a ticket from the machine at the tram stop.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manama, Bahrain
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

A Value for money hotel, nothing fancy but good service, clean Room, the only thing missing was a kettle !!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2007

This is really just your standard Ibis Hotel. The bathroom consists of a prefabricated shell and the furniture is fairly basic. However, it is clean, comfortable and right opposite the end of the tram line which takes you straight into the centre of Bern. It is also very good value for Switzerland.

However, I would not want to stay more than a few days here as there is no ambience at all.

  • Liked — Convenience and cleanliness.
  • Disliked — A little too basic and no atmosphere.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Ansbach, Germany
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2007

A friend and I stayed at the Ibis Bern Expo while visiting Switzerland. The hotel is nice and new and a good value. It's a two star hotel, so don't expect room service or a mini-bar, but we didn't come to Bern to stay in a hotel and just needed a clean place to lay our heads and the Ibis delivered.

  • Liked — Cost and Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Expensive Internet Service
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2007

This hotel is in the same building with Novotel and Etap hotel. Ibis is the middle range among the three. The scenery from the window was excellent. Our room faced the mountain, and we could see the snows on the top of the mountain. Transportation was convenient. From Bern HBF, take a tram to Guisanplatz (yellow line on the map). It took about 15 minutes. The tram stop is the last stop opposite the hotel! Great, isn't it!

  • Liked — price
  • Disliked — price
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Am Guisanplatz 4, Bern 3014, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Bern
#12 Business Hotel in Bern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ibis Bern Expo 2*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The recently completed Ibis Bern Expo hotel is located opposite the BEA Bern Expo centre and not far from the new Wankdorf football stadium and the National Equestrian Centre. The centre of the city is just 1.5 Km from the hotel and the Bern Belp International Airport is only 10 km away. Book one of our 96 airconditioned rooms and benefit from the amenities on offer, including a 24 hour bar, wireless Internet access and private undercover pay parking. Restaurants can be found nearby the hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ibis Bern Expo Hotel Bern
Accor Bern Expo

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