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“For the price and city, not bad” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Isola Bern

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Hotel Isola Bern
Niesenweg 10, Bern 3012, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #30 of 30 Hotels in Bern
Lugano, Switzerland
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“For the price and city, not bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2009

The hotels in Bern are very expensive and the city is really lacking nice, mid-priced hotels. That said, this hotel was one of the cheaper hotels (though not actually so cheap, we paid around 180CHF/double room). The building and rooms are quite outdated, but it was easy to get our key although we came when the reception was closed (they have something like a key-vending machine where we entered the code they gave us). The rooms were clean though and it was quiet (but only with the window closed as it is near the train tracks are nearby and it is loud).

I did, however, quite liked the breakfast, which was included in the room price. I was surprised to see they serve an organic breakfast and although the selection was small: granolas, yogurts, fresh fruit, pastries, bread, and cheeses. But everything was very tasty and the fresh bread they had was fantastic. The staff were also very friendly.

The hotel is also located about a 5-10min walk from the train station in a quiet neighborhood close to some of the other university buildings and the hospital (inselspital) area. They have wireless internet, but there are charges to use it.

For just one night, I would recommend this hotel over the other hotels I have tried so far in the city at a similar price.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

This hotel is NOT what they are claiming to be on their website. We've booked an apartment with a kitchenette - it turned out it didn't even have a microwave! Very small rooms, extremely outdated furniture, no blow dryer (you can get one at the reception though), no iron, nothing. And all this for the price of 220 CH/night!!
Internet connection is a total disaster, you have to buy a ticket at the reception - 10 CH for one hour.

On the bright sight -the personnel speaks good English and the neighborhood is rather nice and very green.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Niesenweg 10, Bern 3012, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
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Ranked #30 of 30 Hotels in Bern
Number of rooms: 40
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