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The Bristol

Schauplatzgasse 10, Bern 3011 Switzerland
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#6 of 33 hotels in Bern
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Humour – and especially the British take on it – is our recipe for lifting you out of the gloom of the grey foggy weather of everyday life. At The Bristol in Bern, you will not only be able to recuperate physically, but also mentally. Jokes and humour make up our wellness packages for the mind. Meaning that after a lengthy meeting or day at a trade fair in the Swiss capital, you can quickly wind down and recharge your batteries (and even add the odd sharp-tongued comment to your repertoire) before your next long day of business.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
275Reviews9Q+A15Room tips
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Rachad D wrote a review Nov 2020
131 contributions120 helpful votes
The location of this hotel is top notch right across the train station in in the old town you also get a free transport bus with makes it so easy to visit a beautiful city of Bern. The hotel itself is modern and funky but it works well there’s a really nice lounge and the rooms are updated with the latest technologies such as a smart TV and a small iPad to control the room and order anything you would need. The rooms are really nice a bit small and a queen size bed for a strong man is quite small as well on the other hand there a bit lacking some amenities such as offering only one towel for the whole duration of the stay unless asked for Same with slippers and laundry bag but these are minor details. On the other For the price. I would’ve expected a better view but it’s fine Switzerland is known to be very expensive It is a great hotel highly recommended for a stay in Bern
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
ilovecorndogs wrote a review Nov 2020
Lausanne, Switzerland963 contributions446 helpful votes
I’ve stayed at 3-4 hotels in Bern - this is my favorite do far - it has spacious rooms, really comfy beds, great location - and the price is really good! Well done There isn’t really easy parking - so keep that in mind...
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
2 Helpful votes
Response from The Bristol Family, Guest Services / Front Office at The Bristol
Responded Nov 13, 2020
Dear ilovecorndogs, we understand the importance of great customer service and that this goes a long way in meeting our guest’s satisfaction. Thank you for so many kind compliments. We can't wait to have you back. Best Regards
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BGJ58 wrote a review Aug 2020
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom45 contributions15 helpful votes
I loved this hotel. Five minute walk from Bern main station, it is superbly located and a great, stylish modern hotel with terrific staff. I stayed two nights and had a great room with AC and modern facilities. The staff were very welcoming. I would go back to stay there every time. Excellent and well done to all.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from The Bristol Family, Guest Services / Front Office at The Bristol
Responded Nov 13, 2020
Dear BGJ58 Many Thanks for your review and feedback. We are thrilled to read your compliments on your recent experience and enjoyed our personal care. Once again thank you from all of us and see you soon at The Bristol Bern. Kind Regards
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Jill wrote a review Aug 2020
Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions1 helpful vote
Located steps away from Berne main train station. Have stayed for business trips and private stays in Berne alike, each time pleased to return and find same high quality of service. Rooms are impeccably clean, great water pressure in showers etc. Highly competent, authentically friendly and professional reception staff. They mirror true Swiss values and are worth highlighting! Thank you for the excellent stays, an more to come.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from The Bristol Family, Guest Services / Front Office at The Bristol
Responded Nov 13, 2020
Dear Valise_rouge Thank you for your excellent feedback. The team is glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and value your business in every possible manner. Thank you again for all your kind words. We are looking forward to your next visit Kind regards
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905 wrote a review Jun 2020
toronto113 contributions89 helpful votes
My sister and I stayed here for 2 nights, 2 twin beds. Having been to Bern many years ago on a student budget it was nice to switch it up and stay at the Bristol. This boutique hotel is a great choice for our visit to Bern. The Bristol made our stay a relaxing experience. Check in/out was fast and courteous and our room though compact, was well designed. We had a room on an upper floor that had a balcony that looked out into the street. It was great. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from Sandra Wehren, Geschäftsführer at The Bristol
Responded Jul 8, 2020
Dear 905 Thank you for your stay with us, as well as the lovely recommendation. We appreciate the time you spent writing these nice words. We hope to welcome you (and of course your sister) again soon! Best regards The Bristol Family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bristol
Which popular attractions are close to The Bristol?
Nearby attractions include Federal Building (Bundeshaus) (0.09 miles), Clock Tower - Zytglogge (0.2 miles), and Bundesplatz (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bristol?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Bristol?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Bristol?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bristol?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bristol?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mille Sens, Noumi, and Atarashii Sushi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bristol?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Bristol located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the center of Bern.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Bristol?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Bristol?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bristol?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.