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Hotel City am Bahnhof

Bubenbergplatz 7 3011 Berne, Bern 3011 Switzerland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#27 of 33 hotels in Bern
Welcome to the heart of Berne, Switzerland’s capital city. Our *** hotel is only a few steps away from the main railway station, Berne’s historic arcades and the Federal Houses of Parliament. City Hotel is the ideal choice for both business and holiday travellers, with cultural sites and shopping possibilities all within easy walking distance of our centrally located position. This charming hotel provides 58 generous rooms with a comfortable atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with bath or shower, radio, TV, telephone, hair-drier and a mini-bar. Quiet rooms available.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Wardrobe / closet
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
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Lucrezia wrote a review Nov 2019
London3 contributions
In itself the hotel is OK though could do with an update -- chipped furniture, glass rings on surfaces. It is close to station but not easy to find -- make for Schanze and the huge glass bus shelter. There was a big mess-up when I arrived, though -- told the reservation (made by Swiss colleagues) had been cancelled. Not fun at 10 pm in a city you don't know. I asked the receptionist what to do. 'Not my problem.' But I can't sleep on the street. 'Nothing to do with me.' Had they got a room? Yes. So why didn't they offer it to begin with? 'You're behaving as though this were my fault.' Result: made to pay rack rate before they would let me in. Maybe they cancelled the wrong room? Anyway, an awful experience. Avoid.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Traveled on business
Parvathy Chandrasekhar wrote a review Sep 2019
Dresden, Germany15 contributions18 helpful votes
Location is the best advantage for the hotel. it is very close to the train station. There are many restaurants nearby. Excellent tram and bus connections to other sights in Bern. The rooms are old but well maintained. The staff were very friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Traveled on business
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kleetampa wrote a review Aug 2019
Tampa, Florida902 contributions358 helpful votes
This is definitely an older hotel and a bit worn-down around the edges, but it is well maintained and clean, and it's in a great location in the Old Town, a couple blocks from the train station and across the street from the main tram & bus station. If you want a convenient hotel room with no frills, but that has the basics, this is a good choice. As you can see from the photos, the bathroom had been updated, and the room had a decent flat screen TV, a safe, a hot pot, a mini fridge, a hair dryer, decent lighting, and outlets near the bed for charging your phone at night. The shower was built into a bathtub and had a shower curtain that smelled a tiny bit like the early stages of mold. Unfortunately, I don't recall my room number, but my room faced away from the main street, so it was fairly quiet. Rooms facing the front street would get a fair amount of traffic noise. It was a relatively warm summer night, and there was no air conditioning, so I slept with the windows open until early morning, when the street noise started & the room had cooled down a bit. I didn't buy the optional breakfast, which seemed a bit pricey. There are several cafes and small stores around, so I found a less expensive breakfast nearby. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. After my morning checkout, they stored my luggage for me all day while I explored the city. One unusual note - there's no restroom in the lobby, so after you check out of your room, you don't have access to a hotel restroom. The staff directed me to a department store restroom right around the corner.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: As noted in my review, quieter rooms are on the back side, not facing the street.
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kimsatty wrote a review Jul 2019
Newport News, Virginia146 contributions44 helpful votes
Bern, City am Bahnhof Hotel Located across from the rail station on the street to the old town district. Tricky to find, but sign is on a vertical axis of the façade. Modern, clean, nicely appointed and the rooms have a lovely private balcony. Buffet is a bit thin, with no warm dishes (eggs, sausage, bacon, etc.) but enough to get one going on a busy day of sightseeing.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
RobertGVA wrote a review Jun 2019
Geneva, Switzerland138 contributions24 helpful votes
One night stay during the week. The rooms are oldish and worn, and could very much use a refurbishment. The mattress was also worn and saggy so the sleep wasn't very good. Shower was a bit useless with its erratic water pressure and temperature. We had a room on the back side so it was very quiet. We didn't try the breakfast they offer for 16 CHF. The location though is perfect, being right in front of the train station and with multiple tram and bus lines just outside the door. Would I stay again ? Not sure.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$130 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel City am Bahnhof
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel City am Bahnhof?
Nearby attractions include Federal Building (Bundeshaus) (0.2 miles), Bundesplatz (0.2 miles), and The Escape (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel City am Bahnhof?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel City am Bahnhof?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel City am Bahnhof?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel City am Bahnhof?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel City am Bahnhof?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mille Sens, Atarashii Sushi, and Luce.
Is Hotel City am Bahnhof located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Bern.
Are pets allowed at Hotel City am Bahnhof?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel City am Bahnhof?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel City am Bahnhof?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Zähringerbrunnen (0.5 miles), Mosesbrunnen (0.5 miles), and Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen (0.7 miles).
Does Hotel City am Bahnhof have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.