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vancouver bc
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Bellevue Palace is similar to other old traditional hotels. The furnishings are lavish and overdone. Anyone who prefers a more modern minimal hotel will find this hotel over the top. Also the lobby is often full of businessmen and I didn't feel that comfortable as a woman walking through it. The staff were pleasant but more inclined to help... More 

Thank faughty
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the great pleasure to host an event at the Bellevue Palace last week and were more than impressed by the staff’s work professionalism and pride in their work. All the planning leading up to the event was done carefully and with a great sense of hospitality. The event itself was perfectly organised, despite the very tight schedule. The... More 

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New York
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150 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A grande dame of a hotel should be more than just a hotel. It should be create a social world. But if you are a tourist in this hotel, you might think twice. The main reason is that it is such a business-oriented establishment, located next to the government complex. The public areas were very hard to use, because they... More 

Thank GiuseppeNYC
Milford, NH
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99 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location cannot be beat and the service is a notch above the typical high Swiss standards. The bar is a beautifully paneled room with books, but does not have a stuffy "club" atmosphere. Bar staff was very attentive and helpful for wine and the wonderful bar menu of small plates. The chilled gazpacho and the smoked salmon bruschetta were... More 

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Sebastian M, Manager at BELLEVUE PALACE Bern, responded to this review

Dear BELLEVUE PALACE guest, We thank you very much for your great review about your visit at the BELLEVUE PALACE. It is a great pleasure for us to read that you appreciated our rooms, location, service and restaurant with view over the Aare. We are more than happy to share your wonderful words with all our employees. Such feedbacks are... More 

Bern, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at the Bellevue. Great service and hospitality, very personal welcome and get the feeling to be at home during my 5 days stay. "Good morning Mr Nutt", when i arrived at the breakfast buffet - well done !

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Sebastian M, Manager at BELLEVUE PALACE Bern, responded to this review

Dear BELLEVUE PALACE guest, Many thanks for your positive feedback and for your loyalty towards the BELLEVUE PALACE. We are excited that you have valued your stay as exceptional and that you felt comfortable and welcomed at the BELLEVUE PALACE. With pleasure, we will forward your encouraging words to our charming staff, since they are a great motivation to perform... More 

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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bellevue Palace is in such a wonderful location that it was easy to get just about anywhere we wanted to go. A mere block from the famous clock tower, a few blocks to the Bear Pitts. The shopping was very close by. But, the main thing was this beautiful hotel with a wonderfully friendly staff.

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Sebastian M, Manager at BELLEVUE PALACE Bern, responded to this review

Dear BELLEVUE PALACE guest, Thank you very much for your kind and positive feedback and for having chosen the BELLEVUE PALACE during your recent stay in Bern. We appreciate your time to inform us about your experiences with us. It is a great satisfaction for all of us that you enjoyed your stay and felt comfortable at the BELLEVUE PALACE.... More 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

This may be the most luxurious hotel I've ever stayed at -- and also quite possibly the best service. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous! Rooms are very large for European standards ... heck our room was even large for American standards. Wonderful comfy king-size bed, a rarity in Europe. Bathroom was very large, with a terrific shower. Lobby is like... More 

Thank Mikaman185
Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

One of the friendliest and most welcoming "Leading Hotels of the World", not only in Switzerland but worldwide. Spacious rooms, spectacular views, Swiss cleanliness, very friendly and helpful staff with the necess ary unobtrusiveness that is hard to find. The hotel is perfectly situated in the center of the old town. Personally I am also happy that there is the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Our Tauck River Cruise ended with two night stay at the Bellevue Palace in Bern. While it is a lovely hotel, we were terribly disappointed. We were assigned a handicapped room which we had not requested. It was, incidentally the smallest room on the floor. We had difficulty adjusting the temperature in the room - it was quite warm and... More 

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Sebastian M, Manager at BELLEVUE PALACE Bern, responded to this review

Dear BELLEVUE PALACE guest, Thank you for your recent visit to the BELLEVUE PALACE and for taking the time to tell us about your stay and experience. As already mentioned during your stay, we are very sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow us to express our sincerest apologies. Your feedback is very important and we... More 

Maitland, Florida
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Very, very nice hotel. We were able to check-in early. Nice size rooms and baths. Excellent service. Breakfast was just a bit above average and a bit below our expectations for such a highly rated hotel. I realize this is a European thing but I detest the covered bed quilts and no top sheet.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel of the Swiss government with a history extending back 150 years - The BELLEVUE PALACE is the only grand hotel in the heart of the capital. The magnificent salons, the grandiose vista of the Bernese Alps and the warm hospitality make this luxury hotel so unique. It has always been a meeting place for politicians and diplomats, it featured in John le Carre's spy novels, and it is also a casual meeting place for the whole of Berne. La BELLE VIE au BELLEVUE PALACE. ... more   less 

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Address: Kochergasse 3 - 5, Bern 3011, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Bellevue Palace)
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Price Range: $294 - $539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — BELLEVUE PALACE Bern 5*
Number of rooms: 128
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“Ask for a view of the Alps.”
 of 5 bubbles GiuseppeNYC, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Maybe ask for a room overlooking the river?”
 of 5 bubbles Mikaman185, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“A room with a view”
 of 5 bubbles portoferraio1, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“Must reserve a room with a river view”
 of 5 bubbles Ashley28806, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
“I don't think there are any bad views. We saw some of the rooms our friends stayed and they were all equally beautiful.”
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