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Hotel Fontana
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Twann
Munich, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
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“Finally a good accomodation close to...”
Reviewed September 27, 2010

Finally a good accomodation close to Biel!

I had almost given up on finding a decent place to stay at in Biel when I tried Hotel Fontana. Outside the hotel looks rather traditional but new owners are renovating it step by step. Got a brand new room overlooking the wine mountains, it was sober decorayed in white, grey and lilac, very tasteful without a lot of unnecessary decoration. Breakfast was in the main builing (not yet renovated but quite nice retro feeling to it) and was not overwhelming but ok. Service was all great, as well as the salad I had in the evening. Will definately come back!

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Reviewed October 1, 2006

We stayed here for two nights as part of a walking holiday. We were in the annexe, across the road from the reception and restaurant. I think there are some bedrooms in the main building, but I don't know what they're like.

Since we'd spent the previous night sleeping on hay in the loft of a cattle barn, almost anything would have seemed like luxury - but even taking that into account, the Fontana is fine. Rooms are all clean, beds are comfortable; French windows let out onto private balconies with views over the lake, to the mountains beyond.

(Strangely there seems to be a kind of low-budget "shadow" hotel in the back half of the building - this may be staff quarters, not sure.)

The ensuite bathroom suffered from that common complaint in continental hotels - no windows and no extractor fan.

The only real downside is that in between the hotel and the lake are a main road and a railway line, so don't expect idyllic peace and quiet. The same would be true of any waterfront hotel anywhere along this side of the lake, though. On the plus side, the railway station is only two minutes' walk from the hotel!

We had one dinner, which was perfectly adequate, and the breakfast buffet was fine (hint - you can get an egg for breakfast - but only if you stop a waiter and ask firmly for one). Again the restaurant looks out over the lake.

Twann is a picturesque village with a few shops and cafes, and a subway under the station takes you to a small lakeside park. Here you can join a cycleway that runs for miles by the lake to neighbouring villages. Behind the village, vineyards stretch up the hillside. A path from the village leads up through the rocky Twann gorge and into the Jura hills.

  • Stayed September 2006
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Property: Hotel Fontana
Address: Moos 10, Twann 2513, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Twann
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Twann
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fontana 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Fontana is a family owned hotel with a tradition of more than 70 years. The traditional building is hosting our restaurant and the reception and the newer building is hosting our 20 rooms.Wi-Fi is free of charge in both buildings and in every room.We are happy welcoming you in the picturesque vine growing village of Twann on Lake Biel. Our Restaurant is a meeting point for gourmet. We are serving regional and mediterranean fish and meat specialities and traditional Brasserie specialities together with a large choice of local wines.We can propose 20 rooms with ensuite bathrooms, equipped with a 26' LCD TV, minibar, safe, phone and hairdryer.14 rooms have a balcony with a view on Lake Biel and 6 rooms are on the opposite side with a lovely view at the vineyards. These newly built (year 2010) rooms are very quiet. ... more   less 
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