We stayed 30th March 2011 after reading good reviews. Very impressed. Everyone gets a free visit into BernAqua for swimming, spa and sauna, at no charge, (except to pay for spa treatments); an excellent and fun place for relaxation. The pool complex is 2 minutes walk through the Westside shopping centre, which is attached to the hotel. Shopping is excellent and varied in there, with plenty of eating places and a supermarket . Outside the hotel door is a tram stop, trams take 20 minutes down into Bern City centre and go about every 10/12 minutes. Trains get there quicker, from the station right by the hotel, for about the same fare, 4 CHF each way. The hotel is in a lovely, quiet spot, with no noise from the motorway, which is just about 500metres away, and hidden away out of earshot. The motorway Junction is number 32 and easy to find. Parking; very reasonable rates; you can now park 100 m from the hotel, outside, next to the Shell garage, for 3 CHF for up to 11 hours, then 1 CHF per hour after that, or down in the underground car park under the hotel and shops for the same price. It doesn't matter where you park underground, though the hotel does have 42 spaces set aside for its guests, if you follow the "hotel" sign driving in to the car park, but all spaces are the same price. If you really want to save money, drive out of the car park within a few hours of arrival, and park again, and you will never pay more than 3 CHF. The rooms were very modern, clean and comfortable, free cookies on arrival at reception are lovely. If you think you may want breakfast, pay for it in the room rate in advance, as it always costs a lot more to pay for it at the hotel on the day. They have hot and cold buffet food at breakfast. Outside the hotel there is often a lovely smell - of warm chocolate from the Toblerone factory along the road!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With conference infrastructure, shopping mall and multiplex cinema, adventure water park complex with fitness center and spa, set in a unique architectural environment created by world renowned architect Daniel Liebeskind. This modern Hotel was built in 2008 and is with its 144 guest rooms and 11 meeting rooms part of the Westside Center Bern. The new urban destination on the outskirts of Bern. The hotel is easily accessible by public transports and by car. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Bern-Westside Hotel Bern