Located out in an up and coming suburban area of Bern, 3 stops on the S-Bahn from the Bern main train station, this area known as Westside is something out of the future. The hotel itself is literally 20 yards from the platform of the S-Bahn line and attached to a new higher end shopping mall (you do not even have to go outside to enter the mall - access directly off of the lobby) which offered a handful of restaurants as an alternative to the hotel. The hotels clean lines offer a somewhat sterile, yet futuristic feel. That feel is carried through to the interior which is completely spotless. The rooms were very comfortable (although the bright green accent color was a bit overwhelming) and had machined wood floors in the main room with a very modern tiled bathroom. Our view was out over an agricultural field with rolling green hills as far as the eyes could see, a very stark contrast to the ultra modern palette of the mixed use (residential/commercial) Westside community. The staff was friendly, the restaurant was nice (the entire main wall was a tribute to Tobler Chocolate, whose factory is located in the same area), and the complimentary breakfast had a great variety. The only drawback to this area is that it is a little sterile (no nightlife, not a "city area" to walk around in, all new, etc.), but due to that, it made for a VERY quiet place to sleep and is in an extremely safe neighborhood. Should you desire more of a nightlife, a trip into Bern is only about 12 minutes on the S-Bahn. Additionally, wi-fi is complimentary to guests. I would defintely recommend this to someone looking for a solid value for the money and wanting to experience a crisp, new hotel.
- 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