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“Excellent modern hotel with excellent links to city centre”

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Holiday Inn Bern-Westside
Ranked #8 of 30 Hotels in Bern
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Chorley, Lancs
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“Excellent modern hotel with excellent links to city centre”
Reviewed August 5, 2010

Lovely modern hotel on the outskirts of Bern. We had an Executive Room and booked an additional bed for our 6 year old for an extra 30CHF per night. The room was clean and spacious the only problem we had was geting the mini bar refilled. Breakfast plentiful a mixture of cold and hot items with an emphasis on breads, ham and cheese as we expected. The 2.5 hours per day free swimming at the Bern Aqua was fabulous and there are shops and restauarant in the Westside Cente adjacent. McDonalds and Migrs restaurant if your budget is tight. Trains into the city centre every 15 mins or so from outside the hotel which take about 7 mins, but rooms well insulated against the noise. There is also a bus link and signs of a tram connection under development.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 2, 2010

The hotel is exactly 7km from Bern center, but you get all what is needed to sleep well and make necessary shopping. Parking was for additional price. I found a place to park my car in the near of the hotel for 3 CHF for 11 hours.
There is a highway near the hotel, but you don't here the noise while window is closed.
It was difficult to find the hotel, as my navigation system didn't recognize new roads. If you find a route guide in hotels web page, maybe it is a good idea to print it ot.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Rigby, Idaho
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Reviewed June 27, 2010

I stayed here for 12 nights, as it was the best location I could find in Bern for an extended stay. Although it lacked a kitchen and other apartment-like long stay amenities, it suited my needs with a mini-bar in the king executive room I booked. The hotel was sparkling clean, modern, and well-maintained. Positives: The above mentioned, easy access, water center access, multiple shopping and restaurant choices, free internet. Negatives: My mini-bar was not always re-stocked promptly, expensive room rates.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed June 23, 2010

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights & 3 days during our trip to switzerland & we were happy with the services of the hotel...The staff was friendly and extremely helpful.... We enjoyed our trip to the fullest...

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2010

Hi,
stayed here for 2 days on a weekend trip to Switzerland.. Its a decent hotel little outside the city centre and has a big shopping complex attached to it.. I was supposedly upgraded to the next category room, but it didnt seem like anything better than the standard room or maybe I did'nt realise it ;)
Good for business travellers or those on award stays.. Nice place, but lil expesive in my opinion, but again it depends how much ahead we plan and the season we book in..

All in all a decent place to stay.. We did not have breakfast, but the spread seemed ok..

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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MC
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Reviewed May 25, 2010

I spent six nights in this hotel, it is very modern, clean and the staff is reliable; very well located, beautiful shopping center, good restaurants and so many swimming-pools (relaxation-SPA) in the same compound. I would recommend this Holiday Inn.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Germany
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Reviewed May 20, 2010

one of the best hotels of its class and for sure worth to stay there. not cheap but the price pays off by quality, nothing negative to say!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Holiday Inn Bern-Westside
Address: Riedbachstrasse 96, Bern 3027, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Bern
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bern
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Bern-Westside 4*
Number of rooms: 144
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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