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The Bristol
Ranked #19 of 30 Hotels in Bern
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Better than a regular Best Western. Terrific location, less than five minutes walking to the train station. Walking distance from the main Bernese attractions. The room is large, comfortable, silent and has a nice bathroom. Free Breakfast, free WiFi to as many devices as you'd like. Complimentary apples on the lobby and also free electrical bikes. The staff is great.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Bern was our last stop after 2 weeks in France and Switzerland. We stayed in this hotel from October 10th to 12th.
Location was just excellent, there is an escalator from the train station that enable you easy access to the Hotel. Its hardly 15 minutes from the train platform to the Hotel.
Check in was a breeze. Service is very welcoming. The Hotel has a free wifi service..The rooms are kept brilliantly well and spacious. Bathroom a little small but quite common in Swirzerland. Breakfast was good..just simple but good enough for us.
The rooms facing the mains street does get a little noisy at night and early morning. Otherwise location is just excellent. Reception is very helpful with any help we need including restaurants etc. Perfect for a short stay in Bern. I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

The location is great – In about one minute you are in the center of everything
As most of the people we park the car at the "Casino" underground parking which is a about 5 minutes' walk from the hotel.
The service was excellent – during Check-in, Check-out and between the hotel team was
very nice and helpful.
The Room was modern, comfortable and clean. The room was at the rear and very quiet.
Breakfast was very nice and even though I am vegetarian I had nice selection. We were using also the hotel free of charge Wi Fi,
We would like to come back!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We stayed here for 1 night before flying out of Zurich the next morning. Good location right by train station and close to old town and restaurants, efficient check-in and check-out, free wifi a great plus, clean rooms.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We have stayed at this hotel for 6 nights & we were quite happy about the choice.
The hotel is very well located. Very close to the train station, very close to old town area with lots of dining options around it as well.
The breakfast was included in our rate & it's not so big, however you would find most common items on the buffet. I liked that they offer free Wi-Fi in the rooms & you may also rent their complimentary cycles. Check in & check out were very smooth. Room was very spacious & way above our expectations (compared to the previous trips around Europe). The only thing that i can point out is that it's not very sound proof, so you may hear people banging doors early in the mornings or late at night. We also had difficulty adjusting to the pillows offered in the rooms. I am not too sure if they have alternative pillows as we did not bother about it, however the pillows were too soft for our preference. The shower is clean & the water pressure is very good.
We also got complimentary welcome drinks upon arrival & used them on our last night in a neighbouring bar.
The hotel does not have a pool, however they do have gym.
Overall, i was very happy & would deffinitely come back to this hotel as well.

Room Tip: We have stayed on the 2nd floor facing the street. The rooms was nice.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Located in the heart of Bern and just a short walk from the Main Railway Station, this is a great hotel. Everything in Switzerland is expensive but this hotel is good value.

Breakfast was included in our rate and perfect - not the most comprehensive selection but everything you need when you're travelling.

The room was large and well appointed. Air conditioning worked well. Beds were very comfortable and the room was quiet.

I left my iPhone charger there and the staff were happy to send it on (I offered to pay and they just charged me the postage).

Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the street side are air conditioned and quiet due to the double glazing so if you're tr...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Even before I arrived, service and attention of all the staff was excellent. I had contacted them before my arrival and email was answered in less than 12 hours. From the moment of arrival, staff was very attentive and helpful in all respects. Every request was attended to immediately.

Room was modern and impeccably clean, as all Swiss hotels are, and totally efficient; surprisingly quiet, even with a window on the street--this is a limited traffic street, mostly pedestrian. Great location in the old town; two minute walk to the train station, trams.

Breakfast and internet are included, so even though room rates seem high, it is a better value in the end. Good buffet selection available: yogurt, eggs, fresh bread (amazing croissants), cheeses, cold meats, cereals, fruit, etc.

Stayed here five nights, and never regretted my choice. I have been to Bern many times and this was by far the best hotel experience there!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Bristol

Address: Schauplatzgasse 10, Bern 3011, Switzerland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel Bristol)
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Bern
Price Range: $189 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Humour – and especially the British take on it – is our recipe for lifting you out of the gloom of the grey foggy weather of everyday life. At The Bristol in Bern, you will not only be able to recuperate physically, but also mentally. Jokes and humour make up our wellness packages for the mind. Meaning that after a lengthy meeting or day at a trade fair in the Swiss capital, you can quickly wind down and recharge your batteries (and even add the odd sharp-tongued comment to your repertoire) before your next long day of business. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bristol
Best Western Bern
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