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“Good location, nice hotel”
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Hotel Bristol
Ranked #16 of 30 Hotels in Bern
Kilburn
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good location, nice hotel”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

A good location, a short walk from the train station. Comfortable room with all mod cons. Staff friendly and helpful. Good location from which to take train journeys around Switzerland, and get around Bern.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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somerset
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great hotel, very helpful staff and very efficient air-conditioning!
Centrally placed near to the railway station but not on top of it!
Stayed here for 11 nights at end of July in a heat-wave. German not needed but the staff love it if you try!

Room Tip: we were on the 5th floor
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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116 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Spent 1 night in this hotel. The room was comfortable - nothing fancy, but was in good condition and was perfectly acceptable. A room on the 4th floor was great as it came with a little balcony. Opted for the street side as there was AC, and it was a very warm summer day, so that was probably a good decision. Breakfast, like the room, was perfectly acceptable but nothing fancy.

Easy walking access to the train station and the old part of Bern, which is beautiful!

Room Tip: Fourth Floor, street side is nice with a balcony, and has air conditioning if there in summer.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stayed here for one night on a recent trip. Location is great, right in the old town and a few minutes walk from the train station.

Rooms are fine, clean but with basic amenities. Breakfast is fine - different types of bread, cereals etc. Not much in the way of fresh fruit unfortunately.

Important in warm weather is to note that not all rooms have airconditioning, I think this mainly concerns the single rooms. Upon arrival we asked for a room with AC but there was not a single room available with AC. We decided to upgrade to a double room of which he had a few left with AC.

Also, in the morning the AC is switched off at 6 a.m., even when it's hot and muggy. The desk clerk explained that this is due to government regulations on saving energy.

Soundproofing is good - had a room facing the main street outside and never heard a thing.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Follow the directions to the "city" from the platform in the train station (Bahnhoftplatz). Look for the Loeb department store just past the large tram stop. Take the left in front of the Loeb and you will see the Best Western Flag (actually there are two Best Westerns within a few metres of each other and Bristol is the first one). Only stayed one night but it met my needs (close to train station and affordable and clean). Simple continental breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Zurich
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Been at the Bristol lately and found the location of the Hotel fantastic, only about 30 meters from the Swiss House of Parlament. The rooms are clean and tidy, you will find everything you need, but nothing more. Minibar is available at the distributor on the floor.
The noise during the night is impressive, you cannot sleep with open windows.
The breakfast is "reduced to the minimum" and could be enhanced with only a couple of products. The coffee quality is great!
Over all the hotel is find for 2 nights, but not for a week.

Room Tip: In the court, unless you wanna get drunk before you go to bed...:-)
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Great central location close to the train station, restaurants, and shopping. The front desk staff we dealt with was exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable. She helped us plan our excursions for the two days we were there. Rooms were nice and had great showers. Breakfast was just OK.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Bristol

Property: Hotel 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:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Bern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST WESTERN Hotel Bristol has a four star rating. It is situated in the heart of Berne -an Unesco World Culture Heritage city. It is ideally situated next to the main railway station and close to The House of Parliament. The main shopping area and other attractions, such as the Bernese Munster, the Zytglogge and the Bear Park are all within walking distance. The hotel has 92 non-smoking rooms, which are available as a single, double, twin or superior. All rooms provide comfortable accommodation whether on a business or leisure trip. All are equipped with a work place, free Wi Fi and TV (multilingual), bath or shower, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and a safe. The rooms facing the street are air conditioned. A buffet breakfast and welcoming drink are included in the room rate. And other free facilities are the residents' lounge, a sauna, fitness room and the use of bicycles-some of which are electric. The welcoming Baren Bar (in the sister hotel Baren) is popular with both residents and locals. Here you can enjoy a coffee or a wide selection of alcoholic drinks and it provides an excellent venue for a lunchtime meeting. A small function room can be hired for meetings or private parties and can accommodate up to 14 people. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bristol
Best Western Bern
Bern Best Western

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