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BELLEVUE PALACE Bern
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Bern
Certificate of Excellence
chicago
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67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed September 14, 2011

We loved our stay in this hotel. The public rooms are very beautiful. The room was nice, if a little in need of an update. The bathroom was very nice. The restaurant terrace is great - we enjoyed having breakfast in the sunshine overlooking the Aare. The location is very convienient to all of the sites of Bern.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2011

Nice hotel, nice service, perfectly located next to the Swiss parliament. Rooms are ok, but i would have expected a flat screen TV for the price. We also like the gourmet restaurant very much. plenty of space and privacy with a nice service

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2011

Beautiful hotel, situated in the centre of Bern overlooking the river and close enough to walk everywhere. Very clean and lovely staff. Rooms were very big and comfortable. Would highly recommend staying at this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Chicago
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2011

This was a wonderful hotel with gorgeous public rooms and wonderful guestrooms. It was a beautiful room (no view), wonderful bathroom. Two things I have to agree with a previous writer on is the lack of free wifi -- a per minute charge in these days -- and the teeny-tiny tv. They even had an elaborate system with tv channels from all over the world. However, it was really tedious and grueling to use, and the old tube-tv was hard to see. It is unfortunate and frustrating since there were so many channels available. We spent three weeks in Europe, and this was the only hotel without a flat screen tv, although it was the most expensive.
The room had wonderful closets and a great, modern bathroom. The desk staff was awesome....friendly yet professional.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Wilmette, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2011

Overall, a beautiful hotel in a beautiful location. We had rooms on the 4th floor overlooking the Aare and the river. Very spacious, very nice bathrooms, all possible amenities, couldn't ask for more. Great breakfast buffet, included in our rate. Very little negative things to say about this place. Very good. Two small points though. We had a room with a very old-fashioned tube TV which was also very small. Almost impossible to watch from your bed, considering the nice size of the room. A hotel in this range should have nice, flat screen TV, no excuses. Other thing is that I also believe 5* hotels should have free wifi somewhere in the building (doesn't have to be every single room though it would be nice and even make sense as well), whether it's the lobby, or some other central point but with certain prices you cannot charge per minute internet anymore. It's that simple. Other than that, can't fault this place and definitely the best place in Bern.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2011

First location to be - beautiful view! But this is all you truly will be satisfied with. Room charge is very expensive (breakfast not included), you even have to pay per minute for a wifi conection. Room service and food quAlity however was good.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2011

I can't say enough about the warm, professional assistance that was offered by the entire staff of the Bellevue during our recent stay. The hotel offers the perfect location from which to explore Bern. We invited my in-laws for Sunday brunch on the Terrasse and with a view of the Aare, we lingered for 2 hours over the wonderful food, coffee and gorgeous vista of the river and hills beyond. We've stayed here several times - once with a river view and once in a room facing the street. Obviously the river view was quieter, but both were equally well appointed. The bathrooms are perfect and the bedding is crisp and dreamy. But the strength of the Bellevue is its people who strike the difficult balance between making this 5-start feel at once exclusive and utterly welcoming.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Property: BELLEVUE PALACE Bern
Address: Kochergasse 3 - 5, Bern 3011, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Bellevue Palace)
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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 ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bern
#2 Family Hotel in Bern
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bern
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — BELLEVUE PALACE Bern 5*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel of the Swiss government with a history extending back 150 years - The BELLEVUE PALACE is the only grand hotel in the heart of the capital. The magnificent salons, the grandiose vista of the Bernese Alps and the warm hospitality make this luxury hotel so unique. It has always been a meeting place for politicians and diplomats, it featured in John le Carre's spy novels, and it is also a casual meeting place for the whole of Berne. La BELLE VIE au BELLEVUE PALACE. ... more   less 
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