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“warm welcome and helpful but hotel feels like a hostel!”

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Hotel Restaurant Jardin
Ranked #16 of 30 Hotels in Bern
south africa
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“warm welcome and helpful but hotel feels like a hostel!”
Reviewed January 3, 2010

The hotel is located a bit far from the old town (but a nice walk or tram is there) and has free car park which a big plus given the parking is quite restricted near the old town. We were received with a warm welcome by the hotel owner, and he was real helpful with things to do and where to go. But the 3 star hotel unfortunately does not match the friendliness of the reception, it feels more like a run down hostel. The TV was like a collector TV, and the remote didn't work for the volume, the bathroom was decorated in the 60s (water was warm though, no prob there). One can hear everything too, no sound insulation and we were woken up by kids running in the hallway. This hotel is definitely not one for a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank francie2000
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Jardin1, Owner at Hotel Restaurant Jardin, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
in the meantime these photos are more the 2 years old - time is runnig and these tv''s are in tv-heaven since longer... :-)
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Reviewed July 20, 2008

Basic but adequate. Large room with equally large ensuite but very dated furniture and fittings. Breakfast was average. Car parking was free and tram into city was about five minutes away. It was raining for the two days we were there and so we felt the omission of a lounge or bar or tea/coffeee facilities. I would rate this hotel more a two star than three.

  • Liked — ease of location to city centre
  • Disliked — Charmless!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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1 Thank marie anne gavin
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Creston, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2007

Having been to Bern before we decided to stay away from the train station for a change and so a short tram ride got us to the quiet neighbourhood of the Hotel Jardin. You can only use Swiis coins in the ticket machines and the hotel is in the first fare zone and from the stop it is only a short walk. Check in is pleasant and the chap will assist you with local info. The rooms are clean, nothing real fancy but spacious enough for two and the local area is pleasant. Breakfast just average and the ladies serving quite nice. Their onsite restaurant was too stuffy and smoky for us so we went down the street and found a great Italian place. I think that overall this hotel might be best if you are driving but don't let the tram ride put you off as it is very easy. We based ourselves in Bern as I wanted to explore certain areas in this part of Switzerland and so after spending the first day settling and walking around Bern we gathered our day packs next morning and set off to explore. Our Swiss friends have for some time been insisting we visit Neuchatel and Murten so we hopped on the train and had a glorious day tramping around the Neuchatel city and lakeshore. Next we backtracked to the medieval town of Murten and we found it to be just an amazing and beautifully preserved place. We then caught a regio train for the short hop to the Roman town of Avenches where we spent the rest of a sunny afternoon wandering through all the old Roman ruins. This town is a must see if you are in the area. We retreated back to Bern, rested up and got back on the train next day to Montreaux and spent several hours inside the Castle of Chillon. This is another must see and there is lots more all within a short distance from Bern. We spent three nights in the Hotel Jardin and it was not enough as you need a week at least to get the feel of this beautiful city and area. If you are really moving fast you might want to stay near the train station though. But then, why would you want to move fast? On to Strasbourg, France..........................................

  • Liked — being away from the busy downtown this trip
  • Disliked — smoky and very stuffy restaurant
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Portland, OR, USA
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Reviewed September 29, 2005

This is a modest, but very well maintained, neighborhood hotel. On-site restaurant is convenient and reasonably-priced, and the food is not bad. The tram to old town is about 2 blocks away, and walking to old town takes about 20 - 30 minutes and can be done through the town's rose garden park and its outstanding views of old town. The owners and staff were exceptionally courteous and helpful. Included breakfast was typically light, but perfectly OK. Free parking, although there were not many spots so this could be unavailable in the high season. It's a two-storey climb to the reception desk (elevator from there to rooms), so if you have lots of heavy luggage, beware. The street in front of the hotel is busier during the day than the hotel advertising would lead you to think, but it pretty much clears out and and becomes very quiet by bed time. Overall, a very good choice on a budget.

  • Stayed September 2005
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2005

This hotel is in a quiet location, with a nice size room and modern bathroom. Too bad it didn't have air conditioning as it was quite warm in Bern. The gentleman at the front desk was very nice and helpful. Parking is just around the corner in their parking lot and the hotel is only a 20 minute walk from downtown Bern. Around the corner are 2 supermarkets.

Would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2005
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11 Thank FranceAlways
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Property: Hotel Restaurant Jardin
Address: Militaerstrasse 38 | 3014 Berne, Bern 3014, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Bern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Restaurant Jardin 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel-Restaurant Jardin, Berne, Switzerland Welcome - you are exactly right here! Your city-hotel in Berne, quiet located and yet near to the historic old-town and the centre. A few minutes from the fairgrounds BernExpo, the sports stadiums, from "Rosengarten" and the bear-park. Spacy rooms, all with private bath/shower/wc, hair-dryer, desk, telephone, safe, cable-tv, clock radio and W-LAN. In our hotel you also find a restaurant, banquet and conference rooms and a summer terrace. We are able to offer a limited number of car parking spaces. We also do have free tickets for bus or tram for our guests ...Simply "your home - away from home" ... more   less 
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