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ibis budget Bern Expo
Ranked #25 of 30 Hotels in Bern
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“Good Value for Switzerland”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Ibis Budget is situated on the three top floors of the Accor building (shared with Ibis and Novotel)
It is served very frequently by tram 9. it’s very easy to get to the train station and to town.
The room was a typical ibis budget room, clean, had towels, soap, and tv.
The mornings were loud starting at 8, with the cleaning ladies chatting in the hallway and knocking on doors.
Overall good value.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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ETAPBERN, Manager at ibis budget Bern Expo, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Dear customer,

thank you very much for taking the time to send a comment to us after your stay.

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here in Bern and in our hotel.

best regards

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

accommodation is very hard to find in Bern so the Ibis Budget was a last minute find for me. Looks far out of city, but simple 10 minute (no change of tram needed) tram needed directly opposite hotel (see picture). The Ibis Budget shares the building with the Ibis (lower floors) and Novotel (other side of hotel) and has its own reception on level 1. staff very good and resolved any issues i had without fuss. the Ibis is at least 50 CHF cheaper than most hotels it seems so i had reservations, but it was as described. Although i thought breakfast was included, this was not the case so check your booking. Hotel corridor looks like something off a cruise ship but is nice and clean! room is very basic and looks like something from an ikea catalogue but was always immaculately kept and cleaned. single room is small by international standards, with shower door opening direct into room. has single tv with many channels (only CNN in english). wifi is free in the hotel (you get a coupon off the reception each day) and worked ok (although login every time). there is a computer in the lobby with free internet, as well as a pay phone, in the room there are no accessories aside from the TV, no fridge, no hairdryer, no iron. i did have troubles with my keycard on 2 out of 7 days, and had to go to reception to get it recoded which was slightly annoying. the hotel does not evidently have a gym. If you want supplies, you can bring them from the city, or Breitenrain (2 tram stops, 4 mins?) is the nearest stop i saw with a supermarket. There is a restaurant downstairs but i didnt eat there so can't comment. If you are attending a conference at the Bern expo this would clearly be the closest. For an event in the old city, i was pretty happy to have saved money on the hotel and catch a tram (2.5 CHF) each day. If i was travelling with someone who needed to stay in the hotel a lot, i would suggest spending more money and going elsewhere. if you are looking for a place to merely sleep and the occasional rest in the room, i think this is very good value and is exactly as described as a budget hotel kept and can recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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ETAPBERN, Manager at ibis budget Bern Expo, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
dear customer,

thank you very much for taking the time after your stay to let us know about your experiences and give this detailed information.

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and in Bern.

best regards

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

The hotel was not located in the city centre but it was not difficult to access. With the tram, it took only 7 minutes to the city centre. The service was very friendly and the rooms were very decent.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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ETAPBERN, Manager at ibis budget Bern Expo, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
dear customer,

thank you very much for taking the time after your stay to send this comment to us.
We will let know our staff about it as well. We all are working every day to let our guests feel comfortable during their stay.

best regards from Bern

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's a REAL budget hotel, the room is very small, but included everything, except the hair drier. You have go to receptionist to rent a hair drier, and after you check out, they will give you money back. The breakfast are fresh, nice mike and bread. The location also good, the tram station just opposite the hotel. The only weakness is the "shower" room quite small and "transparent", but if you don't mind then it won't be a big deal. and you MUST to know "DON'T try to open the window if you feel hot, even the room is completely Closed, no AC, but still don't open window, otherwise you will see SO MANY unbelievable flies in your room!!"
真的是"預算"飯店,房間很小,但是五臟俱全,該有的都有,除了吹風機要去跟櫃台付押金租用(退房時可以把押金拿回來),早餐很不錯,新鮮可口,牛奶香甜。交通也很方便,一班車可以直接到市區,當然也可以用走的。免費無線網路,期限24小時,過了可以再免費索取。唯一缺點就是浴室太小,且有點透明,洗澡時會讓人有點戰戰兢兢。其他大致上還不錯。最後值得注意的是:千萬不要打開窗戶,即使您覺得很熱,因為房間內沒有空調讓您轉換新鮮空氣,仍不要打開窗戶,當您一旦打開窗戶、您會看到"難以計數的飛蚊"飛進您的房間中!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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ETAPBERN, Manager at ibis budget Bern Expo, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear customer,

thank you very much for taking the time to write above comment after your stay in our hotel.
All information helps us to improve our service.

Looking forward to welcome you again soon.

best regards
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

The room was fine, the usual Ibis Budget setup; the location OK if you don't want to go for a wander (there isn't much around), no problems overall.

We weren't aware, however, that there was a (relatively high) charge for parking in the underground car park. We might have missed this when we booked, it's possible. Disappointingly, however, the Ibis Budget receptionist led us to believe it was free, and the Ibis receptionists we were sent to to 'just get our updated ticket' were rather rude in putting us in our places. They pointed out that the charge notification is visible on the machine when you come in and press a button to get your ticket. We went back to the entry machine and saw that indeed it was - if you took the trouble to get out of the car and walk around to the side of the machine that is invisible to you when you drive in.

Mainly due to the rude service received, would not go here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ETAPBERN, Manager at ibis budget Bern Expo, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear customer,

thank you very much for your comment about your experiences during your stay in our hotel.

Of course, the information about the parking fee should be very clear pronounced to our clients.
We do apologize for the less of information.

Nevertheless we hope to see you again here in the hotel ibis budget Bern during your next visit to Bern.

best regards
the team of the hotel ibis budget Bern
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed June 11, 2013


This hotel is located at the Bern-Expo, 10 minutes from downtown by tram. It is a very good option for Bern, where it is not always easy to find a hotel, especially during exhibitions. It is not fancy, but offers all you need for a few nights: free WIFI, covered paying parking, bar, etc. The rooms are small but functional. There is no restaurant, but one can either eat at the Novotel next door or use room service. Staff friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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ETAPBERN, Manager at ibis budget Bern Expo, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear customer,

thank you very much for taking the time to send the comment about your experiences during your stay in our hotel.
We are pleased you enjoyed it.

Looking forward to welcoming you again the next time you will visit Bern.

best regards
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is a good hotel if you are going to a concert, it's walking distance, not very expensive and clean. I wouldn't stay here long term but for one night it was good. We had a good nights sleep, the bed was very comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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ETAPBERN, Manager at ibis budget Bern Expo, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear customer,

thank you very much for your comment after your stay in our hotel.

best regards from the team of the hotel ibis budget Bern
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Property: ibis budget Bern Expo
Address: Guisanplatz 2-4, Bern 3014, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
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Ranked #25 of 30 Hotels in Bern
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Hotel Class:1 star — ibis budget Bern Expo 1*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ibis budget Bern Expo is an economy hotel located opposite the BERNEXPO and is a short distance from the new Stade de Suisse football stadium and the National Equestrian Centre. The centre of the city is just 1.7 km from the hotel and the Bern-Belp International Airport is only 10 km away. The hotel has 102 comfortable rooms with air-cooling system, free Wi-Fi, pay parking and a restaurant nearby. Enjoy an economical stay on a weekend or during the week in Bern for two, with the family or in a group. ... more   less 
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