As all Accor hotels, excellent value for money, especially if you watch for special deals that are regularly offered by Accor. We could not believe that not only was the chap who checked us in not only efficient, as are all Swiss, but he was super friendly! Could not have been more helpful, offering us a free map of the city and also a little book on things to do in Bern. He then took the time to explain the public transport and wrote the tram and train numbers on our map. Our children were then offered a card game and wooden puzzle to amuse them, which they of course loved. As a young family who are used to walking we found it no problem at all to walk into Bern which took us about 20mins. I can highly recommend doing this as the views and photo opportunities are spectacular. You enter the city near the Bear pit so it is also great to stop to check out the magnificent new bear enclosure. Even tho it was cold there was one bear wandering around at this time. Just behind the old Bear pit is a tourist office and also a wonderful restaurant called the Tramdepot. As the name suggest this was an old tram depot that has been made into not only a restaurant serving delicious local fare but also a brewery! Those who are so inclined can sit and watch the beer brew! We had a wonderful meal here, and it was not terribly expensive! Mind you you have to keep in mind that this is Switzerland! Back to the hotel. Rooms are new so really clean and cleverly designed. it was nice to have a toilet separate to the bathroom, as those with children can well understand. The bathroom is small but serviceable, beds were smaller than those we had at the Novotel in Zurich but were more comfortable. A lovely surprise at check out was that as we had booked an executive room, our car parking was free! Wow! Would definitely recommend this hotel even tho it is not in the city center.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novotel Bern Expo is a 4 star hotel offering 112 non smoking rooms located opposite the BEA Bern Expo exhibition centre, the ice hockey stadium, the national horse riding centre and 200 m from the Stade de Suisse and the Zentrum Paul Klee. The tram runs from in front of the hotel to the old city in 7 minutes. The hotel features a restaurant, bar, internet corner and six meeting rooms, as well as facilities for guests with limited mobility, private pay parking and a fitness centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Bern Expo Hotel Bern
- Accor Bern Expo
- Bern Novotel