This hotel has an excellent location in the heart of downtown Thun. Sadly, that's about the only good thing I have to day about it.
The hotel does not provide free wi-fi in the rooms - Swisscom Public LAN has the contract for Wi-Fi, and it costs CHF 25 a day. The hotel does provide free ethernet (wired) internet connections in the rooms.
The hotel does not have any parking - you have to park in the public lot beside the hotel, and there is a charge for that as well. If you add the wi-fi fee and the parking fee to the room charges, it will cost you close to CHF 250 a night to stay here, which is far more than this hotel is worth, even by Swiss standards.
The architecture and decor of the hotel is very strange. Hallways and rooms are decorated in a very sparse, minimalist, industrial style, with exposed concrete walls in the rooms, steel desks and steel beds. Although I am sure that the architect thought this was very trendy, the overall impression the guest has is that they are staying in a jail or a detention center, rather than a hotel.
Breakfast was unimpressive, with a very small offering and no attention at all from the service staff, who were focused entirely on cleaning up. Check-out time is 10:30, which is quite early.
All in all, unimpressive, expensive, I would not go back nor would I recommend this hotel to others. Go find another hotel to sleep in, then come by this hotel to enjoy a coffee or a drink on the patio beside the river.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our historic, yet modern hotel is situated in an idyllic spot by the River Aare on the edge of the old town of Thun. 66 renovated modern rooms, 700m2 of professionally equipped seminar facilities and a creative kitchen offering speciality foods are brought to you in a refreshing manner by our young team. Although we are in the centre of town, peace and quiet are guaranteed since our rooms are on a little peninsular where all you hear are the gentle sounds of the River Aare. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Freienhof Swiss Quality Thun