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ibis Bulle La Gruyere
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Bulle
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Originally we wanted to stay in a bed & breakfast or tourist farm (or agritourism) in the area (Gruyeres and surroundings) because I like the idea about contributing to the local small economy (small entrepreneurs or common people like you or me) by staying in their businesses instead of enriching the already big companies or already well established hotels but after reading reviews about taking off the shoes before entering their houses, breakfast servings were one small cup of coffee or tea with no second servings and two slices of bread with only one flavor of marmalade (can you imagine an onion marmalade??), unattractive and basic rooms (not even the effort to try to make pretty the room), less than 5 minutes use of toilet and bathroom (in a share bathroom/toilet), thin mattresses, noisy springs and curfews I decided no way, let's go to this place that I know what's their product, their quality in any part in the world no matter if in Switzerland, France, South America or Asia.

The location is in a residential area of Bulle with some fields views and very close to the major highway between Vevey-Fribourg. Not so convenient if travelling with public transport, well the walking time from the train station to hotel is about 25 minutes... travelling with own car is fantastic (lots of parking spots) it served perfectly as base to our Gruyeres, Broc, Charmey, Lake Gruyeres visits.

Is a new building hotel, as can expect every room has the same size, same bed, same bathroom, same seating area, a window, a flat screen tv, in a few words an industrial product... toiletries are reduced to a multiple use single gel OK for face, hands, hair, body stuck on the wall... the buffet breakfast consists of cereals, fruits, croissants, slices of bread, marmalades, coffee, juice, tea, those classic for 15.00 francs... If want to avoid to spend that amount can go out to downtown to a boulangerie or croissanterie to have breakfast...

The reception is small but nice, lobby area lots of seating spaces since the only place of the hotel where wi-fi is available for free. Also this lobby is served as breakfast room (there is the breakfast buffet corner) complete with bar if somebody wants a drink, some shelves with some books if wanted to read, vending machines if wanted to buy chips or coke even wine.. also a smoking room.. very helpful and efficient staff.

Of course, I'm going to miss the local experience by staying in a bed & breakfast but after all is somebody's home and they have all the right to set their own rules but I'm a paying guest and willing to get services for my needs and after all being on holidays mean relax and enjoy...

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Here you are lucky. It is a brand new hotel, very clean and in a good location for a stopover. We stayed here a few nights to visit the lovely village of Gruyeres. You need a car as there is nothing in the surroundings of the hotel.
Take breakfast somewhere else. Do not waist your time in Bulle. This is really a dull city

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Very Clean, new hotel; very reasonable rates but expensive breakfast; very convenient for the area if you have a car (drive to a boulangerie to pick up breakfast); most of reception staff helpful and proficient in a lot of languages. Bring your own supplies if you don't like the shampoo-body wash combo.

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2  Thank LeahRachel
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank PaulMB_12
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

Just a one night stay in Bulle, but motel was fine. A bit spare, but was only needed for slepping not any exras or amenities. Rooms were small by American standards and we had to get 2 for our family of 4.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank unitedspots
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Address: chemin des Mosseires 81 | Chemin des Crets Fribourg, District La Gruyere, Bulle 1630, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Fribourg > La Gruyere > Bulle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Bulle
Price Range: $107 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — ibis Bulle La Gruyere 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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