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Review of BELLEVUE PALACE Bern

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BELLEVUE PALACE Bern
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Bern
Certificate of Excellence
Malden, NL
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361 reviews
263 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
“Just excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

I was here two nights on a business trip in December 2011. I can only say: my stay was excellent from the beginning till the end. The service was outstanding, thinking about everything before I could even think about it myself. It is worthwhile to have a long breakfast eating quietly and enjoy the environment. The Christmas decorations in the lounge were fantastic. I had a spectacular view from my room on the river, the mountains and the old city. The hotel even provided a binocular in the room to have a closer look.
Of course the hotel is very expensive, but that is always in Switzerland. I read the reviews below and to update the information there: there was a very large brand new flat screen in my room and internet access in the room was fast and free.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

I have stayed here twice in the last four months for business. It is indeed quite expensive, but I find almost everything in Switzerland to be very costly compared to many other countries. Compared to the previous hotel I used in Bern six months ago, the room was huge, the desk space was adequate, internet connection was useful and the experience was lovely. The hotel staff are simply outstanding: at the front desk, in the restaurant and bars, and in housekeeping. This is a hotel for people who relish fine old hotels and exemplary service and are willing to pay for it. Unfortunately I have not yet found a good mid-price hotel in Bern that is adequate for the business traveler. $250 per night hotel rooms with bathrooms so small you can't turn around, tiny beds as hard as a rock, $35 per day internet charges and cigarette smoke pouring into the room are unfortunately the norm. The Hotel Bellevue Palace is an antidote for such dreary alternatives.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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178 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

We had booked another hotel online. When we got there, the lobby was uninviting, the room miniscule. We were able to cancel and started scrounging for a new hotel. We went to a second one, equally bad. Finally we decided to spend the money and stay at the Bellevue. What a wonderful decision! The room was large and very comfortable. We were so tired when we finally got into our room that we had dinner in their bar, which is a delightful room (and the dinner was delicious). Best of all was the concierge and front desk staff. They couldn't have been nicer, gave us tips and reserved dinner. Bern ended up being a very nice two days instead of the disaster that began our stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

The best hotel we have encountered during our driving trip around Switzerland. The truly 5-star service started right from the valet-parking upon our arrival. The room was spacious and fully equiped, although some personal, more intimate touch could have been applied to the decor. As it was the modern atmosphere of the room was in some dissonance with the elegant and belle epoque style of the common areas. The breakfast room was charming and the breakfast itself was quite satisfactory.

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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank elena076
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

Unless you are giving a corporate card a workover or have serious money you will find this place very expensive. However if you are visiting the beautiful city of Berne for a couple of days stay here and economize somewhere else on your trip. The rooms are a bit tired but we were upgraded to a suite so were a bit spoiled. The views however are glorious and breakfast or drinks on the terrace are memorable experiences (not so sure about dining there - some other good options in the old town eg Verdi

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Geewiz1948
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Property: BELLEVUE PALACE Bern
Address: Kochergasse 3 - 5, Bern 3011, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Bellevue Palace)
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bern
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bern
#2 Family Hotel in Bern
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bern
Price range (per night): $446 - $727
Hotel Class:5 star — BELLEVUE PALACE Bern 5*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel of the Swiss government with a history extending back 150 years - The BELLEVUE PALACE is the only grand hotel in the heart of the capital. The magnificent salons, the grandiose vista of the Bernese Alps and the warm hospitality make this luxury hotel so unique. It has always been a meeting place for politicians and diplomats, it featured in John le Carre's spy novels, and it is also a casual meeting place for the whole of Berne. La BELLE VIE au BELLEVUE PALACE. ... more   less 
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