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Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz

4.0 out of 5.0

Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is simple yet you can get anything you need.

Welcoming and courteous staff. Very accommodating. Very convenient location. Walking distance from main rail station. Room was clean and comfortable. A few noisy partygoers outside in the early morning hours, not terrible. Hotel itself was very quiet.

Excellent hotel in a great location. The only drawback was that there wasn’t any air conditioning in the room. However, this wasn’t a problem since the windows opened wide and the fan cooled the room quickly.

Very friendly staff and all were fluent in English

After much research, and based on reviews, we chose this hotel for our 2 day stay in Bern. It is just one block from the Train station and conveniently located to all major sites, within easy walking distance. Hotel staff was wonderfully friendly and helpful. Room was well equipped, WIFI worked well and bathroom was clean and well maintained. Breakfast was intimate (this is not a big American-style hotel), with really good selections. I would very much recommend this hotel (It's a Best Western) to anyone visiting Bern!

Room was small but very clean. There was no air conditioning, but we were provided with a small oscillating fan. The windows opened onto the courtyard so that we could let in fresh air with virtually no noise. Breakfast was very good. The location could hardly have been better for us, a leisurely five minute walk from the train station & and a block from the Baeren Platz & Parliament Building. Given that Switzerland is unavoidably expensive, this place represents reasonably good value.

Excellent middle priced hotel, right in the centre of Bern; walk out the door and turn left and you're in front on the parliament, turn right, and shopping arcades abound. Walk to the park and look up to see snowy alps... the hotel is competent in the best sense of the word... not too fancy, not too plain. As Goldilocks said, "just right." Breakfast is excellent, you get a free drink at the bar when you check in, but there is no restaurant so ranking dining is not appropriate.

Staff was friendly. Hotel was clean. Every space was small; but OK. Two rooms were good, two rooms were bad. The toilet in one room didn't work for several days. Phone system was bad. One room didn't have the AC we were guaranteed. Hotel was in a great location. It's a shame the hotel pictures were just that; not the real thing...

My wife and I stayed here one night and toured Bern. The location is excellent, right in the center of the old town. The staff was very friendly and professional. The room was spotless and had modern decor. The bathroom was also very clean. This room did not face the street and did not have air conditioning, as is the case in many swiss hotels. However, we opened the window at night to let in the cool evening air. The buffet breakfast was excellent. The bar in the lobby is nice and we received a free drink voucher on arrival. The only downside to this hotel is the parking options. You can pull up to the door to load/unload but the nearest parking area was the Casino garage a couple blocks away. It was about 26F to park for a day.

Rooms where great and very clean, Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The location was superb. Couldn't have found a better place to stay and the local people were awesome. Even got to see the soccor finals with the local fans which added to a great experience

Nice comfortable hotel

The hotel was in a great location, breakfast was fine, the staff were very helpful.

Schauplatzgasse 4 Bern BE

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament) and Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm)
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Old City of Bern, Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz is adjacent to Bundeshaus (Swiss Parliament) and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Clock Tower (Zeitglockenturm). This 67-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center.


Dining

Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, free bottled water, and a safe.


Property features

Guests of Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz enjoy features like a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, securing valuables, and luggage storage. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple / Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Comfort Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Classic Room, 1 Twin Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz

Everyone (5) Business (1) Couples (2) Family (2) Friends (2)
4
Everyone

The hotel is simple yet you can get anything you need.

By , from Hong Kong on Jul 31, 2018

4

nice hotel convenient location

Everyone

Welcoming and courteous staff. Very accommodating. Very convenient location. Walking distance from main rail station. Room was clean and comfortable. A few noisy partygoers outside in the early morning hours, not terrible. Hotel itself was very quiet.

By on Jul 1, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 27, 2018

Dear Rebecca, thank you for this great review. I will pass on the compliment to the team. We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with your stay at the Hotel Bären am Bundesplatz. Kind regards Carla Tichelli & Bären-Team

5

great hotel in a great location!

Everyone

Excellent hotel in a great location. The only drawback was that there wasn’t any air conditioning in the room. However, this wasn’t a problem since the windows opened wide and the fan cooled the room quickly.

By on Jun 6, 2018

5
Everyone

Very friendly staff and all were fluent in English

By on May 23, 2018

Review comment responded on May 23, 2018

Thank you for this review and your visit. Kind regards Bären-Team

5

great hotel close to train station and easy access

Everyone
Front of Hotel Hotel Room

After much research, and based on reviews, we chose this hotel for our 2 day stay in Bern. It is just one block from the Train station and conveniently located to all major sites, within easy walking distance. Hotel staff was wonderfully friendly and helpful. Room was well equipped, WIFI worked well and bathroom was clean and well maintained. Breakfast was intimate (this is not a big American-style hotel), with really good selections. I would very much recommend this hotel (It's a Best Western) to anyone visiting Bern!

By , from New Bern, NC USA on Apr 28, 2016

4

double room at hotel baeren, bern

GetawayWithFriends

Room was small but very clean. There was no air conditioning, but we were provided with a small oscillating fan. The windows opened onto the courtyard so that we could let in fresh air with virtually no noise. Breakfast was very good. The location could hardly have been better for us, a leisurely five minute walk from the train station & and a block from the Baeren Platz & Parliament Building. Given that Switzerland is unavoidably expensive, this place represents reasonably good value.

By on Oct 13, 2011

4

right at home in the center of bern

BusinessTravelers

Excellent middle priced hotel, right in the centre of Bern; walk out the door and turn left and you're in front on the parliament, turn right, and shopping arcades abound. Walk to the park and look up to see snowy alps... the hotel is competent in the best sense of the word... not too fancy, not too plain. As Goldilocks said, "just right." Breakfast is excellent, you get a free drink at the bar when you check in, but there is no restaurant so ranking dining is not appropriate.

By on Oct 2, 2010

2

not what we expected or were told.

Families

Staff was friendly. Hotel was clean. Every space was small; but OK. Two rooms were good, two rooms were bad. The toilet in one room didn't work for several days. Phone system was bad. One room didn't have the AC we were guaranteed. Hotel was in a great location. It's a shame the hotel pictures were just that; not the real thing...

By on Jul 27, 2010

4

clean, central, and curteous staff

Couples

My wife and I stayed here one night and toured Bern. The location is excellent, right in the center of the old town. The staff was very friendly and professional. The room was spotless and had modern decor. The bathroom was also very clean. This room did not face the street and did not have air conditioning, as is the case in many swiss hotels. However, we opened the window at night to let in the cool evening air. The buffet breakfast was excellent. The bar in the lobby is nice and we received a free drink voucher on arrival. The only downside to this hotel is the parking options. You can pull up to the door to load/unload but the nearest parking area was the Casino garage a couple blocks away. It was about 26F to park for a day.

By on Jul 14, 2009

5

bern great time

GetawayWithFriends

Rooms where great and very clean, Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The location was superb. Couldn't have found a better place to stay and the local people were awesome. Even got to see the soccor finals with the local fans which added to a great experience

By on Jun 19, 2009

Hotel Bären Am Bundesplatz

Schauplatzgasse 4, Bern, BE 3011