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Reviewed 25 January 2016

I chose this hotel for the first night after my flight from the US, and needed somewhere centrally located where I could easily walk the city and then collapse into bed at an unnaturally early hour. This hotel had a great location, near the legislature (which has an awesome light and sound show in the evening) and across from the market area.

I didn't have particularly high expectations, but I found the room to be clean and large. It faced the street, but was not noisy (other than the sound and light show . . .). Breakfast is shared with the neighboring hotel, and was ample for a day of travel.

Staff was friendly and helpful, so this more than satisfied my requirements for the first night of a vacation.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled solo
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Thank JWm65
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

I stayed at this hotel while on business in Bern during July 2015. I would put the hotel in the budget range; while it offers good value for money in an expensive city, the rooms leave a lot to be desired. From misfit furniture to an uncomfortable bed, I would not choose to stay here again. That being said, the hotel staff were friendly and breakfast filled a gap each morning. The rooms on the road side have air conditioning so ask for one of those rooms if you prefer to relax with air con. It was unusually hot when I visited Bern and I had a room on the courtyard side of the hotel, which didn't have air conditioning - needless to say, I didn't sleep or rest well. Perhaps this would not have been so much of a problem had we not had a heat wave during my visit. To finish on a slightly more positive note, I found the hotel to be in a good location and within a short walk of a market and a promenade of restaurants. It is also possible to walk to a Lido and the river (approximately 20 minutes on foot) for a relaxing dip during your visit.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the street side if you want air conditioning.
  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled on business
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Thank Globetrotter_9607
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Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Excellent location, close to main train station and city center. The room is small but it is clean. The bed is too small for two persons and the pillows are very uncomfortable. Staff not very friendly during breakfast.

Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

It is very difficult to find a good 3 or 4 hotel in the centre of Berne for short stays. The Bären is no exception. While the staff at reception were friendly and the room was clean, the overall package was not good enough. Breakfast, decor, room size, bar service, bathroom were 2 star quality at best. Disappointing.

Stayed: November 2015, travelled on business
Thank Matthew T
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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

The room was impecable though you havr to like colors. Spacious with even a touch of modern furniture. Cool. Nice were the kettle and tea. The price goes ok. Did not try breakfast. The Team works well and service oriented.

Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank chrischi000007
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