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Hotel Marthahaus
Ranked #2 of 18 Bern B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 July 2011

My last stop in Switzerland was a one-day in Bern. Being the capital city, finding an affordable place to live is difficult. Pension Marthahaus is a bit out of the way. From the Bahnhoff, take the bus line 20 and stop at Gewerbeschule. From there follow the signs to the hostel.

Pros:-
1. Breakfast is included! All the places I have stayed in so far charges for breakfast and at expensive CHF rates for very little. The breakfast spread is fantastic, containing egg, bread, jam/spreads and meat / cheese combination and assorted drinks. Made a great day better. Also the dining area is nicely decorated
2. Spacious bright room with balcony. With a clean wash basin in the room. The design was also pleasing to the eye. Also the bed was quite comfortable.
3. There are kitchen facilities but I didn't really explore as I didn't have much time
4. Friendly host!
5. 2 computers with free access to the internet. Forgot to check whether if it had wi-fi.
6. Great value for money as most hostels do not include breakfast

Cons:-
1. Inconvenient to get there with heavy luggage. It's a good 5 - 10 minutes walk from the nearest bus station at Gewerbeschule.
2. Not many shops around. This is in a residential area, unfortunately I didn't find any grocery stores near it. Do your shopping in Bern before coming back.
3. It's a bit out of the way. Being that it is not near Bern Old Town, thus is a bit inconvenient to just pop over to do some last minute shopping / sightseeing
4. Shared bathrooms. There are 2 bathrooms per landing but is not very inconvenient due to having the wash basin in the room.

I would recommend staying here... if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bern.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

On a return trip this June, I found the Marthahaus a little less outstanding--in part because it was much more crowded. Our room was smaller, or seemed so, but was still nicely furnished; the rate was higher, making this less a bargain. The trip in and out of the city seemed longer this trip, too--perhaps because of the weather. Will check on lodging closer to the old town on my next stay. Service was spotty at the front desk--an older lady who checked us in was very pleasant, despite having a long line of guests waiting. The younger woman who checked us out the next morning, however, was grumpy and un-helfpul. I'd give this stay 3 1/2 stars.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

This Hotel is located 3 bus stops from the train station. It was clean and neat but our smallest of the triple rooms so far. The interesting extras - free internet, kitchen priviledges with refrigerator storage and they sold snacks there. We had a balcony on a pretty courtyard. The down side was the squeaky floors - no quiet trips to the bathroom at night; the noises from the courtyard in the morning - cars leaving for work and the smoke wafting up through our window, no hair dryer. Unfortunately, though we were assured everyone respected each others' stuff in the fridge, our half-eaten cheese packages were taken.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

Very nice room The Hotel was a short walk from town center or the #7 bus and 2 stops. We liked it being in a residental area with a park nearby and local restaurants.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 January 2011

Coming from Interlakin, we were initially a bit unhappy to be back in a city, and Marthahouse looked a bit ordinary from the outside. We need not have worried. The room was lovely, with a courtyard view and good bed. The kitchen is very clean and well equipped for some self catering. Marthahouse is well located close to all the good bits of Berne, the staff are helpful if a bit reserved, and the breakfast is good.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Marthahaus

Address: Wyttenbachstrasse 22a, Bern 3013, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bern Mittelland District > Bern
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Bern
Price Range: ₹ 8,507 - ₹ 12,229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Marthahaus 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marthahaus Hotel offers you individually and very tastefully furnished rooms in a quiet residential area of Berne, near the centre, the main station, the BEA-Expo, the Stade de Suisse and the Postfinance Arena.A guest kitchen, wireless internet access are available free of charges! The Marthahaus serves a complimentary breakfast. Many restaurants can be found around the hotel.The staff of the Marthahaus is at your disposal 24 hours a day. ... more   less 
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