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“Great location, cheap and clean rooms.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Marthahaus
Ranked #2 of 18 Bern B&B and Inns
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Easter Island, Chile
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116 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great location, cheap and clean rooms.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

I been in Bern for two days and enjoyed this Pension. Is a very clean place and my room was really beautiful with a nice view to the roofs and an indoor garden.
This place is just for sleep, if you found a place with a bar or parties with other guests you must go to another place, this place is quiet, and confortable after a long day walking in the Bern´s streets, swimming in the river and visit the parks. The Botanic garden, the train station and the river are near of the Pension, you don´t need take a tram or a bus, just walk and enjoy the city.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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84 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Worth, TX
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106 reviews
63 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore,MD
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 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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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Marthahaus

Property: 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 (per night): ₹ 6,200 - ₹ 12,004
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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