Very comfortable room. Queensize bad was outstanding. It's a rare case for a hotel where wc and bath-room are separated. Moreover the latter contains both, a bath and a shower which is very convenient. The planning and furniture are also very nice. The staff is very nice as well. Private parking at good price is also an advantage. Good value for money. Not the center of the city of course, but the connection by tram is very convenient. Suggest they make some kind of guide sign to their parking as it is not very big and you have a chance to miss the entrance easily.
Staff friendly, bed comfortable
Good location only 20 min walk to city center down a beautiful street overlooking the old city and river.
The location was great! It is outside of the city, which was great to keep us out of traffic and the rush of tourism. However, the walk to the city was not far, and on the way, was spectacular views of the city from on top of a hill. Hotel was typical Novotel; no surprises there. Paid parking is a bit expensive, so we were glad we were able to park our car and leave it as a way to minimize parking charges.
Excellent sized room, efficient check in, check out - very pleased Menu choice was not that great
Accomodatin standards, family friendly There is nothing not to like
Great breakfast. Tram stop directly opposite hotel which takes you straight into city centre. Quiet rooms Room was very very hotel with no air-conditioning and window that only opened 10cm
A clean place to sleep with a good shower. The TV system had only one English channel (CNN), though they advertised many more. The staff was unfriendly and could answer no questions (didn't know where movie theaters were, didn't know about the hotel's room service or restaurant hours, didn't know about the Internet connection, etc. etc.). The only food available was expensive and elaborate.
hotel staff is excellent, location is good: close to the historical part of the city, there was free underground parking during our stay no swimming pool
Great business hotel, right on the tram which in 10 min takes you into Bern, where you can connect to go anywhere in Switzerland. very clean and great staff. room carpet was stained, it is not in Bern city center, and there is nothing nearby for sight seeing, but these are easy to get over.
very good position, good staff.
Location, staff is nice , fair breakfast , fantastic bed bathroom a bit small , no wardrobe , crappy TV
Helpful and friendly staffs. Convenient location, both the old town and the train station are within easy reach. Good breakfast. Nothing.
Very nice breakfast, good central location across from train station.
Nice contemporary furnitue with relaxing colors internet access not convenient
Clean, direct access from underground parking to the hotel, comfortable bathroom although small Noicy and the room was too small, no minibar
It was a very clean hotel with pleasant staff. Centrally placed for the railway station and the centre of Berne
Access to Railway, and very quiet room, excellent desk. English spoken, a new building. Very convenient position.
Way over priced for what you get.
breakfast hotel furniture
service, style, class, location
The room and the view of Bern from the room was beautyfull The TV was without audio and the jet of water in the bathroom was poor. But probably is it not so normally.
view from the room
Friendly staff , spacious rooms , beautiful design. late breakfast, close to every point in the city missed a jaquzzi for relaxing after a long walk......
very comfortable luxurious hotel with easy access to the old town Bern.
The view from the terrace was really excellent and the room was worthy of 5-star. The location was unbeatable. I got the special offer which was reasonable and made me happy. But, I cannot afford the normal price.
The location is brilliant! It's just 10 min walk from the train station. All the attractions and restaurants of Bern are within walking distance. The staff is quite attentive. The rooms are spatious, and the view from the room is good. It was quet and clean there. There were technical problems with the TV receiver, which were not solved within 3 days of our stay there.
The restaurant is wonderful. The concierge most helpful. A beautiful building, great view of the Alps It is not your fault. Switzerland is very expensive for us from the US
We loved the view from our room, the quietness of the place, the room was spacious and tastefully arranged, the location is excellent, staff was extremely nice Not enough shampoo, bath gel and body lotion
This hotel merits its 5 star rating with top-notch staff, beautiful accommodations with lovely lake views and excellent location within easy walking distance of most major attractions. The cost of the breakfast buffet is very expensive. Finding a place for a reasonably priced breakfast in the area was difficult.
Hotel is part of a shopping center and gives access to a water center. Nice choice for the breakfast
Good service at the reception; proximity of shopping center & Bernaqua air conditionning not easy to set
The staff is nice and the French benefit is a free ticket for 2 1/2 hours of pleasure in the BernAqua spa. Connection to the centre of the city is good, just 8 minutes by train that goed frequently. Prefab boxes, noisy, small and definitely overprized. You have to find the hotel through a labyrinth in a underground parking garage. It do not understand the good review of other visitors. This is the first time that I felt misleaded by the review on Booking in 7 years!
It is located next to a shopping mall and we found it very convenient. For Japanese, it was another convenience to find a Ramen shop there! The room was also very clean and comfortable for us. If you do not need luxurious facilities, this hotel must be the best option at very reasonable price. We were really satisfied. Only disadvantage might be its location a few stations away from Bern startion.
Cleanliness of room. Cheap parking available. Languages spoken by reception staff. Reserved Queen-size bed but were given twins. Breakfast poor for the price (not American breakfast as advertised). Address did not appear on TomTom, so was very difficult to find.
Great location right in the most modern Shopping Center of Europe with an unbelievable Aqua Park with wellness facilities.
All in one shopping spa destination Knocking of door in the morning
The staff was very pleasant and helpful, willing to answer all questions. The room was comfortable & clean. Easy access to Train transportation.
Convenient access to city centre via train stop and bus station opposite. Shopping centre attached to the hotel with good range of shops and eating places. Cost of breakfast and garaging for car were not included in price. As it is used as a business base for many people who do not pay their own hotel expenses was therefore very expensive for tourists, ie us!
upon arrival they had a very nice and amusing jazz concert...good music and very nice "ambiance"...
I myself am in the hospitality sector, and my expectaions on a hotel on one of the main streets of Bern were the "regular touristic stuff", however the two concierges I dealt with, the front desk personel and the rest of the staff were more than friendly and helpful all the time.. For example, when we went to have breakfast 5 minutes after the buffet was supposed to close they did all for us to enjoy our teas ans latte capuccini as well as the full buffet (excellent pancakes and also the parmiggianio was great).
Wireless LAN The rooms I was in was a bit oldfashioned, and not suited for the business traveller (very small table to work on)
Proximity (5-10 mins walk) to all major Old Town attractions, shopping and transport as well as charming attempt at the true Belle Epoque style felt throughout the hotel and the rooms. Also a bowl of fruit and a welcome hand-written note from the owners was a nice touch. There is a nice and relaxed restaurant on the ground floor/terrace level which is very pleasant for a quiet coffee in the morning or late dinner/drinks in the evening. It is a boutique-style Old Town hotel but it does feel a little "tired" and is edging more towards the 3* rather than 4* hotel. Facilities are very basic, as is a very expensive (CFR 21) buffet breakfast and room cleaning service leaves a lot to be desired for. Room prices are comparable to other 4*-5* hotels in Bern but offer very poor value for money.
Friendly staff and good location Only one person of staff was working at reception and restaurant (at the same time)
The staff was very friendly & they upgraded us to a suite which was lovely
The Sunday evening concert
I enjoyed the good service and the friendly staff. However, the hotel is quite small with smallish rooms and a small stairway. The lift was useful to get the luggage up. The double glazed windows were needed to keep the street noise down. The room air became stuffy overnight. I liked the Art Deco room decor. Breakfast was expensive, but so was everything in Switzerland.
Really nice place, extremely kind staff.
I had visited the hotel in the 90s when it was a bijoux of beautiful original art nouveau antiques. Now it is ugly and full of second rate flea market objects. What a disappointment!
everything - Actually, we think you have under-rated the hotel in your website. it is fantastic and the staff are all very friendly, welcoming and very helpful. Hotel has great ambiance and location is great!!!
is not far away from the old city,can walk to the city center.very clean and the room is big with a bathroom have baconey! the deco is nice and beautiful.breakfast room has a good view.
No family rooms--we had to book two rooms, which was pricey.
Very helpful, very professional and friendly staff. We also enjoyed our breakfasts very much. A lovely atmosphere and nice, clean and cozy rooms.
helpful staff,clean,close to the city center, breakfast wasn't too good
professional staff, good size room with sitting area, pleasant 10min walk to city. would recommend for city visit stay, convenient free parking
It's proximity to the location of my business which was with the Universtiy Hospital of Bern. The room I was placed into was comfortable for 1 adult, 2 adults may have felt cramped.
Very clean, good value, close to places of interest No dislikes to mention
Feeling as if we were staying in a 5 star hotel when only classified as a 3 star We found the hotel met all our needs
We really enjoyed our room, large, clean and tastefully furnished and the friendliness of the staff.
Lovely room, helpful and friendly staff and lovely breakfast. Well located for the city. No English TV channel. bbc24 would have been good
good location, clean, freindly staff
The value for the money was quite good, at a two-star hotel, one cannot expect too much, but the room was fairly clean and the beds weren't too bad at all. The breakfast was quite good and the windows kept a lot of the street noise out. I was happy to find a city map and attraction guide in the room. The hotel wasn't a bad drive from the center of the city, although for walking it was way too far (about 3 miles). The shower was a bit moldy and the shower door was broken (but we did have plenty of hot water!!). I was really glad we were on the top floor as the wooden floorboards were extremely squeaky and I felt bad for the people under us. There was not abundent parking on the street, we got lucky finding a spot fairly close to the hotel.
good value for money, clean, large room, quiet
Spacious room wooden floor made sound whenever we walked around
distance to city center
Arabelle was a basic, clean and affordable hotel with minimum amenities. Situated in a mixed residential/retail quarter of Bern, it is 15 min walk from the old quarter and the botanical gardens. The european breakfast buffet had the usual breads, meats, cheeses, yogurts and cereals and a very welcome caffine machine. The room was somewhat dated in furnishings which would suggest the price was a little steep as I've stayed in simular hotels in Germany for about a third less cost.
1. good housekeeping, good breakfast, good facilities & reasonable price.
The staff was very present, nice and helpful.
Location: it is 10 minutes walk from Bern station. If it is indicated to go out from the university side's exit of the station it is very easy to find it. Breadfast is just OK but service person was friendly. According to the infromation on the web-site I believed that I could check in at 1:00p.m. We could but there was no receptionist.If you use this hotel several times and know this system there will be no problem.
Sentral beliggenhet. Praktiske rom hvor alt fungerte. bra Frokost. Ingen tng å klage over. Ingen støy Savnet mere grønnsaker til frokost og grovere brød
Smaklig minimalistisk innredet, mange fasiliteter, meget sentralt Nei
Very central position No porters to carry luggage
it is clean and well situated the carpeting of the stairs leading down from the 1st floor
Convenience to railway station No
Nice staff, clean room. Everything is reasonable It is not so easy for me to find the hotel.