Good location, awful bed
Reviewed 16 September, 2021
Very good location, great shower and coffee pod machine on room. The bed was like quick sand, you sunk very deep, I managed 1 hour then had to resort to the chair. Breakfast was disappointing. Price was very expensive.
I did mention the bed situation on departure, which fell on deaf ears.
Bern is lovely, but pricey, I would choose a different hotel next time.
A Great Base for a City Break
Reviewed 17 August, 2021
During the August heatwave we spontaneously decided on a staycation in summertime Bern. The Bristol was available and the location with the Bundeshaus at one end of the street and the Hauptbahnhof at the other, looked perfect for a city break and it was.
The hotel isn’t big, but it has a great feel about it. Everyone was very nice to us, and nothing was too much trouble. The free soft drinks in the Minibar and the included Bern Public Transport Tickets were welcomed inclusions.
We took the breakfast option and it’s a decent spread of hot and cold food. In summer the breakfast room & bar spills out on to the pavement which made for a great atmosphere. The hotel doesn’t seem to offer food beyond breakfast, but the bar is open all day and there are 100s of restaurants nearby. There is also an honour bar on the 4th floor if you get caught short out of hours or don’t want to go downstairs.
Just be careful on room selection, they have many different sizes and small is small, especially the single rooms. We took a deluxe room, the only option at this time. It was tight for two of us but OK for just a few days and as we only had smaller carry-on bags, space was easier. On the plus side, the twin beds were great and the air-conditioning a godsend on 30C days. Our room faced the street, but the windows are well soundproofed. We saw reviewers’ comment on thin walls, but we heard nothing from our neighbours.
The English aspect, well it’s quirky touch. As an Englishman it was bemusing, but it was fun too. Thanks for having us!
Great city hotel
Reviewed 15 August, 2021
Had a great stay, friendly staff, modern bathroom (shower is well above the usual standard), comfy bed, centrally located, efficient check-in
Ticket for public transport in Bern was included in our package.
The Lovely Bristol
Reviewed 13 August, 2021
This is a wonderful hotel. The staff were so kind and helpful, we were extremely pleased with the service, the breakfast, the location around the corner from shops and restaurents. The room was spotless, plenty of hot showers, the lift was always available with a quick ride to the top. Only thing that could be improved was the air conditioning. We thought perhaps it was broken but it was not. We received a fan that helped a lot. Highly reccomend.
Great location and friendly staff
Reviewed 1 August, 2021
Great clean hotel located a couple of minutes from the Bern train station and ideal for exploring the old town and surrounding area. Super friendly staff, comfortable room and a nice buzz in the hotel bar. Definitely recommend as a great base to visit the city.