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“A charming hotel with Swiss-chalet looks yet only a 10-minute drive from Bern’s city centre. Comfortably traditional, with spacious rooms and glorious views, its trump card is its quirky jazz-theme bedrooms - music and memorabilia - and basement jazz club.”

“A charming hotel with Swiss-chalet looks yet only a 10-minute drive from Bern’s city centre. Comfortably traditional, with spacious rooms and glorious views, its trump card is its quirky jazz-theme bedrooms - music and memorabilia - and basement jazz club.”

Hotel Review

You could be forgiven for thinking you’ve landed in an Alpine meadow. The hotel’s Swiss-chalet looks and wooded surrounds suggest you’re a long way from a bustling city. Yet it’s just 10 minutes to the centre of Bern, and there’s a bus-stop outside. So you get the peace of this semi-rural area and stunning views over the city and (on a clear day) the Alpine skyline beyond. The large rooms, most with huge windows, some with open beams, are comfortably traditional with thick pelmetted curtains, soft carpets, padded headboards and bright stripy sofas. All bathrooms have bath-tubs. But the real treat, is that half the rooms are jazz-themed. Named after international musicians - including Louis Armstrong, Dizzie Gillespie, Oscar Peterson - you’ll find photographs, letters, framed vinyls, LP covers, original scores and, in some cases, real instruments. Soft jazzy music plays quietly in the background, a refreshing change from international musak at breakfast, the latter - like dinner - taken in the wonderful, hexagonal-shaped dining room with its globe chandeliers, red banquettes and city views. Breakfast is beautifully presented - perhaps poached plums alongside excellent cheeses and meats, home-made preserves, and eggs how-you-like. Dinners are traditional French; maybe calf’s liver with Madeira sauce or perch and sour cream. There’s also a Pavilion café for lighter breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas. In the evening, head down to Marian’s, the darkly cosy basement jazz club; hugely popular with the Bernese for its visiting international jazz musicians. You could be in New York, London, Berlin… certainly not the Swiss countryside.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • The hotel's restaurant has received plenty of awards and Marian’s Jazz Room is its heart and soul.
  • Families
  • With mini-golf, billiards a games room and a whole park to run around there is plenty here for kids.
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Foodies
  • The hotel's restaurant has received plenty of awards and Marian’s Jazz Room is its heart and soul.
  • Families
  • With mini-golf, billiards a games room and a whole park to run around there is plenty here for kids.
  • Learning
  • The Einstein Museum and the Historical Museum of Bern are both eye opening visits.
  • Sights nearby
  • With its 64 metre high green dome The Federal Palace is a grandiose edifice.
  • Other Activities
  • Marian’s Jazz Room is known as one of the best jazz clubs in the world.
  • Local markets
  • Bern's Old Town is awash with markets and cafes.
  • Golf
  • The hotel's grounds include a mini golf course.
  • Lively
  • Family Suites
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Gourmet
  • Restaurant
  • Quirky
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Charming
  • Four poster beds
  • Free wifi

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Safe
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor dining
  • Meeting Room
  • Cots available
  • Billiard/pool table
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Games room
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • Disabled access
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Four poster beds
  • Wifi
  • Free wifi
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Learning
  • The Einstein Museum and the Historical Museum of Bern are both eye opening visits.
  • Sights nearby
  • With its 64 metre high green dome The Federal Palace is a grandiose edifice.
  • Other Activities
  • Marian’s Jazz Room is known as one of the best jazz clubs in the world.
  • Local markets
  • Bern's Old Town is awash with markets and cafes.
  • Golf
  • The hotel's grounds include a mini golf course.

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