Excellent 1187 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The old town location is one of the best in Bern?
  • The Lyonnaise atmosphere and traditional menu at Jack’s Brasserie?
  • The Schweizerhof’s glamorous past — regulars included Liz Taylor and Grace Kelly?
  • Soft drinks and beer from the minibar are free
  • The new Lobby Bar
  • Extra deep Japanese-style bathtubs and Bulgari amenities?
  • Unchanged historic exterior has Juliet balconies
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • A city tax of approximately $4 per person per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout (the rate will change to $6 per person, per night from June 1 2014).
  • It's about an hour's drive to the nearest ski resorts Wengen and Adelboden in the Jungfrau region
  • The property reopened after a renovation in April 2011
  • Unlike most Swiss hotels, breakfast is not included?
  • Parking costs around $40 per day
  • Ask for a room facing the streets of Old Town
  • Pets are allowed for a fee
  • Handicap-accessible are available upon request


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Hotel Schweizerhof Bern, you’ll be centrally located in Bern, minutes from Bern Art Museum and Bundeshaus. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of French Church and Theater am Zytglogge.

Make yourself at home in one of the 99 guestrooms featuring minibars and espresso makers. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 43-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Planning an event in Bern? This hotel has 800 square feet (74 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge.

How to Get There

Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & THE SPA
Bahnhofplatz 11
Bern, 3001 Switzerland


5.0 Excellent 1187 Reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spotless hotel . Super service. Micheal the concierge is absolutely outstanding. He sorted train tickets, took us to the right platform and arranged for our bags to be held at a sister hotel while visiting Zürich. He’s the best in the business. I highly recommend this hotel.

Great Stay
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently happened to stay here for 4 nights. Slightly expensive but excellent service - room service, housekeeping and reception. Great care was taken to satisfy the hotel visitors. I would definitely stay here and recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful hotel with delightful staff. The room was amazingly comfortable with a fantastic bathroom. Room service food was great and breakfast was also great. Highly recommended to anybody who likes a bit of creature comfort.

Perfect choice in Bern
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the Hotel Schweizerhof was flawless. Service is excellent and the rooms are appointed in a stylish and comfortable fashion having been recently refurbished. The rooftop terrace is a perfect place for an apero or a drink with friends. Further the location of the hotel in the center of the city and just adjacent to the train station and shopping is extremely convenient. You can’t make a better choice when staying in Bern.

Lunch in the lobby bar
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled in not knowing anything about this place. Jack’s Brassiere looked welcoming from the sidewalk as I was walking by.

It’s near the main Bern train station so easy to find.

They are, according to the sweet and helpful maitre d'hotel, “famous” for their schnitzel, so I decided to give it a try.

The tables at Jack’s and the lobby bar were all reserved, but I was able to find a spot at the actual bar. The bartender Stephan and others were wonderful as you would expect in a 5-star/5-diamond hotel.

He even let me charge my iPhone while I was dining. 👍

I had Austrian-style potato salad with my schnitzel. Very traditional. I don’t usually eat meat, but I’m on vacation and no-one’s looking, so what the heck.

It was fun and, while I don’t plan to change my diet, I do recommend it if you’re into that sort of thing.

Worth a stop!