The Bristol

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Standard Single Room, 1 Queen Bed | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
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Deluxe Double Room | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Standard Single Room, 1 Queen Bed | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Bristol

The Bristol

4.0 star property
4-star Bern hotel with restaurant, connected to the convention centre

9.0/10 Superb

604 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
Schauplatzgasse 10, Bern, 3011
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old City of Bern
  • Wankdorf Stadium - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Bern (BRN-Belp) - 23 min drive
  • Bern Station - 5 min walk
  • Koeniz Wabern bei Bern Station - 10 min drive
  • Munsingen Station - 15 min drive

About this property

The Bristol

4-star hotel in the heart of Old City of Bern
Take advantage of a terrace, an art gallery on site and a shopping centre on site at The Bristol. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities such as hiking/biking. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), free bike hire and a 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services, tour/ticket information and a lift
  • Free newspapers, smoke-free property and co-working spaces
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the central location
Room features
All 100 rooms offer comforts, such as premium bedding and iPads, in addition to thoughtful touches, such as pillow menu and air conditioning. Guest reviews highly rate the overall comfort rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Daily housekeeping, desks and phones


English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 100 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 6:30 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 7 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Shopping

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Co-working spaces


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free bike hire


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness centre
  • Art gallery on site
  • Designer shops on site
  • Shopping centre on site


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Swedish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPad
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 5.30 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 6 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue
  • Fitness facilities
  • Front desk
  • Meeting facilities
  • Laundry facilities


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 20 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Bristol Hotel Bern
Bristol Bern
The Bristol Bern
The Bristol Hotel
Best Western Bern
Bern Best Western
The Bristol Hotel Bern

Frequently asked questions

Does The Bristol offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Bristol does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Bristol?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Bristol?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of CHF 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at The Bristol?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at The Bristol.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Bristol?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing is available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Bristol?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Jackpot Spielcasino Bern (7-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Bristol and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as cycling and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. The Bristol also has a fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near The Bristol?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Molino (3-min walk), Jack's Brasserie (3-min walk) and Kleine Schanze (3-min walk).
What's the area around The Bristol like?
The Bristol is in Old City of Bern, a short 5-minute walk from Bern Station and 2 minutes' walk from Federal Palace. Travellers say that the local area is very central perfect for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome Location and Awesome hotel !!
Great location, great staff and great services!!
Vikalp, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best Hotel and Staff
Hector, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jacquelynn, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Roland, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Deepen, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved it
Great location, awesome staff, gorgeous room with great amenities although a little warm for us.
Gillian A, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice place and convenient, walking distance to train station and old town. I would stay here again
Luc, 3-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Don't stay during a festival.
We were in Bern for one night and chose to stay at the Bristol. The staff was wonderful, but our experience was less that optimal as some giant festival was being held and the loudest, most raucous street bar was set up across the street from the hotel. Our room faced the street, so we got no sleep as the loudest bar in the history of bars blasted their music towards our room until after 3:30 am.
Don, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Near railway station. Hotel very hard to find. On a side street. No parking. Shower didn't work.
Arlene, 1-night romance trip
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