Hotel National - Bern

Hirschengraben 24, Bern, Switzerland, 3011  show map
 2 stars
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Hotel National - Bern

 Free Wi-Fi
 Parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Meeting/Banquet facilities

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

Pets allowed

Overview

Hotel National is a 2-star property only 550 meters from Clock Tower, Münster Cathedral and House of Parliament Bern. Since 1912, it has been hosting guests in the middle of Bern. It features newspaper service, 24-hour reception and shoe shine as well as a luggage storage, parking and a designated smoking area.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel.

The hotel is situated near the tower and the cathedral.

Guests will find themselves a 5-minute walk from Bern railway train station.

Rooms

The hotel provides guests with 46 rooms including Private Single Room, Economy Twin Room and Quadruple Room that offer a separate toilet, IDD telephone, multi-channel TV, a dressing area and a writing desk. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower and a bathroom phone.

Services

Business facilities include a copier and a meeting room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   46.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Newspaper service
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • A la carte restaurant
  • Fine dining
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Night club

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Kettle
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CHF 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

Hirschengraben 24, Bern, Switzerland, 3011

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City Center
  • Bern
    2000 ft
Train Stations
  • Bern railway station
    1400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Hotel National, Bern (cuisine: French)
    100 ft
  • Mr. Pickwick Pub (cuisine: British)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Marzili Aareschwimmen
    2000 ft
Ski areas
  • Champery
    1600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    46

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 165 sq. feet
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    Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 165 sq. feet
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      Economy Double Room
      Bed type: Queen-size bed
      Size: 130 sq. feet
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        Economy Shared Bathroom Twin Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds
        Size: 130 sq. feet
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Hotel National - Bern Bern location
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          Hotel Address:

          Hirschengraben 24, Bern, Switzerland, 3011

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bern
            2000 ft
          Train Stations
          • Bern railway station
            1400 ft
          • Bus stop
            400 ft
          Restaurants
          • Hotel National, Bern (cuisine: French)
            100 ft
          • Mr. Pickwick Pub (cuisine: British)
            300 ft
          Parks
          • Marzili Aareschwimmen
            2000 ft
          Ski areas
          • Champery
            1600 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            5
          • Number of rooms:
            46

          Hotel Awards

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Bundesplatz - 1700 ft
          • Marktgasse - 2000 ft
          • Reitschule - 2300 ft
          • BAHO-Gallery - 2700 ft

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 1700 ft

          Places of interest

          • House of Parliament Bern - 1700 ft
          • French Church Bern - 2300 ft
          • Zytglogge - 2700 ft

          Train stations

          • Bern railway station - 1000 ft
          • Bern railway station - 1400 ft

          Convention centers

          • Kulturhallen Dampfzentrale - 2300 ft

          Amusement

          • Kino Alhambra - 400 ft
          • Billard Center Bern - 400 ft
          • Kino Club - 700 ft
          • The Bowling Company AG - 2300 ft
          • Kornhausplatz - 2700 ft

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • House of Parliament Bern - 1700 ft
          • French Church Bern - 2300 ft
          • Kornhaus - 2700 ft

          Museums

          • Kunstmuseum Bern - 2300 ft
          • Schweizerisches Alpines - 2700 ft

          Parks

          • Restaurant Ringgenberg - 2700 ft

          Theaters

          • Berner Heimatschutztheater - 400 ft
          • Studio-Bühne-Bern - 2000 ft

          Local attractions

          • Tierpark Dahlholzli - 5200 ft
            Tierparkweg 1, Bern
          • Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) - 1.7 mi
            Monument im Fruchtland 3, Bern
          • Zehendermaetteli - 2.4 mi
            Reichenbachstrasse, Bern
          • Rose Garden (Rosengarten) - 1.1 mi
            Alter Aargauerstalden/Laubeggstr., Bern
          • Gurten - 1.9 mi
            3084 Wabern-Bern, Bern

          Near the hotel

          • Central Railroad Station - 1300 ft
            BernSwitzerland
          • Federal Building (Bundeshaus) - 1900 ft
            Bundesplatz, Bern
          • Marzili Aareschwimmen - 2000 ft
            Marzilistrasse 29, Bern
          • Museum of Fine Arts (Kunstmuseum) - 2300 ft
            Hodlerstrasse 8-12, Bern
          • Champery - 1600 ft
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          • Prison Tower (Kafigturm) - 1900 ft
            Marktgasse 67, Bern
          • Old Town Bern - 2600 ft
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          Restaurants nearby

          • Hotel National, Bern - 100 ft

            Address: Hirschengraben 24
            Phone: +41 313811988

            62% likes this, based on 27 reviews
            Cuisine: French
            Price Range: USD 42 - USD 69

          • Da Carlo - 500 ft

            Address: Effingerstrasse 14
            Phone: +41 31 3811818

            70% likes this, based on 66 reviews
            Price Range: USD 21 - USD 26

          • Domino - 600 ft

            Address: Schwanengasse 3
            Phone: 031 311 41 91

            70% likes this, based on 17 reviews
            Cuisine: Lebanese
            Price Range: USD 1 - USD 10

          • Mr. Pickwick Pub - 300 ft

            Address: Wallgasse
            Phone: +41 31 311 28 62

            78% likes this, based on 26 reviews
            Cuisine: British
            Price Range: USD 12 - USD 34

          • Boky - 500 ft

            Address: Laupenstrasse 5

            Cuisine: Chinese

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            5
          • Number of rooms:
            46

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          Hotel National Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel National

          Average guest rating

          7.2out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 697 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Single
            5.8

            Central location

            Noise in the street, no good internet connection, unexpected extra charge

          • Couple
            9.2

            Proximity to train station is excellent. Very helpful front counter staff, who speak a range of languages.

            Bathroom doorway very low

          • Group of friends
            9.6

            Brilliant location, just round the corner from the station. Very friendly staff always available.

            The internet was a bit dodgy, didn't work most of the time. There was a computer downstairs which guests had free access too though.

          • Single
            8.8

            The hotel was clean, comfortable and very conveniently situated for access to the station and the city centre, with a cinema just around the corner. The staff were pleasant and helpful. Breakfast in the adjoining restaurant was of a high standard, with boiled eggs, bread, marmalade/jam, cheese, cold meats, breakfast cereals, fresh fruit, tea/coffee/juice every morning. Internet access was available from a computer on the 2nd floor. The room I stayed in had a comfortable double bed with a TV, with an en suite bathroom with a good shower. I did not notice any noise/disturbance from the theatre during my stay, although this is mentioned as a possibility on the hotel website.

            The room did get a little too hot at night, and this could not be remedied by opening the window because the window opened onto a small roofed yard, which was the same temperature as the room.

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            friendly, helpful staff, charming building, excellent breakfast, central location.

            street noise - no fault of the hotel - was quite loud as the city was repairing tram tracks under our windows. an electric room fan would have allowed us to close the windows and still be comfortable in the excessive late June heat.

          • Single
            8.2

            Reception staff was very friendly and attentive.

            This is not a complaints but coffee at breakfast could be self-service. It was ready made in a big pot anyway. I didn't see the point of being served in a individual pot. It gets cold quickly.

          • Single
            5.0

            Staff was very friendly and breakfast always nice. Very central and handy to get around the city. Regards Elisabeth Muller

            I stayed at the hotel for eight nights. My room must have been the smallest in the whole hotel. I could hardly move. Very dark and not pleasant to spend time in, except for sleeping. I like to bring to your attention, that there might be bed bugs in that bed I slept (Room 419) My body is covered in nasty bites and very itchy. Unfortunately,the size and facilities of my room where disappointing.

          • Single
            7.0

            Room was pleasing and clean, somewhat more spacious than other hotels in Switzerland. Liked old world charm of the furnishings, carpets and architecture. Good buffet breakfast included at restaurant next door. Has free internet access so you can check emails. You can leave your luggage in the foyer if early for check in or not leaving Bern for some time after checkout. Very convenient location

            Somewhat noisy at night from party goers and tram track repairs, room on the corner and got noise from both sides. Best to purchase ear plugs, consequence of being in the city.

          • Single
            4.2

            location

            facility is older than throught and is not so valuable compare the price.

          • Single
            5.4

            Location is very convenient (near the center/station). The staff is very kind.

            Too noisy, air conditioning is missing. The rooms are small and the design is average. Internet connection is ok but not convenient (login and password blocked after 72h and must be entered each time). Rather expensive.

          • Family with children
            6.2

            We were traveling by train so the proximity to the station was good. The room cost included breakfast.

            We were traveling with our adult children. They were given a tiny room on the fifth floor for the same price as ours on the first floor but our double room was only marginally bigger. The advertised rooms on display outside the hotel were much larger. There was no air-conditioning and our room on the first floor was so small that we felt we needed a window open but the traffic and noise from nearby venues was very loud. The next night we asked for a fan. I did not feel that this hotel provided value for money, even considering Swiss hotels are expensive

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            It is noisy at night as people go to toliets /bathrooms.

          • Family with children
            8.2

            It was very comfortable and coveniently situated.

          • Single
            6.6

            Its in the middle of city centre.

            Thought with this mony I'd get little bit better room.

          • Group of friends
            6.6

            The location is accessible.

            Not sure if Wifi is available or not. The room is a bit smelly.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Hotel National - Bern Bern location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Hirschengraben 24, Bern, Switzerland, 3011

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bern
            2000 ft
          Train Stations
          • Bern railway station
            1400 ft
          • Bus stop
            400 ft
          Restaurants
          • Hotel National, Bern (cuisine: French)
            100 ft
          • Mr. Pickwick Pub (cuisine: British)
            300 ft
          Parks
          • Marzili Aareschwimmen
            2000 ft
          Ski areas
          • Champery
            1600 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            5
          • Number of rooms:
            46

          Hotel Awards

          SwissHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBernHotel National

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Hotels Recommended by Guests in Switzerland

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