Ratings based on 45 Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great access to historic Bern

Posted Dec 24, 2016 on Hotels
Great location. Tiny hotel (tiny lobby etc) but worth it if you want to be near historic area of Bern. Rooms were too hot but windows open so that was easy to deal with (no A/C so might be problematic for hot summers). Beds were a little on the hard side. Great having an elevator for luggage for rooms on upper floors. Lots of restaurants close by,
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 29, 2016
Pros: Great location. Nice breakfast.
The hotel had a great location. It definitely feels old though. The room was comfortable but it also felt like it had seen better days. The hotel also wasn't particularly accommodating about early check ins or late check outs. That's understandable, but there was really no flexibility. The staff were friendly.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from UK

AN IDEAL LOCATION FOT EXPLORING BERN

Posted Sep 30, 2016
Pros: Pleasant staff and ease of access to key attractions
Cons: Better room facilities like proper showers and coffee making provision
Location: Bear garden, Rose Garden, cathedral, famous clock.
A quaint hotel with very pleasant staff , some interesting decoration, paintings and furniture from La Belle Epoque and a reasonable breakfast. The hotel is ideally situated for exploring Bern. The famous Bear garden is just across the bridge and the Cathedral is 15 minutes walk. The room was basically furnished and lacked coffee facilities. Also the shower arrangement was pretty primitive.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Hazlet, NJ

Beautiful throwback to a slower-paced time

Posted Sep 18, 2016
Pros: Location, furnishings / decor
The hotel lives up to its name. From the gorgeous old wooden bar to its old-fashioned elevator, everything about this hotel wants to bring you back to "La Belle Epoque" The location is perfect; the famous clock in the center of town is less than five minutes' walk from the hotel, and even a person with a severely arthritic knee can get to any of the town's sites and cafes within fifteen minutes of walking. A very accommodating staff, an incredibly comfortable bed, a bartender who made some great Mojitos on a blisteringly hot day, and an easily-accessible parking garage one block away all combined to make this our favorite hotel during my stay in Switzerland.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Orinda, CA

Posted Sep 11, 2016 on Hotels
This hotel offers a lot of personality; but the rooms are very small, need to be up-dated, are not well-ventilated, and are not comfortable. The bathrooms are well equipped, but again they are very small. The best thing about Belle Epoque is its fantastic location.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Caribbean

Eclectic hotel in great location.

Posted Sep 7, 2016
Pros: Location and staff.
Cons: Pillows on the beds.
Location: Great location with lots to do for a couple of days. Shopping and the Bear Park. Museums and Einsteins old flat.
We stayed in Bern in September 2016. This hotel is decorated in the Belle Epoque style which makes it very individual and rather fun. Three good restaurants are located directly outside. It is very close to the Bear Park and the River. Lots of eclectic and interesting shops are located all along the street outside and just about everywhere else in Old town Bern. Our room was comfortable although the beds and in particular the pillows were too soft for us. Wasn't a problem for only 2 nights. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Definitely worth considering if you are going to Bern. We would stay again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great spot near the bridge

Posted Aug 30, 2016
Pros: Style and attention to detail
Location: Left or right out the door plenty to see and do.
Classic style and pleasant staff. Comfortable room that had a fan which was wonderful to have with the summer heat. A bit noisy at night because of people and early morning with work vehicles on the cobblestone.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from NYC

Attractively retro

Posted Jul 1, 2016
Pros: Location and decor
Cons: Minibar, free breakfast could be added
Location: Perfect location on the min drag of the old city--near the bears and one of the oldest bridges, leading to a great panoramic view of the city.
Nicely appointed with a belle époque (roughly 1890s Paris) theme, well-run and ideally located. Comparable in price to good boutique hotels we stayed in elsewhere in Switzerland, but because of the lack of a free breakfast and minibar, slightly less value.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great hotel, very central

Posted Oct 31, 2015 on Hotels
Good hotel. Very central. Beautiful city, definitely will be back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 28, 2015
Great location! Staff very friendly and helpful with business needs. Liked the old European charm of the hotel