Hotel Bellevue Palace, Bern is a traditional 5-star hotel that is situated in a an elegant Art Nouveau building dating from 1913, located in the heart of Bern next to the Federal Parliament.
Hotel Bellevue Palace Bern is the official guesthouse of the Swiss government, and over its history has hosted many famous guests including the Queen of England, King Bhumibol the Great of Thailand, Jacques Chirac, Nelson Mandela, Sophia Loren, Bruce Springsteen, Charlie Chaplin and Fidel Castro to name a few.
It has been home to many other heads of state, foreign dignitaries, politicians, celebrities and royalty too.
A quick browse around the lobby and you’ll start to feel the history and culture of Hotel Bellevue Palace, which has spanned over 100 years.
The hotel is conveniently located just 7 minutes from the main Bern train station, or a 2-stop tram ride about the number 7 tram.
The hotel features a gourmet restaurant, sauna, fitness centre and offers free wifi to all guests. Guests are also provided will a free city travel pass, which can be used on all of Bern’s public transport links.
Hotel Bellevue Palace Bern has a choice of rooms for guests from single rooms, to the Presidential Suite. We chose the Tower Suite, which is the highest room category with exception to the presidential suite.
The Tower Suite is a stunning room category with large welcome reception and bathroom, followed by access to the suite’s lounge. The lounge is oval shaped and encompasses a large window with balcony, and well appointed traditional furniture throughout. Within the lounge is also a dining area. A separate door leads to the master bedroom, which is fitted with the same traditional yet elegant design, and features a King bed, with work desk and armchairs. The bedroom features a large window with great views over Bern. The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with full size bathtub, large separate shower and toilet area.
From the other side of the lounge, there is a private fitness room fitted with the latest gym equipment including a cycling machine and cross trainer. There is a 3rd bathroom located here with a shower, under-floor heating and toilet. This room also has the same fantastic views as the lounge and master bedroom.
Service at Hotel Bellevue Palace Bern is exceptional, with a very helpful and friendly concierge, to great reception staff, waiters and room service, this is certainly our first choice when visiting Bern.