Hotel Bellevue Palace
At a Glance
- The official guesthouse of the Swiss government, having played host to dignitaries, celebrities and royalty for over 150 years
- A grandiose and elegant luxury hotel at the heart of Bern
- Stunning views of the River Aare and the Bernese Alps
Delicious, refined cuisine served at the celebrated hotel restaurant, VUE
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The UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Bern is a beautiful destination all year round.
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Housed in an exquisite Art Nouveau building in the center of Bern, the Bellevue Palace exudes old-world luxury and elegance. Adjacent to the Government buildings close to the azure River Aare, this traditional, stately hotel is brimming with character.
The Imposing Hotel Bellevue Palace sits at the heart of the historic city of Bern, just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Aare River and the ancient Old Town with its cobbled streets and covered arcades. Central to Bernese society for over a century, this lavish hotel is the official guesthouse of the Swiss government and has hosted many diplomats, dignitaries and famous names since opening in 1913.
The hotels’ rooms and suites are grand and elegant, with opulent fabrics and traditional décor. Stone floors, lofty windows and luxurious bathrooms can be found throughout, with the larger suites offering separate sitting areas and even a private gym in the Tower Suite. Many of the rooms have views across the River Aare to the Bernese Alps beyond, or out to the spires and arcades of the Old Town.
Restaurant VUE serves up effortlessly elegant traditional cuisine, crafted by executive chef Gregor Zimmermann. His néo-artisanale menus make the most of Switzerland’s abundant fresh and seasonal produce to create classical yet refined dishes, served in sophisticated Belle Epoque surroundings. For lighter bites and classic cocktails, head to Le Lobby or Bellevue Bar.
The hotel features a fully-equipped fitness center, with weight training and cardio machines, and personal trainers available upon request. Whilst the hotel doesn’t house a spa, the Finnish sauna is the perfect way to revive weary muscles after a day exploring the city.
Despite over a century of history, the Hotel Bellevue Palace is equipped with every modern convenience you’d expect of a luxury hotel, alongside immaculate service. This sophisticated Swiss institution is a magnificent place to stay, whilst exploring the beautiful city of Bern.
The 128 rooms and suites at the Hotel Bellevue Palace are lavishly decorated, with opulent fabrics, stone floors and floor-to-ceiling windows offering views to the Bernese Alps, the River Aare or the elegant Bern cityscape. Ranging in size from compact but comfortable Standard Rooms through to the imposing Presidential Suite, every room is equipped with Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions with digital channels and luxury amenities. Certain rooms and suites feature their own private terraces and balconies, with spectacular views.
Children are welcome at the Hotel Bellevue Palace, however there are no specific facilities. Extra beds are available upon request, and certain room categories are able to interconnect to create a family-friendly space.
Dress codes for the restaurants: Chesa Veglia is smart casual, Le Restaurant requires a jacket and a tie is desired, Le Relais / Nobu@Badrutt's Palace are smart casual, La Diala is Casual, Le Grand Hall requires a jacket after 7.30pm, Renaissance Bar in Davidoff Lounge requires a jacket after 7.30pm, King's Club is 'dress to impress'
Location & directions
The Hotel Bellevue Palace is located at the heart of Bern, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament and the Bern Clock Tower. The banks of the River Aare and Bern’s charming old town are only a few moments’ walk away, whilst Bern Airport is only 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
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