Best hotels and hostels in Mittelland

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    Bellevue Palace

    For many years this was Bern’s only five-star hotel and the guest list has included bigwigs from Nelson Mandela down. It’s gilded, polished, sashed and swathed, and suitably discreet, with classic period antiques and service that will make you feel like royalty. Don't turn up looking shabby unless its shabby-chic.

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    Hotel Schweizerhof

    This five-star hotel is a class act, with elegantly restrained rooms glammed up with chandeliers and Paul Klee prints, plus polished service, a roof terrace restaurant and a rather fabulous spa done out in black granite. Right in the heart of Bern on Bahnhofplatz, it’s geared for both business and pleasure.

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    Am Pavillon

    An appealing conversion of a late-19th-century town house, this B&B is just a couple of minutes' stroll from the Hauptbahnhof. The rooms have plenty of original art nouveau charm (high ceilings, parquet floors and the like), and a palette of modern, neutral colours. Breakfast is served on the garden terrace when warm weather permits.

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    Hotel Landhaus

    Fronted by the river and Old Town spires, this well-run boho hotel offers a mix of stylish six-bed dorms, family rooms and doubles. Its buzzing ground-floor cafe and terrace attracts a cheery crowd. Breakfast (included with private rooms) costs Sfr12 extra for dorm-dwellers.

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    Hotel Sternen Muri

    Well suited to business/single travellers, this attractive private hotel/restaurant in a historic building in the suburbs, about 6km southeast of the city centre, has been renovated and modernized to a comfortable standard. There's even a gym and a bus at the door.

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    Hotel Marthahaus

    In a leafy residential location, this five-storey building feels like a friendly boarding house. Clean, simple rooms have lots of white and a smattering of modern art, and guests enjoy access to kitchen facilities. Parking costs €10 per night.

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    Hotel Allegro

    Cool and modern, this curved sliver of a building across the river from the Old Town offers excellent views from its front rooms, along with multiple fine dining and drinking spaces. The 7th-floor penthouse suite is an ode to Paul Klee.

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    Max Aviation Apartments

    This selection of popular, self-contained apartments offers great value and more space in expensive Bern. They're furnished to a good standard with tasteful decor and all the comforts of home. Parking is an additional Sfr16 per night.

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    Hotel Belle Epoque

    Conveniently situated along Bern's main arcaded thoroughfare is this romantic Old Town hotel with opulent art nouveau furnishings. TVs are tucked away into steamer-trunk-style cupboards to preserve the belle-époque design ethos.

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    Hotel Goldener Schlüssel

    Going strong for 500 years, this hotel boasts comfy, updated rooms in the heart of the Old Town.

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    SYHA Hostel

    In a lovely riverside location, this well-organised hostel sports spotless dorms and a leafy terrace. An excellent breakfast is included, and good-value lunches and dinners (Sfr17.50) are also available. It's an easy 10-minute trip from the train station; walk downhill from the parliament building or ride the funicular.

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    Holiday Inn Bern West

    This above-average Holiday Inn is located adjacent a shopping complex and water park, making it a great option if you're travelling with kids. It's about 7km outside town, but the Bern Brünnen Westside train station is directly opposite and you'll get a free travel card on arrival for the duration of your stay.

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    Hotel Glocke Backpackers Bern

    Modern bedrooms with maximum of six beds, clean bathrooms, nice kitchen and laundry facilities and a sociable lounge, all in a prime Old Town location, make this many backpackers’ first choice, although street noise might irritate light sleepers. No breakfast.

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    Camping Eichholz

    With big grassy sites adjoining one of Bern's most popular swimming spots, this campground is an appealing warm-weather option. Take tram 9 to Wabern, then walk 10 minutes towards the river.