Friday, 24 October 2014

007 Hotel: Hotel Schweizerhof Bern



Location: Bern, Switzerland
Address: Bahnhofplatz 11
007 movie appearance:  Bond film "On Her Majesty´s Secret Service" (1969), starring 
George Lazenby, was partly filmed here
Visited by 007 Travelers: July 2014


007 TRAVELERS HIGHLY RECOMMENDS HOTEL SCHWEIZERHOF BERN!



The hotel was founded in 1857 and it has 150-year history and it was known as “Hotel Fetzer” or “Zähringerhof” in the 18th century and received its current name in 1859. In 1911 the Hotel Schweizerhof was torn down, rebuilt and festively reopened in July 1913. In the following years the hotel was renovated repeatedly. In 2005 the hotel was closed for extensive refurbishments. Later, after two years (2009 - 2011) of extensive renovations the hotel shines again in grand style. The Hotel Schweizerhof is a luxurious symbiosis of the traditional and the modern, with contemporary design, a first-class conference center and superb hospitality.
Owner: Katara Hospitality. Interior design: MKV Interior Design Ltd, London.
The Hotel Schweizerhof Bern is part of "The Bürgenstock Selection".

007 Travelers stayed one night in this hotel, where many legends have visited also, for example Mr. James Bond David Nivenfrom "Casino Royale" (1967) Liz Taylor, Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Mireille Mathieu, Peter Ustinov. Also Bond girl Ursula Andress, from "Dr. No" (1962) participated in the grand reopening of the hotel on 24 June 2011.

Hotel Schweizerhof Berne is a 5-Star-Superior (Swiss Hotel Association) hotel, located directly opposite the main railway station, and the connections are great! The old-town and all the interesting tourist attractions are very close and easy to find.







Bond on the fourth floor balcony. Approximately at the point where the letter S of the hotel sign is nowadays.
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC


Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

It is also easy to travel around Bern on public transport, and it is free in zones 100/101 with Bern Ticket, which you will receive in the hotel. The ticket is valid for your whole stay. It also includes the famous Gurten funicular, the funicular Marzilibahn, and the elevator to the Cathedral Platform, as well as travel to and from Bern Airport.




See more information about arrival and transfer here.


Photo by: Stöh Grünig


A digital art installation that pays homage to Albert Einstein who once lived in Bern.


James Bond fans will surely recognize this hotel! The lobby and the elevator, as well as the balcony on the fourth floor.







Bond walking towards the elevator
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC



Also 007 Travelers visited this extremely fabulous hotel in July 2014: Two adults, one child.
Now, let us introduce to you this hotel that we can highly recommend!

You can choose from:

99 rooms and suites on five floors:

  • 25 Standard und Deluxe single rooms
  • 3   Single rooms for the disabled
  • 22 Standard double rooms
  • 34 Deluxe und Deluxe Plus double rooms
  • 10 Junior Suites
  • 3   Suites
  • 1   Royal Suite
  • 1   Presidential Suite

Our room type was Deluxe Plus Double with one King bed and one extra bed.


Pirita





You can relax in bathtube and watch tv at the same time! 



All rooms include the following facilities:
  • Minibar with complimentary soft drinks and beer
  • Complimentary Nespresso coffee machine and kettle
  • Controlled air-conditioning system
  • Latest generation IP telephone
  • Entertainment system
  • Media hub for use with guest’s personal media
  • 40-inch flat screen TV
  • Desktop international power sockets (UK & EU)
  • Wired and wireless internet
  • Bathrooms with rain shower and/or oversized bathtub
  • Makeup mirror and heated, fog-free mirror in the bathroom
  • Laptop-sized safe with internal power supply
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel-rail

All rooms except standard rooms also include the Business Package:
  • Complimentary unlimited PAY-TV movies
  • Complimentary unlimited national telephone calls
Junior Suites also with:
  • Bathrooms with TV; or small kitchen
Suites also with:
  • Small kitchen
  • Separate living, dining and bedrooms
  • Sound system with docking station
  • Guest WC
  • Bathroom with TV



The Suite's couch



Junior Suite with Kitchen
Photo by: Stöh Grünig


Royal Suite
Photo by: Stöh Grünig


Photo by: Stöh Grünig


Hotel services

  • WLAN included in the entire hotel
  • Internet corner
  • Valet parking
  • Concierge service
  • Library in the Lobby-Lounge-Bar
  • Shoe cleaning service
  • Same-day laundry & dry cleaning service
  • In-room minibar with complimentary soft-drinks & beer
  • Nespresso coffee machine in all rooms
  • Kettle in all rooms
  • Individually regulated air-conditioning in all rooms
  • Touch-screen IP telephone
  • Entertainment system
  • Guest media-hub for use with guest’s own media
  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Desktop international power sockets (UK, EU)
  • Wired and wireless internet access
  • Bathroom with rain showerhead and/or oversized bathtub
  • Heated towel rail
  • Personal, laptop-size safe with internal power socket
  • Ensuite cooking facilities in the suites
  • Junior suites also feature a bathroom TV and sound system with docking station.
  • Suites feature separate living, dining & bedroom areas, guest WC, guest bathroom and TV.



We visited the Wellness SPA
A unique wellness oasis of 500m2 in the middle of the city. Luxurious SPA with a fitness and wet-area including an indulgence pool, sauna, steam bath and private treatment rooms for various massages.



































007 Travelers visited these restaurants in the hotel, here they are:


Jack’s Brasserie
Main restaurant. Unique, legendary brasserie atmosphere. Original, market-fresh, French Brasserie dining. A-la-carte breakfast, lunch and dinner service. Open 7 days/week.
80 seats. 14 Gault Millau points.

For table reservations, click here


Photo by: Stöh Grünig



Mika @ Jack’s Brasserie







Lobby-Lounge-Bar
The heart of the hotel and a perfect meeting place for hotel guests and visitors alike. Serving continental breakfast and à-la-carte dining from 11.00am – 11.30pm. 60 seats. Here you can also find sushi! A culinary trip to Japan! Enjoy a selection of specialities, from a light sashimi to an exquisite sushi tasting menu, freshly prepared by our fugu- licensed sushi Chef, Hironori Takahashi and served at the Lobby-Lounge-Bar.




Photo by: Stöh Grünig



Cigar Lounge
















An elegant fumoir for style-conscious connoisseurs. 35 seats. Selection of 450 wines, numerous whiskeys, rums and several cocktails served in the evenings, supplemented by a delectable choice of dishes from the Lobby-Lounge-Bar. Wide assortment of the finest cigars for the aficionado.


Sky Terrace
The elegant Sky Terrace behind the Schweizerhof turret offers you a 360° panorama view over the UNESCO world cultural heritage of Bern. In an atmosphere reminiscent of the Orient enjoy refreshing cocktails creations, light summer dishes mezze-style with gentle lounge music in the background.


Photo by: Stöh Grünig

If you like to enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner in your room, the hotel has Room Service
24-hour in-room dining with a selection of hot and cold dishes.


The hotel has a modern Business Center that offers facilities for individuals and groups. The rooms are fully equipped and offer the optimal venue for smaller meetings of 2 to 12 people. The standard features of each room include professional equipment with a flat-screen TV, internet, telephone and a Guest Media Hub for your own content broadcast over the TV. The business center offers computers, printers and other office supplies for hotel guests.


Photo by: Stöh Grünig

In hotel Schweizerhof Bern you can have your meetings and celebrations as well:

Are you looking for the perfect venue for an unforgettable occasion? The Trianon Ballroom as well as three additional rooms provide the ideal facilities for exceptional events and conferences of all kinds. The Trianon Ballroom and the three event rooms are equipped with the latest technology and may also be individually combined Hotel Schweizerhof  can organize occasions for groups of 14 to 450 people according to your requirements. Whether you are planning a seminar, a festive reception, a luxurious banquet, a wedding or a private dinner: Hotel Schweizerhof will offer the perfect setting for your event!



Photo by: Stöh Grünig



Nathalie Stöckli (left) and
Anja Ullmann (right)
Thank you for co-operation:

Nathalie Stöckli (PR & Communications Manager) 
Anja Ullmann (Director of Sales and Marketing)



See our interview of them here






We were really happy here in Hotel Schweizerhof Bern!


Photo by: Robert Miller

PRICES AND RESERVATIONS

CONTACT FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS

Mr. Tobias Hauser
Reservations & Revenue Manager
Telephone +41 31 326 80 80
reservations@schweizerhof-bern.ch 



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