Hotels Bern Christmas Market
Are you planning to stay in Bern during the Christmas market? We have created the latest guide for Bern to help you find a restaurant, an activity, a guided tour and best hotels close to the Bern Münsterplatz – Bern Christmas Market for the Winter of 2023!
The Bern Christmas Market known as Bern Minster Christmas Market is a magical place that comes to life in the heart of Bern, a few weeks before Christmas.
This year the market runs from 28th November 2023 to 24th December 2023. The Bern Market is located in Münsterplatz, the old town of Bern.
How is the weather in Bern in December?
The average temperature in December is about 3° / -2° (low) and light snow is possible as well. A warm, waterproof coat or jacket is a must during the winter in Bern and Switzerland if you plan to visit during the Christmas period!
Best Restaurants in Bern for the perfect Christmas Dinner
- Kornhauskeller Restaurant
- Wein & Sein
- mille sens
Best Day Tours in Bern in Winter
Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, is built around a crook in the Aare River. It traces its origins back to the 12th century, with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). The Swiss Parliament and diplomats meet in the Neo-Renaissance Bundeshaus (Federal Palace). The Französische Kirche (French Church) and the nearby medieval tower known as the Zytglogge both date to the 13th century.
1. Best Western Plus Hotel Bern 4* – Hotels Near Bern Christmas Market
Just a 5-minute walk from Bern Main Station, Best Western Plus Hotel Bern is situated in the centre of the Swiss capital, between the French Church and the Zytglogge Tower. Behind an impressive Art Nouveau façade, it offers a bar, a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.
The air-conditioned rooms feature anti-allergenic pillows and mattresses, a flat-screen TV, a safe and a Nespresso coffee machine. A complimentary bottle of mineral water is provided. The private bathroom is fitted with free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Traditional dishes are offered at the hotel restaurant Volkshaus 1914 and a selection of drinks can be enjoyed at the Attika Bar or on the terrace.
A 2-minute walk from the Zytglogge tram stop, this understated hotel is a 7-minute walk from The Cathedral of Bern and a 13-minute walk from the Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum.
Bright, casual rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus safes, en suite bathrooms, and tea and coffee making equipment. Some have sitting areas and/or balconies.
Amenities include a restaurant/bar, meeting space and a terrace. Breakfast is available, as is discounted parking nearby.
Close to some of Bern’s most popular landmarks, such as Child Eater Fountain (Kindlifresserbrunnen) (0.1 mi) and Clock Tower – Zytglogge (0.1 mi), Best Western Hotelbern is a great destination for tourists.
Our hotel rooms are newly renovated. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.
We spent one night in this hotel and loved its location in the beautiful old town. Our room was not too big but nice and functional. Next time we will ask for a room at the back, as we like to sleep with open windows, and the noise from the street was quite loud.
What is really a pity is that the rooftop bar was not open, so we did not get to enjoy the view, which was one of the reasons for which we chose this hotel.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful, the food was excellent, room was clean and disinfected, the shower was large and easy to use.
We were travelling with our e-bikes that could be securely stored in the cellar, although the lift was too small to accommodate them so the stairs had to be used.
It’s in the centre of the old town and close to the main monuments and shopping areas. The restaurant was excellent with a lovely array of dishes available during Covid which made a nice change. Everything served was perfectly cooked and served with a smile and it was reasonable by Swiss standards.
Breakfast in the same restaurant was continental and I think you could ask for a hot breakfast but we weren’t offered this as an option which was the only issue we had in this hotel.
Rooms are clean bright contemporary and well maintained and well stocked with tea coffee a mini bar etc. Everyone we met was friendly especially the young girl in reception who was so helpful and unbelievably happy every time we met her so find out who she was and thank her for us.
Like I said at the start I loved this hotel, where it was how friendly it was its history and the food so what else do you want from a hotel.
How much does a room costs at Best Western Plus Hotel Bern ?
Prices start 211$/night for Standard Room. The Deluxe Double Room is 262$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This double room features a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and sofa.
Where to book online – Best Western Plus Hotel Bern – Hotels Near Bern Christmas Market – you can find the best hotels near Bern Münsterplatz – Christmas Market hotels in Bern during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Hotel Savoy 4* – Hotels Near Bern Christmas Markets
The modern and elegant Hotel Savoy is located in the old town of Bern, within walking distance of the main station and the famous arcade shopping streets. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.
All of the non-smoking rooms are furnished in a modern design and feature comfortable beds with memory foam pillows, a desk with an HDMI connectivity panel, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a laptop safe, a telephone with voicemail, air conditioning, a minibar, a Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities.
The bathrooms come with a rain shower or a bathtub and offer free toiletries, a cosmetic mirror and a hairdryer.
This polished hotel is a 2-minute walk from SBB Bern train station, and 2 km from the hillside Bärengraben park at the edge of the Old City.
Simple, streamlined rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minibars and Nespresso machines; some have rainfall showers. A top-floor suite features a kitchen, a separate lounge and a dining room. Children age 11 and under stay at no extra cost.
There’s a laid-back modern bistro offering light fare and cocktails; breakfast is available for a fee.
To ensure you have an enjoyable stay at the Hotel Savoy all our rooms are non-smoking rooms and have the following equipment: 40” HD TV, free Wi-fi, key-card access, desk with HDMI connectivity panel, telephone with voice-mail service, safe, air conditioning, minibar, free mineral water, kettle, coffee- and tea-making facilities, cosmetic mirror, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries.
The hotel was less than a ten minute walk from the train station. Perfect! No need for a cab or public transportation. Stepping outside the door led us to the beautiful city of Bern with its clock towers, public buildings, and magnificent, unique fountains.
An additional perk was the complimentary public transportation pass. We used it to ride the tram and explore outside of city center. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They happily helped us with extra coffee and our American need for ice in the evenings.
Hotel rooms very quiet could not hear any noise from pedestrian zone below. Room had Central heat/AC, in-room safe, heated towel rack, shampoo, body wash, skin lotion, coffee maker, mini-fig, both memory foam and feather pillows. Shower only. No in-room iron. Only Euro blanket – i.e. no sheets. Good breakfast buffet.
A couple blocks from one of the Christmas Markets (seasonal) and is on the edge of the major tourist attraction of the old town district and in shopping district.
Bern was a nice neat town, a pleasant walk along the river, popping in to the Münster. The Münster Christmas market was a step in quality above the general market in the town, more hand craft work.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Savoy ?
Prices start 205$/night for Standard Room. The Superior Double Room is 238$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
These large and bright, air-conditioned and non-smoking rooms feature free Wi-Fi, a LED TV, a telephone with voice mail, a safe, a desk with HDMI connectivity panel, a kettle, a Nespresso coffee machine, a minibar and free mineral water.
The bathroom comes with a rain shower or a bathtub.
Where to book online – Hotel Savoy – Hotels Near Bern Christmas Market – you can find the best hotels near Bern Münsterplatz – Christmas Market hotels in Bern during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. THE BRISTOL – Hotel-Bar-Lounge – Bern, City Center 4* – Hotels Near Bern Christmas Market
Located in the heart of Bern’s Old Town, this modern 4-star hotel is just a 2-minute walk from the Swiss Parliament. It features a fitness centre, a daily breakfast buffet, a bar and lounge area and free WiFi.
The elegant rooms at THE BRISTOL – Hotel-Bar-Lounge – Bern, City Center offer cable TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a bathroom with hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking.
Guests of the THE BRISTOL – Hotel-Bar-Lounge – Bern, City Center can hire bicycles free of charge to explore Bern’s World Heritage-listed Old Town.
A minute’s walk from a tram stop, this polished hotel in a stately stone building is 5 minutes’ walk from bustling Marktgasse through Old Town and an 8-minute walk from Einsteinhaus, the museum at Albert Einstein’s former home.
Featuring streamlined modern furnishings, the minimalist-chic rooms come with free Wi-Fi, cable TV and desks. Some rooms have balconies, and upgraded rooms offer street views and air-conditioning.
Free amenities include a breakfast buffet and loaner bikes. There’s also an exercise room, a sauna, and a laid-back bar serving coffee, drinks and light lunch.
The hotel is in close proximity to the Bern main station.
There is a decent variety for breakfast of pastries, cereals, fruit, yogurts and jams in the quaint seating area (if you opt for the breakfast) it is a good idea, as food etc is really pricey in Bern.
Rooms are uniquely decorated with a retro modern vibe, (not large) but does have huge beds and the essentials one requires for a stay in this beautiful city.
Perhaps wise to visit before or after Christmas as almost nothing is open on Christmas day. Switzerland is magical all year round I’m sure.
he shower was separate from the toilet so that worked. There was a mini-fridge which contained bottles of water and juice. And when we looked out the window, we saw the Parliament lighted up.
The bed was comfortable and there was enough closet space and hangers for our stuff.
The next day, we went down for breakfast. Buffet style and it was great! If we had wanted, we could have asked for eggs made-to-order but we were fine with the eggs served. Every day, we encountered Andrea and the other lady who worked on the breakfast items.
They were so very nice and helpful!
We will definitely recommend The Bristol to our friends who plan to visit Bern!
My tip: opt for the breakfast. You will not regret it. It was good every day!
How much does a room costs at THE BRISTOL – Hotel-Bar-Lounge – Bern ?
Prices start 173$/night for Deluxe Double Room. The Luxury King Bed Room
is 239$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.
This double room has a seating area, minibar and cable TV.
Where to book online – THE BRISTOL – Hotel-Bar-Lounge – Bern – Hotels Near Bern Christmas Market – you can find the best hotels near Bern Münsterplatz – Christmas Market hotels in Bern during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
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