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City Hotel Biel Bienne

Lakefront hotel with 1 restaurants, connected to a shopping centre, near Lake Biel

  • Free WiFi
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£89

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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Aarbergstrasse 29, Biel, 2503, BE, Switzerland
7.8.Good.
  • Very convenient for work, and has own parking! Recent refurbishments are great and decor…

    Dec 16, 2019

  • No airconditioning with temperatures of 35C. No seperate room for shower. For Bfast had…

    Jul 22, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean & Safe (Switzerland) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from August 1 2021 to June 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
    • Parking available
    • Free WiFi
    • Non-smoking

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 83 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurants
    • Conference centre
    • Terrace
    • Computer station

    For families

    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Private bathroom
    • Television
    • Terrace
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities

    What’s around

    • Heart of Biel
    • Lake Biel - 3-minute walk
    • Museum Schwab - 13-minute walk
    • Swiss Reformed City Church - 19-minute walk
    • City Park - 21-minute walk
    • Chasseral Nature Park - 3.1 mi / 5 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Business Single Room
    • Business Twin Room, Non Smoking
    • Standard Single Room, Non Smoking
    • Standard Twin Room, Non Smoking
    • Standard Triple Room
    • Single Room (Budget 13m²)

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • Heart of Biel
    • Lake Biel - 3-minute walk
    • Museum Schwab - 13-minute walk
    • Swiss Reformed City Church - 19-minute walk
    • City Park - 21-minute walk
    • Chasseral Nature Park - 3.1 mi / 5 km
    • Jura Crest Trail - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km
    • Twannbachschlucht - 7 mi / 11.3 km
    • La Tour de Rive Theater - 9.1 mi / 14.6 km
    • Maison des Dragons - 9.1 mi / 14.6 km
    • Schlossberg Castle - 9.7 mi / 15.6 km

    Getting around

    • Bern (BRN-Belp) 45-min drive
    • Biel/Bienne Station 6-min walk
    • Lyss Station 13-min drive
    • La Neuveville Station 14-min drive
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    Aarbergstrasse 29, Biel, 2503, BE, Switzerland

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 83 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
    • Check-out time is 11 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 11 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Children

    • Up to 2 children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • No on-site parking
    • Free off-site parking nearby

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Restaurant
    • Room service (during limited hours)

    Things to do

    • Snorkelling nearby

    Working away

    • Business centre
    • Meeting rooms
    • Conference centre
    • Computer station

    Services

    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff

    Facilities

    • Number of buildings/towers: 1
    • Year Built – 1957
    • Lift
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Terrace
    • Television in common areas

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • French
    • German

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Ceiling fan
    • Coffee/tea maker

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • 95-cm flat-screen TV
    • Cable TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Desk
    • Free newspaper
    • Free WiFi
    • Phone

    Food and drink

    • Free bottled water

    More

    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

    Special features

    Dining

    Cityhotel – This restaurant specialises in French cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

    Fees & policies

    Mandatory feesPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.00 per person, per night

    Children & extra bedsPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
    • Rollaway beds are available for CHF 80.0 per day

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland) guidelines.

    Policies

    This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

    Also known as

    • City Hotel Bienne
    • City Biel Bienne
    • City Bienne
    • Biel Best Western
    • Best Western Biel
    • City Hotel Biel Bienne Biel
    • City Hotel Biel Bienne Hotel
    • City Hotel Biel Bienne Hotel Biel

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    FAQs

    • Yes, City Hotel Biel Bienne does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • You can check in from 3 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
    • Yes, Cityhotel offers French cuisine. The dining venue(s) will be unavailable from 1 August 2021 to 1 June 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Lago Lodge (4-min walk), Coop Restaurant (5-min walk) and Casa Miracoli (6-min walk).
    • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as snorkelling.
    7.8.Good.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      All in all very good

      All was clean and tidy as normal in Switzerland. Breakfast buffet was very good. Friendly staff

      Glenn, 2 night trip with friends, Jul 12, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great base for Biel

      Good hotel - good breakfast and short walk from rail station. The only point I would highlight is it was very hot when I stayed. Whilst fan was provided it was still very hot at night. Would use again if staying in city - but may avoid in exceptionally hot weather !

      andy, 1 night trip, Jul 19, 2018

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Hotel has been renovated since it was the Continental. (The bus stop outside the door is still 'Continental' so don't be fooled). If you are arriving by train and not overburdened with luggage leave the station by the back entrance and the hotel is a very short walk through the office development. The room was basically the same as before, but the bathroom was much improved. However, in my room at least, there is still no air conditioning which could be a problem in mid-summer. Opening the windows would not be an option owing to likelihood of insects invading from the nearby lake. Excellent buffet breakfast included in rate available from 06:30 if you need an early start. Computer terminal with printer available in lobby - no problem checking in for my flight and printing boarding card.

      John, 5 night trip, May 23, 2018

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Favourite stay for work in Biel/Bienne

      Renovated since my last stay- very tasteful. Very convenient for work and comfortable. Good food and service. Would advise a room away from the main road if a light sleeper.

      M, 3 night business trip, May 21, 2018

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great Stay - full marks

      Arrived early - room ready, always a relief when you've been travelling for quite a few hours. We requested a room with minimal walking and were allocated one directly opposite the lift - excellent. We also requested a 'walk in' shower, not available, but we were provided with a small stool to assist entry/exit from the bath, again excellent. Very well positioned, bus right outside the hotel. Considering the breakfast was included in a very competitive price ( for Switzerland!) it was very good, great selection. We stayed a week and had a complete linen change mid way through. The room was always very well serviced. Reception staff always helpful, particularly Roman, whose assistance in printing my return boarding passes was invaluable.

      Roger, 7 night romance trip, Jul 9, 2017

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Good value hotel not far from the lake

      Friendly restaurant staff, good voucher system and daily fresh fruit, single room very basic, short walk to lake, excellent breakfast

      Morgan, Other trip, Aug 31, 2015

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Good Value

      Hotel was booked for busness, the location was good, car park extremely help full, and breakfast was nice!

      Business trip, Apr 28, 2016

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    • 8.0.Very good

      It was very convenient to the train station but the old city was the other direction but still walkable. The breakfast was great.

      lyn, 1 night trip with friends, Dec 6, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Quite good

      Very good restaurant and breakfast. Room a quite big but the bed wasn't so good. However, quite good hotel for a business trip.

      Pascal, 1 night business trip, Jan 26, 2020

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    • 8.0.Very good

      A great find in Biel!

      City Hotel is conveniently located near the train station and offers true single rooms, so you're not paying for space you don't need. The breakfast was good, and the front desk staff was extremely helpful. They let us keep our bags at the desk until check-in, recommended great nearby restaurants and gave useful information about the spa across the street.

      2 night trip with friends, Nov 22, 2019

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