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“Boring food”

Hotel Restaurant National
Ranked #366 of 558 Restaurants in Bern
Price range: US$35 - US$58
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This is a family run hotel-restaurant in Berne offering a combination of tradition and modernity. The building and vaulted wine cellar are historic, and the original menu features long-forgotten dishes prepared according to the precepts of slow food philosophy. The standard menu and the changing set menu offer seasonal dishes and a choice of regional dishes. Promotions such as a Menu Surprise and Aperitif in the wine cellar offer variety and an element of surprise. The restaurant also offers a choice of quality European wines. The adjoining Theatersaal (Theatre) - and Latin American discotheque - help consolidate the cosmopolitan ambiance.
Reviewed 18 January 2016

The menu came with a salad. We weren't even asked what dressing we wanted, there was a bottled French dressing on it with no taste. As a main course I had chosen quinoa with vegetables. The quinoa was still much too moist and the vegetables tasted like they were overcooked in water. It was ok but not more than that, just filled the empty stomach. My friend had a gulasch with potatoes, the meat was ok, but the potatoes were hardly eatible. The bread on the table was half stale.

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Reviewed 5 March 2015

This hotel should be avoided at all cost. It is situated next to a theater. If there isba show going on it is so noisy in the room, you can understand even the words of the song.

The single rooms are tiny, with a musty, old smell. The bsthroom is old and tiny and the window is facing to an inner courtyard with fumes from the kitchen of the restaurant below. TOO BE ABSOLUTELY AVOIDED AT ALL COST!!!

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Reviewed 12 October 2014

Unlike my overall impression of the Hotel (where I've stayed overnight), dinner at the Hotel restaurant was really delicious and at a good price. It is not a fancy place but has a good down-to-earth athmosphere in the evening with a mix of locals and tourists of all ages. Service was very friendly again (as in the hotel) and the food very tasty.

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Reviewed 6 September 2014

We travelled to Bern as a family of 4(children aged 5 and 8) doing a 3 week tour of Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. This was the worst place we stayed. We were put on a floor that was doing massive construction. The room small, old, and cleanliness was not great. The bathroom was tiny with no place to put your toiletries. The beds were downright awful - so very uncomfortable. We had to ask for new pillows because ours were flat and probably 10 years old.

I was concerned once we arrived - we had 2 nights and we just ended up making sure we were out for 16 hours a day. The breakfast was okay...the coffee was good. The service was very average. Unfortunately I do not recommend this hotel - even if it is a deal. Find something else.

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Thank Christine K
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

This hotel feels like it was once quite grand but has lost it's touch. If you get a good deal and are on a budget it's fine. It's location is good, only ten minute walk from the old town. Staff were quite nice. Breakfast was great.

Our room was on a floor that was obviously being renovated. When we arrived there was cleanin stuff everywhere and carpet covering on. We had to step over Hoover wired and move cleaning stuff out the way to get into our room. Our room was weird two single beds head to tail. that they could have just pushed in to a double. Every time somebody used the tap above us our sink made a crazy gurgling noise. Shared toilets were fine. Not much atmosphere in hotel. They go crazy if you take your key out so make sure you leave it in reception. If your there to visit the city and just have a comfy place to stay it's perfect. But if you like a nicer hotel for dinner and to relax in then don't go.

Thank Hannahb11
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