Hotel Bellevue Palace          

 Kochergasse 3-5 CH-3001 Bern - Switzerland 3001 Bern − Switzerland

Member of Leading Hotels of the World

The official guesthouse of the Swiss government has been a place of living history for 150 years. In fact, the BELLEVUE PALACE is the only grand hotel in the heart of the capital. Its magnificent lounges, superb views of the Bernese Alps – always a ‘belle vue’ – and heartfelt hospitality make the luxury hotel unique. The hotel has always been, and remains, a venue for politicians and diplomats and a popular meeting place for the whole of Bern. Enjoy la BELLE VIE at BELLEVUE PALACE.

The Hotel

The BELLEVUE PALACE has 128 rooms, 24 of which are suites. These hideaways for individuals are classically elegant yet fitted with every modern amenity. At this luxury five-star hotel, the stage is set for a grand appearance. The restaurant «VUE» is the number one destination for gourmets in Bern, while journalists, politicians, guests of the state and couples too can enjoy cocktails and culinary delights at the «BELLEVUE Bar» and «Le LOBBY».

For those who appreciate the more discreet approach, the BELLEVUE PALACE also has 12 function rooms for special events and banquets. Meanwhile the exclusive BELLEViE GYM and Spa on the 5th floor enables guests to top up their fitness levels or relax in a Finnish sauna.

The History

The BELLEVUE PALACE opened as the Hotel Bellevue in 1865. After a full conversion, it reopened in 1913 before experiencing its first heyday during the 1920s. The Swiss National Bank acquired the BELLEVUE PALACE in 1976, handing over the property to the Swiss Confederation in 1994.

The only grand hotel in Bern with a long-standing tradition is therefore owned by the state; as the official hotel for guests of the state, and the hotel of choice for numerous celebrities, politicians and diplomats, it possesses a unique flair.

Rooms & Suites


Standard Room

Standard rooms are designed for one or two persons. These airily elegant options span 19-46 square meters – space enough for box-spring beds, corner units and desks – and overlook either the tranquil courtyard or the old quarter of Bern. Naturally unlimited WiFi and air conditioning are provided. The decor in Standard rooms is classic, while the Loft on the fifth floor has parquet flooring.

Deluxe Room

Our spacious Deluxe rooms, which are suitable for one or two persons, overlook the River Aare or the Bernese Alps; some rooms also have a balcony. Ranging in size from 27-48 square meters, Deluxe rooms come with box-spring beds, desks with international plug sockets and corner units. Unlimited WiFi is provided, while air conditioning units ensure a comfortable temperature. Deluxe rooms are classically designed with antique furnishings and stucco ceilings; some can be combined with Deluxe Junior Suites or singles next door.

Junior Suite Superior

Our Superior Junior Suites, which span 42-58 square meters, have separate living rooms with desk and seating unit, bedrooms with box-spring beds and inviting bathrooms; they overlook either the tranquil courtyard or the old town. Superior Junior Suites are classically laid out with items of antique furniture; Nespresso machines are provided while the air conditioning system ensures a pleasant temperature.

Junior Suite Deluxe

Our Deluxe Junior Suites offer guests views of the Bernese Alps and the River Aare. Ranging in size from 45-59 square meters, these suites have bedrooms with box-spring beds, living rooms with corner unit and desk, antique furnishings and stucco ceilings. Air conditioning units and Nespresso machines raise the feelgood factor yet further. A number of Deluxe Junior Suites can be linked to neighboring Deluxe doubles.

Deluxe Suite

The BELLEVUE PALACE Deluxe Suites are places to unwind in style. Spanning 53-81 square meters, the suites combine classic design, items of antique furniture and stucco ceilings with every modern convenience. Separated from the living rooms, the bedrooms offer box-spring beds; quality fabrics in contemporary color schemes produce an inviting elegance. All suites command imposing views of the Alps; some have balconies while others can connect with neighboring doubles to form double suites. This category includes a Loft Suite with sloping ceiling and parquet flooring.

Tower Suite

Our premier suite enjoys the best location, commanding sensational views of the Bernese Alps and the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as the River Aare. The 77-square-meter Tower Suite offers an amply proportioned living space with circular lounge, separate bedroom, private fitness room (with cross trainer, bicycle, yoga mat and weights) and two bathrooms. Furnished in classically traditional style, the suite also features modern-day amenities such as box-spring bed and air conditioning. Stuccoed ceilings and fabrics and carpets in contemporary tones underpin the classically modern mood.

Presidential Suite

In the suite made for presidents and kings, every guest can feel like a VIP. The 158-square-meter suite accommodates a spacious lounge, separate dining room, two bedrooms with bathrooms and a private kitchen. The view across the Alps is matchless, taking in the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as well as the River Aare. Classic design, a smattering of antique furniture items, stucco ceilings and choice fabrics in contemporary tones emphasize the luxurious elegance of the Presidential Suite. The suite also promises every modern amenity and comfortable box-spring beds.




The BELLEViE GYM has everything guests need to keep in shape: modern Excite+ cardio machines with TV and connectors for Smartphones, Element+ weight training machines and a lounge with self-service Gym Bar. Personal trainers are also available on request. Any workout is sure to be a pleasure thanks to sensational views across the rooftops of Bern to the old town and the Bernese Alps beyond – which can also be enjoyed while taking a break on a sunbed on the terrace.

Outdoor Activities

Bern is built on the River Aare, with the city’s most attractive recreation area running along the riverbanks – an ideal destination for strolling, jogging and swimming in summer. We will be pleased to provide a map of jogging routes. The nearby Emmental valley and Schwarzenburger District are also perfect places for physical activity. Regardless of the weather, visitors can also saunter through six kilometers of arcades in the old town of Bern.

The Sauna

At the end of a busy day of a holiday or business trip, there is nothing more soothing than a visit to our Finnish sauna: in such restful surroundings, it is easy to let the day melt away. The sauna, which has separate areas for men and women, is exclusively open to guests from 14 hrs to 22 hrs every day. Those interested in everything our spas have to offer are well advised to visit the spas of the VICTORIA-JUNGFRAU COLLECTION in Interlaken or Lucerne.

Meetings & Conferences

The BELLEVUE PALACE is also a venue for seminars and banquets with 16 individual function rooms. All of our meeting and conference rooms combine style with state-of-the-art technology, hosting everything from state receptions to press conferences and smaller seminars. Flawless organization and professional service ensure every event is a unique experience. Whether guests wish to arrange a full supporting program or plan an event, our event team is on hand to offer advice.

Group Activities

The BELLEVUE PALACE is the ideal place for team building exercises as well as indoor and outdoor incentive programs. We collaborate with professional partners to offer guests a wide range of activities; helicopter trips, kitchen parties with the head chef and city tours with a difference are just some of the possibilities. Please contact our specialist event team, who will be pleased to put together a tailored itinerary.

Your Celebration

The BELLEVUE PALACE is the perfect venue for a celebration. Whatever visitors have in mind – a wedding, birthday, baptism or family get-together – our 16 impressive function rooms provide the ideal venue. For more than a century, each of these rooms has possessed a charm of its own. The event team at the BELLEVUE PALACE looks forward to hosting celebrations for guests, and is pleased to extend whatever support it can as regards planning and execution. Simply contact us – and enjoy your special day to the full.


  Size m2 Conference Seatings Banquet Seatings Concert Seatings
Salon Royal 297.6   200  220 363 
Lobby 215 
Salon du Palais 235.5  152  160  262 
Münz Lounge 182.6  100 
Salon Rouge 111.6  60  80  100 
Salon Casino 71.1  40  50  64 
Salon Tavel 69.4  28 
Salon Drake 38.2  12  14 
Salon Président 63  24  24 
Salon Osswald 32.2  10  12 
Salon Lafayette 18.7 


Discover Bern

Bern is the capital of Switzerland and the BELLEVUE PALACE stands right next door to the Bundeshaus, or Federal Palace. With its miles of arcades and historic fountains, the old town of Bern is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site; of particular note is the Zytglogge astronomical clock created in 1530. The BärenPark is the symbol of a city with a broad cultural heritage that includes the Zentrum Paul Klee. In the summer, the recreation area along the banks of the River Aare is ideal for strolling, jogging and swimming. The environs of Bern open onto the Emmental valley and the Schwarzenburger District, one of the loveliest pre-alpine landscapes in Switzerland.

Restaurant VUE

The restaurant «VUE» combines traditional Swiss hospitality with classically modern cuisine. This effortlessly timeless and casually elegant venue with the Gault Millau rating serves light yet perfectly prepared dishes. The culinary delights are complemented by a ‘Belle Vue’ of the River Aare and the Alps from the terrace.

Opening hours

Monday until Sunday

12 hrs to 14 hrs

18 hrs to 28 hrs

Sunday Brunch

11.30 hrs to 15 hrs

Le Lobby


«Le LOBBY» is a true classic reborn, a convivial meeting place to exchange views and discuss weighty matters over informal snacks and drinks as well as sushi and sashimi. Alongside classic cocktails, the bar presents 99 types of gin and other imaginative creations. The venue for the whole of Bern – and our guests from around the world – opens daily from 8 hrs to midnight.

Opening hours

Daily from

8 hrs until midnight

Sushi & Sashimi Bar

From 12 hrs until 14 hrs and from 17 hrs until 22 hrs Tuesday to Saturday, we serve a delicious selection of sushi and sashimi in the «Le Lobby» and «BELLEVUE Bar». Diners can choose from small portions like nigiri or maki sushi, sushi platters or mixed sashimi for a larger assortment. The Japanese appetisers are freshly prepared and served at the bar or on the terrace when the weather is fine. Needless to say, sake or original Japanese Kirin Ichiban beer make an ideal accompaniment. An oasis of Japanese cuisine in the heart of Bern.

Opening hours

Tuesday until Saturday

12 hrs to 14 hrs
18 hrs to 22 hrs


The «BELLEVUE Bar» is a living legend, a bar with a proud tradition that invites business people, politicians, courting couples and quiet bon viveurs every day to enjoy a drink or a business lunch, relive the good old days, take a step back and practice the art of conversation. In addition to a comprehensive drinks menu of classic and modern cocktails, the bar offers breakfasts for late risers, finger foods and a wide selection of delicacies that includes sushi and sashimi. The bar welcomes guests daily from 10 hrs to midnight.

Opening hours

Open daily from

10 hrs to midnight

Le Fumoir

«Le Fumoir» is devoted to aficionados of fine tobacco, somewhere for connoisseurs to peacefully indulge their passion with a wide choice of prime Cuban cigars (including a number of rare Cohibas) and selected cigars from South American climes. Chilled drinks and culinary classics are also served in the elegant surroundings to complete the experience. This is an ideal meeting place for like-minded individuals seeking to enjoy a hand-rolled cigar in peace as an expression of a lifestyle. «Le Fumoir» opens daily from 10 hrs to midnight.

Opening hours

Open daily

from 10 hrs to midnight


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Hotel: Hotel Bellevue Palace

Address: Kochergasse 3-5 CH-3001 Bern - Switzerland 3001 Bern

Region: Bern

Country: Switzerland

Official website:

Telephone: +41 (0)31 320 45 45

Fax: +41 31 320 46 46

Hotel email:

How to reach us

By car

Travelling by car and coming from Basel/Zurich, head for Interlaken/Thun and take the Bern Ostring exit. Follow signs for Zentrum, then Casino and turn into Jungfraustrasse. Cross the Kirchenfeldbrücke bridge towards Casinoplatz. Turn into Amthausgasse. Go around Bundesplatz into Kochergasse. You will come directly to the BELLEVUE PALACE hotel. The Hotel offers recharging points for electric vehicles.

By train

If you come by train, after arriving at Bern station, take a 5-minute walk or tram line 6, 7, 8 or 9 to Zytglogge. Alternatively, take a taxi straight to the hotel.

By plane

Bern-Belp Airport: 20 min.
Zurich Airport: 1 h 30 min.
Basel Airport: 1 h 30 min.
Geneva Airport: 1 h 30 min.

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