After two blissful night in Lausanne, it was time to pack up the chaos of our room and head down to the Swiss capital of Bern for one final night of fresh snowy air, good food and alright company, I suppose (sorry but I simply can’t compliment you, Le Fashion Fetish.. it just feels weird…).
A scenic, hour-long train ride found us in beautiful Bern. Since 1983, Bern has been listed as a UNESCO heritage site, meaning it has long maintained its original cosmopolitan charm. With medieval buildings next to modern architecture and design, this city has something different on offer at every corner.
Our residence for the night was Hotel Schweizerhof Bern; a five star, 99 room hotel with a legacy that spans over 150 years. The hotel lives up to its name the second your feet hit the original marble floors and your bags are politely and swiftly alleviated from your grasp by the smiley reception staff.
Our room was a deluxe boutique; a spacious room with generous mini bar area (vital), balcony, marble bathroom and living room area. So peaceful you could hear a pin drop and spacious enough to do a pre-dinner twirl to the base of the surround-sound speakers.
After toasting our new surroundings, we headed robed up and headed eight floors down the the promise of the hotel spa. The spa was small and romantic, with a sauna, steam room, plunge pool, showers, relaxation room, treatment rooms and possibly the world’s largest hot tub. The most idyllic place to wind down after an, albeit short, journey.
Our dinner destination for our final night in Switzerland was the hotel’s ‘Jack’s Brasserie‘, the main restaurant at the Hotel Schweizerhof. In its typical fin-de-siècle ambience it offers classic market-fresh, French Brasserie cuisine as well as Hotel Schweizerhof Bern classics – such as its famous Wienerschnitzel (which was soon to find its way into my hungry stomach!).
We’d planned to eat at Jack’s Brasserie and head out to explore some bars in the local area, but after an hour or so we were well aware that this was where we were to be spending the next three courses and four hours or so…
After one hell of a blissful night’s sleep, we reluctantly packed up our room, grabbed an uncharacteristically healthy breakfast from the familiar surroundings of Jack’s Brasserie and took to the streets of Bern to get acquainted with the area.
We wandered down every cobbled street we could find, including whizzing up and down the amazing, grand steps of the Parliament Building, admiring the views over Bear Park and grabbing a few pretty bloody amazing scoops of soft gelato. We only wish we could have had another day or two to explore more of this beautiful city we only seem to have scratched the surface of.
Hotel Schweizerhof Bern you were an absolute perfect hosts and I can’t thank you or your team enough for making our night with you one of the best I’ve ever spent in a hotel. I’ll be back ♥️
Stay at the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern from CHF 439 per night in a deluxe room (approximately £326).
For more information and to book, please visit www.schweizerhof-bern.ch/en or call +41 31 326 80 80.
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