Bellevue Palace

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Bern, Switzerland

Bellevue Palace is the official guesthouse of the Swiss government, and while the historic palace has hosted visitors like the Queen of England, Nelson Mandela, Sophia Loren, and Bruce Springsteen, every guest is given the royal treatment.

The only grand hotel in Switzerland’s capital, Bellevue Palace has a history extending back 150 years. The hotel occupies an elegant art nouveau building with magnificent salons, exquisitely decorated rooms, and a gourmet restaurant with a terrace offering stunning views over the Bernese Alps.

Classically elegant rooms and suites provide a personal refuge at the end of each day. Elegant period furniture and harmonious colours combine with spacious layouts to create a sense of comfort and peace. Large picture windows look out onto the old town or the majestic peaks of the Alps.

For over a century, seasoned travellers in search of uncompromising service and comfort have come to the Bellevue Palace and have discovered a wealth of culture and activity in the historic city of Bern. The hotel continues to innovate, bringing the grand tradition of travel into the 21st century and welcoming you as a distinguished guest.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Bern into a greater Swiss or European holiday. Take a look at A Family Ski Holiday In The Swiss Alps as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Bellevue Palace Information

Location & Getting There:

Bellevue Palace is located in the heart of Bern, offering spectacular views of the Bernese Alps. Zurich and Geneva International Airports are both 90-minutes by car.


The 128 rooms at Bellevue Palace (including 24 suites) offer a personal refuge at the end of each day. Spacious and elegantly appointed, they combine fine period furniture with soothing harmonious palettes and breathtaking views of the historic old town, the quiet inner courtyard, the Parliament buildings, or the extraordinary Bernese Alps.

Feel at home from the moment you arrive and discover a place where every detail has been thoughtfully considered to attend to your every desire. From a standard room to the Presidential Suite, each space is a unique haven of peace and tranquility that will inspire your soul. Live like a guest of honour, with no wish unfulfilled.


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Visitors to Switzerland’s capital experience an almost limitless offer of cultural activities, shopping, and gourmet options to explore. The medieval feel of the historic old town, with its ancient towers and winding lanes, is unique in Switzerland and recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

Walk along the River Aare. See bears in the Bärengraben. Feed your appetite for fashion in one of the world’s longest covered shopping promenades. Watch the clock strike twelve on an astronomical calendar clock dating back to the 16th century. Feast on legendary cheese fondue at a traditional cellar restaurant, run exclusively by women for over four centuries. Then make room for more with a workout in the hotel’s on site gym. The memories made here will last a lifetime.


Bellevue Palace welcomes families. There are many exciting activities nearby to ensure children have an equally memorable experience.

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