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Middle of Bern's Old City, just steps away from the city's main attractions

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Property
apartment
People
5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Grünes Quartier - Bern City Rentals (1st Floor)

Short Term Rentals in the Best LOCATION in Bern!

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Absolute best location in Bern, right in the heart of the old medieval city of Bern.

We are currently taking many bookings for 2017! Don't hesitate, BOOK NOW!

Please visit our other two AMAZING listings in the same building to see our other apartments and look for special pricing for the winter season!

Listing #508589 (1st Floor above ground level apartment, same building)

Listing #669536 (3rd floor apartment, same building)

FYI: We do not live in these apartments, they are all yours...while you are a guest in our building.

Here is your chance to live like a local in the old city of Switzerland's capital city, Bern. Step outside your front door to discover the city's main attractions like the famous Zytglogge (Renaissance Clock Tower), Münster (Cathedral), Kursaal, Kultural Casino Bern, Concert theater, BärenPark, and Einstein's house where he developed his famous theory of relativity.

Nestled among amazing restaurants, cafés and bi weekly street markets, this apartment has everything you could possibly need and is full of original character as well as all the modern conveniences and furniture! Charming and light filled, the apartment can accommodate 1-5 people, 2 on the 160x200 cm (queen) bed and 2 on the sofa bed (double) and lastly one person on a fold-out bed (suitable for smaller adults or children). You will have your own modern kitchen and bath room as well as a large living room, dining room and master bedroom.

On the 1st and 2nd floor, in the typical Bernese apartment style, the kitchen and bathroom is separated from the bedroom and living room and is accessed by walking across the landing through the house's spiral stairwell. Although, this staircase is used by all four apartments in the building, running into anybody between 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 am is very rare. Many guests love this unique aspect as it allows for two seperate living spaces, one side for quiet time and one side for early risers or conversations a little later in the day.

A scant 10 minute walk under the romantic arcades brings you to/from the train station and mere seconds away from all the main tram and bus lines.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Rob Roman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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About Rob Roman

I am a Canadian born Swiss citizen and fourth generation to live in my family owned 500+ year old house in Bern's Altstadt. I live with my husband, Rob and our two kids on the fourth floor of the building. The rental apartment is located on the first floor so we are never far away should you need any help. We love meeting new people and sharing the beautiful city of Bern.

Rob Roman purchased this apartment in 1947

Why Rob Roman chose Bern

It's truly a fantastic and special experience to stay in our apartments.

The LOCATION is absolutely amazing! We are right in the heart of the medievel old town of Bern. Our building is surrounded by restaurants, shops, museums. We host the twice weekly farmer's market in front of our building. Steps to transit and with your Bern Visitor Card, that transit is included!

Add to that, our own experience hosting travelers for more than 3 years gives you everything you need for a great holiday or work stay on Münstergasse.

What makes this apartment unique

Unique location in the heart of the old city close to everything you'll want to do and see like restaurants, museums, the river Aare, the Bundeshaus parliament buildnigs, the Zytglogge, the Bear Park and so much more!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Middle of Bern's Old City, just steps away from the city's main attractions
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
3

Great place but very noisy

  • 3 of 5

If it weren't for the noise, we'd give this flat another star. It's lovely, in a very convenient location and generally has everything you may need in a holiday home. So, if noise isn't an issue for you, and you'd like to be in a bright, comfortable flat, then this would be a good choice. For us, the noise meant very little sleep. There's the street noise until well after midnight from passers-by, and then the refuse collection around 6 each morning followed by general deliveries. Then for the weekend there's the street market directly under the flat with dozens of stands being set up.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Future Guests, We are surprised by the strong feedback regarding noise. We haven't, in four years of business, ever had such a review. We feel this guest's review is extreme and overstated. We'll take this moment to more accurately describe the noise you can expect. The bedroom, located in the centre of the building facing an interior courtyard is very quiet. The living room, should anyone be sleeping on the sofa bed, is subject to normal city noises with the exception of heavy car traffic which we don't have thanks to traffic calming measures. The street sweeper truck cleans the street in the morning, it's true, however, garbage is collected only after 10:30 am. Bern is very well managed and clean and these are normal city noises in all major cities around the world and every apartment in the old town will hear them. Our title suggests that you will be in the 'Middle of Bern's Old City'. The benefits of staying in the middle of the beautiful old city far outweighs the noises of passers by going to/from dinner, the theatre, etc. or the age old tradition of the surrounding area's farmers, bakers, and artisans coming to Bern every weekend to sell their products. Don't take our word for it, please take the time to read our many other reviews for this property as well as our other two apartments in the same building. (#461968 and #669536) Please contact us if you have any concerns, we are happy to answer all inquiries in detail. We hope to welcome you to beautiful Bern soon!
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5

Central, comfortable, quintessential Bern

  • 5 of 5

Imagine what life would have been like for Albert Einstein when he lived in Bern and did his pioneering work. This apartment is in the same block as the one he lived in and about a one minute walk away. It is a VERY similar apartment in a very similar building. The Einstein Museum is about an eight minute, 450 meter walk across the river.

The apartment was very clean and convenient to the old city area of Bern, about a nine minute, 650 meter walk from the Central Bern Banhof.

Rob and Sara were excellent hosts and provided a great deal of information to help us enjoy our too-short time in Bern. We would love to go back again when we get the chance. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

historical apartment

  • 4 of 5

We spent nine days in this apartment in the beautiful centre of Bern.

The apartment is nice and comfortable and very quiet..with a good bed and nicely furnished. It is a pity that the bathroom and the kitchen are separated from the rest of the apartment ..so it is less suitable for elderly people.

Public transport is just around the corner..and with the card Sara and Rob gave the quests you can use all trams and buses for the whole period. Sara and Rob are friendly and helpful and know a solution of any question.

We had a wonderful stay. Thank so much for you both.

( We are a couple 60+ from Amsterdam)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ohio USA
5

Bright and comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

I along with five other women (Girl Scout alumnae) stayed three nights (wish it had been longer) in this roomy and modern apartment. Even though there were six of us, we were not on top of each other with the large living area and bedroom, plus the ample size modern kitchen. Five people would have been better for sleeping, as two adults on the couch was a bit uncomfortable, but we are Girl Scouts and adaptable. Sara, Rob and the children seemed like old friends by the time we left. They were so helpful in giving directions, and assisting us in many nice ways. We appreciated Rob giving us a tour of the apartment and how everything worked. The location was perfect in that we could walk or grab a tram to any place in the city. We especially enjoyed the street market on Saturday morning, although those in the front portion of the apartment heard them setting up booths beginning about 3:00 A.M. I recommend staying here and would definitely return if ever in Bern again. Great communication with Sara prior to booking and arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne
4

Just what we wanted

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 6 nights in this lovely old world apartment. Modern kitchen facilities, bathroom and large sitting room and bedroom. We brought fresh fruit & vegetables, etc at the market on the street below the apartment on the Friday morning after we arrived. It was great to wake up and see the market downstairs. Rob was very informative & helpful on both arrival and departure. The apartment is in a very convenient location close to everything. We did heaps of walking around the city.

We ate at Tibits restaurant a couple of times (great for vegetarians). There are two in Bern, one at the station and another not far from the apartment.

While we were there we took a short train trip to another lovely town Thun and spent a beautiful day there.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this apartment and found the apartment to be very comfortable.

The location is perfect, few minutes walk from all amenities. You could watch the world go by on the street below, but we never found noise to be an issue. We were there during the World Cup and there were TVs out in the street below, but it was all part of the character. There were also a couple of farmers markets on the street below while we were there and we stocked up on lovely fresh foods.

The apartment itself is very comfortable, nice big bed. We kept the bedroom windows open at night as it was very warm so you do hear the clock bells on an hourly basis, but hey ho, you are in the middle of a city.

We did cook quite a lot as it is very expensive to eat out. We had all the equipment we needed and it was nice that there were some store cupboard essentials already there.

The bathroom and kitchen are separate from the main apartment and you have to cross a public hall to get to them. That was the only niggle if you needed to use the toilet at 3am, or sprint across wrapped in a towel after a shower without bumping into your neighbours!

Rob & Sara were excellent informative hosts, very responsive, if we needed anything it was delivered immediately.

We loved Bern, a nice peaceful city with plenty to see and an excellent base to travel around from.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the excellent feedback, Mairi! We very much enjoyed meeting you both. Your comment about the 'public' staircase has prompted a couple questions from potential guests therefore we thought it would be a good idea to clarify for those people reading your review: The apartment is located in a 333 year old building and has a spilt layout, which is typical for buildings in the Bernese old city. The staircase is not public but it is the common staircase for the residences of the four apartments in the house. We live on the top floor, on the third floor is a single, professional who is a permanent tenant and is rarley at home, and the first and second floor are our short term rental suites. Therefore, there are actually very few people using the staircase. The chances of meeting anyone in the night or early mornings are extremely small. When we lived on the second floor ourselves we would take our clothes into the bathroom and dress before going over to the bedroom/living room side of the apartment. We hope this answers questions for future guests who read this review.
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Location

Nearest Train
0.75 Kilometres
Bern Main Station (Hauptbahnhof)
Car: not necessary

HOUSE RULES:

• SMOKING and CANDLE BURNING is strictly forbidden anywhere inside the building including the terrace and courtyard.

• 10:00 p.m. noise curfew applies to everyday of the week.

• Guests may invite people over, however, only registered guests may stay overnight. As this is a family building, we ask that gatherings larger than 4 other people have prior approval from Rob and Sara.

• When leaving the apartment, please close all the windows and turn off the lights.

• Turn off unnecessary lights at all times.

• Please ensure all doors lock securely behind you.

• Do not hold the door open for any persons you do not know.

• As this is a vacation rental with a private kitchen in a tenanted building, please avoid cooking with strong smells, i.e. aromatic spices, FISH, etc…

• DO NOT eat in the beds or on the sofa.

Thank you and enjoy your stay!

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Grünes Quartier, Berne area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CHF
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall/Winter 2016/17
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£117
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
April Ferien
8 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£749
for 5 nights
From
£136
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
July Holidays
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£749
for 5 nights
From
£136
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£476
for 3 nights
From
£136
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £62
Bern Visitor Tax PER day £4

- Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
- Nightly rate is based on double occupancy, guests beyond two charge 25 CHF/guest/night (including children).
- Estimated charges by VRBO may not be accurate. Please request a quote from us directly.
- The Bern Ticket is charged at 5.30CHF/night per person over 16 years(reduced for 6-16)http://www.bern.com/en/travel-planning/bernticket

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Grünes Quartier in Berne area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The sofa bed is a double and we can also provide a cot.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
Notes:
HOUSE RULES: • SMOKING and CANDLE BURNING is strictly forbidden anywhere inside the building including the terrace and courtyard. • 10:00 p.m. noise curfew applies to everyday of the week. • Guests may invite people over, however, only registered guests may stay overnight. As this is a family building, we ask that gatherings larger than 4 other people have prior approval from Rob and Sara. • When leaving the apartment, please close all the windows and turn off the lights. • Turn off unnecessary lights at all times. • Please ensure all doors lock securely behind you. • Guests are responsible for any damage they cause during their stay and should report damage immediately. • Do not hold the door open for any persons you do not know. • As this is a vacation rental with a private kitchen in a tenanted building, please avoid cooking with strong smells, i.e. aromatic spices, fish, etc… • DO NOT eat in the beds or on the sofa. Thank you and enjoy your stay!

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