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The story of Bern’s oldest hotel restaurant

Renovated rooms above former horse stables in the capital of Switzerland

Located in a former horse stable, converted in 1508, the classic Swiss hotel and restaurant, The Goldener Schlüssel Bern, has been welcoming guests from around the world to the historical part of Bern, Switzerland for relaxing stays and delicious traditional fare.


Traditional bernese downtown house

The historic hotel and restaurant Goldener Schlüssel Bern presents itself to travelers as a traditional Bernese downtown building that has been fully renovated and adapted to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travelers. All 34 rooms are equipped with a shower, toilet, flat screen TV, radio, telephone, safe, hair dryer and complementary WiFi. The hotel also features a business center, free daily newspaper and knowledgeable front desk staff to assist you during your stay.


The restaurant

So, what happened to the horse stable? Today, you will find a cosy restaurant where you can escape the stress and strains of everyday life. Our waiters will serve you attentively and courteously, while our young kitchen crew is highly motivated to conjure up your favourite classic or local dish to spoil your palate. Our wine cellar is carefully stocked with select favourites that are both excellent and affordable.


The hotel

Desbarrolles, a French travel writer, wrote in 1860 in his diary: “After a long search for cheap accommodation, I fortunately found The Goldener Schlüssel Bern. The room I received cost only 1 Swiss Franc (without service and candle). For the excellent dinner I paid between 1 and 1.25 Swiss Francs.” Today it may cost a bit more, but still our philosophy remains the same – to offer great value at affordable prices in the centre of one of the best locations in Bern.


The management

For 30 years Marianne and Jost Troxler have been running the hotel and restaurant in Bern, their passion remains as strong today as it was when they started. This gives The Goldener Schlüssel Bern a warm traditional ambiance with all the modern conveniences. By the way, for the French author Desbarrolles, one thing was particularly important: “The patron speaks French.” This remains so over 150 years later, with both Marianne and Jost fluent in several languages.


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