I’ve stayed here several times and never disappointed. My purpose for the travel is business in Bernhardzell. The location is up from St. Gallen and about a 20-30 minute drive from the Zentrum. It is closer to Lake Constance. You can walk to the lake in 15 minutes. Which I enjoyed very much. Parking is good and even when hotel was full I never had problem finding a spot.
There is a bus stop approximate 3- 4 blocks away block, short walk. You can catch a bus to the train depot.
Hotel Staff is very friendly, accommodating, and they speak English. There is a restaurant attached to the premises, it’s a little expensive even for Switzerland. One-person dinner can run you 40 Swiss Franc and higher. Breakfast is typical European Buffet Style (sandwich meats, cheese, fruit cereal, yogurts, coffee and tea, etc…)
The rooms vary. I stayed in both sections, the original building and the new building. If you want the best view of the lake you have to stay in the new building. The original Building has some rooms with a little appeal but they lack the amenities of the newer building and you can tell it’s older. Either section - when they say two twin beds they are actually – in size they are American sized Kids Twin not a regular twin. Luckily, I don’t move around when I sleep. They do have a variety of other rooms.
Amenities – Believe it or not, I like the fact they have wash cloths as some hotels do not have wash cloths just hand towels and body towels (again this is typical). Just recently in France I stayed at a place that only had body towels, HUH? The laundry service is reasonable. In the new section the safes are useable. In the original section they are not unless you’re putting small things like jewelry – they won’t accommodate a camera like the new section safe.
The hotel is always clean.
I can’t remember if this Lobby is staffed 24hours. So, if you plan to check in late, call first.
I highly recommend and would stay again. less