I'm in the hotel and conventions business and my expectations were high. I was not disappointed. Bellevue Palace has that old world elegance and feel, but has all the up to date amenities and connectivity I need as a business and leisure traveler. Service levels are those you would find in only the finest hotels in the world. The location is just steps from the main clock tower which is just about dead center of the "walking" district of arcaded shops and restaurants. It could not be a more convenient base with views over the River Aare. Direktor (GM) Urs Buhrer was the connsumate hotelier in greeting guests and making the rounds at dinner in La Terrasse making sure his guests were enjoying their stay. Switzerland is definietly not cheap, but Bellevue Palace is worth the price.