Hotel Dufour in Biel/Bienne - 3 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • WLAN in room

Hotel description Dufour

Business hours of reception: from 06:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Its central location makes Hotel Dufour the ideal choice for business and private travellers alike. In the hotel's direct vicinity, you will find sights as well as shopping and entertainment facilities.

Our hotel provides 30 spacious and modern rooms, all equipped with direct-dial telephone, radio, cable TV and video recorder. WLAN is available throughout the entire house free of charge.

Enjoy Indian and Italian cuisine, among others, in our Indian Maharaja Palace restaurant and be spoilt by our chef de cuisine.

Our hotel is very centrally located and in the immediate vicinity to the pedestrian precinct. The Old Town, the railway station and a lake are as well all reachable within few minutes.

Attention: Reception is closed after 11 pm. Check-in before 22:30 The smart Indian Restaurant: Maharaja Palace Public parking close to the Hotel. Reception hours: On business days: from 6:30 AM to 10:30 PMOn the weekend: from 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1950, Last complete renovation 1993, Last partial renovation 2007, Number of floors 5, Total number of rooms 28, Number of single rooms 11, Number of double rooms 17, of which have 2 separate beds 17, of which are suitable as three-bed rooms 2, Hotel open all year round, Reception manned at weekends from 06:30, to 22:30, Reception manned from 06:30, to 22:30, Earliest check-in 14:00, Latest check-out 12:00, English-speaking staff available during the day, Hotel, City hotel, Business hotel, Trade fair hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, child-friendly hotel, No-smoking hotel, No-smoking room 28, Hypoallergenic rooms 5, Children's beds/cots 2

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Rue Dufour 31, 2500 Biel/Bienne, Switzerland


  • Station (SBB / CFF Biel) 1.5 km
  • City centre (Biel (Bern)) 0.32 km
  • Airport (Bern Belp Airport (BRN)) 31.42 km
  • Highway (Biel) 3.0 km

Service times

Reception open:

6:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Reception manned at weekends:

6:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Earliest check-in:

2:00 PM

Latest check-out:

12:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Diners Club
  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Electronic cash
  • Travelers' checks

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Car park is a 1-minute walk away
  • Secure parking
  • Security patrolled car park
  • Restaurant(s) 1 open from 06:30.00 until 11:30.00 Closed sunday
  • Hotel bar
  • Café/bistro
  • Open-air restaurant/beer garden, etc.
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Hourly rate 0 CHF
  • Mobile phone reception
  • WLAN operator Hotel Hotspot
  • Breakfast from 06:30 o'clock to 10:00 o'clock
  • Vegetarian food available
  • Wholefood available

Room facilities

In-house services

  • Pets permitted Fee per day 8 CHF
  • Ice machine
  • Classic concierge service
  • Express check-out
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Business center
  • Laundry service
  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • WLAN in room
  • Towels changed every 2 day(s)
  • Beddings changed every 2 day(s)
  • Room service from 07:00.00 until 23:00.00

Hotel location

Rue Dufour 31, 2500 Biel/Bienne -

Evaluations of Dufour

Overall 66 ratings, including comments: 44 ratings
5.9 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
Corporate customers
2.0 / 10
October 2019

Room was stinky but apart from that at least clean (bathroom etc.). Hotel and restaurant stuff was very friendly. Nearby shopping possibilities. All counted together, I will never ever stay at this hotel again.

I was placed in the room stinking like an ashtray even in the whole hotel is smoking forbidden. Obviously the previous stayer/s were heavily smoking there. I am also smoker but I do not enjoy sleeping in a stinky bin, I think for non-smoking person it would be impossible to sleep there. All the fabric from curtains to carpet was stinking. I went to the shop near by to buy Air refresher to at least spray it over. There was no room for me to be switched. I stayed only 2 nights, if I were planning longer stay in Biel I would check out after first sleep over and find another hotel. I asked 2 weeks in advance for quiet room, I was given one at 1-st floor above restaurant and hotel entrance, most busy place in the hotel. The windows are old and non-isolating, the hotel is at main street, so the noise level is very high. Breakfast was supposed to be from 630 am, on my second and last day at the hotel I met 3 other gests at 7 am wondering around because the breakfast room was still closed. I reserved 2 weeks in advance the hotel stuff could not find my reservation for 15 minutes, I had to run up my PC to share my reservation number. At my hotel room was TV but the remote control was missing, I ask at the reception, all they said it is supposed to be in the room (was really not). All counted together, I will never ever stay at this hotel again.

Corporate customers
6.3 / 10
February 2017

Hotel stuff very friendly, hotel room was very clean

Very noisy, on a busy street and nearby church (ringing every 15 Min even at night), also you could hear the noise from other rooms. The breakfast choses were very simple, but for 2-3 days ok. WC not stable, water in the shower did not run away, electric socket not really screwed properly. Wi-Fi very bad, only hard chair by the small table, not comfortable to work on PC more than 1 hour.

8.5 / 10
October 2011

nice, good value for money in what is one of the most expensive countries in the world

there was some noise in the morning that woke me up briefly (I think it was the staff, not fellow guests)

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