This traditional 5-star hotel occupies an elegant Art Nouveau building dating from 1913, in the heart of Bern next to the Federal Parliament. The Bellevue Palace includes a gourmet restaurant, a sauna, and a fitness center. Free Wi-Fi is available. Hotel Bellevue Palace Bern is the official guesthouse of the Swiss government. Over the years, it has hosted famous guests such as Charlie Chaplin, the Queen of England, Jacques Chirac, Nelson Mandela, Sophia Loren, Bruce Springsteen, and Fidel Castro. The spacious, luxuriously furnished rooms include controllable air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and elegant parquet floors. Some offer views of Bern’s historic Old Town or the distant Alpine peaks, while others face the quiet inner courtyard or the Parliament. The La Terrasse restaurant serves Swiss and international gourmet cuisine, and the daily breakfast buffet is available every morning until 11 am. For late risers, a continental breakfast can be served in the room, and room service is available daily until midnight. The terrace was renovated in 2012 and offers panoramic views of the Aare River and the Alps.