Romantic and Swiss, this grand five-star property near the River Aare is part of the historic architecture of the old town. Located next to Parliament House, the Bellevue Palace Hotel has been faithfully restored in keeping with its neo-classsical roots. Heavily detailed interiors are as perfect and picturesque as Berne's idyllic countryside and modernized rooms are both chic and traditional with charged internet access, satellite TV and, for some, views of the alps. Breakfast is an especially memorable affair - served until 11am, it's taken on the terrace with views of the town and the river, an event rivaled in romance only by dinner at the Bellevue, for which guests can request their own personal string section. After that, a nighttime stroll through Bern's medieval quarter is the perfect end to the evening.