Close to the railway station and within easy reach of the old town, this hotel is an affordable base for sightseeing in Berne. Around a five-minute walk from central station, the Sorell Hotel Arabelle is a comfortable older-style two-star close to shops, cafes and the university. Rooms are simply attired with lots of white space and blonde wooden furniture, each with modern bathrooms and an ample supply of natural light. For internet, there's a communal PC in the lobby and for dining, guests can stroll over to the hotel's sister property, the Sorell Hotel Ador, which also offers conference facilities. The old town is a ten-minute tram ride away, if that, and is a pleasant downhill walk from the Arabelle, with plenty of little shops and cafes to discover along the way.