The Lab Hotel

Three-star rooms and a lively research laboratory. This is where future hoteliers and real guests meet. The Lab Hotel is a platform for experiments, innovation and encounters. 45 modern hotel rooms, 6 lab rooms, 13 serviced apartments and 6 capsule rooms. Welcome to the future!


The virtual doors of The Lab Hotel are open around the clock. Take your time looking around and choosing your room or lab room. Click here for a virtual tour of the hotel.


At The Lab Hotel, we test the latest technologies and hotel concepts under real-life conditions. We offer students at the Thun Hotel Management School the opportunity to experiment with new concepts and their own ideas. They develop the room and service concepts themselves – and can observe the effect they have on the guests directly. In return, our guests have first-hand experience of the latest trends in the industry, before anyone else gets the chance to.


The first opening step at The Hub Bar at The Lab Hotel is done. We are open: Monday to Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday: closed.

In the morning, we are currently serving our guests a delicious breakfast.
Price: CHF 24.–

Individual components of the breakfast buffet (e.g. rolls or croissants, coffee, etc.) are served at a single price at our The Hub Bar.

At noon, during the current school semester of the Hotel Management School Thun, our hotel guests also have the opportunity to eat at our self-service buffets between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m..

We are happy to recommend our partners for dinner:

Restaurants of the Hotel Seepark
The restaurant at noon (daily from 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Lunch break? Take a culinary break! Choose from the buffet or à la carte from a colorful selection of dishes, freshly prepared for you.

The Timeless (daily from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.).
The name says it all: In a bistro atmosphere, you can enjoy small snacks and tasty dishes almost around the clock. Forget the time and give yourself completely to the pleasure.

The restaurant (Thu to Sat from 6.30 p.m.)
In a relaxed, elegant atmosphere you will experience pure pleasure and the perfect harmony of food and drink. In the restaurant, which has been awarded 1 Michelin star and 16 GaultMillau points, gastronomy is celebrated at the highest level.

Restaurant & Terrace Schadau Castle
At noon and in the evening you will find a great choice at Schadau Castle. In the afternoon from 14.00 and from 21.00 a selection of bistro and bar dishes. But always something the Schloss chefs are proud of. At lunchtime, the Schloss team offers a selection from the à la carte menu in addition to the daily menus.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 08:30 – 23:30 / Sunday: 08:30 – 22:00

Gasthof Rössli Dürrenast
For a leisurely lunch or an evening without frills, there are of course numerous alternatives. How about typical Swiss cuisine or a touch of Italianita? Then we recommend for example the Gasthof Rössli Dürrenast.


It’s all in the mix. Guests on business or holiday-makers who want to get to know Thun and the surrounding area feel at home in our 45 modern hotel rooms. Our 13 serviced apartments are primarily intended for longer stays and also have cooking facilities. Our Japanese-inspired capsule rooms are an inexpensive solution for overnight stays in Thun. Everyone who is looking for something out of the ordinary or who wants to try something completely new will be happy with one of our lab rooms.


  • High-speed internet in all hotel areas
  • Breakfast
  • Work space and meeting rooms
  • Bar and food market

Racing – and mountain bikes welcome

  • Direct access to the garage
  • Bike maps available
  • Charging station for e-bikes
  • Washing machine and dryer available

SUP rental

A feeling of freedom and tranquility in the midst of an impressive mountain world. Far away from everyday life, on calm waters, comfortably paddling across the blue water towards the sun or the triumvirate of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Only a few steps away from Lake Thun we rent five inflatable SUP’s. You can rent them comfortably at our reception between 8.00-20.00 o’clock. Rental prices per board including board / paddle rental and life jacket:

  • 1 hour CHF 25.00
  • 2 hours CHF 35.00
  • 3 hours CHF 45.00

Research laboratory for Future hotelierS

LAB Rooms

Unique rooms and special room concepts. Our lab rooms are created in collaboration with external partners and the students of the Thun Hotel Management School.

Discover the local area

The Lab Hotel is really only a few steps from the shore. Cross the street, and you will already be able to see Lake Thun through the shrubbery. A few metres further on, and you will be standing on the shore with the most incredible view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The sun rises over one of these three mountains (depending on the season, of course). The lakeshore makes the perfect backdrop for a morning jog, and right next to it is the English-style park, the ideal location for yoga, tai chi or morning meditation – or just for a short walk to end a long day.

Coming soon: THE HUB BAR

The Hub bar: now open

Enjoy your new favorite drink with a dreamlike panoramic view on our terrace or in a trendy atmosphere in The Hub Bar.

Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday: closed

The Lab Hotel - Hub Bar