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Idyllhotel Appenzellerhof

3.0 of 5
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Hauptstrasse 6, Speicher CH-9042, Switzerland
Idyllhotel Appenzellerhof
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bern
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87 reviews 87 reviews
79 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The hotel is a family business, very friendly and helpful people. The breakfast has all the choices you would expect (from eggs to müesli, cheese and meat), especially if you consider the size of the place. The rooms are renovated in this old building, rather small, but comfy and, as expected for Switzerland, very clean. The next railway station is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We unfortunately only got to stay here for one night as we were passing through. This place is lovely - it is clean, the beds are comfortable and the staff are oh so kind. The breakfast was great, and it was so nice seeing the little boys following their mom around as she kept the place humming along. This place... More 

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Milan, Italy
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I spent two nights in this hotel. It is very clean and located right where you would say "This is Switzerland", but very close to ST. Gallen. People are nice and very friendly! Hope to come back soon!

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Paris, France
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We had a nice stay in this hotel during our trip to Switzerland. Located in a small village just outside of Saint-Gallen, it is a nice base to visit the region. The hotel might need a new coat of paint on the outside to give a better first impression but the rooms are well appointed and very comfortable. Hotel to... More 

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed here two nights in what was probably a somewhat slack season, but loved it. The room was immaculate and charming. The attached dining room is comfortable and serves a great assortment of regional specialties: all of them good. However, it is the staff and the proprietors that really make the place special. It has a very friendly and warm... More 

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london
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I've visited St Gallen twice. The first time I stayed in the city, the second time in this hotel. The great advantage of staying in the hotel is that you have some idea of the wonderful location of St Gallen, among the beautiful scenery of Appenzellerland. You can also park here and take the train into St Gallen (every 20... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I stayed in the hotel 3 nights while attendin a conference in St. Gallen. The hotel is an old construction with old decor, small rooms and not too many updates. My room overlooked a school yard. The restaurant serves home style delicious meals and the staff were very friendly. In summary: has some potential but needs renovations.

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Missouri City, Texas
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012 via mobile

My 77 year old mother with roots in the Appenzell region enjoyed a terrific stay at Hotel Appenzell. The rooms are well appointed with great marble bathrooms. Hotel has an authentic feel, with just enough comforts of home. The staff were AMAZING! They are helpful, knowledgeable, and make sure guests needs are met and expectations exceeded. The breakfast was delicious.... More 

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Neuchatel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Friends have offered us a discovery voucher (Smartbox-tables&saveurs). Of all the places offered, my wife picked the Appenzellerhof, because of location, and cuisine. She was right, we railed it to St.Gallen, spent the afternoon shopping and visiting the city, then hopped on the regional train to Speicher, that itself was a great ride, scenic, smooth and fast (swiss style). The... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

We had a simple and clean room in the new part of the building. It was facing the main street but during that night there was not too much traffic. We enjoyed a great dinner and the next morning a breakfast with a hugh variation of bread, cheese and jam.

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