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Chalet Fontana

Buhl, Murren 3825, Switzerland
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Chalet Fontana
Ranked #2 of 13 hotels in Murren
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

My family of 6 really enjoyed our stay with Denise at Chalet Fontana in early October. The cows were just being brought down from the high fields so we got to listen to the quaint cow bells while walking through the village at night. The village itself is small but lovely. Denise's chalet is rustic but perfectly cozy and comfortable.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Our family of five had a really memorable stay at the Chalet Fontana in September. We all love hiking and Denise was very helpful in suggesting walks to suit our family (kids 11,9 and 6). We especially loved the Children's Hike which takes you through playgrounds, flying foxes in forests and a slide with a wonderful view. Gimmelwald was a... More

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Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

My husband and I were visiting the alpine area of Switzerland for the first time and we could not have chosen a better place to begin. The Chalet Fontana gave us the perfect location, spotless accommodations, a traditional Swiss breakfast, and a host who was very helpful with suggestions about the area. Other reviewers have described details of these attributes... More

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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

It's a quaint Swiss chalet in a beautiful cliffside village accessible by gondola only. It was my daughter's and my first stop in Europe this past summer. The room was clean and large, comfy beds, and we had a shared bathroom in the hall - just like at home. The breakfast was delicious, and Denise is extremely friendly, helpful, and... More

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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99 reviews 99 reviews
36 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

There's a reason people rave about this place and Denise is fully part of the charm. From the clean rooms and bathrooms to the delightful banter at breakfast this place has it all. Denise makes sure everyone is comfortable and if you need anything just let her know. In fact you may randomly run into her on the streets of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We arrived late on a cold, rainy night and Denise was waiting outside to let us in and give us a warm welcome. We stayed in the apartment. We bought food at the co-op, cooked our own dinners and sat at the windowside table (good for both scenery and people-watching). The floors are kind of creaky above, but we played... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed at Chalet Fontana with our three children under 10 in July. It was wonderful!. Denise goes out of her way to make everyone feel like family. We rented the apartment in the chalet. It had its own entrance and bathroom. There was one large room with three single beds, perfect for our children, and another bedroom with a... More

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Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Thanks to our wonderful host, Denise, our stay at Chalet Fontana was wonderful. She works hard to see that the place is spotless and comfortable.It is the center of town with great views and it was nice to meet other travellers over breakfast and in the common areas.Denise also had excellent directions for hikes and places to eat. Highly recommend.

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California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

wow.....don't stay in a hotel....check out Fontana instead. Loved the location, the hostess and the area for all it has to offer. Rooms are very, very clean, shared bathrooms but be careful if you're on the third floor as the stairs can be a little tricky. We were able to use the refrigerator to keep some of our food cold... More

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North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Geisstiliboden self-catering apartment from Sept. 5-10. It was perfect for us. It's just down the hill from Chalet Fontana. Denise is very helpful and is there for any questions you might have. The apartment is very spacious, has everything you need to cook. I could live there! :) The view from our windows... More

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Additional Information about Chalet Fontana

Also Known As:
Chalet Fontana Hotel
Chalet Fontana mürren
Chalet Fontana Hotel mürren
Address: Buhl, Murren 3825, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Murren
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Murren
#3 Romantic Hotel in Murren
#3 Family Hotel in Murren
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chalet Fontana is situated in the middle of the scenic, car-free village Muerren, at 1650m. The local area is ideal for hiking in summer, skiing in winter. Fontana is a traditional Swiss wooden chalet and each of the bedrooms has its own character. Most have washbasins and good mountain views. In summer the chalet operates as a B&B, in winter the chalet and self contained apartment are rented by the week. ... more   less 

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