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Chalet Fontana

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Buhl, Murren 3825, Switzerland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Chalet Fontana for three nights and had two rooms. The rooms faced the mountains and had a great view. The rooms were comfortable and Denise was very helpful with the hiking information, sights to see and weather forecasting. The breakfast was great and had a lot of variety. We enjoyed staying at the Chalet and talking to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights and loved every moment of it! Denise is extremely welcoming and helpful. She helped recommend hiking trails, as well as recommend some activities. The room was the perfect size-and sink is in the room as well. Nice because the bathroom is communal-which turned out to work out fine. I was worried at first, but because... More 

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bobbybolly
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Went as a large group with kids. The chalet is so charming on the main yet charming little street with great views of the mountains from the rooms. Denise runs a tight organized shop by herself. Highly recommended for all ages.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We couldn't imagine a more perfect base for our many dayhikes in the Bernese Oberland than the Chalet Fontana. We had a spectacular view of the Jungfrau from our room, which was very quiet, clean, and comfortable. The windows and walls seem to have excellent sound insulation. Having a shared bathroom and kitchen area actually made our stay homier and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It's the same story I always have: Fabulous in every way, and I Highly recommend this place if you can find a vacancy there. Denise also rents another private apartment Geisstiliboden which is fantastic. You can't go wrong with Denise!

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My college-age daughter and I stayed here and loved Murren and our lodging. The proprietress is very friendly, efficient and effervescent with good ideas on managing time and the weather. The breakfast is delicious and filling and conversation was lively among the guests. We shared a bath and never had a problem. In our room we had a sink, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Chalet Fontana is owned and operated by a friendly English woman called Denise.She will greet you on the street before you arrive provided you give her advance details of your arrival.The train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen is scenic and makes your weary eyes filled with excitement.At Lauterbrunnen Train a Interchange, you have to walk down and change to a cable... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Pros: very clean, cozy lodging. Great location (but Murren is so small, everything is a good location!) Breakfast was good, wasn't as noisy as we had read. There was a miscommunication somehow, and we had failed to book the last night that we had planned, but Denise shifted a few things around and was able to reserve the 4th night... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stayed 5 nights at Chalet Fontana. We stayed 1 night in a "top of the house" triple and 4 nights in the apartment located in the same building. Bottom line - Chalet Fontana is reasonably priced, well managed, clean and in a fantastic location. Depending on room choice, bathroom is shared or private. Book Early!!! We wanted to stay... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This chalet is run efficiently and smoothly. The host is pleasant and direct. The rooms are modest and comfortable. The bath is shared in the main house. The town is a perfect quiet getaway and served as a break for our family in the middle if a whirlwind euro tour. Thanks for the amazing views and quiet!!

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