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“Week end with friends and kids” 4 of 5 stars
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Edelweiss Engelberg
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Terracestrasse 10, Engelberg 6390, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Engelberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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17 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Week end with friends and kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Spent last week end in this Hotel. Liked the whole building complex and its charme.
We booked a family apt with 2 separate rooms, good view over the mountain, good size and bed confortable.
We liked the breakfast, the playroom for the kids, the bar with the open fire, and the service overall. Every morning the owner took us to the cablecar and back (very helpful)
Breakfast was good...perhaps more swetiees would do better.
First night the dinner was ok, second night the buffet was just ok (overcooked pasta its' not what you wanna eat !)
I certainly would go back next time I am in Engelberg

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

As I travel for my work I live in hotels some 200 days a year. Edelweiss is the only hotel I can truely relax in feeling home from home. The staff make my wife and I feel like family and have truely become friends. Having only time for one holiday a year it must be better than good. Edelweiss and the Kuhn family ensure of this. As a result we have become annual regulars (well almost 10 of 13 years) and the pleasure received never diminishes. Edelweiss & the Kuhn,s we love you.
Dave and Doris G

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

A pleasant hotel, well located (just a short, slightly uphill walk from the centre of the town).
We had booked a superior room with a balcony, and this was adequately sized and equipped. The bathroom was rather small, but provided everything we needed, including an efficient over-bath shower.
On one of our two evenings, there was a short drinks reception in the lounge area before dinner, with some jolly music from a delightful little barrel-organ. Although we were on bed & breakfast, we opted to have the set four-course dinner one evening – which consisted of a salad buffet, soup, main course (with choice) and dessert. We thought this was very good value (for Switzerland!) at 35 francs per person – Good food, nicely presented,and served in a pleasant dining room.
Breakfast was a well-presented standard buffet.
We thought drinks in the hotel were very reasonably priced (for Switzerland!)
All staff were friendly and efficient. The hotel owner spoke excellent English and was helpful in organising tickets for the cable car to Mt Titlis, and in advising on walking in the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boulder, Colorado
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The owners and of this hotel make it wonderful. They are friendly and extremely knowledgable about the area and activities in the valley. The rooms are simple, but the staff is welcoming and It's in a great location. Breakfast is good too. I would recommend this hotel. They definitely made a positive impact on our trip

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This is located very close to the starting point for Mt. Titlis, the hotel is well maintained, good rooms, nice view from the rooms, kinda on a hill. We had a great time, hospitality is great. They have a nice play room with lot of board games and Fuse -ball, we totally enjoyed playing and chiling out there. Overall, its a good play to spend 2-3 days & very easy to go to Mt. Titlis from here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

Upon arrival from an overseas flight, we found the simple and cozy rooms clean and the views nothing short of amazing. The playrooms(there are 4!) for the kids and the play area outside gave us just the right dose of family welcome we needed until we went down for dinner and the kids found a fully detailed train set pulling a variety of desserts set up on a table in the middle of the dining room, again amazing views from the dining room. We gobbled down the delicious food, kids opted for the adult entre cote vs nuggets(boo) and we all passed out early with the owner even shutting down the overpowered spot lights on the hotel so that we could sleep in darkness, an issue they are working to change they say. Day two, we return from a day out to find a babysitter available to watch over and play with the kids from 5-9 in the play areas. Now mommy was thrilled and went for a soak in the fantastic sauna room! Albeit an aging hotel, the charm, warmth and wholehearted knowledge of family needs will keep us returning for sure.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Zeist, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We did like the friendly family-owned atmosphere and the location of this hotel is excellent with beautiful views on the village and mountains. The hotel has a classic look (inside and outside). Our room was booked to sleep two adults + 2 children but was really smaller than we ever imagined and the 3 nights we stayed was really the maximum I could live with. Besides that the comfort of our bed (very tough) was limited. So quality of room: poor, but friendly staff, food and beatiful environment improved our overall rating to an "average".

Other comments: Switzerland has become too expensive since I have last been here. To visit the Titlis mountain station as a family of 4 you would pay more than EUR 200 for the ticket... We decided to take the closeby and much cheaper Brunni and walk to the Härzlisee (experience path for kids) which is nice with kids! Also in beautiful Lucerne we were quite surprised by the price level of restaurants and bars - a very simple lunch for EUR 100 is not unusual. Compared to Italy and Germany (that we visited afterwards) this is really double price level.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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edelweissengelberg, Owner at Edelweiss Engelberg, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
Dear Family Savert

Thank you very much for your review of your recent holiday with us at Hotel Edelweiss in Engelberg. We always appreciate constructive critic about our hotel and services.

Great, that you enjoyed the atmosphere, the classic look of our house, the children’s facilities and the location with beautiful view over Engelberg and the mountains!

I’m truly sorry, that the size of the room could not meet your expectations! I absolutely agree with you that a double room superior is a bit small for 2 adults and 2 nearly teenage children.
Unfortunately we are not involved in how the travel agency you booked through presents our rooms to the customer and I regret, that they didn’t communicate the real size of the room clearly enough.
As you said, the main problem of Switzerland is the high cost. As the EUR-CHF course went down from 1.55 to 1.2, everything in Switzerland just got 25% more expensive for all Europeans while our costs stayed the same. Switzerland was always expensive, but now it’s worse than ever. That’s why we give our double rooms superior for 2 adults and 2 children as a cheap possibility for families, who want to come to Switzerland, but don’t want to spend twice as much money as in the rest of Europe. We always mention, when we sell the room ourselves, that the comfortable occupancy would be 2 adults.
I will personally check with the travel agency, for an eventual need to change the presentation of the room, to make this more clearly for future customers.

I sincerely hope that you will give us the chance to restore your faith in our house another time in one of our family apartments, which are spacious and comfortable for a family like you.

Sincere Regards, Peter Kuhn, Managing Owner
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Address: Terracestrasse 10, Engelberg 6390, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Engelberg
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Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Engelberg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Edelweiss Engelberg 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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