We stayed here for our hiking weekend in Interlaken. Didnt need anything fancy as we just needed a place for a hot shower and a spot to rest our heads at night.
The hotel is family run and very basic. The lady owner was really friendly - doesnt speak much English. When we arrived around 12pm, we were told that our rooms werent ready. Not a problem as we were early and it was done by the time we were done by our hike in the evening. Furnishing is really dated and old. Really tired looking room in desperate need of a make-over. Again - fine, I just needed a place to shower and sleep at night.
I didnt even get that!!!!
The pillows (we were only given ONE each) were awful. Flat and I had to fold it a couple of times to be comfortable. We were also given a room facing the Indian Restaurant and a pub which had a live band. Lots of people walking around and talking that made it really impossible to sleep even though we were tired after a long hike. We tried closing the windows - but it was a cold night and the room was boiling and stuffy when we tried closing it despite turning down the heating.
So the fact that the hotel stated on its website that its located on a quiet street, isnt accurate. Had an awful night sleep and woke up with the worst backache due to the pillow in lieu of our second day hike. Ugh.
Shower curtain was mouldy at the bottom - you would think being stickler for cleanliness, the Swiss would take pride in removing the mould.
Room rate includes breakfast which was the basic Swiss breakfast - cheese, cold meats, cereal, bread and gipfeli (croissants). The coffee is FANTASTIC though.
A few parking lots that belong to the hotel are located behind it. For those of you travelling by train, its about a 10 minute walk from the Interlaken Ost train station.
Hotel welcomes small, well behaved dogs.
All in all, for 135 CHF for a room with a balcony and breakfast is very reasonable for Switzerland - especially a touristy place like Interlaken. Just bring your own pillows and ear plugs.
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