Absolutely loved our time spent in Murren! It's a wonderful little town high up in the mountains. As everyone does, we parked in the car park at the bottom of the mountain and took the cable car up to Murren.
After a short walk down the main street (with one slight detour up the hill), we got to the Chalet. It's a wonderful place to stay and as others have said, Denise is a great hostess and wonderful source of information. Nice conversations around the breakfast table with Denise and other guests.
There were 9 of us staying there - a family with two kids and grandmother, another couple and two single women. Everyone enjoyed themselves playing cards in the common room one evening.
The rooms are nothing special, but they are clean and I had a sink in my room (toilets and showers are shared). The floors are rather squeaky. I would probably ask for the apartment if I went back again (two bedrooms with their own bathroom).
We always seemed to miss the cows coming down the road in the morning and the afternoon - though we heard them!
Murren is touted as a carless town, but I was rather annoyed by the amount of traffic (delivery service vehicles mostly) on the very tiny roads.
Lots of hiking is available and the views are spectacular. Don't miss Tummelbach Falls down in the valley near the car park.
I would go back there in a second.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Chalet Fontana mürren
- Chalet Fontana Hotel mürren