You can probably find hotels with bigger, fancier rooms than the Eiger Guesthouse, but you wont find better service. And that is what I was looking for when I booked our rooms. Emma and the staff made us feel like we were staying with friends while we were there. And that is a part of travel that I appreciate. I don't just want to see places and things, I also want to meet and interact with tbe people who live there. Emma was a huge help for us, especially suggesting the North Face hiking trail above Murren. We enjoyed sharing the details of our outing the next day. She obviously lives the area, and enjoys sharing it with her guests, and enjoys hearing about their outings.
Breakfast was typical European, and we also really enjoyed the dinners, as we optioned for the half board option.
Now to the changes. During the October/November shutdown, they will paint the rooms and the hallway. I do agree that this will give it a fresh look, But the bigger news is that she is hiring an Italian chef and installing a pizza oven. The Eiger Guesthouse restaurant will be turned into a pizzaria/Italian restaurant. So take this into account when considering half board.
It is worth getting a room with a view. We had room 4, and had a great view. If you are not able to get a room with a view, there is a terrace on the second floor. Take the stairs to the rooms by the lobby, go up one flight, and turn left.
The rooms do not automatically lock, so you must use the key to lock it, even from the inside of the room.
The bathtub, like many European hotels, is taller than what Americans are used to. Not that it is hard to get in and out, but you need to pay attention, especially stepping out.
If you want to swim, there is a public pool in Murren, and the Guesthouse can get you a pass. There is also a jacuzzi at the pool, though it is not as warm as most. You also will need to bring towels, as they do not provide towels at the pool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy and relaxed hotel located near the BLM train station with a splendid view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Offers newly renovated rooms with bath/WC or shower/WC, TV and LAN as well as budget rooms with shared facilities. Great restaurant, bar/pub and games room with Internet-Surf-Station. The perfect location for winter sports, hiking, mountain biking and all kinds of adventure sports. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eiger Guesthouse Hotel
- Eiger Hotel Murren