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“A week in heaven” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Baeren
Acher, Wengen 3823, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Wengen
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“A week in heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Baeren the end of July and it was wonderful. There was a misunderstanding about getting a balcony rooms, I didn't realize you had to ask for one specifically, but Theresa handled it perfectly. She and Willi made us feel totally at home.
The hotel is an easy walk from the train station, downhill.. Getting back up is another thing. We definitely got our exercise which is a good thing. Especially when you consider how fantastic the food is. We chose half board which included breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was a wonderful spread of bread, meats, cheeses, fruit, everything, yum yum. Dinner was as good as available at the fanciest restaurants.
Our room was small but big enough as seldom as we were in it. The view was wonderful.
And when we checked out we still had to walk up the hill, but our luggage got a ride.
People coming to Switzerland need to realize that hotels are expensive, food is expensive, it's an expensive country to visit. But all things considered, hotel Baeren is a bargain.

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  • Stayed July 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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brunnerWengen, Inhaber at Hotel Baeren, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Dear Bären guest

Thank you so much for staying with us and taking your time to write your review.

It's great to hear that comment like „like to be at home. Thank you very much, we can not receive a higher compliment than that.
We are happy that you enjoy the food, (breakfast and the dinner) in our restaurant.

As you mentioned the Swiss Franc is very strong and therefore our prices seem very high.
Thats the reason that our prices haven't gone up in 5 years.
We also would be very happy with a stronger Euro, pound Sterling or US-dollar.
But anyway we have to continue with our renovations. Last year we did our Balcony rooms and for next year we planed the next 6 rooms and of course we would like to add a elevator. Our hotel really is only 5 min walk from the train station, but with luggage that can still be pretty far, which is why, if possible, we to do a free luggage service by check out in the mornings. Unfortunetly our car has only spice for a lot of luggage, one person and the driver.

Thank you again for your wonderful review. When you are planning your next trip to Wengen, please contact us directly over Facebook or Homepage so we can make your next stay even more enjoyable!

Warm regards from
Willy and Therese Brunner
and the entire Bären Team
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Baeren offers professional if not too warm reception, very well kept rooms, and what I seriously believe to be the best half board offer in the area as regards the quality of the food and the price. you can find more luxury and definitely better views elsewhere. I am a sucker for the unobstructed mountain and valley views, so I may not return here to stay, but I would definitely return for the food. If you dont care too much about the perfect view, Baeren, in my experience, cannot be beat for its price.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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brunnerWengen, Inhaber at Hotel Baeren, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking your time to write your review. We're very glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us at the Hotel Bären.

It's great to hear that you would not hesitate to came back to enjoy the quality of the food. We would absolutely love to welcome you again. Thank you for sharing your experience with us here at the Hotel Bären, and please stay in touch with us via Facebook or Homepage so we can make your next stay even more enjoyable!

Take care until then

Warm regards from
Willy and Therese Brunner
and the entire Bären Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We just returned from a stay at the Hotel Baeren with our children, ages 19, 17 and 14. We really loved the hotel - Willi and Therese are so gracious as hosts and really wanted to make sure that our stay was the best it could be. We stayed in the family suite,with our kids right across the hall. Our room had a balcony which faced the beautiful Lauterbrunnen Valley and all of the mountains - absolutely breathtaking. The rooms are simply furnished, with very comfortable beds and nice bathrooms. Everything was super clean and very orderly. We opted for half board, which meant that we had a copious buffet breakfast every morning before heading out on our hikes, and a lovely 5 course meal waiting for us every evening when we returned. The food was excellent - Willi does a great job as chef, and was willing to make changes for us in the menu if we made requests in the morning. Everyone on the staff was cheerful and helpful. Therese does an excellent job of making sure that things are running smoothly and knows the hiking trails really well, therefore giving great advice on how to spend your days. Wengen is a great place to stay for exploring this beautiful Jungfrau area. I would highly recommend Hotel Baeren. We loved it and can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Request a room on the valley facing side with a balcony and a view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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brunnerWengen, Inhaber at Hotel Baeren, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
Dear Guests

Thank you for taking time to write your review and spending your holidays with us at
the Hotel Bären.

We're especially happy to hear you found the room clain and spacious, and enjoyed the view from the balcony over the Lauterbrunnen Vallay and the surrounding mountains.
Our beds are often praised for how comfortable they are, as you pointed out, so we're happy you were able to enjoy this as well.
I will be happy to tell the team that you felt they were pleasant and helpful.

There is nothing to add to your wounderful comment. Thank you very much and we're already looking forward to welcoming you back again. Please contact us directly so we can make your next stay even more enjoyable!

Warm regards from
Willy and Therese Brunner
and the entire Bären Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We spent 21 days in Wengen in July, staying at Hotel Baeren where we had stayed several days last year. Our room in the second floor, updated like other Valley-facing rooms, was comfortable and very clean with generous amenities, including WiFi, and the updated bathroom was roomy, attractive and stylish. The room had a very window that opened up to a balcony with ample space for a table and two chairs. The views from the balcony were absolutely awesome
The hotel owners, Therese and Willy, were fabulous hosts and their staff, without exception, was very friendly and their service was excellent, efficient and prompt. Therese was always cheerful and made every effort to make us feel at home. Willy is a superb chef, highly skilled and creative in culinary arts.
The restaurant had a sumptuous breakfast, and we chose the 'half board' option, which meant dinner as well (except on Sundays). The generously-sized four-course dinners were beautifully presented and delicious, prepared with fresh local vegetables.
Wengen is a centrally located village in Jungfrau region and, in our opinion, the most beautiful. Hotel Baeren is a gem in Wengen. We will return again and again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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brunnerWengen, Inhaber at Hotel Baeren, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Dear Guest

Wow, what a review. Thank you very much for taking your time to write your review.

We are very glad you found the room modern, spacious, clean and well decorated. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food, the quiet spot from our hotel and the great view from our balcony to the Jungfrau and the other mountains.

We pride ourselves on our friendly and attentive staff, so thank you for the wonderful feedback. It's our pleasure to have been able to make this an unforgettable holiday for you. We're grateful to hear such a lovely compliment such as "a gem in Wengen.

Thank you again for your wonderful review. When you are planning your next trip to Wengen, please contact us directly over Facebook or Homepage so we can make your next stay even more enjoyable!

Warm regards from
Willy and Therese Brunner
and the entire Bären Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Going to Wengen? Look no further than this treasure!! I stayed at the Hotel Baeren for 8 nights this July-August and it could not have been more perfect. There were a group of 6 of us and we opted for the half board. The location is perfect, very convenient to everything, walking distance to the train, cable car, markets.The rooms were sparkling clean, very pleasant, comfortable and roomy with generous amenities. I had a balcony room with great views and generous space for seating and a table on the balcony. The staff is without exception, warm, friendly and very attentive, making sure you feel at home.They make sure you feel like family. Be sure to choose the half board option, it is a tremendous value and the food is extraordinary, absolutly fabulous. I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian and the meals prepared for me were never once boring or routine, always exceptional. I stayed an extra day because I could not bear the thought of leaving and am counting the days until I can return. I feel like I have a home in Wengen.If for some unknown reason, you ar estaying somewhere else, be sure to treat yourself to dinner at hotel Baeren, it's too good for words to describe, you will just need to try it.

Room Tip: Choose a balcony room if available, but if none is available, choose this hotel anyway!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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brunnerWengen, Inhaber at Hotel Baeren, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Dear Guests

Thank you for taking time to write your review and spending your holidays with us at
the Hotel Bären.

We're very glad to see you loved your stay, away from home with the felling like to be at home. We're very happy to see the room was more spacious that you had expected and that it provided you with a clean and comfortable stay. We do believe that the little touches make a difference, so it's great to hear that these amenities made a difference in your stay. And we're happy to see you were able to take advantage of all our elements, such as the central and convenient location, and friendly staff.

There is nothing to add to your wonderful comment. Thank you very much and we're already looking forward to welcoming you back again. Please contact us directly so we can make your next stay even more enjoyable!

Warm regards from
Willy and Therese Brunner
and the entire Bären Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Nice hotel and reasonable price. Our room on the second had a balcony (we requested it so), and makes it pleasant to wake upto stunning views every morning! Also decent breakfast buffet choice; have to say the lunch pack given to us was fabulous when we were not able to stay until breakfast time a couple of times (at no extra cost). The hotel is walking distance from Wengen station, just informing that the walk from the hotel to the station has a a reasonably steep ascent involved which I found panting every time but my partner was perfectly okay. Overall a great hotel and if I have the chance I will choose it again.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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brunnerWengen, Inhaber at Hotel Baeren, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time to write your review and spending your holidays with us at
the Hotel Bären.

We are happy to hear that you enjoy the quiet spot from our hotel and the great view from the balcony to the Jungfrau and the other mountains.

Thank you again for your review and thank you so much for having chosen our hotel for your stay in Wengen.

We are looking forward to welcome you again on a return visit. Please contact us directly so we can make your next stay even more enjoyable!

With regards
Willy and Therese Brunner
and the entire Bären Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

This hotel we felt so nostalgic when leaving. We stayed three nights during our three week vacation to Italy and Switzerland. We had the family suite that we all loved. The views are great!
The owner is the sweetest person I met during our trip. For her we were not just guests at the hotel. She made us feel we are part of her family. Her husband is a fabulous chef. He is so very friendly and nice. Together they went out of their way to do things for us. We took the half board option and ate glad we did that. Great food ! They were so careful about food for our 8 year old who is allergic to nuts.
This hotel was the best decision we took ...I will recommend this place to all my friends in U.S and India who visit Switzerland. We will return to hotel Baeren first chance we get.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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brunnerWengen, Inhaber at Hotel Baeren, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for taking your time to write your review. We're very happy to see you and your familie thoroughly enjoyed your stay, and we were able to provide an unforgetable experience for your first time in Wengen.

We're very glad to hear you loved our familiy rooms (two rooms together with connecting door) and enjoyed the view from the balcony to the Jungfrau and into the Lauterbrunnen vallay.

Thank you again for your fantastic review and we are looking forward to welcome you again for your next trip to Wengen. Please contact us directly so we can make your next stay even more enjoyable!

Warm regards from
Willy and Therese Brunner
and the entire Bären Team
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Address: Acher, Wengen 3823, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Wengen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Wengen
#1 Romantic Hotel in Wengen
#3 Family Hotel in Wengen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 16
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