I traveled to Wengen for a 7 day ski trip in March 2013 and enjoyed every aspect of this hotel. The location is second to none. The rooms are well sized, comfortable, clean and well maintained. I had a room in the new annex of the hotel with two reasonable sized balconies on the 3rd floor. There are great views to the south overlooking courtyard and train station with mountains in the background. Stunning :)
The shower room was small containing just the toilet and shower cubical. At 6 foot tall and on the larger size the cubical was small but manageable. The shower head is low but you can hand hold. Some of the fixtures, soap holder in particular are in convenient places for the fitter but not if your in there trying to have a shower without hitting your elbows on anything.
The room had a wall hung LCD TV with 100's of cable channels in every language. The number English spoken channels is limited but the package also has a huge choice of radio channels including the main BBC channels.
The room was lacking in any tea/coffee facilities which was a little disappointing .
The beds were fantastic. Austrian twins with great linens. The pillows weer a little flat for me but housekeeping delivered two more on request. Anyone not familiar with Austrian twin beds should be aware. These are larger single beds pushed together to make a larger double but there's a small gap between the beds. You get your own single size duvet cover as well. Austrian twins can be easily separated should you want to create two singles but keep in mind that the surrounding furniture or headboards my limit the distance by which you can separate the beds.
Location wise the hotel is well positioned opposite the train station and 60 steps to the Mannlichen Cable Car or children's ski school. All of the shops, bars and restaurants are close by but the hotel remains quiet and well insulated from outside noise.
The hotel has a good restaurant, menu and wine list. Prices are typically Swiss. The main dining room is large and can get busy at peak times. The staff are polite, helpful and speak many languages. I had a half board deal and sat down every morning to a typical breakfast buffet with tea/coffee and juices. The evening meals were based around a starter then soup or salad, a main meal and desert. A bottle of house wine, very good selections, coast ca 40 CHF. All in a great selection of food and drink. Tap water is FREE but only if you order a wine of beer beverage, otherwise a small fee of 3CHF per jug is charged.
The hotel also has a great little bar, meeting place, coffee shop and a sublet pasta franchise.
The staff are polite and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble and they work very hard to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as can be.
The ski/boot/bike room is a handy feature with lots of space both heated and unheated with separate entry/exit is great.
The hotel offers a full range of spa treatments at reasonable prices. A fitness room full of modern equipments and a coffee terrace.
Skiing wise the choice is fantastic. For the competent skier I recommend the all area ski pass. The choice for skiing is huge with opportunities to go off piste at pretty much any point. The lifts are OK, using the train works but can be slow. The people are very friendly and the on slope restaurant choice is varied.
I highly recommend this hotel. If you found this review helpful please click on the helpful button. If you'd like to chat more or ask questions please send me a message.
Thank you for reading and I wish you an enjoyable trip. JJ
- Also Known As:
- Victoria Lauberhorn Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ferien in familiarer Umgebung Wir bieten Ihnen die perfekte Ausgangslage fur Ihre Ferientage im autofreien Wengen auf der windgeschutzten Sonnenterrasse hoch uber dem Lauterbrunnental. Das aus dem Jahre 1897 stammende Haus wurde im Jahr 2000 total renoviert und erweitert. Es liegt ruhig und dennoch zentral und nur wenige Schritte vom Bahnhof Wengen und der Mannlichenbahn entfernt. ... more less
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