We travelled to Wengen in September 2011 and after a flight and 4 train journeys we were delighted to find a porter from the hotel at the station to meet us with his electric cart to carry us and our luggage to the Belvedere.
A nice cold platter awaited us in our room which was very welcome after our long journey.
The hotel itself is a beautiful example of an Edwardian chalet with all the wonderful original wood panelling and light fittings on the lower floor.
Upstairs however was much more modern and in excellent repair with a recent uplift being obvious.
The hotel was clean and beautifully cared for and a pleasure to return to after our walking trips.
Our room was 410 and had a fabulous view of the mountains through two double opening windows, we even sat in the rooms armchairs in the evening sun and got sunburned which has got to be a first!!
The room and bathroom were very nice and again in excellent order and the furniture appeared new and of a very good standard.
The staff at the hotel from Manager to maid were exceptional in the level of customer care and help that they provided us and they were always interested in chatting to find out if we were enjoying your holiday.
Ontop of the excellent customer care we were given complimentary packed lunches and afternoon tea which was available to Inghams customers.
About the only place that will soon be in need of redecoration seemed to be the dining room, which will soon be in need of a repaint, new curtains and some pictures on the walls.
We were half board customers and breakfast was excellent with all sorts of nice things to eat from cereal museli and yoghurt, to a hot choice such as bacon and eggs. There was also a cold choice of cheese and ham with a huge assortment of bread, rolls or crosisants.
Again the dining room waiters were exceptional in their attention to detail and care of the diners.
However where there is need for improvement was at dinner.
The food was perfectly adequate and on one occasion excellent (Steak cooked beautifully) however for those who delight in higher quality standards of food, dinner was a tad dissapointing.
But if plain guest house style food is not an issue for you then you will be entirely delighted.
This really was the only negative point for us and that aside we would reccommend the hotel to other people we know without hesitation.
As for noise from other bedrooms, commented on in other reviews, well the hotel was extremely quiet when we went and we certainly did not hear any other conversations, noise or other from our neighbours.
We liked the Belvedere and we would definitely consider it again if we go back to Wengen and especially so if the quality of food during dinner is uplifted.
We hope you find our review helpful, we have tried to be extremely accurate in the description we have provided.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the 3-star hotel Belvedere in Wengen (1275m above sea level) you are right for active holidays in the impressive mountain world of the Bernese Oberland at the foot of our home mountain - the Jungfrau. The hotel Belvedere was built in 1912 as an art nouveau hotel and enjoys one of the best and peaceful locations in Wengen. It has been refurbished smoothly to provide today's comforts without losing the atmosphere of the olden days of the ,,Grand Hotel Belvedere". Within 5 minutes walk you reach in summer the tennis courts and in winter the ski school office and its meeting place as well as the beginners' slope and the ice-rink. With the Mannlichen cable car which is 5 minutes walk you reach in just a few minutes the Mannlichen mountain which is the perfect starting point for skiing and hiking - always with the view of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Wengen is the ideal starting point for various excursions to the Jungfrau region. To the mountain railway station it only takes 5 minutes walk - from there you start the amazing journey up to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe - at 3454 meters altitude which is Europe's highest railway station and the highlight of every visit to Switzerland! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belvedere Hotel Wengen