The interior and style dates from the glamorous time of grand hotels: Huge lounge area room with mirros and red plush sofas, the main restaurant with paintings on the ceiling and heavy curtains, separate billiard room, reading room.... The atmosphere is quite formal from the dress code in the dining room, the piano player for dinner and in the bar and so are the guests.
The spa though is 100% new world, beautifully designed with a mixed sauna and a women area. We had sunny and warm weather, so everybody moved the sun lounger outside in the large park. Unfortunately no pool or whirlepool outside. Our deluxe corner room (nr. 154) was in the new wing with an large and sunny terrasse with great view over the valley and direct access to the spa. Fresh fruits every day, including 2 free mineral water. We asked for sun loungers for our patio and the staff brought them immediately. The room itself had a good size (38m2), wooden floor, large wardrobe and a sitting area. It was a sunny room with large windows on two sides and an airy feeling. The design was a bit traditional style too, but well-kept and looked clean and new. What was strange for a new room- no WIFI in the room. We asked for WIFI and they brought us a router- we were lucky they had one left, there are not enough for every room. There are only a few rooms with a patio or a balcony, I think the room in the new wing are a good choice for their view and contempory design. Breakfast has a good selection with cheese, meat, cereals and eggs cooked to your order. But not a wow factor. The pavillon for lunch looked nice, but when we tried to get a snack in the late afternoon, it was already closed even the weather was brilliant and warm. We missed a cozy, comfortable lounge to seat outside. Kronenhof has a huge park, so there would be plenty of space for a lounge where you can get a pre dinner apéro or a small snack. The staff was very helpful and friendly including the hotel manager. When we asked for a service, it was done immediately.
Over all, this is a wonderful hotel if you love the old world charme and traditions. For us, it was a bit too formal (jacket for dinner...) and the design too old style. We like grand hotel but with a more contempory design and more informal atmosphere like for example Jungfrau -Victoria in Interlaken.
deluxe corner room 154 with patio, new wing
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