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“an amazing place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Alphotel Eiger
Beatenberg 3803, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Beatenberg B&B and Inns
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
“an amazing place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

This was one of the best hotel experiences I have had in recent years, and given that I spend 2 nigths every week staying in hotels this is a serious accolade. The owners are as friendly as everyone else has said. They really make you feel welcome in their home, but without becoming overbearing or ever-present. The room was spacious and clean. The main doors opened out onto a balcony that had unobstructed views across the lake to the mountains. It is hard to descrbe just how breathtaking this view is, and because the hotel faces south, the light changes throughout the day. We had wine from the bar at a very reasonable 4 euro a glass and just sat and watched the sun set. Beatenburg has local restaurants, which were on the basic side and probably a little expensive for what they deliver, but you are here for the location and the view, not the food! Beware of walking along the road, especially at night as the hotel is at one end of town and the road is twisty and dark. Breakfast at the Alphotel is a "continental" buffet, but with high class local cheeses and delicious variety of breads. Overall this place exceeded expectations, but do not go if you are looking for all night activity or indeed anything but tranquility and beauty.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Cary, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

We were quite impressed by the hotel's website, the directions to the hotel were excellent, the drive up the mountain very scenic, but the property and its proprietors Christoph and Katrin exceeded all of our expectations. The view, even on a rainy day, was incredible, the hotel immaculate and beautifully decorated, breakfast excellent, and the community area which was adjacent to the breakfast area was warm and inviting during our two very chilly June days at Alphotel Eiger. Our lake facing room was large, very comfortable and creatively decorated, the bathroom modern, the wireless internet adequate, and the room very well lite so we could actually see to read at night. Our host's recommendations for Beatenberg dining options and what to see and do in the area were spot-on. Breakfast was a special treat highlighted by locally produced butter and cheeses, and during breakfast either Christoph or Katrin were always there and attentive to our needs and because of the rain and cold we tended to linger over breakfast. Parking for our car was convenient to the front door and to our surprise they accepted credit cards. As we live near Heidelberg, Germany and frequently visit Switzerland, we have just found a new favorite place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Portugal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

Long ago we were for writing our opinion.
It was one of the great places where we spent the our vacation in Switzerland
Large rooms with fantastic views and very clean.
Good breakfast in a place with a beautiful view.
Christoph and Katrin are very helpful, always all ready to help, they have a beautiful boy and fun.
We like the crafts that were in display, on the day of departure we forget to buy a cow of wood. We buy for next time

  • Stayed July 2008, 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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Kirkland, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2009

Christoph and Katrin were delightful hosts and the accommodations were incredible. Beautiful common areas, delicious breakfast buffets, perfectly clean rooms, and amazing views. What a great find! Christoph and Katrin were friendly and very helpful in planning our whirlwind tour. A wonderful hike in Beatenberg, the tram to Schilthorn and even Lucerne. Christoph and Katrin had the sweetest boy. A very cute wooden cow collection displayed on our table was an extra touch. This was the highlight of our entire trip. Highly recommended.

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Address: Beatenberg 3803, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Beatenberg
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Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Beatenberg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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