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Hotel Terrace

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Terracestrasse 33, Engelberg 6390 Switzerland
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#9 of 23 hotels in Engelberg
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Hotel Terrace is situated on a south-facing slope in Engelberg and is surrounded by majestic mountains. The hotel is just a short lift ride from the village centre and the bus stop for the free ski shuttle to the cable car station.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Hiking
Ski school
Skiing
Fishing
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Private balcony
Safe
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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X Y wrote a review Mar 2021
Warsaw, Poland2 contributions
Upon notifying the hotel of Covid-motivated cancellation, the hotel was swift to charge my credit card for the entire package, including HB and ski passes for the whole family of 5. When approached about reconsidering the decision in view of future bookings, they did not even bother to respond to an email. Perfect example of money-comes-first mentality. Steer clear, if customer service is on the list of your expectations.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Alison wrote a review Dec 2020
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What wonderful, kind staff who looked after us in very difficult circumstances and made our stay over Christmas so special .. from mum and I..heartfelt thanks. The hotel is located in a great position with fabulous views over the town and mountains. There is a very handy lift which conveniently takes you into the town. The dining area has great views and the food was plentiful and good. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Lizzie D wrote a review Aug 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom25 contributions6 helpful votes
The thing about this hotel is that of you like anything vintage, retro or appreciate the elegant charm of times gone by you will LOVE it. If you put views and charm over luxury and modernity you will love it. I adored this hotel and will definitely go back, and it has put a smile on my face lasting days. However, if you are a critical rype lookingfor sumptuous luxury then it's probably not for you. The website photo of the terrace was what attracted me to book this hotel, and I am so glad I did! The hotel is built up a hillside, and because of this I reckon it has the best view in town. I pictured myself with a G&T looking at the mountains and it didn't disappoint. Put your phone away, and lose yourself in the view! The hotel itself has kept all it's original features and charm, and all around are echoes of a bygone age. For me , the bits that have been recently refurbished are lovely, the bits that haven't yet are acceptable because of the whole feel of this hotel. I was prepared for the room to be quite basic, and as we were in one of the older, not yet refurbished rooms it was. However it was very clean, comfortable enough and had toiletries, tissues etc. However, it also had a balcony, and what a view!!! We were on the fourth floor and that extra height magnified the beauty of the place. We sat out on the balcony all night and watched the fireworks go round and round the valley for the Swiss National Day celebrations and it was magnificent. I pulled my bed down so I could leave the balcony doors open and fall asleep looking over at the mountains, and from that vantage point enjoyed watching a thrilling thunder storm, breathing in clean, fresh air and listening to the sounds of cow bells and countryside. We had breakfast the next morning which was fine - a few cooked items, cereal selection, toast, fruit, cheeses and cold meats. The hotel is easy to reach by foot from the train station (3 minute walk) and the lift system to the hotel makes it easy even with luggage. The staff were lovely and very friendly. The service was patchy in terms of not a lot of staff so couldn't get a drink at the bar when I wanted to, but I think this is becauae of the current Covid 19 situation. The staff were very helpful when they were free. When I booked the price was the cheapest around and yet I feel was, in it's way, one of the most memorable places I have stayed (in a good way).
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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TDT wrote a review Feb 2020
London261 contributions334 helpful votes
Stayed recently on a work ski trip. I think the hotel is reasonably priced if you book direct (we paid a lot, but I suspect most went to the ski company rather than the hotel, which isn’t their fault - but probably raises expectations). From the outside the hotel could be a grand old dame - an attractive old school facade majestically overlooking the town. And with a hefty cash injection it could actually be that level of hotel. But it clearly isn’t aimed at that level of the market and that’s fine of course. In many ways it’s a bit more like a hostel than a hotel (and certainly isn’t 3 star), but that’s not to say its bad. People staying just need to arrive with realistic expectations. Rooms are small with a bathroom the width of a toilet and a prefab plastic cube shower. Flooring is 30 year old orange lino (in the bathroom) and pink carpet (in the bedroom) with 30 years of burns and stains in them. Beds are small with very hard mattresses and pillows as thin as the sheets. There is a tv, but I never found a working channel. The lights kept flickering on and off (I reported it but it carried on the same the next night). The walls and doors are thin. The bar and terrace are very nice (though the bar closed early both nights we wanted to go so we didn’t get to try it out). It’s about a 20 minute walk to the ski lifts, though there is a free shuttle from the station (about 10 mins from hotel reception). The breakfast was suitable sustenance but nothing more fancy than that. Staff were friendly. So all in all, quite acceptable depending on what you are looking for (ie if you are looking for a cheap place to crash rather than a base to luxuriate).
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Marcus H wrote a review Jan 2020
Stockholm, Sweden81 contributions27 helpful votes
We came here on a skiing weekend just after the New Year celebrations and the hotel was pretty quiet and not a lot of guests which was nice. The hotel is old but has a nice charming aura and you can feel that it used to be a high quality hotel. The good parts: * The service and the staff is really good, very service minded, always friendly and helpful. * The location is excellent as it's located a bit higher than the main streets. You have a fantastic view over Engelberg and getting to and from the hotel is easy with the two elevators. * If you have been skiing and want to shower before you leave they provide that service * Oh and they have a great bar with over 300 different types of Gin. And then there are the bad parts * We choose half board and Im sorry to say that the dinner was not good. They provide a buffè (vegetables/starter, soup, mains, cheese and dessert) but the quality of the food is simply not that good (lack of taste). It can be tricky to find a table in Engelberg so going for the half board was us trying to avoid having to book dinner but I would go for that instead and avoid the hotel dinner. * The rooms in the main part of the hotel are really outdated, there are several images already shown by other travellers showing this. They have added a new building to the hotel where the rooms look much better. * The beds are super hard and the pillow thin (ask for an extra pillow asap as they have a limited number of them) * The walls between the rooms in the main part of the hotel are thin. We could easily hear the french couple staying in the room next door having some "adult fun" in the evening :-) * There is only one elevator going up to the rooms and it's slow so be prepared to use the stairs. Overall set your expectations right, the ski package they offer has a very good price but it comes with some drawbacks (above). And skip the half board and ask the reception to help you with booking restaurants instead.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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$163 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
terrace hotel engelberg, hotel terrace engelberg
LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of ObwaldenEngelberg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
170
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Terrace
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Terrace?
Nearby attractions include Ski School Active Snow Team Engelberg (0.2 miles), Gletscherspalte (0.2 miles), and Quattro Sport AG (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Terrace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Terrace?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Terrace?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Terrace?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spice Bazaar, Brasserie Konrad at Ski Lodge, and Titlis.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Terrace?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Terrace located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Engelberg.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Terrace?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Terrace?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Terrace?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Winkelrieddenkmal (9.4 miles), Kapelle Maria zum Schnee - Kniri-Kapelle (9.4 miles), and Kapuzinerinnenkloster St. Klara (9.3 miles).
Does Hotel Terrace have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.