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AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel

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Bienenheimstrasse 1, Amden 8873 Switzerland
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AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel is an Alpine cottage in quiet surroundings above Amden, offering panoramic views of the mountains and Lake Walensee. It features a restaurant open for dinner and a large garden with a children's playground. You can choose from simply furnished rooms with shared bathroom as well as self-catering apartments. Free WiFi is available in the entire building. The Naturhostel features a large kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. A continental breakfast is available every morning. Items for a large breakfast, such as eggs, cheese and meat, can be bought on site or brought from home. In addition, free coffee and tea making facilities are available. On-site facilities include a piano, a TV room, and a reading corner. The village centre of Amden is a 5-minute walk away and features several restaurants and cafés. The Seerenbach Waterfalls can be reached on foot within 30 minutes. The next bus stop is just 150 m away. The motorway is a 10-minute drive away, and Zurich can be reached by car in 40 minutes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free internet
Wifi
Public wifi
Internet
Restaurant
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Banquet room
Ski In / Ski Out
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Self-serve laundry
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Bridal suite
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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The owner of this hotel is very unfriendly, strange and apparently has problems to organize his bookings. Our room was double-booked and he only noticed when we finally arrived after driving a full day with two small children despite of Email contact and us re-confirming the booking by phone one week in advance. He was not sorry and made ridiculous excuses and a desperate attempt to blame us for the disaster. We had to book emergency accommodation for the night and drive another hour to reach it. Never again!!!
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Response from Oliverliving, Inhaber at AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel
Responded Jul 24, 2018
You made a booking request on june 17. We wrote on june 18 (copy of the e-mail): Hi. Thank you for your enquiry. The requested date is not available. Best regards, Oliver. So what shall we do better? When you arrived on july 22, without any confirmation or valid booking, we spent a lot of time in helping you to find another accommodation and drove you with our car to the meeting point with your friends for free - even though our house was fully booked for a wedding and dinner was in course.
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I booked a weekend stay at the Bienenheim not only for its name but also for its location. I wanted a quiet weekend away from civilisation and filled with hiking and nice mountain air. Despite the service being a little bit odd at first, the host tries to accommodate you best he can. Since he is alone dealing with the check-ins, kitchen, etc. be patient and don't hesitate to call him. Depending on the hosts, the hotel might be a bit loud, but sleep was excellent and the view stunning! I recommend a check-in after 3PM, otherwise the host will ask you to do something else in the meantime. ;)
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Very loud due to the families and kids there. In the morning they suddenly stopped serving juice, so we had to do with it. Don't fall for the ubiquitous "If you pay with your card in EUR (or your local currency), it is going to be cheaper.". You will pay a steep 4% exchange fee on sight. This is a scam by the Swiss and their banks to squeeze even the last penny out of the tourists. Just pay in Swiss Francs and let your bank do the exchanging - their insensitive to give you a decent rate is much bigger than that of the Swiss bank.
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PRICE RANGE
$116 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of St. GallenAmden
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel
Which popular attractions are close to AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel?
Nearby attractions include Bellini Bar (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Seehus, Wirtschaft zur Schifflände, and Café Liszt.
Is AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Amden.
Are any cleaning services offered at AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to AmdenLodge - Bienenheim Naturhostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ruine Hohensax (9.0 miles).