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Accommodation suggestions for family

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Accommodation suggestions for family

Hi all,

I'm taking my family to visit the Jungfrau region for three days in July 2012, as part of a two-week trip to Germany as well. I've been exploring the various websites for the region, as well as perusing the TA boards. Since it's served me so well in the past on other trips however, I would like to ask for recommendations based on my family, budget, and what we'd like to do while visiting.

We will be a group of five, three adults (one senior), a five-year-old child and a 17-year-old, and will most likely require two rooms. I would be interested in family-sized accommodation that could hold us all if any are recommended.

We'll arrive in a car, so will need a hotel with a car park. Ideally, I would like to keep our nightly expenses to $200US or under per room, if possible. I am interested in a place that offers breakfast as part of the rate, and possibly half-board as well (not exactly sure how this works, but I've been reading it's the way to go).

One day we will either take the train up to the Jungfraujoch or the tram to Schilthorn. On another day, we will simply enjoy the surroundings and possibly go for an afternoon and dinner in Berne. Really, we will only have two full days, and one half-day, so not sure if it will make sense to go to Berne, but it looks so lovely, for now, it's being considered.

Thanks for any and all suggestions, I appreciate every comment!

Kind regards,

GF

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11. Re: Accommodation suggestions for family

The hotel Oberland has the best resturant in the village. They are midrange on cost but high on quality. There is also a shop next door called Flavours that is good for lunches, snacks, etc. And the Co-Op grocery near the train station.

Edited: 7:12 pm, January 14, 2012
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12. Re: Accommodation suggestions for family

Excellent, thanks.

GF

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13. Re: Accommodation suggestions for family

HI,

i read your reply to someone else post. It looks like you know this region. We are planning a trip for a family of four for the first week of August and I guess we will fly into Zurich. Grindlewald, Jungfrau and Zermatt seem like places to go. Do you recommend these or others. We will have about 6 days. Kids are 8 and 9. Interested in getting in some great hikes that they can handle. Haven't been to the region in 2o years. I remember it was beautiful but I don't remember where we went other than Zermatt. Any help greatly appreciated.

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14. Re: Accommodation suggestions for family

Plenty to do in the Jungfrau area - Zermatt is quite a way off.

Also you can get a 6 day ticket for everything which is good value. Your kids could go up and down in the cable cars and gondolas all day long!

Walking is good - including easy!

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15. Re: Accommodation suggestions for family

The original poster here is staying in Lauterbrunnen which is very nice. Other options a little higher up would be Wengen or Murren, the two carfree villages above the Lauterbrunnen valley. I like Wengen myself. Plenty of hiking of all levels throughout the area and August usually has good weather. One caution.....August is the busiest month of the whole summer so don't hesitate to make reservations for your stay. Things may fill up.

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16. Re: Accommodation suggestions for family

I haven't gone yet, not until this summer. If you have specific questions and need help trip planning, a good bet would be to start your own thread, so you can track it, ask plenty of questions, and such.

The people on TA are tops. Just be sure to return and give everyone a recap of your trip and experiences.

Good luck,

GF

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