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Hotel Seiler au Lac
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Boenigen
Certificate of Excellence
Near Manchester
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Swiss Hospitality”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Once again we were so impressed with the Hotel, Management and Staff. The hotel is in a particularly well sited position overlooking Lake Brienz and is so peaceful and in such tranquil surroundings. The hotel is beautifully furnished and naturally very comfortable. We thought that the presentation of the food was very impressive and very suitable to our English palate.
We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone interested in a holiday in Switzerland.
Thank you once again to the Zingg-Dinkel family and their friendly staff for a very enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Lake View with balcony
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We really had a good time in Bonigen. It was most convenient for the boats and the buses, enabling us to take advantage of the half prices!

We had a very pleasant room with lovely views over the lake - never the same twice - but as has been said before the decor was a little tired. Service in the dining room was fair as was the food. We would return to this hotel to do all the things we did not have time for this time.

Room Tip: The back rooms get the sunshine but the front ones have the view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2012

As others say, a lake view is a must. Fantastic views all day and beatiful sunshine until around 11 am.

We stayed for a fortnight in August. The hotel was quiet: a combination of the Euro's weakness keeping the Germans and French away and the Olympics keeping everyone away.

Food was superb. We ate table d'hote most nights, with one a la carte in the main restaurant. The pizzeria seemed popular with guests, locals and people from the nearby camp site, though we never ate there.

The room was so wonderfully clean and eveything else so good, we forgot about the slightly dated decor. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, even opening up the terrace on a Monday (when usually shut) for us to sit & enjoy the ambience before departing for home.

Any stay at the hotel includes an Interlaken card, which includes free local buses in Interlaken. This makes the twice hourly service into Interlaken (until after 11pm) very useful. The boats almost stop in the lobby, so you can sit on your balcony, hear the boat sound its whistle for the previous stop, clean your teeth and stroll to the jetty.

There is no traffic noise. Only the buses (towards Interlaken) and about 10 cars per hour pass the hotel. The small promenade is wonderful for an evening stroll and there are both stenuous and very flat walks from the village.

Top tip: if you are in room 109 or room 110 you can access the free hotel wi-fi, supposedly only available in the lobby. This saved us a fortune compared to logging onto the paid for wi-fi service available throughout the hotel and on the promenade.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thalwil, Switzerland
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Excellent hotel at a very nice place directly at the shore of lake Brienz with a beautiful view on the water as welll as the surrounding mountains. Best quality kitchen and service, very friendly and familiar athmosphere. Good public transport connetcions, the bus to Interlaken stops directly in front of the hotel and it takes only a few minutes to get there. So do the boats for a nice trip on the lake.
We spent a very nice 5-days holiday there and for sure will come again soon.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2012

Recently had a very pleasant overnight stay at the Hotel Seiler au Lac and I can happily say that they live up to the promises on their website of being very friendly & welcoming. It is a lovely family run hotel & I can see how you could easily spend a few days to a week there (as many people repeatedly do) as it is very relaxing. We had a lovely room with a balcony & view over the lake. We ate at their La Boheme restaurant as it was the one night of the week that their main restaurant was closed but nevertheless had a very enjoyable casual meal. Would like to have stayed longer.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a lake view.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
Reviewed May 10, 2012

We stayed here for 6 days with a group of about 30 touring Switzerland by train. Superb hotel. Rooms are comfortable. Service friendly and responsive. Food service varied and excellent. Beautiful restful location on Lake Brienz. Its quiet location outside Interlaken is away from the town's hustle and bustle, but bus and train service are so good that we were not at all limited in our travels throughout the country.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2011

We have been guests at this wonderful hotel for over twenty years. Although we have stayed at many other hotels during this period, we always consider this establishment to be our home from home. Its ambiance is something very special in this age of chain hotels with their efficiency but perhaps rather impersonal attitude towards guests . This has both; efficiency with a heartfelt pleasure of making your stay memorable as a valued guest.

Firstly, it has probably one of the best views in the Bernese Oberland from a hotel room, overlooking the beautiful Lake Brienz with the towering mountains framing the view down the azure lake.

Secondly, it is an excellent location to explore this beautiful alpine region with free bus travel to nearby Interlaken with its transport connections to the mountains, lakes and cities.

Thirdly, this family run hotel is perfect if you wish a quite and peaceful holiday. It is spotlessly clean, the chef prepared food is excellent in the dining room with an Al a Carte Restaurant and a Pizzeria/Stubli as alternatives.

An indication of a hotel's success is the number of 'returning guests' and on this score, this hotel scores very highly as we always seem to be meeting guests from previous visits.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Seiler au Lac
Address: Am Quai 3, Boenigen, Interlaken 3806, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Boenigen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Boenigen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Seiler au Lac 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family-run Hotel situated directly on Lake Brienz, 3 miles from Interlaken Ost train station. Postal bus station in front of the Hotel. With visitors card every half hour free of charge with bus No. 103 to Interlaken and surroundings. Boat landing in front of the Hotel. Excellent kitchen. Ideal for vacation in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. You reach all destinations and hikes easily. 8 km flat walks. ... more   less 
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