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Hotel Beausite
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Unterseen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Hotel is conveniently situated near interlaken west- only a 7-8 min walk. We got a great room with beautiful views of the mountains. The room was very clean. The staff at the reception sebastian and nick were very friendly and helpful and speak excellent english which is a big plus. The free coffee and cake from 2-6 pm are a nice thought. The kid loved the animals on the property.The breakfast buffet is good if not extensive
The only downside the rooms sound proofing is not the best

Room Tip: If opting for superior room ask for mountain view. Take directions from interlaken west station for...
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

In its category, 3*, the Beausite is one of the best hotels we have stayed at. They try to and succeed in making you feel welcome and just that bit more than a paying guest.
The good:- The hotel and our room were immaculately clean so please pass on our thanks to the housekeeping/cleaning staff. Nik (I think that's right) on reception was very welcoming, very efficient. The room was comfortable with an outstanding view of the mountains. Bed linen looked as though it was fresh out of a new packet. The bathroom was spotless. Breakfast buffet was appetising, and no the fruit salad was definitely not out of a tin. There was a decent choice of cold meats and cheese along with bacon and scrambled or boiled eggs, yoghurt and plenty of fresh bread. There was even curry and rice! Considering the diversity of the guests there seemed something to suit everyone. The breakfast staff beavered away serving coffee, all the time we were there no one had to wait more than a minute, and replenishing the buffet. By the second day they had remembered our individual coffee order which given the number of guests and the turnover I thought was impressive. Reading some of the other reviews the grumpy waiter must have been on holiday because we didn't meet him all week. Everybody we spoke to was very pleasant. The hotel itself is 10 minutes walk from Interlaken West railway station where there is also the main bus station and the docking point for the lake cruise ship. There is a local bus stop right outside the hotel. Its worth the 30 minute walk through the old town to Interlaken Ost railway station.
The not so good:- Note I haven't said the bad because there wasn't anything really bad about the Beausite. OK not the biggest hotel room in the world but adequate for 2 people on a short break and in any case I don't go on holiday to sit in my hotel room. Bath towels could be a little bigger but they did the job and were changed regularly. The room did get quite hot at night meaning we had to leave the big french door open. In any case the outstanding view through the bedroom window more than made up for any little niggles.
Reading some of the negative reviews I get the impression that people expect 5* accommodation at 3* prices. If you want a fresh omelette station or massive rooms stay at the Grand, its only twice the price after all.
Would I stay there again - definitely
Would I recommend it to others - again definitely

Room Tip: We stayed in room 21.. Good for 2 people with a stunning view of the mountains. Didn't get to s...
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

the good: Sebastian at the front desk was super-friendly and very helpful with our check-in and assisting with our itinerary / sight-seeing plans. Huge kudos to Sebastian. Also, location was very convenient to Interlaken West railway station and bus stops. the not so good: some of the breakfast buffet wait staff were curt and not very helpful, one gentleman whom wanted to charge me for a glass of iced tea although the hotel provides free iced tea later in the day from 2pm-6pm in their lounge area. also, on 2 of the 3 nights during our stay, the City was performing road re-paving directly in front of the hotel. this was performed from 8:00 pm until well after midnight (finishing at 2 am on the 2nd night) and since none of the hotel has central air-conditioning, our choice was to either sweat or leave the windows open and endure the noise and asphalt fumes. Would have been nice if the hotel had alerted us about the roadwork prior to our reservations, especially considering their strict cancelation policy (100 percent of the total price of the reservation will be charged if cancelled or modified < 3 days prior to your stay). While the hotel mgmt and most of the staff were competent and pleasant, it was not the best experience for us.

Room Tip: request a room not facing the street. and maybe ask obvious questions such as 'will any road or...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Joseph L
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Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Beausite.
They have friendly staff and go out of their way to make you feel welcome.
Special mention for John , who looked after the pure veg needs of my mum in law.
They have a complimentary high tea with little goodies and cakes every evening from 4 to 6 .
We were lucky to be there on a Sunday , when they serve the most sumptuous Brunch.
Best way to reach is by Swiss Rail.
Just a 10 min walk away. (West)
Must do.
1. Jungfrau
2. Titlis
3. Hire a bike
4. Fruit Yogurt from the M store

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

While the hotel has a beautiful view and is quite conveniently located, we thought it was overpriced for what it was: the family bedroom was small and subpar, the buffet breakfast was bad and the multiple groups staying here made the whole place seem cheap and overrun with loud and obnoxious tourists.
When we booked the rooms, we mentioned we were a family of 5 with 3 grown children, the owner strongly recommended the family room, saying it had two connecting bedrooms. She failed to mention that the "children's room" was in fact the size of a large closet and that there was only one bathroom for both rooms! The price, however, was practically that of two complete rooms. I would therefore recommend avoiding that room at all costs.
The breakfast was very average for a supposedly 3-star hotel: the fruit salad tasted like it was out of a can, the pastry selection was limited to croissant and bread and the hot dishes only had eggs and bacon, plus rice and curry to cater to the Indian tours.
On the positive side, Sebastian at the front desk was nice and gave very useful hiking tips and we enjoyed the complementary hot beverages and cake in the afternoon.

Room Tip: Do not book the family room.
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1  Thank gys_5
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MaxRitterjr, Owner at Hotel Beausite, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2014

Dear gys_5,

Thank you for your recent visit and for the kind words about our reception staff and the complementary beverages and cake in the afternoon.

However we need to inform you that we are a hotel. What you call "cheap and overrun with loud and obnoxious tourists", are our guest and we are happy they stay with us. If you want to avoid tourist, you need stay away from hotels.

We also need to correct your impression of our guest segmentation. We do not cater to groups and tours. The people you met were all large families, who by the way love our family rooms.

Congratulations on picking out the pineapple in our fruit salad! It is the only item that is out of a can. The rest is prepared freshly twice a week.

Kindest regards,
Max & Imi Ritter

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Starting from the complementary tea/coffee/cake..to the wonderful reception lady Yvonne at the front desk, this is a very romantic hotel to stay in! Breathtaking views of the Jungfrau range..wide range of options in the breakfast buffet..Sunday brunch with wine is lovely..we spent two days here, and this was our loveliest time in Switzerland..

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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MaxRitterjr, Owner at Hotel Beausite, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2014

Dear swiya c,
thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to review us.
We are very happy to read that you have had a great time and look forward to your next visit.
kindest regards,
Max and Imi Ritter

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Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stayed with my family in this hotel for couple of nights. We took the family room. This is a nice room with a main bedroom and an attached room with 2 separate beds for kids. The kids room is quite compact and could have been a bit larger. Our room was ready and rooms have excellent views. Our room was on 3rd floor and we liked the views.
Hotel is walkable from the interlaken west station and very near to all the restaurants and shops. We enjoyed our evening strolls in the local market.
Only thing that I do not like about this hotel is that breakfast did not have enough spread. Even the basics like ordering an Omlett was missing. Funniest part was that they had put one small toaster, and there were long queues for toasts :)

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank sats71
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MaxRitterjr, Owner at Hotel Beausite, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2014

Dear sats71,
Thank you very much for your springtime visit at the Beausite and for your review.

While we do agree on the toaster situation (a new food service toaster is on order) you are mistaken about the omelet. Omelets can of course be ordered to your taste, but will be charged.
However we feel that a wide range of breads and croissants, cold cuts both pork and non-pork, a selection of four different cheese, different juices, a choice of three cereals, tomato and mozzarella salad, cucumbers, fruit salad, boiled eggs, scrabbled eggs, rice, vegetable curry, and noodle soup are a good range for a continental breakfast that you booked with your room.

kindest regards,
Max and Imi Ritter

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Address: Seestrasse 16, Unterseen, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Unterseen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Unterseen
Price Range: $105 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Beausite 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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