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Hotel Roessli
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Unterseen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 5, 2014

I stayed to nights in May 2014. The staff was excellent, the room was clean, and the breakfast was more then adequate. The advertised view was laking. The only thing I could see from the balcony was the Italian restaurant next door and the parking lot. If i leaned out far enough a peered to the left I could catch a glimpse of the peaks. All in all I felt that the quality of the product was good, but the cost was over the top.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

I liked everything about this rustic hotel, especially the staff. Barbara greeted us with genuine warmth and hospitality (and excellent English). She and Christopher had the answers to every question, helped us arrange our excursion into the mountains, sold us train tickets, provided restaurant recommendations (Cafe de Paris was wonderful) and made us feel like part of the family. Accommodations were just my style: simple, clean, comfortable. Wifi worked fine and breakfast was very good. The review posted on Booking.com, by Charles from Spain, Feb 2014 says it all. I just wish I'd known ahead of time how beautiful Interlaken is, and how much we'd like this hotel: I'd have stayed several more days.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Because I saw so many absolutely glowing reviews on TripAdvisor, I somehow missed the fact that this is still just a two star hotel when I booked it. Ultimately I was quite disappointed in my experience there. It wasn't that inexpensive, but had many of the classic hallmarks of lower quality places - cheap towels and sheets, bad decor, and bad lighting. It also had a bathroom door that had to be slammed to get shut, and a really annoying automatic loud bathroom fan. (Location is ok, not great - about 7 minutes walk from Interlaken West train station but not in the heart of things.)

Having said all that, the staff were incredibly welcoming and eager to help, the breakfast was pretty good, the showers were hot and high pressure, and the views from the balconies (if you pay for one) can be good.

I feel badly knocking the family run place, but you should know what to expect. So, if you go in expecting two star, you will likely be quite pleased with Hotel Roessli. If you go in expecting a charming high-quality bed and breakfast, prepare to be disappointed.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a first-rate hotel, very well-run. The rooms are comfortable and immaculate. Breakfast offers lots of choices - breads, meats, cheeses, cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit - and the breakfast room is bright and cheerful. The owners are terrific, very helpful when it comes to recommending places to go for day trips and advising you on the best ways to get there. The location is super - in a fairly quiet part of town, yet an easy walk to restaurants and the Interlaken West train station. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

I visited the hotel Rosselli together with my brother, who has been a regular visitor there for many years. He has always said what an excellent hotel it is, and in all honesty, after having spent a week there, I have to agree with his assessment. Although the Roessli is only rated as two star, the welcome provided by the owners and staff is very definitely five star. I was very impressed with the level of English spoken, as well as the depth of knowledge regarding all matters Swiss, which the hotel personnel are always so happy to impart. It's worth noting that the hotel has recently been refurbished to a fairly high standard as can be seen from the picture which I have provided. I would like to summarize by saying that this is a small friendly and affordable hotel situated in a quiet part of Interlaken, but which is nevertheless only 5 minutes walk from a main train/bus/boat interchange.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The hotel is located in the quiet district of Unterseen, a five minute walk from Interlaken West railway, bus and boat station - for cruises on Lake Thun.
There is a newsagent, pizza fast food, pharmacy, bank ATM, and a post office just across the road from the hotel and a well stocked Co-op two minutes walk away.
The Rössli is a traditional Swiss two star rated hotel, with clean simply furnished rooms with multi channel TV/radio, free wi-fi and parking, very cosy comfortable beds and options for either basic or en-suite facilities. The rooms were serviced daily by friendly and efficient cleaning staff.
The hotel does not have a lift, so guests with heavy luggage would be advised to book first floor rooms to reduce stair climbing.
What the Rössli does best is provide real quality service in a friendly helpful way so that you feel more like part of the family, rather than a guest. I was welcomed at reception by Barbara who speaks excellent English and ensured that I was given the Interlaken Guest Card which provides free city transport on buses and trains and provides discounts for shopping and other services. Christopher, Nadine, Caroline and Barbara provide a multi-lingual reception service from 07.00-23.00 and can organise your travel requirements, provide tickets, information or recommend local restaurants.
Included breakfasts at the Rössli are continental style with bread rolls, croissants, toast, especially yummy locally sourced ham and cheese, boiled eggs, fruit, jams, cereals, fruit juice and tea/coffee/chocolate hot beverages, but there was something missing, and I realised that it was Jean Louis, who used to dispense wit and humour to his guests and check that your tea or coffee pot was always filled. He has now retired, but is only a short bicycle ride away, and visits regularly to see his old guests. There's also complimentary tea/coffee available from 12.00 - 22.00 daily
For the budget conscious, guests are able to bring in food and use the hotel's kitchen facilities, cutlery/crockery and eat their meals on the terrace or in the ground floor lounge which also has a bar, library, TV and DVD player. There's another lounge on the first floor that has a children's play area, pay-as-you-go Internet. TV, Video, DVD players and comfortable chairs.
A pay-as-you-go washing/drying/laundry facility is also available.
Interlaken has many attractions such as the 'Top of Europe' Jungfraujoch trip, but it's also an excellent base from which to explore many other places both near and far using the excellent integrated Swiss Transport System.
All my ratings are based on the two star status of the hotel. If you want luxury then be prepared to pay about four or five times the room rate here.

Room Tip: Balcony rooms have the best view of Jungfrau
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

After reading the reviews, Hotel Roessli was better than expected . Our room had a balcony with mountain views . It was comfortable and had a bath which made my wife happy . Breakfast was more than satisfactory . Close enough to all transport connections with pretty walks . The hotel does not have a restaurant for evening meals ( no problem ). Christopher and his wonderful staff encourage you to use the facilities ( kitchen , bar area and coffee machine ) to cook your own meals . The Coop is close to buy all groceries and drinks etc to store in the hotels fridges. You can have a beer from the hotels stock on an " honour system " and pay later . The lounge was a quiet area to read and have a relaxing drink after a day out .

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Hauptstrasse 10/262 | Interlaken, Unterseen, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Unterseen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Unterseen
Price Range: $80 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Roessli 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Rössli, nestling in the old quarter of Unterseen near Interlaken, is a popular base for holidays in Switzerland's beautiful Bernese Oberland. Our hotel offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, a central location, a stylish yet cosy ambiance and attractive rooms to suit all tastes. Rooms with balconies have views of the snow-clad Jungfrau and the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe at 3454 metres above sea level! ... more   less 
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Hotel Roessli Interlaken, Switzerland

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