We have just returned from another holiday spent at the Baren. We were welcomed by a charming young lady with a glass of elderflower champagne and whilst we met with our hoilday rep. our suitcases were whisked off to our room. We had requested the same room as previous years and the hotel obliged. The service in the restaurant was exactly as it should be with a very efficient maitre D. The food was of an excellant standard and any whim was catered for. It was a pleasant surprise to be offered a hot breakfast most mornings, as well as the usual continental. The Sunday started with champagne and smoked salmon with a cooked breakfast if you wished. this was a lovely touch. The Wednesday BBQ began with welcome drinks and nibbles, although it would have been nice if Herr Muller had spoken to all the guests and not spent a lot of time with some, whilst ignoring others. We did feel somewhat neglected, particularly as we have stayed here so many times. The BBQ itself was of a very high standard with a vast and delicious range of salads and starters. The meat and main course was almost too much, but scrumptious. The chef should be congratulated. All the staff were attentive and professional and the manager (Karson?) had a good sense of humour whilst doing his job. The rooms were spotless and bedding was changed twice during our week's stay...most unexpected.
The only negative comments were concerning the bath towels and bedding and other guests were of the same opinion. The towels were frayed and really not suiatble for a hotel. Our only hope was that as the season comes to an end these will be replaced. I wouild have thrown them out long ago. Although the bedding was clean, the sheets had tiny holes in them and some attempt had been made to darn them. Not really what is expected.
An information pack in the bedroom would have been useful, detailing meal times etc., especially for guests new to the hotel.
We were told that Herr Muller has plans to revamp the hotel and we realise that he cannot attend to all things that need doing at the same time. We hope that the charm of the Baren will remain.
Would we recommend it...YES. Would we return...YES and have aleady booked for next year. Well done all those who work at the Baren. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Wilderswil.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Baren The hotel Baren is located in the heart of Wilderswil in the beautiful Jungfrau region. Comfort and the Swiss hospitality as well as the regional cuisine with fresh products make the hotel Baren a wonderful place to stay The Jungfrau, the North wall of the Eiger, Interlaken, Grindelwald, the lakes of Thun and Brienz, as well as numerous sights and a magnificent nature are nearby and can be explored during daily excursions. If you are in the region for your holidays, a celebration or a conference, we look forward to welcoming you to the hotel Baren. The Baren team with Erika and Bernard Muller ... more less
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