The ride up to the Rothorn in the little red train is absolutely amazing, and the panorama from the top is simply incredible. You can practically see across the entire country!
I'm less convinced about the hotel and restaurant, though. Our room was in a side-building, and smelled really musty. If you want a towel, you have to rent it for 4 CHF. The dinner in the restaurant was ok. At breakfast, however, the fruit salad came out of a can, and the bread had been deep-frozen. There was nowhere in our room to play a game after dinner, so we asked if we could stay on in the restaurant. The answer was no, as they had to clean and then wanted to leave (it was barely 22:30). Having just come from Lake Oeschinensee where no effort is spared to make guests feel at home, the Rothorn Kulm Hotel was a big disappointment. Especially given their prices, which are high.
However, if your prepared to lower your standards, I would still recommend you spend a night there (ask for a room in the main building, they're supposed to be nicer). Being perched this high on top of a mountain, seeing the sun setting and rising over the alps, with absolutely no sounds but the wind and the birds, is a very unique experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the charm of the Hotel Rothorn Kulm and enjoy a unique early morning panorama view. The Hotel Rothorn Kulm offers different types of overnight accommodation. The ideal situation of the lodge offers views to both the north and south of the building. The comfortable rooms are all presented with washbasins giving hot and cold water. Being an old, traditionally constructed mountain lodge, the showers and toilet facilities are provided on each floor. All the rooms are non-smoking, simple though very well maintained and are accessible by wheelchair. The restaurant has a panoramic terrace and is a full service restaurant, which leaves no wish, unfilled. Of course, the inside of the restaurant is a non-smoking envirorment outside at the terrace leaves you the freedom of choice. All the terrace seating offer you a spectacular view to the Alps of the Berner Oberland. ... more less
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