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The Park-Garden Hotel at Mattenhof Resort
zürich
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“dirthy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I have planned to stay for two days, but left after the first night. this Hotel should decide, whether they are a backpacker hostel or a Hotel or at least separate these two areas more effectively. Also, I found the Hotel in general to be dirthy (reception, corridor, bar), the blankets in the room had wholes, the rooms are ugly furnitured, there was no closet in the room. the "restaurant" is part of the bar.
although the stuff was friendly, the service was a bit unprofessional.
but they have a very nice garden.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank elenis1
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Porto, Portugal
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you go to booking.com, you will find a lot of photos that make you dream of a very pleasant stay at a fashionable hotel. What you see is NOT what you get. I and my family found an old building needing urgent refurbishment. That was NOT the problem. The hotel was dirty (we opened a black trolley on the room floor and it magically became dust white), the bed linen is lousy (there were only mattress protections with cigarette holes, not real linen), the hotel is publicised as a family hotel (see the photos in booking.com) and you find that the two first floors are destined for backpackers.
Add to that a receptionist who doesn't care about your complaints and the picture is complete.
It really is a pity that such a lovely building with such a wonderful location is not appropriately used. It's a real shame...

Room Tip: Find another hotel!!!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Tallinn, Estonia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This definitely used to be a majestic hotel once, but now it is just terrible to look at. Everything is falling apart, everything is dirty. All the furniture is outdated. Nothing has been renovated for decades. The owners clearly can not manage this building.

I was booked into a standard room. My first words to myself, said out loud, when first opening the door to my room where: no, it can't be! But yes it could. It was about 9 square meters maximum. At first it seemed there was no bathroom at all, but what at first seemed like a door of a built-in closet turned out to be a door to a tiny bathroom about the same size as usually in the cheapest cabins on ships. Whenever you opened the tap you always also received some water coming from the shower and you could not escape it because the bathroom was so small.

My standard room had a metal bunk bed for 3 people. I could not count the holes in linen, there were so many. The pillows had 2 pillowcases, thank god for that because the pillows itself where just so dirty. I spent 2 weeks there. They did not clean my room at all, only made up the bed and changed towels. After a week I had to ask for vacuum cleaning. Of course then they only did that but did not do any dusting. And it was not just the room but the whole hotel was just so dirty all the time.

Every day I found meter long black hair on my new towels, on bed linen and on the floor, i think this was the most disgusting part as I myself have blond hair and therefore noticed them right away.

The service in the reception table and during breakfast was below any standard, on the whole everything was below any standard.

As this hotel was already prepaid and because of a festival everything was booked elsewhere, I could not change it either.

On the whole, everything was below any standard and I would not recommend it to anybody.

Room Tip: Another hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Maarja V
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We went on euro trip in may, To our surprise, nobody helped us to carry the luggage. The lift is very very small. I would rather say - tiny. The rooms heater was not working. when we asked for a heater, it was delivered after 30 min and surprisingly it was too small to heat the room so we used to only in the bathroom.

The breakfast is pathetic, we only had - bread and butter and cornflakes nothing else. the reception told us to pay 2Euros if we would like to have continental breakfast.

Room Tip: Please dont choose this hotel to stay.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Jvalin S
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Although the staff seemed friendly the rooms are very dirty, the balcony furniture looked like it had been dragged through a hedge, the bathroom was extremely small and again dirty. The hotel itself is very shabby and dated and i would recommend not staying here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Louise F
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Columbus, OH
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

we chose this property based on my husband's past stay here 12 years ago as a college aged backpacker, who remembered it as a highlight of his europe adventure after university graduation. Lets just say, much has changed. the hotel iself is situated on a beautiful property with amazing views, but it is not being maintanined to the standard it should be. Cleanliness is an issue in the bathroom, with mold on the showercurtain and in the tub. not just a little bit, either.
The rest of the room felt cleaner, but the bed linens were so worn and old and threadbare, i wish i had brought my own. the pillows had clearly not been replaced in years and years. the staff were friendly and helpful, and we had a Wonderful time canyoning with the AlpinRaft group situated on the property. with more attention to keeping the property in top shape it could be a great place to stay, but we are thrilled to be out of there after 2 nights. Sadly, the atmosphere my husband remembered was long gone. i think this "resort" needs to re-market itself and not try to get residual funny farm business.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, AZ
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

OK, so there are some very positive reviews, and some very negative reviews. After four days here I can see how the reviewers arrived at both. This is an older, typically Swiss/German (read: spartan) hotel that has at times served as a backpackers' retreat. The furniture is older, the beds not terribly comfortable, and the room was a bit musty at times--keeping the windows open helped. But there are a lot of positives as well. First, the setting: this was clearly at one time a grand old hotel and resort set right at the bast of the Bernese Oberland. The south-facing rooms have incredible views up the valley to alpine peaks. The gardens are beautiful, and there is a large pool, both features you're not going to see at other hotels. There is a restaurant with decent, standard Swiss-German food (fondue, rosti, etc), and several bars on-site that charge very reasonable prices in otherwise expensive Switzerland. There's also a couple pubs and restaurants near the hotel that are enjoyable (try The Three Tells), and it's kind of a little "backpackers area" with several hostels around which gives it a younger, more bohemian vibe. The thing that really makes this place is that the staff is great--they're fun, cool, laid back, all speak English, are helpful, and all have great insight on what you need to see and do while in Interlaken. There's just a great vibe to this place that you're not going to find in the nicer hotels--and yes, there are much nicer hotels to be found. I really think it's worth a shot for the more adventurous traveler (not tourist), and if you can see past the wear and tear, it's a great base camp for your alpine adventures.

Room Tip: South facing rooms have awesome views.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: The Park-Garden Hotel at Mattenhof Resort
Address: Hauptstrasse 36, Matten bei Interlaken, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Matten bei Interlaken
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Park-Garden Hotel at Mattenhof Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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The Park-Garden Hotel At Mattenhof Matten
Park Mattenhof Interlaken
The Park-Garden Hotel At Mattenhof Resort Interlaken/Matten Bei Interlaken

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