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“I'm going Swiss”
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Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony
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Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony
ALPHAVEN  Front of House featuring Garage Parking.  Apartment C is on the Upper Floor Apartment C  Living Area featuring beautifully hand crafted Timbered Roof
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Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony
ALPHAVEN  Front of House featuring Garage Parking.  Apartment C is on the Upper Floor
Apartment C  Living Area featuring beautifully hand crafted Timbered Roof
Apartment C  Bedroom 1 featuring Side Balcony
Apartment C  Stunning Views from the Dining Area
Engelberg ALPHAVEN    Apartment C   Kitchen Area
Engelberg ALPHAVEN  View from the Front  (Apartment C is on the Upper Floor)
Apartment C  Bedroom 2
Engelberg ALPHAVEN  The house in Winter with stunning views
Apartment C Covered Front Balcony with Breathtaking Panoramic Views over Engelberg
Apartment C  Bedroom 2 showing Ladder Steps to Loft Area
ALPHAVEN  Bedroom 2  Loft Area (King Size Double Bed)
View from Apartment C  WINTER  Engelberg at Dusk
Stairs to Apartment C
View from Apartment C   The Titlis Mountain (3200 metres) with rainbow Cloud
ALPHAVEN  Summer
Apartment C  Bedroom 2
View from Apartment C  The Hahnen Mountain (formerly 'Engelberg' or Angel Mountain)
Apartment C  Living Area
Apartment C  Front Balcony with Breathtaking Panoramic Views
Apartment C  Bedroom 2 with Loft Area above
View form Apartment C  The top of the Monastery Church in low mist
Engelberg ALPHAVEN in Winter with stunning panoramic views
View from Apartment C SUMMER
Apartment C  View of the Hahnen Mountain (Engelberg) form the Dining Area
View from Apartment C  WINTER
Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony with Breathtaking Panoramic Views over Engelberg
Engelberg ALPHAVEN   Apartment C   Bedroom 2
Apartment C   Living Area & Kitchen   WINTER
Engelberg ALPHAVEN The House in Summer with panoramic views across Engelberg
View from Apartment C   Daybreak
View from Apartment C  The Spannort Mountain at Dusk
View from Apartment C  WINTER  The mighty Titlis Mountain
Engelberg ALPHAVEN  The Monastery viewed from Apartment C at Dusk
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Engelberg, Canton of Obwalden

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ETEChandl...
Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
“I'm going Swiss”
Reviewed May 26, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Spectacular views from the apartment. The apartment is very comfortable as are the beds. It is ideally located with easy access to the train station. Recommend the Waldegg Hotel Spa, and a trip to the top of Titlis Mountain. Engelberg village is delightful. Highly recommend!

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Liked best: The view
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Carolfrom...
San Francisco Bay Area
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52 reviews
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“Fantastic views, lovely accommodations, warm, friendly owners”
Reviewed May 7, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Alphaven was a real standout from my many internet searches for accommodations with stunning views in Switzerland. So I was excited when we decided that our plans would include Engelberg and Alphaven.

For 8 days of beautiful April weather we hiked, took cable cars, explored the area, visited friends, and enjoyed wonderful evenings on the balcony of Apt. C overlooking the snow-covered mountains and the monastery. We made simple dinners almost every night. In addition to taking the best advantage of this special setting, we saved on the high prices of restaurants in Switzerland. While we had a car, most of the time we hiked down into town and brought our groceries back in our backpack. It is a steep climb alternately on a winding road (very few cars) and a series of staircases but this helped justify the cheese and chocolate we consumed.

On the last day I took advantage of the wonderful Spa-hotel (Waldegg) below Alphaven and loved the warm pool with its incredible view of the mountains.

John and Ursula were warm, friendly and welcoming from the time we first made our reservations till the end of our stay. When I asked to see Apartment A, John was happy to show me (it is fabulous). I was fascinated to know that John designed the house—I LOVED the architecture and the way it takes maximum advantage of its remarkable location. I’m so glad we got to meet John and Ursula.

This is a very special place with remarkable views that change each hour and each day. I feel privileged we could spend our week in Switzerland at Alphaven.

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Liked best: Incredible views; great architecture; great shower; friendly owners
Liked least: steep, curvy road to town, but it comes with the territory of stunning views above it all
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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JonBeeby
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Just Perfect”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Well I would suggest doing what we did and arriving after dark. This means that the following morning the views you are greeted with, first thing, are sensational.

Overall this place just goes that little bit further from the very powerful showers to the fully equipped kitchen. very short walk down the hill to the free bus service and also it is within walking distance to the Terrace Hotel. Walking back up requires one or two drinks to brave it, but the bus gets you very close.

Everything was very clean and fresh when we arrived, no trace of others staying and it felt like you had arrived in someone's home rather than a rented apt.

Parking on-site and covered and felt very safe and secure.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: Friends
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Ta71ana
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Amazing views; Very comfortable stay”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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I travelled with some mates to Alphaven for a snowboard holiday at the end of march and it was perfect for what we needed. Staying in Apartment D it fitted 4 of us comfortably with easy free bus routes into town and a quick but steep walk in/out of town.

Do take a note of the final bus times for the number 4 as you might find you miss the last one and taxis are expensive! And be prepared for a good leg and bum workout walking up the hill...having breakfast on the balcony overlooking the village and mountains was spectacular and a massive highlight for the property.

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Your age range 25-34
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Henry S
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“The views have to be seen to be believed. A truly special chalet in an amazing place.”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We spent a great week in the Alphaven chalet. Breakfast on the balcony looking at the vast and beautiful view was very special.

I look forward to returning to this sleepy yet beautiful place again soon.

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Goran M
Lomma, Sweden
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We had a fantastic experience at Alphaven. The appartment is ultramodern, very well equiped and the view from appartment over the valley is extra ordinary. We like Engelberg for several reasons; its very convinient distance from Zurich airport (about 1 hour in car), the village is very nice and the skiing is excellent. I can really recommend this both for a longer weekend as we did or for a weeks skiing vacation.

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Hiasel
Kingsdown
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Stunning house in a beautiful place”
Reviewed April 3, 2014 for a stay in May 2013

We found the place on the internet and and contacted the owner who was very cooperative. We chose Alphaven because of the many excellent reviews. Our expectations were surpassed after our arrival, every thing was just perfect. Engelberg is in a beautiful part of Switzerland, surrounded by stunning mountains, many over 3000m above sea level. We arrived by air and the trip by rail from Zuerich airport was quick and easy.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Extended Family
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