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Arnolds Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 46 Interlaken B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 18, 2011

We stayed with the Arnolds for 4 nights. The hosts are extremely friendly and very helpful. The room we stayed in was huge with comfortable beds and a nice bathroom. There is a bar fridge in the room.

Breakfast was plain and simple, muesli and yogurt with breads and cheese and coffee and more than enough to get you to lunch. It was centrally located with easy access from both train stations and a few minutes’ walk to town.

We enjoyed our stay with the Arnolds very much and will go back there when in Interlaken and we can and will recommend Arnolds B&B to all visiting Interlaken.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

I'm slightly surprised because of the kind of reviews that this place has been given. The location and rooms were really good, but I found the place very indifferent and cold. I would think that the whole idea of staying in a bed and breakfast place was that it isn't an impersonal experience. But the hosts weren't really that helpful or, for that matter, available to provide any tips, or guidance -- considering that Interlaken is also such a small place; and they weren't even home half of the time, especially not even when we arrived. This meant we had to carry the luggage all by ourselves to the second floor, especially a problem, since my mother is a senior citizen and has a back problem. There was no opportunity to discuss, ask, or talk about anything with the hosts. The host also wasn't exactly sure of which bus would come from the station to the hostel! For the location, I think this is a complete waste of resources.

There was no Internet terminal available for those without a laptop. There was also no soap in the bathroom! We got it after we asked, but I think it's a little strange, since people traveling on a journey can't be expected to carry any soap with them. The breakfast was sketchy to say the least. I wish there were vegetables and fruits, or at least egg or something warm available. There was only cheese and bread and butter and jam and juice and conflakes and coffee and tea. The usual tinned, routine, packaged stuff. There was nothing fresh and hot, or anything out of the ordinary. I enjoyed the view and the rooms, but that's about it.

  • Stayed: September 2010
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3  Thank beat_reporter
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Reviewed September 5, 2010

My wife and I were delighted with our trip to Interlaken and our stay at Arnold's. Armin & Beatrice were very friendly and helpful. We stayed on the top floor, which has a separate living room and a small fridge. This meant that after a hard day's walking we could kick off our boots and eat far too much fresh bread and Swiss cheese while watching Spiderman speaking German (there is an English channel, but it does repeat an awful lot of soaps). The bedroom window framed the Jungfrau wonderfully, so when we got up at 6am for the must-do Jungfraujoch trip we could see the top was clear of cloud. If we go back to Interlaken - and we hope to - Arnold's will definitley be our first choice.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank HalfCenturian
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Reviewed August 11, 2010

Lovely comfy bed and good brekky with charming hosts.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2010

We've just arrived,with my wife,from a 3 days stay at Arnold's B+B.What a lovely place!
Arnold's house is situated steps away from the park of Interlaken,10 min walk from the center of the wonderful town.We stayed at the room with the balcony (facing south: towards the entrance of the Lauterbrunnen valley and the majestic mountains).Very big room,extremely light(apart from the balcony door,2 big windows,plus the bathroom's one).A table with two chairs,in order to eat something(if you intend to keep your budget low).Extra sofa.Perfect bed,from where you can enjoy the mountain view.TV with international channels(but who cares!!).Spacious bathroom.No soap,no sampoo.We didn't asked for,we had our own-perhaps the don't supply,I'm not sure.And finally the balcony:Marvelous.Very beautiful and well kept garden.Birds chirping all the time.What a peacefulness!
Spotlessly clean-the rooms are cleaned every day.
The breakfast (3.5 euros per person) was delicious and sufficient.It's served in the ground level(where the Arnolds live),in a particular room.
Beatrice used to spend some time with us and the other guests during breakfast time.She is very nice and extremely helpful.We managed to meet Armin just once,due to his work.
On the first floor,where the guest rooms are,there are lots of brochures full of Interlaken attractions and a small school-board where you write the time you want your breakfast to be served.
From and for Interlaken Ost railway station you can catch bus nr 2.The bus stop (for both directions) is 30m away,towards the park (Sonnenhof).From and for Interlaken West railway station you can catch bus nr 2-same bus stop (Sonnenhof),and bus nr 5.For the bus stop of nr 5 (Matten b.I. Garage Elite) you must walk a bit more,on the opposite direction:walk the Parkstrasse,away from the park and then turn on your right hand in Hauptstrasse.
Tourists visit Interlaken mostly for the Jungfrau rail journey and the Schynige Platte route.But Interlaken is very beautiful.Don't miss the Aar riverside,it's wonderful.
Once you decide to ascend to Jungfraujoch,try to start your journey as early as possible.You will propably avoid the crowds.We planned to ascend via Grindelwald (where you can admire the impressive Eiger) and to return via Lauterbrunnen (a nice village full of waterfalls) in order to visit the Stechelberg waterfalls-you have to catch the bus from the Lauterbrunnen railway station to Stechelberg.When we decided to leave Jungfraujoch it was too crowded(about 15:00).And the extra 2 empty trains (apart from the scheduled one) that came to collect the crowds were not enough:we traveled to Kleine Scheidegg packed.So we spend some extra time there,waiting until the route became "evacuated".When we finally arrived in Lauterbrunnen it was too late for the Stechelbrg waterfalls(17:00 closing time).Nevertheless we enjoyed Lauterbrunnen (very impressive scenery:waterfalls of every size in both sides of the vertical rocks) and had also the opportunity of a short visit in Wildersil (out of the touristic routes,a picturesque small village right in the entrance of the valley,4min away from Interlaken by train).
Thank you Arnolds for your hospitality!!!
...And if you intend to travel to Switzerland try to make use of 2 extremely helpful services:
-Fly rail baggage:Just before the check-in at your departure airport you can declare the hotel or the railway station of your final destination in Switzerland.Your luggages will be forwarded there and you can travel in a quite free way.
-Check-in at the railway station:In more than 50 Swiss railway stations you can check-in for your fly and enjoy a much more convenient trip to the airport.
Those 2 services are strongly recommended if you have an early arrival in Switzerland and/or a late departure from there.(We managed to visit Bern and Thun in our way to Interlaken during our first day.During our departure day we checked-in in Lucern railway station-we spent there the last 3 days of our vacation-about 11:00 and we had the whole day to visit Einsiedeln with its famous Benedictine Abbey and to enjoy Zurich and its neiborhoods on the lake before our fly!!!)

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2010

We have stayed in this b&b for 3 days during last week, and, I would rate this hotel very high in all the aspects. Armin, our host was extremely helpful and resourseful. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone who is planning to visit Interlaken,

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank aroy63
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Reviewed March 2, 2010

We stayed at the Arnolds B&B for 4 nights in Jan 2010. Great B&B, clean, comfortable, and lovely breakfast. Close to central cbd, just a 10 minute walk. Fairly close to the train station, 20min walk. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for similar.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank Chrisg50
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Address: Parkstrasse 3, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken
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Ranked #9 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Interlaken
Price Range: $110 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Welcome to Arnolds Bed & Breakfast. Our nice and cozy house with a fantastic view to the Jungfrau and the surrounding mountains is the ideal place to stay in Interlaken. Located very centrally in a quiet area. Big garden. Rich breakfast. ... more   less 
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