We stayed here at the end of May on our first trip to Switzerland. Recommended by Rick Steves and the wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor made our decision to stay in Murren. We are so glad we did. Murren is such a nice quiet place on the edge of a mountain, I could spend much longer than we did and hope to come back sooner rather than later. We had peaceful walks from Murren that were beautiful any which way we looked. The Chalet Fontana was equal distance to the tram and the cable car making it an easy walk to explore both directions as well. An ATM and the co-op grocery store were across the street from the Chalet Fontana. The co-op was well stocked with food and we were able to get picnic food for the daytime walks/hikes. The town was quiet when we were here at the end of May and we found it very enjoyable.
We had the apartment and it was plenty big for the 5 of us. It was bigger than I expected. The apartment had a front room that slept 3 and overlooked the main road in Murren. It had a table and 2 chairs for relaxing and a sink to wash up in. There was a full size kitchen even with a dishwasher & refrigerator, and a place to sit & eat. There was a private bathroom with shower. The other bedroom had 3 single beds and was also quite spacious. Beds were comfortable and bedding was perfect. Like the previous review said, it is rustic and the floors above do creak, but all of that didn't bother us. Denise served a great breakfast in the morning and always had ideas of how we could fill our day. We appreciated all she shared with us and found it very helpful. Would recommend to stay here.
Denise also provides a visitor card for their fitness center and indoor pool. We used the pool and it was very nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Chalet Fontana is situated in the middle of the scenic, car-free village Muerren, at 1650m. The local area is ideal for hiking in summer, skiing in winter. Fontana is a traditional Swiss wooden chalet and each of the bedrooms has its own character. Most have washbasins and good mountain views. In summer the chalet operates as a B&B, in winter the chalet and self contained apartment are rented by the week. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chalet Fontana mürren
- Chalet Fontana Hotel mürren