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“Great view, location and value”
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Chalet Fontana
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Murren
Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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“Great view, location and value”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

We loved Murren and Chalet Fontana. The location is close (10 minute walk) to train station and funicular or cable car to neighboring towns. Views from rooms are breath taking and Denise (owner) is very pleasant. Pictures do not give a true representation .of the interior of chalet. Common room is a combination of comfortable sitting area and dining room that overlooks the main street and views of the alps. You may have trouble going to sleep at night because of the stars and moon reflecting off the mountains. Every night we slept with our curtain and window open just to soak up the view. We visited in October and the town closed up by 9 pm so you need to eat dinner early which gives you plenty of time to rest up for the next day adventures. We would stay here again..

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We had a wonderful time at the Chalet Fontona. The atmosphere is relaxed, the decor enjoyable, and the owner (Denise) was so kind and thoughtful. We enjoyed selecting from her teas that she provided, and the room we had had plenty of space. The bed was comfortable. We normally do not like a shared shower situation, but here it was no problem, with two showers. The breakfast was very enjoyable and gave us a great start to our day of hiking. We would happily stay there again.

Room Tip: Stay more than one night so you can hike and sight-see on both sides of Lauterbrunnen.
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Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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London
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We loved our stay both in Murren and Chalet Fontana which offers fabulous value in expensive Switzerland. Helpful and attentive service are coupled with a breath-taking location (our window opened right onto snow-capped alpine peaks). Easy to book over the internet. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed 4 nights in Murren and were very happy both with the town and with Denise & Chalet Fontana. Murren was a great base for our hikes up the mountain and down to the valley, along with visits to both Schilthorn and Jungfrau. It had a little more life and a few more dining options than Gimmelwald, but was still more cozy than a town like Wengen. Having Denise around at breakfast every morning proved to be a great resource for the day's activities, as well as a warm and inviting view into Swiss life. She was a gracious host with great advice and even upgraded our accomodations so we would not have to change rooms during our stay. If we are ever fortunate enough to return, I would not hesitate to stay again in Murren at Chalet Fontana!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in room number 3. It was lovely and Denise was a friendly and warm host! Breakfast was ample with a wide selection of toast, cereal, museli, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice, yogurt.

This place was lovely to come back to after a long day of walking and exploring the area. The view you get when you wake up or before sun set is wonderful! Live here up in Murren, don't stay below in the valley if your objective is to see the alps!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Indiana
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

My husband and I recently returned from a fantastic 2 week vacation to Europe. Our first stop on our journey was Murren. We decided to book a room at Chalet Fontana because of all the great reviews we've read. Chalet Fontana is a perfect "home away from home" in the Swiss Alps. We stayed in room #1 which is the smallest and least expensive of the rooms, but it was perfect for us. Plenty of room for our small amount of luggage & a comfy queen bed to sleep in. The 2 bathrooms are shared amongst all guests but this was never an issue for us. Also, wi-fi is available for 4 chf and is good for your entire stay. In the morning, our wonderful host, Denise, had a lovely breakfast waiting for us- breads, cereal, muesli, hard boiled eggs, juice, coffee, and tea. Coffee and tea were also available to us throughout the day which was nice to warm up with after a long hike. We also had access to a refrigerator for some of the items we bought at the Co-Op across the street. Chalet Fontana is a convenient 5 minute walk from Murren's train station, across from the grocery and an atm. Out the front door are weeks/months of hiking trails to explore. My husband and I took great advantage of this- hiking to Gimmelwald, Lauterbrunnen Valley, and the Shilthorn on a nice day (minimal snow). This by far was our favorite stop on our 2 week trip, and if/when we return to Switzerland, we'll be staying at Chalet Fontana. Thank you Denise for providing us with a wonderful place to stay and for your excellent hospitality.

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Gatineau, Canada
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

My husband and I stayed only one night in the small twin bedroom and we loved it. Denise, the host, made us feel very welcome and gave us very helpful tips for organizing our excursions. We felt like we were staying with a good friend. We appreciated the opportunity to make ourselves coffee, tea or herbal tea anytime of the day in the small kitchen and Denise made her fridge available to us if we needed it. We enjoyed nice conversations at the breakfast table with her and the other guests.

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Property: Chalet Fontana
Address: Buhl, Murren 3825, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Murren
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Murren
#3 Family Hotel in Murren
#3 Romantic Hotel in Murren
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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