I stayed at chalet fontana (CF) for 5 days mid october 2012 and i am so glad i did.
The best things:
1.Denise,the owner is warm, knowledgeable and generous. Her advice was very helpful and well considered and as i was travelling alone, it was nice to have her as a sounding board. She is the local yoga instructor and has a real passion for the area. It helps that she is english speaking!
2.Position, position, position! CF is midway between train connection (to grutschalp and lauterbrunnen ) and the schilthornbahn (down to stechelberg and lauterbrunnen and up to schilthorn and piz gloria). A 5 minute walk either way. Trips from/to muerren are breathtaking. The view from my single room ( rm 3) was amazing. I looked right onto the eiger and monch. The co op and ATM are directly across the road and the post office and bakery less than a minute away. There is a self service laundromat directly behind it .
3.CF is neat, clean and welcoming. I immediately felt at home. I'd been very stressed about having to share a bathroom, but it was never a problem for the 5 days i spent there. Denise keeps CF spotlessly clean and there is a 2 nd bathroom downstairs. There is a bath and shower and the hot water never ran out!
Denise also provides unlimited tea ( in fabulous flavours!) and coffee.
Guests may use the fridge to store small amounts of food.
4. Budget. For 55CHF per nite, i stayed in a single room with my own wash basin,2 single beds and incredible view, right next to the communal bathroom.
I loved the bernese oberland and hope to return with my family. I will definitely be staying with denise again. I have heard that the apartment she also lets out is fabulous too.
- 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