Hotel Eiger exceeded our expectations. We didn't realize such luxury could be found in a remote village in the alps! The spa/sauna was unique and very relaxing after a hard day of skiing. The breakfast buffet was fresh & wonderful with everything from eggs & cereal to champagne. The views from the dining area (& our room) were magnificent. The bar/lounge had a very nice bar tender who we enjoyed visiting with to learn more about the area. The owners truly seemed happy to be there and are very accommodating. Our room smelled like pine so we wondered if it had been newly remodeled. Our bathroom was very clean. Maybe it was brand new too. Room was quiet (we never heard our neighbors). We had plenty of space for all of our ski clothes and their ski room downstairs was a very convenient place to leave our skis and boots so we didn't have to lug them up to our room every day. The Wi-fi in our room was spotty, but we had good connectivity from the sitting room by the lobby. We only ate one dinner. The service was wonderful, but the food was not that great. It was probably our American tastebuds or our menu choices. Not sure.
Other info: We dropped our skis off at the train station upon arriving at the Zurich airport. They shipped our skis (we had both pair of skis in one bag) to the train station in Murren for only 12CHF. It saved us the hassle of handling them on all of the train transfers which was fantastic especially when we had jet lag! (they say to allow 2 days for your skis to arrive at their destination). The skiing exceeded our expectations. We consider ourselves expert skiers. We were lucky to arrive after a big snowstorm so had plenty of fresh powder with fresh tracks all day! (plenty of groomers for those who don't like powder). Non skiers would also enjoy Murren because you can take the tram to the top just to enjoy the amazing view or rent a little sled and play around on the hill (don't worry..they didn't appear to go very fast. (We saw a woman sharing a sled with her 3 or 4 year old). We loved it so much that we extended our stay an extra night....so worth it. You can't go wrong!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Eiger in car free Murren - the perfect hideaway for some days in the mountains situated on a sunny plateau underneath the Schilthorn (James Bond location). Only 1 1/2 hours from Bern-Belp and 2 1/2 hours from Zuerich and in the middle of the Swiss Alps. We offer charming rooms, an indoor pool with sauna and massage, panoramic restaurant with tasty options, free WLAN and conference room for you next summit meeting. The Hotel Eiger is owned and personally managed by the young Staehli family. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eiger Hotel Murren