This hotel exemplifies why the Swiss are the best hoteliers in the world. The hotel has 4 star service but the physical facilities are more of a rustic mountain lodge rather than the typical 4 star city hotel in North America.
We stayed for 2 days during the hottest and sunniest conditions during 2013 and found the room to be somewhat hot at night even with the windows open. The hotel is not air-conditioned and they did not provide fans. In fairness, the weather conditions were very unusual and I am sure we would have been very comfortable in average temperatures. On the positive side we enjoyed two glorious hikes in shirtsleeves and were able to sit out on the patio for dinner at 8 pm!
The restaurant serves an excellent 3 course fixed price menu for 61 Franc and the service is impeccable. There is an extensive wine list. They also have an open bottle house selections at reasonable prices. The breakfast was included with the room rate and was the best that we had in 4 weeks traveling in Europe!
The room had a spectacular view of the valley and Jungfrau mountains, it seemed that you could reach out and touch them. The TV had 4 English channels and was the first hotel that we stayed in that offered drama shows in addition to the doom and gloom of BBC and CNN news.
The hotel is located across from the train station but if you call on arrival they will send an electric cart to collect your luggage at the rail station or the Schilhorn Gondola located at the other end of town.
Highly recommended - just look past the rustic physical facilities
- 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