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“Halfway up the Alps”
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Hotel Alpenruh
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Murren
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Halfway up the Alps”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Dear friends arranged for us to meet up here and we very much enjoyed our stay. The hotel is simple, very clean and has breathtaking views of the three peaks. Despite a couple other reviews, our experience was the staff was friendly, graceous and helpful. We were here in the fall and thanks to Urs recommendation, made time after our arrival to get up to the Schilthorn still as the day was clear and there was rain moving in. We had planned to wait until the next day, but would have missed the great views as it did indeed rain and was so cloudy we couldn't see across the valley.

The location is convenient to the gondola and the rooms are well equiped but simple. The entire place is comfortable and is well suited for those that have come to the area to enjoy the outdoors of skiiing and hiking. Breakfast was filling, straightforward European fare and dinner had lovely choices, including pumpkin which was in season during our stay. Best of all was the beer on the deck with the Alps in the background.

Room Tip: It is worth getting a view of the mountains
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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UBrotschi, Manager at Hotel Alpenruh, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Dear CanCanoe

Thank you very much for recommending our hotel on TripAdvisor and for taking the time to share your impressions.
We are glad that you have enjoyed the stay in our hotel and the helpfulness and recommendations of our staff.

We hope to welcome you again soon.

Kind regards
Your hosts
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Gainesville, Florida
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Urs & Melanie were superb hosts. My wife and I had a most enjoyable two week stay in August 2012. The view was incrdeible and the accommodations were clean and welcoming. We highly recommend Hotel Alpenuh.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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UBrotschi, Manager at Hotel Alpenruh, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Dear Sissy H

Thank you very much for recommending our hotel on TripAdvisor and for taking the time to share your impressions.

We are glad that you have enjoyed your summer holiday in Mürren and in our hotel.
We hope to welcome you again soon.

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Your hosts
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United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights here. Very convenient location. The innkeepers are very nice and accommodating. The views are fabulous. Rooms are basic but spotless. It was great to sit on the deck gazing at the alps, hearing cable car and then turning my head to see a farmer herding a small herd of cows down the main footpath. Charming!!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank jake2771
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UBrotschi, Manager at Hotel Alpenruh, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Dear Jake2771

Thank you very much for recommending our hotel on TripAdvisor and for sharing your experiences.

We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel.
We hope to welcome you again soon.

Kind regards
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Amazing location! Sitting on the balcony of our room watching the alpenglow on the Eiger, with the only sound being the roaring of the river 2000 ft below us was an unforgettable experience.
The staff were really friendly and helpful, and the food was out of this world - beef in red wine and chocolate sauce and melon seasoned with black pepper and chilli to name just a couple of the very imaginative dishes to which we were treated. We would definitely revisit this jewel of a resort and stay in the Alpenruh again.

Room Tip: Worth paying the small extra for a room with mountain view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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UBrotschi, Manager at Hotel Alpenruh, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Dear Joan B

Thank you very much for recommending our hotel on TripAdvisor and for sharing your experiences.
We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel and that the kitchen could meet your desires.

We hope to welcome you again soon.

Kind regards
Your hosts
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Surrey
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We didn't stay at this hotel but had a lovely lunch in the sunshine, overlooking the mountains, before heading down in the cable car. We had a great rosti, and sausage with rosti, followed by the house special of coffe + cake. The house special tea/coffee and cake was beautiful in that it was individually served on a small platter with your hot drink, glass of water, and then a warm, freshly baked small chocolate cake in a tiny terracotta flower pot. It was delicious. Lovely spot, lovely food, and made me pick up the brochure to bear in mind for when we come back as a possible place to stay...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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UBrotschi, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Alpenruh, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Dear skl2910
Thank you very much for your stay in our restaurant and your positive online feed back!
We are very happy to hear, that you enjoyed your stay here in Mürren!
Your public, positive feed back motivates us to do the same efforts for all future guests!

Kind regards

your hosts
Urs & Melanie Brotschi
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Coming up with the gondola from Stechelberg it is a 100m walk from the station.

We had to wait until 3:30pm for one of the rooms to get ready which was annoying.

We had a corner room with balcony and mountain view. Lovely! Great sitting on the balcony and just enjoying the scenery.

The rooms (Superior Double Room with Mountain View) were spacious. Had wireless (although with poor reception). Bathroom was fine. Bed was actually quite comfy. Of course everything was very quiet.

I'd stay there again. Perhaps in the winter next time.

Room Tip: Corner-rooms are great (Superior Double Room with Mountain View)
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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UBrotschi, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Alpenruh, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Dear hdpxx
Thank you very much for your stay in our hotel and your positive online feed back!
We are very happy to hear, that you enjoyed your stay here in Mürren!
And we ask apologize again for the waiting time on your arrival day.

Your feedback gives us the chance to improve our service continuously and to fulfil the wishes of our guests.

kind regards

your hosts
Urs & Melanie Brotschi
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2012

The location is the highlight of this charming alpine hotel. Most of the rooms have a stunning view, which waking up to is an amazing treat. The beds were comfortable, if a bit simple. Same goes for the room. The service wasn't the best, but when you could find them the staff were helpful and friendly enough. Ignore the reviews saying they are rude, they aren't; just very Swiss (most Swiss people are relatively curt.) The food is also another selling point. After a long day of skiing, settling down to a fantastic meal is always a very pleasant experience. The meals were home-cooked from scratch, and prepared in exciting and fun ways (I especially enjoyed high-quality beef consume with gold flakes!). Unfortunately, there was a surprising lack of facilities in the hotel itself, although plenty to keep one busy around the area. There wasn't even a pool! However, the stay couldn't have been much better, and the value is insane! Definitely recommend.

Room Tip: Try not to get a room on the bottom floor, as it is quite a journey from the entrance.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Tristan D
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UBrotschi, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Alpenruh, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thank you very much for your stay in our hotel and your positive online feed back!
We are very happy to hear, that you enjoyed your stay here in Mürren!

And thank you that you appriceated our dinner.

Your public, positive feed back motivates us to do the same efforts for all future guests!

kind regards

your hosts
Urs & Melanie Brotschi
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Property: Hotel Alpenruh
Address: Eggli 954B | Schilthornbahn AG, Murren 3825, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Murren
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Murren
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alpenruh 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chalet-style holiday hotel with comfortable rooms, stylish restaurants and large sunny terrace. Arrival by car via Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg (large parking area). Then take the cable car to Murren (Schilthornbahn). Arrival by train via Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen and there by post bus to Stechelberg's cable car Station (Schilthornbahn). Then take the cable car to Murren. The Hotel Alpenruh is located at only one minute walking distance from the cable car staion Mürren. ... more   less 
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