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Hotel Edelweiss
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Murren
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Hotel Edelweiss apartment”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

We had an opportunity to book a three bedroom apartment located directly under the patio of the Edelweiss Hotel. It is run by the same owners and has the same incredible views- just phenomenal!! The apartment can sleep 7 to 8 with a living room, two full baths and an extra half bath. It has a fully equipt kitchen with dishwasher and all plates, silverware and cooking equipment you will need Best of all is the balcony with an unobstructed view of the Lauterbrunen Valley and the Alps.Our view was better than any postcard and we kept having to check ourselves that Yes, this view is real!
This place was nothing fancy, just comfortable and very convenient. At the North end of Murren, it was just 5 minutes from the train station down the mountain to Lauterbrunen. Price was a bit less that an triple room in the Hotel, but with the cleaning fee turned out to be about the same. If you have a group of 7 or 8, this place is a steal! Overall a very positive experience. Yes, we would recommend.

Room Tip: Just ask if the apartment is available- no amenities, just a great price for family or group.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

My wife and I returned to Murren for a few day's hiking. We had thought about the iconic Hotel Eiger (and enjoyed a meal in their lovely restaurant) but wanted to have a balcony overlooking the valley with an unimpeded view of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau as well as something a bit more comfortable than the pleasant Alpina where we stayed last time. We read that the Edelweiss, next door to the Alpina, had recently opened a newly renovated section and decided to book there. The room was beautiful and beautifully designed with hardwood floors, a bath tub that took full advantage of the simply extraordinary view and of course the terrace looking over the sheer drop to the valley below and up to the mountains. It had a comfortable, spacious feeling and with all that incredible light streaming in via the terrace window, I often would forget to put the key in the slot to activate the power and lights. Add charming, helpful, and friendly hosts, comfortable beds and pillows, free wi-fi and you have an easy five stars (and I might say even six if the weather is perfect!).

Murren is one of Paradise's most pleasant outposts and a big part of this is that the village is vehicle free. The only sounds you will hear are cow-bells and the wind coming off the mountains. For day hikers, there are numerous walks that give you a real sense of being in the mountain and require no climbing or special skills. In mid-September - off season - the trails are not crowded and neither is town. My wife and I love the walk over the Wassenegg Ridge to the Rotstockhutte. Not far from Murren is the Schiltalp Farm where the milch cafe is superb - ask for some additional hot milk on the side. In Winteregg, near the station, there is a dairy offering quite simply the best yoghurt I've tasted. We enjoyed the restaurant at the hotel, the Eiger's more formal restaurant, and the Jaegerstubli at the Hotel Bellevue (which had some fine wines as well.)

The Berner Oberland has become an essential part of our holiday plans and even though the facade of the Edelweiss doesn't say 'gorgeous', venture into one of the renovated rooms and you won't care.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

The hotel is situated 5,000 feet above sea level and has an amazing view of the Swiss Alps. Eating on their patio you face a whole range of snow covered mountains. The food, service and hotel are all good but the location is outstanding.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the Swiss Alps. The view of the Alps is amazing!!!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Palm Beach, Australia
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Cannot adequately describe the view from our 2nd level unit of jungfrau & lauterbrunnen valley. The hotel is situated right on the edge of a cliff to the lauterbrunnen valley. Has to be experienced to understand. We stayed here in may 2012 & the scenery was spectacular. It was all I had hoped for in staying in the Swiss alps. The manager Daniel was very helpful & courteous. The town was quiet & several shops/bakery closed for the low season unfortunately. The unit was very tidy and cleaned each day. Given murren is a small village & after a long day of trekking & sightseeing would be nice to have had some cable tv to watch of a night. Definitely recommend the paragliding from murren also! The breakfast at edelweiss was very good & again beautiful views of the jungfrau from your table. Make sure you take a walk to grutschalp (about 1.5hrs). Again love this hotel & highly recommend it!

Stayed May 2012
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

This is an excellently run hotel with the best views in Murren. We had a first floor room and the views were truly amazing.
The owner/managers and staff combine friendliness with professionalism. Daniel (owner/manager) is extremely helpful providing local knowledge and suggesting trips.

The food is of a good standard and there is plenty of it. The sun terrace is very popular as the views from here are spectacular.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone seeking a well run, medium class hotel with good food and stunning views.

Room Tip: mountain view is a must!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pilton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
266 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Pleasant modern hotel with a very good breakfast and friendly staff. Cheaper rooms have no view but are spacious but cosy. Don't forget that the cable car ride up adds 20€ per person just to Murren with another whopping 70€ each to visit the piz Gloria at Schilthorn! Parking adds 7€ per day too. Weather also cloudy so views at top disappointing at this time of year. Google 'schilthorn webcam' to see the state of the weather at the top before going.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

I stayed here with family during a long weekend at the end of May. It was still early in the season so some things in Murren weren't yet open. The hotel is just a 5 min walk from the tram station (Murren is not accessible by car, you need to take either the gondola via tram or a bus, however the views along the way are worth it).

The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating. We booked a budget room on the North side of the hotel, so we didn't have the amazing view of the mountains, however it was great for the price, and we saw plenty of great views while hiking around the area.

Breakfast was a great way to fuel up before a day on the trails. They also have a nice restaurant for grabbing a drink afterwards.

Room Tip: Southern rooms have amazing views
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Edelweiss
Address: Murren 3825, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Murren
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Murren
#9 Family Hotel in Murren
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Edelweiss 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome The congenial Hotel Edelweiss is conveniently located in the heart of the Bernese Oberland in Murren. It offers breathtaking views of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountain scenery. Guests of our 3-star superior Hotel also appreciate the perfect location close to ski slopes and hiking trails. ... more   less 
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