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“Unwelcoming,Unkind and Unfriendly!”
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Hotel Edelweiss
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Murren
Certificate of Excellence
usa
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Unwelcoming,Unkind and Unfriendly!”
Reviewed September 4, 2007

Despite the fact that the "Edelweiss Hotel" has a fabulous view of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, we found that the chilly persona of the owner Sandra clouded an experience that could have otherwise been magnificent. You might think, just ignore her..which is what we wound up doing..BUT that is difficult because she is around ALL THE TIME. We were soo looking forward to our stay at The Edelweiss Hotel in Murren...We traveled an extremely long way and were so excited when we arrived....That feeling of excitement quickly vanished when Sandra blankly stared at us when we checked in...never said hello and then coldy handed us our key....this was her consistent behavior with the rest of our stay for the entire week!!!! Do not stay here if you are looking for a warm welcome or any other kind of hospitality and tranquility! The mood does not match the mountains...

Stayed August 2007
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2007

We spent two nights as the Edelweiss in late August, 2007. Although no-one is likely to mistake the Edelweiss for a five-star property, we had a great visit with no complaints.

The property is a very short walk from the Murren railway station; very manageable even with a bag to roll. If you come up the other way (from the Stechelberg-Gimmewald cable car) you'd have a bit longer of a hike, but still no problems since the road is pretty level. The front desk staff was very helpful, telling us everything we needed to know about the hotel, the town, and the surrounding activities.

The room was small, but clean. Who really needs a huge hotel room anyway? I mean, what are you doing in there? The only oddity was the shower door which -combined with the unusual placement of the shower head- caused minor floods at each shower. Not a big deal, but I pitied the staff that had to wring-out the bath mat each time.

The view is the real keeper. Most hotels in Murren have views out over the Lauterbrunnen valley, but the Edelweiss seems almost to hang over the edge of the valley itself. Some of our most enjoyable moments came from just staring at the view of the Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch, or watching the clouds move through the valley.

To sum it up, Murren was one of the highlights of our Swiss vacation, and we were very pleased that we chose the Edelweiss as our base.

  • Liked — View
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2007

The Hotel Edelweiss has a magnificent view of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. This hotel is reasonably priced and you get what you pay for...clean rooms, above average view and great location. The accomodations and service are acceptable. The front desk was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was lacking, having us wish that we had opted for the local bakery. The restaurant had a good view, but we did not eat there after the breakfast experience. The Hotel Edelweiss was bright, but boxy. Other hotels had a more traditional Swiss Alp feel.

  • Liked — Location and view.
  • Disliked — The Hotel Edelweiss was very plain compared to other hotels in the town. There was nothing special about the appearance or the room. There were no real negative, it was just lacking in charm.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2007

Murren is an amazing Swiss mountain village. You have to take a cable car and train to get there which just adds to the excitement. Seems most tourists go to the (bigger) Wengen which is on the opposite side of the valley. I would strongly recommend going to Murren instead.

The hotel Edelweiss is one of many hotels in the town. The view out of the room (or balcony, if you have one) is the amazing trio of the Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau mountains.

The rooms are neat and relatively modern. The staff are very friendly. The lounge had a communal PC with Internet access for 5 francs for the entire stay. That's the cheapest rate we found anywhere in Switzerland.

The food in the downstairs restaurant was fairly inexpensive and quite good.

I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Liked — View and friendly staff
  • Disliked — Flies in the dining area but it seems the locals find this normal.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Edelweiss

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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