We had a great experience at the Eiger Guest House in Murren! First, you can't beat the location by the train station, especially when you're toting a toddler, stroller, and all the luggage that goes with all that. And we never heard the train, even with an open window facing the station. The views of the Eiger, Monk and Jungfrau from our balcony were incredible and constantly changing with the clouds. The room was clean, comfortable and just right for our needs. The best part for parents - our first floor location allowed us to eat and drink in the restaurant/pub just below and use a baby monitor to listen for our son during naps and after his bedtime. Freedom! The food is really good as well.
We were a 5-minute walk from the local grocery store and other restaurants. As for the staff, they made our stay even better. The restaurant staff made sure we had what we needed for the baby, including a cute frog bib and bowl. They also gave us ice on request to keep milk and yogurt cold in our room. Ema, the owner, stopped by our table a few times at dinner and breakfast, asking about our plans and making suggestions, offering the use of their umbrellas. Hikes and trams were just 10-15 minutes walk from the hotel. This was really the next best thing to staying with friends! Highly recommended.
Oh, and as for the question about staying in Murren or Gimmelwald (as Rick Steves recommends), we were super happy with our choice of Murren. We visited Gimmelwald and it was way too sleepy for us. We enjoyed having a decent grocery store, restaurants and some shops to browse in Murren.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cozy and relaxed hotel located near the BLM train station with a splendid view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Offers 12 up-to date rooms with bath/WC or shower/WC, flatscreen-TV and WLAN as well as budget rooms with shared facilities. Family rooms for up to 4 persons. Great restaurant offering italian dishes, swiss dishes and homemade pizza, bar/pub and games room with billiard and dart. The perfect location for winter sports, hiking, mountain biking and all kinds of adventure sports. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eiger Guesthouse Hotel
- Eiger Hotel Murren