Our second trip to Wengen and chose the Silberhorn for its convenient location (especially when getting the 05:12 train), star rating and spa.
The room was a nice size with a view over the train station and Lautebrunnen valley from the balcony. The kingsize bed was very comfortable and turned down for us each night whilst we ate dinner. Our daughter (30 months) was provided with a travel cot which she adored.
At dinner the service was prompt with the staff making lots of fuss of our daughter. Most nights a 5 course meal was served with a large salad bar and a selection breads and deserts, all of a high quality. A separate children's buffet was provided with simpler food such as chicken nuggets, french fries and fish fingers - this seemed very popular. Breakfast was another large buffet affair with healthy and less healthy options (bacon and Prosecco if you're being indulgent) as well as eggs/ommlettes cooked on demand. All in all we found the food and the service excellent and we certainly indulged. There is also tea and cake on the first floor at about 4PM every day. For those on a budget there is a coop underneath the hotel so balcony beers cheap lunches can be purchased reasonably cheaply.
Since we were here to ski the Silberhorn is in the perfect location. A ski hire shop in the building, the secure ski room right next to the beginners area and the two main routes up the mountain within easy walking distance. The location worked very well for out small family.
The best thing however were the apre-ski spa sessions. Using the robes and slippers provided in the room, the free spa offered both inside and outside hot tubs (wave at your friends getting off the train for the outside one to make them jealous) and a selection of saunas and steam room in the (over 16s only) naked section. If I'd been able to buy a beer or cocktail in the outside hot-tub I think this would've been the perfect holiday.
We didn't have to trouble the concierge much but they were very helpful loaning us a UK travel plug, gave us free wifi codes (for basic email/surfing - there is a charge for a VPN) and helped with directions.
Overall we had a great holiday and we felt thoroughly spoilt by the Silberhorn. The staff were lovely and the hotel smart and clean. When we next return to Wengen we'll most likely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star hotel Silberhorn is found in car-free Wengen, surrounded by impressive mountains in the Bernese Oberland at the foot of the Jungfrau. It is located right in the center of the village and is the perfect starting point for various excursions around the Jungfrau region. The hotel is in the opposite of the Jungfrau railway station Wengen - from there you start the amazing journey up to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe - at 3454 meters altitude which is Europe's highest railway station and the highlight of every visit to Switzerland! As per our device ,,everything under one roof" the Silberhorn offers all amenities to make your stay comfortable and unforgettable. At the hotel you find our new spa and wellness area, the Swiss ski school, the sports shop Alpia, a jewelry shop as well as our a la carte restaurant ,,Silberhornstube". Due to the big advantage of its location, right in the heart of the village, you are able to create your holiday perfectly: next to the hotel Silberhorn you find in summer the tennis courts and in winter the ski school office and its meeting place as well as the beginners' slope and the ice-rink. With the Mannlichen cable car, right next to our hotel, you reach within 5 minutes walk the Mannlichen mountain which is the perfect starting point for skiing and hiking - always with the breathtaking view of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Silberhorn
- Best Western Wengen