We stayed here last year as a group of eight and loved it, especially the food so decided to return; Dominic was the chef then but has left.
The hotel location and rooms are still fantastic, but dinner every night for a week was terrible.
First night consisted of vol au vent with a thin mushroom sauce, mushroom soup, then all 3 main course choices came with mushroom sauce, this time with a mild curry flavour. Bad luck if you don't like mushrooms!The next night had an basic antipasta starter with slices of peppers and the main course was a tough pork steak which most of us couldn't finish and the only veg was slices of pepper, same as the starter, so we asked to see Anne Marie, the manager. We showed her the mostly unfinished food and she agreed to do something about it.Unfortunately without much success.
Every night was very disappointing. Frozen deep fried dutchesse potatoes, bright orange reconstituted powdery mash potato, salty soup, including a bright green leek soup.
Carlos the waiter is still there, but he struggled one night trying to serve 24 people; dinner took two and a half hours and we reverted to pouring our own wine!
We loved our first visit, but if you stay here, go B&B as the breakfast is still great, as are the south facing rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award winning, 4-star, Hotel Caprice is privately owned and a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World group (since 2007). A luxury hotel constructed in charming Swiss chalet style, Hotel Caprice boasts lavishly appointed, spacious rooms with natural wood decor and large picture windows. Most rooms have incredible south-facing balconies with spectacular views of the Jungfrau massif and Lauterbrunnen valley. The fine dining restaurant at Hotel Caprice is renowned for its elegant style and delicious gourmet cuisine served with regional and International influences. Hotel Caprice is conveniently located in Wengen enjoying a prime position for easy access to the slopes in the morning and 'ski-in' status for guests returning at the end of the day. Our vibrant bar and sun terrace areas are perfect for apres ski, whilst our cosy lounge, with open log fire, welcomes guests looking for a more relaxed environment. We also offer a massage service and a FREE Finnish sauna! With over 200km of downhill ski runs and 500km of hiking trails on its doorstep, Hotel Caprice is an excellent choice for both winter sports and summer adventure holidays. At Hotel Caprice we strive to deliver excellence in hospitality, accommodation and food standards with minimum impact on the environment and our beautiful surroundings. Hotel Caprice is the proud recipient of the TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence" for 2015. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Caprice Hotel Wengen