The most imporant thing you should know about this hotel is you can only access it by train. Maybe we didn't do enough research but we somehow missed the part that requires you to park in a parkade at the bottom of the hill, then buy a train ticket to Wengen, ride the train with your luggage up the mountain and then carry your luggage up the hill to the hotel. After driving around Lauterbrunnen for half an hour with our GPS indicating the hotel was half way up the mountain, we finally phoned the hotel and found out we couldn't drive directly to the hotel. While we are an able-bodied and fairly adaptable family of two adults and 5 teenagers, the less adaptable would likely find it a hassle to go through the trek and give it a pass unless the destination was actually Wengen (and not just a stop over in the Lauterbrunnen area). Also if you are comparing prices you need to factor in the cost of the parkade for the time you are parked plus the cost of the train tickets up to (and down from) Wengen. That being said, the hotel itself is classic old Swiss. Old comforable furniture in the main public rooms and grand views of the Alps make it a lovely retreat to get away from it all. The rooms themselves were large but rather average - clean, comfortable and not particularly well decorated. Our rooms had an incredible view of the mountains and the village of Wengen below with access to the large balcony to enjoy the mountain air. Note: the balcony is shared by all the rooms on the level you are on. While not a big issue, if you don't keep your blinds completely closed other guests have full view of your room when they are out on the balcony. While the breakfast was limited with a very small assortment of items, the view from the conservatory area where we were seated made up for the rather poor breakfast. Staff were friendly although when we tried to have a drink in the bar area we were never served. After waiting for service for about half an hour we finally just gave up. If you are up for the adventure of getting to this hotel, this is a perfectly adequate hotel in Wengen at a reasonable price for Switzerland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the 3-star hotel Belvedere in Wengen (1275m above sea level) you are right for active holidays in the impressive mountain world of the Bernese Oberland at the foot of our home mountain - the Jungfrau. The hotel Belvedere was built in 1912 as an art nouveau hotel and enjoys one of the best and peaceful locations in Wengen. It has been refurbished smoothly to provide today's comforts without losing the atmosphere of the olden days of the ,,Grand Hotel Belvedere". Within 5 minutes walk you reach 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 which is 5 minutes walk you reach in just a few minutes the Mannlichen mountain which is the perfect starting point for skiing and hiking - always with the view of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Wengen is the ideal starting point for various excursions to the Jungfrau region. To the mountain railway station it only takes 5 minutes walk - 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! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belvedere Hotel Wengen