My husband, my parents and I stayed at the Belvedere Hotel in June 2005 to celebrate my 50th birthday. The weather was fantastic - much warmer than we expected high in the Alps. We booked the holiday as a package with Thomas Cook in the UK.
Our original room was on the first floor, at the back of the hotel next to the fire escape (we didn't pay the supplement for a South-facing room). Having quickly decided that this was a mistake, we paid the extra for the most amazing view of the Jungfrau. (It worked out cheaper to pay the supplement at the hotel than it would have done through the travel agent - about 70 Euros).
Our room looked as though it had been recently decorated; the bathroom was also new and very clean. The reception and lounge areas had a traditional feel to them - it was easy to imagine how it would have looked in Victorian times.
The waiter service in the restaurant was excellent, as was the food (that is, apart from the packed lunches, which consisted of a ham sandwich and an apple EVERY day!).
I can't wait to visit Wengen again, but I'm not sure I would stay at the Belvedere. However, it was reasonable for the price we paid.
The village of Wengen and its surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful - don't forget your camera! (Make sure you buy a Swiss Rail Pass - everybody travels by train - they are on time to the SECOND!)
- 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