Two weeks ago, as my wife and I entered our balcony at the Wengener Hof , our expectations were exceeded by the awesome view of the deep green Lauterbruunen valley surrounded by mountains including the snow capped Breithorn. I took photos of this scene each day at different hours, catching the sun striking the mountains at various angles.
This hotel is located a few minutes walk from the main drag of Wengen where you can take the gondola up the mountain to the village of Manlicken , the departure point for a very scenic yet easy 1 hour walk to Kleine Scheideg, home of the north face of the Eiger.
The Wenger Hof sits on a hill surrounded by trees and bushes. Reclining beach chairs decorate the front yard. Nobody bothers you here.
Whenever we asked the front desk clerk for assistance, he or she was very helpful, providing ice, cork screw, or arranging free transportation down to the wengen train station.
The breakfast buffet was acceptable. Eggs, cheeses, pork and fruit. I applaud Switzerland's sausage and bacon. Compared to pork found in America, these breakfast treats taste good, (i.e. chemical free ).
I have no complaints about this hotel, and will recommend it to friends and family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star hotel Wengener Hof in car-free Wengen is surrounded by the impressive mountain world of the Bernese Oberland, right at the foot of the Jungfrau. It is one of the most esteemed hotels in a quiet location with extensive gardens for relaxation during the summer months. This traditional hotel is extremely popular with visitors as it offers a consistently high standard of service (4 stars) and because of its excellent location and pleasant scale (65 beds), the Wengener Hof has for many years provided individual hospitality. Wengen is the ideal starting point for various excursions to the Jungfrau region. To the mountain railway station it only takes 5 minutes - 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! 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 away you reach in just a few minutes the Mannlichen mountain which is the perfect starting point for skiing and hiking - with the breathtaking panorama of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wengener Hof Hotel