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“Quiet hotel apart from the church bell”
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Hotel Engel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Stans
Certificate of Excellence
Zug, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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“Quiet hotel apart from the church bell”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed here for a week when my husband had his job interview. The hotel was nice, more than nice when comparing to other standard european hotel. The size is adequate, the bathroom is adequate. But dont expect a 5 stars hotel facilities though. Breakfast was more than adequate, ham, salami, eggs, toast, croissant, juice, fruits, you named it. We couldn't complaint about it. We also tried dinner at the restaurant one time, it was good. The serving was quite large, so we were able to share a plate. This hotel is also near the train station. You will pass this station to go to Engelberg (Mount Titlis). And next to the hotel there is a italian restaurant which mainly selling pizza. They do take away too and open till quite late. The thing that really stand out for us was the hospitality of the owner, Mario. He did help us a lot during our stay. We really appreciated his help as my husband and I have a very limited German and they speak English. The downside was it was near a church where sometimes the church can go crazy. But not that bad as the room has a good soundsproof. It was a pleasand staying here. I would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Room was clean and utilitarian. Zero charm.

Staff was helpful and courteous.

Restaurant (like everything else) in Stans is extremely costly!

Our friends say that most hotels in Switzerland follow the same trend (spartan and utilitarian) because people will pay to stay in such a beautiful place.

The market may allow for this now... Be careful if you want recommendations and return guests.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

we wanted to stay in luzern but due to art basel, all hotels were either all busy or very expensive, so we decided to stay further away in Stans.
The hotel is ok, but nothing special. it is clean but they tried to do it in a design way.... and it did not work really. the rooms are a bit 'cold' and the corridors have the charm of a hospital.
the good thing is that for dinner we went to the hotel across the square, hotel Linde I think, quite nice and friendly service.
We had to ask several times the staff for an allergic pillow (their pillows and duvets are with feathers), and we finally got it but the receptionist was not friendly. we had asked for a double bed, and got two separate beds. they said all rooms were with single beds, so no need to change bedroom!. Also the bells of the church were quite loud late at night and early in the morning! so be warned ( I know this is charming countryside Switzerland, but still).
the breakfast was a joke! twinning tea or coffee, cereal, and they bring to your table a few breads and salami, cheese and jam...

Room Tip: we had room 6 on the third floor facing the dorfplatz. When we wanted to close the shutters, we real...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Engel
Address: Dorfplatz 1, Stans 6370, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Nidwalden > Stans
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Stans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Engel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Stans, the beautiful capital of Nidwalden. Our Hotel is located adjacent to the gorgeous Town Square with its baroc Church and sculptures as well as the town centre.Find yourself surrounded by the beauty of the swiss landscape and the incredible backdrop of the Alps.From very spartan Budget rooms to large Superior rooms we offer different rates for different budgets.Our Restaurant "Stübli" serves sausages, warm Sandwiches, soups and salads at a good price. For the gourmet we recommend the Restaurant "Serafin" where Steve Maschke, former Student of Anton Mosimann, serves you refined and creative dishes. ... more   less 
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