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“Lovely setting, lovely place, lovely staff”
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Hotel Castle
Ranked #1 of 1 Blitzingen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights at the end of July 2013

Great place, set up on the hill with beautiful views.

Owners are lovely, all the staff very friendly and the two male waiters who served us spoke perfect English and were very friendly.

The jacuzzi is great, we had a castle suite and the views stunning from balcony, room massive with a living room, very clean.

The food in the restaurant was very very good, my husband said it was one of the best steaks he had ever had.

Cannot fault this place what so ever and for Switzerland the value for money is brilliant, we had just come from Grindelwald and paid twice the price for a hotel no where near as nice.

Highly recommend and would stay again.

Underground parking for our motorbikes so that was good too.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank Irvine1979
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Peter G, Inhaber at Hotel Castle, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2014

Thank you for your positive and valuable feedback!
We were all very pleased to gives you our hospitality

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

all round a great experience! Stayed 3 nights in July 2013, and would certainly recommend it.

The location is wonderful, above a small village in the pleasantly non-touristy Upper Goms Valley. The hotel has great views up and down the valley; get a south-facing room/suite for a balcony with the best of these. The only reservation is that the hotel is not convenient for Blitzingen rail station. Actually the trip to Blitzingen by rail is a great experience in its own right, on the small red trains of the Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn across delightful scenery, but once you get to Blitzingen definitely ask the hotel to pick you up from the station, because it is a long climb up a hillside to the hotel.

The hotel itself consists of two linked modern Swiss chalet buildings, the furnishings and decor are modern and good quality (the dining room has Gothic pastiche style decor, though it's much nicer than it sounds from that!). The rooms are spacious and most of the rooms are also let as apartment.

The food in the restaurant is very good. It probably deserves a "knives and forks" mention in a Michelin guide (one stop short of a star), if it doesn't have one already. The menu included with full board is four courses and is more than adequate, though of course you could experiment with a la carte if you wanted to go even further! The wine, while far from cheap, is also good and their are also options for people who want very special wines. The breakfast, while typically continental, also deserves a mention because of the high quality of the bread, cheese and cold meats on offer.

However the most exceptional point is the service. Peter and Birgitte are incredibly helpful hosts and they evidently set a great example to their staff, who were welcoming, friendly, helpful and polite to an exemplary level. I have never had better service from a hotel staff and the Hotel Castle sets a high standard to beat!

Room Tip: South-facing rooms have the best of the views of the valley.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Chris K
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Castle Hotel. This is a wonderful place in the amazing Goms Valley. Peter and his wife are great hosts, and the food at their restaurant is superb. They are also very accommodating with dietary restrictions. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Elisa L
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We have just returned from a week's winter walking based at the Hotel Castle and cannot praise the hotel and especially the host, Peter, enough. The accommodation and facilities offered were extremely good as was the service provided by all members of the staff. The food was incredible, probably the best we've ever eaten.
The most amazing part of the week for us was the help we were given when my husband discovered he'd lost his passport on the railway trip from Geneva. Peter went out of his way to trace the passport. The Swiss Railway has a computer search system which came up trumps after several days during which time Peter was in constant touch with the search by email, keeping us updated. He even contacted the British Embassy, the Swiss Police and British Airways when, after a few days, it looked as if the search was not going to bare fruit. However, after 5 days the passport was located in Berne and was sent to Brig for collection. Peter arranged for his daughter to collect this for us so we would not miss valuable holiday time. We cannot thank him enough and doubt we'll ever experience the like again.

Room Tip: The south facing suites have great views across the valley. Suites in the annexe are fine if you enj...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We were warmly welcomed by the owners and received a fantastic well equipped flat, beautifully furnished with 2 balconies that suited a family of 4 (2 teenagers). No words will suffice to describe the views from this hotel to the Gomms Valley. We received advice as to where to take a hike from Peter - owner and Chef of the Gourmet restaurant of this hotel. We did all our hikes in the area - The Aletsch glacier and the Fieschertal glacier are near by and there is no need to go further away.
Great rest for body and mind. Highly recommended. very friendly staff.

Room Tip: The 2 bed room suite is great for a familiy of 4.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank degmisgav_il
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

I stayed at Hotel Castle because I was on a self guided tour, and this was one of the places that was reserved for me.
What a great place to stay! The room had a little kitchenette, very comfortable bed and pillows, very clean and of course THE BEST FOOD ever!
Peter, the owner, is a five star chef and the meals were stunning.
I could hike right from this hotel into the Alps and spend the day enjoying the beauty surrounding the Goms Valais.

Room Tip: From what I could tell, all rooms have a balcony with mountain views. I was traveling alone, so I d...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Phenomenal location with stunning views and amazing hiking trails. Had one of the top 10 meals I have ever had in my life. (I travel a lot to major cities and eaten at many restaurants throughout the world). Peter was very helpful at suggesting a menu and helpful for picking a local wine. Not an easy place to get to, but I would go back in a second.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Aebmete 8 | 3989 Blitzingen, Blitzingen 3989, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Blitzingen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Blitzingen
Price Range: $208 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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