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“From Brig to the Glacier Express”
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Hotel Europe
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Brig
Reviewed July 10, 2014

With no particular expectations, we booked a room at the Hotel Europe to make an early-morning connection to the Glacier Express. To our surprise, the hotel offers not only convenience (it is directly across from the rail station, and perhaps a 100-meter walk to connect with the Glacier Express), but very good accommodations. We had a third-floor room, overlooking the station and street, but found it not too noisy. It was very comfortably appointed with modern furnishings throughout, and even had a balcony and nice views in two directions. The bathroom was completely refurbished, and unusually large. For casual food, or to pick up something for the train, the grocery story in the station is much larger and much, much better stocked than expected. Breakfast, on the hotel's second floor the next morning, was an especially generous and delicious spread, nice before a day on the train. And as we found when walking up into the town before our morning connection, Brig becomes handsome--winding cobbled streets, beautiful old buildings, and an important public colonnade and associated sculpture park--just a few blocks from the station; worth a stroll, with your camera. What we thought would be a very routine stopover in fact had comforts and pleasures to offer, as well as the hotel's obvious convenience. Including breakfast, the room charge for the night was 134 CHF. Cheaper accommodations are probably available, but none more convenient if you are lugging baggage, and we thought the quality and value offered were more than worth it.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Hotel is very well located, in front of the train station to Zermatt, and very close to the city center. The reception staff is very friendly. The room are simple, big and clean. It is a good 3 stars hotel.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

We wanted to get to Zermatt, but being off season many hotel were closed. We arrived,, with a reservation, and were met by Lara. She helped us park -- on the hotel property and too.k our bags while we headed for the train station. Later Connie welcomed us after our day of touring. The rooms were clean and neat. The breakfasts superb. Lara was constantly refreshing the selections. She really made our stay.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank DOCBABE_SCOUT
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Decent sized room in the centre of town. They upgraded us free of charge to a larger room, the consierge was very friendly and helpful and the room was clean. Comfortable beds, furniture in good repair. The walls and doors needed painting but not a big deal. A little noise from the road and train station opposite, but not so bad. Breakfast was well laid out and had lots of choice, they even had dyed/painted eggs with breakfast for Easter.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Like most the main attraction is that the hotel is close to the Train which goes directly to Zermatt. Or, you can catch the Train to San Moritz here too! Convenience when traveling by train is the key. These hotels are basic. Rooms, small, very simple. Bathrooms tiny. Breakfast, no great shakes. Skip it if you are really on a budget. Can get coffee and...at the train station. When we got to the breakfast at around 8:30am...there were no refills at the Hotel Europe. Didn't find the help particularly helpful either. I think they are used to a lot of one or two nighters. Don't expect too much...it is clean and close to the train if you have suitcases...and that is the main ;point!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Marb E
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

We have stayed at the hotel for a night and I was impressed by such friendly staff. Unfortunately I do not remember the name of the receptionist, but he was very helpful and polite. Sometime even in 5 stars reception staff is not that professional.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Nadia K
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

My overnight stay was unfortunately quite disappointing.

The only positive point was the very convenient location - across from Brig railway station. Fare for a single room was 85CHF/night, admittedly a cheap rate when considering high Swiss prices. Breakfast buffet is included.

Otherwise I experienced many unpleasant things.
I reached the hotel at 10:15pm to find that the front door and reception were closed. I had to ring the tenant to obtain my key. A bit tiring after a long trip.

When booking a single room, obviously I do not expect a suite with a KIng-size bed. However my room was incredibly tiny with virtually no place to move around. Basic amenities included a closet with a few coat hangers, small desk with a chair, comfortable single bed.

Room cleanliness was surprisingly bad: I found a half-empty juice bottle in the fridge and a used soap bar in the shower! Unacceptable.

Breakfast room is bright and airy, but I was a bit disappointed by the buffet. Well-presented, but rather limited choice: cold cuts, local preserves, cheese, yoghurts, cereals. Staff was welcoming but a bit slow. No newspapers in the breakfast room.

All in all it is rather a 2-star hotel, which I would not recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Address: Viktoriastrasse 9, Brig 3900, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Brig
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Bar / Lounge Room Service
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Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Brig
Price Range: $117 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Europe 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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