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“Tranquil setting lovely older style hotel”
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Parkhotel Gunten
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Gunten
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tranquil setting lovely older style hotel”
Reviewed November 2, 2011

WE stayed for 3 nights in October 2011. When we first arrived we thought it was looking a little tired and not quite as the website advertised, but after our time there we grew to really enjoy the setting. The rooms are quite plain but we had a balcony with a stunning view which made up for what the room lacked in atmosphere. The interiors are a bit old especially the reception area but the breakfast was wonderful and both the half board dinner and the restaurant dinner were wonderful. It is easy to arrive with luggage by the bus from Thun station. We had flown from Australia, trained straight down from Frankfurt then caught the bus from the train station and arrived.....a bit tired.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Austin TX
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2011

I live a few miles away from this hotel, and my husband and I found it while searching for a place to have our small wedding dinner. We went for a test dinner and were blown away by the amazing view--right on Lake Thun, and surrounded by beautiful views of the Alps. We had great wine, fabulous food, and excellent service. They have the best Rösti I've ever had, and the veal in cream sauce is superb.

We reserved a table for our wedding dinner, and the results were just as great. Our family absolutely loved the location and the food. Again, fantastic service. We love it so much, we are in the process of speaking to them about having a celebration party there next year!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Lillesand
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25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2011

We stayed only for 1night on our road-trip in Switzerland and it was hard to leave this place.I wish i could stay more often in such great hotel like Park hotel in Gunten. Everything was perfect there:the hotel with atmosphere of it greatness from before the second world war,yet modern it still kept spirit of the past,a beautiful garden where you can really relax,first class breakfast (possibly the best breakfast we ever had in Switzerland).We also had great dinner in hotels restaurant the evening we arrived,in the hotel you can also find a fitness studio or rent for free a bicycle to get around in that great settings.Renting of the boat is possible if you like to see surroundings from the lake.I will definitely stay in this hotel again.Price was 300 franc per room(3 persons) incl.breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2010

This hotel is in a stunning location on the shores on Lake Thun, with formal gardens and wonderful views across to the mountains. It's very comfortable, with good breakfast choice - although no hot food, or pastries - and a slightly pretentious evening restaurant, where the food is interesting and tasty, but we thought slightly over-priced. Gunten is on the prettier and more 'touristy' side of Lake Thun and there are plenty of restaurants within a short drive where the same type of food is on offer at two-thirds the price. The hotel is being progressively refurbished. Public areas, plus first and second floor bedrooms, have been done; third and fourth floors still to do. We had a first floor room, which was excellent. Modern and quite minimalist, with a wonderfully comfortable bed (feather-light separate duvets), and a large modern shower-room with a double shower cubicle. To our surprise, french doors opened onto our own private terrace, which was great for a pre-dinner drink in the sunshine. Only minor criticism was that one day they forgot to make up our room, but this was rectified while we had dinner. The staff were pleasant and helpful, although it was hard to attract attention to get a second pot of coffee at breakfast! All in all, not a cheap hotel, but good value for money in terms of comfort and location.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Annemasse
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2010

Hi, we stayed there three days with our 18 months boy. Gunten is located only 10mn drive from Gunten. Nice little villages.
The hotel is located on the lake. There is a nice parc in front of the hotel, great for kids, they have transats, few games for kids like swing, tables to eat outside in spring and summer.
Our room was spacious with double bed, tv, shower, hairdrayer, cleaning was done every day, no fridge inside but you can leave at reception what needs to be kept in fridge like baby milk. The only downside of the room is that there is no outside blind and light was coming inside the room early in the morning...
Breakfast buffet was excellent. Lots of choice of food. However, we didn't enjoy the restaurant at night, expensive and not good food.
They have a playground for kids downstairs, a fitness room, room with pool.
Staff was really friendly. Price was correct for such an hotel.
We chose it for the park outside, we thought it would be nice for our baby and we were right, excellent place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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DFW
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2008

First let me say that the ONLY reason I don't give the hotel a higher rating is due to an issue with hot water the first night of our stay, and the construction work on the property that detracted from an otherwise quaint and magnificent setting. That said, we had a pleasant stay at the Parkhotel Gunten. The room was very clean and comfortable, and had a marvelous lake view from our private balcony. The staff was courteous and helpful, and the food at both breakfast and dinner was excellent and reasonably priced for Switzerland. We never heard any noise from the renovation construction work in the front and side of the hotel, so no complaints there. And when we reported an issue with the lack of hot water the first evening, we were advised it was being worked on and would be fixed by the next day. And it was. They discounted our stay for the inconvenience, without our asking. We would visit again, and recommend it to others without hesitation. You will not find another hotel in the area as nice as this one, for as reasonable a price. Happy traveling.

  • Liked — Location and price
  • Disliked — Renovation detracted from beauty
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2008

Often one finds negative reviews because upset people like to complain. In this case, I was impressed enough to 'want to do it justice'

The hotel is about 5-10 mins drive from Interlaken. The hotel is nowhere like the rip-off prices in Interlaken, and it was hard to actually leave the hotel premises (to go sightseeing elsewhere), because the hotel grounds were just lovely.

This hotel usually caters for longer staying guests, the longer you stay, the cheaper it gets.
We (2 adults + 1 todler) were given, for the same price, what must have been a suite of some form - the room with a small lounge area. The room was spacious with 2 beds, a cot, a sofabed and 2 balconies.

Staff at the hotel are friendly. We arrived at 10pm, but the receptionist stayed for us (her shift ended 9:30pm). The hotel is only rated 3-star, but don't let that fool you (each star has certain criteria/requirements, just because they don't have a 24-hr receptionist available - and it is not a mega-hotel, you don't need one, they probably couldn't get that extra star); the quality was faultless throughout. It is hard to ask for more.

The hotel grounds are lovely. You can see the hotel layout from Google Maps - it has a pretty garden by the lake.


It is an excellent hotel, good value for money.

  • Liked — The environment
  • Disliked — The micro-sized lift
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Parkhotel Gunten
Address: Seestrasse 90, Gunten 3654, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Gunten
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Gunten
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Parkhotel Gunten 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It’s impressive in a quiet way, the Parkhotel on Lake Thun. Pause for a while at a hotel with class and style. Enjoy the peaceful view of the lake from the terrace, or let your eye travel over the peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau as you look out from your room. Immerse yourself in an ultra-modern spa with direct access to the lake. Wave to boats as you relax in the whirlpool on the sun deck. Enjoy sound sleep and delicious food, experience the incomparable alpine panorama and the tranquillity of the lake as you wander through the park – when you anchor in Gunten, you can renew your energy in an idyllic and peaceful haven. Relax in the intimate setting of the Parkhotel Gunten and draw inspiration from the enchanting scenery. Welcome to Lake Thun! ... more   less 
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