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“Utterly restful - grew to love it”
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Hotel Alpenrose
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Schonried
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“Utterly restful - grew to love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2008

I was staying at a number of 'relais et chateaux' properties in France and Switzerland during summer 2007. When I first arrived I was slightly underwhelmed after a number of very swish places. But very quickly the Alpenrose came to be a top favourite of all those places I stayed and excellent value at the prices I then paid.

I was given a very spacious ground floor room with extremely comfortable 'sleigh' bed, a very pleasant sitting area with large settee and chairs, desk, table etc which opened onto a truly delightful private terrace with wild flowers and stunning views of mountains and glacier. I did not dine in the 'fine dining' restaurant but thoroughly enjoyed the more informal restaurant downstairs, gorging myself on excellent raclette, boiled potatoes and trimmings - as much as you could eat. Staff were very friendly and the whole experience left me feeling very relaxed. A return is a definite, when I get the opportunity;

  • Liked — very comfortable, relaxing and stunning location/views
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2007

It is a long and winding road from Geneva to this old roadside inn, the setting is gorgeous and this place is just as you would imagine an old swiss inn to be, not luxury but comfortable and the owners are charming, and the rest of the staff are attentive and helpful especially Katrine in the restaurant. Our rooms were spacious with seating and a balcony, good bathrooms but no separate shower. I think the Alpenrose is more of a restaurant with rooms as it seemed popular for food, offering an expensive gourmet menu alongside the half-board one. If the owner cooks the food seemed better, some of the food was a little unusual. There is a grill restaurant also which was very good, also a separate bar. There are 2 fancier hotels within walking distance. Gstaad is a few minutes drive down the valley, what a great place it is. I think if I went back to this area I would choose another hotel, but whether the service would be as good would remain to be seen.

  • Liked — Charming owners and staff, scenery, classy food, close to Gstaad
  • Disliked — Not all that much, maybe a little dull, but that's a minor gripe, the odd bit of maintainance too
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2006

This was our first stay at the Alpenrose and we absolutely loved it. The location is perfect - within easy striking distance of Gstaad but in a quieter village. A cable car, a chair lift and the train all within 10 minutes on foot to allow you easy access to miles and miles of wonderful footpaths through stunning scenery.

The hotel itself is charming and the welcome very warm and friendly. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the restaurant terrace lovely, the food is excellent and dinner was a treat every single evening.

We look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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Connecticut, US
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2005

I've stayed at the Alpenrose a number of times, and each time was better than the time before. The rooms are sophisticated/rustic, and the restaurant is among the best in Europe. The best evening to be there is August 1, which is Swiss National Day. We dined on the terrace and lingered there for several hours, each course arriving at a perfect and lesiurely pace. At about 10PM, the several dozen Alps in view began to be aglow with bonfires built high up near the peaks--how DID the firebuilders get up there? In the distance, in all directions, fireworks could be seen as they were set off in various villages. In the meantime, the evening grew cool, and Martin, the maitre d, whom I remembered from the time he was a busboy, brought lap blankets for us. At about midnight, we took the last of the wine to our charming room, and sat on the geranium=bedecked balcony, listening to the rushing stream below.

Stayed August 2000
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Property: Hotel Alpenrose
Address: Dorfstrasse 14, Schonried, Saanen 3778, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Saanen > Schonried
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Schonried
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Alpenrose 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alpenrose is a family affair-since 3 generations. From the very first moment you feel welcome and home in this small hotel. 20 lovely rooms with wooden pannels - the South facing rooms with large balconies and breathtaking views over the mountains - the North facing rooms are unexpensiv and cosy. Two restaurants, terrasse and lounge as well as a piano Lounge bar - everywhere you are served with a smile from very friendly waiters. skiing and hiking very close by- cablecars 200m from the hotel, Gstaad is 5 km, lovely walk through the fields to Gataad (1h), railwaystation Montreux-Oberland-Bahn (700m), Schonried is on a sunny hight 1200m ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hostellerie Alpenrose Schönried

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