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Reviewed June 25, 2011

We stayed here for 1 night. Our English/Swiss hosts were an interesting couple, very welcoming, and we enjoyed a pleasant cup of tea and biscuits with them on arrival, after being met at the rail station.
Our room was very pleasant and spotlessly clean, though small, with a low ceiling. The ensuite bathroom was a surprise because a trap door opened up in the room to reveal a steep wooden staircase to the bathroom below. A bit of a challenge to use at night, without turning on lights, but otherwise clean and adequate. The house is a small renovated dwelling. Breakfast (and dinner extra charge) was taken with the hosts and their son. Dinner was tasty, lots of potato with sausage, and a vegetable, dessert, and a small glass of wine. It would have been more generous of our hosts to offer a second glass without extra payment, as they were cheerfully drinking more. The quite good breakfast included fruit, cheese, meats and bread, but no yogurt.
Mountains surround the house- the setting is quite dramatic and beautiful.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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THEHAYLOFT, Owner at The Hayloft, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2011

We are pleased that during your very short stay you found some details of our accommodation that suited your requirements. It is worth noting that 500 year old traditional Bernese Oberland farmhouses do not have large rooms, or high ceilings. Neither did the houses have any bathrooms when built. Our “small converted dwelling” has been lovingly restored over the past 5 years, with guests comfort in mind. It now sleeps 16 people (10 guests) and all guests rooms have their own private bathrooms. We apologise if you found our bathroom conversion challenging to use, but we have done our best to ensure each room has its own beautiful private bathroom. The traditional “trap door and steep wooden staircase” is again a feature of a building of this age. Most of our returning guests specifically request this room for its authenticity. As it was April and low season, an alternative room was available had you made your difficulty known to us. As advertised, our very competitively priced evening meal includes a drink of your choice, more is always available. It is worth noting that neither of the two small glasses taken by the hosts were complimentary. We very much hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Hayloft on another occasion.

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Reviewed June 21, 2011

This place is in an idyllic location in a beautiful high valley surrounded by mountains and with views of a waterfall. The guest accomomdation is simple but very cosy and comfortable. The house has been restored superbly and we were made to feel most welcome by our hosts Kerry and Peter and their young son James. We stayed three nights and were sorry we were not staying longer. The family go to great lengths to make you feel welcome and we enjoyed spending our evenings chatting and joking over lovely home cooked food. We have never stayed anywhere quite like this and were genuinely sorry to leave. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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THEHAYLOFT, Owner at The Hayloft, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2011

Thank you for your comments. We very much enjoyed having you as guests in our home and hope that we will one day have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Kandersteg.

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Reviewed April 26, 2011

We stayed two nights in the company of great hosts - Kerry, Peter and their son James - as well as fun guests as well. The house is tucked away in a alpine valley next to a waterfall. It is amazingly quiet; there's a Buddhist monastery down the road. The whole time I was there I couldn't help but think how _lucky_ I had been to score a booking with them. The place is operated less as b&b and more like a vacation house where the hosts are family friends. Peter was always on hand to regale us with his tales of life at sea, and Kerry was always needling him every time he got carried away with his stories. Hilarious stuff.

We were sad to leave. No 5-star hotel can match the level of attention and care they gave us during our stay. I've traveled all over Europe, but this place really stuck out. Book soon, I think word of this place is quickly getting out.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2011

We stayed two days with Kerry & Peter, their sonJames and the extended family Nigel, Anchor and Snorkle. What to say? The family room is everything you want, spacious, cozy, warm, handy, comfortable. The pictures at heir website will show you and give you a good impression. But the best thing of staying at The Hayloft is the family itself. They are kind, entertaining, helpfull, serve delicious food and give your stay an extra dimension. As I said, we only stayed for two days and we left with tears in our eyes.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 26, 2011

I chanced upon this B&B after reading the reviews online. Found it an amazing and ultra friendly family run place. Sourounded by snow covered mountains. I couldn't beleive the quality for the price. Loved all the walks and the FRESH air. Peter the quest house owner was a great local guide. Can't recommend it enough.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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