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Hotel Bernerhof
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Kandersteg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed 5 nights here and were very pleased with this hotel. The first room we were allocated was rather small for a long stay so the hosts happily transferred us to a larger room with no extra charge. The hotel has a friendly warmth about it and the staff were helpful. Our new room was spcacious, very clean and comfortable bedding. The views from our balcony were breathtaking. Breakfast was typical European but adequate. We had a lovely meal in the restaurant.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stayed for three weeks in February in a one bedroom self catering apartment on an upper floor. The views of the mountains and village are stunning from the balcony. We have been going to Kandersteg for many years and love it but this was our first time at the Bernerhof. It's a more traditional Swiss style family run hotel. Service is great and we quickly felt at home. The apartment is spacious, comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed including access to laundry facilities downstairs which makes a difference on long stays. The hotel's restaurant is very good - we have never had a less than excellent meal there over many years. Only about 8 minutes walk to the gondala up to the ski fields or the bus passes by out the front. Shops and lots of alternate restaurants are really handy. There is a gym, sauna and spa downstairs.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Hotel Bernerhof is a good hotel -- it has spectacular views of the mountains (I second all the "pay more for a balcony room" recommendations -- it is worth it), the location is convenient, and the staff are friendly. The rooms are spacious and the breakfast is a decent continental spread of bread, meat, cheese, cereal, yogurt, etc. A few things that I consider to be important and haven't seen mentioned in other reviews -- it has free Wifi (yay!), guests are issued with a Guest Card which gives discounts on the gondola (among other things), and it gets BBC1 (always nice if you are worried about missing Call the Midwife). Overall, a very good hotel. I enjoyed my stay there, didn't have anything to complain about, and I would probably stay there again if I were to go back to Kandersteg. I didn't eat in the restaurant (too expensive), so maybe I missed something there, but I wouldn't rave about it the way some other reviewers have -- I'm not quite sure what the fuss is about -- it's not some sort of accommodation paradise, just a good hotel.

One thing in Kandersteg I would rave about: the sledding run -- fantastic!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in this delightful hotel while on an organised hiking trip in the Alps. The owners were very warm and welcoming and the wait staff in the restaurant really made our evening when we ate there. The food was excellent, both for breakfast and dinner and beautifully presented. This was by far the best hotel we stayed in during our 12 night visit to Switzerland - we agree with other reviewers that everything about it is 4 star - in fact it was superior to some 4 star hotels we stayed in elsewhere in Western Europe on this trip. The rooms were spacious and well appointed and very clean. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Kandersteg.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Although the Bernerhof is classed as a 3 star hotel, everything about it is 4 star in our opinion. The hotel is very conveniently situated only 5 minutes walk from the train station. Arriving wet through on a mid-week lunchtime, we were warmly greeted by the owner Mr Lehmann and immediately put at ease by his dry sense of humour. Our superior room was larger than expected and very well equipped, with a magnificent view from the balcony. We stayed half board and were pleased to find a choice of meat, fish or vegetarian main course available every night with all four courses always delicious and beautifully presented. The young restaurant team, under the watchful eye of Mrs Lehmann, are charming and great fun to chat with. Breakfast is a generous buffet with enough variety to satisfy the most exacting guest. The beauty of this hotel is that no detail is overlooked in ensuring that guests have a comfortable stay, from the complimentary tea and cake in the afternoon, to free use of the internet in the foyer to the ever changing table decorations in the restaurant. We were not surprised to meet people at the Bernerhof who have returned there year after year; we will certainly stay there should we visit the area again.

Room Tip: A Superior room at the front of the hotel gives a stupendous view from the balcony.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Having read previous reviews of the Bernerhof, my wife and I were prepared to be impressed. We were - and then some, as the saying goes. Claudia and Gerhard Lehmann, the owner-managers, run a well-drilled happy team and they clearly enjoy welcoming visitors to Kandersteg. Our fellow guests hailed from Britain, USA, France and Germany and the hotel took our respective national foibles in their stride.
Bedrooms at the front of the hotel overlook an extensive meadow leading up to the impressive Blumlisalp massif, a wonderful sight and it's well worth paying a little extra for these well-appointed Superior Rooms.
The food is of a high standard with a good buffet breakfast available from 7 o'clock onwards.
Tea and cake is provided gratis at 4 o'clock every afternoon.
Highly recommended.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Stayed in Bernerhof for 5 days in a group of eight ladies who had come to hike in the mountains and have a good time. The hotel was wonderful in every way. It is elegant but cozy, spotless and crisp, and everything worked perfectly for us. Excellent food, good service. Perfect location. Most importantly, we were treated by the owners almost as if we were their personal friends who had come to visit. That to me is dedication to excellence and pride in what you do. Recommend warmly.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Aeussere Dorfstrasse 37, Kandersteg 3718, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Kandersteg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Kandersteg
Price Range: $179 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bernerhof 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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