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“EXCELLENT- we will be back”
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Alpina Hotel
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Kandersteg
UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT- we will be back”
Reviewed January 4, 2008

Absolutely excellent......
We can only confirm the previous good reports.

We are a young couple without children and we booked our holidays with Kuoni-UK. We 've just came back from Alpina. We spent an unforgetable week from 27 Dec 07 to 03 Jan 2008 in Alpina. The compination of the excellent service and the beautifull location made our stay amassing.

The hotel is the perfect place to be for relaxing holidays. The hospitality is fabulous. We have to say that it was the best service we ever had in a hotel and we have not experince such a atmosphere before. The owners and staff are so friendly. They took care of everything and they provided accurate advice when needed. Their lovely attitude creates a relaxing atmosphere and you really feel like at home. They were always there to help and responded to our requests immediately. Their English is good and we had no problems in communication.

There was a number of families with children who appeared to enjoy their time. It was obvious that the staff was taking particular care of them as well.

The food was amassing. The dinner was not to be missed. It was so delicious and so much..... There was a variety of dishes and every diner had a different menu. The food was perfectly cooked.

We stayed in a superior room. It was very clean, spacious, quiet and the view was amassing. There was also a good size balcony.

The location is perfect and the hotel is within a walking distance (5-10 min) from the village centre, rail station, lifts. Opposite to the hotel there is a ski store where you can hire equipment. Also, there is a swimming poolr in 5 min walking distance from Alpina.

Apparently as a 2 stars hotel the infrastructure is not modern but provides all you need for holidays. We felt that the set up was exactly what you need for relaxing holidays in such a place, giving the sense of a traditional Swiss hotel.

We have to say that we have been in a number of hotels with 4 and 5 stars, but we have never seen such hospitality. If we would choose between the Alpina hotel and other 4 or 5 stars hotels, we would definitely choose Alpina again. We will be back.....

We strongly recommend Alpina if you go to Kandersteg.

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  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2007

We can echo the compliments of the previous reviews.
This is a delightful family-run hotel.
The food is excellent, with a dinner that is "silver service".
All the staff speak good english, in fact their language skills were amazing at dinner, as they switched language as necessary between each of the diners!

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Norman Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2007

We spent 4 days at the Alpina in March 2007 and were very pleased with the room and service. As stated in an earlier review, this is a 2 star hotel, so don't expect a hot tub or pool, but the rooms are clean and nice and the hospitality of the owners is unsurpassed. We took the half-board option and were surprisingly pleased with the quality of food and service. Every night we enjoyed a 4 or 5 course meal that was varied and delicious. The Hari family are great. They treated us like we were at home. I would very highly recommend the Alpina to anyone going to Kandersteg.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2007

We have just returned from a week's skiing in Kandersteg, booked through Kuoni. We stayed in a superior family room which had a double bed and two single beds in a separate mezanine floor which the kids were very excited about. The hotel is 2-star so doesn't have those additional luxuries like a swimming pool and spa, but it has a wonderful atmosphere and warmth about it. The owners are so very friendly and welcoming and go out of their way to ensure you have a special stay. We were picked up from the railway station, taken to the ski station with all our equipment etc etc. There is a level of service here that you just don't see in many larger "chain" hotels. The food was absolutely wonderful - the Chef (who is joint owner/brother) is a very proud man who creates great dishes that were just as appealing to the kids. Mr Hari is probably one of the kindest hotel proprieters I have met. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in or around the Kandersteg area.

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  • Disliked — Not all romms have baths - some only have showers.
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 18, 2003

I have stayed at the Alpina, Kandersteg twice. Once in October 1993 and then through Kuoni in May/June 2001. I like the family run Swiss atmosphere and their selection and presentation of food and rooms. I feel comfortable and very at home there. I LOVE Kandersteg as you can see from my email address. I first visited because of my links through Scouting and the place draws me back when time and money allow. I plan to revisit in 2004 and we are likely to stay at the Alpina again Barbara Webb

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Property: Alpina Hotel
Address: Aeussere Dorfstrasse 92 | 3718 Kandersteg, Kandersteg 3718, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Kandersteg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Kandersteg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Alpina Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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