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Maerchenhotel Bellevue
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Braunwald
Certificate of Excellence
Bern, Switzerland
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36 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“beautiful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

This is a wonderful place in the mountains that allows to lay back and just enjoy the view and the air. Since Braunwald is a place that cannot be reached by car, there is a wonderful stillness around. The mountain railway to Braunwald runs more regulary than we expected, even on Sundays, so the place is easily accesible and we were picked up with an electric car at the station. The hotel service was always very accomodating, the food was excellent (we were part of a wedding feast and everything was excellent, the aperitif, main course and the dessert buffet) and the breakfast buffet was very varied. It is definitly a place to go back to.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

This hotel is absolutely beautiful. We came in the summer as part of a family vacation, and can't wait to come back. What is wonderful about the hotel is how it is luxurious and kid friendly at the same time. Our three year old loved the animals, the fun slides, and the pool, while the grownups got to enjoy amazing meals, a relaxing spa (with views of the alps), and hiking trails. The couple who runs the hotel are so friendly and really care about making sure you have everything you need. The hotel is clean, and the service is what you'd expect from a five star resort. Our room had a view of the alps, and it was absolutely breathtaking. Braundwald itself is such a serene town, and our whole family had such a wonderful time being there. I would recommend the Bellevue to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joe H
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Malmoe
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

and we will be back, every year we believe that we done everything and seen it all but you never get tired of the magic alps and the friendliness family Vogel (second generation) who runs the hotel. It feels like something you "must have" a week pro year. For my children it has been a great experience, first year easy walking with a stroller, and now, climbing the hotel wall, playing tennis, walking from 2 000 meters and down to the hotel, and of course looking out for zwerg bartli hideaways on the mountin. Hopefully our children wants to go back many years from now.
Thank you Patrick and Nadia for running this amazing childrens hotel.
Håkan and family from Sweden

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

If you have children and find yourself in or around Zurich, this hotel and town of Braudwald are an absolute must see--the magic of the Alps is served in kid sized portions. Parked half way up the mountain 1 hr from Zurich by car, hovering above the valley town of Linthal below, the views are extraordinary, the fresh air is reknowned for health and recovery, cows graze in grassy meadows all around on slopes pitched at 40 degrees, and amongst this natural wonder where cars can't go is the most family fun and friendly hotel in the world. It is run by a family for families--the Vogels are incredibly welcoming and excited to share their unique creation--a genuine sense of hospitality, so rare these days among all the corporately owned hotels throughout the world. I won't spoil all the surprises they have in store, but I assure you your children will never forget it. In fact, we discovered it at the recommendation of a sweet concierge at a fine hotel in Zurich who was positively giddy in telling us about the place she went to again and again as a child.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Michael P
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Bunkeflostrand, Skåne Län, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

My family has spent a week in July at Märchenhotel for the last four years. We really enjoy the fantastic services and all the activities the hotel has to offer as well as the beautiful mountain surroundings which offers easy trekking, a traffic free village, and a genuine Swiss experience. When at the hotel, the kids love to swim in the in-house swimming pool, to play in the kids’ room or the gaming room, jump in the inflatable castle, and feed the goats. The hotel also offers tennis training every day, climbing walls, and has good outside playing grounds, so there is no problem to find activities for the kids. As parents we like the welcoming, kids’ friendly and very service minded personnel, as well as the great food. And since the kids can roam around independently, you get plenty of quality time to enjoy the hotel facilities. I am sure that we will return for the fifth time next year.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anders B
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Rotterdam, Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2012

Been coming here since I was a small kid, and the hotel manages to surprise us with a terribly warm reception and outstanding service.

Every year something has changed, so it remains a fresh experience everytime, but they keep the right ingredients.

The way the hotel owners runtheir hotel is extraordinary. The staff (around 30ppl) is like a family, off course you here this for other hotels, but never for a staff this young. The average is around 30-35 and they stay for very long periods (especially for this sector).
It seems like they run a turn based system, one week you're being served at your table by the same person that cleaned the room last week.

The hotel is really focussed on families, and you can leave you're kids with at the daycare at the hotel or the childens ski school or just let them roam around (there is no traffic and its a very safe area for kids ) while you enjoy some quality time without them.

There's enough to to in the hotel itself, like sauna, swimming pool, several steam baths and a leisure area overlooking the entire valley. A gym and a masseuse are available in-house.

Every evening you get treated with a 6 course dinner off which 2 are optional salad/cheese and fruit bar. The quality of the food is great and its a real dining experience where my family of 6 come together after a days ski'ing.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Eglisau, Switzerland
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

We just returned from our first stay at the Märchenhotel in Braunwald. After a welcome cocktail for us and our kids we were shown the reserved room as well as a family suite that became availabe and was offered to us for a reasonable upgrade price. We of course picked the family suite that is simply said fantastic, two large room in modern design with a great view of the Mountains. We really enjoyed that the hotel caters equaly to both our kids 3 1/2 and 5 years old as well as the parents very nicely. After a fun filled day of skiing the kids could join the hotel director telling nice stories followed by a kids dinner and then a fun filled evening of playing. While this happend we could enjoy a nice drink at the bar followed by a 6-course dinner that was cooked in perfect fashion. The hotel staff was very friendly and also Mr. and Mrs. Vogel who run the Hotel where approachable and helpfull throughout our short stay. I woudl like extend a special thanks to Frau Meier the receptionist for not only being very friendly and helpfull but also helping out when we realized that in the hurry of packing we forgot to bring socks for our kids. Imedeatelly she offered that on her free time she will go into a store the next morning in the valley to get us some as none of the Stores in Braunwald actally sells socks! Just amazing customer support! Thanks. We will for sure come back and our son even shed some tears on our way home as he would have loved to stay a few more days at the Märchenhotel!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ch_family011
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Additional Information about Maerchenhotel Bellevue

Property: Maerchenhotel Bellevue
Address: Dorfstrasse 24, Braunwald 8784, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Glarus > Braunwald
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Braunwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Maerchenhotel Bellevue 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Marchenhotel Bellevue Braunwald

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