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Hotel & Restaurant Alpina
Ranked #1 of 3 Rigi Kaltbad B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 23, 2011

We found this to be a clean, friendly, ideally situated, family friendly hotel. Our room had a balcony with spectacular views across to the alps. In bad weather there is a pleasant library/lounge with lovely views. Both Leo, the owner & his hotel manager were welcoming and helpful. plenty to eat at the self-service breakfast. The only temporary downside was the noise from the building project nearby. But that should be complete by next year.
A kettle in the room would have been useful.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

We stopped here after a hike down from Rigi Klum to get some drinks and have some ice creams as it was a very hot summer's day. We were served by the manager/host (Leo Camenzind) and I've never been so insulted. After we sat down and looked through the menus he came over to take our orders. My mate speaks a bit of German and tried to place our order. The manager was not interested in what we wanted and wasn't prepared to wait for us to decide so he took half our orders before walking off. When he returned with our 2 beers and 1 bowl of ice cream (that we had to share between 3 of us), he demanded payment immediately and then started speaking loudly about our table in Swiss German to the other guests. We have no idea what he was saying and we felt very insulted and uncomfortable. Afterwards he stopped serving our area and made the other waitress tend to the tables around our area. It's such a pity as it put a damper on a great day and everywhere else we went in Switzerland we received very good service.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 12, 2009

Nice midrange hotel, breakfast OKish, quite accessible (just across the tracks from Rigi Kaltbad cog railway station, the only access Rigi mountain is car-free). Recommanded to railfans. Reasonable prices (with a very attractive rail + room offer ).

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

The hotel has great view! Room and breakfast are ok. There is no kettle in the room. If you need hot water you have to ask for help. THe hotel just next by the train sation.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 27, 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel & Restaurant Alpina

Address: Oberer Firstweg 1, Rigi Kaltbad 6356, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Rigi Kaltbad
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Rigi Kaltbad
Price Range: $173 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel & Restaurant Alpina 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel & Restaurant Alpina is a small well-kept mountain hotel, with a direct location on the Vitznauer cog railway. The hotel is located at 1450m asl in the car-free Rigi Kaltbad. The village is only accessible by the cable car from Weggis or the cogwheel railway from Vitznau.The hotel & restaurant Alpina attaches great importance to its guests to take home and to manage family. Its kitchenscrew cooks exclusively with fresh and regional products. The crew also offers some gluten-free and lactose-free and vegan dishes. If everything goes away to our guests wishes. ... more   less 
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