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“A Swiss Paradise Location”
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Hotel Appenzell
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Appenzell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 5, 2012

My wife and I stayed two nights in the latter part of June at Hotel Appenzell. A relative who had stayed there over fifteen years ago recommended the hotel. He told us “we would not be disappointed”. We definitely were not!

All of the staff could not have been nicer and accommodating. The Sutter-Signer family was definitely hands on in their management of the Hotel. We could not have been more pleased, both with the Hotel as well as the surrounding area.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

The wife and I loved all three nights at this hotel. We had a room facing the square, and the view was beautiful. The room was very clean, and I would consider large by European standards. The staff was very accommodating, constantly ensuring we had what we needed, and taking the time to help us plan local day-trips. We had the opportunity to dine at the hotel for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on different occasions, and all of the food was superb. We had been worried that the square may be too noisy, as another reviewer mentioned, but we never had an issue with noise. I am confident that we will be back to this hotel again.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the square have a marvelous view of life in this beautiful city.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Stayed three nights with 77 year old mom with roots in Appenzellerland. Hotel was in a perfect location, right on the square. Room was well appointed w traditional furnishes, but a beautiful updated marble bathroom. The hotel staff were outstanding. There is a genuine sense that the stay of their guests is of the utmost importance. They bend over backwards to exceed expectations. The restaurant serves delicious and fresh cuisine. Best supper in my twelve day Switzerland trip. Included breakfast is tasty with a mix of Muslim, cheeses, croissants, breads, meats, cereal etc. Highly, highly recommend this as the hotel of choice for stay in Appenzell.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

Stayed here one night on our way from Munich to central Switzerland. The room was very nice and comfortable, with a great view of the town square. There is a restaurant on the main floor (open until 11pm or a little earlier), and a bar is across the street that is open until 2am. We arrived late but had a smooth check-in with the help of a woman who spoke some English.

The hairdryer was appreciated, as was the wide selection of food and beverages at the breakfast buffet.

I read that Appenzell is famous for pear bread and honey cakes, and both were sold at the bakery connected to the hotel. The bakery also sold the Appenzell liqueur we drank the night before, so shopping was easy!

The town square was lovely, as was the surrounding area. A bank is practically next door, so withdrawing local currency on our first day in the country was easy.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

Don't expect to find a lot of people speaking English here, they don't it's German. We found several that did speak English but few and far between. I have nothing but good things to say about our stay in Appenzell and this hotel. At breakfast the hostess even asked if we'd like ham and eggs. Had a question about our arrangements which the manager immediately took care of to our satisfaction. Great location, on the square, to visit other attractions and walk the town. People were terrific as was the food and hotel. Would recommend this stop to all. Recommend seeing brewery and cheese making.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back of hotel are quiter. Front rooms have more activity as they are on the square.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

We had no sleep at all during our stay to Hotel Appenzell. It is located on a town square and on Saturday night all the local kids party in the square. They were riding motercycles around in circles, singing, shouting, and basically having a party in the square. We will never go back. We stayed in Hotel Olten the night before in Appenzell and loved it.

Room Tip: Do not pick a room facing the square!
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

We all have an image of Switzerland: soaring mountains, green pastures, A-frame buildings, clear skies, clean water and vistas that could not be better if they were painted.

The Hotel Appenzell fulfills all of this. Appenzell is a picture postcard of a Swiss town. Every direction you look is beautiful, and everything is not just clean, but in perfect repair.

The hotel does not disappoint. The rooms are so clean, they shine. Everything works perfectly. When we arrived, the receptionist did not have our reservation, but gave us two rooms, no problem. We asked for extra pillows and got them immediately, even though it was nearly 11 p.m. We sat out on the square to have some wine; the receptionist recommended some regional wines, a red and a white, and they were terrific! They even have blankets to keep you warm on their patio while you are enjoying your wine on a cool evening.

The next morning, the desk manager was very helpful in directing us to hiking trails and to stores where we could get sandwiches and other supplies for a picnic lunch.

Breakfast was not widely varied, but everything was fresh and very good. The waitress noticed that, as we were the last to come down to breakfast (it had been a late night arrival), there were not many cold cuts or cheese left, so she brought a healthy selection directly to our table. Everything was delicious--especially the local cheese specialty, which has a layer of walnuts on top.

To top it all off, the hotel has a confectionary in front, run by the owner! Everything we tried there was terrific.

The cost seems expensive, at 240 Swiss Francs for a double room, with breakfast, but for Switzerland, that's reasonable. It even includes parking.

The hotel does not have WiFi, but does offer free wired access to the Internet. Too bad if you have a computer that only has wireless, like an iPad or a Macbook Air.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Additional Information about Hotel Appenzell

Address: Am Landgemeindeplatz, Appenzell 9050, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Appenzell > Appenzell
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Appenzell
Price Range: $221 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Appenzell 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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