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“Great Alpine Village Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Lowen

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Hotel Lowen
Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Appenzell
Carrollton, Texas
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305 reviews
73 hotel reviews
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“Great Alpine Village Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Lowen by accident and loved it. There was easy access with our bags. The elevators worked great for us. The rooms were appointed with furniture hand painted by a local artist. Very pretty. The bathroom is ready for an update, but is functional and almost modern. Our windows opened onto the main street of the pedestrian zone. What a great place to be. The streets roll up early and roll out late so you can sleep on your schedule. The hotel is also close to hiking and other alpine activities so there is no excuse for staying in your room! The local people are friendly and speak some English.

We can't wait for our next visit to Appenzell!!!

Room Tip: Overlooking the ped zone is really nice. I would insist on that again!!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for two nights and have nothing but praise for it. The location is very central, the staff is friendly and the facilities are fine for this type of hotel. Even the rates are acceptable, but then everything is relative in Switzerland. The restaurant on the first floor is typically Appenzell and serves a large variety of dishes, local as well as international. The only point for improvement is the wireless internet, for which there is only good reception on the first floor next to what looks like the business center. All in all a good choice in the historic center of this town.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Hotel Lowen for two nights. The owners\managers attend to your every request with kindness. They speak limited but functional English. The breakfast they serve is top notch. The rooms are clean. Good views, private parking, nice outdoor patio. The beds are typical European style with great down comforters. The Hotel is situated downtown and may be somewhat difficult to find because GPS loses reception but this Hotel is worth hunting for.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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zurich switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2011

Room was bright and clean, staff was friendly, breakfast was good. Bathroom dated, but very clean, with shower. Our room faced the back of the building which was nice and quiet. Our friends had a room facing the front on the little pedestrian street. It was Saturday night and quite loud with revelers coming and going until 4am.

Room Tip: Get a room in the back if you want quiet!
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2011

We stayed at Hotel Lowen for three nights in july 2010. We arrived in Appenzell by train all the way from Tirano, Italy and were warmly welcommed by the staff. A big bonus was the Appenzeller-card that we received for staying in Appenzell for more than three days. We made well use of the card and tried among others the health spa in Gontenbad, the bob-rolercoaster and cooled of in the towns outside swimmingpool.

The location of the hotel is in the center of Appenzell and it is surrounded by beautiful buildings that gives the whole town a uniqe charm. The rooms are quite simple, but clean and comfortable. The breakfast was standard with some local specialities. We also had dinner one night in the hotel restaurant and the food was great.

The managers are very friendly and personal. It's a good sign when the manager remembers how you like your coffe in the morning. They also tipped us about a local swinger-festival (wrestling) which was quite an experience. He was a bit sceptical when we told him that we would walk up Santis in the soaring heat, but when we returned after having climed the mountain in three hours he was imressed :-)

We enjoyed our stay both at Lowen and in Appenzell a lot. If we returnsome day we'd like to stay again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2010

Hotel Lowen is a two minute walk from the train station. It is in the heart of the old town on Hauptgasse, lined with shops, cute cafes (like Blumen Barbara), delicious fondue restaurants (Adlerkeller) and 20 minute walk along the river to the Wellness Centre where you can steam, sauna, swim, plunge, and relax. The staff at Lowen are friendly and the rooms are perhaps the most delightful and clean I've ever seen!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Fremont, CA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2009

My daughter and I spent a couple of days including New Years eve there. It was a rather last minute desicion and how we enjoyed it. The hotel is located within walking distance from the train station. Everything is within walking distance. New Years Eve we had a very lovely evening there. The menu was great and the music without amplifiers was very nice. One could have a conversation in spite of the music.
We enoyed it very much and when returning to Switzerland we certainly would stay there again.
I would recommend it to friends as well.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Lowen
Address: Hauptgasse 25, Appenzell 9050, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Appenzell > Appenzell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #12 of 16 Hotels in Appenzell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lowen 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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