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Hotel Central Continental
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Unterseen
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is a good hotel as far as location is concerned. We could see the train Station from the balcony of our room. In short it was barely 200 yards from the hotel. The hotel is an old building with no modern day card keys, instead we had regular keys with a bulky key chain. The reception staff was quite helpful but appeared to be more casual in their appearance rather than a professional look. The breakfast was again okay. The only good thing about this hotel was the price.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Positives-

-Location is excellent. Not just where it is in the town but also where the hotel is placed - right between a beautifully blue river. Every room (I think) will have some sort of view of the river.
-Plenty of shops near (but not too near) the hotel. Restaurants, bars etc.
-My room had a large window that opened fully. This allowed me to listen to the sounds of the town outside and sit by the window just watching people walk/sail by (I was on the second floor)
-Hotel staff were all very friendly
-On site parking
-Bed was comfortable and room had all the facilities you need for a short stay.
-Breakfast area was nice (overlooking the river) and the food was good.
-We arrived quite late but the lady on reception was very helpful in finding us a parking space in the basement.

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-My room had a rather noticeable smell of cigarette smoke. Not sure if that's the norm or if the previous occupants had smoked. Left the window open for ages but it didn't shift the stench.
-Room was pretty small so if you like your space you may be disappointed. In saying that, the space was fine for me and was as big as I needed.
-Parking was tight down in the basement. Again, fine by me but if you're not a confident driver you will struggle. Staff were very helpful in finding us a space though, so I'm sure they would help you if required.

All in all, the only thing that would make me think twice about staying here again is the small of smoke in my room. Other than that, great location and a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Matt W
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Best of this hotel: just a walk away from Railway Station and the market and offers a good view of the river infront. Thats it. The worst part: the lobby was horrible and stinky. Rooms were like a hostel room. To add to this, there was a adult club (well I am not 100% sure) located at the basement nicely advertised in the elevator. The lady at the reception, staff at the restaurant were rude. I would call it a old hostel and not a hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank jaish23
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Positives:
- The hotel is literally 1 minute walk from the Interlaken West.
- The rooms are clean and neat.
- The bed and linings were very comfy.
- The view from the windows is amazing.

Negatives
- A bit expensive, as all hotels in Switzerland though.
- The breakfast was horrible. No yoghurt, just milk; no oats, just sugary cereals; no honey, just refined sugar. Coffee looked horrible and I didn't dare tasting the cheese and the ham as they looked like coloured plastic sticks.
- The cleaning staff were extremely noisy in the corridors very early in the morning shouting at each other.
- The room maids would knock insistently at 8am one day and 9am the other to clean the room. We found it a bit too early and annoying.
- All staff was always angry at each other and swearing (I speak Italian and Portuguese and these were the languages I heard during my stay so I could understand they were cursing one to the other - not very nice in front of guests).

Okay, not great review, but I would go back as in the end is the most convenient (price and location) place in the area.

Just a note about the night club: my boyfriend and I were almost tempted to go and have a laugh! The ads outside with semi naked women looked from the 80s and we could hear the cheesy music coming up from the hole of the lift. We found this sooo funny!

In any case, you cannot hear anything in the rooms. The hotel and the night club looked like completely two different businesses in the end.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Alice D
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Had a pleasant stay. Room was well maintained and the view from the balcony was nice. Lady at the reception was very helpful. We were apprehensive of the nightclub downstairs but did not have any trouble during our stay. Breakfast was decent and the train station was across the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank pshankarm
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

The hotel has a good location, provides nice view from balcony & comes with large rooms.
However there is a nightclub downstairs, cleaning staff started at 6 am & 7 am another day, house has walls thin as paper

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Moderately priced and moderately good. The worst bit was the coffee and breakfast but there are some charming things about this hotel. The foyer is great and it's in a really good central location. My bed was really comfy, always a plus!! Although twin singles means two beds jammed together....

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: Bahnhofstrasse 43, Unterseen, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Unterseen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Unterseen
Price Range: £82 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Central Continental 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Interlaken is an international holiday resort famous for its glamour and social character. The Central Continental Hotel, located in a unique setting on the bank of the Aare River, a mere hundred yards from the Interlaken-West train station and the boat landing station, is also very elegant and of a high standard, and is situated within easy reach of all neighbouring mountain track and cable railways. ... more   less 
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Hotel Central Continental Interlaken, Switzerland

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