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“Did not meet my expectations - Cooking class failure”

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Hotel-Restaurant Alpenblick
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Wilderswil
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I was nicely surprised by my boyfriend to a expensive cooking class at the Hotel Alpenblick's gourmet restaurant and an overnight stay. The cooking class included a full day of preparation and cooking with the Chef and his crew and also the 4-course dinner afterwards.
As someone that cooks often and with pleasure I was looking forward to the experience and to learn some techniques and tips. We arrived at 10am to start with the preparation. It all went down to us chopping things, not really seeing how to prepare them, but mostly hearing about it.
The Chef did not teach us anything. It was only his crew which was pretty stressed and apparently not very happy to have us there in the kitchen. Aside from one or two nice faces, we realized the crew did not like to do this as they have to do it while they are cooking for the restaurant guests. Meaning, the chef pressured them to deliver their dishes regardless of us being there. Several times we did not know where to go or what to do as no one was paying attention to us. Not even the ladies at the reception were attentive. We were also flipped off by one of the members of the crew as he did not have time for us. All and all, the dinner at the end was great, but would never reccomend this experience to anyone. Specially if you like to cook and look forward to learn something from a Pro. I personally did not learn anything. Also the hotel room was old school and overpriced. 300CHF for an old room that does not even include some basics like soap, shampoo and lotion? Would only come back for dinner, but not for the food.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We came last minute taking advantage of a cancellation and an amazing rate. We where shown to a room in one of the outer buildings at the time not thinking much of it. The mountains where in cloud so we didnt realize we had a prime view of the jungfraujoch when the cloud cleared we where in awe!

The room was very quaint and over 600 years old! Although it had been refurbished in a traditional way. The room was spotless and very comfortable.

Staff where extremely friendly and helpful dinner and breakfast where an amazing quality.
The village is beautiful and its well worth a stroll around the local area. Amazing views of the mountains are just down the road.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We really enjoyed our week here. Wilderswil is an excellent central place to stay if you don't want the big sophisticated town experience of Interlaken because it is so easy to branch off from here in all directions. The hotel is welcoming and very friendly, and all the staff are superb. We were on a half board basis, and the food was mostly good. A couple of words of warning however: half-boarders eat at 6.30-7.00pm, which was just a little too early for us, and if you have booked half board and wish to eat a la carte, the allowance against this is Swfr10 only, which doesn't buy you a starter on this menu. We liked this hotel and would stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

The Hotel Alpenblick is a wonderful place to stay. Wilderswill is a charming beautiful village. The hotel is spotlessly clean and very well run. The chef is magnificent serving fabulous food of a very high standard. All the waiting staff were charming and helpful. Our rooms were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Full marks to the domestic staff. There is nothing we can say against the hotel or the staff. Just go there yourself and experience the hospitality and the sheer beauty of Switzerland. Hotel Alpenblick is truly a wonderful advertisement for this wonderful country. Well done to you all. We will be back!. Interlaken one stop on the train or 10Mins by bus, very frequent service.

Room Tip: Upgrade available to Alpencluck well worth while
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We were on an all-inclusive rail trip holiday through Treyn Holidays and stayed in room 18 on the third floor of the main building. It was clean and comfortable and from the balcony had a wonderful view of the valley to Interlaken and to the Eiger mountain when the weather was clear. The food was wonderful. There was such a variety of beautifully presented food and a cheese board with a choice that you would not see in a British restaurant. Service was very good and delivered by friendly and efficient staff. The owners Richard and Yvonne were always around to check that we were satisfied and pleased to discuss any aspect of the hotel and their service. We look forward to going to this hotel again and would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: There are several grades of room. The basic rooms are fine. Upgraded rooms are bigger but may not ha...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We were on an all inclusive rail holiday organised by Treyn. We took our nut and fish allergic eighteen year old with us having only done self catering holidays since he was diagnosed aged 4 years old. The Chef/owner and his wife were lovely, personable people and the cooking was wonderful. They managed to cater for my son's allergies for which we are so grateful.
The rooms which we had in the adjoining Chalet Enzian were clean and comfortable. When the clouds cleared we realised we had a view of the Jungfrau which was such a treat.
I would love to return to this hotel to savour the food, the views and to talk to the staff again. Thank you to all at the Hotel Alpenblick for giving us such a wonderful week and for the special effort you all made to enable our son to eat safely. I keep thinking about the beautiful meats, salads, starters,
puddings and breakfasts...and I hope I will be able to enjoy them again in the future!

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We reviewed this hotel on Trip Advisor before we travelled with TREYN HOLIDAYS. Hence we anticipated problems but there were none from our point of view.
My husband was worried about the food as he thought maybe it wouldn't suit him. However, he is certain that he put on weight due to the portion size and number of courses each evening. Our packed lunches were always adequate, enough for our good appetites and tasty with it. There was nothing at all stingy about the food or drink, varied, always fresh and excellent quality.
We did need to pay a deposit for a special socket adapter for our room but this was returned without fuss at the end of our stay.
Beware being caught out opening the bottle of water supplied with your room. It cost us 4 CHF! Cheeky, as we were supplied this free with our lunch every day and I tried to replace it the next day from our packed lunch.

Our room was lovely, everything we required and a pretty balcony to sit out on.
Brilliant and very welcome shower after long train trip.
We had chosen to upgrade when we booked our holiday as we were advised these were all that were left. We thought this was worth the extra as the holiday proved to be very good value for money.

15 minutes walk from the train station up gentle incline to this hotel. Traditional dancing, music and yodelling on various evenings just below hotel in the village square.

Room Tip: Unless you are looking for a budget break don't book the cheapest rooms
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Oberdorfstrasse 3, Wilderswil, Interlaken 3812, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Wilderswil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Wilderswil
Price Range: £79 - £228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel-Restaurant Alpenblick 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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