Just arrived back from Shearings Glacier Express holiday nice hotel in pleasent location in village we had room 102 first floor overlooking the lake, this room is part of shearings upgrade and if you can afford it £100 its well worth it recently refurbished large shower and bathroom bigger bedroom,2 chairs sitiing area,tv,tea/coffee speaking to other guests there rooms seemed to be on the small side and often in need of upgrade even though we were there for 6 nights paying the extra was worth it the room as I said overlooked the lake and the railway line now weather it was our room but from other reviews we could not hear the trains sometimes the odd rumble but never kept us awake and I have good hearing, the food is typical of Shearings standard with a swiss twist came round with seconds every night so you would never go hungry, there is no sitting area so you had to sit at your dining table at night, they had a pub next door but was mainly for locals and very smokey, the down side was as it was Switzerland the wine was expensive at 30fr per ltr bottle most couples went to the local spar and drank in there room which was not a great way to socialise as most people went to there room at 9pm. Hanz and Lisa were great hosts and were always there with a helping hand the other staff were also great Dominque was funny a real rock chick with her own local band so always had a good conversation with her. The holiday itself if you book the extra trips make sure your bank account is healthy as it is with Switzerland the trains are expensive but worth it we have been on the Glacier Express before with Shearings and also with Inghams this was our 6th trip to the Junfrau area, so we know what to expect, bern is a great city,we did the Golden pass trip as we had not been to Montreau before was excellent, Tony our driver drove us over the Juan pass witch was very high in the mountains as we started to climb the snow was falling pretty heavy imagine a large coach on a single track road it was awesome the scenery was some of the best I have ever seen in the snow that driver must have nerves of steel we just got to the top in time as another local service coach arrived dont know what would have happened if we had met together.was a bit diissapointed with the Glacier express trip dont get me wrong it is one of the best train journeys in the world but was onlt 1 1/2 hours long the whole trip is 8 hours but last time we went with them we were on for 5 hours one of the best bits of the journey is over the oberalp and we did not get to see it as we get off at Andermatt so dont know why Shearings do it that way as the golden pass trip is 2 hours. if you have never been to the area before and dont want to do all of Sjhearings trips you acn get a Junfraubahn pass ffrom 2 days upwards which does all the cable cars,trains in the Junfrau area and is a lot cheaper just google Junfraubahn or sbb which is the swiss railway site for timetables its in English as well. overall a great hotel and great holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Kreuz can be found in the quiet village of Leissigen, 8 km from Interlaken. It offers rooms with balconies and panoramic views over Lake Thun and the surrounding mountains.There is a sunbathing lawn with deck-chairs.Swiss and international cuisine including fresh fish from the lake is served in the restaurant, featuring a lake-view terrace. Half board includes a 4-course dinner (choice of 3 main dishes). Full board includes a 3-course lunch and a 4-course dinner (choice of 3 main dishes). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kreuz Hotel Leissigen