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Review of Hotel Brienzerburli And Lowen

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Hotel Brienzerburli And Lowen
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Brienz
Tel Aviv, Israel
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A recommended hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

A beautiful room, decorated with wood, a quite spacious balcony with view to the mountains, beautiful houses and a fall. All green and so calm. The bed are very comfortable, the bathroom is spacious and everything is very clean. It's true that you can hear the church bell every 15 minutes but when the balcony door is closed, you don't hear a thing and at night there is another window to open that faces the other side so it's OK. I personally like the bells and I am a light sleeper.
The reception staff is very kind.
The only downside is the breakfast: very poor, no choice at all. You must cut yourself cheese and make yourself an egg...the croissons were terrible! It's a pity. They even don't have a chocolate spread.

To sum up: I highly recommend on this hotel and we will definately come back hoping the breakfast quality will improve.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, MA
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88 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We had a room on the top floor, It was quite large, and had a small balcony with a fabulous view of the lake. Bathroom in this suite was good sized, with a nice shower. The mattress was maybe a little more firm than I like, but the bed was comfortable enough. I'm not crazy about the fuzzy fitted sheet...I really prefer regular smooth cotton sheets to this velour-like thing.

The included breakfast was okay, but had very little choice and was quite monotonous even after just 2 days.

They claimed to have wifi throughout the hotel, but we got very poor reception in our room. it worked one small part of the room.

We noticed the churchbells but they did not keep us up at night. Dd not thing they were that close or loud.

Service in the hotel was great. Very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

View of the turquoise Lake Brienz on one side, and rocky cliffs (with waterfall of course) on the other side, the surrounding scenery is just spectacular. Room is just so-so with old furniture and church bell keeps waking me up at night. Decent breakfast. Overpriced for a Swiss B&B

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shahrul A
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Geneva, Switzerland
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72 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

We selected this hotel last year because Brienz is very close to the open air museum of Ballenberg. Because of terrible weather conditions we cancelled the morning of the day we were supposed to arrive and the hotel kindly allowed us to hold over the credit to this year.
So we finally made it to the Brienzerburli last weekend and were not disappointed! Staff at reception are friendly, welcoming and very efficient.
We had room 36 with balcony and partial view of the lake as there is a large horse chestnut tree in front. The quality of the beds was excellent with feather duvets and pillows (see note below).

Because the lakeside terrace of the Lowen hotel (which belongs to the Brienzerburli) on the other side of the road looked so invited we chose to have dinner there. Which was not the best choice. Service was excellent but the food not at all to our liking : my husband had ordered perch filets (I suspect they may have been imported but cannot be sure) and he was disappointed to find they were fried in batter. Iordered filets of John Dory in batter which were bland and instead of the batter being crusty it was soggy and rather chewy. We would have done better to eat at the Brienzerburli's main restaurant where, it turned out, an Appenzeller men's choir were staying and who entertained all guests, singing throughout the evening. Which we enjoyed very much.

Overall we very much enjoyed our weekend away.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mason, Ohio
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214 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Room very expensive with middle quality service. Bathroom too small with very old and useless tap. No shampoo. Tremendous pillows. Good TV. Normal quality breeakfast with a romantic location close to the lake.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Basel, Switzerland
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79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

The Brienzerburli is an authentic Swiss Chalet type of hotel.
I have stayed there twice. Once in a budget double room which was definitely budget but I returned because the hotel itself is great.
This time We stayed in room 31 which is a superior double room and it was perfect. The bed was comfortable with lots of space and it was spotlessly clean. The bathroom had a shower and no bath but that wasn't a problem for us.
Yes, you can hear the church bell but there are not many places in Switzerland where you can't.
The hotel is situated a short but level distance from the train/bus station but again, no problem because you would be walking that way to see the shops etc.
The staff are friendly and helpful. The restaurant is great.
The only negative was the breakfast. The choice was woefully dismal but having said that there was plenty to fill up on, just not much variety.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

We stayed in the Lowen
Nice interiors with Excellent view of the Brienz lake from the Balcony and also from the Rooms
Stayed together with family in July. The hotel arranges for the pickup from the railway station.
The Hotel staff were very good. Also the food from the restaurant is good.
Nice romantic location.
We miss the hotel very much. Willing to go back again

Room Tip: Select Lowen, look for the 2nd floor facing the Lake.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank YRamesh
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Property: Hotel Brienzerburli And Lowen
Address: Hauptstrasse 11, Brienz 3855, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Brienz
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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Brienz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Brienzerburli And Lowen 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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