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Hotel Chalet Du Lac
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Iseltwald
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 August 2013

A memorable location literally on the waterfront of Lake Brienz. Everything about this place is just right and if I could award the staff six stars I would. In our short stay this will remain as the memory; personally I would advise driving straight through Interlaken itself, which has the feel of a tourist trap. We ate in Interlaken twice, an Italian and traditional Swiss restaurant, the food and atmosphere at the Hotel Chalet du Lac restaurant was far superior. There is a boat service and a public bus (free to those staying in the Hotel) to Interlaken so if you arrive by Train its very easy to connect to here. I hesitate to give such a glowing review as I don't want to find the place fully booked next time I want to go, but I can't not as they fully deserve it.
BTW, the swimming pool is the lake, most refreshing!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

This summer was our fourth year at Chalet du Lac and it remains one of our favourite places in Switzerland, no - the World! We are already dreaming of our journey there next August, stepping off the Dampschiff 'Lotschberg' at the jetty, strolling with our bags through the delightful lakeside village of Iseltwald, being welcomed again by the wonderful Susanne and her friendly team, then sitting in the terrace restaurant, enjoying the delicious food whilst gazing at the lake and the mountains opposite. The highlight of our stay this year was the annual Swiss National Day celebrations on 1st August - fireworks, marching bands, a blazing beacon on the lake and much merriment all evening. Breakfast is of course the traditional Swiss fare, fresh bread, local cheeses and ham, fruit - a welcome relief from the British obsession with fried eggs and bacon. Many dinner dishes are fish - pike/perch is a particular favourite of ours. Although the Swiss Franc is unfortunately rather expensive nowadays (only 1.5CHF per £1) the half board tariff is definitely the best option - no need to pay 100CHF for dinner - and you can choose anything from the menu. And where else can you find such scenery, hospitality and serenity? It's worth every Franc!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank ABORIGINEFIDUS
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

This is a lovely small hotel in a very small town (Iseltwald)outside of Interlaken. The hotel offers a complimentary bus pass for the local bus into Interlaken (about 25 minutes that departs every hour) .
The staff was friendly and professional and the hotel was spotless. We ate in the the restaurant which is very popular. The food was delicious, and right on the lake, and is as expensive as the rest of Switzerland. We had a second floor room with a small balcony with a stunning view of Lake Brienz. The complimentary breakfast is continental and fresh.
Switzerland is very expensive and a basic meal with no wine, appetizers or dessert is easily 100 francs. We enjoyed buying local bread, cheese, wine and /or sliced meats for about 20 francs and enjoying them on our balcony.
The only caveat is that although the restaurant serves their last meal at 9:00 in the evening, it can remain noisy until about 10:30 or so. We, however were generally so tired from days of exploring that it made no difference.

Room Tip: Request an upper room with a balcony on the lake.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2012

Rooms facing the lake had excellent views, furnishings are basic and clean. Breakfast had no hot food so in comparison to other European hotels of same rating was not as varied. Reception staff were not friendly, rather cold and aloof. Had a booking discrepancy and I was told sort it out myself with the booking agency, not even wanting to look up phone number after being requested. Her attitude was totally dismissive and uncompromising, luckily the booking agency were much more accomodating and sorted everthing out promptly. Like everything in Switzerland overpriced for what you get even in other major European tourist destinations.

Room Tip: ask for lake view room
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Loveaholiday20
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

The hotel is located right on lake Brienz and if you have a lake facing room, the views are spectacular. The staff was very helpful in helping me decide on a plan to visit the nearby areas for hiking. The breakfast in the morning has a good spread. You have to take a bus from Interlaken (every 30 minutes). Overall had a great experience!

Room Tip: Lake facing room
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

Bellevue hotel was full so we checked into Chalet au Lac.Lovely room with a small balcony overlooking the lake.Food was great,service was prompt and food was excellent.
This is what Swiss tradition is all about.Simple,clean and friendly....

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

A lovely friendly hotel with excellent food and views out of this world.Also a very quiet place to stay as it is located at the bottom of a private road. Not far from Interlaken but very much nicer!

Room Tip: Lake view room superb
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Schoren, Iseltwald 3807, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Iseltwald
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Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Iseltwald
Price Range: £82 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Chalet Du Lac 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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