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“Exceptionally friendly host, lovely hotel”
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Hotel Engel
Ranked #1 of 4 Emmetten B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We really like to stay at Hotel Engel in Emmetten every time we cross Switserland.
Its is very conveniently located only a few miles from an exit of the highway to the San Gothard with a wonderful view over Lake Lucerne. nearly unlimitted paking space is available and the owners are exceptionally friendly and helpfull.
Due to a communication error, our reservation for our recent trip got booked for an incorrect date and the hotel got overbooked. The owner however took immediate action to find a solution. We arrived late at 11:30 pm and the lady was already waiting for us at the entrance, she used her car to guide us to a different hotel, helped us to check in, apologized for the inconvenience and took the bill for the very significant price difference to her hotel.
No doubt we will book again at hotel Engel on every future trip through Switserland, these people really care for their customers!

Room Tip: Emmetten is very quiet at night so no need to worry about the room orientation
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Stayed there with a group that was doing a grand tour of Europe. This was such a wonderful place none of us wanted to leave. The food was excellent, the rooms were very comfortable, and the town was quaint. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

I have traveled with EF for 17 years and I have requested the Hotel Engel for the last 16. The owners are also the staff and they take care of your every need. The location is a postcard of what Americans think of Switzerland. When one of my students had a serious medical issue, the owner lent me her car so we would not have to wait for a taxi late in the night. The food is the best on the trip. Not only is it excellent but the boys in particular love it when the staff comes around for seconds on just about everything.

Room Tip: Rooms are quaint. The best rooms look out the front of the hotel. Listen for the cows with their b...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

Travelled here with an EF tour group. This place has gorgeous scenary all around it! We had french doors in our room which opened up onto a patio. The view was purely mountains and trees. The rooms were very clean and pretty big considering four women were sharing the suite. Bathroom was actually quite large. The only downside to this hotel would be the smoke smell. Although we did not smell it in our rooms, the smell downstairs in the restaurant was not great. (smokers were in a room seperately on that floor, in the bar). Went for a walk around the area that night and it was so quiet, hardly any cars. Travelling down the street, you could get an amazing view of the lake down the mountainside. The location is beautiful, but it is a bit of a drive to get to town.

Room Tip: If you cannot do stairs, this place has quite a few stairs.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

I also stayed here with an EF Tours Group. I found this hotel to be the nicest in our tour also. The layout of our room was a little odd, as the sink was not in the bathroom. No big deal, we were only sleeping there. The room was clean, the staff were very accommodating to the group. All the food was homemade. The WIFI was spotty though. But, you can't beat those views.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

I was travelling with an EF Tours group and stayed here two nights. It was one of the better hotels we encountered during our travels. It is an older facility, but it is clean. My wife and I were pleased with the food. We are vegans and the kitchen staff did a really good job catering to our dietary needs. We will never forget the little bowl of fruit for dessert on the first night. Everyone else was envious of our dessert. If there is a negative, it have to be the smoking in the bar area. If you're a non-smoker you'll have to hold your nose every time you go downstairs. If you don't like the smoke, you might also make sure your room is not right over the bar. Some of our fellow travelers told us the smell seeped right through to their room. Despite these nuisances, I would still rate this hotel highest of all the hotels we stayed at during our trip to Switzerland, Italy and France.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

I loved my stay at the Hotel Engel, the restaurant downstairs was great. The room was clean and had a great view of the mountains. I went with a tour group of twentysomethings. I would stay there again! I stayed in August 2006.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Engel

Address: Dorfstrasse 47, Emmetten 6376, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Nidwalden > Emmetten
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Emmetten
Price Range: £114 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Engel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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