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“Wonderful small hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Alpha Thun

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Alpha Thun
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Thun
Ridgway, Colorado
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“Wonderful small hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

I knew I would be arriving late due to my Eiger adventure, so I called several times to let them know. I did arrive about 10pm, but it was no problem. The room was clean and neat. The breakfast next morning was awesome! Traditional Swiss cereal "Bircherműesli" cooked oat flakes, chilled with fruit, nuts and milk or yogurt is very yummy, so I had two bowls! Other selections at the buffet were equally good. I easily walked from/to the train station in less than 25 minutes. Would definitely stay again. (The wifi was temporarily not working in the rooms, only the lobby.)

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

The Alpha is probably best graded at the top end of 'backpacker' hotels - the rooms are basic yet comfortable and the hotel has a lot of little touches that elevate it above the rest - Free bus passes, free snacks and coffee in reception, good bar, great breakfast.

For Switzerland, it is relatively cheap and I think it offers good value.

Easy to park in the large car park across the road, and the bus stop right outside goes into the centre of town in about 15 minutes.

Thun itself has a very pretty town centre, but don't expect to eat late there - everything tends to shut quite early.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with a colleague on a business trip. We got in after dark but we're impressed with the beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Food in the restaurant was great and the staff were really helpful!

Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

We had a pretty large hotelroom, with everything you need. The room was clean, but really basic. The hotel has a large public parking across the road for which you have to pay.

In the lobby you can get free coffee and muffins. We had dinner in the restaurant, which was good but a little bit expensive.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

nice relaxing stay. good breakfast and friendly staff. the rooms on the top floor are somewhat low and have lots of beams everywhere, so not ideal for tall people. i do believe that they are renovating them at some stage.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We stayed at this hotel in August 2013, the hotel is right across from the lake, the service was super. They offered coffee and great muffins when we arrived. The rooms are typical Swiss, comfortable and clean. The staff was very nice and recommended things to do and restaurants.

The room they first offered us was on the street side, a bit noisy but when we asked for a quieter room, it was no problem.
Great breakfast and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Alpha Thun

Property: Alpha Thun
Address: Gwattstrasse 4 | 3604 Thun, Thun 3604, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Thun
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Thun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Alpha Thun 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alpha thun hotel offers modern rooms, a 5-minute walk from Lake Thun and the marina. It includes an innovative restaurant, serving freshly-made dishes with seasonal ingredients. As an extra you'll get in the lobby drinks (coffee, tea, mineral water) and snacks for free. Rooms at the alpha thun hotel are nicely decorated with wooden furniture and they have private bathrooms. Free Wifi is available troughout the entire hotel. The alpha thun restaurant offers a selection of fresh fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. The wine list includes Swiss wines only, but there is at least one wine from each region. A large choice of homemade desserts, regional ice-cream variations and various coffees is served. Thun train Station is only a 20-minute walk away. The station can be reached by local bus (Line 1, Stop "Strandbad"), which stops directly in front of the Hotel alpha thun. ... more   less 
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