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“Tremendous Memories”
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Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony
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ALPHAVEN  Front of House featuring Garage Parking.  Apartment C is on the Upper Floor Apartment C  Living Area featuring beautifully hand crafted Timbered Roof
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Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony
ALPHAVEN  Front of House featuring Garage Parking.  Apartment C is on the Upper Floor
Apartment C  Living Area featuring beautifully hand crafted Timbered Roof
Apartment C  Bedroom 1 featuring Side Balcony
Apartment C  Stunning Views from the Dining Area
Engelberg ALPHAVEN    Apartment C   Kitchen Area
Engelberg ALPHAVEN  View from the Front  (Apartment C is on the Upper Floor)
Apartment C  Bedroom 2
Engelberg ALPHAVEN  The house in Winter with stunning views
Apartment C Covered Front Balcony with Breathtaking Panoramic Views over Engelberg
Apartment C  Bedroom 2 showing Ladder Steps to Loft Area
ALPHAVEN  Bedroom 2  Loft Area (King Size Double Bed)
View from Apartment C  WINTER  Engelberg at Dusk
Stairs to Apartment C
View from Apartment C   The Titlis Mountain (3200 metres) with rainbow Cloud
ALPHAVEN  Summer
Apartment C  Bedroom 2
View from Apartment C  The Hahnen Mountain (formerly 'Engelberg' or Angel Mountain)
Apartment C  Living Area
Apartment C  Front Balcony with Breathtaking Panoramic Views
Apartment C  Bedroom 2 with Loft Area above
View form Apartment C  The top of the Monastery Church in low mist
Engelberg ALPHAVEN in Winter with stunning panoramic views
View from Apartment C SUMMER
Apartment C  View of the Hahnen Mountain (Engelberg) form the Dining Area
View from Apartment C  WINTER
Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony with Breathtaking Panoramic Views over Engelberg
Engelberg ALPHAVEN   Apartment C   Bedroom 2
Apartment C   Living Area & Kitchen   WINTER
Engelberg ALPHAVEN The House in Summer with panoramic views across Engelberg
View from Apartment C   Daybreak
View from Apartment C  The Spannort Mountain at Dusk
View from Apartment C  WINTER  The mighty Titlis Mountain
Engelberg ALPHAVEN  The Monastery viewed from Apartment C at Dusk
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Engelberg, Canton of Obwalden

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charmantr...
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tremendous Memories”
Reviewed 25 February 2013 for a stay in September 2011

Whilst it was some time ago now, the fact that my family & I still talk about our week in Engelberg staying at Alphaven says it all. My sons thought it was the highlight of our month holiday through Switzerland, Italy & England! We had lovely days of hiking - you definitely have to get hold of the Trotti Bikes!!! Great fun even for slow mums! During the week we had some fantastic weather followed but snow followed by fantastic weather - you couldn't ask for more. It was heavenly watching the complete change in the seasons from our balcony with a glass of wine listening to the cow bells. During the bad weather day we went to the indoor sports centre & swam at the pool at the nearby hotel. The apartment was so comfortable & the DVD's were welcomed by the boys. We cooked some nights & enjoyed the fondue restaurant recommended by John in town a couple of times. John was sooo helpful in the leadup to our visit offering suggestions & answering all my queries. We had a car so getting supplies back to the apartment was never a problem, also driving to the various stations for the lifts/cable-cars. Definitely wouldn't hesitate recommending this wonderful apartment.

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Liked best: The view and the location
Liked least: Absolutely nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
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sylviazha...
shanghai
1 review
“A real escape from the city life”
Reviewed 2 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

If you have a hustle and bustle life in a big city, this place is where you should be for the vacation. Booking is very easy and smooth. Don't worry about the view it would be better than any imagination. The owners, John and Ursula, have prepared a clean, well-equipped and cozy apartment. You can cook all the meals, watch TV, read books.. just like being at home.

When we arrived at the train station we called a taxi to Alphaven. It cost us 15CHF. If you plan to cook most of the meals, I suggest you buy all the stuff at the supermarket COOP first, before you take the taxi. Alphaven is located on the north hill of the little town, so it can be quite exhausting to go up hill by walk, carrying two or three heavy bags of supplies including drinks. There is a free ski bus no.4 taking you to the entry of Zelglistrasse but then you still have to walk upward for around 10 minutes to the apartment, which could be a good/tough exercise in the heavy snow season. For those who don't fancy such exercise, buy the stuff first and take the easy-ride of taxi together with your luggages.

But John's friend, Candy, was so helpful that she offered a lift several times during our trip. So we went down to the town by her car, to save the waiting time of shuttle bus (one in every hour, last one back to Alphaven is around 17:30). Thanks, Candy.

On the last day of our stay at Alphaven, we were told to leave the apartment by 10am. Then we moved to a four-star hotel, Waldegg, which is claimed to be only 8 minutes by walk from Alphaven. So we took our suitcases and started walking down. But it was so slippery after the snow that we thought we could never reach the hotel. If you plan to spend your winter vacation there, don't underestimate the walking both to and from the apartment.

Nevertheless the apartment itself is just as great as reviewed and described by all the travellers. I would definitely want to go back for summer vacation, and actually I am already expecting this :)

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Liked best: view, facilities of the apartment
Liked least: walking back to the apartment on snow and ice
Travelling group: Friends
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La Grange, Illinois
Reviewed 1 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Liked best: ALL of it!
Liked least: having to leave
Travelling group: Friends
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Jill C
Oceanside, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This was the best and most comfortable place I[--]ve ever stayed in with the most spectacular view.”
Reviewed 26 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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This apartment was absolutely perfect. This was the best experience I've ever had. The view from the balcony was the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen in my life. It truly was heaven there. The apartment felt like home too. Everything I needed was provided and it was extremely clean. John and Ursula were the most helpful and hospitable hosts I've come across as well. It was so nice to be walking distance from the village and the hiking spots. I highly recommend this apartment rental; it exceeded my expectations in every way.

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Liked best: The view from the balcony
Liked least: Everything was great
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 35-49
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Adrian P
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stunning Views from the apartment and a lovely place to stay and visit”
Reviewed 23 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

A well equipped apartment with the most amazing setting and views of the Engelburg Valley. A good summer holiday location with plenty to do in the surrounding area, great for walking, biking and stunning scenary.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The exchange rate making Switzerland so expensive
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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ClaireK12...
Freehold, New Jersey
1 review
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“An amazing apartment, with breathtaking views, and wonderful people.”
Reviewed 7 August 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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We stayed in Alphaven Apt C and were not disappointed at all! We felt so at home and comfortable, eating breakfast on the balcony with the Alps as our backdrop. We never wanted to leave. The apartment was gorgeous, clean, and fully equipped. The views spectacular, and the walk down to Engelberg was lovely. The people in the town were very friendly and we felt welcome where ever we went. The apartment had everything we needed and more. We will definitely go back with our children!!! We can't wait to return to Alphaven.

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Liked best: The breathtaking views
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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SERUs
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115 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Beyond the fabulous views, a comfortable home and thoughtful owners as well”
Reviewed 22 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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We were at Alphaven for a week in late June. Three lasting impressions include how solid and comfortable the house is; how jaw-dropping the location and views are; and how much you get the sense that the owners really care that you have a wonderful stay. Re the house, the high-quality windows, doors and skylights created perfect climate control - I couldn't help but think how comfortable it would be in Winter too. Re the location, every night dinner ended up on the terrace having cooked in the Apt C kitchen. No one wanted to end the day anywhere else. And the hosts had information and hospitality for us throughout. People who've seen our trip photos have said "Where THAT?". It was well worth the journey from California.

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Liked best: The location/views and the guidance from the owners in enjoying Engelberg.
Liked least: Locating some of the paper products and soaps, but this was minor
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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