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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Engelberg, Canton of Obwalden

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JonBeeby
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Just Perfect”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Well I would suggest doing what we did and arriving after dark. This means that the following morning the views you are greeted with, first thing, are sensational.

Overall this place just goes that little bit further from the very powerful showers to the fully equipped kitchen. very short walk down the hill to the free bus service and also it is within walking distance to the Terrace Hotel. Walking back up requires one or two drinks to brave it, but the bus gets you very close.

Everything was very clean and fresh when we arrived, no trace of others staying and it felt like you had arrived in someone's home rather than a rented apt.

Parking on-site and covered and felt very safe and secure.

Date of stay: March 2014
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Liked best: The views
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ta71ana
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Amazing views; Very comfortable stay”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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I travelled with some mates to Alphaven for a snowboard holiday at the end of march and it was perfect for what we needed. Staying in Apartment D it fitted 4 of us comfortably with easy free bus routes into town and a quick but steep walk in/out of town.

Do take a note of the final bus times for the number 4 as you might find you miss the last one and taxis are expensive! And be prepared for a good leg and bum workout walking up the hill...having breakfast on the balcony overlooking the village and mountains was spectacular and a massive highlight for the property.

Date of stay: March 2014
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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Henry S
1 review
“The views have to be seen to be believed. A truly special chalet in an amazing place.”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We spent a great week in the Alphaven chalet. Breakfast on the balcony looking at the vast and beautiful view was very special.

I look forward to returning to this sleepy yet beautiful place again soon.

Date of stay: March 2014
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Goran M
Lomma, Sweden
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We had a fantastic experience at Alphaven. The appartment is ultramodern, very well equiped and the view from appartment over the valley is extra ordinary. We like Engelberg for several reasons; its very convinient distance from Zurich airport (about 1 hour in car), the village is very nice and the skiing is excellent. I can really recommend this both for a longer weekend as we did or for a weeks skiing vacation.

Date of stay: March 2014
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Hiasel
Kingsdown, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Stunning house in a beautiful place”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 for a stay in May 2013

We found the place on the internet and and contacted the owner who was very cooperative. We chose Alphaven because of the many excellent reviews. Our expectations were surpassed after our arrival, every thing was just perfect. Engelberg is in a beautiful part of Switzerland, surrounded by stunning mountains, many over 3000m above sea level. We arrived by air and the trip by rail from Zuerich airport was quick and easy.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Extended Family
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HCBIII
Charleston, South Carolina
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“Amazing”
Reviewed 7 March 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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My wife, and two of our adult children stayed at Alphaven to enjoy Engelberg and ski! The real thing is better than the website pictures of Alphaven. The view from Alphaven of the town of Engelberg is unbelievable. I have traveled to many parts of the world but Engelberg and Alphaven are at the top.

The unit is great, even with our children using roll away beds. The unit felt quite roomy for all 4 of us, so much so we cooked in for half the nights we were there. Thank you for a wonderful time. It surpassed our high expectations.

Date of stay: January 2014
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Liked best: Open with surround windows and fireplace.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Lynne3151
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5 reviews
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“Spectacular Rental, Awesome Views!”
Reviewed 21 January 2014 for a stay in November 2013
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We had the pleasure of staying in Apartment B at Alphaven at the end of November. It is exactly as advertised and the views from the floor to ceiling windows are spectacular! John and Ursula are very friendly and welcoming; however, you'd never know they were there unless you needed something. Then they were quick to respond to any question or request. The village of Engelberg is at the bottom of a long, winding hill leading up to Alphaven. Quite the climb! There is a lift that runs part of the way up, but unfortunately we visited too early in the season for it to be operational. A day trip to the top of Mt. Titlus and a visit to the Benedictine Monastery in the village are must-dos. We will definitely revisit Alphaven, next time in the summer!

Date of stay: November 2013
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Liked best: The awesome views and peaceful location.
Liked least: The challenging walk up from the village.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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