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“Great location, clean and friendly!”
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Hotel Alphorn
Ranked #2 of 46 Interlaken B&B and Inns
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Great location, clean and friendly!”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Hotel Alphorn was a beautiful find. It is only blocks away from the west train station and close to all. When you stay here you recieve a ticket for discounts on attractions as well as a ticket to ride the buses for free. We used the bus once to get to the east station (which is also walkable). The owner was very kind and helpful. The rooms were spotless and loved the decore. The bathroom was a tad to small, but everything else made way up for it. I can't say anything negative about this place. You will love it!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Toronto
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

My husband and I stayed in room 201 at Hotel Alphorn in mid-May 2012. We were there for 3 nights, and we would definitely stay there again! The room is a very good size, with a bed that is effectively North American King-sized (2 singles pushed together), which is standard for Switzerland. We had a little balcony with a lovely view. The ONLY thing I would suggest to future guests is to bring earplugs just in case. We occasionally heard our neighbours through the wall, and it could get annoying if you had loud neighbours.

About a 5 minute walk from Interlaken Ost (West) station. Most of Interlaken is walk-able as it is a tiny town, so the location was great. Christine, the lady at the front desk, is very helpful and speaks perfect english. Christine is at the front desk 6am-6pm, so they have you use this clever key system that allows you to let yourself in and out of the hotel securely at all hours. But it's not like safety/security is much of a concern in Interlaken!

Breakfast in the morning was plentiful and tasty - standard Swiss "continental" style breakfast. Since Swiss dining is pretty pricey, we just ate a lot at breakfast and then didn't eat again until dinner most days - seriously! We found this to be an excellent way to cut costs.

While in town, we went canyoning with AlpinRaft, when to the "Kulm" (summit) of the local "Harder" mountain to see the view, and went to the local lake Thun. We highly recommend all of these activities! Our friends also when para-gliding, and there were tons of people flying over the town by parachute all hours of the day - we heard that it's excellent fun but didn't have enough time.

Room Tip: Get Room 201! It's the largest and has a private balcony.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

Alphorn was a short 4 mins away from interlaken ost station which was very impt for us who were lugging two huge suitcase. The b&b looks unassuming from outside but we were greeted by a warm interior. We had specifically requested for room 201 upon hearing great reviews about it and we were not disappointed.

A warm cosy room of cottage feel greeted us behinds the doors of 201. Other than the clean and spacious room we were surprised by the balcony that gave us a great view of a snow capped mountain. A definite recommendations for all travelers to interlaken !

  • Stayed May 2012
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

My recent 5 night stay at The Alphorn B&B Hotel was perfect for my needs. Christine welcomed me on my very early arrival the first day with a cup of coffee while she quickly made arrangements to have my room ready which it was by the time I finished my coffee, at 10am. It was great to have my room so early after my overnight flight to Zurich.I had excellent meals at some of Christine's suggestions for resteraunts. She also suggested a day trip to Montreux when the Interlaken weather was damp and it turned out to be a fantastic idea especially when the weather in Montreux turned out sunny. I travelled within Switzerland each day using a rail pass, (Lucerne, Lugano, Jungfrau, Montreux, Appenzell) and concluded Interlaken West was a great home base. The Alphorn was a nice easy walk for me to the station and is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood. The Hotel is sparkling and ech day started with coffee, the way the Swiss know how to do it, plus a great selection for a European breakfast.
The Hotel was also within easy walking distance to the heart of Interlaken West for resteraunts and shopping.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

I stayed at the Alphorn many years ago with a group of friends choosing it for its quiet location and convenience to the railway station. This time with my wife, the hotel has been transformed by its delightful new owner/manager Christine. The whole place is bright, cheerful and the rooms nice and comfortable. Wi fi available for those who can't bear to be separated from their social networks and a pc in reception for train enquiries, football scores etc.Flat screen TV in the breakfast area gave real time weather reports for the mountain attractions. Buffet breakfast also gave a nice choice to set you up for the day.
This hotel is a great place to stay to explore the area. Christine and her staff will ensure you enjoy your stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

The Alphorn Hotel is attractive, well-presented and welcoming. From the moment we arrived we received helpful service and information. Owner Christine is to be commended on her thoughtfulness and hard work on setting up and maintaining such a comfortable hotel. Interlaken West station is only a couple of minutes away on foot and shops & restaurants are close by. Our room was delightful and so clean and comfortable. The included breakfast is good and we appreciated the free internet and WiFi. We would recommend this small hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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traverse city
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

My wife, daughter, son and I booked at the Alphorn after reading reviews here at Trip Advisor. Comments regarding cleanliness, the owner Christine and it's location were what caught our eye. She purchased and renovated the Alphorn in the fall of 2011. It is clean and very nicely decorated. The large flat sceeen TV in the breakfast area showing live video feeds from the surrounding tram stops at the higher elevations was a nice touch. The location is ideal. Far enough from the downtown area to be be quite yet close enough that a short walk gets you right to the stores and restaurants. Christine is main reason we would return. She was, in a word, delightful. She helped organize our sightseeing adventures, her breakfasts were delicious and filling and she speaks 5 different languages! We stayed in 6 different locations in 3 different countries during our vacation and The Alphorn was one of the highlights.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Alphorn
Address: Rothornstrasse 29A, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Interlaken
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Alphorn 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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