It is now 3:56 am! I am not able to get any sleep due to the church bell next to the hotel ringing every 15 minute: 15 minute past the hour: 1 bang, 30 minutes past the hour 2 bangs, 45 minutes past the hour 3 bangs, then the number of bangs on the hour. This means 11 bangs at 11 pm, 12 bangs at midnight, 1 bang at 1 am etc... It was very warm if I close the window, and very noisy if I open them. There is no air conditioning (which would be ok if it were not for the bells) I should have read some of the "poorer" reviews which mentioned this fact. Although this is not the fault of the hotel, travelers must be aware of this and not choose this hotel if you are a light sleeper. Imagine your alarm clock ringing every 15 minutes throughout the night!! I have booked this hotel for more than 1 night and must get some ear plugs for the rest of the stay.
As for the room, it is quite small but deco is quite nice. The pillow is very soft and not comfortable at all. As I said, if you are not a light sleeper and can stand the banging of the church bells every 15 minutes, then you can open the balcony doors and the room won't be hot, however, if you need to open the balcony doors to sleep, the room will be very stuffy (right now outside is probably around 12-13 degrees Celsius)
The hotel has a nice restaurant, and the staff seems to be helpful.
The church bells are very loud. I have been to many places and small towns where there are church bells ringing throughout the day, but never one which rang every 15 minutes throughout the night.
Therefore, if you are not a light sleeper and don't mind church bell every 15 minutes, this would be the hotel for you.
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- Dating back to the 14th century, Hotel Interlaken offers a unique mix of old and new, and has been carefully renovated over the past few years. "Pure Swissness" combined with modern facilities makes this hotel a one-of-a-kind experience. Here the focus is on genuine hospitality, a family-friendly atmosphere and Swiss cosiness. The Beutler family and team are looking forward to welcoming you. ... more less
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