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“Familiar, friendly, rather cosy” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Sonne

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Hotel Sonne
Ranked #40 of 46 Interlaken B&B and Inns
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
321 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Familiar, friendly, rather cosy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Looks a bit like being in a big house, as a guest. Lots of items, paintings, books, rugs in the common areas. Big room and bed (not very comfortable pillows), tiny bathroom, a balcony (pity there were some road works on going just outside).
People are nice and helpful, even if we had to wait 20 minutes, upon arrival, that someone would show up for registration (there is a phone number to call when nobody is at the desk).
A bit noisy in the morning (just on the road). Parking available for free.
Breakfast was ok for us, typical continental, but strangely no cakes or croissants. Walking to the centre or to one of the 2 train stations is just 15-20 minutes. Bus available, but only every 30 minutes (free for guests, with the Intrelaken card).

Room Tip: Perhaps there are rooms on the back, avoiding the road noise
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Interlaken, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Being the only guest in the hotel with advanced reservations, they were not even expecting me. Desk clerk/bar tender had to turn the power and lights on ahead of me to get to room. The non-smoking room smelled of smoke which was unbearable. Nothing redeeming of this place

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

Hotel sonne is very strategically located.
In centre

Location :- Main Street 8-10 mins walk. And 20 mins walk from interlaken ost. Or interlaken west.

Main Irish pub and metro club stone throw away.

Room. Very spacious. Provide you with tea coffee maker ,
My room was was facing main road which had an advantage of balcony but been very hot climate I opened windows and trust the noises which I heard in the night, as youngster keep shouting and blasting cracker as it was Swiss national day. I wouldn't blame it on hotel next day again been Friday till 1 crowd kept shouting and strolling and worst these rooms are east facing and sun rises at 6 and straight sunlight on ur bed. I am a late riser. People start their activity which again disturbs ur sleep.

Summer it's difficult to take main road facing room. As u open the window u have trouble otherwise. Rooms is spacious.

They don't provide you with table fan also. They say if u need air open window but apparently I didn't get any, summers was a pain.

Bathroom :- I guess the bathroom is similar to the cupboard size. U enter put left feet front it's shower right feet front it's toilet. that's it over.

Bed :- I mentioned specially. That I am on honeymoon still they provided me a twin sharing bed.

Breakfast:- worst breakfast I ever had in variety point of view .

Best part:- tea coffee maker , balcony (not private) , walking distance from main market n lake. , bus stops right in front of hotel, spacious room. Free wifi.


Worst part :- noisy street can't open window, not good variety of breakfast, no fan for summers, too small bathroom.

Room Tip: never take main road facing room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank NamanJ2608
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Perth, Australia
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103 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

I certainly wouldn't recommend hotel sonne. While the location is great and within walking distance from anywhere From time of arrival the staff were terribly uninviting, unfriendly and rude. Our luggage was lost by the airline and when we asked the concierge to make a call for us he said no. While he was helpful in giving directions on how to get to places his responses were abrupt and left you feeling you were disrupting him. The rooms are very ordinary. Unlike other reviews we weren't given tea or coffee facilities rather on arrival we were told not to eat or drink in our room like children. The lamps were broken, there were broken ashtrays on our balcony floor and wires. The security is poor whereby you need to leave your key in a wall and take a night key. the wall is accessible to anyone and this system is in place as they lock the front door at 10pm. The breakfast is the most budget I've ever had with a few cheeses, hams and cereal. The rooms are also located next to a pub and the noise emulates from there till early hours of the morning, this certainly Woke me up each night. The main killer for me though was the unfriendly nature of the staff no matter how friendly we tried to be. I'd pay more and stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Bengaluru, India
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

We spent two days in this Hotel. The hotel is very close to the City Center & there are buses every 30 minutes. Ask for a free bus pass at the Hotel. The view of the mountains from the hotel is exceptionally beautiful. Watch out for the cat that roams in the restaurant. Overall a very good experience

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Satheesh S
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Reading, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

We arrived into Interlaken Ost-bahnhof after dark, but we felt incredibly safe and the hotel was reached within about a 15 minute walk.

After checking in to our double aspect room with a balcony, it was really pleasing to see tea and coffee making facilities and the little chocolate tablet on the pillow was a nice touch.

The hotel staff worked incredibly hard to make our stay a relaxing experience and it was the only hotel during our Swiss visit to offer a packed lunch, if required.

We did eat in the hotel and the meal was good wholesome fare. We were advised that the kitchens were closed on Mondays, but there are local alternatives and the 104* bus stop is right outside the hotel.

* The hotel provided a free "travel-card" for local travel.

The decor in the hotel could do with a bit of a refresh, although it is clean and well maintained.

Room Tip: Any of the rooms, with a double aspect at the rear of the hotel would be ideal.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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manchester
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

We should have had balcony whatever you do do not stay in room 18 instead of balcony u get the fire escape with a view over some old buildings and fixtures and fixtures we shall we say have had better days in this room in comparison to other rooms in the hotel .... our coffee / tea was not replenished daily we were told we had to buy our own once the initial supply ran out !

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Sonne
Address: Hauptstrasse 34, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Interlaken
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sonne 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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