I had long seen this lovely, old, stately looking hotel over the years of being in the area and finally decided to give it a try. First, the location in town and for the surrounding areas is perfect. Close to the train station, access to roadways and wonderfully in the town center. And, the room we had provided a sitting balcony overlooking the gardens and the mountains. But, otherwise this hotel is only average or disappointing. The hotel itself seems mainly geared to tour groups and not individual travelers which, in my experience, always changes the mood and sensibility of a hotel. But, that aside, while access is free in 2 public areas, this hotel charges almost $10 per half hour for use of WiFi in the privacy of your room. That makes those public areas feel like a library or hostel. I cannot recall the last time any hotel, let alone a 4 star hotel, charged for in room technology connections. But that aside, on arrival, inadequate and frayed towels were in the room and on another day no maid service was provided and when we mentioned the difference of firmness (one was very bowed in the middle!) in the side by side mattresses that made up the double bed, they replaced one of them with a mattress of different thickness than the remaining one, making sleeping together virtually impossible. Here's the most troubling thing: in the elevator there is a sign asking guests to please tell the management of any issues. When I did so in my most polite way, not even so much as an apology was offered for any inconvenience. In fact, we were given excuses and explanations but not one word of "thank you" or "we're sorry for any inconvenience." That, to me, was the most troubling of issues with this hotel. Oh, and no amenities whatsoever in the bathroom except the 3 in 1 containers offering all in one soap, shampoo and body wash. We were told amenities only come with "superior rooms." At these prices, that seems impossible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Center of Meiringen, the Hotel is a synergie from swiss historic Hotels and modern Management. Art Nouveau style in the public area, traditional rooms. Swiss Restaurant nearby the Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parkhotel Du Sauvage Meiringen