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Chalet Fontana
Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Murren
Reviewed 30 July 2007

We LOVED our stay at Chalet Fontana! Denise was wonderful- she gave great suggestions for things to do in the area and she is so friendly! Our room was very clean and the beds were so comfortable...we got the best sleep at Chalet Fontana the whole two and a half weeks we were in Europe. We can't wait to go back to Murren and to Chalet Fontana. We would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2007

My family (wife, daughter 16 and son 13) stayed one night at the Chalet Fontana during our vacation through Switzerland. We made our arrangements via e-mail from home before leaving. Be warned that Comcast e-mail is not reliable for send/receive to Europe. Best to use a different e-mail service to avoid hassles.

We really enjoyed our stay. Denise was a wonderful hostess. Her breakfast was tasty and hearty and she offered many tips on things to do and hikes in and around Murren. Prices are very reasonable - we had separate rooms for adults and kids (the only time we could afford to do so on our entire trip). Showers and bathrooms were convenient and clean. We would recommend Chalet Fontana to anyone (except handicapped, as there are stairs to climb).

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2006

My boyfriend and I stayed here in October during a long European vacation. We rented the apartment so that we could save money by cooking meals (a wise decision since food here is EXTREMELY expensive). I did not get to see the normal rooms, but the apartment was an great deal, and way much more space than we needed. The kitched is very new and had everything we needed. The room facing the mountains has a gorgeous view and everything was clean and cosy. We LOVED Murren and were very sad to leave since there is so much to do. Denise was a fabulous host and gave us great recommendations for hikes in the area. The breakfast was just bread and cereal, but that is all we needed.

However, the day we left we missed our train from Interlaken because the train schedule from the station near Murren was different than the one Denise gave us...if you are traveling in the off season as we did, make sure to double check revised schedules at the station!

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank markatz44
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Reviewed 24 October 2006

Absolutely loved our time spent in Murren! It's a wonderful little town high up in the mountains. As everyone does, we parked in the car park at the bottom of the mountain and took the cable car up to Murren.

After a short walk down the main street (with one slight detour up the hill), we got to the Chalet. It's a wonderful place to stay and as others have said, Denise is a great hostess and wonderful source of information. Nice conversations around the breakfast table with Denise and other guests.

There were 9 of us staying there - a family with two kids and grandmother, another couple and two single women. Everyone enjoyed themselves playing cards in the common room one evening.

The rooms are nothing special, but they are clean and I had a sink in my room (toilets and showers are shared). The floors are rather squeaky. I would probably ask for the apartment if I went back again (two bedrooms with their own bathroom).

We always seemed to miss the cows coming down the road in the morning and the afternoon - though we heard them!

Murren is touted as a carless town, but I was rather annoyed by the amount of traffic (delivery service vehicles mostly) on the very tiny roads.

Lots of hiking is available and the views are spectacular. Don't miss Tummelbach Falls down in the valley near the car park.

I would go back there in a second.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled with friends
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7  Thank DogAgility
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Reviewed 23 October 2006

Muerren is a wonderful area to visit and this was a once in a lifetime trip. However, rental of the apartment was not a good decision. We rented the apartment because the bathroom is not shared. There is one nice bedroom, but the beds had not been cleaned since the previous renters, so could not use it. The beds in the bedroom we were given were very hard and very uncomfortable. The bed linen was old and the room was very dark with inadequate lighting. The carpet also needed cleaning. The kitchen was also very dark with inadequate lighting. We were only given one set of towels for our stay. This was very disappointing for us and would remind potential guests there that you will get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: October 2006
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13  Thank JuneAgatha
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Reviewed 22 October 2006

We stayed in the Chalet Fontana in late Sept. and had a beautiful time in Murren. The weather was perfect which provided unbelievable views. Our party of three couples thoroughly enjoyed Denise who was both informative and accomodating to our every need. We would not hesitate to reserve again if in the area. If you stay there may sure you have one meal at the restaurant immediately in front of the inn, very good food and reasonably priced for the area. Also, your trip will not be complete without going on to the Schilthorn. Don't miss it!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled with friends
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6  Thank justus270
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Reviewed 17 October 2006

Murren what a beautiful place, it is a must see......We had the family apartment which consisted of two huge bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. It was very clean and tidy and the beds comfortable. The view from the main bedroom was amazing. Denise the host was lovely and very informative, breakfast in the main communal kitchen was great and delicious. There is so much to see and do in Murren, going up to Jungfraujoch is a must as well as many of the hilking trails. The Chalet Fontana is value for money and central to everthing including the Coop.

Though I must say being on the groud level, depending who is above, it can be noisy with the floor boards and unfortunately we did have noisy neighbours above who went to bed late and rose early.

Would I stay there agian - YES in a heart beat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Chalet Fontana

Address: Buhl, Murren 3825, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Murren
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Murren
#3 Family Hotel in Murren
#3 Romantic Hotel in Murren
Price Range: £21 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chalet Fontana is situated in the middle of the scenic, car-free village Muerren, at 1650m. The local area is ideal for hiking in summer, skiing in winter. Fontana is a traditional Swiss wooden chalet and each of the bedrooms has its own character. Most have washbasins and good mountain views. In summer the chalet operates as a B&B, in winter the chalet and self contained apartment are rented by the week. ... more   less 
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