I was fortunate enough to stay at the Hotel Eiger over the winter break for 4 nights - this was meant to be a ski trip in Murren and I was certainly not disappointed.
As with all positive reviews, you do tend to be a bit skeptical (especially if you're a seasoned traveler like myself) but I was really made to feel welcome from the day I stepped in till when I left.
Location wise - this was superb. No lugging of bags and Murren being a place without any motor vehicles allowed, this was right across from the train station. In the event you have any trouble, they offered a porter (I did not require one).
The reception was extremely helpful throughout the stay and I did not feel like a "paying" guest (well not until I checked out anyway!) every day. They would be sincerely asking how your day was and if you wanted to plan a day trip, to say, Jungfraujoch, they have some really good money saving suggestions for you (that is a real expensive side trip - but a story for another day!).
The room was small buit cosy, internet connection was good (although I noticed it does drop now and then), and since I only stayed in the room during the evenings and used it to sleep in (but of course!) - I did not mind the size. I had a fantastic view of the Eiger every morning when I woke up though.
Breakfast was included and the spread was generous - the breads were amazing and although basically the same type of food was served everyday, there was enough variety to keep me eating for four days straight.
Murren is a place where winter sports are a must - and the hotel does offer discounts with a rental shop in the sports centre. Facilities wise, it has its own swimming pool (comes with jacuzzi features) and a German sauna which was great after skiing, personally. You did not have to wear your bathrobe all the way to the sports centre (although it does have a bigger pool). It would help though if the water in the pool was a wee bit warmer but I'm nitpicking.
All in - a great and memorable stay - and I'll definitely be back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Eiger in car free Murren - the perfect hideaway for some days in the mountains situated on a sunny plateau underneath the Schilthorn (James Bond location). Only 1 1/2 hours from Bern-Belp and 2 1/2 hours from Zuerich and in the middle of the Swiss Alps. We offer charming rooms, an indoor pool with sauna and massage, panoramic restaurant with tasty options, free WLAN and conference room for you next summit meeting. The Hotel Eiger is owned and personally managed by the young Staehli family. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eiger Hotel Murren