We stayed here on half board for 8 nights at the end of August in association with our family. The walking possibilities and the punctual mountain train network are world class and the resort deserves more summer visitors than it gets.
Our room had a fine view of the mountains (wonderful at dawn, dusk and under the moon) and of the railway station (quiet and orderly with only a reassuring whirr from the occasional mountain trains). Everything is clean and bright with tasteful decoration and discreet colour (you may safely ignore prejudiced comparisons with Ikea). The room was quiet, clean and comfortable without being expensively luxurious; the flower-decked balconies are suitable to sit and relax under the sun-blinds. Lifts (or elevators, for the benefit of my American friends) come quickly.
Dining was excellent. All food was - without exception - precisely prepared and attractively presented.
A limited dinner menu probably keeps costs down (to guests’ benefit) but the quality was very high. The dinner menus were particularly well balanced for quantity, nutrition and taste. The almost nightly salad bar was a varied and plentiful delight; the weekly pudding bar was most delicately presented with a huge and free choice. Our individual family needs such as vegetarianism were recognized and remembered from day to day. All of our other specific daily requests were satisfied by giving the chef advance notice. We recommend the native Swiss wines as the best value.
The breakfast choice was generous – meat, cheese, smoked salmon, a top notch baked bread selection, fruit juice, diverse poached fruit and yoghurts, Muesli, waffles, sauces, fresh fruit, various eggs, nuts, jams (do not be misled by the website picture showing packet jams – there were also plenty of help-yourself Hero jams). The breakfast arrangements really catered for all tastes other than heart-attack “full English”. A wonderfully engineered coffee machine gives good choice, unlimited quantity and swift delivery.
The fitness and wellness area is clean and constantly staffed. It offers a fine salt pool with amusing devices that stimulate and exercise your mentionable and unmentionable body parts. The sauna was very well ordered and the sun room offers glorious peaceful and sleepy views of the mountains.
So what about staff? All were competent and diligent; the dining staff were particularly friendlily and thoughtfully attentive and warm-natured. We live in economic times when very intelligent and well qualified people are to be found in the hospitality industry; it was a delight to talk with them.
Would we go again? Yes we would. Even from a coldly financial viewpoint it is hard to imagine getting such an agreeable village, such good hotel facilities, such warm staff and such excellent cuisine anywhere in Britain (for example) at a rate for dinner, wine, bed & breakfast of well under £200 per day for two adults.
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- Das Pasta & More Bed & Breakfast liegt im Dorfzentrum Wengen, 400 m von der Mannlichenbahn entfernt. Die Doppel- und Familienzimmer gehoren in der Sommer- und Wintersaison zum Hotel Victoria-Lauberhorn. Ihre Mahlzeiten konnen Sie im Restaurant in der Unterkunft genießen. Alle unsere 23 Zimmer sind mit einem Flachbild-TV ausgestattet und bieten ein eigenes Bad. ... more less
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