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“THE BEST HOTEL IN WENGEN”
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Hotel Wengener Hof
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Wengen
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Reviewed 12 October 2009

I have stayed at the Wengenerhof Hotel for 20 years and would not consider staying anywhere else. The location of the Hotel is just 5t minutes walk from the village and has superb views. All the rooms are very clean and spacious and have all necessary amenities. The food is excellent and there is always a choice, All the staff are very friendly and bilingual which makes communications easy. Over all the years I have visited this Hotel the standards have been maintained. I would have no hesitation in recommending this Hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 September 2009

OK, I'm being a LITTLE generous giving this hotel 5-stars, but I couldn't resist. This hotel is a throwback to another age. In summer, the majority of their guests seem to be older Brits enjoying the mountain air of Wengen. But you don't feel out of place if you're not a British gentleman. The manager and staff make everyone feel welcome, so it's easy to soak in the nostalgia.

It seems like everyone is on the half-board plan, where they feed you breakfast and dinner. And a fine job they do. Breakfast is tasty and ample, with hot foods, German-style cold cuts, cereals and yogurts, cheese, and even champagne. Dinner is usually 5 or 6 tasty courses. They seat you at a table with your room number (now THAT's old fashioned!) and you tell the server at breakfast which entree you'd like that evening. The food is a godsend because, at least for Americans, nobody could possibly afford to order multicourse meals in Switzerland! This gave us the opportunity to try a lot of local dishes (portions are relatively small, so it's actually possible to eat 6 courses!).

And you'll get hungry walking around, at least if you visit in summer. This would be my only hesitation in recommending the place. Unless you're happy just sitting around (there's a lovely lawn with great mountain views), I'm not sure what you'd do in Wengen for a couple days unless you were a hiker. We loved the trails -- spectacular mountain views -- but they were all-day walks. In addition to taking the cable car up to Manlichen and walking back (take the longer trail around, don't hug the train line back from Kliene Scheidegg, it's too steep), make time to do a loop trail on the other side of the valley from Grutschalp to Murren and then back along the valley floor.

We were given a very spacious room (alas, no mountain views) which was reasonably updated and very comfortable. Beds were adequate, with comfy linens.

All in all, a great throwback to another era. We hope to visit again sometime when, I presume, nothing will have changed!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2009

When we 1st arrived i was instantly impressed by the friendliness of the receptionist on the telephone and the pleasant manner and prompt arrival of the porter who recused us from the rain at the station. The staff we encountered during our stay were all fantastic (esp Geri, Danelle and Beatrix in the diining room, the Manager and receptipn girls) and made out stay a special one.
We had paid for a Mannlichen view room (the cheaper option) but when showed to it, although it was equipped with everything we could possibly want (and lots of little touches - cute chocs, local biscuits etc) we were only on the 1st floor and it was a little dark. As the rain subsided we walked into the village and the sun came out but we headed back to the hotel and it was here the fantastic view of the Jungfrau became apparent from the south facing front of the hotel. The sun shone onto the balconies and although the garden was beautiful i just had to have one! We moved into the higher spec room (everything was pretty much the same except the view and the balcony) and i have to say it was some of the best money i've ever spent. The balcony door was open all night letting in beautiful moutain air - the is no noise as there's no traffic in Wengen. The afternoon after hiking all day was enjoyed on the balcony sinking a cool beer and the view was heaven on earth.
The decor in the hotel is dated but it's a kind of old world charm and everywhere was spotless. The bathrooms need updating (well the 3 i saw did) but were utterly functional and spacious. The food was good and the staff were accomodating of dietry requirements. The information provided by the hotel on hiking trails, timetables etc beat the local tourist info office and nothing was too much trouble. We had a great stay and would def reccommend.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2009

I've been to several hotels in Wengen but this was the best. The staff couldn't do enough for us e.g. on-line check-in, room tea-tray on request.
The food was remarkable and the Expedia rate for half board very competitive.
We will return

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank CarolineBradbeer
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Reviewed 20 March 2009

Stayed here Feb 2009 - single female (mature!) traveler on skiing holiday - made to feel very welcome, All the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Room was fine, everything spotless and cleaned every day. Went half board - food was excellent, and all the staff staff very friendly and helpful (Not always the case in other hotels/holidays I have! been(where sometimes made to feel something of a freak!) Highly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 March 2009

I stayed here Feb 2009 - single (mature!) female traveller on skiing holiday - made to feel very welcome (not always the case in past experiences in other places!) very efficient, friendy & welcoming, Had a really wonderful holiday!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 January 2009

We stayed at the wengener hof hotel over the new year period, the hotel is fantastic. The staff are just brilliant, the food was outstanding. There were 16 people in our party from age 4 - 60ish ! The hotel is in an ideal position in the village. We had a family of 4 in our room and there was still plenty of space. The beds were so comfortable it was a struggle to get out of them.

  • Stayed: December 2008
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Additional Information about Hotel Wengener Hof

Address: Family Zinnert, Wengen 3823, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Wengen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Wengen
#4 Luxury Hotel in Wengen
#5 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Wengen
#6 Romantic Hotel in Wengen
#9 Family Hotel in Wengen
Price Range: £175 - £332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Wengener Hof 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star hotel Wengener Hof in car-free Wengen is surrounded by the impressive mountain world of the Bernese Oberland, right at the foot of the Jungfrau. It is one of the most esteemed hotels in a quiet location with extensive gardens for relaxation during the summer months. This traditional hotel is extremely popular with visitors as it offers a consistently high standard of service (4 stars) and because of its excellent location and pleasant scale (65 beds), the Wengener Hof has for many years provided individual hospitality. Wengen is the ideal starting point for various excursions to the Jungfrau region. To the mountain railway station it only takes 5 minutes - from there you start the amazing journey up to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe - at 3454 meters altitude which is Europe's highest railway station and the highlight of every visit to Switzerland! Within 5 minutes walk you reach in summer the tennis courts and in winter the ski school office and its meeting place as well as the beginners' slope and the ice-rink. With the Mannlichen cable car which is 5 minutes walk away you reach in just a few minutes the Mannlichen mountain which is the perfect starting point for skiing and hiking - with the breathtaking panorama of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. ... more   less 
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