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Hotel Alpenrose
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Schonried
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 March 2013

We have joined the long list of people from different countries who come here year after year and are treated as near family by the charming owners, Michael and Carole. Although we normally prefer rustic food to the posh stuff, we make a happy exception for Michael's sophisticated cooking in the upstairs "gourmet" restaurant. It is light, satisfying and extremely good, with a menu that never seems to repeat. Downstairs there is an informal Pizza/Rotisserie restaurant which we have not got round to trying, as the gourmet meals come included in the very good value, half-board ski packages, but the food there comes from the same kitchen. Also downstairs is Sammy's, the bar run by the inimitable Martin. On other fronts the hotel is great - the south facing rooms we have stayed in are lovely - very large, with sofas, balconies, great views and big baths. There is safe underground parking which is useful for a car or motorbike packed with kit, and I have stopped in the summer when touring (nothing really beats breakfast on the Alpenrose terrace followed by a bike ride into the mountains). I wouldn't think of trying anywhere else in the area

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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20trixie02, Owner at Hotel Alpenrose, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2013

Thank you so much for this lovely lines!
We too enjoyed welcoming you again to the Alpenrose - your home away from home- what a wonderful expression and compliment.... And yes! we would love to be a place for wedding celebrations in the Swiss Alps.

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Reviewed 5 June 2012

Guiding a group of 14 is always nerve wracking, but I can honestly say that everyone(some quite elderly) was seriously happy with the wonderful service and incredibly cheery staff, in spite of the bombardent of questions they received every day.
The food was excellent, but do ask for options if you are a coeliac.They are only too happy to oblige though I did take my own cereal.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

Location is charming and the views can be lovely but everything else about this hotel is tired and needs refreshing. The carpet in our room was faded, thin and worn. Sheets and towels were not of the quality one would expect for over 600cHF per night. Breakfast was nice, yes, but service was slow and desultory. Bathroom was the old-fashioned European affair where you stand in the tub and get water all over the floor. We will not be returning.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 6 August 2010

first of all, we wonder why this wonderful hotel is listed at Tripadvisor in the ranking for B&B???
We think after our stay we would rank it in all hotels for Gstaad und around at the top
five, this for sure, because we did visit a lot of other hotels at Gstaad and around!

Our room was phantastic, very nice decoration, even with a cheminee, but as we did
stay in June there was no chance to use it as we had average 33 degrees outside
temperature.
Our room had a great balcony, so every morning after waked up we could enjoy the views to the mountains around. we loved it!

Is there anything we didn't like so much?
Yes. the service has to improve!
We know it's not easy to find qualified, and most important, engaged staff, want to live the service. But this is not only a problem at "Alpenrose", we found it everywhere during our trip in Switzerland, even in Zuerich.
Most of staff we met came from former East-Germany, at "Alpenrose" it has been a family from Portugal, nice people, except their son who has been responsible most of the time of our stay for breakfast-service.
He really made a bad job, and what did touch us in a bad manner was that at the day of our departure he was really baggering for some tip, talking with us more than 30 minutes, after all we made a mistake and gave him CHF 30,--, he should get nothing!

The front-desk was working well, we got good advices for where to go, arranged everything we needed.

Overall "Alpenrose" was a place where we did enjoy to stay, we can highly recommend this hotel to everybody wants to stay in a very comfortable and quiet place.

At the end: we did look for the nearby hotel "Ermitage Golf", even we would get an invitation to stay there free of charge, we wouldn't like to move from "Alpenrose".

Will we come back next year from the crowdy and noisy China to enjoy this very nice place again? We are seriously thinking about it!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2009

I took my boyfriend who had never visited Switzerland before here. The hotel is picture perfect, and our room had a large sled bed and private terrace overlooking the alps. Of course, being Switzerland, it was immaculate.

Dinner was included in the fee and didn't disappoint, with excellent service and wonderful food. It is expensive, but not when you consider that you could easily spend £50-60 on dinner which is included.

It was just very relaxing and everything I had hoped to show my boyfriend. 10/10.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2009

This is a beautiful hotel set on a hillside overlooking Gstaad in a quiet location. Whilst feeling homely it is elegantly furnished and immaculate throughout.

We had a south facing room overlooking the mountains. It was beautifully furnished and had a Swiss chalet feel with an abundance of wood panelling and wood furnishings. We had a ground floor room with a big balcony and our own garden and garden furniture which we were lucky enough to use as the weather was good.

We ate both evenings in the main restaurant, Azalee. The decor was elegant and romantic and the food was very good. Service was excellent and the experience was enjoyable. Breakfast was buffet style with a good choice and attentive service, taken either in the room next to the main hotel's balcony or on the balcony itself which had stunning views.

The staff at the hotel could not have been more helpful or more friendly - from check in to check out. Nothing was too much trouble for them.

This is Swiss hospitality at its best.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2008

My 7 year-old son and I stayed at the Alpenrose this past June for two nights only (wish it had been a longer stay). We loved it here!

We arrived by train and chose to walk to the hotel, pulling one suitcase on wheels. It was a nice day and an easy walk. On the return to the train station 2 days later, we were driven there in the hotel's van (very nice!).

We got a warm greeting upon arrival. Our room was exactly as requested. It had a balcony overlooking the countryside. The room was charmingly decorated, chalet-style and the bathroom modern and spotless.

Meals were delicious, especially the breakfasts. Fellow guests were friendly and gave us tips on local walks. Two ladies from Holland, who stay a week each summer, were especially lovely to us. They love the Alpenrose.

When I chose this hotel and Schonried, the town, I had really wanted to be in Gstaad. However, I'm SO happy we stayed in this town and in this hotel. We went to Gstaad (by train, but it's also walkable). It's a fine town, but Schonried has my heart! This hotel was a large part as to why, but the town itself has great walks. We took the Horneggli chairlift, had a lovely walk looking at wildflowers and lunch.

It was a great stay and we'd happily return (and stay longer).

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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Address: Dorfstrasse 14, Schonried, Saanen 3778, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Saanen > Schonried
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Schonried
Price Range: £148 - £433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Alpenrose 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alpenrose is a family affair-since 3 generations. From the very first moment you feel welcome and home in this small hotel. 20 lovely rooms with wooden pannels - the South facing rooms with large balconies and breathtaking views over the mountains - the North facing rooms are unexpensiv and cosy. Two restaurants, terrasse and lounge as well as a piano Lounge bar - everywhere you are served with a smile from very friendly waiters. skiing and hiking very close by- cablecars 200m from the hotel, Gstaad is 5 km, lovely walk through the fields to Gataad (1h), railwaystation Montreux-Oberland-Bahn (700m), Schonried is on a sunny hight 1200m ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hostellerie Alpenrose Schönried

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