The decor is modern, beige to slate grey, classy yet simple. The sundeck is a glorious patio with superb panoramic views. The same views greet every room and the outdoor mini-thelassotherapy pool. The indoor lounge area is also thoughtfully laid out; a sunroom with floor to ceiling windows, comfy sofas and board games. There is a full size pool table and a grand piano. A central chimney and open fireplace warm the interior lounge area just off Scotts bar, which is more moody. There is free WiFi everywhere. The restaurant is plain. I expected more. Breakfast was good but not good enough for this hotel. Even so there is still cereals, meats, cheeses, breads and some hot choices. Dinner was also not to the standard of the rest of the hotel, but still as good as any other restaurant in town, albeit a bit pricey; blame the exchange rate. Wine is insanely expensive. I struggle when I see standard Pinot Grigio at £35 a bottle. We tried Swiss wine and were pleasantly surprised but again, no change from £40 minimum seemed overpriced. It wasn't necessarily the hotel, wine is expensive everywhere. So is water yet the place is running with the tastiest water I've ever come across. It was just sweet, perfect mountain spring nectar. Take an empty bottle with you! We had a junior suite and again, the layout and decor were calming, modern and loads of room including an oversized King bed with down pillows and quilt. A mosaic tiled bathroom, walk in shower double sink and even a self-closing toilet seat - loved it. And the balcony to that view again... Finally the spa. I don't think they advertise it well enough. A short cooler swimming pool inside with chaises longues infront of floor to ceiling windows (and THAT view again). There are 2 other relaxing areas; one with a hammock and bean bags overlooking the outdoor pool and another more secluded in the spa area. Ahh.. the spa area! A nude zone (as it should be) and modesty can be loosely covered with towels as well as the subdued lighting. The mosaic tiles are black, pearlescent and tasteful. There is a finnish Sauna and a large steam room, a foot spa, hot and cold showers and lots of water jugs always topped up with naturally flavoured water such as lemon, cucumber and mint. All the staff smile and greet you. The ambiance is casual and friendly. The town in summer is a ghost town, shopping is limited and nightlife non-existent. You must venture out to the waterfall (2nd highest in Switzerland), take a cable car or two and marvel at the alpine flora and majestic scenery. If you like walking/hiking then you're spoilt for choice.
Lastly, the roads are perfect, the people are super-friendly, the whole place is one big clean, fresh, pretty picture postcard. Go get yourself a lungful! One negative - we need the pound to improve by about 10% to put things on par with London prices, so be prepared to spend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alpine authenticity meets design. We at The Cambrian passionately believe that during your stay, you should feel every bit as relaxed as you would in your own home. The Cambrian provides authentic local colour, cosmopolitan comfort and inspiring cuisine. It is sophisticated and reliable, and dedicated to providing its guests with unrivalled service. Explore, engage, enjoy, relax, restore and create experiences that will stay with you forever. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Cambrian Adelboden Hotel And Spa
- Solis Cambrian Hotel
- Hotel Solis Cambrian