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“Excellent hotel with friendly staff and stunning reviews”
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The Cambrian
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Adelboden
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Lincoln, UK
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“Excellent hotel with friendly staff and stunning reviews”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2009

Spent a week here in September 2009, and found the hotel very comfortable. The spa facilities were excellent, and the food very good quality. We were staying for pure relaxation, and as a base for exploring the region by car. Although it is at the end of the valley, this did not cause any great problems, with Frutigen being a 15 minute drive away, and Bern 55 minutes away. However in peak season, parking would be a problem in Adelboden.

We had booked a half board package, and following other comments about the amount of food, were concerned that the portions would be less than generous. As it turned out the half board menu offered a different menu every night, and the portions were more than enough to satisfy our hunger. The breakfast was a wide ranging buffet with excellent choice.

Of particular note were the staff at the hotel who could not have been more friendly and helpful. From the spa, to the restaurant and front desk, they were all equally helpful and efficient.

Due to the time of year we were staying, the hotel was fairly empty, though weekends were a lot busier. Only real diappointment was a lack of a bath in the room, though it didn't really matter with the spa facilties on site, and the excellent swimming pools, sauna and steam room. the rooms themselves, whilst not large were perfectly adequate, very comfortable and very well equipped. After all, do you want to live in the bedroom, when you have the region to explore?

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Houston,TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2009

we stayed at Solis Cambrian hotel and spa for 4 days, we had a great experience... the staff were nice, the room was clean and cozy. It is a nice modern hotel and right in front of the bus station, which is also on the main street of the town, and there is a supermarket right behind it as well as a ski rental shop.

The breakfast buffet was Ok, it wasn't for 5-star hotel level.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2009

We just made a stopover for one night in Adelboden and were curious to check the Cambrian Hotel. Very good located mid-village but with hardly no garden or similar. The outdoor area was small and only equiped with a few but comfortable sunbeds. We were given one of the few existing rooms under the roof in the upper floor, very spacious and with stylish interiour (like the rest of the place), don't know how the other rooms look like. Wellness area was very good, was just missing some hidden outddor space after sauna to chill down. Did not like the interiour of the restaurant, too stylish giving a cold atmosphere with bad noice protection. Food was very good, service in general too, only the restaurant had some coordination problems. Over all a good experience.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2009

The hotel website pretty much says it all. The Solis Cambrian is simply sensational in every respect and certainly offers a unique contemporary experience in Adelboden. Views, staff, accommodation, spa, breakfast and value for money cannot be faulted. Superb walks all around the valley.

Check their website for low season deals - we got 3 nights for the price of 2 and stayed in a 'Cambrian Suite' which was great. You can even keep up with your favourite TV programmes - the in-room system has 700 channels including all the main UK ones.

One notable thing to be aware of. If you fancy going to Europe's highest railway station at the Jungfraujoch, the train ticket from Lauterbrunnan (drive takes just over an hour from Adelboden) costs.......£107.50 per person (return !). We swallowed hard and paid it. It was an amazing experience but a very cheeky price. You can also visit Bern in just over an hour - a beautiful old town.

Outstanding hotel.

PS. absolutely gay friendly too.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2009

As a journalist for a travel agency, I travel widely and stay at many hotels. What was outstanding in the Solis - besides view, delicious bedlinen, mattress, and swimming pools - is the staff. They are cheerful and actually smile to you. It makes you feel special and welcome. I would certainly mention Stephan at the reception, who is friendly and unruffled even to difficult guests. I was quite trying: I asked at 23:00 to change my wet bed linen, and was met with concern and a full bed change. The hotel, even though I spent a lot of my time working, exudes an atmosphere of peace and caring. Another advantage is the wireless service all over hotel grounds. Definitely recommended!
D.F Belgium

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2009

I thought this hotel was gorgeous and I loved Adelboden - it has a real nostalgic charm to it, with its traditional wooden chalets; there are so few unspoilt places left in the western world but this is one of them. We spent a couple of days hiking - and took the hotel's (complimentary) mountain bikes out one day - always ending up in the hotel's outside pool with its massage spouts, admiring the stunning views of the Alps, which are just mesmerising. I'd definitely visit again - we had such a peaceful couple of days and felt completely away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life - the fact that the hotel offered good value for money was an added bonus.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
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Stanford, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2009

Newly renovated hotel with breathtaking views of Alps from rooms which have balconies. Great value. Chic modern/contemporary decor and luxurious spa area, outdoor and indoor heated swimming pools. Has a living room area with plush couches where you can relax and stare at the view of the alps over a nice glass of wine. Rooms very large by European standards with amenities one does not normally find in European hotels. Definitely feels more like a 5 star, than a 4 star. Service also much higher than any 4 star I've visited in Europe. Only gripe is that bathrooms (unless you book the suite) don't have bath tubs.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled solo
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Property: The Cambrian
Address: Dorfstrasse 7, Adelboden 3715, Switzerland (Formerly Solis Cambrian Adelboden Hotel and Spa)
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Adelboden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Adelboden
#1 Spa Hotel in Adelboden
#1 Family Hotel in Adelboden
#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Adelboden
#3 Romantic Hotel in Adelboden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Cambrian 4.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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

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