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“Great stay. Excellent room and good value.”
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Hotel Bristol
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Adelboden
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“Great stay. Excellent room and good value.”
Reviewed 13 November 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights in October. The room was comfortable and we had a wonderful view to the mountains. Breakfast and dinner were excellent. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We will be back.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

We stayed at the end of September 2011 for 3 nights at the Bristol. It was just a very nice
experience and we will be back next year for sure.
A warm welcome, helpful and very friendly staff, good food and a superb room did make
our stay unforgettable.
Lea and Paul Chaupuis

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mechelen, Belgium
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

We booked directly with the hotel for two adults and a baby. Staff was friendly, but not always very professional. Just one example : staff member while serving: "it's possible the soup is too cold'. The soup was definitely too cold. Response from staff member 'yes, soup should be hot. I'll warm it up for you'.

The hotel is located in the centre of Adelboden. Parking nearby is difficult (we counted 8 places), and the public car park was a stiff climb to the hotel. Public transport (bus station) is close to the hotel. Adelboden has a lot of shops, so catering for lunch is no problem. Two churches nearby. The sound isolation was very good, but sleeping with an open window was impossible for the baby. The church bells indicated time every 15 minutes from early in the morning till late in the evening.

The dinning room needs a good interior designer. It feels a bit dated,,and not in a nice way.

Breakfast was ok, but nothing more. Since we booked directly and payed too much probably, we could have eggs (hot and cold). Some people had to pay a surcharge for this as was indicated by small sign.

Dinner was not good. The set menu sounded great, but tasted mediocre at best. Fruit on almost every dish, a lot of stews. International kitchen. While we were staying, most of the guest were from the UK.
We asked the waiter for wine recommendation, but either he was unknowledgable or had a bad wine list to select from.

The room however was great : a room with a view, terrace, very spacious, typical Alpine with lots of massive wood. The bathroom was very nice, with bad tub. More than enough room to store all the clothes for us and the baby.

We didn't use sauna so I cannot comment on that.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

We stayed here for a ski weekend. The room was fine and comfortable bed, although it is hard not to sleep well after a day skiing. Breakfast was also fine. We did not eat in the hotel restaurant, but did have a pleasant drink in the lobby/lounge in front of the open fire. Although the hotel has two jacuzzi tubs these were not filled and it seemed like too much effort to find someone the set them up for us to use.
From the hotel it is a fair walk to the cable car station, especially with ski gear. It is possible to store skis at the shop at the lower base station. Or to use the lockers to leave shoes during the day and change out of ski boots for the walk through town.
Note that parking is not directly outside the hotel. Instead they give you an access card for the multi story car park in town. This is only a few minutes walk but is extra effort after a long day when you just want to load up the car and get going.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

The Hotel Bristol is a perfect place to stay in the village of Adelboden. Stayed here for a week with Crystal Ski and we were the only British couple there - the welcome from the staff couldn't have been warmer. They were all at the very least polite and most were very friendly and helpful - particularly Anke who worked on reception. We had the Papillon room which was bizarrely attached to the dining room but we had our own separate entrance if we wanted to go in and out that way. The room was large bright and airy and for a ski holiday was great - lots of hooks on doors for jackets etc., and plenty of hangers in the wardrobe. The food was of a generally good standard, and the waiting staff were also lovely and friendly. They conversed equally with the German speaking guests, spoke French to French and Belgian guests, and spoke perfect English to us. Locally the Hotel is classed as a 3 star, but I have never stayed in a 3 star as nice as this. The whole village is geared towards health, relaxation and spa experiences. The Hotel has a 'Wellness Centre' (outside just across from our room) which was free to use for guests with a Hammam, Swedish sauna and individual jacuzzi baths. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone, we had a lovely stay which made up for the lack of good snow!
There is a new sports centre in Adelboden where you can go bowling until 12.30 am, and there's a Curling Rink which offers taster sessions - if you phone beforehand you can book a session (providing there are sufficient others to make up a group), which is great fun.
For a nice drink visit the Hotel Beau Site at the top end of the village - it has a lovely basement wood-panelled 'Gaststube' serving very reasonably priced cocktails - and again, the barmaid who served us here was very attentive and friendly. It must be something in the Adelboden water - everyone is so friendly!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 25 January 2011

we booked this hotel for a long week end, as a group of 4 with 4 kids. the location is convenient, and the rooms large and very clean. food is a bit shabby but the people at the restaurant do their best. the service at the reception was very helpful expecially the very kind german lady. the owners mthough should learn more and try to smile and help clients. for a week end i can recommend this place but i would have dinner elsewhere

  • Stayed January 2011
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stafford
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Reviewed 17 September 2010

We stayed at the Hotel Bristol for 9 nights during late August / early September.

We were given an exceptionally good room on the top floor with great views. Breakfast, and especially dinner, were of a very high standard and far better than you would expect from a 3 star hotel.

The hotel is well situated, only 2 minutes walk from the main street and the bus station of Adelboden.

The one thing that made this hotel a great place to stay was the staff. From the welcome at the reception, the ever smiling dining room staff, and in fact everyone we came into contact with, all appeared to be happy at their place of work.

The owners of this hotel need have no worries as long as they have staff as good as this.

As for Adelboden itself we found it to be a lovely place to stay with great walks and great scenery.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Bristol
Address: Obere Dorfstrasse 6, Adelboden 3715, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Adelboden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Adelboden
#2 Family Hotel in Adelboden
#3 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Adelboden
#4 Spa Hotel in Adelboden
#4 Romantic Hotel in Adelboden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Bristol 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hotel is situated in the very heart of Adelboden (3 minutes walking distance to the cable car): we offer very silent and comfortable rooms, a warm familiar ambiance and a fantastic Wellness-Area with jacuzzis, steambath, Finnish sauna, biosauna and solarium - a pleasure for young and old! Hotel restaurant in a relaxed, solid atmosphere, where we do our best to spoil our guests. Have a drink at our bar or in front of the warming fireplace in our elegant hotel lobby. ... more   less 
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