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“Nice place to stop in Kandersteg”
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Alpina Hotel
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Kandersteg
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37 hotel reviews
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“Nice place to stop in Kandersteg”
Reviewed 14 July 2012

We stopped here in the summer for a night and the owner was welcoming.

The rooms are a little small, but this is typical of a Swiss mountain area. The price was a little high, but again, this is typical of Switzerland which is not a cheap country by any means, and is probably more symptomatic of the weak british pound! Also, it is still cheaper than other hotels in the area I think.

Breakfast is a a fairly basic continental affair.

We didn't have dinner in the hotel but there seemed to be a nice set menu available. Would recommend staying here and would do so again if in the area. The only negative was that the wi-fi reception didn't reach our room, though it didn't bother us much.

This is a really beautiful area, and there is a lot of hiking etc to be done. Recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We stayed in Jan 2012 for the Belle Epoch week. It was out 12th stay at out 'Swiss home' We have ben coming to Kandersteg for years and stayed with the Hari's on all occasions.
We come back year after year because the village and surrounding areas are beautiful and the hotel is very comfortable and the food excellent.
If you are expecting 5 star luxury, this isnt it. If you want normal Swiss people and a clean a comfortable hotel, you have found it here.

I have travelled all over the world on business and stayed in many luxury hotels and if I could choose just one that I was allowed to stay in again it would be Alpina.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

This little hotel is a charmer; reasonable rates, clean and comfortable rooms, generous breakfast and an interesting and helpful host. We had a nice balcony with a view to the surrounding mountains. Herr and Frau Hari are very attentive in the dining room, making sure one has all one needs. We had the prix fix dinner one evening and it was quite delicious. The breakfast buffet is stocked with fresh ingredients and more than enough. We stayed 5 nights here and felt very much at home. Herr Hari invited us to a jodlefest in which he was participating and it was beautiful. It was a wonderful place to return to after a hard day hiking.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

A friend and I stayed in Hotel Alpina in the 2nd week of Sept, had mostly wonderful weather. The owners were very friendly and helpful, giving advice on hiking trails, etc. and made us feel at home. We had "half-pension" (fixed menu dinners) in addition to the buffet breakfast, which was very good and plentiful. The dinners were very good, served very nicely so that seconds were easily available, and the service was very attentive. The room and bathroom were a little on the small side, but adequate, and well compensated for by the beautiful view from our balcony. The location was on the main street and we enjoyed the atmosphere of Kandersteg very much. We found the building charming and comfortable. There is a large grassy yard with lawn chairs available as well.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

A pleasant return visit to this family run hotel towards the edge of the village, but under a 10 minute stroll from the village centre. Quiet with stunning mountain views from the room's balcony. Filling evening meals available when booked in advance. Eat as much as you like continental breakfast. Hotel favoured by hikers and walkers.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

the village is situated on the Spiez (for Bern and Interlaken) and Brig (for Simplon and Italy)m also a terminus for the motor-rail through the Lotschberg tunnel, the village is popular with tourists in Summer and Winter, but some hotels are always open. Situated towards the edge of the village (the owner can be asked to collect or from or deliver to the station), it is popular with hikers; climbers and skiers or those who just want a quiet break. My room had a balcolny with mountain views, although might be small for a couple. The staff were friendly and helpful (as usual). A set evening meal menu is avaialble each night if required and breakfast is laid out with more choice than the traditional continental breakfast. Rrooms have the Swiss hexagonal wallplugs and not the usual European type, although adapters can be borrowed from Reception. All in all, a pleasnt, relaxing stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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Amsterdam, Holland
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Reviewed 23 July 2010

This was our first hotel on our walking trip. It is located on the main road, right at the entrance of the village, which is not so big at all. In the reception they had a large selection of brochures about the area.The room was rather small, but had what we needed, the bed too soft for me. A nice balcony with a view of the mountains is always welcome, although it made the room rather dark. The bathroom was very tiny, looked like it was added later. Shower separated only with a curtain, and the floor covered by some plastic to avoid flooding. But the water was hot.
We had dinner in the hotel, fixed menu for 25 Sfr, and for the hungry ones they gave a second helping of all the ingredients! Breakfast had a good choise of cereals, bread, cheese and meat.

  • Stayed June 2010
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Property: Alpina Hotel
Address: Aeussere Dorfstrasse 92 | 3718 Kandersteg, Kandersteg 3718, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Kandersteg
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Kandersteg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Alpina Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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