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“Is there anything more "typical swiss" than this place?!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Blumlisalp

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Hotel Blumlisalp
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Kandersteg
Saquarema, RJ
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“Is there anything more "typical swiss" than this place?!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We travelled with a group of 25 brazilians through beautifull switzerland in September 2013, and at the end of the trip we stayed 2 nights at this great place KANDERSTEG with this so friendly hotel, some 30 minutes above Interlaken./
We were received with all friendliness and helpness that this last experience within Switzerland could´nt have been better. We really felt to be warmly embraced from the mountains around, - and from the attitudes of the whole staff, who did all to make us feel welcomed. We used the possibility to have 2 times the very delicious dinner at the hotels restaurant. Since our programm made us to leave very early each morning the hotel staff prepared the breakfast (complete!) at "very eary birds" hours, - our special thank for this great help! All in our group loved this 2 days at this VERY NICE and familiar Hotel, THANKS.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Three of us spent four nights here in July. The city of Kandersteg is beautiful. Our hotel was at the edge of town, but still an easy walk to the train station. Nice views of the mountains from our room. Our room was the the older part of the hotel. It was large, but pretty basic and not too cheery. The bathroom had been redone which was nice.
The breakfast was in a bright and sunny room and the presentation was nice. There were choices to fit everyone's taste.
This is a husband and wife run hotel. The wife was one of the most unfriendly and unhelpful peope I have dealt with in a long time. She seemed irritated everytime we asked a question-which we rarely did. This was true of our whole stay there. We only dealt with the husband a couple of times, but he was very nice. He should be at the front desk and she should be behind the scenes. Because there are many other lovely hotel choices in Kandersteg, knowing what I know now I would not have stayed at the Blumlisalp due the the proprietor.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

For Switzerland a reasonable price. NIce big room with views of mountains, great to watch huge summer thunderstorms! Good breakfast, staff professional but not over friendly. Kanderstag is very quiet in the evenings - we never ate in the restaurant, but perhaps we should have as the others were all very average.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

My 18 year old son, wife and I spent two days in the Hotel Blumlisalp in Kandersteg in late June. Kandersteg is not as convenient to Interlaken, Thun and other high point areas in the Oberland, as some of the other options, but the drive to those areas was not much more than 30 minutes or so, so never a problem and we found Kandersteg less expensive than some of the other towns in the Bernese Oberland. Our room was spacious with a twin bed, sofa and television in one area walled off in part from the double bed on the other side. The bathroom as spacious with wonderful amenities. There were, among other things, washcloths--unusual in Europe, and longer than usual towels, etc. The hotel, like most Swiss hotels, is spotless. Breakfast, which is included, was very good. We sat in the restaurant area of the hotel and enjoyed Swiss breads, a new breakfast tart daily and plenty of juice, cheese, fruit, etc. along with our wonderful "kafe mit milch." I very much enjoy breakfast in European hotels, and this was one of the best I have had.

We had dinner one evening, which was likewise quite good. We expected an informal, regional menu, but instead were treated to fine dining.

Service was excellent from the assistance of the owner of the hotel to the waitress who served us dinner one evening and breakfast coffee the next.

The hotel also has an elevator, which we appreciated. We visited several hotels while in Europe without an elevator. That is not uncommon, but after lugging some heavy luggage up three flights a few times, the presence of the elevator was a welcome amenity.

Hotels in Switzerland, like most things, are expensive compared to other countries in Europe. Compared with other options, Blumlisalp was relatively reasonable

Finally, nestled in the Alps, our room had a balcony with a wonderful view of the mountains. Waking up to a rising sun in the Alps, is an experience to be savored, as is a quiet cup of coffee or glass of wine while savoring the majesty of those mountains.

My family and favor small, privately owned European hotels and we tend to avoid the large American chains, and even some of the European chains. The Hotel Blumlisalp has certainly been added to our favorites list.

In short, we had a wonderful stay at the Blumlisalp and we would readily return.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

We stayed there for 4 nights and the experience was excellent. Staff is helpful and nice, room is large, clean and cozy. The room we got have a nice mountain view. The food in their restaurant is excellent. It is the first time ever I spent all dinners in one restaurant! There was not many options in the menu, probably because of Xmas? But it doesn't matter as the food is great. Particularly the salad and fish are fresh and tasty. Because of Xmas time, they gave us free soups every night as well!
The only downside is that the hotel is not close to train station, taking a bus is preferred if having heavy luggage, However, the bus schedule is infrequent. But in general, it is not important as carrying luggage is required for first day and last day only.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

This is a great hotel! This was my third stay and I have been pleased each time. My son and I were treated wonderfully as the staff was very attentive and helpful. As we were hiking though Switzerland, this hotel offered the much needed laundry machines! Also, the hotel will pack lunches to take with you which we found to be excellent. The rooms were large, clean, and quiet. I would definitely stay at this hotel again!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

This hotel is well located, especially if you book a room with a balcony view. It has a good common area and a good restaurant. It also has a small outdoor and indoor play area for little kids - important for our 2 year old.
The only negative was the woman who runs the place. The poor dear, she has the wrong personality for the hospitality industry - distant, cold, and very few people skills.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Blumlisalp
Address: Aeussere Dorfstrasse 84, Kandersteg 3718, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Kandersteg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Kandersteg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Blumlisalp 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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