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Hotel Schonbuhl
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Hilterfingen
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Hotel was booked by our partner.

Check in and out: Family business like, warm welcome, all perfect.

Location: Fantastic view around lake and mountains. Access by car. No traffic, quiet.

Room: Nice room. Enough space, clean, quiet. Very good bed --> very good sleep.

Restaurant: We had a fantastic dinner, amazing views around the lake. Fine wine selection.
Breakfast: Everything you need.

Overall:
Family business service: It is not a 5 star butler stlye, it is just about to let you feel welcomed and well.
Good value for your money.
Perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

A good hotel / restaurant with fabulous lake and mountain views . Service was good and the meal at the restaurant excellent as was the choice of some local wines . Due to the time I arrived at Thun station I was able to get to within 200m of the hotel using the Lake Thun boat ( get off at second stop - Hilterfingen ) which was a treat . The hotel was rather empty while I was there which made for a poor atmosphere but the friendly staff and nice views from balcony made up for it

Room Tip: request room on upper floor with balcony
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank hilltopOxon
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Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel in a gorgeous town viewing a beautiful lake.
Food is remarkable specialy rabbet it is amazing.
Staff are friendly & welcoming.
Town is small & marvelous.........................................

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Abdulrahman M
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

I've been here quite a few times and it's always been really, really good. Their service is amazing... it the men that we dined with weren't completely full (and I don't know how they couldn't be with the nice servings), the kitchen would bring out some more.

The best though was the Abricot Schnapps. I think the owner brought it in from Austria and it's just a beautiful way to end a great meal.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank weluvs2travl
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Reviewed 12 May 2011

There are a few things you quickly learn when you have to travel internationally with any regularity. One of those things is that the term 'standard room' varies wildly depending on what part of the world you're in.

The Hotel Schonbuhl is a really great place, no doubt about it. It's location on Lake Thun is absolutely spectacular, and all of the surrounding area is as picturesque as you could ever possibly hope for. Literally right out of a storybook. Can't say enough good things.

The food in the hotel restaurant is also wonderful. Their chef is world class and they have a wine list to match. Not to mention the fact that you dine overlooking the lake, with the Alps in the background... what more could you want? Zero complaints there. Even the staff manages to put their gruff Germanic nature on hold to provide a pleasant and attentive experience overall.

So you have all of these wonderful qualities, which should add up to an overall home run... but then you get to your room, and it's a pretty epic letdown. A bed, a dresser, a closet and an old TV, with a couple of nightstands. The furniture looks like it could very easily be from Ikea, the mattress is not exactly Hästens and the sheets are a bit on the sandpaper side. There is also no internet service. I mean, the average room at a Four Points by Sheraton is like the Ritz-Carlton in comparison. Not what you'd expect from such an otherwise lovely place.

But such is to be expected in Europe... they simply do not have the same standards for these kinds of things as we do in America. A small hotel is just not expected to be appointed in the way a larger one is, regardless of price point.

Now, with that having been said, as long as you're not expecting the Four Seasons as far as furnishings, you can't beat the view from the rooms or the fresh air that you get when you open your windows. It's just heavenly. And it's quiet enough that you'll sleep like a baby, even if it's not the most comfortable bedding setup ever. Another plus is that rooms are clean as a whistle, and the bathrooms come stocked with some great toiletry products as well.

Room Tip: You want a balcony, for sure.
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  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 December 2008

Our family have returned summer and winter for lovely family holiday.Accomodation is clean, warm and cosy.The owners are very pleasant and good fun.Would recommend this hotel for anyone interested in a great family,group or inividual stay.Prices are very competetive.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled with family
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Thank swissfamilyhughes
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Reviewed 16 February 2007

I'm 14, and last year a school trip to Switzerland was organised, and I went along for the trip. The 10 day holiday was tremendous and I enjoyed it massively. The hotel, Schonbuhl, was excellent, our group had a floor to ourselves and all of us could simply hang around with each other whenever we please, downstairs we all liked to stay up and talk and play cards. The view from my hotel room was spectacular.
The food was also fantastic, there was only one dessert that I didn't like, but that is only due to my personal disliking for pineapple. Food was varied and there was always a different culinary dish for us every night, and for those who had special requirements(vegetarian, allergic to gluten), those requirements were met.
The staff were very helpful and made our stay at the hotel easily enjoyable as well. Also, after traveling around Switzerland, we would return to our hotel, which many of us called home, and have a great time in the pool. We were fortunate enough to have great weather, every day before dinner we would go into the pool and play water volleyball with our friends. Then everyone would enjoye dressing and preparing for dinner.
I would definetely recommend this hotel to anybody, unfortunately, the hotel(I heard) specialises in groups, and if you are a sole traveller, then you might not be able to stay. However groups of people on a trip should definetely try the Schonbuhl, it was part of my very memorable Swiss experience and I loved it.

Stayed: June 2006
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Additional Information about Hotel Schonbuhl

Address: Dorfstrasse 47 | 3652 Hilterfingen, Hilterfingen 3652, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Hilterfingen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Hilterfingen
Price Range: £128 - £170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Schonbuhl 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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