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Chalet Betula in winter
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Blue and white outside
A snowy day
View from the bedroom window looking across the terrace to the mountains.
The dining area which seats 6 at the pine refectory table.
The whole apartment is snug and cosy.
The bedroom has a comfy double bed and ample storage space for clothes and shoes.
Corner of the living room with the sofa bed.
The terrace, which is a real sun trap.
Chalet Betula apartment is 69 meters square, and is under the main chalet where the owners live.
The corner of the chalet from the front
Chalet Betula
Just snowed!
Sunset behind the mountains
The lido at Spiez, on the lake of Thun.
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Chalet -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Zweisimmen, Canton of Bern

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Raymond_D...
Blackboys, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect apartment ideally location for visiting places of interest”
Reviewed 11 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Situated high up on a hillside overlooking the beautiful Simmental valley, Chalet Betula provided the perfect base for our 10-day holiday. The small town, supermarkets and important railway junction at Zweisimmen is 5 mikes away and other interesting destinations, such as Lenk, Gstaad, Spiez and Interlaken, can be reached in 30-45 minutes. Cable cars located at Zweisimmen and Lenk plus another two at nearby Schonried, offer the opportunity to savour some spectacular scenery and walking on marked footpaths. The nearest railway station, Boltigen, is about a mile away but in our opinion, a car is recommended for your stay.
The spacious, well-equipped apartment is reached by steps to the lower floor and comprises living room, double bedroom, kitchen WC/shower, entrance hall and a generous terrace. The settee opens out to provide an extra bed and up to 40 UK TV channels can be viewed along with many more from other countries.
The friendly English owners, Joy and Malcolm Cotton, offer a warm welcome and helpful tips on what to do and what to avoid, as well as guidance on the best way of reaching points of interest.
For anyone wishing to get away from it all while soaking up beautiful scenery, it would be hard to beat Chalet Betula. We liked it so much we have booked our stay for 2017 already.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Cannot think of anything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
12 Sep 2016
Raymond, thank you very much for your most articulate review. Greatly appreciated. We look forward to your next trip.
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Christian...
Siggiewi, Malta
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent stay with great price”
Reviewed 10 September 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Finally found some time to write my review of this place. We travelled there last June with my son 1yr 6mnths old. The tenants are soo welcoming and lovely people, they make feel like home.. They also left us some goodies. The view of this apartment is just simply amazing.. And the apartment is so comfy, clean and nicely decorated you feel like your at home In short i truly highly recommend as it is worth it, totally amazing tenants, nice views, quite area, and the apartment is just amazing. Keep up the good work am sooo looking forward to come back i am totally in love with Switzerland and you managed to make it wonderful for us.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
12 Sep 2016
Christina, hello!! Really appreciate your lovely review. We hope to see you again sometime. I will organise better weather for you next time!
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Serlianna
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“What a splendid place”
Reviewed 17 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We were so happy to spend nearly a week here (which was not long enough). Joy and Malcolm couldn't have been more helpful from start to finish, happy to chat or give privacy as required. Their flat - gorgeous view and extremely spacious for the 2 of us - was beautifully equipped, including a well-stocked welcome pack of wine, butter, cheese, bread etc for which, after a long drive in, we were extremely grateful.
Thanks so much for looking after us: we will be back. The walking, the views and the warm welcome are recommendations in themselves.

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Management Response
17 Aug 2016
What a really lovely review - thank you so much. Next time, stay a little longer!!
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Sleaford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The whole experience
Liked least: None I can think of
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Management Response
1 Jul 2016
Thank you for such a great review! Appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again.
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ChrisL819...
1 review
“Excellent Swiss alpine apartment”
Reviewed 6 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

A huge thanks to Joy and Malcolm for a wonderful 2 weeks in their chalet apartment in the Swiss Alps. They were generous and hospitable in every way, showing me around on arrival, explaining all that was needed about the apartment and the local area (with comprehensive written info also provided). They had even stocked the fridge with some essentials - most welcome!

The open-plan living area turned out to be much bigger than had been my impression from the photos, was warmly furnished in the Swiss chalet style (with a touch of High Renaissance elegance from a Burlington House Cartoon print adorning the wall adjacent to the large wood-burning fireplace). There's a comfy bed and good shower to boot.

You also have access to the Gstaad, Lenk/Adelboden and (if you care to drive the hour to get there) Grindelwald and the Jungfrau Ski regions, which also provide plenty of options for the summer hiker.

Highly recommended!

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Management Response
8 Mar 2016
Great review Christopher - thanks very much. Hope you will come again one day!
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Eddie Y
San Jose, California
1 review
“Memorable stay in pristine surroundings”
Reviewed 5 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Staying at Chalet Betula was a memorable experience. The landscape surrounding the Chalet was pristine and serene. The couple that own the Chalet were most charming and extremely attentive to our every need. They also provided valuable information and guidance on what to do and places to visit.

The Condition of the Chalet was immaculate with every amenity provided. They even had stocked the refrigerator with food to make sure that we had something to eat upon our arrival.

We had a magical time in a magical place. I recommend this property unreservedly.

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Liked best: The owners were charming and super friendly. Made our stay memorable.
Liked least: Nothing to note
Travelling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
6 Oct 2015
Thank you so much for your great review! We enjoyed your stay too! Hope to see you again and tell you about so many more places for you to visit.
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Rapheal O
1 review
“More than you expected”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

First l will say thank you to the most beautiful and wonderful couple ever, so caring, loving, kind generous, understanding and very clean.
l promise you will fall in love with both the place and this couple.
The environment will take you to another level that money cannot pay for.
NB: Just open the tap and you get you pure spring water.

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Liked best: the host family wonderful couple
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay......and what a review you have written!!!Much appreciated.
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