Hotels in Interlaken, Switzerland
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Interlaken is a stunning holiday
destination in Switzerland. It is the main tourism hub for the Bernese
Oberland region in Switzerland and one of the top tourist resorts in Europe.
Interlaken means 'between the lakes' which is appropriate as it is situated
between lakes of Thun and Brienz, at the foot of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau.
Interlaken is one of the oldest tourist
resorts in Switzerland and it remains one of the most popular spot where
yearly visitors far outnumber its permanent inhabitants. The main attraction
is probably the magnificent Jungfrau Mountain. However, it also has some
other attractions which you could very easily surpass. While the Castle
may not be that easy to miss, you should also visit the castle church,
the ancient monastery and the variety of fascinating old buildings in the
Another attraction that comes highly
recommended is the open air Tell play. This show tells the story of Schiller's
William Tell and is performed each year in the Rugen wood at Interlaken.
It has been taking place since 1912 and in the decades that have passed
since the first performance, hundreds of thousands of spectators have been
entertained by this unique attraction.
|The tourist city is
best known for the multitude of adventure sports. If you are looking for
a little intense sporting, then you are in the right place. You can enjoy
backpack, horseback ride, parasail and many more freaky sports. To really
take in the majesty of the Alps, It is recommended you pay the money for
a go at skydiving. You may have gone ski diving before, but nothing compares
to free falling down through the mountains of Switzerland.
You can enjoy fairly stable and mild
climate with simply beautiful surroundings on your Interlaken tour. It
attracts a large number of tourists who enjoy Switzerland holidays in the
summer with concerts, equestrian events, tennis, hiking excursions and
water sports. The surrounding countryside of the Bernese Oberland is filled
with mountain chalets, ski lodges, hilly pastures, mountain peaks, glaciers
and waterfalls, Alphorn blowers, yodelers and horse-drawn sleighs.
The town offers tourists a peaceful
base to explore the surrounding areas by train or bus. Make your Interlaken
tour more exciting with a ride on the train to the scenic mountains of
nearby Jungfrau region, Kleine Scheidegg or to the top of Jungfraujoch.
Many Interlaken hotels are located along the Höheweg Avenue which
offers good views of the mountains.
FEATURED HOTELS, SWITZERLAND
Western Hotel Bernerhof Interlaken
The Hotel Bernerhof is a
modern hotel lined with yellow balconies, located in the centre of Interlaken,
opposite Interlaken West Station, which links with the Jungfrau ski area.
Guests can pamper themselves in the hair salon and beauty shop, relax with
a cocktail in the hotel lounge bar and enjoy Swiss specialties in the Bebbis
restaurant with its terrace area. The hotel also houses a roof terrace
which affords panoramic views of the region, and those arriving by car
will find garage parking onsite (fee). Practical amenities include ski
storage, laundry services and a safe-deposit box at the front desk. Interlaken
is a town set between two lakes at the foot of the Eiger, Munch and Jungfrau
mountains. From here it is a short train ride to Lauterbrunnen where cable
cars run to Murren or trains run to Wengen and Grindelward, all approximately
30 kilometres away. Murren is served by 12 lifts over 53 kilometres of
ski pistes, Wengen is served by 19 lifts over 112 kilometres of ski pistes
and Grindelward has 20 lifts covering 213 kilometres of pistes.
Swiss Q Hotel Oberland Interlaken
The City Swiss Q Hotel Oberland
is located in central Interlaken in the Swiss Alps, five kilometres from
the Schynige Platte ski area. The hotel features two bars, Internet access
(surcharge), and three different restaurants to choose from, including
a traditional Swiss restaurant, an Italian trattoria and an Indian restaurant.
Room service is available for those who prefer to dine in the privacy of
their own rooms. The multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can always
advise on sightseeing opportunities. The hotel's location allows guests
to visit Interlaken's sites, including the Tourist Museum 600 metres away
and the Höheweg Promenade 900 metres away. Further out, there is the
Niederhorn / Cow Mountain (summit) which is seven kilometres away and the
Jungfrau Region (skiing area) which is 30 kilometres away. Zurich International
Airport is 180 kilometres away with an approximate driving time of two
Blüemlisalp Beatenberg Interlaken
The Dorint Blüemlisalp
Beatenberg is located 3.5 kilometres from the town of Beatenberg, Switzerland.
Located at an altitude of 1,200 metres with spectacular views over the
Alps and the Thunersee Lake, the city of Interlaken is 12 kilometres away.
This 14-storey hotel has contemporary architecture, and features an indoor
swimming pool with picture windows; there is also a sauna and Turkish bath,
and massage treatments are available. Concierge services are available,
and there is a kids' club. Complimentary parking is available. Both
Restaurant Bluemlisalp and Restaurant Stubli serve regional specialities
and international dishes. The hotel has two bars and a daily complimentary
buffet breakfast is provided. A ski school, volleyball, and a running
track are all available nearby. The 130 apartments have light decor, modern
furnishings, and sliding glass doors leading to balconies with Alpine views.
All are equipped with satellite television, direct-dial phones, and safes.
With its arcaded shops, flowers, and narrow streets, the town of Thun,
12 kilometres from the hotel, offers an authentic taste of old Switzerland.
Baeren - The Bear Inn Interlaken
The Hotel Baeren - The Bear
Inn is a modern, chalet-style property located in the center of Wilderswil,
3 kilometers from the vast Interlaken ski area. The hotel offers a number
of dining options: the Rustica Restaurant serves a range of traditional
Swiss dishes in an intimate, rustic setting, the relaxed, informal Baeren
Pub offers international and local dishes and a range of drinks, and Boccalino
is a pizzeria with a garden and terrace area. Guests can work up a sweat
in the fully equipped fitness room, sun themselves in the solarium and
enjoy some relaxation time in the sauna and massage-treatment room. Ski
equipment can be stored on site, and the hotel runs a shuttle-bus service
to and from the slopes. Interlaken is a town set between two lakes at the
foot of the Eiger, Munch and Jungfrau mountains. From here it is a short
train ride to Lauterbrunnen, where cable cars run to Murren and trains
run to Wengen and Grindelwald. Murren is served by 12 lifts over 53 kilometers
of pistes, Wengen is served by 19 lifts over 112 kilometers of pistes and
Grindelwald has 20 lifts covering 213 kilometers of pistes. All three resorts
cater for skiers of all abilities and are within 17 kilometers of the hotel.
The family-run Hotel Beausite
is characterised by a cream facade and green shutters, and is set in private
grounds located in the centre of Interlaken, 60 kilometres from Bern. After
a day on the slopes guests can brush off the snow and relax with a drink
in the bar or top up their tans on the terrace. Children can enjoy the
playground and explore the spacious gardens. The Veranda Restaurant serves
a wide selection of la carte dishes in an informal setting with polished
wooden floors, white linen tablecloths and large windows overlooking the
garden, while the Stubli Restaurant offers traditional Swiss specialities.
Other amenities include complimentary onsite parking, 24-hour room service
and ski storage. The ski resort of Interlaken reaches an altitude of 2,468
metres and offers 48 ski lifts, including two gondolas. Slopes are suitable
for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers, and snowboarders can enjoy
the two half pipes. The ski-bus stop is located directly outside the hotel.
Swiss Q Hotel Interlaken
The Metropole Hotel is located
in Interlaken, Switzerland. The Hotel offers Swiss cuisine with mountain
views in the brightly lit Bellini and the Top o'Met restaurants. The Metro-Bar
serves snacks and cocktails in a piano bar environment. Dancing is available
in the Black and White disco. The hotel provides a sauna and includes an
indoor pool and sundeck. Massage services are offered. Ski shuttles are
provided by the hotel. The majority of the 96 guestrooms at the Metropole
Hotel offer views of the Jungfrau mountain range. Broad windows illuminate
the cream and butterscotch fabrics and emerald patterned carpeting in each
room. Rooms include satellite television and high-speed Internet access.
Minibars are provided in each room. The Metropole Hotel is two blocks from
the Congress Center Casino Interlaken. This Interlaken, Switzerland, attraction
offers additional entertainment and banquet facilities accommodating up
to 2,000 people.
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