This historical hotel in the village of Wengen is, in many ways, a journey back into time. The Hotel Regina used to house soldiers during World War II, and many of the original furnishings remain still. All the rooms have magnificent views of the mountains: the Jungfrau, the Schilthorn, and many more of the greatest Alpine peaks are visible. Despite the old furnishings, the rooms are modern and up-to-date, and the ideal place for a luxurious stay.
Zentrum, Wengen, Switzerland, +41 33 856 58 58
Berghaus Bort in Grindelwald is much loved for its proximity to the ski slopes. Their rooms have been renovated and are all minimalist, cosy Alpine chalet style with slanting wooden ceilings. Some of the rooms have views of the mountains, and their restaurant terrace also has a stunning view. You can start hiking trails straight from the hotel, as well as ski in and out to the slopes or to the gondola nearby.
Nierderbach Bort, Grindelwald, Switzerland, +41 33 853 17 62
The Mattenhof Resort in Interlaken is 18,000 square meters worth of beautiful grounds and activities – just the place for an enjoyable familial stay or a luxurious holiday. Almost all of their rooms have fabulous views over the Jungfrau region. There are various restaurants, including one for Swiss food and one that focuses on international cuisine. There’s also an in-house club (well-insulated so you don’t hear any noise outside of it), so party on apres ski!
Hauptstrasse 36, Matten bei Interlaken, Switzerland, +41 33 828 12 81
Located in the charming town of Mürren at the heart of the Berner Oberland (Bernese Alps), the Hotel Edelweiss is a quiet hotel that was built in 1927 and is a historic landmark. It’s a cosy family-owned place, and the rooms reflect the simple lifestyle. There’s a ski room where you can change your ski boots and the hotel is remarkably close to the ski slopes (it’s also a short walk away from an ice rink, the railway station, and the Schilthorn cable car). All the rooms are furnished in a modern style, and they have views of Eiger-Mönch-Jungfrau.
Hehmatten 1066J, Mürren, Switzerland, +41 33 856 56 00
Located just outside the center of Interlaken, the Hotel Stella has comfortable rooms in its four-star hotel, and is the smallest four-star hotel in the area. The rooms are all equipped with the necessities. There’s also a heated indoor swimming pool, and their gourmet restaurant, Stellambiente, has been awarded by several gourmet guides as one of the finest in the region. The hotel is family-owned and has been for several generations, and this is reflected in the friendly and cheerful service.
General-Guisan-Strasse 2, Interlaken, Switzerland, +41 33 822 88 71
Hotel Du Lac Interlaken
Hotel Du Lac in Interlaken has been run by the Hofmann family for five generations and two centuries, and it’s been a grand history of hospitality right from the beginning. There are rooms with mountain views as well as rooms with river views. There’s a local spa, which the hotel can organize a trip to at your request. The hotel can also advise you on a variety of excursions, including paragliding, sky-diving, hiking trails and several more options.
Höheweg 225, Interlaken, Switzerland, +41 33 822 29 22
The perfect choice for those who would like a fuss-free stay in the Jungfrau Region, the Mountain Hostel is affordable and at a great location, particularly for those who are interested in sporting activities in the area. The hostel is located right by Männlichen and the Jungfrau railway stations, and it’s the first stop after the Eiger’s notorious North Wall. There are various choices of beds available, as well as choices of shared rooms and facilities.
This charming little guesthouse is a favorite for its home-like atmosphere, and its remarkably friendly prices. There are seven rooms and two apartments available, so book well in advance (bear in mind that your minimum duration of stay will have to be two nights). In the summer, you can use their barbecue facilities in the garden.
Kirchstatt, Gimmelwald, Switzerland, +41 33 855 54 88
Gästehaus Im Rohr
The valley of the 72 waterfalls, Lauterbrunnen, is also home to this modest and rustic chalet. The chalet is four hundred years old, but beautifully maintained, with cheerful geraniums at each window. The rooms are located over three floors, and all of them offer lovely views of the valley of Lauterbrunnen. To see the waterfalls, there’s a large communal balcony where you can relax with a drink and take in the view. The prices are reasonable, especially given the quality of the hotel.
Im Rohr, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, +41 33 855 21 82
Hotel Eiger has been in operation since 1892, when the family von Allmen-Feuz started the hotel. Currently the fourth generation of this family manages the hotel and keeps in running smoothly. There is a variety of rooms and suites available, and several of these come with summer and winter packages which include train tickets. Most of the rooms have views over the Eiger-Mönch-Jungfrau triumvirate, and the Unique Suites are themed (one of them has an 007 theme). For sleek contemporary offerings in a traditional hotel, this is the best it gets in the Alps.
Bahnhofplatz, Mürren, Switzerland, +41 33 856 54 54