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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This hotel is magnificently located in the mountains. We had one of the en suite rooms, which were clean, modern & the bathroom was very good. The stairs outside our room were extremely noisy when anyone used them. The shared bathroom just down the hall meant that there was a continuous opening and closing of doors. There were a group... More 

1 Thank hmmm12
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43 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hotel in the heart of the alps! Far away from everything but served by a bus frequently from Meiringen, close to Interlaken. Good possibilities for hikes, amazing dinner! Specially recommend the Schaftal / Tannensee hike. Very nice hotel owner!

Thank lorenzf710
La Spezia, Italy
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236 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

A great spot at the head of a mountain valley, reachable by bus or over a variety of beautiful trails. It's far enough back into the hills and old enough that it has aspects of quaintness, but everything still works nicely and you're well cared for.

Thank cvdwl
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Thank you very much. We care about the Building, built in 1892. We keep certain things the old way, but have also modern elements like washrooms for your convenience. We'd love to have you as our guests again. Best regards Hotel Engstlenalp Family Immer More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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95 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I stayed at this hotel while hiking between Engelberg and Meiringen. Walking over the Jochpass, you can see the hotel as you approach from above. The view is fantastic. I had a simple single room with shared shower and toilet. The room was fairly large, simple for comfortable and extremely clean (to be frank, I have never encountered a dirty... More 

Thank Andreanne75
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Dear Andreanne Thank you very much for the fantastic description of your trip and the compliments about the hotel. We love it when our guests enjoy the view and the beautiful silence at night. If you happen to be here when the moon is not out you can see all the stars very clear, as well as the Milky Way.... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

I stayed one night at this beautiful hotel on a walking tour. It is replete with wood panelling and period furniture, but few rooms, if any, have en-suite facilities. The breakfast and evening meal were excellent and the staff were friendly and considerate. The view from the front windows and terrace is stunning. The room I had was basic but... More 

1 Thank maxtonmike
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Dear Mr Maxton Thank you very much for your nice words. Yes you are right: we only have 6 modern rooms with en-suite facilities. All the other rooms are nostalgic rooms, built in 1892. We made new floors, heating and of corse new matresses and duvets and modern facilities on the floor. The rooms themselves and the furniture are mostly... More 

Switzerland and UK
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Without a doubt there can be few locations more glorious than this beautiful alp and the sensitively restored belle epoch Hotel Engstlenalp. However when we went for a meal on the terrace we were first approached by three different waitresses none of them knew which tables were theirs and had to wait for 45 minutes for our simple orders. The... More 

5 Thank whitepeaks
Sneem, Ireland
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83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

This beautiful hotel is uniquely placed on a major mountain crossing. It is accessible by car or Post Bus but to really appreciate it WALK! We crossed from Engelberg via the Jochpass. The hotel is visible from the top of the pass and it draws you on as you descend from the heights. When we walked down to Meiringen the... More 

Thank Michael S
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We were hiking from Engelberg to Meringen and stayed here for a night in between. You can see the hotel as you come down from Jochpass, absolutely beautiful! We were thrilled to spend our first night in Switzerland here. Between five of us we had three of the heritage rooms (shared bathroom). Rooms were very affordable and spacious and the... More 

Thank mbflips
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52 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2011

This is quintessential Switzerland! We stayed in the 300 yr old bunkhouse with only cold running water due to our budget, but the meals in the lovely dining room were superb, the best in our trip. Fresh trout from the Lake Engstlensee and fresh pork chop from nearby. Many APR hikers thru-hike from Engelberg to Reuti or Meirengen, but this... More 

3 Thank Peakpair
Houston, Texas
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193 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2011

This small hotel just down from Jochpass (and up from Meiringen) is a perfect location to enjoy superb views of the Gental Valley. The double rooms with showers (at least the west facing rooms) are quite roomy and comfortable. (The smaller nostalgia rooms would be OK for one person; shared shower.) There is virtually no traffic after late afternoon, so... More 

5 Thank TRHinHouston

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Address: Engstlenalp 519B, Innertkirchen 3862, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Innertkirchen
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“I stayed in a nostalgic room and enjoyed it.”
 of 5 bubbles cvdwl, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front of the hotel have a fine view of the mountains”
 of 5 bubbles maxtonmike, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“This depends upon your needs. We tend to stay in traditional accommodation and rooms overlooking the front have a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelsG8956TY, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
“I can't comment on the rooms, but the bunkhouse experience was very interesting!”
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 of 5 bubbles Peakpair, 4 Oct 2011 | Read review
“Rooms facing west”
 of 5 bubbles TRHinHouston, 27 Sep 2011 | Read review
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