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Baeren - Das Gaestehaus

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

- this hotel is run by a charming family. All staff are super friendly and welcomig - animals are in the garden of the hotel and the whole location is just idyllic - various short and longer hiking tracks close by, also with children - good connections to all sorts of attractions in the two counties of appenzell - rooms... More 

Thank LaCenterentola
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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121 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We only had time to stay for one night but having had a look around and seeing the incredible hikes we will return sometime for longer. The Guesthouse itself is absolutely immaculate. The welcome was honest and helpful (and with no fuss, you are in your room in a flash which is what we all love), the room gorgeous, beautiful... More 

Thank MataiDubai
San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We've stayed here twice, each time for 2 nights, and we always leave wishing we could have stayed longer. The rooms have been designed and equipped for the guest's comfort. The beds are extremely comfortable, as are the chairs and tables. The rooms have an understated sense of elegance without being over-the-top expensive looking. Lovely wood floors in the sleeping... More 

Thank Terre2014
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This place was stunning, the surrounding area was very quiet. The Hotel and rooms was 10/10, very welcoming on arrival and the buffet breakfast was top draw! Great place to stay if you want to visit berggasthaus aescher or climb & cable car up mount Santis, they are only a short train ride away! Beautiful place, will definitely be coming... More 

Thank Chris W
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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142 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Although a little tricky to find it was well worth the effort. It is an older building with a modern extension where the rooms have been tastefully but simply furnished. Mineral water was provided free of charge but there was an honesty system if any other drinks were required. The charming owner could not have been more helpful, even getting... More 

Thank Dirk49
Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Superb B&B, absolutely pristine in beautiful rural location. My wife and I enjoyed one night at this wonderful B&B in July 2015. Unfortunately, one night is not long enough to really enjoy all that this beautiful establishment and its surrounds have to offer. The guest rooms are modern, beautifully finished and include all you need, even a Nespresso machine. The... More 

Thank Traveller2009_100
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Mathias, the son who manages the guest house is a naturally charming host, nothing too much trouble and knowledgeable about the area. Even an 11:30 pm arrival was accommodated as if entirely normal. Its modern traditional decor is of this rural area. Not particularly our style but we appreciated its authenticity. The breakfast was as complete as one could want,... More 

Thank David K
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

It is a small but very well kept hotel, part is old and rennovated, part is new and modern, but fits very well in this Appenzell area. The breakfast buffet was outstanding, nothing but top quality products! And this somehow fits perfect with the rest of this small but excellent hotel.

Thank Ralph B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in many 5 star hotels but this one is 10 star if I can say. The owners is extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms style is simple and cosy. It contains the most comfortable beds. Breakfast is tasty and frash especially the egg, the milk and the fruits.

Thank Talal286
Matthias W, Geschäftsführer at Baeren - Das Gaestehaus, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you for your visit and your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the stay in our guest house. It is very important for us that our guests can feel almost at home. That is why we take great care for perfectly furnished and spotlessly clean rooms. We also try to always prepare our breakfast with fresh,... More 

Princeton, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Great experience Amazing hospitality and outstanding hosts. The breakfast was one of the best we had throughout our stay and no detail was overlooked. I would definitely recommend this B&B for travel in Appenzellerland. Truly great experience.

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Matthias W, Geschäftsführer at Baeren - Das Gaestehaus, responded to this review

Hello everyone Thank you so much for this incredible feedback. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our breakfast buffet. We're always trying to make sure that the ingredients for the breakfast buffet come from the area of Appenzell. And of course, we are preparing everything fresh in the morning. We hope that you can enjoy the rest... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Baren Guesthouse is a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of picturesque Appenzellerland. Come and enjoy a relaxing short holiday, far from any noise and stress, in our idyllic guesthouse with its peaceful setting. It is also the ideal starting point for active sport holidays, at the foot of the Alpstein mountain range. With its nine tastefully furnished double rooms, the hotel offers guests the highest degree of comfort and ensures that they feel at home and relaxed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Baeren - Das Gaestehaus

Address: Zwislenstrasse 42, Gais 9056, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Appenzell > Gais
Price Range: $167 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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 of 5 bubbles MataiDubai, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are stunning! This is the only place to stay in the Appenzell area.”
  • Our room and view were what everyone would want.
  • All rooms are highly desirable.  The whole location is pristine.
 of 5 bubbles travelsoothesthesoul, 22 May 2015 | Read review
“The rooms with a balcony are an ideal way to enjoy your morning coffee.”
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