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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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TheWerner...
New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect Place!”
Reviewed June 19, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My husband and I stayed for one week at Chalet Betula. It is a perfect place for a long visit. The apartment is very comfortable, well-equipped and there's even a washing machine for dirty hiking clothes! The view from the private patio is beautiful and a joy to have for outdoor dining. Joy and Malcom are delightful, friendly and helpful hosts with great tips for day outings. We will definitely try to plan for another visit.

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Liked best: Very comfortable and cozy apartment, beautifully decorated.
Liked least: Nothing at all. But pay close attention to directions as it's a bit difficult to find the first time. GPS would have been helpful in our rental car.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jun 2015
Thank you very much for your lovely review! We enjoyed having you to stay and hope you will be back another time.
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Thewoodie...
Totnes, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous chalet apartment in spectacular mountain setting”
Reviewed March 7, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We spent February half term at this lovely property which is comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The owners, Joy and Malcolm, were very welcoming and made us feel very much at home. The fridge and cupboards were stocked with special goodies including Swiss cheeses and chocolate!

The skiing at Jaunpass, (recommended by Joy) just a short drive away up the mountain was a fabulous find for us bearing in mind two of our three children had never skiied before. We were keen to find somewhere friendly and off the mainstream tourist track - it was just what we were looking for!

We very much enjoyed our holiday at Chalet Betula and would definitely love to return next year.

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Liked best: We liked everything!
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
8 Mar 2015
You are a lovely family who are very welcome anytime! Thank you for your great review!
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AmallitaP...
1 review
“Just perfect!”
Reviewed March 6, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Beautiful place, charming house totally equiped and lovely hosts.
We hope to come back here every year!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Mar 2015
Thank you very much!
We hope you come back too!!
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John Q
Denstone
1 review
“Excellent location, fabulous apartment and a fabulous break”
Reviewed February 23, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We visited Chalet Betula in early January for a week and traveled with our dog. The apartment is well equipped and spacious and at the end of a long day either walking or skiing - there is always plenty of hot water and is very cosy and warm to come back to. When we were there unfortunately there was not much snow but the hosts were helpful and had great ideas and tips of what to do in this idyllic area. The views from the apartment are stunning and the patio is a great sun trap. We have already recommended this apartment to colleagues and friends and we very much look forward to returning next year.

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Liked best: Stunning peaceful location
Liked least: Nothing not to like
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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Management Response
24 Feb 2015
It was a pleasure to have met you all - that includes Sasha - and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your positive review!
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JemmaEatW...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Wonderful, Relaxing... Simply Superlative!”
Reviewed October 27, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Stunning views across an alpine valley, a sun-trap terrace where you can enjoy the October sunshine, and a friendly host who stocks your fridge with cheese, chocolate,and other local delicacies. There's not much more that you could ask for from a Swiss holiday, but at Chalet Betula you get all that and more. The chalet is extremely cosy, with a lovely comfortable bed and a couch that's just designed for lounging on. There's a log fire: we didn't use it, but ooooh I can't imagine how lovely that would be on a snowy day. Everything was absolutely perfect, there were plenty of guidebooks on hand so we could plan our jaunts in the area, and a TV although who needs TV when there are amazing views in every direction?!

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Liked best: It's a toss up between the amazing view and Joy's hospitality
Liked least: Not applicable: we liked everything.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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michaelan...
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful chalet in idyllic location.”
Reviewed September 15, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The entire chalet is beautiful, well equipped and spotlessly clean. It benefited from free wifi and UK satellite TV. The owners were very friendly and helpful and provided a welcome pack of local foods. There are stunning views from the terrace and I am sure that on a clear night it would be perfect for star gazing. Thank you Joy and Malcolm for a brilliant stay. Hope to see you again.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Sep 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review.
We hope you will come again and share our mountain home! We love it here too!
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JenCMM
Surrey
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best white Christmas ever!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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For someone who doesn't like cold weather, the week spent at the Chalet Betula transformed my view of winter and snow in a very positive and affectionate way.

Extremely charming chalet with breathtaking views in a secluded village yet easily accessible from key airports in Switzerland.

The communication and attention to detail from the owners, Joy and Malcolm, were superb; felt like we have known them forever! Retreat highly recommended for a quiet, "get-away-from-all" break.

Mind you, the wallet can get a big hit if you're planning to eat out. Best get stocked from local supermarkets and dine in. Although not state-of-the-art equipment and utensils, the chalet has every you will need to prepare nice, hearty and above all, cheap meals!

If there is anything that could be improved is the ventilation while the wood burner is on as the chalet can get a bit too smoky.

We'll be back....hopefully for longer next time!

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Management Response
10 Jan 2014
Thank you for your appreciated review and your comments are noted. Hope to see you again as you are the perfect guests! We enjoyed meeting you.
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