Hotel Bernerhof, Wengenin , Switzerland
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So what's it like?
Built back in 1908, this family-run hotel is one of the oldest in Wengen and offers simple, traditional accommodation that’s perfect for skiers on a budget.
You can’t miss the Bernerhof’s chalet-style exterior, with its cheery red shutters. Inside, the theme continues into the rooms, which have a fuss-free design and wooden furniture. They may not be five-star luxury, but the comfy beds will ensure you’re well rested for the next day’s skiing. As well as the main building, there’s also the residence annexe, 20m away.
You’ll take your half board meals in the Restaurant Taverne, in the main building. Continental buffet breakfasts will fuel you up for the day, and 4-course dinners full of good home cooking will greet you on your return. If you fancy a change, you can swap one evening meal for a bubbling pot of the Swiss staple – fondue. Or you can choose to eat à la carte in the Pizzeria Pajazzo, in the residence building, which offers Italian favourites – try the house pizza with tomatoes, bacon, onions and Swiss cheeses, followed by an indulgent chocolate pizza.
Unless you’re eating or sleeping, you’ll likely be out on the slopes – and the Bernerhof is in an excellent location. It’s just 2 minutes’ walk to the Männlichen cable car, so you could be one of the first on the mountain. The hotel is on the main Dorfstrasse, so it’s also close to the restaurants and shops of Wengen, and just a 4-minute walk to the train station.
Sitting on the main Dorfstrasse, the hotel is close to plenty of amenities. There's a pharmacy right next door, plus shops, bars, restaurants and a bakery all within a couple of minutres' walk. The Männlichen cable car is your quickest way up the hill, and there's a blue run that will take you back to the bottom station at the end of your day. If you've been over on the Grindelwald side of the mountain, it might be easier to download on the cable car.
· in the resort centre · 2 minutes' walk to the Männlichen cable car · 4 minutes' walk to the train station · 2 minutes' walk to the nursery slopes · 3 minutes' walk to the ski school meeting point
Twin and single rooms have a cable TV and hairdryer.
Twin or double room - sleeps 2: twin or double beds, private shower and WC.
Twin room - sleeps 2-3: twin beds, single folding bed, private shower and WC.
Double room - sleeps 2-3: double bed, single folding bed private shower and WC.
Single room - sleeps 1: single bed, private shower and WC.
Twin room - sleeps 2-3: bunkbeds and shared bathroom facilities.
Studio - sleeps 2: twin beds, kitchen facilities, private bathroom and WC. These rooms are self catering.
Please note: rooms may be allocated in the annexe building next door, 20 metres from the main hotel building.
· restaurant · free WiFi · 23 rooms
· buffet breakfast · 4-course evening meals with a salad buffet and a choice of main course · weekly fondue on request - extra charge for meat fondue · optional upgrade to bed and breakfast or half board for guests staying in studios
Good to know
Some rooms are in the annexe building next door, approx 20 meters away.
Please note that safety standards around balconies, railings and public walkways are different in Switzerland and may be lower or have ornamental features that you wouldn’t see in the UK or Ireland.
For your own safety and that of everyone you’re travelling with, please make sure you take care not to lean on or over any railings. If you have children under 12 years, please make sure they’re supervised and not left alone at any time.
Please be advised that Fire safety standards in Switzerland differ to those in the UK and Ireland, and on occasions you may be in a hotel where the fire escape is in the form of an external ladder and/or you may be required to evacuate via another bedroom.
Best for single travellers
Travelling on your own is easier and cheaper with these accommodations ideal for single travellers.
WiFi is available at this accommodation.
Half board includes breakfast and evening meal.