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Hotel Staubbach - Lauterbrunnen Switzerland

Just wanted to pass on my recommendation for the Hotel Staubbach in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland. We were a group of 8 that stayed at the hotel from April 10-12, 2015. Very clean and comfortable rooms, friendly staff, and a view that is straight from a postcard. I can't say enough about the staff - they were friendly, helpful, and always greeted us with enthusiasm. The included breakfast was wonderful with lots of choices. The charm of the hotel was matched by the church next door as well as the group of cows and goats who live on the other side. Simply fantastic. For a really decent meal I would also recommend the Campground Restaurant just a 5-10 minute walk from Staubbach (go past the falls and hang a left). Good variety of food and nice atmosphere. Thanks to Rick and his staff for helping us have a terrific vacation. We look forward to returning very soon to Lauterbrunnen!

Garry

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Delighted to hear about your positive experience! My husband and I are booked for one night there on our way to Venice. We will have finished a bicycle barge trip in Germany. I thought that I had to make a straight train trip and I was afraid to miss the Alps. I realized that an early start from Koblenz would have us arrive in Lauterbrunnen. Thank you.
Debora

Hello! Thanks for the review. I'm currently planning a trip to the region and would you recommend staying in Lauterbrunnen over Gimmelwald? We are hoping to spend 3 days in the area.

Any other recommendations? We are hoping to do everything as budget friendly as possible.

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We only stayed in Lauterbrunnen and never made it to Gimmelwald. Based on what I seem to recall from Rick's book, there isn't much in Gimmelwald so you might have limited lodging choices. One suggestion is to look at the pricing at the Lauterbrunnen Campground. Not sure how much you want to "rough it", but it might be a lower expense option. There is no getting around it, Switzerland is expensive so my suggestion is to stay at a place where b-fast is included and get picnic/take-out food from the local grocery stores. I know that at the Hotel Staubbach they had a kitchen where you could cook your own food. That's also an option. Another idea, is to get a rail pass if you are travelling much. You can get a Swiss rail pass that just covers 3 consecutive days and is less than the other options (e.g. 3 days but over a month period). Have a great time. Our time in Switzerland will always be a favorite memory.

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Cannot agree more with Garry. Hotel Staubbach was absolutely wonderful. As far as Gimmewald, we did the walk from Murren to Gimmewald which was easy and quite lovely. We ended up buying some alpine cheese from a self-service hut (the owners left a note saying they were out in the fields that day). It appears there are a couple places to stay there so it depends on what you are looking for. I truly enjoyed staying in Lauterbrunnen with the fabulous view from Hotel Staubbach. Also, definitely try the restaurant at Camping Jungfrau, and easy walk from the hotel. The food was excellent, we ate their a couple times. Try the Panache too, it was so refreshing after our walk in Lauterbrunnen. I loved this area and decided it was the most beautiful place on earth!

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We stayed there a few weeks ago for one night. We were there 12 years ago, and there have been many improvements. The staff is wonderful and helpful. The breakfasts are excellent, and many of the rooms have been remodeled. I also recommend the Camping Jungfrau restaurant for traditional Swiss cuisine. And don't miss a visit to the Trommelbach falls! Lauterbrunnen and Mürren are gems and very much worth a visit.