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Edelweiss or Alpenrose in Wengen?

We will be staying in Wengen this summer and need to decide between the Edelweiss or the Alpenrose hotels. Looking for recommendations based on your knowledge of each facility. We consider things such as service by the staff; proximity to restaurants; transportation; location in the village; cleanliness etc. when deciding where to stay. Neither of the rooms have a mountain view, so that is not part of the decision. The Alpenrose is approximately $40 more per night, and we don't mind paying the extra if the difference is warranted. Any thoughts/recommendations are appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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Hi. I cannot offer any service level advice, but as far as location, both are very close to the train station, the village, restaurants and grocery. Just about a 10 minute walk or less. Wengen is car free and not very large, but does have many restaurants and shops. Especially a nice size grocery, Coop.

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Both hotels are family-run, clean and offer good hospitality as well as great views if you have a balcony room. Not much of a difference from that standpoint and that's pretty much standard in this area.

The Alpenrose is a little bit further away down the (steep) hill from town and the train station. I only mention it since you asked about location and it may make a difference to you if you plan on walking up and down for meals and excursions. I haven't stayed there myself, but it seems like the rooms were recently renovated. It also has a higher star rating (3* vs Edelweiss 2*) and has almost twice as many rooms, so I assume it offers some additional services/comforts. Just based on their website photos, the interior definitely looks more "plush" than the Edelweiss. If that appeals, might be worth the cost 'upgrade.'

Rooms at Edelweiss are more modestly furnished, but clean and cozy. The staff are also very friendly and helpful, the rooms have nice balconies and there is a lawn area to sit in. It's just that little bit closer to town and also basically next door to the Hotel Bären, which has a great restaurant. I ate dinner at the Edelweiss (2021) and it was perfectly ok, but not fine dining. If you're not so fussed about the extra bit of comfort at Alpenrose, it's a good option and you could spend the $40 per night on something else.

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We are staying at the Edelweiss in May and I have been incredibly impressed with the owner there.
I have reached out a couple times and he has been super helpful and accommodating. Go to Trip Advisor and check out the reviews for both. That helped me settle on Edelweiss. I’m sure both will be amazing!