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Which hotel should I stay at in Murren?

I've been looking at Rick Steves' Switzerland guidebook and I'd like to know if anyone has personally stayed in any of the hotels in Murren. Which one would you recommend?

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Stayed at the Hotel Bellevue and would definitely recommend it. Great views, and the proprietor, Oti, was very helpful in finding hikes for us and the food he served was wonderful.

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Depending on the number of nights you will be there - you might want to check out apartment rentals. There are many and usually cheaper than hotels. Another plus to an apartment is being able to prepare some of your meals. With the restaurant prices (and everything else) so high, even a few meals in an apartment will save significant money.

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Hi oilersfan, we stayed at the Hotel des Alpes in September 2016 as part of a RS tour of Switzerland. The hotel was very nice, balconies with great views, large clean rooms, and right next to the lift station. We are planning to stay there again in 2017.

We didn't stay at the Hotel Bellevue but had a very nice dinner there one night - raclette and rosti potatoes tasted so good after a day of hiking!

As we walked around the town all of the hotels looked nice and I remember thinking that I wouldn't mind staying at any of them... Murren is a amazing place.

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2744 posts

Hotel Eiger is wonderful. Great views and great breakfast. It is not a budget option though.

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What time of year will you be there? We were just there today and the whole town is a ghost town. Next week everything will open though.

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Hotel Regina was lovely for the price -- we had a bath-down-the-hall with street view, but the higher-priced rooms with mountain views looked great. Substantial breakfast (egg boiler so you could cook to your preferred hardness) with amazing views.
Long walk to train, shorter walk to Schilthorn lift.

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I agree that there are no hotels in Murren to avoid. It's a wonderful alpine village, and you'll be ecstatic to see those amazing views of the alps right in your face.

Depending on what kind of traveler you are there are also wonderful places to stay like the Chalet Fontana with Denise. She rents rooms in the main chalet which share share 2 common bathrooms. There's also a private apartment attached to the Chalet with its own private bathroom. Staying at Chalet Fontana is like staying in somebody's house. Denise will make breakfast for you and give you exceptional advice on everything from hiking to dining to free time.

And the price difference between Denise's rooms vs a hotel room will be staggering. Of course, no one can decide for you.

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Thank you everyone. I'll be there in July 2017. I'll take this all into consideration for sure.

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Another Hotel Eiger fan. We've stayed there twice. Wherever you stay, it's well worth it to pay a bit more for a room with a balcony for the mind blowing view from your room.

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We stayed four nights at Hotel Bellevue. The breakfast was substantial and overall, the food was very good, the room was comfortable, they have a large dining terrace that has amazing views, and the price was right!

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Another fan here for the Hotel Bellevue -- the owners are extremely friendly and I thought we had a great deal on our room (including breakfast) for the price. Their panoramic terrace was a great way to relax with a glass of wine before dinner. Their restaurant also had the best schnitzel we had on our trip (including Bavaria!). The only thing I'd caveat is that if anyone in your party is a vegetarian, you may not like the animal-heavy decor.

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We stayed in Olle and Maria's in Gimmelwald, just below Murren. We had a the three bed room and it was very spacious, it was large enough for a fourth. It was beautiful and quiet. Ollie and Maria were full of information. It is a short walk or even shorter cable car ride down from Murren.