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Hotel choice in Bernese Oberland

Has anyone stayed in the 3 bedroom unit at the Hotel Staubbach? In my email response, they stated it was "not modern (70's style) and floors are a bit creaky". There is also an option there of connecting rooms. Would you choose this or Guesthouse Eiger or Chalet Bob's in Murren? We are a family of four - mom, dad, 16-yr son and 11-yr daughter. Thanks for the input!

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We stayed in a 3 bed room unit there in June 06. It was actually a double with a single (and bathroom) that could only be accessed through the double. The double portion of the room was very nice. The single portion was fairly dated - the carpet needed replacing and it was a little creaky, however it wassn't anything that bothered us. We loved the hotel staubbach and are staying there again this coming June. I haven't stayed at the other two places so I can't offer a comparison.

Where ever you choose to stay you will love the region!

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This past October we stayed in a 3 bedroom unit at Hotel Staubbach that was on the 2nd floor in the front corner of the Hotel. The double room has a balcony and a million dollar view of the waterfall. There are two single rooms plus a living area with TV and balcony. Plus a bathroom with a tub and a seperate shower. "Not modern and a bit creaky" is correct....but what a view!!! Have not been to the other places so can offer no opinion about them.

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Thanks guys - I guess the main question should be Murren or Lauterbrunnen? It sounds like the hotels are all very nice. We will be dependent on public transport with a Swiss pass.

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If you are wondering where to stay, I would stay in Murren. The Swiss Pass will get you there. It is just a little further than Lauterbrunnen and the view of the mountains is wonderful.

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Lisa,
Keep in mind there are frequent trains to/from everywhere in the area and you can see it all!
Gute Reise! / bon voyage!

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We stayed at the Hotel Silberhorn in Lauterbrunnen last year and it was just great. They have a new annex that may accommodate larger families. You can email them at www.silberhorn.com. They do respond to emails. Note, however, if and when we return we will definitely stay in Muerren. Muerren is everything that a Swiss alpine village should be. www.tripadvisor.com rates the Eiger as one of the best there. Unbelievable views from there. To get to anywhere else, you need to travel by gondola down to Lauterbrunnen but it's very frequent and definitely not a problem.

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You should also consider the Chalet Fontana's private apartment in Murren. Lauterbrunnen is beautiful looking up at the mountains and waterfalls. However, looking down into the valley and across to the other peaks from Murren is just a bit more spectacular in my mind. Chalet Fontana is the number 1 rated hotel in Murren according to www.tripadvisor.com and you won't find a more hospitable hostess than Denise. You probably also won't find a better bargain than the Chalet Fontana...of course there's always the "Sleep in the Straw" option in the local barns. I've always wanted to try it but my wife and daughter say no way!

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Stayed at the Staubbach in Sept. Left after 2 nights. Didn't live up to its reputation. Went to Wengen and stayed at the Alpenrose Hotel Wonderful. Would not stay in Lauterbrunnen.

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Thanks everyone!
Tim, I have, indeed, already booked the Chalet Fontana Apartment! We are greatly looking forward to it. I appreciate everyone's input!
Lisa

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We stayed in the apartment for almost 1 week. Denise is excellent, the Chalet is comfy and rustic. It has an excellent kitchen with a nice fridge where we stored all of the cheese, wine, softdrinks, snacks from the Coop grocery store just across the street. Restaurant food in Switzerland is outrageously expensive, but amazingly groceries are about the same as here.

We love Murren over all of the mountain villages in the area. They are all wonderful, but we've found Murren to be less touristy and more of a real "town" feel.

I'm sure you will love the Chalet. We're bringing a group with us in June and renting the entire Chalet for 3 nights. It's a wonderful place.