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Interlaken Hotel for short family stay

Looking for hotel recommendations for husband/wife/4 year old daughter in Interlaken. Will be staying 3 nights before moving to an apt rental in Lauterbrunnen. Close to train is good. Thanks for any suggestions!

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We are also looking for a place for two nights in Interlaken but wondered about the noise of trains in the night at the place you suggested Michael?

Posted by
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Try the Sunny Days B&B, one of RS recommendations-very neat and clean. It's a Swiss chalet about 3 blocks from the West station with no train noise-they serve a great breakfast also.

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Hi

No noise from the trains, or anything else, at the Lotschburg. We've stayed twice, once in the Susie's B&B attached and have enjoyed it.

Oh, I take it back, I remember now. When the thunderstorms come by you do hear them... as the sound rolls all around the mountains. It's wonderful.

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The trains stop running around 11pm, so noise shouldn't be an issue overnight. But the hotel is next to a small elementary school, so if you plan on sleeping past 9am you'll be woken up by kids heading to their classrooms; assuming school is in session during your visit.

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Steve's right. Skip Interlaken and head for the Alps. Choose Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Muerren or Gimmelwald.

Interlaken is best used as a transport hub for train connections and get the "McDonalds" fix if you need it.

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Thanks Tim,

Any suggestions of where to stay in those towns?

Any suggestions where to go if the weather is socked in in the Alps?

Having never been to Switzerland, we would like to see as much as possible but someone just told us it could be so stormy we couldn't see the scenery in the Alps so no reason to go there. Opinions?

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Thanks Tim,

Any suggestions of where to stay in those towns?

Any suggestions where to go if the weather is socked in in the Alps?

Having never been to Switzerland, we would like to see as much as possible but someone just told us it could be so stormy we couldn't see the scenery in the Alps so no reason to go there. Any opinions?

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Hi - I posted the original question - thanks everyone! We had rented an apt in lauterbrunnen but wasn't sure if we could extend our stay, but just found out we could, so we won't be needing a hotel in interlaken. I agree that it's much better to be in the alps which is why we're doing it, but having stayed in interlaken 2x and using it as a hub only, it was fine (could've used a more upscale hotel though). Maria, I received these 2 recommendations from the person I'm renting my apt from - they're in lauterbrunnen. Thanks again for the insights!
http://www.hoteloberland.ch/main.php?cat=gallery&id=gallery&lang=en&type=page
http://www.silberhorn.com/

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Maria, I would recommend staying in Lauterbrunnen as it is between Wengen and Muerren. We stayed at the Silberhorn. Very comfortable. The restaurant at Hotel Oberland is great. Haven't stayed at Hotel Oberland, but others have said they liked it.

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Honest yes, factual, probably not. Lauterburnnen is not a traffic nightmare and it is not cheaper than Muerren. It does have lovely scenery, seen from below rather than above. It is more convenient for travel to both sides of the valley. And, when one ventures to Muerren and Wengen, one sees the scenery from the top for most of the day.