Mar 23, 2023 - 1:31 PM
in reply to Jers
Hello Jers! I am more than happy to answer your questions about Hotel Alpenrose! First of all, we absolutely loved the hotel and would stay there again in a heartbeat. It definitely has that cozy Swiss ambience--public areas with plush, overstuffed sofas and chairs and a fireplace, rooms with knotty pine walls and wooden furniture. The front desk personnel were extremely helpful, offering advice on trains, restaurants and anything else we needed. The breakfast was excellent; as you mentioned, not only did they have pastries and cheese options, but also hot items like eggs and various breakfast meats (bacon, sausage). We did not eat dinner at the restaurant because reservations were required and we were never sure when we would be back from our day's wanderings. But we heard other guests commenting how delicious and reasonably priced it was, especially if you had booked the half board option.
All that said, our favorite thing about the hotel was the view from our room (see the attached photo). There are not enough words to describe how beautiful it was! We would wake up to fresh mountain air and a view of the valley in the morning sun and come back at the end of the day to a spectacular sunset! One evening there was a thunderstorm that gave us a lightning show over the distant peaks. We never got tired of sitting out on the balcony and listening to the bells on the cows grazing the pasture down the hill from the hotel. It sounds like the room you booked will be similar to ours, so I don't think you will be disappointed.
If there is any drawback at all, it might be that the hotel is downhill from the train station. So our ventures out at the beginning of the day included a relatively steep, short hike up to the station, but we got used to it. The hotel will send a shuttle to the train station to pick you up if you let them know what train you are arriving on ahead of time. They will also bring you back to the station when you depart.
So yes, I highly recommend Hotel Alpenrose! I hope you love it as much as we did!