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Lauterbrunnen: Hotel Silberhorn

Phone: 033 856 2210

Reviewed by: kaydee from TN, review #1248

When: August 2005

Comfortable traditional 3-star Swiss hotel, conveniently located in Lauterbrunnen. Easy access to Interlaken, Murren and Wengen. Very good restaurant too!

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We stayed at this hotel for two nights on our 100-mile walk in the Swiss Alps. Lauterbrunnen is nestled in a valley filld with waterfalls, just a short drive or train ride from Interlaken. The village of Wengen is on the mountain on one side of the valley, reached by a train. The village of Murren is on the mountain on the other side of the valley (rising up behind the hotel), reached by a funicular. From Lauterbrunnen you could also access the trains going to to the Jungfrau, the highest point accessible via train in Europe.

The hiking in this area is great, but challenging. But even if you are not a hiker, you'll revel in the scenery and the network of trains, cable cars and chairlifts make the mountaintops very accessible to all.

The Hotel Silberhorn is conveniently located on the edge of the village of Lauterbrunnen, just a five minute walk up the hill from the busy train station. From our room we had a great view of the valley and the mountain on the other side and a good vantage point to watch the activity at the train station. Our room was on the end of the building and we could also see the funicular going up and down the mountain just next to the hotel.

This is a comfortable and very attractive Swiss-style hotel with a very good restaurant. The package for our walking tour included half-board (a set dinner meal) on the first night and we also decided to eat here on the second night. The food was excellent and we liked the environment too.

We had a family room, a two-room suite, with a balcony. We were very happy with our room and the amount of space we had to spread out.

The staff speaks English and was very helpful. We arrived after hiking the whole day in the rain, soaking wet in our rain gear. The woman at the desk took us to a place where we could hang our wet clothes to dry. The desk staff can also help with plans for excursions and hikes. The Tourist Office is also nearby, just up from the train station.

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