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Arnolds Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #7 of 46 Interlaken B&B and Inns
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“The hidden treasure of Interlaken!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2010

We've just arrived,with my wife,from a 3 days stay at Arnold's B+B.What a lovely place!
Arnold's house is situated steps away from the park of Interlaken,10 min walk from the center of the wonderful town.We stayed at the room with the balcony (facing south: towards the entrance of the Lauterbrunnen valley and the majestic mountains).Very big room,extremely light(apart from the balcony door,2 big windows,plus the bathroom's one).A table with two chairs,in order to eat something(if you intend to keep your budget low).Extra sofa.Perfect bed,from where you can enjoy the mountain view.TV with international channels(but who cares!!).Spacious bathroom.No soap,no sampoo.We didn't asked for,we had our own-perhaps the don't supply,I'm not sure.And finally the balcony:Marvelous.Very beautiful and well kept garden.Birds chirping all the time.What a peacefulness!
Spotlessly clean-the rooms are cleaned every day.
The breakfast (3.5 euros per person) was delicious and sufficient.It's served in the ground level(where the Arnolds live),in a particular room.
Beatrice used to spend some time with us and the other guests during breakfast time.She is very nice and extremely helpful.We managed to meet Armin just once,due to his work.
On the first floor,where the guest rooms are,there are lots of brochures full of Interlaken attractions and a small school-board where you write the time you want your breakfast to be served.
From and for Interlaken Ost railway station you can catch bus nr 2.The bus stop (for both directions) is 30m away,towards the park (Sonnenhof).From and for Interlaken West railway station you can catch bus nr 2-same bus stop (Sonnenhof),and bus nr 5.For the bus stop of nr 5 (Matten b.I. Garage Elite) you must walk a bit more,on the opposite direction:walk the Parkstrasse,away from the park and then turn on your right hand in Hauptstrasse.
Tourists visit Interlaken mostly for the Jungfrau rail journey and the Schynige Platte route.But Interlaken is very beautiful.Don't miss the Aar riverside,it's wonderful.
Once you decide to ascend to Jungfraujoch,try to start your journey as early as possible.You will propably avoid the crowds.We planned to ascend via Grindelwald (where you can admire the impressive Eiger) and to return via Lauterbrunnen (a nice village full of waterfalls) in order to visit the Stechelberg waterfalls-you have to catch the bus from the Lauterbrunnen railway station to Stechelberg.When we decided to leave Jungfraujoch it was too crowded(about 15:00).And the extra 2 empty trains (apart from the scheduled one) that came to collect the crowds were not enough:we traveled to Kleine Scheidegg packed.So we spend some extra time there,waiting until the route became "evacuated".When we finally arrived in Lauterbrunnen it was too late for the Stechelbrg waterfalls(17:00 closing time).Nevertheless we enjoyed Lauterbrunnen (very impressive scenery:waterfalls of every size in both sides of the vertical rocks) and had also the opportunity of a short visit in Wildersil (out of the touristic routes,a picturesque small village right in the entrance of the valley,4min away from Interlaken by train).
Thank you Arnolds for your hospitality!!!
...And if you intend to travel to Switzerland try to make use of 2 extremely helpful services:
-Fly rail baggage:Just before the check-in at your departure airport you can declare the hotel or the railway station of your final destination in Switzerland.Your luggages will be forwarded there and you can travel in a quite free way.
-Check-in at the railway station:In more than 50 Swiss railway stations you can check-in for your fly and enjoy a much more convenient trip to the airport.
Those 2 services are strongly recommended if you have an early arrival in Switzerland and/or a late departure from there.(We managed to visit Bern and Thun in our way to Interlaken during our first day.During our departure day we checked-in in Lucern railway station-we spent there the last 3 days of our vacation-about 11:00 and we had the whole day to visit Einsiedeln with its famous Benedictine Abbey and to enjoy Zurich and its neiborhoods on the lake before our fly!!!)

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2010

We have stayed in this b&b for 3 days during last week, and, I would rate this hotel very high in all the aspects. Armin, our host was extremely helpful and resourseful. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone who is planning to visit Interlaken,

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2010

We stayed at the Arnolds B&B for 4 nights in Jan 2010. Great B&B, clean, comfortable, and lovely breakfast. Close to central cbd, just a 10 minute walk. Fairly close to the train station, 20min walk. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for similar.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2009

I just returned from a 9 night France/Switzerland trip with my Fiancee. We stayed in 4 different hotels, 0ne of which was Arnolds B&B for 3 of those nights. It was our favorite hotel of the trip and even our favorite hotel out of the 8 hotels we have stayed in in Europe.

1) Location. Located pretty much in the middle of Interlaken OST and WEST stations which is convenient since day trips, arrivals and departures are usually split between these 2 stations anyways and its a MAX 10 minute walk from each of these stations ( there are perfect directions on Arnolds website)

2) Cleanliness. We arrived early and the cleaning lady was still working and we did not disturb her, we dropped off our bags and went for a walk and she did a really great job cleaning the room every day. The room felt like our own home away from home and was really comfortable.

3) Food. SWITZERLAND IS EXPENSIVE, I STRONGLY reccomend choosing the breakfast option with Arnolds since just the juice and coffee alone provideed at the breakfast would cost you outside what the whole breakfast here would cost. And its very tasty and healthy.

4) Cost. The crappy hotel for $280 a night we had in Montreux didnt even come close to comfort and ambiance we received at Arnolds which was less than half that cost., You will NOT find a better deal.

The hotel had everything except internet station which maybe they did have but I didnt ask arnold. However the backyard of Arnolds faces a backpackers village hostel and they have internet stations that anyone is allowed to use including non guests. You dont have to go to front desk, since those internet stations are coin operated for a very good price.

We didnt eat out much as we chose to shop at the Co-Op grocery store across from OST statoon and picked up some wine, cheese , bread and other goodies and had picnics at various locations.

Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank christos_81
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Rotterdam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2009

We sayed at the top floor for a week. We loved the extra livingroom with tv & many channels & Wifi!
the bathroom was good and so were the beds, not too hard, not too soft!
Armin was very helpful & kind.
Good location for daytrips. The B&B is "in the middle' of both train stations, so it doesn;t matter from which station your train is leaving, The walk is about the same distance.
Would definitely come back if i would be back in town!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rotterdamgirl
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Property: Arnolds Bed & Breakfast
Address: Parkstrasse 3, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken
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Ranked #7 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Interlaken
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Number of rooms: 4
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Welcome to Arnolds Bed & Breakfast. Our nice and cozy house with a fantastic view to the Jungfrau and the surrounding mountains is the ideal place to stay in Interlaken. Located very centrally in a quiet area. Big garden. Rich breakfast. ... more   less 
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