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Berghotel Faulhorn

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is an old historic mountain hotel situated right at the top of a 2600 meter high peak. Our well-kept bedroom was in the old part of the hotel. Nothing much appeared to have changed since the hotel was build in 1830. It was most interesting and impressive to have the opportunity of getting a feel of the ‘old days’....

Thank Christian W
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The stunning setting gets this place over the line to 4/5. About 2 hours higher than Berghaus First (highly recommended - see separate review) and reached by a lonely beautiful walk first past the Bachalpsee and then up past snow even in August, with lots of cows along the way. There's a sense of achievement once you reach this place....

1Thank higvin
BC, Canada
Reviewed 3 September 2016

It was interesting to read reviews about a place built in the 1830's, perched on a mountain peak with no facilities other than what they could create and, now, helicopter in. It is a rustic mountain lodge. That's it. End of story. But, the setting is very dramatic and if you can go without a shower for a night, it...

Thank kelownatraveller
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Excellent view, well-worth the trek up there. Beware that everything is flown in by helicopter, so prices are quite steep. 13 euro for water seemed excessive... The staff was generally friendly and the dinner was good, although the breakfast was not particularly hearty.

1Thank rcmaz5
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2014

It would have been better to be forewarned that this is a very basic mountain hut. The is no running water and no shower which at the end of a long and sweaty days walk was not expected. There was also no drinking water and this had to be purchased and was very expensive. The staff were also very offhand....

3Thank Paul D
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Here for late lunch on hike from Schynige Platte to First. Alas, Faulhorn was in the clouds, so no view like others have posted on TA. Soup and hot chocolate on the porch were good--they were out of salad. Service was slow. We sat outside, a little chilly this day, but it was warm inside when I stepped in to...

4Thank vgroten
Kaunas, Lithuania
Reviewed 31 August 2013

The hike up is rather hard with the kids but the views and the experience of sharing the bunks makes it an unforgettable experience for everyone. Kids liked the helicopter delivering the supplies and foodstuffs in the morning a lot.

1Thank Linas55
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We slept in one of the massenlager (mattress-room) common sleeping rooms, along with 36 other hikers of wildly varying ages, ...and with this come the obvious snoring, kids making noise, and lack of privacy,... but this is the authentic Swiss Mountain Hiking experience, and what should one expect in a 180 year old hotel on the top of a 2600m...

1Thank canswiss
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Incredible view on top of a mountain in the Swiss Alps, there's nothing like it! Extremely pricey given that they don't have showers or much for the "free" breakfast, but it's definitely worth it. All the supplies are air lifted in by helicopter which explains the outrageous prices - 10 frank for a water bottle, for example. Just come prepared...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 16 March 2012

Berghotel Faulhorn is on the very peak of Faulhorn - the view is just absolutely spectacular. The building is historic and cosy. There is no heating, but you get hot water bottles at reception;-) The staff is very helpful.

1Thank Anid11

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Address: Faulhornweg 6, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Number of rooms: 70
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“Ask to be away from snorers!”
766PaulD, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
“There are only a few "private rooms"... if you book early enough you can get one of these... but the mattress-common-room is also a quite unique experience if you have never tried it. ...but don't forget your ear-plugs! ;-)”
canswiss, 4 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Try to get a room to the front.”
Anid11, 16 Mar 2012 | Read review
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