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Esther's Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 3 Gimmelwald B&B and Inns
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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Well worth a visit. Lovely Guesthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Esthers Guesthouse. We were in room 3 with an outstanding view of the Alps from our windows. This guesthouse is immaculate, quiet and efficiently run. We advise you to have the breakfast. Great way to start a days hiking in the mountains. This guesthouse is easy to find and very near the cable car. Esther is helpful and very conscientious about the acommodation standards and it shows.
We had a lovely time here and would highly recommend this guesthouse.

Room Tip: The rooms are clean and lovely. We had room 3 . Amazing view
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

We came here because my husband had business in Europe and we wanted to see Switzerland while we were overseas. We had a hard time finding a hotel in this area (my husband stayed in nearby Lauterbrunnen about 10yrs ago and really wanted to come back). I was, at first, somewhat skeptical.
Esther's was much less expensive than the other hotels in Gimmelwald--why?
I'm still not sure why. It was impeccably clean, bright, charming, and comfortable and Esther was an incredibly gracious hostess who offered flexibility, suggestions, and help whenever we needed.
After long days of hiking, we made ample use of her well-equipped kitchen, inexpensive coffee, and free wifi in our warm room while watching gorgeous Swiss Alp sunsets from our window.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Maxwell, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

If one could give star ratings to a B&B, I would give Esther's Guest House a 5 star rating (Best). We stayed in her "attic" room #7 for 3 nights. It was beautifully remodeled, pine rafters, 2 skylights, spotlessly clean, comfortable beds. We had just come from a 5-star Hotel in Lake Como and this was the Alpine laid back clone. Her breakfast ($15 Francs) was delicious; fresh fruit, breads, meats, etc. Free wi-fi in the room if you have your own computer. Esther speaks English very well, was very friendly and eager to please. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed staying there.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

we headed up to gimmelwald intending to stay the hostel...only to arrive and find it stuffy and fly-infested. the weather wasn't great so we knew we'd be spending time indoors and upgraded to something more private. esther's is spotlessly clean, with shared kitchen and bathroom. the breakfast is expensive, and if you don't take it you will be awakened by other guests eating outside your door. the owner was very welcoming and kind and gave us a hiking map and suggestions on where to hike on a cloudy day.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2011

everything about this guesthouse is pleasant...nice rooms with great views, it's very near the cable car station, the kitchen facilities are v good...it feels like cooking at home, only had to share toilets with another room. v clean and it's the most beautiful place i've stayed in switzerland;) thumbs up for esther's guesthouse!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Esther's Guesthouse
Address: Kirchstatt, Gimmelwald 3826, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Gimmelwald
Amenities:
Kitchenette Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Gimmelwald
Price range (per night): $205 - $330
Number of rooms: 9
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