My partner and I are going on a ten day trip to Italy and Switzerland. We have found accommodations in every city we will be traveling to except for Interlaken, Switzerland. I have been looking at hotels in the area for the past few weeks and have not come across anything that we both like. I only know one person who has been to Interlaken, and she said she would not suggest the hotel that she stayed in.
Has anyone else been to Interlaken and, if so, is there a hotel or B&B that you would suggest? We will be taking the train to the Interlaken-Ost station, arriving at around 11pm, so we'd like something close by. I know that Switzerland is expensive all around, but we'd like to find something for $200 per night or less, if possible.
Oh! I know! I know!
We stayed at a great little B&B just 5 minute's walk from the train station. I found it here on TP, too! It's called Rugenpark B&B. The rooms were beautiful and clean, the breakfasts were amazing and the price was quite reasonable. I just checked, and a twin room with ensuite bathroom is under $150 a night for 2. We booked a room with shared bathroom for less, and don't have a single complaint. We even got a big balcony all to ourselves and the shared facilities were always spotless.
Look here if you want to book or check availability through TP.
And enjoy Interlaken! It's a fantastic city.
[ Edit: Edited on 23-Jun-2009, at 08:56 by tway ]
Interlaken is so small that I wouldn't worry about getting something right next to Interlaken Ost. Most trains make a stop at the other station in Interlaken - Interlaken West - in any case, so if you find a hotel on the other side of town it'll be just as convenient.
As for a good hotel, I can't really help as I've only stayed in hostels, but if you find yourself looking at a place called "Balmer's Herberge" then under no circumstances stay there in the height of summer. Terrible, terrible place (like an American Pie-esque college party masquerading as a youth hostel).