Hotel Alpina

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Interlaken

  • 2

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Run by the same family since 1968, the Alpina Hotel is a simple place offering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Many guests return year after year to enjoy the simple comforts and the warm hospitality.

A quiet location with walking trails on your doorstep

Built in 1897, the hotel is a picturesque building in the quiet 'Matten' (a dialect word meaning 'meadow') district, a 15-minute walk from the centre of Interlaken.

There are some great walking trails to enjoy on the doorstep, and the Harder Kulm funicular and Interlaken trains - giving access to the wider Jungfrau region - are easily accessible either on foot or by bus. The nearby supermarket and cafés make it easy to source snacks and packed lunch materials to take with you for the day.

After a day's exploring, the hotel's sunny terrace offers an inviting place to settle down with an aperitif, enjoy the views, and watch the sun set behind the mountains.

Comfortable and welcoming

For a simple and good value accommodation option Hotel Alpina is a great choice. As a two-star accommodation it doesn't offer any frills, but the rooms are comfortable, the meals good, and the excellent staff available with helpful information whenever needed.

Added value

No/Low Single supplement

Half price rail, bus and boat travel with the Swiss Half Fare Card (worth over £100 per person)

Free 'Interlaken Guest Card' with unlimited use of local buses and trains

Free travel on the Swiss Transport Network for children up to 15yrs incl.

  • No. of rooms: 38
  • Official rating: 2


Austrian Twin Rooms with shared bathroom facilities sleep two people. There is a wash basin in each bedroom, but other bathroom facilities are shared.

Ensuite Austrian Twin Rooms Without Balcony sleep two people. These rooms may be available for sole occupancy on request - please call us to book.

Ensuite Austrian Twin Rooms With Balcony sleep two to three people. The extra bed is on request only - please call us to book.

Single Rooms with shared bathroom facilities are also available. There is a wash basin in each bedroom, but other bathroom facilities are shared.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Hairdryer

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. CHF 2.80 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 15 years and under are exempt.


  • Steps into property: 0
  • Adapted rooms: 0
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Interlaken makes adventure easy. Sprawled out between the turquoise lakes of Thun and Brienz, this town launches you into the great outdoors in an array of memorable of ways – from mountain hikes to sunset cruises. But for all the adventure on its doorstep, Interlaken is a relaxed home base. Sip a kafi crème at a sun-trap café or stroll downriver to the timber buildings of the old quarter. Interlaken is also the start of some of the most scenic rail journeys in Europe, all easily voyaged thanks to the expansive and reliable train network.

Choose your adventure

Rafting, canyoning, kayaking, stand-up paddling, zip lines, via ferrata – you name it, and Interlaken has probably got it. Interlaken is also one of the top places in Switzerland for paragliding; watching adventurous souls land in Hohematte Park is practically tradition here (popcorn optional). A lake cruise is a must - boats with panoramic picture windows glide between towns, passing vineyards and fairy-tale castles en route.

Explore Interlaken

Interlaken might have an adventurous spirit, but it remains a laid-back base. Picnic by the chilly waters of the River Aare, where only the daring dip their toes, before meandering on to Unterseen. This is the oldest neighbourhood in Interlaken, with a cobbled town square and houses laden with flowers. Restaurants gather here too, including chalet inns with röstis and rieslings on the menu.

For a deeper dive into local cuisine, go for a tour and tasting at the Rugenbräu Brewery, which has been making alpine ales in the Bernese Oberland for decades. Or book a workshop at the Funky Chocolate Club to learn exactly what it takes to become a master chocolatier.

Gateway to the Bernese Oberland

Variety is the order of the day when it comes to hiking Interlaken and the Bernese Highlands. Easy waterside paths circuit Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. There are hill climbs – up Kleiner Rugen, perhaps, or to the hair-raising glass viewing platform at Harder Kulm (take the funicular one or both ways, depending on how lively you’re feeling). Worthwhile day trips include Grindelwald, where you can wander through meadows to the distant chimes of cowbells, or the alpine botanical garden of the Schynige Platte near Wilderswil.

Trails by train

Trains sweep through the countryside around Interlaken, journeying up some of the highest mountains in the region. It’s easy to connect to the Jungfrau Railway, which chugs up to Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe. Even in summer, the sure-footed can walk on the vast snowy glacier. Some of the most beautiful walks start from the village stations here – Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren included. Elsewhere, the Brienz Rothorn Railway quite literally heats things up, serving passengers sausages cooked in the steam train’s engine.

Half price travel around Switzerland

Why book a summer holiday in Interlaken with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of the Bernese Oberland's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Interlaken include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team overseas can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Parking
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen available on request
  • Early meals for children available on request

The hotel provides a continental buffet breakfast each day.

The Half Board evening meals are taken in one of the nearby restaurants rather than in the hotel itself, giving you the chance to experience the local cuisine.

If you have your heart set on exploring Interlaken's vibrant international restaurant scene then you can also book on a B&B basis. There are a few restaurants nearby, and Interlaken centre has something for everyone, with restaurants offering cuisine from around the world.

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:


Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Catering for food allergies will need to be confirmed before booking. The hotel may be able to cater for vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free diets - local surcharge may apply. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Longitude: 7.8621276
Latitude: 46.6784653

  • Transfer time approx. 2hrs 30 mins by rail from Zurich airport or 3hrs by rail from Geneva airport. The journey involves one or two changes of train. On arrival/departure a taxi/porter service is provided to transfer you from/to Interlaken Ost station.
  • 900 metres from the town centre
  • 250 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 1.5 kilometres from Interlaken West train station
  • 400 metres to the nearest supermarket

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