Hotel Alpina

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Interlaken

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The Alpina is a simple family-run hotel which offers a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with excellent cuisine for its category. Many guests return year after year. The centre of Interlaken is approximately 15 minutes' walk from the hotel, and the bus to the railway station, which is free with your resort guest card, stops just 2 minutes' walk away.

The local village of Matten is picturesque, offering a bakery, butchers, coop supermarket, and several restaurants and bars that contribute to the bustling nightlife. Many guests enjoy afternoon strolls around the Rugen, a charming wooded hill offering vantage points overlooking the area.

The locals participate in a fantastic open air play telling the story of William Tell – a folk hero of Switzerland. The spectacle features live animals including goats, cows and horses. Although it is in Swiss – German, this only adds to the authenticity of the experience.

Transfer Approx. 2hrs 30 mins by rail from Zurich airport or 3hrs by rail from Geneva airport. Your journey involves 1 or 2 changes of train.

Added value

No/Low Single supplement

  • No. of rooms: 38
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 2


Austrian twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities sleep up to two. These rooms have a wash basin only.

Austrian twin rooms with shower and WC are also available at a supplement. Some of these rooms have a balcony at a further supplement.

Single rooms with shared facilities are also available.

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Interlaken is set between the sparkling waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and enjoys a magnificent setting on the banks of the River Aare with the snow-capped peaks of the Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger forming the perfect backdrop. The main promenade, the ‘Höheweg’, is lined with flowers and fronted by a huge open meadow from where you can enjoy one of the most famous views in the world. The FREE use of local buses, included for all guests, allows quick and easy travel to surrounding villages including Bönigen and Iseltwald (see below). Excursions are plentiful, with lake steamers calling in regularly to take you to other villages along the shores.

There are not many holidays where you can experience beach weather and an Antarctic climate in one trip. To do this take the Jungfrau Railway to 3,454 metres above sea level and visit JungfrauJoch ‘Top of Europe’. Here you will find a snow fun park, ice palace, museum, Lindt chocolate heaven and much more. Plus visit Harder Kulm and its stunning viewing platform which is accessible by funicular. Our hotels in Interlaken offer you a great choice of accommodation. There are many attractive shops, boutiques, and cafés such as Café Schuh - a great place to enjoy some delicious afternoon cake or Swiss chocolate!




Purchase a travel pass and only pay one inclusive price for your trips:

Prices shown include Travel Card discount.

Jungfraubahn Pass*

From £97 3 days, £141 6 days, £161 7 days, £180 8 days

Enjoy consecutive days travel on trains, cable-cars, gondolas and boats within the Jungfrau region including:

  • Train travel to Wengen, Mürren, Interlaken, Wilderswil and Lauterbrunnen
  • Travel on ‘First’ gondola, Männlichen and Pfingstegg cable-cars and Harder Kulm funicular
  • Travel on Schynige Platte cog railway for alpine garden
  • 5 days onward includes boats on Lakes Thun & Brienz, and train between Interlaken Ost & Brienz

Supplement applies for Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn.

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass*

From £144 4 days or £183 6 days 

For those wanting to travel further afield within the region, this good value pass gives you 4 or 6 days consecutive days travel on regional trains, buses and boats, including:

  • Trains to Gstaad, Thun, Meiringen and Adelboden
  • Brienzer Rothorn and Niesen mountain railways
  • Unlimited cruising on Lakes Thun and Brienz
  • Mountain transport within the Jungfrau Region



Schynige Platte, plus Alpine garden*

From £28, daily

Take the charming cogwheel railway up to Schynige Platte at 2000m, and visit the wonderful Alpine garden with some 600 different Swiss alpine plants including Edelweiss, Enzian.

'James Bond's' Schilthorn*

From £55, daily

A fantastic cable-car journey up to the famous Schilthorn, set for the film ‘Her Majesty’s Secret Service), for stunning views.

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe*

From £85, daily

A ‘must-see’ for all visitors is the ultimate rail journey through the Eiger, and up to Europe’s highest railway station at 3,454m, for breathtaking views including the 14km-long Aletsch glacier and the ‘Ice Palace’.

Day on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz*

From £23 (2nd class), £35 (1st class), daily

Spend a day cruising with this ticket, valid for 1 day on your choice of either of the lakes. Upgrade to 1st class for seats on the top deck!

Harder Kulm funicular*

From £11, daily

15-minute funicular to new viewing platform for views of Interlaken and its lakes.

All pre-bookable train excursions commence from Interlaken Ost. Guests of Merligen must pay locally for bus or boat to Interlaken, where applicable.


Many more options available locally through your Representative including:

Fun Package: First Flyer / Glider & Trottibike / Mountain Cart from Sfr64 

*Prices shown include Travel Card discount. Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

  • Location: Approximately 15 minutes' walk from the centre of Interlaken. The bus stop to the railway station is just 2 minutes' walk away.
  • Lovely restaurant terrace with views of Jungfrau
  • Charming gardens at back of hotel 
  • Typical Swiss bar/restaurant, popular with locals and guests alike
  • Wi-Fi and public PC with internet access (Free)
  • Lift
  • Hotel has two steps at the entrance, there is no ramp 
  • Bar
  • Lounge area
  • WiFi
  • Restaurant
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen

Summer 2021:

  • Continental buffet breakfast
  • Four course evening meal (served in Hotel Hirschen, 450 metres away (5 minutes walk))

Summer 2022:

  • Continental buffet breakfast
  • Four course evening meal (Sunday and Monday evening meals may be offered in an alternative local restaurant)
  • Occasional dessert buffets
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    3 Tells Irish Pub (British run) - 240 metres away 

    Hirschen - authentic Swiss cuisine - 450 metres away 

  • Dress code for restaurants:


Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 7.853437
  • Latitude: 46.684477
  • Location Description:
    • Approximately 15 minutes' walk from the centre of Interlaken. The bus stop to the railway and boat stations is just 2 minutes' walk away.
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 200 km
  • Nearest Station:

    Interlaken West 1400 away 

  • Distance to Station: 1400

Reviews of Hotel Alpina

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per person from £499
Hotel Alpina
Interlaken, Bernese Oberland,Half Board
25/05/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
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