Hotel Metropole

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Interlaken

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A city-style hotel in the centre of Interlaken. At the high-rise Hotel Metropole, you can enjoy all the convenience and trappings of a stylish metropolitan hotel to an impressive mountain backdrop.

Easy access to mountains, lakes, and walking trails

Each of the hotel's 96 bedrooms has spectacular views over Interlaken and the surrounding mountains, and you'll find a huge range of activities to enjoy on your doorstep. Just over a ten-minute walk from the hotel is the Harder Kulm funicular. From the top you can see both Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, enjoy the pretty circular walking trail, and watch spectacular sunsets at the end of the day.

If you're keen to see more of the area then a short bus ride will have you beside the cool, clear waters of the beautiful lakes - Brienz and Thun. Interlaken West train station is just a seven-minute walk, and the bus stop's 100 metres from the hotel - great options for exploring the wider Jungfrau region.

A 24hr gym, and a garden terrace with panoramic views

If you've still got energy to burn after a day's exploring there's a 24-hour fitness centre in the hotel, and guests also have free use of the neighbouring Tennis Club's courts. For something a little more relaxing head to the sauna to ease tired muscles, or escape to the lovely first-floor garden terrace offers a quiet place to read a book and enjoy the panoramic views.

The first-floor lounge has free tea and coffee-making facilities, and if you fancy something stronger you can head to the stylish Metro Bar, with its vaulted glass roof and grand piano.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 31 Dec)

Free night offer available (min stay 7 nights, discount automatically applied)

Free bottle of sparkling wine (stays 7 nights or more, ½ bottle per single room)

Free use of outdoor clay tennis courts at nearby club (approx. 150 metres away)

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

Swiss Family Card Included - free travel for children under 16 on mainline trains/buses/boats in Switzerland when accompanied by a parent

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

24/7 support & tailored advice in person or over the phone from our local resort team

All holidays include flights or trains from the UK and train transfers

Interlaken

Interlaken makes adventure easy and is a great base for a summer holiday. Sprawled out between the turquoise lakes of Thun and Brienz, this town launches you into the great outdoors in an array of memorable 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 a 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 at 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.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 96
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

Standard Twin Rooms are located on floors 1-6. These rooms are around 25-30m², and sleep two to three people. These rooms have an ensuite with bath (with overhead shower).

Standard Queen Rooms are located on floors 1-6. These rooms are around 20m², sleep two people, and have an ensuite with shower. These rooms are available for single occupancy for a supplement.

Standard Single Rooms are around 19m² and on floors 1-6. They have an ensuite with shower. 

Deluxe Twin Rooms are located on floors 7-14. These rooms are around 25-30m², and sleep two to three people. These rooms have an ensuite with bath (with overhead shower).

Deluxe Queen Rooms are located on floors 7-14. These rooms are around 20m², sleep two people, and have an ensuite with shower. These rooms are available for single occupancy.

Premium Single Rooms are around 19m² and on floors 7-11. They have an ensuite with shower. 

Two Room Suites are on the top floor (floor 15), are around 50m², and sleep two to four people (two rooms with an interconnecting door). An excellent option for families,  suites consist of two rooms with interconnecting door - one bedroom and one living area with double sofa bed. They have a corner bath and a separate shower. These rooms are available on request - please call us to book.

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

Kettles and cups are available from reception for a refundable deposit of approx. CHF20 per kettle.

General Information

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Check-out: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. CHF3.50 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 15 years and under are exempt

Accessibility

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

Longitude: 7.8542278
Latitude: 46.686126

  • Transfer time approx. 2hrs 30 mins by rail from Zurich airport or 3hrs by rail from Geneva airport. Your 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.
  • Located in the town centre
  • 500 metres from Interlaken West train station
  • 160 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 250 metres to the nearest supermarket
Facilities

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Sauna
  • 24 hour fitness facilities
  • Spa and massage treatments (payable locally)
  • Free use of outdoor clay tennis courts at nearby club (approx. 150 metres)

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sun terrace garden on first floor
  • Hair salon
  • Parking (payable locally)

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Early meals available on request - these are taken in the Top O Met Restaurant. Limited menu. The restaurant is open all day so meal time can be flexible
Meals

The daily buffet breakfast offers a wide range of hot and cold dishes, getting your day off to a great start.

Throughout the day free tea and coffee is available in the first-floor lounge.

In the evenings, half board meals are taken in the hotel's Top O'Met restaurant.

  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Casual

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Swiss Half Fare Card - included

The Swiss transport network is an excellent combination of trains, mountain railways, cable cars, boats, and buses that make it a pleasure to get around and explore at your own pace. 

Swiss Half Fare Card included for all Inghams guests

The Swiss Half Fare Card is included in the price of your holiday and is sent to you as part of your rail transfer tickets. This card can be used around Switzerland for up to 50% discount on various modes of transport - so make sure you keep it with you. It also gives free travel to children from 6 to under 16 years old, when accompanied by a parent with the Family Card.

Subject to change.

Jungfrau Travel Pass - pre-bookable

In addition to the Half Fare card you may wish to purchase other travel passes depending on your holiday plans, such as the Jungfrau Travel Pass or the Bernese Oberland Pass - you can add this to your holiday at the time of booking.

Jungfrau Travel Pass

Enjoy three to eight consecutive days of travel on trains, cable cars, gondolas, and boats within the Jungfrau region including:

  • Grindelwald First gondola
  • Männlichen gondola (Grindelwald Terminus to Männlichen and Männlichen to Wengen)
  • Jungfrau Railway (Kleine Scheidegg to Eigergletscher)
  • Wengeneralp Railway (Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen)
  • Lauterbrunnen to Mürren railway (Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp and Grütschalp to Winteregg and Mürren)
  • Schynige Platte Railway (Wilderswil to Schynige Platte)
  • Harder Kulm Railway (Interlaken to Harder Kulm)
  • Trains between Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen and Interlaken Ost
  • Passes from 5 days validity onward include boats on Lakes Thun & Lake Brienz and trains between Interlaken Ost, Interlaken West, and Brienz allowing for round trips by boat and train on Lake Brienz.

A supplement applies for going up to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe and the Schilthorn. The Jungfrau Travel Pass will get you a discount on the Jungfraujoch fee.

Please note that Family Cards are not valid with the Jungfrau Travel Pass and children must have the Jungfrau Junior Travel Card. 

Pass inclusions are subject to change. Pre-book prices include a Swiss Half Fare Card discount. Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of travel passes.

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£2967
per person from £989
Includes £40pp discount
21/05/2025 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Heathrow
Half Board
Hotel Metropole
Bernese Oberland, Interlaken
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