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Hotel Metropole

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Interlaken

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The Hotel Metropole enjoys unrivalled views over Interlaken and of the surrounding mountains. With good facilities, and located on the resort's main promenade, it provides good value for money in a superb central location. All our rooms have a balcony from which to take in the views and the 'Top O'Met' panoramic restaurant is unique to the resort. An excellent base from which to explore, the train station for excursions is only 7 minutes' walk away, and the resort bus, FREE with your guest card, stops 100m away. You can also visit the hotel as part of our independent multi-centre rail holiday Glorious Glacier Express.

Added value

Early Booking Offer Summer 2020: Save up to £160 per couple (ends 31 Dec 2019)

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. 150m away)

À la carte dining for Inghams guests

No single supplement

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 96
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 19
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:

    N/A

  • Official rating: 4
  • Comfortable and modern rooms have fabulous views of the lake and surrounding mountains
  • Standard twin rooms have bath whilst standard double rooms have shower and can be used for sole occupancy at no additional supplement, both are located on floors 1-6
  • Twin Deluxe rooms have bath and can sleep up to 3 guests and are located on floors 7-14
  • Double Deluxe rooms have shower and can be used for sole occupancy at a supplement, they are located on floors 7-14
  • 2 Room Suites have bath and separate shower and sleep up to 4 guests, this room type is located on floor 15
  • All rooms have south-facing balcony, cable TV with radio, minibar, phone and hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities are available at a refundable deposit, this will need to be requested 

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Meals

  • Excellent hot & cold buffet breakfast
  • Excellent 3 course evening meal from the à la carte menu
  • Free tea and coffee available throughout the day in first floor lounge area
  • Free bottle of sparkling wine (or half bottle per single room) for guests staying 7 nights or more
  • Bed & breakfast option available
  • Dinner is in the 'Bellini' restaurant
  • The 'Top O'Met' top floor restaurant is also open all day with a much smaller menu 
  • Free tea and coffee facilities in 1st Floor Lounge 
  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Casual

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Lunch service:

    Not included

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Interlaken

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 furnicular. 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!

Things to do in resort

  • Cinema
  • Cycling
  • Horse drawn carriage rides
  • Museum
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Swimming
  • Golf

Lake steamers call in regularly to offer leisurely trips to other lovely villages along the shores, such as Merligen and Hilterfingen. In July and August there are open-air performances of Schiller's William Tell, with horses, cows and goats among the cast! Numerous excursions are available to those on holidays in Interlaken, and the top of everyone's list should be a trip on the Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch. There are many attractive shops and boutiques, and cafés such as Café Schuh are a great place in which to enjoy some delicious afternoon cake or Swiss chocolate!

Free Resort Card

The free ‘Interlaken Resort Card’ is provided by your hotel upon arrival and gives you:

  • Free Use of local buses in Interlaken, Wilderswil and to surrounding villages such as Iseltwald and Beatenbucht
  • Free Entrance to resort casino
  • Free Travel on some nearby trains. See map for valid routes
  • Free Entrance to village museum and guided weekly walk in Bönigen

Subject to change.

Other things to do in Interlaken

  • Excellent shopping in Interlaken, Thun and Berne
  • Regular markets selling local produce and crafts
  • Horse-carriage rides, casino, golf course and public lido in resort
  • Boat rides on Lake Thun to visit the various castles, or the St. Beatus caves
  • Cog railway from Wilderswil for Schynige Platte alpine garden
  • Ballenberg open-air museum near Brienz
  • Excellent transport links to Wengen, Grindelwald and Mürren
  • Cruises on Lake Brienz to see the Giessbach waterfalls and Brienz, capital of wood-carving
  • Heimwehfluh vintage funicular with toboggan run and model railway exhibition at summit

Discount Travel Card included for all Inghams guests

Save up to 50% with your half-price card on trips of your choice across the Swiss transport network. Included in the price of your holiday, and worth over £100!

Travel card is sent to you before departure with your rail transfer tickets.

Exploring on the Swiss Transport Network

Switzerland's excellent public transport network of mountain railways, cable-cars, steam boats and buses makes it a pleasure to explore the sights, at your own pace.

Great Value Travel Passes

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

Prices shown include Travel Card discount.

Jungfrau Travel Pass (pre-bookable) - From £97 3 days, £141 6 days, £161 7 days, £180 8 days

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

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

Supplement applies for Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn. Family Card not valid with Jungfrau Travel Pass, children up to 15yrs must purchase a Jungfrau Junior Travel Card locally (Sfr 30 per child)

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass(pre-bookable) - From £144 4 days, £183 6 days

For those wanting to travel further afield within the region, this good value pass gives you 4 or 6 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

Family Card not valid with Bernese Oberland Regional Pass. Children up to 15yrs must purchase a 'Bernese Oberland Junior Card' locally (approx. Sfr30 per child).

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

The Bernese Oberland Regional Pass also entitles you to discount and in some cases free excursions out of the following list: (prices may vary)

Hiking first and sightseeing historische Sage Schwarzwaldalp

Explore an 100 year old wood factory powered by running water. Plus Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui including powerful waterfalls, romantic grottos and fantastic cliff formations. Journey includes train bus and cable car.

Hiking Grütschalp – Winteregg – Mürren

Easy walk ideal for short excursions. The path runs alongside the railway linking Grütschalp and Mürren. Features stunning views of Jungfrau Mönch and Eiger. Journey includes train cable car and funicular.

Cruise on Lake Thun and City of Thun

Marvel the magnificent mountain views from this romantic waterside location. Pack city, mountain and castle sightseeing into a single day.

Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

The summit of the Bernese Alps. This simply something you have to experience. There is a swiss chocolate heaven, snow fun park and ice palace.

Oeschinensee

Actioned packed day including toboggan run, barbecue at a swimming lake and a hike. Journey on train and cable car.

 

Nearest train stations are Interlaken West and Interlaken East 

Resort bus is free with guest card

Car hire is available

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 7.8559015
  • Latitude: 46.6854831
  • Location Description:

    On Interlaken's main promenade close to all amenities and approx. 7 minutes' walk to the Interlaken West train station for excursions into the region. The free bus stops just outside.

  • Nearest Bus Stop: 500
  • Nearest Lift:

    Harder Kulm Funicular 20 minutes walk away 

  • Nearest Station: <p>Interlaken West 600 away </p>
  • Distance to Station: 600

For more information on travel and transport visit our Interlaken page

Excursions

PRE-BOOKABLE

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.

GREAT VALUE TRAVEL PASSES

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
  • 6 days onward includes boats on Lakes Thun & Brienz, and train between Interlaken Ost & Breinz

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

BOOK LOCALLY

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.

Facilities

  • ‘Bellini’ restaurant/dining room
  • Rooftop ‘Top O’Met’ restaurant with spectacular panoramic views
  • Comfortable lounge and bar
  • à la carte restaurant with Swiss specialities
  • Smokers’ lounge
  • Massage (pay locally)
  • Sun terrace garden on first floor
  • Sauna
  • 24 hour fitness facilities 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hairdresser
  • Car hire available (pay locally)
  • Lift
  • Free use of outdoor clay tennis courts at nearby club (approx. 50m)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Whirlpool (indoor)
  • Lounge area
  • Hair salon
  • WiFi
  • Car hire

Family Facilities

  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant

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Hotel Metropole
Interlaken, Bernese Oberland,Half Board
29/05/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Heathrow
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