Hotel Seiler au Lac

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Interlaken

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The Hotel Seiler au Lac sits at the western tip of Lake Brienz in the village of Bönigen. Watch the boats and paddle streamers pass by from the large lakeside terrace, or head on a relaxing lakeside walk or boat trip - at the Seiler au Lac, it's all about enjoying life at the water's edge.

Lakeside location

The hotel is ten minutes by bus to central Interlaken, and the ferry port is just 80 metres away. From Interlaken you can take the train to nearby Grindelwald from where you can head up to the Eigergletscher or Kleine Scheidegg, or on to the smaller mountain resorts of Wengen and Mürren.

Enjoy the spectacular lake views from your balcony

The hotel is homely throughout and there's a comfortable lounge, pizzeria and the Lake Restaurant La Gare where you can enjoy breakfast with a view.

All of the bedrooms are comfortably furnished and have a balcony - you can choose from either a garden view which gets the afternoon sun or upgrade to a lake view room for spectacular views.

Added value

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: 35
  • Official rating: 4


Standard Garden View Twins are around 20m² and sleep two people. They have a bath (with showerhead), and are west-facing with views of the garden and towards Niesen Mountain. These rooms are available on request - please call us to book.

Superior Garden View Twins are more spacious than the Standard Garden View rooms.

Superior Lake View Twins are around 29m² and sleep two to three (extra bed is a single sofa bed). They have a lake view, balcony and bath or shower. A double bed is possible in these rooms on request - please call us to book.

Mini Lake Suites are around 29-35m² and can sleep two to four (extra beds are single sofa beds). They have a lake view, balcony, lounge area and bath (with showerhead). These rooms are on request - please call us to book.

Single Garden View Rooms are around 14m² and have a bath or shower. They are on request - please call us to book.

Single Lake View Rooms have a balcony and bath or shower.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Minibar fridge
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

General Information

  • Check-in: 4pm
  • Check-out: 11am

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: 3
  • Adapted rooms: 0
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

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
  • Lakefront terrace
  • Garden with sun loungers
  • Parking
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen available at a cost of CHF 15 per stay
  • Early children's meals available (from 6pm)

The daily buffet breakfast is served in the main restaurant which offers beautiful lake views.

Half board is offered six evenings a week. A four-course set menu is served in restaurant La Gare five nights of the week - Wednesday to Sunday. On Mondays and Tuesdays, La Gare is closed. On Tuesday you have half board included and this is taken in the in-house pizzeria which has a selection of pizza's, pasta's and meat dishes on the menu. On Monday, half board isn't included - the in-house pizzeria is open if you'd like to eat there à la carte, or you can head into the village and try one of the great local restaurants.

Throughout the week, if you prefer to choose from the à la carte menu instead of your half board meal, you'll receive a CHF25 per person credit. This offer can be used in the La Gare restaurant or the in-house pizzeria on Tuesday.

When weather permits you can enjoy your meals on the lakeside terrace.

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


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan meals can also be provided on request.

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

Longitude: 7.8975563
Latitude: 46.6887058

  • 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.
  • 300 metres from Bönigen village centre
  • 60 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 600 metres to the nearest supermarket
  • 80 metres to the boat station
  • 3.4 kilometres from Interlaken town centre
  • 2.4 kilometres from Interlaken Ost train station

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