Hotel Seiler au Lac

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Interlaken

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The picturesque Hotel Seiler au Lac sits prominently on the tip of the Lake Brienz in the village of Bönigen. Watch the boats and paddle streamers pass from the large lakeside terrace. Central Interlaken is a ten minute bus ride and the boat landing stage is 80 metres away.

The hotel is homely throughout including a comfortable lounge and traditional rustic restaurant. On half board, enjoy a varied buffet breakfast and four course set menu in the evening for six nights of week. Alternatively opt for CHF25 credit to dine at the in-house pizzeria. This alternative is also only valid for six nights of the week. There are traditional Swiss restaurants a short distance from the hotel.

All bedrooms are neat and comfortably furnished.

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

Early booking offer available (ends 28 Feb 22): Free room upgrade to next category (n/a to Mini Suites, and all subject to availability)

  • No. of rooms: 42
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 2
  • Official rating: 4


Standard Garden View Twin Rooms are west facing with views towards Niesen Mountain. These rooms have a bath and amenities including TV, telephone, safe, radio, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, and hairdryer.

Superior Garden View Twins are more spacious.

Superior Lake View Twins are spacious and sleep up to three (single sofa bed). These rooms have a bath or shower and balcony.

Mini Lake Suites sleep up to four and have a lounge area and balcony with lake views. These rooms are on request so please call us to book.

Single Garden View Rooms have a bath or shower. Some single rooms with lake views and a balcony are on request, so please call to book these rooms.


Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: No
  • 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!

and enjoys a magnificent setting on the banks of the River Aare with the

Experience beach weather and an Antarctic climate all in one trip with a holiday to Interlaken. The Swiss town is set between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz with the peaks of Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger forming a dramatic backdrop.



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.

  • Residents' and à la carte restaurant
  • Lakefront terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi
  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • Four course evening meal (served six nights a week only) or alternative half board Sfr25 credit per person towards the Pizzeria à la carte menu (on the six nights half board is offered only)
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart / casual

  • Breakfast service:


  • Dinner service:


Board basis options available

  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 7.897565
  • Latitude: 46.68868
  • Location Description:

    In a quiet location by the lakeside of Lake Brienz, with a bus stop 30m from the hotel and the Brienz boat service landing stage 80m away.

  • Nearest Bus Stop: 30 km

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Hotel Seiler au Lac
Interlaken, Bernese Oberland,Half Board
16/09/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Heathrow
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