Seehotel Bonigen

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Interlaken

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The charming chalet-style Seehotel Bönigen sits in the perfect position by the side of Lake Brienz, just a short walk to the bus stop and boat service. Run by Hohenmut & Budd family, guests appreciate the welcoming atmosphere and attentive service. Interlaken can be reached in 10 minutes on the bus.

Your tranquil mountain location can be enjoyed from the lakeside terrace and ambient outdoor seating area. The public outdoor pool and swimming lake are just 500 metres away (pay locally). You can enjoy meals on the ambient sun terrace. The kitchen values fresh ingredients, flair and modern Swiss cuisine and the restaurant celebrates the natural elements including earth, fire, water and air.

All bedrooms are comfortable and neatly 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 31 Dec )

Free daily packed lunch

  • No. of rooms: 40
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 3


Mountain View Twin Rooms sleep up to three (extra single sofa bed). These rooms have a shower and balcony with mountain view. All rooms have a cable TV, telephone, radio, safe and hairdryer.

Side Lake View Twin Rooms sleep two adults. These rooms have a bath or shower and balcony with side lake view.

Superior Twin Rooms sleep up to three (extra single sofa bed). These rooms have a balcony with full lake view.

Single Rooms have a shower and balcony with side or full lake.



Most rooms are accessible as well as the hotel's restaurant and terrace which can be reached by lift access (65cm)

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • No. of steps into property: 5
  • Access ramp: No

Level access to the hotel is by the rear door. The front access is unsuitable for wheelchair users

2 rooms where bathroom has handrails, must be requested 

disabled access to pool and garden via back door

reception is not accessible by wheelchair as there are steps leading up 


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: In an idyllic waterside location on Lake Brienz, just a couple of minutes' walk from the ferry landing stage. The free bus stops just outside.
  • Attractive dining/breakfast room
  • Lakefront terrace with wonderful views
  • ‘Elemänt’ à la carte restaurant with lakeside terrace
  • Children’s playroom (unsupervised)
  • Outdoor playground with table tennis and badminton, swings and slide
  • Bar
  • Gardens 
  • Wi-Fi in lobby (FREE)
  • Lift
  • The public outdoor pool and lake swimming area is 5 minutes’ walk away.
  • Garden terrace
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Table tennis
Family Facilities
  • Games room
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Play room
  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast, may be taken on the terrace, weather permitting
  • Four course evening meal with set menu
  • Occasional dessert buffets
  • Free daily packed lunch
  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Dress code for restaurants:


Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Special diets such as gluten free and strict allergies incur an extra supplement payable locally

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 7.900472
  • Latitude: 46.6882485
  • Location Description:
    • In an idyllic waterside location on Lake Brienz, just a couple of minutes' walk from the ferry landing stage. The free bus stops just outside
    • Bus stop goes to Interlaken and Iseltwald
    • Brienz boat service is a short walking distance 
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 20 km
  • Nearest Station:

    Interlaken Ost 2600m away 

  • Distance to Station: 2600

Reviews of Seehotel Bonigen

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per person from £599
Seehotel Bonigen
Interlaken, Bernese Oberland,Half Board
27/05/2022 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Luton
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