Hotel Alfa Soleil

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Kandersteg

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Run by the charming Seiler family, the traditional Alfa Soleil is just 5 minutes’ walk to Kandersteg centre and railway station. Guests enjoy the warm and inviting atmosphere here. 

The hotel is surrounded by a breath-taking mountain scenery and lovely gardens. The mini wellness centre has an indoor swimming pool, Finnish sauna & fitness centre. Other facilities include a cosy lounge with piano and kids’ play area.
At Nico’s Restaurant, you will find one of the best cuisines in the area serving authentic regional ingredients.

Some of the comfortable bedrooms have balconies, twin rooms with additional bunk beds are great for families.

Transfer Approx. 2hrs 45 mins by rail from Zurich airport or 3hrs by rail from Geneva airport. Your journey involves one change.


Added value

Early booking offer available (ends 30 Mar)

No single supplement

Free daily afternoon tea and cake in the lounge (approx. 4-5pm), or ice cream on hot days in the garden

Free daily packed lunch

  • No. of rooms: 30
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax payable locally by guests


  • 20 twin bedrooms sleep 1-2, and have shower (also available for sole occupancy) 
  • 22 twin bedrooms sleep 2-3 and have bath with showerhead, additional single bed and balcony 
  • Alternative 22 twin bedrooms sleep 2-4 and have bath with showerhead, bunk bed and balcony 
  • 15 single rooms have shower and are under the eaves
  • 28junior suites sleep 2-3 and have bath with showerhead, single sofa bed and balcony 
  • The cosy, comfortable rooms have TV with English speaking channels, telephone, radio, hairdryer and bathrobes

Bedroom facilities

  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Kandersteg is an attractive alpine village enjoying a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery in all directions. The main street is lined with inviting cafés and restaurants, and small shops selling local produce. The walking possibilities are excellent, with an abundance of trails around and above the village, from gentle strolls to more strenuous hill-walking. Our hotels in Kandersteg offer you a great choice of accommodation. The Oeschinen cable-car, which is a pleasant 10 minute stroll from the village, whisks visitors up to the glorious scenery of the Oeschinen Lake. Or take the Sunnbüel cable-car, a short bus ride away, for more walking trails and views. Trains in both directions link well-known places such as Interlaken, Lake Thun, Zermatt and the capital of Berne - the possibilities are varied.

In Kandersteg you'll have a telephone service - if you want to know more about the area or have any queries give us a call.


Suggested days out

'Blausee' Nature Park with boat trip - visit the beautiful lake, famous for its deep blue water. Please 1½ hour walk from resort or take the bus (approx. £4 return)

Oeschinen Lake - UNESCO World heritage site*

From £9, daily

Take the cable-car from resort to this stunning lake above Kandersteg for great walking, popular panoramic terrace restaurant and fabulous views.

Sunnbüel cable-car*

From £11, daily

Enjoy a cable-car ride up to Sunnbüel from where walking possibilities abound (approx. beginning June to end of the season).

Allmenalp cable-car*

From £12, daily

This ride brings you to fantastic scenery and views over the village. A lovely area for walkers and particularly good for spotting wildflowers.

Kandersteg/Adelboden Walkers' Pass*

From Sfr 170 (6 days)

Covering 7 cable-cars in the Kandersteg , Frutigen & Adelboden areas as well as the Adelboden-Frutigen-Kandersteg bus. Lifts include TschentenAlp, Engstligenalp,, Silleren-Hahnenmoos in Adelboden, Elsigenalp in Fruitgen and Oeschinensee, Allmenalp & Sunnbüel in Kandersteg. Bus runs approx. 12 June - October. Bus Kandersteg to Frutigen approx. 30 mins, bus Kandersteg to Adelboden approx. 1hr.



Bernese Oberland Regional Pass*

From £125 3 days, £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 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 16yrs must purchase a 'Bernese Oberland Junior Card' locally (approx. Sfr30 per child) 

*Book locally prices are for guidance only. All 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.

  • Lovely garden with sun loungers for relaxing
  • Homely lounge with piano 
  • Smokers’ lounge and TV room
  • à la carte restaurant
  • Indoor swimming pool and fitness room (Free)
  • Sauna (pay locally)
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Table tennis and garden chess
  • Billiards 
  • Lift
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • TV room
  • Lounge area
  • Table tennis
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Bar
  • Garden terrace
Family Facilities
  • Children’s play corner (unsupervised)
  • Play room
  • Good buffet breakfast
  • Excellent 3 course evening meal with main course choices, served in the renowned Nicos restaurant
  • Weekly gourmet & surprise menus
  • Free daily packed lunch
  • Free daily afternoon tea and cake in the lounge (approx. 4-5pm), or ice cream on hot days in the garden
  • Welcome drink 
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel

  • Dress code for restaurants:


  • Breakfast service:


  • Dinner service:


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Vegan, gluten and dairy free diets are catered for with but with a CHF3 per day supplement at time of booking

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 7.6753
  • Latitude: 46.4953
  • Location Description:
    • Quiet location
    • 5 minutes' walk from village centre and Kandersteg train station
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 200 km
  • Nearest Station:

    Kandersteg station 500m away 

  • Distance to Station: 500
  • Distance to Resort Centre: 500 km

Reviews of Hotel Alfa Soleil

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Total price from
per person from £559
Hotel Alfa Soleil
Kandersteg, Bernese Oberland,Half Board
16/09/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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