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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 from the village centre and railway station. Guests here will enjoy a good standard of cuisine, as well as a warm and inviting atmosphere. 

 

Added value

Early Booking Offer Summer 2020: Save up to £60 per couple (expires 30 March)

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

Discount Travel Card – worth over £100 per person - included in the price of your holiday

Free use of village buses - with guest card (issued locally)

Free entrance to 'Blausee' Nature Park & boat trip stays of 7 or more nights

Free travel on Swiss Transport Network for children up to 15 years incl.

Free daily packed lunches at selected hotels

Early Booking Offers at selected hotels

Inghams Rep service by phone

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 30
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:

    N/A

  • Official rating: 3
  • 20m2 twin bedrooms sleep 1-2, and have shower (also available for sole occupancy) 
  • 22m2 twin bedrooms sleep 2-3 and have bath with showerhead, additional single bed and balcony 
  • Alternative 22m2 twin bedrooms sleep 2-4 and have bath with showerhead, bunk bed and balcony 
  • 15m2 single rooms have shower
  • 28m2 junior 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
  • Tea or coffee making facilities

Accessibility

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

Meals

  • 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:

    Casual

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Lunch service:

    Free daily packed lunch included

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Kandersteg

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.

 

Things to do in resort

Free Excursions

  • Free entrance to '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)
  • Free weekly guided tour of the village tour and local museum (Tuesday)

Other things to do in and around Kandersteg

  • Popular terrace restaurant and rowing boat hire at Lake Oeschinen
  • Several festivals take place in July with FREE entrance: Horse show jumping competition with live music (approx. 11 - 14 Jul); ‘Sheep Festival’ at nearby Lake Dauben with traditional music (approx. 26 Jul)
  • Outdoor public swimming pool in village centre
  • Easy train routes to Interlaken, Berne and Zermatt
  • Fortnightly Swiss folklore evenings (Jun-Aug)
  • 'Ricola' herb garden located opposite the Waldhotel Doldenhorn used for the famous Swiss sweets

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

Prices shown include Travel Card discount.

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass (pre-bookable)* - From £125 (3 days), £137 (4 days), £163 (6 days), £185 (8 days), £208 (10 days). For those wanting to travel further afield within the region, this good value pass gives you 3, 4, 6, 8 or 10 consecutive days FREE 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).

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

Schynige Platte

For steam train and train lovers. Explore the stunning mountain backdrop and picturesque meadows. Including trains to Wilderswill and Schynige Platte.

Alperlebnis Betelberg Lenk

Relaxing cable car and train journey sandwiched around an unforgettable 1.5h hike.

Hiking Lötschberger Südrampe and Thermal Bath Brigerbad

Experience Switzerland and travel by bus and train. Including an open-air thermal bath with Europe’s longest alpine waterslide. The 1.30h hike takes you past some ideal vantage points with memorable views.

Hiking and Cruise on Lake Thun

Marvel the magnificent mountain views from this romantic waterside location. There is something uniquely relaxing about this cruise.

 

Village bus is free with guest card
Car hire is available

 

 

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
  • Nearest Station: <p>Kandersteg station 500m away </p>
  • Distance to Station: 500
  • Distance to City Centre: 500

For more information on travel and transport visit our Kandersteg page

Excursions

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.

 

PRE-BOOKABLE

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.

Facilities

  • 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

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Resort tax payable locally by guests

Family Facilities

  • Children’s play corner (unsupervised)
  • Play room

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Hotel Alfa Soleil
Kandersteg, Bernese Oberland,Half Board
18/09/2020 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Heathrow
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