Hotel Bernerhof

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Kandersteg

  • 3.5

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The Bernerhof is a pretty alpine-style hotel close to the centre of Kandersteg village. Lots of walking trails start from the village and there's easy access to the public transport network and mountain lifts. Guests return here year after year to enjoy the spectacular views, warm hospitality, and excellent food.

Excellent location in the centre of the village

Hotel Bernerhof is just a hundred metres from the village's main street and a five-minute walk from the Oeschinensee gondola. The gondola takes you up to Oeschinensee - the clear glacial waters cover 115 hectares, forming part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage region. Here you can enjoy spectacular views - from a rowing boat if you wish - gentle walks through the pine forest, and a mountain coaster that's great fun for the whole family.

Relax in the spa and enjoy delicious food

The hotel's small spa area is just what's needed at the end of a long day in the mountains. The facilities include a sauna, multi-sensory showers, and a fitness room. The resort's outdoor swimming pool is located next to the hotel (payable locally) and has diving boards, a waterslide, whirlpool, sunny lounge area, and a kids' pool too.

Enjoy meals in the cosy and traditional dining room with its beautiful mountain views or, when weather permits, choose to dine outside on the terrace. The half board set menu offers a range of international dishes, and the hotel also has an à la carte menu available for which you can receive a 15CHF per person credit.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 28 Feb)

Free night offer available (min stay 7 nights, valid on stays before 6 Jun and from 1 Sep - end of season, discount automatically applied)

Free tea and cake daily from 4-5pm

Free return ticket on gondola to Oeschinensee (for guests staying 7 or more nights)

Save an extra £50 per person on holidays departing in Jul, Aug and Sep 2024 (book by end May, discount automatically applied)

Half price rail, bus and boat travel with the Swiss Half Fare Card (worth over £100 per person)

Swiss Family Card Included - free travel for children under 16 on mainline trains/buses/boats in Switzerland when accompanied by a parent

Free use of village buses - with Kandersteg guest card (given by your hotel)

Inghams Guided Walks included from 28 May - 19 Sep (subject to availability)

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights or trains from the UK and train transfers


With an “off the beaten track” feel, if you’re looking for unspoiled, traditional Swiss village charm, outstanding Alpine walking, and the wow factor, then book a summer holiday to Kandersteg. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, don’t let the peaceful village atmosphere deceive you because there are a ton of things to do here - over 550 kilometers of walking paths, picturesque mountain lakes and passes, and lots for the adrenaline junkies.

A summer holiday in Kandersteg: exploring the area

Kandersteg is everything you expect from a pretty Swiss village with traditional wooden chalets, brightly coloured flower boxes, and a 16th Century church. Grab a morning coffee in one of the cafés before wandering the streets - look out for the stunning engraved façade of Landgasthof Ruedihus, a hotel and restaurant that is 250 years old, and the Ricola Herb garden. Then head out of the village to Blausee Nature Park and museum and experience the clear lake waters in a glass-bottom boat.

Visit Lake Oeschinensee - A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Prepare for jaw-dropping beauty! With its crystal-clear turquoise waters and the mountains in the background, Lake Oeschinensee is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Alps and makes for some amazing photos! Hire a rowing boat and drift lazily from the shore, linger lakeside for something to eat in one of the restaurants or huts, or try the 750 metre toboggan run with a drop of 150 metres! There's some beautiful walking up here too - take one of the higher trails towards Unterbergli or Oberbergli mountain huts to enjoy spectacular views of the lake from above.

Walking in Kandersteg: alpine passes and trails

Get off the tourist trail and discover traditional villages and the vast undeveloped landscape of the Lötschen Valley. But you don’t have to go far to go big, and in Kandersteg, you can also enjoy gentle walking along the River Kander or a visit to the Gasterntal - a glacier valley with vast waterfalls, wildlife, and forests.

Follow in the footsteps of Picasso and Sherlock Holmes as you explore the Gemmi Pass under the watchful eyes of Mount Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. The views are amazing! Or tick off a bucket-list walk and complete a section of the famous Via Alpina long-distance walking trail.

Active holidays in Kandersteg

For the bold, the Allmenalp Via Ferrata is a grade K4 climb on the outskirts of Kandersteg, which crosses a river and waterfalls, rewarding your hard work and courage with stunning views. Or take your bike up to the Sunnbüel by cable car - there's an exhilarating downhill trail that will get the adrenaline pumping. And don’t forget to have a go on the summer mountain toboggan or paragliding over the mountains. It doesn’t get much more wow factor than that!

Why book a summer holiday in Kandersteg with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time at your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Kandersteg’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Kandersteg. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Kandersteg 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.

  • No. of rooms: 42
  • Official rating: 3


Standard Allmenalp Twin Rooms are around 18-20m² and sleep two people. These rooms have a balcony with views towards the Allmenalp. These rooms are available for single occupancy on request - please call us to book.

Superior Blümlisalp Twin Rooms are around 27-39m² and can sleep up to three people. These rooms have a lounge area and a balcony with Blümlisalp views.

Standard Single Rooms are around 15m² and have a shower, and a balcony with mountain views.

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Check-out: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. CHF3.60 per person per night is payable locally (children aged 6-15 years pay a reduced rate of CHF2.50 per person per night, and guests aged 5 and under are exempt)


  • Steps into property: 4
  • Adapted rooms: 0
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Longitude: 7.6721559
Latitude: 46.49657

  • Transfer time: Approx. 2hrs 45 mins by rail from Zurich airport or 3hrs by rail from Geneva airport. Your journey involves one change of trains. On arrival/departure a porter service is available to transfer you from/to the station (porter service is available between 7.30am and 10pm).
  • The hotel is located in the village centre
  • 300 metres from the train station
  • 150 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 750 metres to the Oeschinensee lift
  • 150 metres to the nearest supermarket

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Infrared cabin
  • Kneipp
  • Experience shower
  • Fitness room

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
Family Facilities
  • Cots and linen available
  • Early child meals (from 6pm)
  • Highchairs
  • Children's playroom (unsupervised)

Hotel Bernerhof offers an excellent daily buffet breakfast which can be enjoyed on the terrace.

Afternoon tea and cake is served daily between 4-5pm.

The evening Half Board meal is a four-course menu with choice, including a choice of vegetarian dishes. If you're booked on Half Board but would like to try the à la carte menu you can arrange this with the hotel - you'll receive CHF15 credit per person. This should be requested the night before at the hotel reception. As with breakfast, dining on the terrace is possible when weather permits.

If you fancy a real taste of the Alps then you can also book a cheese-filled fondue evening in the Kota hut (payable locally).

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets may be available on request. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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per person from £859
18/09/2024 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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Hotel Bernerhof
Bernese Oberland, Kandersteg
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