Seiler's Vintage Hotel (Alfa Soleil)

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Kandersteg

  • 3.5

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The family-run Seiler's Vintage Hotel (Alfa Soleil) is a traditional building close to the center of Kandersteg village. There's a huge variety of walking trails on the doorstep, and with the railway station just a five-minute walk away you'll have easy public transport access to the wider region too.

Great for families

The hotel is loved by guests for its relaxed atmosphere and guest-house feel. Each of the 30 bedrooms is individually styled and has a unique personality. Balcony rooms have spectacular mountain views, and some can fit additional bunk beds - a great option for families. There's a cosy piano lounge that's great for quiet evenings in, billiards, and a play area too.

Pretty gardens, and a relaxing pool & spa

The hotel is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and lovely gardens. The mini wellness center has an indoor swimming pool that's perfect for a refreshing dip at the end of a day in the mountains. There's also a steam room, mountain water showers, a Finnish sauna, and a relaxation area.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 30 Mar)

Free night(s) offer available (min stay 7 nights, valid on stays before 2 Jul, discount automatically applied, not combinable with early booking offer)

No single supplement on single rooms

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

Free daily packed lunch

Inghams Guided Walks included from 28 May - 19 Sep 24 and from 27 May - 11 Sep 25 (subject to availability)

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)

24/7 support & tailored advice in person or over the phone 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: 30
  • Official rating: 3


Twin Rooms are around 20m² sleep two people. These rooms have a shower, and are available for sole occupancy for a supplement.

Twin Rooms With Balcony are around 22m² and sleep two to four (with either a single or bunk bed as the extra bed, depending on occupancy - extra beds suitable for children aged 12 and under). These rooms have a bath with showerhead.

Junior Suites are around 28m² and sleep two to three (extra bed is a single sofa bed). These rooms have a balcony and bath with showerhead.

Two Room Suites are around 34m² and sleep two to four people (extra beds are single beds). These suites have two rooms with an interconnecting door, a balcony and a shared bathroom (with bath and showerhead).

Single Rooms are around 15m² and have a shower. These rooms are under the eaves.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes

General information

  • Check-in: 2pm
  • 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: 0
  • Adapted rooms: 1 (room has walk-in shower but no other adaptations)
  • All public areas are on the flat
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 7.6743751
Latitude: 46.500511

  • Transfer time: Approx. 2hrs 45 mins by rail from Zurich airport or 3hrs by rail from Geneva airport. The 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).
  • 750 metres from the village centre
  • 900 metres from the train station
  • Less than 100 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 950 metres to the Oeschinensee lift
  • 350 metres to the nearest supermarket

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Mountain water showers
  • Relaxation area

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden/terrace with sun loungers
  • Billiards
  • Parking

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen
  • Early meals for children on request
  • Children’s play corner (unsupervised)

The hotel provides an excellent Swiss-style buffet breakfast each day which includes a range of regional produce.

Packed lunches are included as part of the holiday price for Inghams guests, keeping you fuelled until afternoon tea time when you can enjoy complimentary tea/coffee and cake (or ice cream on hot days) between 4-5pm.

In the evenings a delicious four-course meal is served in Nico's Restaurant. Dishes are a combination of regional specialities and European cuisine, created where possible with locally-sourced ingredients. A choice of three main courses (meat, fish, and vegetarian) is offered to ensure there's something to suit everyone's tastes.

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


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free diets are subject to a supplement of CHF3 per day (payable locally).

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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Seiler's Vintage Hotel (Alfa Soleil)
Bernese Oberland, Kandersteg
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