Hotel Alpenrose

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Wengen

  • 3

    3 Rating

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Hotel Alpenrose opened its doors in 1881 and has been home to the Binder family ever since. Today it delivers a quiet retreat that's within easy reach of the village, train station, and Männlichen cable car. You'll enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, great service, and highly-rated cuisine.

An alpine hideaway overlooking the Lauterbrunnen Valley

Situated on terraced land approximately five minutes' walk below Wengen village centre, you'll find a peaceful escape with magical views of the Lauterbrunnen Valley and surrounding mountains. The elegant interior - including a cosy lounge and bar - is beautifully furnished in a rustic Alpine style, and the large terrace offers the perfect place to relax with a drink after a day of walking in the mountains. Pick a room with south-facing balcony for the best view of the Lauterbrunnen Valley.

Added value

Free night offer available (min stay 7 nights, valid on stays from 18 May - 14 Jun, from 15 Aug - 31 Aug and from 14 Sep - end of season, discount automatically applied)

Free morning shuttle service to the train station on request (8am to 11.30am)

Inghams Guided Walks included from 21 May - 19 Sep (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

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

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

Wengen

Wengen basks on a sheltered and sunny plateau beneath the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains. Once a farming village, it became sought-after by hikers and skiers after Mary Shelley and Byron waxed lyrical about the sublime views. They weren’t wrong, either. As part of the Jungfrau region, spectacular trails come as standard on a walking holiday to Wengen – and arriving is half the adventure. Wengen is only accessible by the trains that run from the Lauterbrunnen valley below. Once here, you’ll find yourself amongst wooden chalets and 19th-century belle époque hotels, a cable car that climbs up to the paths and panoramas of Männlichen mountain and mountain trains further into the Jungfrau region.

A warm welcome in Wengen

Although small, Wengen has been welcoming adventurous souls for a couple of hundred years, so it’s well-supplied with hotels, shops, and eateries. Edelweiss-embroidered tablecloths, cuckoo clocks, and handmade pottery stock the souvenir shops and clothes boutiques specialize in walking gear. The food leans towards the hearty here – think herby soups, mushroom ravioli, noodle-like spätzle, and strudels with generous dollops of cream. Fun is easy to find - try the mini-golf course, the giant chess board, the wooden marble run, or go for a dip at the outdoor swimming pool, framed by mountain views.

Walking the Jungfrau

Wengen is part of the Jungfrau region, where over 500 kilometers of footpaths crisscross the mountains. The paths that meander through pine forests and meadows from Wengen are a great starting point, heading onwards up to the more challenging trails beneath the mighty glaciers. The famous Eiger Trail, which traverses the base of the iconic north face of the Eiger mountain is on many a bucket list or you can easily explore further afield to the Lauterbrunnen valley, chocolate-box mountain villages like Mürren, or Interlaken with its bright turquoise lakes.

The highest train stations in Switzerland

Swiss engineering is as good as rumor has it, with trains and cable cars allowing wanderers to easily explore car-free. Some of the most famous train journeys include the track that runs all the way up to the Jungfraujoch – the highest railway station in Europe – or from Wilderswil to the Alpine gardens of the Schynige Platte.

Take the family to Männlichen… al fresco

A cable car links Wengen to Männlichen, a 2,343-metre mountain that watches over the Lauterbrunnen Valley on one side, and Grindelwald on the other. You can choose to ride inside… or on the open-air balcony on top of the cable car for the "Royal Ride" (just clutch your phone tight while taking a selfie). Many trails can be trodden from the mountaintop, including the Royal Walk to the crown viewpoint, the Treetop Trail and beautifully maintained trails between mountain huts. Come August, alpenhorn aficionados gather to play tunes in full traditional dress.

Why book a summer holiday in Wengen 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 Wengen’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Wengen. 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 Wengen 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.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 50
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms

Small Double Rooms are around 18m² and are north facing with twin/double beds.

Mountain View Standard Double Rooms are around 20m² with twin/double beds and sleep two to three. They have a balcony with panoramic views of the Lauterbrunnen Valley and a single sofa bed (suitable for a child up to 12 years old).

Standard Single Rooms are around 12m² and are north facing.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in time: 4pm
  • Check-out time: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. CHF 3.30 per person per night is payable locally (children aged 6-16 years pay a reduced rate of CHF 1.80 per person per night, and guests aged 5 and under are exempt).

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
  • Steps into the property: 0

The slope up to the village centre and lift is steep.

Longitude: 7.9195
Latitude: 46.6023077

  • Transfer time approx. 3hrs by rail from Zurich airport or 3hrs 45mins by rail from Geneva airport. The journey requires two or more changes of train depending on the train you catch. The hotel porter is available to collect you from the station on arrival if requested (8am-10pm only)
  • Seven-minute walk to the village centre (400 metres, but quite a steep road)
  • 450 metres from Wengen Station 
  • 550 metres to the nearest lift
Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Dog friendly (not in dining room)
  • Laundry service (payable locally)

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen available
Meals

The daily buffet breakfast has a range of hot and cold items available. A continental room-service breakfast is also available for a supplement (payable locally).

The four-course evening meal is included in the half board package, and features soup, salad, main course, and dessert or cheese. 

A childrens menu is also available in restaurant.

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

    Casual

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Other dietary requirements (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free) can normally be catered for must be booked in advance and there is a supplement of CHF3 per person per night.

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

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£1768
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25/09/2024 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
Half Board
Hotel Alpenrose
Bernese Oberland, Wengen
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