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Hotel Beatus Merligen

  • Lake Thun, Switzerland, Merligen

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Enjoying a fabulous location, directly on the lakeside and with a spacious lake-facing garden for relaxing. This deluxe hotel is a great favourite in our programme and is renowned for its excellent standards of service and cuisine. Regular boat services depart from the jetty directly in front of the hotel for a wide choice of day excursions, including the nearby towns of Interlaken and Thun and further afield in the Bernese Oberland.


  • No. of rooms: 71
  • No. of buildings: 0
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:


  • Official rating: 5
  • Twin rooms type 'Niederhorn' have bath and mountain views
  • Twin rooms type 'Schilthorn' have bath and balcony with lake views
  • Deluxe ‘Spiez’ rooms are recently refurbished with bath, separate shower and balcony with lake views
  • Single room type 'Rothorn' has either bath or shower and mountains views, whilst single room type 'Stockhorn' has bath and balcony with lake views
  • The well-furnished bedrooms are very comfortable with TV, telephone, radio, minibar, safe and hairdryer, and air-conditioning on request

Bedroom facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Telephone


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


  • Excellent hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • Free lunch snack of soup and salad buffet included
  • Free afternoon tea and biscuits daily (2:30 - 5pm)
  • 5 course evening meal with choice of each course, including weekly pasta buffet and dessert buffet
  • Guests may dine on the lake terrace at breakfast and dinner (weather permitting)
  • No of restaurants: 3
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

  • Breakfast service:


  • Lunch service:

    Not included

  • Dinner service:


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians


Merligen lies on the serene Lake Thun, with the old town of Thun and its proud castle at one end, and Interlaken, with its glorious views of the Jungfrau, at the other. Lake steamers stopping close to the Hotel Beatus regularly visit all the charming lakeside villages, and provide a delightful way of exploring the area. Alternatively, a regular bus service links the lake resorts with Thun and Interlaken in just 30 minutes. Merligen is a peaceful village, with just a few shops and cafés. Gentle lakeside walks are well signposted, and further well-trodden paths take in sights such as the vineyards and castle at Oberhofen, and the picturesque villages of Faulensee and Beatenberg. Guests will be overwhelmed by the choice of day excursions: there is plenty to explore. See Interlaken for full details and for multi-centre options.

Things to do in resort

  • Walking
  • Lake cruises
  • Sightseeing
  • Excursions by boat and rail from nearby Interlaken
  • Sailing
  • Tennis

Lake steamers stopping close to the Hotel Beatus regularly visit all the charming lakeside villages, and provide a delightful way of exploring whilst on holidays in Merligen. Alternatively, a regular bus service links the lake resorts with Thun and Interlaken. Gentle lakeside walks are well sign-posted, and further well-trodden paths take in sights such as the vineyards and castle at Oberhofen, and picturesque villages of Faulensee and Beatenberg. Guests will be overwhelmed by the choice of day excursions available on Merligen holidays - most of those available from Interlaken are also available from Merligen.

In & Around Merligen - Lake Thun

  • Excellent shopping in Interlaken, Thun and Berne
  • Wine tour of Spiez vineyards including short hike and information about winegrowing
  • Regular markets selling local produce and crafts
  • Horse-carriage rides, casino, golf course and public lido in resort
  • Boat rides on Lake Thun to visit the various castles, or the St. Beatus caves
  • Cog railway from Wilderswil for Schynige Platte alpine garden
  • Ballenberg open-air museum near Brienz
  • Excellent transport links to Wengen, Grindelwald and Mürren
  • Cruises on Lake Brienz to see the Giessbach waterfalls and Brienz, capital of wood-carving
  • Heimwehfluh vintage funicular with toboggan run and model railway exhibition at summit

'Lake Thun Panorama Card' - Free to All Guests

The free ‘Lake Thun Panorama Card’ is provided by your hotel upon arrival and gives you:

  • Free use of local buses - with resort card
  • Free use of the little blue train ‘Spiezer Zügli’ - with resort card
  • Free Guided public tour of Thun - with resort card
  • 50% reduction on selected mountain transfers including Stockhorn and Niederhorn cable-cars and Niesen funicular

Subject to change.

Discount Travel Card included for all Inghams guests

Save up to 50% with your discount 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 travel pass and only pay one inclusive price for your trips:

(Prices shown include Travel Card discount)

Jungfraubahn Pass (pre-bookable) - 3 days from £97, 6 days from £141, 7 days from £161, 8 days from £180

Enjoy consecutive days Free travel on trains, cable-cars, gondolas and boats within the Jungfrau region including:

  • Free train travel to Wengen, Mürren, Interlaken, Wilderswil and Lauterbrunnen
  • Free travel on ‘First’ gondola, Männlichen and Pfingstegg cable-cars and Harder Kulm funicular
  • Free travel on Schynige Platte cog railway for alpine garden
  • 6 days onward includes boats on Lakes Thun & Brienz, and train between Interlaken Ost & Breinz 

Supplement applies for Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn.

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass (pre-bookable): 4 days from £144, 6 days from £183

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

Car hire is available 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 7.737629
  • Latitude: 46.697145
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 30
  • Nearest Station:

    Merligen ferry terminal

  • Distance to Station: 20

For more information on travel and transport visit our Merligen page



Day on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz

From £28 (2nd class), £41 (1st class), daily
Spend a day cruising on the Lake Brienz, hopping on and off as you wish. Train to Brienz approx. Sfr5 return (pay locally).


Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe*

From £85, daily

A ‘must-see’ for all visitors is the ultimate rail journey through the Eiger, and up to Europe’s highest railway station at 3,454m, for breathtaking views including the 14km-long Aletsch glacier and the ‘Ice Palace'.

Many more options available locally through your Representative including

Swiss Food and Culture Tour - from only Sfr20 per person - Exclusive to Inghams (book locally)

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.


  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Superb outdoor heated salt-water swimming pool (35°C in all weathers) with whirlpool (all Free)
  • Superb leisure area in hotel with relaxing spa-room and waterbeds, ‘Vital Bar’ with fruit juices and teas (Free)
  • Fitness room, 7 different saunas, massage and various relaxation and beauty treatments (pay locally)
  • Splendid dining room
  • Lounge with lovely lake views
  • à la carte restaurant; piano bar
  • Library
  • Beautiful lakeside terrace restaurant (for dining on request)
  • Large gardens with sun loungers
  • Private lido
  • Pedaloes, paddling, canoeing, waterskiing (pay locally)
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Lift.
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Library
  • Lounge area
  • Garden
  • WiFi

Family Facilities

  • Cots & Linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Hotel family friendly

Inghams Plus

  • Early Booking Offer Summer 2019: Save up to £200 per couple (ends 28 Feb 2019)
  • Spa credit of Srf 100 per room for treatments (10/11 night stays)
  • Free lunchtime snack and afternoon tea and biscuits
  • Free cultural, sports and excursions programme 5 times weekly (meals/transport not included)
  • Free weekly boat trip, bike hire and use of pedaloes and canoes on the private lido


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Hotel Beatus Merligen
Merligen, Lake Thun,Half Board
06/09/2019 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Luton
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