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Hotel Central Continental

Bahnhofstrasse 43, Unterseen, Interlaken 3800 Switzerland
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#8 of 8 hotels in Unterseen
Interlaken is an international holiday resort famous for its glamour and social character. The Central Continental Hotel, located in a unique setting on the bank of the Aare River, a mere hundred yards from the Interlaken-West train station and the boat landing station, is also very elegant and of a high standard, and is situated within easy reach of all neighbouring mountain track and cable railways.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
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Room features
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more
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Maurits_van_Eijck wrote a review Apr 2021
Rueschlikon, Switzerland248 contributions112 helpful votes
Perfectly central lovely hotel. 1950's style. Nice room at an attractive rate with a good breakfast and parking under the hotel. Room has a nice old feel to it. What should be updated has been without affecting the older ambience of the room. Nice little balcony. Right by and overlooking the water. Importantly, the sleep quality was great. recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: rooms facing the water seem to be great
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Vince wrote a review Sep 2020
12 contributions
The hotel was clean and the room wide with nice view. Location is good because it's only two minutes from the station. The staff is friendly. Breakfast was included,wide choice of food and the staff always refills the buffet.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
cat564 wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom222 contributions112 helpful votes
Do not be cheated by the pictures of the hotel. It is not true. One of the most dirtiest, old, smelly, disgusting hotels I have seen. I was shocked coming to the room with fallen paint on the walls, broken doors on the wardrobes and dirty smelly bed linens and towels. I had to complain and got another room which is the same. When I did show the photos from the reservation, receptionist with angry tone told me that they have only one room like that and it is taken on 5th floor. It is a lie. Elevator do not go to the 5th floor!!! Parking is very small, had to park on the street. Breakfast is disgusting.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Vicki057 wrote a review Feb 2020
Chester, United Kingdom119 contributions94 helpful votes
I chose this hotel for it's proximity to the railway station, the view and, more importantly, the pictures of the hotel which made it appear to be a lovely old building containing a grand hotel. How wrong can a person be ?! Yes, it is an old building but unfortunately it is now far from lovely and no, it does NOT contain a grand hotel! The poor building is so very neglected and un-cared for; the exterior needs a total refurb as does the whole of the inside. The reception staff are curt and unhelpful to the point of being rude; the breakfast is hardly worth getting up for there being virtually no fresh fruit, no real meat and no real cheese; the bread was processed and not good. The rooms are so old fashioned and uncomfortable; the hair drier was rubbish; the towels like having a rub down with a piece of sand paper; we had a kettle but no cups, no tea, no coffee, no nothing! The corridors upstairs were cluttered with spare cots, mattresses, furniture, vacuum cleaners, linen, laundry; a bit like a car boot sale I suppose - full of stuff nobody wants! Two good points; stunning view and minutes from the railway station. That's it! Plenty of other accommodation in the area so take my advice and don't stay in the Central Continental!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Don't even consider staying
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TravelerNotTourist01 wrote a review Dec 2019
Omaha, Nebraska47 contributions19 helpful votes
The Hotel Central Continental was disgusting. About the only nice thing to say is that it has a grand old look from the outside and is in stunning surroundings, BUT... the hotel was flat out disgusting. I do not use that word lightly. The main entrance has approximately 10 steps, which can be a challenge for those transporting heavy luggage. The hallways were strewn with spare mattresses, sheets and shopping carts taken from local stores (see picture). The room had old furniture, like that from a garage sale. The restroom was clean but dark and the TV had a good selection of channels. The hotel still uses physical keys with heavy keychains, not fun to carry if you’re walking around town. It also means if you want to leave the room, the other person has no way to lock the door. The hallway lights use motion sensors, if you’re at the end of the hall, you might have to stumble by the aforementioned clutter before a light comes on (the picture only has light because of my camera flash). Breakfast was crowded, and it took a while for items to be replenished. What really got me was seeing spoiled pineapple in the fridge (see picture). I’ve never seen pineapple that rotten before. Being on an island in the middle of a river, there were stunning views on both sides but this does not make up for the terrible conditions.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$114 - US$241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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SwitzerlandCanton of BernBernese OberlandInterlakenUnterseen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Central Continental
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Central Continental?
Nearby attractions include Harder Kulm (0.5 km), Tourismuseum (0.3 km), and The Mad Cow (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Central Continental?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Central Continental?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Central Continental?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Central Continental?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Barrel Brew Café, Taste of India Restaurant, and Layaly Beirut.
Is Hotel Central Continental located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Unterseen.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Central Continental?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Central Continental?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Central Continental?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Unspunnen Castle (1.9 km) and Rothenfluh Ruins (1.7 km).
Does Hotel Central Continental have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.