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Review of The Hotel Restaurant Aarburg

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The Hotel Restaurant Aarburg
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Unterseen
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Locals come first”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2011

Hotel was selected for its location and price(expensive for what it is but for Interlaken less so).When we arrived there was no reception area simply a busy bar. However the manager? /waitress was particularly good and by the time I parked the car 200yds away all the luggage was in the room.Sraight down for a drink on the small terrace and the view of the Jungfrau and Monch was tremendous with the milky turquoise river linking the two lakes in the foreground. I doubt if many other hotels had a better view.
However the terrace is divided in two by the entrance and there seemed to be an informal arrangement tht the locals used the right and guests the left. Looked interesting but no way were the regulars going to talk to the guests despite many attempts at "hello" etc.No problem until the one waitress sat with the locals for conversation and a cigarette.
The regulars were there every time we used the restaurant or bar including breakfast and were the last to leave at midnight. At one point when having our evening meal five card players decided there was not enough room on the right and moved to "our side" and literally shoved us along without any word spoken. That happened to be the meal when we were charged 13 CHF for an extra plate of hash browns. We did not eat there again and found the Cafe de Paris in town (interlaken) 300yds away in the centre.
Bedroom OK but bathroom tiny with small shower cubicle plus if went to bed before 12 had to close the windows to keep out the noise of the locals.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2010

no frills but clean and spacious enough.
The management could have been more pleased to see us but maybe they'd had some bad news?
It's on a corner that can get busy with traffic in the morning but is off the main tourist track whilst only 2 mins from the centre.
Launderette next door - with service wash if you need it.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2009

Hotel/restaurant Aarburg, Unterseen, Interlaken

During our week in Interlaken, we ate at this friendly little restaurant 3 times, which says a lot for it.

The food was great value for money, well prepared, and beautifully presented. The dishes were Swiss oriented and included several 'Fitness Tellers' (a good-sized portion of pork or steak with a huge plate of salads of all varieties) and the excellent Alper Macaroni Cheese (with onions, potatoes and apple sauce). Some dishes came with rosti.

It is in Unterseen, so off the main drag, relatively quiet, and overlooking the River Aare. Locals seem to use it as well as some tourists. Several cow bell ringers due to take part in the Unterseen Folk Evening certainly gathered there.

Definitely recommended.

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West Midlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2009

We stayed for 3 nights and had booked a room by email, although when we arrived there was some confusion as the staff didn't seem to be expecting us. It wasn't a problem as they had plenty of rooms available but it did make us wonder what would have happened if the hotel had been busy.

The room was great, looked freshly decorated and the furniture looked fairly new. Spotlessly clean, bathroom good too. Comfortable bed.

Hotel is a short walk from Interlaken West station and overlooks the river so in a good spot. There's a cake/coffee shop opposite.

We had dinner in the restaurant on 2 nights and the food and service was excellent. We struggled to find anywhere else in the town that served traditional food and this was spot on.

Liked best - good value for money hotel, clean, great food.

Liked least - breakfast is served at 8 so a bit frustrating if you like to get out and about early. Having tea & coffee in the room would have a good way to make up for that.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Evansville, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2009

A restaurant-tavern with 10 rooms (?) above it and plenty of local flavor. The rooms are very neat and up-to-date. Our room was #1 and looked out over the front awning of the restaurant onto the street and the River Aare.

We stayed 5 nights and enjoyed breakfast daily in the restaurant. Comfortable beds, clean rooms. The rooms are a bargain by Swiss standards (120 SF/night, incl. breakfast).

It helps if you speak a bit of German. We only know a little German and the staff knew a bit of English but we had no problems.

We would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Hotel Restaurant Aarburg
Address: Beatenbergstrasse 1, Unterseen, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Interlaken > Unterseen
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Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Unterseen
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Restaurant Aarburg 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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The Hotel Restaurant Aarburg Interlaken, Switzerland

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