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Winter view on walking path just next to boat house
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Very good
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Winter view on walking path just next to boat house
Summer view on walking path just next to boat house
Studio Apartment layout
View from balcony summer
View from balcony winter
Entrance to Boat House
Lake Brienz that river leads out to.  Short walk from Boat House
Interlaken by Winter
Local sledding track. Winter
Gotta have some local cows*
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Goldswil, Bernese Oberland, Canton of Bern

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Compact Apartment with Great Views”
Reviewed 20 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Basically one room with a separate shower room which is probably the smallest you'll ever encounter (the shower tray is not much bigger than a sink and by time the shower curtain has clung to you, you'd struggle to swing a mouse let alone a cat).

The kitchen area includes pretty much everything you could need, a couple of large wardrobes give plenty of space to store things, and a full length balcony is just wide enough to sit out on with a couple of chairs and table. Beneath the apartment is a storage area with a washing machine which is also used by a resident in the apartments next door (the cleaner?). The lower terrace is also used by that same family.

The rental was very clean and bright (lots of windows) with blinds to provide privacy (although will not block out the early morning light from outside if you need black out curtains to allow for undisturbed sleep). A bedside light would have been useful as you had to turn the lights out by the door then make your way to the bed in the dark.

The thing that sells this apartment is the view which gives you 180 degree views of the river and mountains (although not the Jungfrau etc.). It was lovely to watch the boats, canoes, paddle boarders and even swimmers (it was exceptionally hot when we were there).

What let down our stay was the condition of the bicycles. We knew and were happy the apartment is 20 minutes from Ost station but it is probably a further 15 to 20 minutes into the centre of town/West Station/Unterseen where all the better restaurants are. As a result, we were relying to use the bikes in the evening to go out for dinner and to return to the rental. However, the bikes are not safe to use; the gears don't work, the seat on the larger bike is broken, there are no front/rear lights provided for night use and they are very rickety. Therefore, we could not use them which entailed a long walk in and back each night. Luckily we had great weather and an extra 2 miles each way walk wasn't too much of a problem. However, if the weather had been wet, it would have been very different.

Although we enjoyed our stay, mainly because the weather was on our side, I wouldn't book here again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
23 Jul 2017
Thank you for your response and feedback regarding the bicycles which we have now replaced and added lights. I do wish you had contacted during your stay and I could have resolved the bike issue.

The Boat House is a compact property as shown in the description and you are 100% right. What makes this property is the balcony and sitting there enjoying the view and the river go by. It has character and a view.

The bathroom is very compact but I think maybe you are a little unfair stating the shower tray in as small as a sink. It is a standard shower tray size of 60cmx60cm.

I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that the bikes being broken did not cause you too many problems.

Thank you for taking the time to write your review which is appreciated.
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Gary D
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Okay stay”
Reviewed 12 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The boat house is a comfy studio apartment with great views of the river. This is a particularly good location if you want to explore the surrounding area, such as Jungfrau, Wengen and Grindlewald.

Beware - anti midge spray / candles needed at night and the wifi is a little slow.

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muhilv
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely brilliant stay”
Reviewed 6 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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person found this review helpful

Loved staying in the house. It was a really cosy studio type house with an awesome view over the creek that connect the two rivers. The mornings and evening were absolutely amazing to sit outside on the balcony sipping coffee and waving to the swimmers and people on boats. Will be staying again here for sure.

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Liked best: The views over the lake, creek and the surrounding mountains
Liked least: bathroom was a little bit small
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Liked best: The view from any where in the studio.
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Your age range 50-64
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KateebChr...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“We would definitely recommend staying here! Beautiful view, great location!”
Reviewed 13 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We loved the boat house! It was the perfect accommodation for a couple. It's about 1.7km out of town so we used the bikes that are provided to ride into town. It's located right on the river so the ride into town is along the river on a gravel path. We loved the location, it was nice to be a little bit further away from the busier areas of interlaken. Juliet was always quick to respond to emails and very helpful.

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