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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Engelberg, Canton of Obwalden

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KristyPan
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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“Would love to come back in winter time!”
Reviewed 6 February 2012 for a stay in November 2011

My family & I had a wonderful stay at the Alphaven apartments. It was a lovely 10-15 minute walk down to the town centre- we enjoyed doing this every morning. I must admit though that Walking back up the hill once a day was enough for us. It did make it a little more difficult with two small children, but we survived & are fitter for the experience!! The apartment was well equipped for everything to make our stay enjoyable. With young children we appreciated being able to cook dinner & makes lunches at our home away from home. Sitting out on the balcony midday having a bite to eat was a magic experience. 5 stars.
I think it is safe to say that we would all love to return one day, especially when the snow has fallen & the town is full of activity.

Date of stay: November 2011
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Liked best: I love Engelberg. A sleepy little Swiss town up in the hills.
Liked least: Not having car access did make things a little more difficult
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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eleonorsa...
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“Best place to stay with spectacular view !!”
Reviewed 4 January 2012 for a stay in December 2011

We stayed for 9 nights in Apartment B in beginning of December with our 2 children aged 5 and 9 .We arrived in the evening but with the advice that John & Ursula gave us we did not have any difficulties to find the place.The apartment was warm and comfortable everything spotless .When we woke up in the morning we could not stop looking at the spectacular view .My children were thrilled to see the snow and that was the start of our dream holiday.We can't forget our trips to Mt Titlis and walking on Brunni the weather was so nice and sunny.We took lot's of pictures on these beautiful mountains .We travelled everyday to different places my children enjoyed themselves a lot feeding the swans in Luzern a spectacular city .Engelberg is a very nice town and the people are so friendly.We are so lucky that we had this opportunity to stay in this apartment and it will not be our only visit for sure,we hope that we will return soon.I would highly recomend this apartment.

Date of stay: December 2011
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Liked best: The apartment and views
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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CarolDupu...
Winnipeg, Canada
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“Paridise Found!”
Reviewed 30 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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My husband and I just returned from a month in Europe which included staying 5 days in Engelberg at Alphaven. It was absolutely fantastic in EVERY way. Staying here was the highlight of our trip. It was a dream come true! The pictures on the website just don't do it justice. It is SO much better! The location is superb! There was a hiking trail right outside our door which led up to Ristis and Brunni. The hiking was beautiful with so many options! 320km of hiking trails all around! The cowbells were tinkling, and you could hear them all around! The restaurants on the mountain tops were a great place to lunch halfway through our hikes!

The apartment has everything you could possibly need. It was spotless, well maintained, and just perfect! Every morning we would have our tea and coffee on the deck enjoying the beautiful panoramic views! Every afternoon after hiking we would go back on the deck to watch the paragliders and then the sunset! We had a bonus with a full moon, which shone through the skylight and the windows, reflecting off the snow on top of the mountains, which made for a beautiful sight!

I would highly recommend Alphaven! Even if you don't hike, the scenery is breathtaking, the town is lovely.

We have travelled extensively in Canada and the US, and this really is without a doubt the best place we've ever stayed!!

Date of stay: October 2011
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Liked best: The view
Liked least: nothing - everything was fabulous
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Darin_39
St. Albert, Canada
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“Expectations were high - didn't disapoint!”
Reviewed 14 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011
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My wife and I are from Canada we decided to travel Europe for 3 weeks with our friends from Japan (2 couples) and our daughter from Germany. After alot of research I came upon Alphahaven. We rented apartment C and apartment D from September 10 -12, 2011. . It looked so beautiful how could a person go wrong in staying there. My expectations before we left were high and alphahaven didn't disappoint! It was one of the highlights of our stay in Europe. Since we rented the two apartments we basically had the whole floor to ourselves to relax and take in the unforgetable views from all sides. The apartments were very comfortable. If one isn't able to relax in that environment, you should just go home!

During our stay we experienced nature at its grandest. We were musically entertained buy the pasture next door with 3 cows and some sheep, all of which had bells around there necks. The constant ringing of the bells were at first a little distracting, but eventually the cows and sheep moved on to another part of the pasture and solitude came over the Chalet.

We had great memories at Alphahaven and hope whoever stays there in the future can have as great of a experience as we did.

D.Ogata

Date of stay: September 2011
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Liked best: Views and the building it self
Liked least: Kitchen - next a few more tools to cook with.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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GeekWithA...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“What a view!!”
Reviewed 30 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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Arriving at Alphaven blessed with cloudless skies during what we later found out was the hottest spell of weather in the area since 2003 (30+ degrees on the mountain!)

Apartment C was our home for the week and being on the top floor has arguably the best view in the house, a view that left us stunned and speechless for at least 30 seconds on stepping onto the balcony for the first time.

The apartment has all that you could possibly need for a week in the Alps, extremely clean and tidy, and well maintained.

Engelberg, Titlis and the other surrounding mountains have plenty to offer in terms of walking (and mountain beer refreshments!) The short trip to Lucerne is also worth making if you have a car or by train if you don't.

The walk/climb up to Alphaven from Engelberg is quite testing on the legs but it can be made easier by using the lift at Terrace hotel for the first half of the climb and then following the footpath or road for the remainder.

I would recommend a stay at Alphaven to friends or family without hesitation, it really is a special place and Engelberg is quite possibly the most beautiful place that I have ever stayed.

Finally special thanks to John and Candy for moving the BBQ upstairs for us.

Date of stay: August 2011
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Liked best: The views!!
Liked least: The walk up but it did make the beer more enjoyable
Travelling group: With Friends
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