By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman and Hotel Interlaken)
The Hotel Interlaken is the oldest hotel in the village yet its old world charm still beckons tourists.
Georges Beutler, Director of the Hotel Interlaken, explained, “The Hotel Interlaken has a long tradition dating back to 1323, the early Middle Ages.
We recently refurbished and updated its infrastructure. There has been a mixture of architecture styles which have grown and developed over the centuries, antique styles mixed with modern interiors.
With 61 rooms, our four-star hotel has hotel rooms and suites or family rooms with several beds.
Many hotel’s were built in the 19th century between 1850 and 1910 which brought a lot of upper-class customers to Switzerland. Two famous visitors to the Hotel Interlaken were composer Felix Mendelssohn and Lord Byron. We have a Lord Byron Junior suite and Felix Mendelssohn Room.”
In front of the hotel, a Japanese garden beckons guests to relax at its lake which is filled with Koi fish. Guests have a lake or mountain view from their room’s balconies.”
When you open the door to the hotel room, the wall pictures depict scenes from the early years of Interlaken. Guests enjoy a flat screen TV with connections for international television programs, a direct dial telephone and internet access.
Guests receive a complimentary all-you-can-eat breakfast and what a breakfast! It is not just bacon and eggs but a hot, cold and international breakfast.
They serve two types of yogurt, fresh fruit salad, several sliced cold meats and fresh fruit.
This is your chance to taste their special selections of Greyerzer, Brie and Edamer Cheeses.
Breakfasts also include hard boiled and scrambled eggs, baked beans, chicken sausage, bacon, rice and four cereals.
They offer pretzel and three other loafs of bread as well as rolls, croissants and even five different jams.”
Georges feels, “Breakfast is very important in Switzerland and central Europe. International guests from around the world don’t want just breads. You have to strengthen yourself and eat a good breakfast to have a good day.”
The Hotel Interlaken has a bar, restaurant, outdoor terrace dining, business center, banquet and meeting room.
While walking around the lobby, you can see some of the walls from the original building.
The Hotel Interlaken is across from the railroad trains as well as close to restaurants and shops.
Watch the Para gliders jump from the top of the mountains to land in the nearby field. They have 20,000 flights a year.
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