Chalet Fontana

Address: Buhl, Mürren, Bernese Oberland, Swiss Alps, 3825, Switzerland | Hotel
 
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This hotel, located on Buhl, Mürren, is near Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn, Lauterbrunnen Valley waterfalls, and Ballenberg Open-Air Museum.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Chalet Fontana Mürren

    Paradise Found in the Alps

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    My husband and I just returned from a wonderful stay in Muerren. The location is fabulous on the quiet side of the mountains. The town is not totally carless (the locals have to pay a special tax to operate a vehicle), and in the early morning the farmers and other workers drive their work vehicles down the main drag. Otherwise, it's a pedestrian and biker's paradise. There are push carts for luggage at the train and tram stations. Some of the locals have bike trailers that they use. The village is clean and sparkling with an abundance of flowers. One thing that I loved was seeing all the older Swiss vacationers all with back packs and hiking poles ready to be active !

    Denise provides a healthy breakfast that is satisfying and there is a nice sense of community around the breakfast table. She is a lovely hostess, with excellent suggestions for hiking.

    One reminder: there are only 2 bathrooms for 5 rooms (which may mean at least 10 people). The first night was an adjustment to sharing a bath and having to wait my turn. But in the end, I came to enjoy trotting down the stairs to the other bathroom.

    A little piece of heaven!

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    I stayed in this 100 year old chalet with my student son in June. We had a large room with three beds (lovely soft duvets), our own basin and lots of space so we did not get on top of each other or our luggage. Hairdryers available but hooray - no TV! The view from our shuttered windows was absolutely awesome - as if you could touch the majestic mountains! The chalet was spotless with timber lined walls. I loved the breakfast - cereals, Swiss yoghurt, assorted Swiss breads, juice and hot drinks. The communal lounge/dining room had numerous helpful books and guides. There were two shared bathrooms plus a kitchen. Loads of hot water. Denise, the hostess, is English so there are no language problems and she is not only charming but very knowlegeable and extremely helpful. Across the street (carless - although I did see some cows strolling along clangng their neck bells) or within a minutes walk, there is a co-op supermarket , a restaurant which serves wonderful fondue, shops and a postoffice. There are heaps of great walks and hikes and it is minutes to the cablecars and train station - fantastic location. Wonderful peace and simplicity.

    Great For Our Family Stay!

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    Our family of 4 stayed at Chalet Fontana for 3 nights last week. Denise was very friendly and runs a clean and affordable chalet. Breakfast was nice every morning. The location is really great. A small grocery store to buy cheese, wine, etc is right across the street. I would stay at Fontana again for sure.

    You can't get better than this

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    Great! Denise is very nice. Comfortable beds. Down comforters. In the middle of quiet Murren. Great location. I can't wait to return.

    Lovely, clean, good value chalet

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    i agree with all the other reviews.chalet fontana is CLEAN, inexpensive, has a fantastic location and view. denise is a friendly helpful person.

    Best Deal on the Mountain

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    Chalet Fontana was lovely! It was quaint and clean, with an excellent hostess. Denise was very helpful, suggesting everything from cheap dining to fabulous hikes of all difficulty levels. The prices were comparable to hostels, but the Chalet had all the amenities of home.

    Warm feeling with excellent view

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    Stayed there for 2 nights in June 2003. Quite, comfortable and inexpensive place. Denise is so nice. Room with excellent view of Jungfrau. Definitely stay there next time.

    Great place!

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    Chalet Fontana is a clean, comfortable, and quiet place to stay. At breakfast you can chat with Denise and other travelers to find out beautiful hikes or get good tips on what to do in the area.

    Great Place!!!

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    Denise's chalet is very nice and comfortable. We stayed 3 days with her and she made us feel very welcomed. I highly recommend this chalet! When we arrived late in the afternoon it was very cloudy, but the next morning I get up and look out the window and BAM the mountains were at my fingertips! BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks Denise

    Chalet is best bargain in Alps

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    Four us stayed a few days in Denise Fussell's chalet in the fall of 2000. It was clean and comfortable. My wife and I shared a bathroom with others on the top floor. Guests were mostly Americans. Denise is a Brit who has made a home here after visiting as a youngster. She is most helpful for hiking itineraries, other places to visit, etc. Her breakfast is delicious. Murren is a must place, located on a high plateau over Interlaken. There are no cars. Just peace and serenity. The restaurant across the street was our regular hangout. We tried several other eateries, but returned often to the little place with the friendly waiters. For an offbeat menu selection one night, the men ordered horse meat. Don't let that scare you. They offer everything...all of it delicious.

    Tom and Gretcen McClelland from California

    TripAdvisor Reviews Chalet Fontana Mürren

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    Travel Blogs from Mürren

    Switzerland: A Winter Wonderland

    A travel blog entry by dclites on Nov 29, 2012

    30 photos

    ... you looked. Once we arrived at our drop off point, we gathered our gear and trudged through the snow. This wasn't as easy as I had anticipated; the walk had some very steep drop offs and trying to walk down them in the snow proved to be challenging to say the least. I can proudly say that I was able to complete the walk without falling- I can't say I did it quickly though.
    We then reached the jump point- i.e. an enormous cliff that I would soon ...

    On Top of the World and Loving It

    A travel blog entry by trickerz on Oct 11, 2010

    146 photos

    ... I booked a bungee jump over the lake from a gondola and went
    to find food. Went to the same place I had the venison. Got the ribs
    the bartender said she liked. They were good, but nothing special. One
    thing Americans can actually do well is bbq some ribs. The weather
    wasn't clearing up at all, so I just went back to the hostel and hung
    out. 4:15 rolled around and I went for the bungee jump. I got a "free"
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    The city of Lucerne, then off to the Alps

    A travel blog entry by ashjen.parkes on Jun 21, 2010

    ... the valley would have a decent one. Well shopping in Switzerland is quite an experience – especially when absolutely everything is expensive. We were lucky to even get some meat – budget fish fingers and sausages on special – so just the basics – oh it was painful that shop.

    Lauterbrunnen is a beautiful valley town and we stayed in a great campsite right underneath the Staubbach Falls. ...

    Day 10: Row, Row, Row

    A travel blog entry by vickywood on Aug 06, 2001

    2 photos

    ... of tweens. Pam would put on silly voices and do all
    the actions and I can’t speak for anybody else but I found it utterly
    hilarious. Not in a mean way either, more in a way which encouraged me to join
    in. As I’ve said, Pam is somewhat bats but you just couldn’t help but
    absolutely adore her. She’s one of the people I miss most out of all those I
    ever came to know through ...