All fans of the detective genre know that the place of the deadly battle of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Moriarty was Reichenbach Falls. But few people know that the iconic place is located in the vicinity of the Swiss municipality of Meiringen. The town is located in the gorge of the Aare River near Lake Brienz between Interlaken and Lucerne. The first mention of it dates back to 1234, and Arthur Conan Doyle brought him worldwide fame after he visited here in 1892.
The romantic village of Meiringen is confidently becoming a popular ski resort. Its hotels are ready to receive guests all year round. Skiers and snowboarders are quite satisfied with the tracks, 40% of which are difficult. One of the slopes is designed for night skiing. A freestyle park, a toboggan run, a children’s slope, several schools, equipment rental and ski pass sales are organized.
Of the most notable objects, it is worth noting:
- The Restaurant with panoramic views alpenTower is located at an altitude of 2250 meters.
- Sherlock Holmes Museum,
- A hiking trail connected to the Dwarves King Muggestutz.
- Hesliland Amusement Park (2 winter children’s theme routes)
Not all meiringen hotels have their own spa areas. In the city center there is a public health complex, the services of which are used by residents and guests of the resort. In the evening, nightclubs open, entertainment programs are arranged in restaurants.
Where to stay?
Hotels in the commune offer accommodation for all categories of holidaymakers.
This 400-star superior hotel is located 400 metres from the Ski Lift Meiringen – Reuti. All rooms with two single beds are of Swiss quality. Comfort rooms have an extra sofa bed. The train station can be reached on foot and is 100 metres from the hotel. The Meiringen Wellness and Fitness Centre offers free workouts and treatments. Meals are provided by the French restaurant and bistro. A continental breakfast is served in the morning. You can come with pets. A separate room is provided for the storage of sports equipment.
“Breakfast has a great varied menu in terms of tastes and nutrition for those who don’t eat meat. Friendly waiter. Impressive attention to design – comfortable stylish furniture, interesting sculptures / decor elements / lighting / colors. Great terrace for relaxation” Megan, Switzerland
The hotel is half a kilometer from the Skigebiet Meiringen Hasliberg ski lift. Single and double roomsare available for accommodation. The design of the rooms is made in delicate beige shades, additional comfort is created by home textiles and sofa cushions with hand embroidery. The restaurant specialises in regional and vegetarian cuisine. In the morning – a common breakfast, in the evening – à la carte service. The garden has a terrace and a rooftop sauna. An additional fee is required for its visit. Parking spaces are available free of charge. Bus stops are within walking distance and take you to local attractions.
“Beautiful place! Ideal for weekend getaways. The hotel is easily accessible by public transport and parking is available right in front of the hotel. Around beautiful nature, 2 gondolas nearby (3 minutes walk and 20 minutes walk/5 minutes bus) that will take you to a large number of options for hiking and walking. The hotel restaurant as well as the breakfast were fantastic, seasonal dishes, lots of healthy choices. Everything is done with great love. A small library, an excellent selection of books, stories about the history of the hotel can be found on all shelves. Fantastic view from the windows of the rooms, restaurant, Terrace» Katrin, Switzerland
The hotel is located opposite the Hasliberg Reuti ski lift (100 m across the street). Guests are accommodated in single, double and family rooms. Here, not only in the “Comforts”, but also in the “Standards” there are extra beds. There are several rooms for people with disabilities. The restaurant serves Swiss and international dishes. Breakfast is included in the payment of accommodation. It offers a bar, library, terrace with panoramic views, children’s playroom, organization of excursions.
“Great location near the gondola lift and bus stop. Breakfast is good. The view is wonderful!” Debora, Switzerland
Half a kilometer from the Bergbahn Meiringen-Hasliberg lift, this 4-star hotelis located in a building dating from 1880. Beautiful art nouveau house surrounded on all sides by a park. Double, triple and family rooms are decorated according to the fashion of the early 20th century. Stylization under the “century past” does not affect the level of comfort. Each room has a bathroom and household appliances listed in the registry. Meals can be arranged at the Belle Epoque restaurant. A daily breakfast is served in the room. Guests can relax in the English bar with conservatory and on the summer terrace. Parking on site is free. The hotel does not have its own spa, so guests can enjoy the services of public swimming pools and the Meiringen fitness room. Visiting objects is paid.
“Everything was perfect, the staff were very professional and friendly, the room was beautiful with a beautiful view, a modern, renovated bathroom and a comfortable bed. It offers free and convenient parking. Breakfast is delicious: healthy, delicious, beautifully served. And they have e-bikes for guests, for free! I drove all the way to Grosse Scheidegg, it’s so beautiful! I really love this place” Sylvie, Switzerland
The 4-star Hotel Dakota is 700 metres from the Bergbahn Meiringen – Hasliberg ski lift. Rooms with panoramic windows, balconies-terraces are equipped with furniture for relaxation. The on-site restaurant serves Italian cuisine and serves breakfast in the morning. For relaxation there is a small spa area, a bar with a good cocktail list. For accommodation there are single, double, family rooms and suites. All hotels in Meiringen provide free internet access, but the Dakotas do not yet have such a service. This must be taken into account when booking seats. Wi-Fi is sure to show up over time.
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The 3-star Hotel Meiringen is 200 metres from the Meiringen Hasliberg ski lift and a two-minute walk to Meiringen Train Station. Rooms are designed for 2, 3 and 4 guests. Spacious and bright rooms are decorated in a classic style, without frills and unnecessary decorations. At the reception you can buy ski passes, for storing skis there is a separate room. The Bahnhöfli pizzeria is also available. Breakfast is served in the breakfast room and Italian specialities are served throughout the day. Parking is paid, there is no fitness center, it is proposed to use the services of the public health complex of the city.
“Very good location, parking right outside the door, room and bathroom modern equipped. The view from the room is excellent. Very friendly ladies at the reception. Breakfast was very good, especially fruit salad” Nicole, Germany
The resort hotel complex consists of 6 four-storey buildings. It is represented by the international company Interhome, which has been working in the field of hospitality since 1963 and specializes in providing low-cost housing. The main number of rooms consists of apartments with an equipped kitchen. In total, SWISSPEAK has 79 comfortable apartments. Since February 2020, guests have at their disposal: a wine bar, a sauna with a relaxation room, a gym, a children’s playroom, a games room, a conference room and bicycle parking. The house has a shared garage (for an additional fee), 600 meters away – public parking (for an additional fee). Convenient location in the city centre, just 200 metres from Meiringen Train Station and 1000 metres from the gondola lift of the Meiringen-Hasliberg Ski Area.
“Nicely furnished apartment, everything is new and clean. Good sound insulation. Almost everything is for cooking, the kitchen is well equipped (except for the microwave). Tip be sure to bring a coffee filter from home. Located near the train station, bus station and cable car, you can easily reach without a car not only to the ski lift, but also to buses in all tourist destinations. Good shops and recreational opportunities. Washing machine in the house plus dryer in the apartment. Good for a two-week stay for 2 people, plenty of space even in rainy weather. Balcony overlooks the Reichenbach Waterfall” Olaf, Germany
This detached apartment is located in the centre of Meiringen. Owners Fred and Alexandra Jossie have created for their guests the comfort level of a 4-star hotel. The apartments are located in the attic of a three-storey house. A separate elevator leads to it. It offers an equipped kitchen, a terrace with mountain views, a fitness club on the 1st floor of the building with a sauna and Weellnesscenter. Private parking is available in the courtyard and is free of charge. The total area of the apartments is 50 sq.m. Smoking is not allowed. The Bergbahnen Meiringen-Hasliberg ski lift is 400 metres away.
“Super modern apartment, everything is available, very nice and helpful landlord, beautiful balcony, very good location, car can be parked in an underground garage (great height and width of parking). A lot of information available for excursions together; just perfect” Adrian, Switzerland
5-bedroom apartment is located on the 2nd floor of a traditional Alpine house. The total area – 100 sq.m – is divided into 2 bedrooms, living room, bathrooms and kitchen. Guests have access to a terrace. The Meiringen-Hasliberg Ski Lift is 600 metres away. You can buy ski passes from the hosts. This is a young family with three children, who lives in the same house on the 1st floor. They are avid travelers, so they know how to organize an active holiday for visiting tourists. They will prompt interesting excursion routes and will do everything possible to ensure that hotel guests come to them again. Tourists traveling on their own may be interested in the possibility of free parking in the courtyard of the house.
“We are very pleased with our stay in Meiringen. The accommodation is very cozy, spacious, there is absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay. The location is convenient, the owners are friendly and helpful. And there’s a way to see. We sincerely recommend” Oleksandr, Germany
All hotels are located in the vicinity of ski lifts. If we consider them from the point of view of the greatest convenience, then you should pay attention to Das Hotel Panorama. It is not only well located in relation to the slopes and bus stops (there are as many as 2), but also has a children’s playroom. This is an important fact in traveling with children.