Ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by Cameron from Hexham
My favourite place to stay in many years!Posted Jul 17, 2016 on Hotels
This proved to be a great base from which to do some motorcycle touring around the Alps with my son and I'm so glad we stayed for 3 nights here instead of moving around to different places. Sandra and Roli were great hosts and gave us a very warm welcome and took great care of us. Our twin room was basic but very comfortable and prepared to a high standard. Everything exceeded our expectations and a 2 star rating for this place is misleadingly low for the standard of everything we experienced. The restraurant serves great food - locally produced tradition Swiss fare which was the best food we had on our 5 days of touring the country (try the capuns!). There is a sauna and 'hotpot' available (an outdoor hot tub filled with Swiss mountain water and heated by a wood burning stove) and I recommend this as a great experience for an evening with your travelling companion(s) to enjoy together as you take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains. As it takes 5 hours to heat up this needs to be arranged in advance if you are only staying for one night. I travel a lot and this has been my favourite place to stay for many years. My advice is to use this wonderful place in the Alps as a base rather than a one night stop over!
by A verified traveler
Alpina guesthousePosted Oct 20, 2014 on Hotels
Initial check in was not good as we were lectured (there is no other word for it) on checking into hotels and guesthouses ( I have to say at this point that all we are very experienced travellers), how ever things went quickly downhill when we found that the room had bunk beds and was not en suite. However, things took an upturn as the room proved to be acceptable and the amount of showers and toilets proved to be adequate (mostly) the setting is outstanding and the walking is wonderful. The evening meal was OK.
by A verified traveler from London
It's all about what you're looking forPosted Sep 3, 2011 on Hotels
The previous reviewer's description of the hotel's style, layout and isolation is accurate, but I loved it. To me, the hotel felt very familial - you wear slippers around the building, most of the lodgers dine in the restaurant, and the owners treat you as a guest in their home, rather than just a reservation number. Also, the owners have chickens and lamas that wander around the grounds outside of the hotel during the day, adding to the down-home experience. They also have a hot tub and (I think) a sauna - though they cost extra. If you just want to relax, meet interesting people and eat good, home-cooked food for a couple of days (or just for an evening) then this is the place to do it.
by A verified traveler
ReviewPosted May 20, 2011 on Hotels
Actually, this shouldn't be called a hotel or even a motel. It's more of a guest house. You have to take off your shoes while you are inside the house. The rooms have no television or telephone. Even worse, all guests have to share the same bathroom. I am a woman, and when I was using the bathroom two male guests pushed open door in because there is no lock on the door. This really scared me a lot. Third, at night, two guests went outside to smoke and I could hear everything that they were talking about. Fourth, my room was in the first floor and early in the morning when I was sleeping someone on the second floor woke me up by walking back and forth. I could even could hear the noise of their suitcase zipper being zipped.. Additionally, because you are so far from town you are forced to eat at the hotel, which didn't have many choices that I liked. My husband and I travel a lot and we have spent time in many hotels and motels but I have never seen any hotel like this one even though the price is just the same as other hotels during our trip in Europe. Because of the mentioned issues I think that the price should be cheaper. This trip taught me a lesson that from now on if we take a trip we won’t make any hotel reservations because if the condition of the hotel is like this one we won't have to stay there or have to pay that price. Instead, we will just look for hotels while we travel because there are many different hotels and we can find one we like along the way. In this way we will have more choices.
by Jouni from Tampere
Heaven on earthPosted Aug 20, 2015 on Hotels
We stayed in Gasthaus Alpina for one night on our road trip and it was a huge mistake: we should have stayed longer! Fabulous place, spectacular view, cosy and clean guesthouse, but above all was the level of service. We arrived late, but it was no problem for the staff. Sandra was ready to welcome us half an hour after the latest check-in time, and even served us a small meal. She made the stay probably the best ever. I can say that although I left Tschappina, my heart is still there. Our room was quite small and it didn't have bathroom or toilet, but we were aware of that and it didn't bother us. There was only one person besides us staying in the hotel, so the bathrooms were available, when we needed them. It was very peaceful and quiet and we slept like babies. The weather was very warm, but it was still well tolerable in the room. Everything was clean and like we were told, the house felt like home. Food and breakfast were great, and we loved the fact that eggs, cheese etc. came from their own farm. I really wish that I have a chance to come back some day. And when I do, I promise I will stay more than one night.
by Valérie from Chavannes-sur-moudon
Très bienPosted Aug 8, 2015 on Hotels
acceuil très chaleureux, top avec les enfants( armoire pleine de jeux, chèvres, baby foot) repas avec des produits de qualité
by Valentina from zürich
sehr gastfreundlich und gemütlichPosted Feb 11, 2015 on Hotels
sehr gastfreundlich, super schweizer küche mit regionalen produkten, leckere frühstückseier von hauseigenen seidenhühnern, idealer ausgangspunkt für schneeschuhwanderungen, gemütliche zimmer
by A verified traveler
Posted May 9, 2012 on Hotels