Breathtaking views if you have a Jungfrau-view room on the upper floors. The rooms at the back look towards other hotels and Mannlichen which you don’t really want. The accommodation is a bit tired but has its charms, although the bathroom was relatively modern. The bed was extremely soft. The breakfast is a higher standard than most European continental hotels, but nothing mind blowing.
The walk to the station isn’t a big deal, and they offer a free shuttle to transport you and your luggage if you really can’t walk 5 minutes.
The location is actually very good as it’s away from the hustle and bustle of central Wengen. It’s a peaceful location.
On a side note; This was our first time to Switzerland and we weren’t quite prepared for the cost of everything, so eating out and using public transport, while straightforward, is very expensive (compared to UK at least) so do be prepared for this. To get down to Lauterbrunnen costs about £12 for 2 people, and the cable cars about £80 return for 2. So it may suit most to get a swiss travel pass depending how much you plan to travel.
We went in August primarily for hiking, hoping it would be quiet, challenging and rewarding. In reality the area is set up for skiing and tourism, so all paths up to the peaks are extremely accessible (usually paved) and there are cable-cars and trains up to the top of most mountains. You therefore get a lot of tourists rather than hikers. The views are absolutely spectacular however.