Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage Interlaken
Interlaken/Jungfrau Region

Hotels in Interlaken, Switzerland to suit all budgets

April 5, 2020

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The Swiss holiday resort town of Interlaken proudly claims to be the adventure capital of Europe but its location is what brings most visitors to the town. 

Situated between the beautiful alpine lakes of Thun and Brienz, and at the base of many of Switzerland’s most famous peaks – including the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau – Interlaken is the ideal town to base yourself to enjoy all that the region has to offer.

When it comes to places to stay in Interlaken, there are plenty of choices.  You may only need somewhere to rest your head at night if you plan on being out and about all day, but choosing a hotel that’s well located and offers all the amenities you need can really improve your vacation experience.

Before you make your Interlaken hotel booking, take a look at our detailed guide below.  We cover the best hotels in Interlaken from 5-star to 3-star to help you find the best hotel in Interlaken for you and your travelling companions.

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Summary of most popular hotels in Interlaken

NameStars
Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage5Book Now
Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa5Book Now
Hotel du Lac4Book Now
Hotel Krebs4Book Now
Hotel du Nord4Book Now
Hotel Interlaken4Book Now
Metropole Swiss Quality Hotel4Book Now
Hotel Royal St. Georges Interlaken MGallery by Sofitel4Book Now
Boutique Hotel Bellevue4Book Now
Stella Swiss Quality Hotel4Book Now
Carlton-Europe Vintage Adults Hotel4Book Now
Hotel Chalet Swiss3Book Now
Hotel Bernerhof3Book Now
Hotel Crystal3Book Now
Hotel Beausite3Book Now

Below you’ll find further details of each of the hotels mentioned above including whether they are closest to Interlaken Ost station, central Interlaken or Interlaken West station.

5 star hotels in Interlaken


Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage

As one of the hotels near Interlaken Ost station, the beautiful Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage (pictured above) not only offers a great location but has plenty of charm to boot.

Classic twin room at Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage, Interlaken. Image courtesy www.lindner.de

Location: Interlaken Ost

Rooms: 

Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage Interlaken is housed in a Belle Epoque building and boasts 101 tastefully furnished rooms and suites. All rooms feature TV, telephone, WiFi, desk, safe, mini bar and coffee/tea facilities.  Bathrooms include a bathtub and hairdryer.

Amenities:

The hotel’s restaurant serves a delicious buffet breakfast and is also open for evening meals and there’s a wine/cocktail lounge where guests can relax in the evening either indoors or on the garden terrace.  Other facilities include an indoor pool, Finnish sauna and a gym.

The Lindner Hotel Interlaken is a member of Lindner Hotels and Resorts which owns numerous properties across Europe and it is one of only two Interlaken luxury hotels and one of the few hotels in Interlaken with an elevator.

Click here to check current rates at Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage Interlaken


Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa


When it comes to luxury hotels in Interlaken, 5 star properties don’t come much better than this! Ideally situated in the centre of Interlaken’s main street, and across the road from Hohematte Park, the Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa offers everything you could need for a comfortable and relaxing stay and is regularly rated as the best hotel in Interlaken, Switzerland.

Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel and Spa Interlaken

Location: Centre

Rooms: 

The Victoria Jungfrau hotel, sometimes called the Hotel Victoria Interlaken, features 110 rooms and 106 suites. As you’d expect in a 5-star property, all rooms are beautifully furnished with elegant interiors. They feature a desk, separate seating area, safe and a large bathroom. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, and there’s a complimentary in-room tea/coffee service. 

Amenities: 

As well as its two restaurants – La Terrasse, has been awarded 16 Gault Millau points – the Hotel Jungfrau Interlaken also has two bars, conference facilities, and a sun terrace with views of the Jungfrau. 

This Interlaken spa hotel features a large wellness area with indoor pool, brine pool, sauna, gym and treatments.

Guests also have access to 24-hour room service and on-site parking and there are elevators in the building.  

Click here to check current rates at Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa


4 star hotels in Interlaken

Hotel du Lac

Hotel Du Lac Interlaken has been run by the same family for five generations and they continue to do so with their welcoming hospitality today. Located on the banks of the River Aare, this is one of the most popular Interlaken hotels on the lake or river.  It is just a short walk from the centre of Interlaken and Lake Brienz.


Location: Interlaken Ost

Rooms:

You can choose from a single, double, twin and family rooms at Du Lac Hotel Interlaken, all of which are non-smoking rooms. Rooms also feature tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, cable TV, safe and a mini-bar.  Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

Some rooms have balconies and all rooms offer views of either the mountains or lake.

Amenities:

The hotel has two restaurants, with lighter meals available in the “Terrasse” restaurant, there’s a salon with grand piano, an elevator, and a free internet corner in the lobby.  Free private parking is available for guests.

Click here to check current rates at Hotel Du Lac Interlaken


Hotel Krebs

The 4-star Hotel Krebs Interlaken is a traditional hotel with modern rooms and facilities.  Located in the centre of Interlaken, close to the Interlaken West station, it makes a handy base for a stay in Interlaken.


Location: Interlaken West

Rooms:

The hotel offers 44 rooms and suites, including a romantic honeymoon suite and a wheelchair-friendly suite.  Room facilities include air conditioning, free WiFi, TV, radio, refrigerator, safe, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Bathrooms include a bath/shower, hairdryer and a selection of toiletries. 

Amenities:

The restaurant serves a delicious buffet breakfast each morning and a choice of à la carte or 4-course dinner in the evenings.  Guests can also enjoy a drink or meal on the large terrace and there’s a lounge bar which serves drinks and snacks.

There is a limited number of parking spaces for guests – charges apply.

Click here to check current rates at Hotel Krebs Interlaken


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Hotel du Nord

Located in the heart of Interlaken on the famous Höheweg, historic Hotel Du Nord offers panoramic mountain views.  Just 400 metres from Interlaken Ost station and 200 metres from the Harder Kulm funicular, the hotel is a great choice when you are deciding where to stay in Interlaken.

Hotel du Nord Interlaken
Image courtesy Hotel du Nord

Location: Interlaken Ost

Rooms:

Hotel du Nord’s 55 rooms and suites are stylishly furnished and feature all modern facilities including free WiFi, TV, radio, safe, desk, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, small fridge, fan and hairdryer. Some rooms and suites have balconies.

Amenities:

Buffet breakfast is served each morning in the breakfast room. There are a limited number of parking spaces available for guests. Just around the corner you’ll find a great selection of restaurants.

Click here to check current rates at Hotel du Nord Interlaken


Hotel Interlaken

With a history dating back to the 14th-century, Hotel Interlaken offers modern, renovated rooms with the charm of yesteryear. Located in Hohematte, right next to the Japanese Gardens, when you stay at Hotel Interlaken, Interlaken and all it has to offer, is right on your doorstep.

Interlaken Ost station is just a few minutes’ walk away and a wide range of shops and restaurants are within easy reach.


Location: Interlaken Ost

Rooms:

The hotel offers a range of beautifully renovated rooms and suites, including single, double, triple and four-bed rooms.  All rooms feature a cooling system, flatscreen TV, desk, telephone, safe, free WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities. 

Rooms on floors 1 to 4 feature private bathrooms with WC, bath or shower, and hairdryer but a number of budget rooms with shared bathrooms are also available on the 5th floor.

Amenities:

Guests at Hotel Interlaken can make use of the free internet corner, free (limited) parking, and a laundry service.

Restaurant Taverne is open daily from 7am until 11 pm, and the Kloster Lounge and Bar opens from 5pm until midnight.  Room service is also available.

Click here to check current prices at Hotel Interlaken


Metropole Swiss Quality Hotel

The only high-rise building in the region, Hotel Metropole offers outstanding views from all of its 96 rooms.  Centrally located in Interlaken, the hotel is a five minute walk from Interlaken West station.


Location: Centre

Rooms:

Hotel Metropole Interlaken offers a total of 96 rooms and suites – 84 of which have balconies with views of the Jungfrau.  All rooms feature a private bathroom / WC, a hair dryer, TV, radio, telephone, safe, mini bar and WiFi.  There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms but guests can these are available free of charge for guests in the hotel’s lounge area.

Amenities:

The panoramic restaurant ‘Top o’Met’ on the 18th floor is a must-visit. It offers incredible views and serves fine Swiss and international cuisine.  There’s also a bar (with Smokers Lounge) which is open daily from 4.30pm until late.

Other facilities include a fitness room and sauna, and on-site parking for guests.

Click here to check current rates at Swiss Quality Metropole Hotel Interlaken


Hotel Royal St. Georges Interlaken MGallery by Sofitel

Just 500 metres from Interlaken Ost station and 300 metres from the Harderbahn funicular, Hotel Royal St Georges Interlaken is a favourite amongst visitors to the region. A member of the MGallery by Sofitel brand, this historical 4-star superior hotel oozes charm and offers first class facilities.

If you’d like to stay in one of the 4-star Interlaken Ost hotels, the Royal St. Georges is an excellent choice.


Location: Centre

Rooms:

The beautifully furnished rooms and suites in Baroque style include private bathrooms with shower or bathtub, WC, minibar, safe, flat screen TV, telephone, kettle with tea and coffee service, free WiFi. 

Amenities:

As well as a free internet corner in the large lobby, the Hotel Royal-St.Georges Interlaken – MGallery Collection also offers free wellness and sauna facilities, and a free shuttle service to both Interlaken train stations.

The 1920s and ’30s-style lounge bar is open daily, a hearty buffet breakfast is served each morning in the breakfast room and Brasserie St. Georges is open each evening from 6pm to 10pm, serving delicious French and Swiss cuisine.

Click here to check current rates at Hotel Royal-St. Georges Interlaken


Boutique Hotel Bellevue

Built right beside the River Aare, Boutique Hotel Bellevue enjoys a central but quiet location close to Interlaken West station.  This family run hotel offers traditional Swiss hospitality in an historic, recently renovated building.

Boutique Hotel Bellevue Interlaken
Image courtesy Boutique Hotel Bellevue

Location: Centre

Rooms:

All 38 rooms at Bellevue Hotel Interlaken have balconies and enjoy wonderful views of the river and the surrounding mountains. A choice of single, double, triple and family rooms are available, and all have air-conditioning. 

Other room facilities include private bathrooms with shower and toilet, tea/coffee making, safe, TV, radio, telephone, free WiFi and a mobile fridge (on request).

Amenities:

A delicious buffet breakfast is served in the Belle Epoque breakfast room and guests can also relax on the garden terrace overlooking the river. There’s a bar and lounge, and parking is available across the street for guests (charges apply).

Click here to check current prices for Boutique Hotel Bellevue Interlaken


Stella Swiss Quality Hotel

It may be the smallest 4-star hotel in Interlaken but the Stella Swiss Quality Hotel is not lacking in facilities.  This family-run hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool and is just a 3-minute walk from central Interlaken.

Hotel Stella Interlaken
Image courtesy Hotel Stella, Interlaken


Location: Interlaken West

Rooms:

Guests can choose from a range of rooms, all of which are individually decorated.  Single, twin and quadruple rooms are available as well as the extra large Spacious Room which is 40m2.  

All rooms at Hotel Stella Interlaken are equipped with a TV, radio, free WiFi, safe, tea/coffee making facilities, minibar and private bathroom with either bath or shower, and hairdryer. Some rooms have balconies.

Amenities:

In addition to the indoor heated pool, which is open daily from 7am to 10pm, the Stella Hotel also offers a restaurant and free parking on site.

Click here to check current rates at Stella Swiss Quality Hotel Interlaken

If you happen to strike bad weather during your stay, this article on rainy day activities in Interlaken and the Jungfrau Region might be helpful.

Carlton-Europe Vintage Adults Hotel

A combination of excellent facilities and reasonable rates makes the Carlton-Europe one of the best Interlaken hotels near the train station.  Located on Hoheweg, the Carlton-Europe dates back over 120 years but in 2019 opened the Carlton wing of the hotel as the Carlton-Europe Vintage Adults Hotel for guests 16 years of age and over.

The Carlton is highly rated amongst members of my Switzerland Travel Planning Facebook group, many of whom recommend it as the best place to stay in Interlaken.

Carlton-Europe Vintage Adults Hotel Interlaken
Image courtesy Carlton-Europe Vintage Adults Hotel


Location: Interlaken Ost

Rooms:

As you’d expect in a 4-star hotel, all rooms are beautifully furnished and feature a flat screen TV, telephone, safe, WiFi, hairdryer, an electric kettle and either a shower or a bathtub.

Superior rooms, designed in the hotel’s own ‘alpine-chic’ style, also come equipped with a Nespresso machine and some have balconies. Guests staying in Superior rooms can also use the hotel’s wellness facilities free of charge.

Amenities:

At the Carlton Hotel Interlaken you’ll find a traditional Swiss restaurant, a pub/grill and bar, and room service is available.  Private parking can be arranged for a fee.

The wellness centre features saunas and steam baths and the garden is perfect for enjoying a cool drink on a hot day or taking a dip in the outdoor pool.

Click here to check current rates at the Carlton-Europe Vintage Adults Hotel


3 star hotels in Interlaken

Hotel Beausite

Hotel Beausite Interlaken has been run by the same family for three generations whose aim is to make your stay a memorable one.  This traditional hotel is located in the historical part of Interlaken but is just a short walk from the town centre.

Hotel Beausite Interlaken
Hotel Beausite Interlaken. Image courtesy Peter Whitten

Location: Interlaken West

Rooms:

There are 50 rooms offering both garden and mountain views at Beausite Hotel Interlaken.  All rooms are comfortably furnished and equipped with complimentary WiFi access, television and own bathroom (budget rooms have a shared bathroom on the same floor).

Amenities:

The hotel’s restaurant serves Swiss cuisine, and tea, coffee and cake are served free of charge in the lobby between 2pm and 6pm daily.  There is also a terrace, garden and children’s playground on site, making it one of the best places to stay in Interlaken if you are travelling with children.

Click here to check current rates at Hotel Beausite Interlaken


Hotel Chalet Swiss

As its name suggests, Hotel Chalet Swiss is a traditional Swiss chalet-style building complete with shutters and flower boxes.  The family-owned hotel is almost 160 years old and features comfortable rooms with modern facilities. It is located about 8 minutes’ walk from Interlaken West station.


Location: Interlaken West

Rooms:

Single, Standard, Superior and Family Rooms are available, all equipped with cable TV, a safe, telephone, free WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities.  All rooms have a private bathroom with WC, bath/shower and hairdryer.

Amenities:

Breakfast is available each morning in the breakfast room and the bar is open each evening from 5pm until midnight.  Guests can also use the hotel’s sauna and hot tub. Parking is available for an additional cost.

Click here to check current rates at Hotel Chalet Swiss Interlaken


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Hotel Bernerhof

Located opposite the Interlaken West train station, Hotel Bernerhof, with its yellow balconies, is an excellent choice for couples and families.  It is a great option if you are looking for a cheap hotel in Interlaken.

Hotel Bernerhof Interlaken
Image courtesy Hotel Bernerhof

Location: Interlaken West

Rooms:

Offering twin/double, triple and four-bed options, Hotel Bernerhof Interlaken’s guest rooms are all equipped with flat screen TV, free high speed internet, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, fan, private bathroom with hairdryer, and balcony.  Superior rooms also include a fridge and air conditioning.

Amenities:

Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, parking is available for guests and the on-site Bebbis Restaurant serves a wide range of fondue dishes and Swiss specialities. 

Click here to check current rates at Hotel Bernerhof Interlaken.


Hotel Crystal

Situated just a 5-minute walk from Interlaken West station and 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of town, Hotel Crystal offers a quiet location close to the action. This comfortable hotel is a good option if you’re looking for one of the cheapest hotels in Interlaken, Switzerland.


Location: Interlaken West

Rooms:

There are a total of 55 single, double and triple rooms available at Crystal Hotel Interlaken, all featuring a private bathroom with bath or shower / toilet, hairdryer, telephone, flat screen television, mini bar and safe. Most also include a refrigerator. Free high speed internet is available throughout the hotel.

Amenities:

A continental breakfast is served every morning, there’s a free internet corner with a printer in the lobby, and free private parking. 

Click here to check current rates at Hotel Crystal Interlaken


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Useful things to know about Interlaken

Interlaken Visitor’s Tax

All guests staying at hotels and lodgings in Switzerland are required to pay a Visitor’s Tax, also known as a Swiss Tourist Tax, and Interlaken is no exception.  Rates vary depending on the standard of accommodation and the season of travel (summer or winter) and range from around CHF 2.50 to CHF 3.50 per person per night.

The Visitor Tax is not always included in the nightly room rate so check with your hotel if you are unsure.


Interlaken Guest Card

In return for paying the Visitor’s Tax, guests of Interlaken hotels and pensions (B&Bs) are provided with a Guest Card which offers numerous benefits and discounts throughout the entire region including free public transport and discounted tickets for mountain trips.

If you plan on spending a few days in the region, it is worth considering purchasing a Jungfrau Travel Pass or Regional Pass Berner Oberland as these cover public transport and many mountain railways and cable cars in the area.

How to get to Interlaken

Interlaken is located in the Canton of Bern and is easy to reach from all parts of Switzerland by either car or train.  It is 45 kilometres from Bern, 70 kilometres from Lucerne, 120 kilometres from Zurich and 220 kilometres from Geneva.

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Approximate travel times to Interlaken from other Swiss cities are:

  • From Bern – 50 minutes by car / 1 hour by train
  • From Lucerne – 1h:05 by car / 1h:51 by train
  • From Zurich – 1h:35 by car / 1h:58 by train
  • From Basel – 1h:40 by car / 2h:01 by train
  • From Geneva – 2h:35 by car / 3h by train
Interlaken Ost station
There are a number of hotels near Interlaken Ost station.

Frequent trains service Interlaken from all over Switzerland with regular connections to surrounding towns and villages in the Berner Oberland region.  Most intercity trains arrive and depart from Interlaken Ost station.

Trains operate between Interlaken Ost and Interlaken West stations – journey time is 3 minutes.  To walk between stations, allow around 25 minutes to cover the 1.6 kilometres.

If you have a Swiss Travel Pass, travel to Interlaken from anywhere in Switzerland is free.

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I hope this guide has helped you to choose the best hotel in Interlaken for your trip.  Whether you prefer to stay at one of the Interlaken hotels near the train station, are looking to splurge at a high-end hotel, are searching for the cheapest hotel in Interlaken, Switzerland or something in between, there are plenty of excellent options to choose from.

Enjoy your visit to Interlaken!


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