As part of a Europe tour I stayed at Hotel Schutzen, Switzerland for two nights. It was organised as part of a group tour package but prices are typically £120 per person per night. We had been advised that accommodation in Switzerland was very expensive and we might have to share a room with up to 5 other people. Hotel Schutzen has many rooms where you can book as part of a group booking to save money. Many of the rooms in the hotel do not have en-suite facilities but there are toilets on every floor and the communal showers are found on the second floor. I was lucky enough to have my own private room with en suite facilities.
I stayed on the third floor with a lovely view of the mountains from my window. Although the temperature was below freezing outside the hotel and the rooms were very warm and toasty, you could even turn up the temperature as all the rooms were individually controlled. There was a sink in the room with a small room in the corner that housed the toilet and shower. The bedding and mattress were very comfortable to sleep on.
Dinner at the hotel restaurant is too expensive so I wouldn’t recommend it, we ate there once and wasn’t really impressed, it looked good but wasn’t anything extraordinary. There are many other places to eat in the area that is cheaper and there is even a supermarket that sells sandwiches and salads for a few Swiss francs if you want to save money.
The area around the hotel is excellent, lovely views, shops and even a Laundromat. The train network can be reached by a short 10 minute walk; it connects you to all the ski slopes and tourist attractions such as Jungfrau – The top of Europe.
The owner of the hotel was very rude but reception staff was friendly and accommodating. The front door closes at 9pm when reception staff go home so if you need to enter you need to use the hotel restaurant door. After 11pm when the restaurant door closes you need to use a side entrance where the code is given at reception. Wi fi access is free, the code is available from reception and connection wasn’t a problem.
After finding that it costs £120 per person per night to stay there I find it overpriced as it was very basic accommodation.