Ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveller from Newark, DE
Nice old hotel in quiet locationPosted 18-Sep-2017
This is an excellent place to stay if you are a walker or skier. It is located in a quiet unspoiled valley but has a ski lift and a network of hiking trails close by. Could be used as a base for exploring the Interlaken and Jungfrau area if you don't mind driving 5 or 6 km down a windy road. Well worth it to avoid the tourist craziness in those parts.
for Everyoneby A verified traveller from Verona, NJ
Nice hotel with mountain viewsPosted 20-Sep-2016
Cons: The spelling of the hotel. It's either Baren or Baeren but not both and it's located in Kiental, not Reichenbach.
Finding the hotel proved to be a bit of a hassle because on the building it says Hotel Baren but our booking from Expedia said Hotel Baeren located in Reichenbach. Also it's located in Kiental which is on the mountainside and not Reichenbach which is down in the valley. We arrived in the area by car at about 4:30pm after driving from Augsburg, Germany and drove by the hotel the first time until we realized we were lost. On the way back we stopped at the Hotel Baren and when we showed them the print out from Expedia they said the Hotel Baeren was down in the valley in Reichenbach. However, when we found the Hotel Baeren they didn't have our reservation and called the Hotel Baren who had our reservation so we had to drive back up the mountain to Kiental. As we had to be in Interlaken for a 6:00pm tour we quickly unpacked and just made our tour in time. The room was rustic with no soap or shampoo in the bathroom but the room was clean, the beds were comfortable and the view from the balcony was breathtaking. The breakfast buffet which was included with the price of the room was good and the restaurant was open late for dinner. Having a grocery store across the street was also very convenient. If you stay at this hotel just be prepared to drive up a mountainside with a very narrow winding road. The pay back is the view of surrounding mountains and picturesque Swiss chalets with their flower boxes. It's about a 45 minute drive from Interlaken.
by Melissa from Seattle, WA, USA
Good hotel to hike the Kiental ValleyPosted 23-Aug-2015 on Hotels
Charming hotel in the Swiss Alps. The young woman who checked us in and waited tables in the restaurant was very nice and very helpful - I think this is a family run establishment. This is more of a ski hotel and it shows, but it was perfectly acceptable for our needs. It is not haute couture or grand in décor but I would stay here again as a beginning to hike the Kiental valley.
by Robert from Munich
Alpine HideawayPosted 1-Aug-2015 on Hotels
Nice hotel if you have a car and Interlaken hotels in your price range are booked.
by A verified traveller
Perfect for a peaceful vacationPosted 2-Oct-2014 on Hotels
Peaceful and close to the nature.
by Cindy from Kinetal
Baeren AlpsPosted 20-Sep-2014 on Hotels
First nite in Switzerland and what a great place to stay. Cozy hotel with beautiful views
by A verified traveller
No luxury, Good location with a good pricePosted 17-Sep-2014 on Hotels
A funny smell in the rooms. Great views. No frills kind of decoration. Comparably cheap. Adequate breakfast.
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Lehrlauf infolge falscher Info!!!Posted 27-Aug-2017 on Hotels
Wir wollten nach Reichenbach. Reichenbach liegt an der Bahnlinie, doch dieses Hotel liegt überhaupt nicht in Reichenbach sondern in Kiental (Reichenbach). Somit ist ganz klar, dass das Angebot im Internet sehr, sehr unklar ist. Wir haben dadurch einen ganzen Tag verbraten und erst noch zusätzliche Spesen gehabt. (privates Taxi). Dieses Hotel, das ansonsten ganz ok wäre, wollte man nur buchen wenn man mit einem Auto hinfährt. Ist man auf OeV angewiesen wollte man das Hotel meiden. Es fährt nur ab und zu ein Bus vorbei und am Abend geht überhaupt nichts mehr!!!!! Wir meinten in Reichenbach gebucht zu haben, stattdessen war dies im abgelegenen Kiental das zu Reichenbach gehört, jedoch 5km weiter entfernt ist!!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Hallo aus Kiental Das ist uns völlig klar, wir haben dieses Problem schon bei Expedia gemeldet, soll aber nicht möglich sein zu ändern!?