The Aarburg Hotel & Café

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Romantic Double Room, Non Smoking, Balcony (2) | Balcony
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Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Connecting Rooms | Hypo-allergenic bedding, free WiFi

Overview of The Aarburg Hotel & Café

The Aarburg Hotel & Café

2.0 star property
Mountain hotel with bar/lounge, near Lake Thun

8.8/10 Fabulous

150 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
  • Ski facilities
Beatenbergstrasse 1, Unterseen, 3800
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ski storage
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Offsite parking available
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk
  • Mystery Rooms - 3 min drive
  • Lake Brienz - 15 min drive
  • Jungfrau - 34 min drive
  • First - 52 min drive

Getting around

  • Bern (BRN-Belp) - 45 min drive
  • Interlaken West Ferry Terminal - 8 min walk
  • Interlaken West Station - 8 min walk
  • Interlaken Harderbahn Station - 15 min walk

About this property

The Aarburg Hotel & Café

Hotel by the river
Free breakfast (local cuisine), a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe are just a few of the amenities provided at The Aarburg Hotel & Café. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a fireplace in the lobby and a bar.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises, a reception hall, and multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at The Aarburg Hotel & Café offer amenities such as free WiFi. Guest reviews give good marks for the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping and electrical adapters/chargers


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free offsite parking within 820 ft; reservations required

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared refrigerator

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Ski lessons nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Segway rentals/tours nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski storage


  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 31 March, CHF 3.20 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 April - 31 October, CHF 3.50 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for CHF 30.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Aarburg Guesthouse Unterseen
Aarburg Guesthouse
Aarburg Unterseen
The Aarburg
The Aarburg Hotel Café
The Aarburg Hotel & Café Hotel
The Aarburg Hotel & Café Unterseen
The Aarburg Hotel & Café Hotel Unterseen

Frequently asked questions

Does The Aarburg Hotel & Café offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Aarburg Hotel & Café does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Aarburg Hotel & Café?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Aarburg Hotel & Café?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Aarburg Hotel & Café?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Aarburg Hotel & Café?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at The Aarburg Hotel & Café?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Interlaken Casino (11-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Aarburg Hotel & Café and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like cross-country skiing and snowboarding, and return when the snow melts for cycling and boat tours. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming and segway rentals. The Aarburg Hotel & Café also has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near The Aarburg Hotel & Café?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Arcobaleno (3-min walk), Taj mahal (4-min walk), and Bären (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Aarburg Hotel & Café like?
The Aarburg Hotel & Café is located by the river, a short 8-minute walk from Interlaken West Ferry Terminal and 12 minutes' walk from Mystery Rooms. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Cozy and very friendly cafe hotel.
I Loved looking out onto the blue glacial river. The owner had great insights to some of the outdoor activities as he had been a canyoneering guide for many years prior. He and the staff were amazing, very friendly, and tried to accommodate as best they could. The rooms were cozy, newly renovated with a simple design. The cafe had wonderful desserts. The free breakfast was simple but enough with cold items. Hot food could be ordered from a menu for additional cost from the cafe.
Sayar, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Katie, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Barbara, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Maria Espina
Great service.check in / out was easy. They even hauled our luggage. Views were espectacular, breakfast was very good, specially the coffee. Of course rooms were warm due to the heat wave. The fan helped! I will recommend it 100%.
Maria, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Heidi, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

James, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Austin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This hotel was perfect!! We stayed on the second floor in a mountain view room and it was incredible to wake up to that view every morning. The bed was comfortable, bathroom is updated and the room was clean. The location in incredible because it's a 3 minute walk into the "downtown" area but far enough away where you can sleep with the windows open and have a quiet night's sleep. The breakfast was amazing. Homemade yogurts, juices, fresh baked breads and croissants, and made to order coffee/hot chocolate and eggs. Truly the best breakfast a hotel has offered us during our two week Euro-trip. The hotel only has 9 rooms so it had the boutique feel which we loved. It's about a 7 minute walk from the west train station. And about a 15 minute walk to the east side of Interlaken. Interlaken itself is amazing and when we come back we will most definitely be staying at the Aaburg!
Krysten, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This place was absolutely amazing It was clean and the views are breathtaking I would deff stay here and recommend this place to anyone
Yarely, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Hotel
Excellent hotel, breakfast was great and the room was lovely and extremely clean with a new modern bathroom! We had the balcony room and although the room was on the small side the views were incredible! The hotel also gave us a key for a room we could store our luggage in. Everyone working there was so nice and the food was delicious- would definitely return to The Aarburg
Molly, 3-night trip
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