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dinner was excellent, the staff were wonderful, an enjoyable time breakfast was a little disappointing, perhaps we were too late down, but the croissants were superb
It is in the middle of nowhere and hard to get to if one is not travelling by car. There is actually no bus that takes you to the hotel and it is quite a walk.
We visited the local ski slopes, went to chaux de fond on the train and spent time exploring Neuchatel - there is a two hour mapped walk around the town The hotel was excellent and the staff were very helpful. The hotel is a little off the beaten track and takes 15 minutes to walk to nearest bus stop - we didnt have a problem with it and there is a daily ski bus from the bus stop too. The staff picked us up and dropped us off with our cases.
It was quiet, and very clean with good bed, important for resting well. Seemed to have good restaurant attached too. Friendly staff.
The hotel staff were helpful and very accommodating. The hotel itself is located about 15 mins outside of Neuchatel so it is very convenient to seeing the countryside and also for a city day trip. The breakfast was barely that. Breakfast was bread and cereal. Coffee was brought to the table. There was no yogurt or even fruit available. Even though the breakfast was included in the room charge, the bill reflected that the breakfast was 15CHF per person which it was definately not worth. If there were no breakfast and the room were less expensive, it would have been much more worth the price.
I didn't like the meal I had at the hotel.
Kind staff. We didn't like the sheets and the towels et the hotel, they looked old and weren't comfortable.
It was nicely situated, easy to get to once we figured out the directions. We loved the view of the alps. The beds were not comfortable, the springs were so close to the surface of the bed. There were only 2 outlets in the room. There were no amenities, we're used to coffee pots at that price, and a hair dryer. The TV was small and poorly situated, probably because of the small size of the room.
The staff was very cooperative. We were running late, so we called ahead and explained our situation and they left the key out for us. The cost of the breakfast was high.
Nice location, convenient for Neuchatel Small television at a high level
Charming hotel, very friendly staff and well appointed rooms. As a solo traveller I appreciated such a small touch as having a book shelf in my room with books in many langauges to help pass my time. B/f was quite basic, by 9.45 all the cheese was gone. As it was an additional charge I felt there could have been more provided.
Hotel staff were very friendly and hospitable. The ceiling above the shower was very low. We needed to sit while taking a shower. not very prctical.
Location of hotel quiet set in quaint square with restaurants & areas to walk. Very friendly relaxed service
the hotel itsself was really beautiful,a family run business at the beautiful village of hauterive!rooms,decoration and breakfast were all great!
Did not like the location No service for meals and the breakfast was over priced for what they gave
- small but very nicely decorated rooms - nice owners - nice breakfast - free parking available
great staff, very polite, charming location no hairdryer
nice breakfast in a nice room / charming village / very good gastronomic restaurant at the opposite of the hotel old styled bedroom, old bathroom
Staff were very friendly and helpful. The location, just outside Neuchatel was great. The breakfast was very ordinary, and not really worth the extra. Being in Switzerland, I sort of hoped for something like Bircher Meusli rather than Kellogs fun packs, but they did supply local cheese. The bread was good too.
Very kind and helpful restaurant staff. I was twenty four hours in this hotel, and the same litter I saw in the hallways on my arrival was still there when I checked out. Scruffy looking kitchen and cleaning staff smoking outside the hotel, did nothing to add to the ambiance. The room was tatty and needed renovation. Terrible bedside lights that flood the entire room with glaring light. Old worn-out mattresses made for a very uncomfortable night. Nice staff overall, but with all the many problems, I would not stay again at this very overpriced and poorly managed hotel.
Location in Neuchatel is excellent with perfect views of the lake. Very convenient to the train station. Staff extremely helpful and polite The room was extremely small. Not that I really needed more space, I guess I was just surprised when I entered and the room had a tiny single bed in a room only slightly wider. It turned out to be ok and very comfortable.. just not what I expected especially for the price. It definitely was not a double room as booked!
the kindness of the personnel
It was vey conveniently located next to the railway station so no need to use a car. Staff were friendly and helpful Decor seemed a bit old in the room, though this was not really a big problem
Location next to the railway station - easy access. Cleanness and friendliness
The room was very clean and had a nice bathroom. The staff was very friendly and helpful, even when I had special requests. The location was perfect! I wish the room had been larger or had a view.
The location was good. Staff was very helpful and accomodating. Would be great to either have fridge in room or ice machine in hallway with an ice bucket.
The staff was exceptionally helpful (and thankfully, for us, they spoke English!). Great location right on the lake, and close to shops/restaurants.
Hospitality of the hotel's staff, excellent location, reasonable price
Excellent hotel with very good service. Staff is very helpful and courteous. Location is very convenient, very close to downtown and train station. I will definitely use this hotel in my next trip.
The View very noisy from the bar until 2:30 AM
Very good location, closed to many seeing points. As per guide by the hotel, I paid SFr 15 for 3 hour wireless internet access. Provider was Swiss Telecom. But, signal was too weak anypwere anytime in the hotel. Succesful access time was only a few minutes. I just wasted money.
Convenient for for our trip! Perhaps the breakfast offered could have had more variey!
Convenient position. Parking concession. Access.
I liked the excellent central location on the lakeside and in the city centre.Good buffet breakfast and excellent restaurant for pasta/pizza and beers. Nice hot shower in bedroom. Helpful bi-lingual staff
Location is fantastic. Food expensive and disappointing. Wrong meal provided, badly cooked. No hot water in suite. After complaints it was suggested we go across the car park to a vacant room and use the bathroom there. Some windows in room did not have curtains or shutters.
Stunning scenery, comfortable rooms, quite good to have no television and bookshelves dotted around the place. Everybody read! The proximity of the farm was a big plus with the children. The beds are very low. When I enquired, re. my elderly mother possibly wanting to come, I was told it was possible to raise beds. Maybe this should be advertised in the rooms. One member of our party with 2 new hips really appreciated a raised bed the second and third nights.
nice view breakfast
Restaurant is grossly overpriced; chf28 for a bowl of pasta with pesto? They have you over a barrel as the hotel is in the country. Hotel is overpriced for what it is.
It was a very quiet room in a small town. We stayed in the seperate building in a double room with a shower. The rooms were very simple, it was nearly like staying in a cabin which was neat. It was easy to drive to surrounding cities during the day. Parking at the hotel was free and not a problem to find a space. The food in the restaurant was good but expensive (we ate there one night). The breakfast was good with a selection of the usual fare. The store in the lobby has some neat bio products. The bed was very hard. There also was no tv, which some in my party were dissapointed about.
A friendly, comfortable ambiance with a great view to the Neuchatel lake and the Alps. A very nice room with carefully chosen decoration and furnitures. A delicious buffet breakfast with home-made dishes, that was even served till 11am!
Marvelous nature,eco houses and ecofood plus incredible views of mountains
Very confortable room, amazing place, good food, english speackers If I didnt have called to the hotel about 10:30 p.m from the road (Bern to Neuchatel) I probably would get lost. I arrived at 2 am. On the other hand, when I called, I find an well prepared man, who gave-me correct instructions.
I liked the design of the rooms very much, simple and peaceful. We found the food at dinner very bland.
Very nice hotel. They offer freshest food, and organic food, since they have their ranch and farm. Of course the food served in the hotel is a little bit expensive, but in Switzerland, all food are expensive, no matter where you go, compared with other European countries. Also, it is an excellent place if you travel with kids, they offer extra bed for kids if they found you travel with kids. My son really enjoy what he found in the ranch and farm, very close to the nature, good for him. Maybe the hotel want people stay with only for relaxation, so they do not have TV in the room. If they can offer WIFI or wireless, it could be better.
The rooms were always clean, we had clean towels everyday/ It did not have AC and was a bit frustrating as one of the days we stayed there was very hot.
Cold tiled floor, no carpet, no house slippers
Spacious room. Quite old hotel. Not very clean room. No air condition.
The room was quaint. The size was comfortable and the room itself was very clean. I'd say that the staff, in general, is very rude. Not one person smiles or greets you pleasantly - it always feels like youre bothering them. Also, it must be said that when we booked the room for 1 night in the afternoon, the front desk clerk said the room (119 SFr) would include breakfast for us. We asked where, and she showed us. The next morning, we came downstairs and ate the poor breakfast (1 type of cheese, 1 unidentified salami, hard-boiled eggs, 2 yogurts, croisant. This is breakfast). When we checked out soon after, another front desk clerk asked if we had breakfast. We said yes, and our bill jumped up to 150 SFr.! We explained that the meal was included, and they claimed it isn't, extremely rude and unapologetic. Never again.
Parking was free Staff was unfriendly. Room was okay at best. Internet was terribly expensive. Nothing around the hotel.
Helpfu lstaff Room a bit bare
My room was available much before the published check in time. All areas of the hotel are clean and tidy. Room looked newly renovated. The hotel is modern in apperance. Breakfast is basic but plentiful
The hotel was located very close to lake neuchatel in a quieter part is town a few minutes walk from the centre Like the rest of the area the price was high for what you got compared to UK prices
Friendly staff. I had a problem with a noise in the bathroom, and I could directly change rooms.
Large, clean rooms. Good breakfast. Cool vibe.
It was a short walk from the funicular that takes you to the train station. The buffet breakfast was included in the room rate and it was very good.
Good location (the lake, the funicular are two minutes walking), good taste design.
The hotel is situated from one side, close to beutiful lake, from other side is easy to go to from the railway station (funicular line station is about 60 m). The hotel has a good style of design. The reception hall is not large enough. But for the 3 stars hotel it's good.
rstaurant service was not so friendly
Close to town centre and lake
My room on the top floor was spacious and quiet, with lovely views from the dormer windows of mountains and sea. The staff was pleasant and friendly, the atmosphere was comfortably low-key, and the location was convenient to the town centre (on foot or by tram) but far enough away to avoid the noise. Unfortunately, I arrived during an unusual heat wave, and even with a rotating floor fan running non-stop, the un-air-conditioned space was so stultifyingly hot that it was all but unbearable, even at night ... especially as a sign tacked to the window advised against opening it with the lights on because of mosquitoes. The room had few amenities and no safe. The bathroom sink also was very slow to drain and needed unclogging.
the friendliness off the staff NA
Room facilities and view
Unique design and room facilities, wonderful lake side location, the only suite hotel above water in Europe, superb food and wines, an experience not to be missed Some aging wooden planks along the access to the lake side suites do no longer match the luxury resort.
The style and layout of the rooms is first class,add to that real privacy and the feeling of sitting on the lake/water Unfortunately it is a disease that Hotels insist on execcive charges for mini bar (standard items) and the price for a continental breakfast. We regularly stay at another 5 star hotel in Switzerland where the mini bar & breakfast are all part of accom which is overall less that the Palafitte.
Service, staff and clenliness were excellent. The room could have been a little cooler.
the wonderfull setting off the small appartments on the water, the nice service and attention also for us as a family
Very relaxing, felt as though we were on holiday somewhere exotic even though we were within a stone's throw from Neuchatel, the restaurant was excellent as was the service, the facilities provided in the room were of a very high standard and they had thought of everything. We actually asked to upgrade to a Lake Pavillion room once we were there. The heating system was on full and could not be turned off -- the only comfortable way to sleep was to have the main window wide open all night. It was also too expensive -- only affordable on the basis that this was a one-off and we would not go back due to the cost.
Great location on the lake with decks right out over the lake There was not much choice for food in the area
Nice staff Great site Romantic room design One of the most beautiful hotels in the Europe
Very comfortable room. Good breakfast. Very pleasant people.
The bed was good and comfortable
It was a lovely small hotel, great staff, clean, comfortable spacious, good breakfast, great coffee, nice patio, close to everything. No
Nice ambience, polite & eager to help staff with English, German, French language knowledge, cozy rooms, quiet rooms with a view in the garden. Free Wireless internet in rooms/reception/cafeteria was also a good feature. Everything went smoothly during our stay (3 nights).
Welcoming and friendly staff. Room clean, good continental breakfast. Hotel few minutes walk from the town and Lake.
The size of the room and the decor. Very quiet.
Proximity to town centre. No hotel parking, or preferred rates in adjacent public car park.
Friendly staff & the best coffee I've tasted in a long time!
A great hotel in the old town of Neuchatel. Lovely friendly and helpful staff who couldn't do enough for us. Rooms were nicely designed, spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. The buffet continental breakfast was nice, plentiful and pretty reasonable. With the hotel just as short walk into town and from there the lake, I would stay here again or recommend it to friends.
Liked its good location No gym. One of the reasons why I booked. Breakfast was very poor. No fruit apart from kiwifruit. Not appealing. Room was suppose to be a superior room that could sleep 4. I think you would have to be childen or dwarves. There was no room
The reception staff were all attentive and helpful and spoke good English. The design was pleasing and interesting. The lakeside view from our room was lovely. In retrospect, I think it ought to have been pointed out that our booking was inclusive of breakfast.
Everything we had nothing to complain about
The hotel is very elegant and very well located at the seaside of Neuchatel. The rooms with view on the lake are great. No.
Location. Memories. Very helpful at front desk.- gave us an upgrade when they couldn't find our reservation Arrived to find no reservation tho we had a Booking.com confirmation and we were not pleased. Hotel did respond well.
Lakeside position, Reception staff, general ambience Reception although given assurance that due to my late arrival the kitchen would be able to supply something to eat, this was countermanded by the extremely abrupt Head Waiter. The extraordinary arrangment was made on my behalf by the excellent Receptioist but I was assured by the head waiter he was the controller of the kitchen and not the chef de cuisine!
The location was excellent. The staff very friendly and the room very comfortable. The breakfast was huge and varied, and the weekend offer made the place very affordable.
Very little - it is being renovated. The location is convenient for the town centre. The room had just been decorated smelled heavily of paint, the A/C had been removed, in August! The corridors were hung with bare wires and light bulbs. The wires almost blocked the corridor, a fire hazard. The stairs were blocked because of painting, fire hazard! Workmen's tools were left in the corridor. The building was covered in scaffolding incl. outside the window - security hazard. The staff said sorry - so what?
The hotel staff was helpful and friendly, my room was clean and comfortable and the location was close to the train station and the city center of Nuechatel.
Was not warned that hotel was a building site
I was expecting a much better facility from the price we paid. We stayed at much better accomodations with similar price. What was worst, I wrote on the searching tool of the site that we had two children 5 yrs old. Tha bunk bed offered no reliable protection whatsoever and we ended up putting one mattress on the floor.
Lovely location, hotel accommodation as described -no unpleasant surprises. The restaurant opposite the rooms serving largely Italian food was excellent. We did not try the 'restaurant on the boat' attached to the hotel on this one night stay. No
The quiet, the food and the lake nothing to say
Did not expect catering facilities in room. Staff friendly and helpful. Good meal on boat. Difficult to find. Not as near to Neuchatel as expected. Beach village only.
Comfortable, 300 metres to Lac Neuchatel. This is a locals beach/lake village, not a tourist area. Great Italian restaurant across the street: Au Pechure It is a little out of the way, although that is not a bad thing. Staff spoke only French but were friendly. Breakfast was light continental, bread & jam, coffee & juice only.
Beautiful old hotel in the best possible location on Avenue Central in Avenches (the old roman town of Aventicum), just a few steps from the old roman amphitheatre. Fantastic friendly helpful staff and wonderful coffees. Book to stay here for arena concert events, make sure to ask for parking. Wifi in some rooms very low - take your laptop to the reception lounge to connect.
no noise; At the breakfast, some piece of bread were stale
the room was very nice, unfortunately for the very large room the beds were a bit small. the staff could be much friendlier and give a warm welcome when you arrive....sad see abovethe prize is quite expensiove for what they offer, also the breakfast buffet could be much nicer organised
Very good central position in the small town of Avenches. Attractive medieval buildings and interesting Roman amphitheatre used for opera and other festivals. Easy access to the lakes for steamer trips and not too far to drive to the mountains on a days outing. Breakfasts acceptable but rather haphazard service with items running out and not being readily replaced. Restricted parking outside which could be difficult at busy times, the alternative is the hotel garage parking which is pricey at 25 CHF per day.
The restaurant was very good
The location was very convenient for us.
Very nice hotel, nice location and in this winter season the parking is clean Restaurant and Service and wine/food information and meals are just GREAT Congratulation on the chef and his staff
nice service, good restaurant. rooms are good standard although all horribly smoky! Big big minus. Every room was apparently smoking room. Although I asked for non-smoking in my reservation - I was given a smoking room that smelled extremely strongly of cigarettes. On top of having allergies for two nights - all my clothes smelled like cigarettes. Very disappointing. Also - the website promised a bath in my room - but I was only given a shower. Otherwise a nice hotel experience was a disappointed due to these factors.