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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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
Was not warned that hotel was a building site
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.
Service, staff and clenliness were excellent. The room could have been a little cooler.
Great location on the lake with decks right out over the lake There was not much choice for food in the area
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.
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.
Nice staff Great site Romantic room design One of the most beautiful hotels in the Europe
the wonderfull setting off the small appartments on the water, the nice service and attention also for us as a family
Room facilities and view
the friendliness off the staff NA
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.
rstaurant service was not so friendly
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.
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.
Close to town centre and lake
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.
Good location (the lake, the funicular are two minutes walking), good taste design.
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
Friendly staff. I had a problem with a noise in the bathroom, and I could directly change rooms.
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
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 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!
Location next to the railway station - easy access. Cleanness and friendliness
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.
Very comfortable room. Good breakfast. Very pleasant people.
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).
The bed was good and comfortable
The size of the room and the decor. Very quiet.
It was a lovely small hotel, great staff, clean, comfortable spacious, good breakfast, great coffee, nice patio, close to everything. No
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.
Friendly staff & the best coffee I've tasted in a long time!
Proximity to town centre. No hotel parking, or preferred rates in adjacent public car park.
Welcoming and friendly staff. Room clean, good continental breakfast. Hotel few minutes walk from the town and Lake.
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
Hospitality of the hotel's staff, excellent location, reasonable price
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.
Convenient position. Parking concession. Access.
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.
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 staff was exceptionally helpful (and thankfully, for us, they spoke English!). Great location right on the lake, and close to shops/restaurants.
The View very noisy from the bar until 2:30 AM
Convenient for for our trip! Perhaps the breakfast offered could have had more variey!
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.
- small but very nicely decorated rooms - nice owners - nice breakfast - free parking available
nice breakfast in a nice room / charming village / very good gastronomic restaurant at the opposite of the hotel old styled bedroom, old bathroom
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.
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.
great staff, very polite, charming location no hairdryer
the hotel itsself was really beautiful,a family run business at the beautiful village of hauterive!rooms,decoration and breakfast were all great!
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.
Did not like the location No service for meals and the breakfast was over priced for what they gave
Location of hotel quiet set in quaint square with restaurants & areas to walk. Very friendly relaxed service
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.
Parking was free Staff was unfriendly. Room was okay at best. Internet was terribly expensive. Nothing around the hotel.
Spacious room. Quite old hotel. Not very clean room. No air condition.
Cold tiled floor, no carpet, no house slippers
Helpfu lstaff Room a bit bare
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marvelous nature,eco houses and ecofood plus incredible views of mountains
nice view breakfast
The staff was very pleasant. They had no English so one has to practise their French but that's what it's all about. Hotel is clean and has fantastic views. For a beautiful mountain experience it's a simple and lovely hotel. For the price everything is in order. Perhaps the breakfast could have had a few more selections.
Personell was very helpfull
i found La Cle des Champs verry nice clean and the poeple nice as well i liked the sound of the cows bells as well
Remote, peaceful setting - a great get-a-way location, with opportunities to walk in all directions with breathtaking scenery. Limited catering, but breakfasts fine. Need a car to get there.
Friendly hotel. Good value for money. Lovely to be in a non- touristy area. Very relaxing. Our son is staying there for five weeks at the moment. He is doing a degree project. We went to see him.He is finding the hotel excellent for the long stay and appreciates the helpful freindly staff.
Clean, comfortable Hard to find.
Very quiet Not much english spoken, bring your French dictionary
The quality they offer is excellent, and the staff are very kind and friendly. Also the location is unique: Your are right in the mountains, and there is nothing else around (except for another hotel). Beautiful walks and views. The point of being so isolated can be a little too much. You certainly need a car to come here, and if you need anything, you can forget about it. This can be both, a disadvantage, or a very nice point, depending on each one.
Excellent staff and countryside Had to ask for tea making facilities in room - which were provided promptly no public transport to hotel - but staff were very helpful in ferrying us to station
silence and free very fast wireless nothing
It was quiet, and very clean with good bed, important for resting well. Seemed to have good restaurant attached too. Friendly staff.
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
Kind staff. We didn't like the sheets and the towels et the hotel, they looked old and weren't comfortable.
I didn't like the meal I had at the hotel.
Nice location, convenient for Neuchatel Small television at a high level
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
room was ok and clean breakfast not good
I can't see anything positive... the small flat tv in the bedroom maybe?... Hotel is next to the church (extremely noisy bells), and next to the main road. Lots of short stairs to get to the bedroom. Heating in the room was not fully working and there is no heating in the bathroom (the tiles were freezing cold). There was only one sheet on the bed (too small for 2) and the other sheet in the closet did not have a cover and had several stains of what would be blood! We've seen 2 bugs in the bedroom! The breakfast room is shabby and not welcoming; the breakfast is very poor (same jam and salami standing open air whole day long, few bread, ...). The guy from the hotel is dressed dirty and his pants are falling down so you can see his bare but at breakfast! Would never go there again.
Spotless,equipment hi tech,wirelss internet working like a dream Very poor breakfeast from my point of view.No butter at your discretion,there were brought few little pieces on a plate,no variaty of chease,just one type,very little choise of jams,no ham,two types of cereales,the milk was in the box,not even bothering to put in something else.Almost no fruits,just some apples.
Very comfortable bed, airy, spacious room- lovely breakfast, fast efficient service. Television didn't work in room. Need some structured questions in English that require a yes/no answer, when dealing with English speakers over the phone instead of going into panic mode and not listening.For example "do you already have a reservation" - yes/no then if no - "are you wanting to book a room?" Yes/no
Very close to the lake .Welcoming staff. Clean and good value.
friendly service stairs
The location (old typical village), old house, family owned, friendly staff. Room was clean. Cheap for Switzerland. The breakfast could have been better.
Warm greeting and staff eager to meet our needs.
Very nice and charming hotel, kind of old castle. Rooms are large enough. Little bit noisy from the church. The clock tower is hitting each 15 minutes round the clock.