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Bernerhof Swiss Quality Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staying at the Bernerhof is like staying with friends as everybody is so friendly and accommodating. We also love the view from our balcony and, after a day exploring it is good to relax and take in the picturesque surroundings, particularly the constantly changing light on the mountains.

Claudia and Gerhard are wonderful, kind and considerate hosts that make all their guest feel special. Our room had a balcony with panoramic view up to the glaciers above the scenic Ochinensee. Wet and exhausted after a day's hike in the clouds we returned to the hotel sauna and gourmet food in a friendly and relaxed restaurant atmosphere. As a final touch Claudia kindly drove us to Kandersteg station on a drizzly early morning. Great good value hotel with perfect hosts.

We stayed two nights in mid-July and it was the most incredible experience of our trip. The staff is beyond fantastic. You need it - they've got it or they will help you with it. Super friendly. The view out the front of the hotel is spectacular - an ever changing view of the Alps. The restaurant is excellent whether it was the buffet breakfast or the evening meal. We chose the hotel basically by chance - all of the hotels in Kandersteg look good - but this one was the best.

This was our 10th stay at the Bernerhof and we absolutely love the hotel, the staff, the amazing views, and the cute Swissness of little Kandersteg. The Bernerhof has the best and most amazing views of majestic, soaring Blumlisalp! No other hotel even comes close to the beauty you can see out your hotel room or while dining in their perfectly elegant, yet cozy dining room. With close access to many hiking trails and the train station, you'll never lack for day-time activities. The owners, Gerhard and Claudia, are very warm, welcoming, attentive, engaging, and the best Swiss hosts you'll ever encounter! These characteristics also describe their staff and their chef creates dinners to remember! It's always a sad day when it's time to leave!

We stayed 4 days / 3 nights at the Bernerhof during our visit to Kandersteg. Throughout our stay, the owners, Gerhard and Claudia, and their staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. The rooms were superb and gave amazing views of the Bluemlisalp and nearby peaks. The breakfast spread was very nice. Claudia would greet us at breakfast each morning and she remembered our drink preferences from the previous mornings. Should we have the opportunity to visit Kandersteg again, we would almost certainly stay at the Bernerhof.

We recently spent a 10 night holiday at Hotel Bernerhof. Gerhard and Claudia the owners gave exemplary service. Quietly efficient and they genuinely expressed an interest in each guest at every encounter as did their staff. Meals were delicious and the service faultless. Although our room was small it was perfectly adequate and the bed very comfortable. The hotel was spotlessly clean. The location of the hotel afforded them the best view in the village of the mountain ranges. Central to all facilities. We would love to return but Swiss standard of living is very high and compared to England everything was very expensive. Fortunately we were half board!

We stayed at the Bernerhof for a whole week while doing day hikes in the Kandersteg area. It is not the first time we have stayed here and it seems to keep getting better and better. The service has always been warm and welcoming and everyone around us was treated in a similar manner. The food was lovely and I was able to get a Coupe Danmark instead of the regular dessert which is a real treat for me. If you want great hiking and a wonderful place to stay you must use the Bernerhof.

The Hotel Bernerhof is a beautiful, charming and friendly place to stay in Kandersteg. The facilities are spotless, the rooms are extremely comfortable and the food is superb. The owners, Gerhard and Claudia, are extraordinarily professional.

If you are ready for a total Swiss immersion, Kandersteg and Hotel Bernerhof will be just the place for you. This is a traditional family-run hotel where you will interact with the personable owners, Gerhard and Claudia Lehmann, and their professional staff every day. It has all the trappings you would expect of a Swiss hotel in the Bernese alps– a fine restaurant and cozy dining room, spacious public areas with a comfy feel, and a friendly, helpful staff, all wrapped in a beautifully detailed building draped with colorful summertime window boxes. The location in small, charming Kandersteg is convenient to a mini grocery store, a bank (and ATM), the tourist information office, and is perfect for catching the train or regional bus and for numerous day hikes. We were on a half-board arrangement and ours was a superior double room on the third floor with a decent-size balcony facing a large meadow with its charming small church set against a backdrop of waterfalls, glaciers, and snow-capped mountains. We paid a premium for this room and felt it was worth it for our four night stay. The room was extra large with a comfy bed, a small couch and two additional seats, along with the very private balcony with chairs, a small table, and a chaise. From the large but private window in the walk-in shower we had a full-on view of the meadow and mountains. There is a large closet, in-room safe, and strong WiFi. There is no air conditioning, but even on days in the high 80s it wasn't necessary. The breakfast buffet is somewhat skimpy but adequate, and you can request cooked-to-order scrambled eggs. On half-board, the four course dinner always had three main choices – meat, seafood, and vegetarian, and generally all courses were quite varied from day to day and often very innovative. Claudia was attentive to our culinary likes and dislikes, and kindly made adjustments to our dietary needs. If you arrive at the Kandersteg train station it's a very easy, nearly level five minute walk to the hotel. Take the ramp down from the station and immediately turn left onto Bahnhofgassli. Cross the Kander River and continue to Aeussere Dorfstrasse. Turn left, and the hotel is one minute away on the left. Though near the station, there is little or no train noise. For those who drive, the hotel appears to provide ample parking on site.

It is location near the train station. Maybe just 2 mins walk from train station to the hotel. The room is clean and the mattress is very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent including the food and the view!

Aeussere Dorfstrasse Kandersteg BE

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located within a mile (2 km) of Kandersteg-Allmenalp Cable Car, Bernerhof Swiss Quality Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kandersteg-Sunnbuel Cable Car. The 45 rooms at this 3-star hotel include balconies and TVs and guests can enjoy free breakfast. It's in the mountains and also close to Oeschinen Lake and Blausee.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay.


All 45 rooms feature balconies and phones. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Guests of Bernerhof Swiss Quality Hotel enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. There's free offsite parking and a free train station shuttle. Multilingual staff is on hand to answer questions.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room, Mountain View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 278 reviews