Leading on from my previous post about the resort of Wengen in general this post is specifically about the accommodation we chose this time.
Over the years we have stayed in many different places depending on the size of the group we were with, their ages and the sort of catering required. This time we were a small group of five and had decided that we wanted to stay somewhere that was in a position away from the centre of the village but no less than a few minutes walk to the station, cable car and all other facilities.
Hotel Baren came high on our check list, especially as we were looking for somewhere that would provide a good standard of catering for both Christmas and New Year for residents without us having to book to eat out.
We had eaten before at the Hotel Baren’s restaurant which has an excellent reputation amongst villagers and visitors alike, but we had never stayed at the hotel before.
It turned out to meet all our expectations and we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. It is a family run business and Therese and Willy Brunner make all their guests feel very welcome.
Two of our rooms were recently renovated, bright and comfortable with stunning views, the hotel environment was friendly. As for the food it was absolutely delicious and of a constant high standard. We would definitely like to stay there again.
It is a small hotel with no lift, but the stairs helped keep us in trim for the ski slopes. Even if you do not stay at the Baren, do have a meal there if you visit Wengen.
I will let the photos tell the rest of the story.
One of the recently renovated en-suite balcony rooms.
View from our balcony
Finally New Year’s Eve at Hotel Baren
Menu – New Year’s Eve 2011.
Home smoked sturgeon from Frutigen on spicy apple salad
Lemon grass soup with Tonka bean-prawns
A fling with lamb, vegetables and sheep cheese in puff pastry
Rare fried beef sirlion with a strong Merlot sauce served with potato baskets and mixed vegetables
Fleurette de Rougemont with pear truffle jam
Chocolate Pave with mango
To view any of the photos shared here today in a larger format please visit the album Travel Tales - Hotel Baren on Flickr.com
All photos are my own taken in December 2011 and January 2012. All rights reserved by LindyLouMac Photo Collection