Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hotel Restaurant Baren Wengen Switzerland


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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

Exterior photos

Interior photos

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


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All photos are my own taken in December 2011 and January 2012. Copyright All rights reserved by LindyLouMac Photo Collection

For more information please visit the website Hotel Baren Wengen  or Trip Advisor


  1. LindyLouMac, loved these posts about Wengen! This is one of my favourite places on the planet and I long to return there -- have been there in summer some years ago and just adore it. The walking is beyond sensational.

    We stayed at Hotel Falken, another magical place I can't recommend highly enough.

    Not a skier but love your wintery shots!

    Cheers and happy travels.

  2. NY's eve in the Swiss Alps...can it get better? That view from the balcony is so spectacular! Great travel post!

  3. Sounds like a great New Year. I would take a family run business any time by preference. They always seem more interested in the way you are looked after. Diane

  4. From LindyLou to CarolynB: I just had to reply to your comment on Travel Tales but not able to as you have no reply set :(

    It is indeed a small world, Wengen holds a very special place in our family's hearts and my husband has been going there since he was a small boy, he is 62 this year! We have stayed at the Falken a good few times :)

    From CarolynB: Thanks, LindyLouMac! I don't know what I did to mess up the reply feature but thought I'd also copy your lovely reply back as another comment here so others can see as well.

    Cheers and maybe our paths will cross in Wengen one day How fabulous it is such a special place for your hubby :)


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