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Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes - Nineteenth Century Alpine GlamourHotel Bellevue  
Des Alpes

One of the few 19th-century hotels in Europe has regained the atmosphere of grandness with its British-inspired glamor, but without looking old-fashioned.

The Grand Hotel Bellevue des Alpes is a historic family-run hotel in the shadow of the majestic Jungfrau - one of the tallest Alpine peaks at 13,642 feet (4,158 meters). It's located in a completely car-free zone high up in the mountains.

The only way to reach the hotel, which lies at 6,739 feet (2,054 meters) - other than hiking - is by taking the cable car of the Wengernalp Railway.

The starting points are Lauterbrunnen via Wengen or the Grindelwald-Grund to reach the Kleine Scheidegg station right next to Hotel Bellevue des Alpes.

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Adolf Seiler was the ruler of the Scheidegg pass for over 50 years. His family decided to build an inn between the Lauberhorn and Dreigestirn mountain peaks in 1840, and they called it the "Zur Gemse".

Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Historic Building At Night

The place attracted crowds, and long before the railway was built in 1893, the inn was turned into the Hotel Bellevue with an extension of Hotel des Alpes as we know it today.

Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Building In Huge Snow Storm During Winter
Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Building Front Facade
Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Historic Building Facade Close-Up
Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Fireplace By The Entrance
Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Billiard Room

The hotel's lounge has ceiling-high wooden paneling, and it looks straight out of the decor of a film set.

Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Lounge

Although ski slopes surround the hotel, it is not a place for an apr├Ęs-ski - the post-skiing tradition of partying until "until the cows come home".

Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Restaurant

The elegant hotel with table lamps, starched tablecloths, gleaming silverware, chandeliers, and vintage furniture is rather for a restful and glamorous mountain stay.

Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Bar

It doesn't mean you will stay dry, though. The hotel's bar is fully stocked with quality spirits, including local specialties. How about a glass of Scottish single malt while playing chess, accompanied by soft jazz music?

Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Event Room
Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Restaurant Window View
Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Restaurant Mountain View
Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Original Wooden Staircase
Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Living Room

The hotel has 56 rooms spread over the two buildings and is connected by a gallery. The rooms do not have a television, but they do have a magnificent mountain view.

Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Room
Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Vintage Bedroom
Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Bathroom
Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Vintage-Style Room

Wifi barely works a few hours a day, and there are no TVs in the room. So instead, you can gaze at the immense Alpine mountain peaks through the big windows or from the picturesque balconies.

Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Balcony With Alpine Panorama
Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Frozen Window
Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes With Alpine Peaks In The Background

The hotel has a restaurant with seating for 120 people outside on its panoramic terrace.

Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes Restaurant Terrace With Alpine Panorama

When night falls and the skiers and day trippers have descended, the peace returns and the hotel exudes the atmosphere of its grand past.

Hotel Bellevue Des Alpes & Mountains
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3801 Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland
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