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Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony
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Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony
ALPHAVEN  Front of House featuring Garage Parking.  Apartment C is on the Upper Floor Apartment C  Living Area featuring beautifully hand crafted Timbered Roof
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Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony
ALPHAVEN  Front of House featuring Garage Parking.  Apartment C is on the Upper Floor
Apartment C  Living Area featuring beautifully hand crafted Timbered Roof
Apartment C  Bedroom 1 featuring Side Balcony
Apartment C  Stunning Views from the Dining Area
Engelberg ALPHAVEN    Apartment C   Kitchen Area
Engelberg ALPHAVEN  View from the Front  (Apartment C is on the Upper Floor)
Apartment C  Bedroom 2
Engelberg ALPHAVEN  The house in Winter with stunning views
Apartment C Covered Front Balcony with Breathtaking Panoramic Views over Engelberg
Apartment C  Bedroom 2 showing Ladder Steps to Loft Area
ALPHAVEN  Bedroom 2  Loft Area (King Size Double Bed)
View from Apartment C  WINTER  Engelberg at Dusk
Stairs to Apartment C
View from Apartment C   The Titlis Mountain (3200 metres) with rainbow Cloud
ALPHAVEN  Summer
Apartment C  Bedroom 2
View from Apartment C  The Hahnen Mountain (formerly 'Engelberg' or Angel Mountain)
Apartment C  Living Area
Apartment C  Front Balcony with Breathtaking Panoramic Views
Apartment C  Bedroom 2 with Loft Area above
View form Apartment C  The top of the Monastery Church in low mist
Engelberg ALPHAVEN in Winter with stunning panoramic views
View from Apartment C SUMMER
Apartment C  View of the Hahnen Mountain (Engelberg) form the Dining Area
View from Apartment C  WINTER
Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony with Breathtaking Panoramic Views over Engelberg
Engelberg ALPHAVEN   Apartment C   Bedroom 2
Apartment C   Living Area & Kitchen   WINTER
Engelberg ALPHAVEN The House in Summer with panoramic views across Engelberg
View from Apartment C   Daybreak
View from Apartment C  The Spannort Mountain at Dusk
View from Apartment C  WINTER  The mighty Titlis Mountain
Engelberg ALPHAVEN  The Monastery viewed from Apartment C at Dusk
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Engelberg, Canton of Obwalden

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basvk
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Wonderful views and a fantastic apartment, fully worth the price.”
Reviewed 8 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

Location:
You won't get more authentic Swiss landscape than here. Wonderful views all around, enhanced by the lazy sound of swiss cows with those typical bells around their neck. The real view is even better than the pictures. Engelberg is just down the road at walking distance. Be aware that the house is up the mountain, higher than the village, so walking from the village up to the house will give you good exercise!
The place was easy to find, contrary to what is said on the website, our Tomtom navigation found the building without problem.

Apartment:
The pictures match reality. I always prepare myself for the fact that the real premises often don't look as good as on the pictures, so in this case I was pleasantly surprised.
The apartment is very well insulated, we didn't hear anything from other occupants in the building at all.
It is very well equipped, complete kitchen with everything you need, even games for the children, a cot for the baby, cd's and dvd's etc.
There is plenty of space, maybe the only thing to mind is that it is under the sloped roof, so I bumped my head a few times at the extremity of the living room where the roof is low.
The loggia in the second bedroom is a very nice detail.
We found everything to be clean and odourless when we arrived. Beds were made, towels prepared.

One thing about the building: since it is built on a slope, there are quite some stairs to climb from the bottom (garage) level to the level above where the apartments are (and then apartment C is under de roof, so some more stairs to climb). There is no elevator.
For a healthy person this is of course no problem, but this is not recommendable for a person coming to Switzerland to recover from illness or surgery, let alone a disabled person.

Weather:
We were in the apartment in May. We had one day of fog, where we couldn't see even one meter in front of us, one day of sunshine and showers, and a couple of beautiful days. It was impressive to see how the scenery changed depending on the clouds and position of the sun, very nice. Also nice to go from seeing nothing at all on the first day to seeing the breathtaking views on the rest of the days. The temperature was around 18C, no snow. On the Titlis there is permanent snow and people were skiing.
There is a lot to do in the area, skiing, hiking, places to visit, no reason to be bored.

Booking:
All communication was via a couple of emails, all clear and smooth. I was allowed to pay via Paypal, which was very convenient. Getting the keys at arrival was very straightforward and easy, well explained.

All in all a great holiday place, fully worth the hefty price (you really get what you pay for).

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Liked best: the atmosphere and serenity of the apartment (combined with the views)
Liked least: quite some stairs to climb with all the luggage.
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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kitemad
Ocean Grove, Australia
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47 reviews
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“OMG - the best view in the Alps”
Reviewed 26 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012

If nothing else is said the views from the apartment are the best in Switzerland. Booking was easy. Communications with the owner John was easy and always prompt. Parking is included and is under the apartment. The apartment is equipment with all the mod cons and there is a nice coop (supermarket) only 5 minutes away by car. The wireless internet is fast enough that we were able to video skype our family back in Australia. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, the bathroom modern and clean, there is a washing machine and dryer available. There is also a sauna but we never used it. We had a car so getting to the apartment was easy. It does sit above the town and would take 15-20 minutes to walk up to. This is definitely a place both my wife and I and my parents will never forget. We highly recommend Alphaven

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Liked best: The incredible views
Liked least: My dad did not like The stairs but conceded the view was more than compensation
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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BadcopBub...
Cleveland, Ohio
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Beautiful experience all around.”
Reviewed 23 April 2012 for a stay in July 2011

We stayed in apartment C with our four children and it was very comfortable. We chose to stay here because Switzerland is very expensive, especially when staying in hotels with four children. The apartment is well-maintained, and I agree that the views are spectacular. We didn't have great weather while there, so we spent more time in the apartment than we had planned. That wasn't a problem, since we had room to spread out. Had we been in a hotel, it would have been stifling. Due to the expense of eating out, we ate breakfast and most dinners in the apartment. Everything we needed was supplied. We looked at apartment A and it was amazing. I would love to go back some day and stay in that apartment. The only down side is that we spent a lot of time in the car traveling to different locations, as we only stayed one day in Engelberg and traveled to different locations each day. We would have liked to have gone back to the Interlacken area more than one day, but it took us almost 2 hours to get there. This was a problem since we chose to stay in one location for the whole week, but it was more than outweighed by the money we saved and the fact that we didn't have to keep packing up and moving to another location. I would highly recommend this apartment!

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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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Daan L
Blaricum, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
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“Comfortable and tasteful apartment with splendid view over Engelberg”
Reviewed 24 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012

The spacious and comfortable apartment C is very tastfully designed. We felt immediately at home. The furniture is equally well chosen. The kitchen is adequate and well-supplied. The beds are good. There is plenty of room for six adults; we were two parents with two adult children and their partners. One additional toilet would have been convenient. The view is breathtaking and the apartment lies on the sunny side with two balconies/terraces. One has to be prepared for climbing stairs. We enjoyed the sauna. The owners ware most sociable and helpful, interesting people. Engelberg is very nice and hospitable town, with excellent facilities for wintersports.

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Liked best: relaxing with the family
Liked least: one of us was a bit scared of the steep and narrow road up to the house
Travelling group: Extended Family
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188049Ski...
Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
“Wildly exceeded our expectations!”
Reviewed 24 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012

Our ski holiday in Engelberg and our stay at Alphaven wildly exceeded our expectations. From the first moment to the last it was breathtaking (the views honestly cannot be described) and fun! Our entire family is already talking about when we can go back. Highly recommend, you won't be disappointed!

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Liked best: The view, the wonderful owners who were so helpful
Liked least: It was our own fault, but we didn't have chains and one evening, needed them... :)
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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