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Apartment A  Private Covered HOT TUB with stunning views of the 'Titllis' Mountain (3200m)
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Apartment A  Private Covered HOT TUB with stunning views of the 'Titllis' Mountain (3200m)
Apartment A  Living Area with Breathtaking Panoramic Views through Floor to Ceiling Windows ALPHAVEN  Front of House featuring Garage Parking. Apartment A is on the Middle Floor
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Apartment A  Private Covered HOT TUB with stunning views of the 'Titllis' Mountain (3200m)
Apartment A  Living Area with Breathtaking Panoramic Views through Floor to Ceiling Windows
ALPHAVEN  Front of House featuring Garage Parking. Apartment A is on the Middle Floor
Apartment A  Covered Front Balcony with Breathtaking Panoramic Views over Engelberg
Apartment A  Living Area  180- degree View
ALPHAVEN  featuring Apartment A's Terrace and Private Covered HOT TUB
Apartment A  Living Area featuring Office Space & Reading Area
Apartment A   Fully equipped Kitchen and Dining area
Apartment A  Office Area
Apartment A  Master Bedroom with Stunning Morning Views and Sunshine
Apartment A  Very Spacious Terrace with gorgeous Views across Engelberg to 'Mount Titlis' (3200m)
Apartment A  Very spacious Luxury Bathroom
ALPHAVEN Winter
Apartment A  Reading Area
Apartment A   Living Area and  Front Balcony
View from Apartment A  Engelberg at Dusk
Apartment A  Office Space & Reading Area
Apartment A  Sitting Area with Log Burning Fireplace
Apartment A  Master Bedroom with Stunning Panoramic Views and Morning Sunshine
ALPHAVEN   Front view of the house (Apartment A is on the middle floor)
Apartment A  Sitting Area with wonderful views surrounding you
View from Apartment A  The Hahnen Mountain (originally named Engelberg or Angel Mountain)
Apartment A   Sitting Area   WINTER
View from Apartment A  the mighty Titlis Mountain (3200 meters) with rainbow Cloud
ALPHAVEN  Apartment A  Private HOT TUB with Breathtaking Views   WINTER
View from Apartment A  Top of Church spire in low mist
View from Apartment A   WINTER  Tree in front of the house
Apartment A  Stunning View from the Sofa!!
ALPHAVEN  Winter Morning (Alphaven is on the left)
Apartment A  Living Area featuring Log Burning Fire
Apartment A  Sitting Area with absolutely Breathtaking Panoramic Views ... the best in Switzerland
View form Apartment A   ENGELBERG
ALPHAVEN    Summer
View from Apartment A   The mighty Titlis Mountain (3200 metres)
View from Apartment A   The Benedictine Monastery Church at dusk
View from Apartment A   Daybreak
View from Apartment A   The Spannort Mountain at Dusk
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Engelberg, Canton of Obwalden

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Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Great apartment - spacious and modern with perfect views”
Reviewed 4 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We stayed here for 2 weeks in late August - had a great time hiking the local mountains as well as near by Mt Pilatus. The apartment is huge - great for 2 people with excellent outdoor areas and of course spectacular views.

Keep in mind it's at least a 10-15 minute walk into the center of town using the shortcut walking track which is only suitable for daylight walking (i.e. a bit rough and not lighted) - you can walk on the road which is a bit longer. A taxi back to the apartment costs either 15 or 20 EUR (we were charged different rates on the 2 times we took a taxi home after having dinner in town). Of course you could walk home or drive into town for dinner but it seemed like a pretty long up hill slog at 9:30pm on a very cool evening after an excellent dinner (at Spannort) and a couple glass of wine (why did not just drive into town).

The onsite managers were extremely friendly and helpful.

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Liked best: Stunning apartment and views
Liked least: Cost of taxis from town back to apartment
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Wiltshire
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Breathtaking”
Reviewed 1 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013

It is difficult to add any more superlatives to what already has been written. We stayed for 2 nights with our two teenage daughters. Whilst there is only one bedroom they slept in temporary beds in the lounge. Everything about the apartment is pure luxury and if there is a better view in the Alps I'd like to know about it. The one slight downside is the prices in Engelberg, a fondue for 4 persons cost us over £150. Despite this I would love to return in the Ski season.

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Liked best: The remote control bed and the view from it!
Liked least: The price of meals in Engelberg
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Samer972
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“Marvellous View”
Reviewed 1 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We came to Alphaven and stayed at apartment C on August this year, I came with my wife and two boys kids. First, I would say that the view of the engelberg town with the maountains from the Balcony was stunning, It was even changing several times during the day according to the weather. The apartment was very clean, anything you need was there. John the owner was very organized, and he explained every thing you need in a booklet inside the house. I strongly recommend to come and see the area and stayed in Alphaven apartments and I hope we can visit this place again soon.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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knoxville, TN
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Incredible Vacation Rental”
Reviewed 29 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Alphaven is beyond description....the pictures cannot capture the true beauty of Engelberg and the quality of this home. Nestled high on a mountain looking down on the quaint village of Engelberg, this home offers spectacular views with floor to ceiling glass doors that open to a wonderful deck. It is truly a luxurious vacation home with wonderful furnishings, well equipped kitchen, and free WIFI. We loved every minute of our stay. The owner, John O'Brien, was VERY helpful offering lots of suggestions for the area. He quickly responded to all of my inquires and there was a wonderful couple on site to help with any concerns. One thing to keep in mind, the home is on three levels so there are quite a few steps which might be an issue for older renters. Thank you John for sharing your gorgeous home with us...

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Hene L
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Amazing views from the apartment”
Reviewed 7 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We only had a short stay in Alphaven as a small getaway from a different part of Switzerland but it was a nice experience. The views are truly spectacular from every window of the apartment A. The drive up to the place is fairly steep and very narrow so I would not want to meet somebody coming up or down on the way or do it in winter :) But the views are really worth it. Apartment itself was very comfortable and lovely in every aspect. It is a small apartment block, so you will hear and see people above and under you. Engelberg itself is a lovely little village and cablecars to both Titlis and Brunni are just there so plenty to do around. To be recommended for a truly Swiss experience!

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