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A charming place in Interlaken Keeping the focus on quality to provide a room for every demand and any budget within a stylish ambiance, that is the secret of the Hotel Bellevue Interlaken. An unforgettably charming stay is guaranteed due to the constant balance between the historical and modern background.

equipped with a balcony to offer a magnificent view over the Aare River and the surrounding mountains. Extraordinary colours and hand-made furniture ensure a unique interior experience.

TEXT: MERYEM HAUER | PHOTOS: HOTEL BELLEVUE INTERLAKEN

The original building, which can be dated back to 1646, was first used to accommodate guests and travellers from all over the world in 1801. Over the following years, the owners changed several times. In 2001 the Bellevue Hotel was auctioned and taken over by Regula and Thomas Dübendorfer.They knew from the start that a stony but also exciting path lay ahead of them. During their first years, they accommodated mainly travel groups but soon the couple noticed that the main focus should be on quality instead of quantity. Their aim was to address guests who appreciated the charming house and its staff, the stunning view over the Aare River and the central lo-

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cation. Since then recurrent renovation work was necessary, especially after flooding in 2005 and a heavy hailstorm three years later. In appreciation of the hard work, the Hotel was awarded its third star in 2003 and the fourth followed in 2012. After removing the carpets to highlight the beauty of the old parquet floors, a totally revised concept has been created by collaborating with a Feng Shui Consultant. New furniture, a colour concept with the English colours of The Little Greene Paint Company and the use of the exclusive Jakob Schläpfer-Wallpaper have increased the harmony within each room undoubtedly. All of the rooms are

Through the hotel’s impressive entrance lobby, guests will first see the floor extensively decorated with Lotus blossoms. The Lotus flower stands for the harmonious fusion of traditional and new ideas; this exactly reflects the style-mix between Belle Epoque and the 21st century. That is the reason why the Lotus flower has been integrated into the logo of the Bellevue Hotel. A place of retreat and relaxation Since 2006, the Riverhouse provides a very special residential atmosphere for its guests. Located within the garden of the Hotel Bellevue, it is surrounded by beautiful nature and the constant presence of water lapping from the Aare River.This charming