Hotel Mittaghorn: Walter's
CH-3826, Gimmelwald, Switzerland
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Hotel Mittaghorn: Walter's Gimmelwald Reviews
"When in Heaven" May 27, 2008
Walter's is truly the gem of Gimmelwald.
Creaky steps, wood floors and a whole lot of character.
Run by Walter and Tim (who is from the UK). Even in his 80's Walter is still cooking for all the guests and doing all that he can. The man that really runs the show now is Tim.
Unfortunately the loft has been closed so the "hostel" feel is no longer present, but you get plenty of good conversation during the dinners. Some rooms have a shower in them, but most do not. The showers are coin operated, but give you plenty of time. Dinner is chicken one night and Spaghetti the next; but everything tastes better in the mountains! After a long day of hiking in heaven, those meals are some of the best you will have!
After dinner sit around and enjoy the company of fellow guests. For some great stories ask Tim about his paragliding adventures and Rosemarie.
If your room is in the front, the views are priceless!! Even if you have a room in the back all you have to do is walk out to the porch and enjoy the view; unless you sit where the barn across the street blocks some of the view..ask Tim about the story behind the barn.
There is a small bar attached to the hotel; mainly locals and guests use it.
Part of the Euro Trip 08 travel blog
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