Interlaken. Victoria Jungfrau Hotel. 5*

1 May 2014 – by Elena

General Information and Capacity

Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & SPA.
Total capacity: 212 rooms, junior suites, duplex suites and premium suites.
Victoria Bar & Hall: cocktail – up to 150 guests
Intermezzo Bar: cocktail – up to 100 guests
In summer cocktail parties can also be organised on one of the beautiful outside terraces: Atrium terrace: 100 up to guests; Victoria terrace: up to 100 guests.
Salon Rouge – magnificent room that dates back to 1865, the year in which the Hotel was founded. 80 guests for reception. 15-40 guests for dinner.
Salon Napoleon – receptions: 150 guests; dinner: 30-80 guests
La Salle General Guisan – elegant ambience for every occasion. Receptions: 250 guests; dinner: 150 guests.
La Salle de Versailles – this is a magnificent grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 400 guests for reception and up to 250 guests for dinner.
Time restriction for music: 02.00 (for La Salle de Versailles)
Nearest airports: Zurich Airport: 2h by car / 2h 15min by train
Bern Belp Airport: 45min by car / 1h 45min by train
Basel Airport: 1h 30 min by car / 2h 30 min by train
Geneva Airport: 2h 30 min by car / 3h by train
Heliport in Interlaken: The closest heliport is in Gsteigwiler-Interlaken at the base of the Swiss Helicopter AG – Berner Oberland. The base is located about 8 min by car from the hotel. Please find more information on their website.

Do you know this feeling when you come to a place and it just feels right? I’m sure we all know this feeling. If you haven’t had in a while – now you know where to go look for it.

I consider myself quite a sophisticated traveler. I know very well what a 5* hotel should be like and I know very well when it is not up to par. This one is.

Yes, your every expectation will be met: from your room being made up twice daily till a “paper bathing suite” given to you free of charge in case you forgot yours and want to use the spa facilities (and you do!).

The hotel has an extremely rich 145 years history, which is still embodied in its interiors. This is its unique feature and this is what makes it different from other high-end luxury hotels like Sofitel or Kempinski. Its second unique feature is, as you might have already guessed, its massive 5500sq.m. spa complex – one of the most beautiful facilities of its kind in all of Switzerland.

Here, apart from the classical jacuzzis, you will find an open-air jacuzzi, filled with hot sea water. All you see lying in it – are the white peaks of the Jungfrau Massif. This is something that you just have to experience, really. All I can say is that I spent 5 hours in this jacuzzi. No kidding.

Well, let’s go back to weddings. I will be organising one very soon here – for a wonderful Australian couple and their numerous guests who will fly in from different parts of the world. And so I decided it would be a good idea to come and stay in the hotel for a few days, to feel its atmosphere and make sure that my clients won’t be disappointed.

Funny coincidence – they are right now preparing the hotel for a big Indian wedding. Around 400 (!) people flew over from India to be guests at what promises to be a one-of-a-kind celebration. The hotel drowns in flowers – both, inside and outside. People are rushing with walkie-talkies from one hotel wing to another. Really, it looks more like a shuttle launch preparation than a pre-wedding hustle!

What impressed me is how with all this, the hotel staff did not miss my single wish, never made me feel like they have more important things to do.

A cherry on the cake: when I came to the reception desk to check out, one of the receptionists greeted me with: “Hello, Ms Gurkina, how can I help you today?” My heart melted in a second.

Bottom line: the hotel is a highly recommended wedding venue. Choosing it for your wedding you can be sure of two things: first – you will say “I do” in one of the most spectacular venues that Switzerland has to offer, where impeccable service meets breath-taking natural surroundings like mountains and lakes; second – in one year after your wedding, your guests will still be talking about it.

Please contact me to enquire about any aspect of your wedding in Switzerland. If you wish to organize your special day in Hotel Victoria Jungfrau, I can arrange a visit to check the availability for your desired dates and negotiate the best rates for your wedding package.

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