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We stayed in the apartment in the first week of December in 2007... it is THE best place we have ever stayed. The views are breathtaking, and seemed to get more breathtaking by the day. Every morning that I woke up I would jump straight out of bed and open up the shutters to get a glimpse of the view.
We wanted for nothing, everything was there and more. The apartment was clean, spotless and looked after. The real fire was comforting and serene after a day out skiing and the cold. And the hot tub was amazing!
We also had lots and lots of snow, it didn't stop snowing for a good few days and was beautiful to watch the heavy snow through the panoramic windows whilst warming our toes in front of the fire.
I cannot wait to go back to this apartment... and we most definitely will!
The chalet owners are really friendly and helpful too.
We had a great time our son and daughter loved the apartment, WiFi access and indeed the hot tub! The vicinity of the apartment gave a lovely experience of being connected to the village from witnessing the sun rise break over the mountains onto the village, being able to hear the Monastry bells while having a great viewpoint including seeing the cable cars start up. Access to Lucerne via train was easy and also would highly recommend a trip to Mt Titlis - A lovely experience!
We can't say enough good things about our stay at Alphaven. Though the weather didn't really cooperate, it didn't matter. Spending time relaxing, enjoying the view, the hot tub and the surreal quiet was everything we hoped for. Our hosts were welcoming and eager to help. We began talking about our next visit before we even left!!
Engelberg itself is a treasure. We rented bikes one day and rode out 20km or so before hopping a lift up the mountain to hike. Before we knew it, we were alone in unspoilt mountain terrain - dramatic scenery as far as we could see. So much to enjoy for outdoor enthusiasts - if you can tear yourself away from the apartment...
We have rented many apartments in the Alps over the years but Alphaven Apartment A is our favourite by a large margin. The facilities in the apartment and the views from the bedroom and the open plan lounge, dining area & kitchen are second to none. Engelberg is an excellent area for summer hiking and the golf course is highly recommended.
Booking was easy & response from Ursula & John was fast. On arrival, we were welcomed & briefed by Candy, a friend of John, who also gave valuable information about visiting nearby places. The Apartment looks exactly as advertised on the website. The view is stunning!
The Apartment is at a elevated position and is away from town centre. It is perfect for a quite getaway. With such a beautiful view, it pays off even the tenants need to walk up/down the hill. Of course, one can always drive and it was easy to find a parking space in town.
With my picky standard, my only opinion are that the cleanliness of the kitchen area can be improved - heavy grease is found inside the microwave/ grill and the underside of the cabinet; and the kitchen knives are blunt. The mattress is a little bit sagging but with it's adjustable bed-frame, it still provide you a good night sleep.