About This Listing
Leukerbad is a paradise for walkers and skiers and is a spa town. It is located 2.5 hours from Interlaken and Zermatt. The one-bedroom apartment is large, modern and well appointed, with kitchen, two bathrooms and a balcony with superb views.
About the home
This spacious one-bedroom apartment is located on the 5th floor. The apartment comfortably sleeps 5 people and is well-suited to a family. The large living/dining room has two sofa beds and a pull-out bed, and a new large-screen HD-television. The well-equipped kitchen includes a four-burner stovetop and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and toaster. The main bathroom has a large bath. The bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with shower. Leukerbad is 2.5 hours from Interlaken and Zermatt.
Television reception of over 100 channels; 15 of which English, including BBC and ITV. Generally all major events can be found on one of the many language channels; Eurosport included.
A large entrance hallway is fitted with ample space to hang coats and store footwear.
Located on the end of the upper building, it has windows to the front and on the side. Double glass doors lead onto a spacious balcony, with breath-taking views of the mountains. It is possible to sit outside in the afternoon most of the year, as this sheltered area captures the sun. Leukerbad is renowned for averaging over 300 days a year of sunshine.
The apartment complex has been made to the highest building standards, with quality imprinted on every aspect of the construction and detailing.
The complex’s reception is open 7 days a week and is responsible for providing, on request, cots, highchairs, DVD player and espresso machine. Wireless internet is available in the apartment at an additional charge, or in the reception at no extra charge. In addition, there is a free-use computer in the reception. The resort has a games room with electronic games, pool table and tennis table. Cues, balls and table tennis equipment are available at reception. Here you can also order fresh bread, rolls and milk daily. Washer/Dryer and iron are available in the building.
Payable at the resort is a SFr90 cleaning charge, Sfr17 per person for linens and a daily tourist tax of SFr2.50 per adult and SFr1.50 per child, 6 to 16. A booklet is available in the unit providing useful information about the complex and the town.
PLEASE NOTE THE MINIMUM BOOKING is 3 nights and in the high seasons 7 nights.
Size:Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedroom
Will consider:Corporate lets
Access:Car not necessary
Lift access to property
Nearest amenities: 500m
Family friendly?Suitable for children of all ages
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes:No pets allowed
No smoking at this property
Luxuries:Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property
General:Central heating, TV, Telephone, Fax, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available
Standard:Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities:Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms:1 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite
Furniture:Sofabeds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 8
Other:Linen and towels provided
Outdoors:Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access:Wheelchair friendly, Lift access to property, Secure parking
Further details indoors:
Linen provided at extra charge. Cleaning charge levied at the end of the visit.
The Swiss Alps / Valais/Swiss Alps region
Valais has the highest mountain peaks in Switzerland, with many over 4,000 metres. It is well known for its year round mild climate, which provides marvellous conditions for winter skiing and spring/summer/autumn hiking. In addition to Leukerbad, well known resorts in the area include Zermatt, Verbier and Crans-Montana.
The Rhone valley is the best know wine centre of Switzerland, with vineyards climbing the hillsides. Apricots grow abundantly in late summer.
The Leukerbad area
Leukerbad is a hot-spring spa-town nestling in the mountain at the end of the Dala valley, situated at over 1,400m (4,600ft). It is an all-season resort due to its clear blue skies and sunny climate averaging over 300 days per year.
Europe’s largest health spas are located within easy walking distance of the apartment. The two spas are open year round and cater to all tastes, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and steam baths, massages and beauticians. The town is fed by springs serving 51°C mineral water, which is mixed with the pure cool mountain waters to create the pools of varying temperatures. For full details please click on this link:
Leukerbad is a centre for skiing in the winter and hiking during all other seasons. Two cable cars take you from the town, the Gemmi lift takes you to the Gemmi pass and the Torrent lift up to downhill ski-fields; both lifts climbing to 2,350m.
Leukerbad in Summer
There are hundreds of kilometres of trails heading out from Leukerbad, both for hiking and mountain bike riding, suitable for all standards, from very easy to most challenging. Two sets of ladders, one on the way to Albinen and the other towards Varen add interest to the hikes.
From the Torrent lift one can rent giant scooters, which can be ridden back down to the town. The Gemmi has just opened a new viewing platform, hanging out over a 300m drop, with views down to the town and over the Rhone valley towards the Matterhorn. Leukerbad has one of the most challenging Via Ferratas in Europe.
Don’t miss the Shepherds’ Festival on the last Sunday in July at the top of the Gemmi. Around the Daubensee there are festivities from 10.00 o’clock onward.
Winter in Leukerbad
Whether it is downhill or cross-country skiing, ski-touring, snow-boarding, snowshoeing, tobogganing, ice-skating or curling; Leukerbad has it all! The Torrent lift station is 200m from the apartment, which takes you up to the ski-fields. The apartment has separate storage facilities for skis and other winter equipment.
Year Round in Leukerbad
The Sportsarena offers tennis, badminton and mini golf and in the winter ice skating and curling.
There are many restaurants, with indoor and outdoor seating, within easy walking distance of the apartment, offering a wide variety of menus to choose from. Local specialities include dry-cured meats, alpine cheeses, fondues and raclette.
Wine-tasting is available at a number of outlets in the town and in addition there are free wine-tasting trips, where one can visit the vineyards and the vintners’ cellars, whist sampling the local wines.
There are many events organised by the town, from concerts in the church, alpine music weekends in the restaurants and exhibits at the local gallery, which change monthly.
Activities near Leukerbad
Ski resort location
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Review: 1 to 2 of 2
29 Sep 2012
“Wonderful spacious apartment, beautiful views, highly recommended.”
5 out of 5
This apartment is fantastic, from the extremely helpful staff on reception to the very comfy beds, the whole experience was great. if you want a base for walking around breathtaking scenery then this is the place. Actually calling it a base is doing it an injustice because you could quite easily just sit on the balcony all day. Great town, fantastic apartment. Ridiculous that you can get that standard of property in a place like that for less than a week in a shabby caravan over here.
08 Jul 2012
5 out of 5
This place is so quintessentially Swiss. The apartment is spacious and clean, with absolutely breathtaking views in each direction. The description the owners post is completely accurate. Given the efficient Swiss public transport system, getting there without a car is simple and painless. Picking up the key was easy (reception downstairs), together with a helpful pack on the whole area, and friendly reception staff who are always willing to help. There is a lot to do, be it hiking, skiing (cross-country and downhill), enjoying the natural baths that Leukerbad is renowned for, or wandering through the cute traditional town and enjoying the restaurants. I would also recommend going up the famous Gemmi walk in the summer, and even traversing the Gemmi Pass all the way to Kandersteg. There's a lovely alm half-way across, called Schwarenbach, which makes excellent cakes!
No pets are allowed in the apartment.
Smoking is not permitted by law.
Guests are expected to be quiet after 10pm.
Parking for one car in the designated spot in the upper garage. Additional parking spots at an additional charge payable to reception, subject to availability. Parking for up to one hour outside the main door for loading and unloading only.
Information manual available in the apartment.
Its a very nice place with a beautiful location.
We enjoyed our stay with our two kids very much and can fully recommend the apartment! NIce view, very quiet, bright living room. Fresh bread delivery service in the morning, close to ski lift and the thermal bath. And there's a reception with very friendly staff, open all day.
Ian's place is immaculate. It really looks brand new, and is very spacious. We especially enjoyed sitting out on the balcony looking at the waterfall and eating lunch. the town is small, and you can walk around the whole place in about an hour or so. We loved the pools and the mountains in general. Ian's kitchen is great, and has everything you need to make a nice meal. The building concierge was so helpful, don't forget to make use of them for restaurant suggestions and daily excursions. Great bathtub in the main bathroom, and lovely light and breezy apartment located in a great place, right down the road from where the bus arrives from the train station. We'd definitely stay there again! Ian was so helpful too in planning our activities, thanks again Ian for everything :-)
A beautiful apartment with a spectacular view! We had a wonderful 2 nights in Leukerbad and were able to enjoy much of what the town had to offer during our short stay- including thermal baths and picteresque walks with postcard views! But we didn't even need to leave home to enjoy the best views of the Swiss Alps (which still had snow on them!) as well as the clean, fresh air. The apartment is very comfortable, with two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. We felt very welcomed by the reception staff and were able to make ourselves very much at home during our stay. The balcony is perfect to sit out on and eat/relax. We even spotted some wildlife over morning coffee as a fawn grazed on the grass on the hill beside us. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking to have a relaxing time away. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
The apartment was clean, well equipped and full of light (large windows!). The location is great, with a stunning view. Especially for those who like to walk, as this is basically the farest building in the town :) (we lived in block C).
You can rent a fondue set at the reception and a nespresso machine. And also order a fresh bread for the morning. Very convinient.
The only thing - reception was open only for a few hours a day (each day at different hours), but I guess this was due to low season.
Beautifull appartment, very well located. A very nice place that I would recommend to anyone going to Lôèche.
About the Host, Ian
Payable at the resort is a SFr90 (approx £60) cleaning charge, Sfr17 (approx £12) per person for linens and a daily tourist tax of SFr2.50 (approx £1.70) per adult and SFr1.50 (approx £1) per child, ages 6 to 16. The tourist tax provides the vacationer with a guest pass, which allows reductions at restaurants, shops, cable cars and baths in the town. The charge for the in-apartment WiFi is SFr15 (approx. £10) for one week, or SFr 25 (approx £17) for 2 to 4 weeks.