A thoroughly modern hotel which offers excellent value is to be found to at Ulrichen, to the west of Gletsch, where the road from Brig joins that leading to the Neufenen Pass – the Hotel Astoria is opposite the junction. A campsite and a petrol station are nearby.
The Astoria is a typical Swiss hotel, with excellent rooms, and a fine restaurant, even their half-board menu being a five-course marathon! As with most Swiss hotels, restaurants, and petrol stations, credit cards and Euros are readily accepted. There is a large car park in front of the hotel.
The Astoria represents excellent value, with very reasonable prices, two people in a double room with balcony (during 2007) at half-board costing 95 Swiss Francs (about £77) per day.
Other attractions in the area include Switzerland’s great passes, such as the Furka, Grimsel, and (the old) St. Gotthard. After a short drive to Oberalp, one can take the local rack and pinion railway, hauled by a small steam engine, which makes its way around and under the mountains on a very scenic route to Andermatt between mid-July and the end of September.
For those who fancy a car-free day, Ulrichen has a railway station with hourly trains to Brig, where a connection can be made for Zermatt and the Gornergrat Glacier, opposite the Matterhorn.
Web: astoria-obergoms.ch Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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