The best hotel we saw in the Lötschental and one of the most remote. Its village, Blatten, is as far up the valley as you can go in winter. A member of the Relais du Silence association since 1994, the Edelweiss started as a small grocery store in 1923, became a hotel-restaurant in 1964 and was fully renovated in 1993. Its guestrooms are the largest and most comfortable of the hotels discussed here. Our recommendation is Number 202 with slanting pine ceiling and a balcony with sweeping views of the valley. Number 203 is a large single with comfortable sitting area. All rooms are equipped with direct-dial phones, TV, radio and minibar.

Those who pick the Edelweiss would be well advised to also choose the half-board option (30 Sfr./$20). The hotel's kitchen produces good, simple meals and the cellar is stocked entirely with Valasian wines. The Edelweiss also has a small vacation house suitable for two to four persons which it rents for 400 to 570 Sfr. ($266-$380) per week, depending on the time of year and number of persons.

Street Address:  
City: Blatten im Lötschental (Lotschental)
Country: Switzerland
Phone: 011 41 27 939 13 63
Fax: 011 41 27 939 10 53
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Quality: Rating: 2 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $$$-
Type: Hotel