This is the best hotel we saw in Wengen. The Regina is a rambling, six-story, turn-of-century hotel that young Ariane and Guido Meyer have upgraded to near top-class luxury. Their refurbishments, however, have not broken the hotel's connection to its early days, at least in the public rooms which have a Victorian era feel. The spacious lobby is sprinkled with antiques and the large fireplace wouldn't look out of place in an English country manor. Great high windows and white wicker furniture give the main dining room a bright, winter garden atmosphere.

Guest rooms, nearly all of which have been recently redone, have more city elegance than country charm and all are different. The new sixth floor chambers are especially attractive, though there is no elevator between the fifth and sixth floors. The best in the house is Number 604, a junior suite on two levels with exposed beams, slanting ceilings, numerous skylights and a Jacuzzi bathtub. A slight drawback is that the bedroom is upstairs and the bathroom downstairs. A more traditional double room is Number 508, which is on a corner and has a canopied bed. The cozy "honeymoon room," Number 701, has a skylight in a slanting wall that affords a perfect view of the Jungfrau from the bed. Room Number 214 has a canopied bed and opens on to a very large terrace, perfect for sunbathing. It should be noted the terrace is shared by other second floor rooms.

The Regina is a four-star hotel and offers amenities and services appropriate to that classification. The hotel's policy of displaying the pictures of local artists in the hotel's corridors is a tip-off that the Meyer family is trying hard to create a special hotel. So far, so good.

Street Address: Schonegg
City: Wengen
Country: Switzerland
Phone: 011 41 33 856 58 58
Fax: 011 41 33 856 58 50
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Quality: Rating: 3 stars
Value: Rating: 2 stars
Price Level: $$$$
Type: Hotel