Architecturally, Kleine Scheidegg (where the hotel is located) is little more than a huddle of buildings, but the Bellevue des Alpes presents some of the most charming and character-filled Alpine accommodation in Switzerland.
This place provides cozy atmosphere galore, with its old-fashioned rooms, creaky wooden floors, breathtaking views of the mighty Jungfrau region and incredible location at the foot of the Eiger (the hotel's telescope was often used to check on the progress of past attempts to scale the notorious North Face, which is colloquially known as 'The Murder Wall'). Every knick knack here seems laden with meaning and you'll feel as though you've either stepped onto a film set or back in time.
The kitchen serves up very good meals, and the charmingly old-fashioned wood-paneled bar and lounge rooms all make for great spots to swap tall tales of mountaineering, skiing and hiking. It's a very popular spot with the Swiss for skiing and snowboarding (you'll find over 200km of runs in the Jungfrau region), and there are places to rent and buy gear in Kleine Scheidegg itself.
There are no cars up in this part of the world -- you'll need to come via the Wengernalpbahn (start at either Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald-Grund), a typically efficient-yet-thrilling (albeit expensive) Swiss alpine train experience.