The cocktail hour in the Säntis cable car is always a good bet: the revolving bar allows for excellent views in all directions as the gondola reaches the top at a reduced speed.
Even though one normally spends night in bed, it would be a shame not to at least throw a glance outside if one happens to spend the night at the Mountain Hotel First. The view is not only spectacular during the day, but is even fascinating at night.
The west side of the Männlichen plateau drops off in a precipice, while the east flank dips towards the glacier village Grindelwald -- in the midst of this natural throne lies the Mountain Hotel Männlichen, built in 1870 when Alpine tourism was just starting off.
It is hard for a hotel to have better location: right between Rhone valley and Aletsch Glacier, in the middle of flower-filled meadows, on the fringe of the Aletsch Forest and far-off of all the hectic hubbub.