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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The hotel is pretty much all of Glestch. Built in 1850 when the glacier was at its doorstep. Glacier has retreated to high crevices no longer visible from Gleatsch. Large imposing, building, only partially opened. Spartan room, shower and toilets were 50 meters from my room. I did enjoy my stay. Good breakfast and a good four course dinner. Nice... More 

2 Thank Garyarizona
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88 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

The place needs some serious remodelling done but what's lacks in modern amenities such as Wifi is made up by a particular charme. It is like to go back to the end of 19th century beginning of 20th one. The room are spacious and sleeping conditions quite good. After a day long riding my motorcycle in the alps it was... More 

2 Thank spitfirex
Stratford, Canada
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71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Our room was on the third floor and it was as dark as a cave up there. The shower room and toilets were newer and very clean. The room was spotless but was like taking a leap back in time. Not 10-20 years, closer to 50! No Wifi except in the restaurant area and even then it was spotty. The... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Myself and a few friend stopped for lunch whilst travelling on motorcyles through Switzerland, lovely part of the world scenery etc, had small portion of chicken with potatoe and a coffee, dreadful attitude from start to finish from all concerned made to feel very unwelcomed! and to top it off a bill of 53.00 swiss francs each!! thats £36.00 to... More 

1 Thank euro b
Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

In July 1971 I was stopping in Gletsch to see two Canadian friends of mine that were working here. Fortunately, one had returned home & I took over his job at the little kiyosk on the terrace. This was the most glorious summer for me; living in a beautiful room in the adjacent tourist hotel with down duvet, pillows and... More 

1 Thank bestbob
twinkelmann, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hotel Glacier du Rhone, responded to this review

Dear Bestbob We were all very delighted to read your review and it is an honor for us, tbat you have shared your lifetime memories with us all. That the Grand Hotel Glacier du Rhone, is a place were history is made, can be completely understood while reading your experiences. Thank you for sharing this and we hope to welcome... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Also probably the only restaurant in Gletsch. Pleasant place to have lunch or a quick snack when riding the Furka train or driving in the area. Prices slightly high, but not at all bad. Quality of all items we have tried was good, nice dining area both outside (great view of the glacier) and inside.

2 Thank Electroburger
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2012

You feel the history, but don't expect that in the past everything was better. Very friendly staff and nothing wrong with the beds. It gives the feeling of what traveling must have been like in the past.

Thank Tonko B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2009

We stayed in the hotel "Glacier du Rhone" in Gletsch in August 2009 with 3 adults and 2 children (6 and 11). We booked on the phone, and were given three adjacent rooms (no connecting door) for 120 CHF for a double and 70 CHF for a single. Toilets and showers were in the corridor. And we had a GREAT... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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135 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2008

The Hotel Glacier du Rhone at Gletsch was one of the first hotels built in Switzerland as a reaction to the growing vogue in a touristic 'Tour de Suisse'. It is Grand Hotel which was, when built in the 1850s, situated a the foot of the Rhone Glacier. Nowadays the Glacier is almost out of view, and has receded quite... More 

2 Thank Hans_Staden

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Additional Information about Hotel Glacier du Rhone

Address: Furkastrasse, Gletsch, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Gletsch
Price Range: £51 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 68
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“Only partially opened”
 of 5 bubbles Garyarizona, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“maybe try alternative hotel if you want to feel welcome??”
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