This is one of the most special hotels I have ever stayed at: a beautifully restored and maintained Victorian-era hotel set in a spectacular location with fabulous food, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere. The rooms are comfortable and individually decorated. Toilets and showers are in the hallway to preserve the original character of the hotel and avoid cramming ensuite bathrooms into each room. There are simpler (and cheaper) double rooms without the mountain views (you have to bring your own sleeping bag and towels). The view from the front-facing rooms is splendid. The ample breakfast buffet and the four-course dinner are included in the price. The hotel is an excellent starting point for several walks and hikes or a walk through the glacier gorge (a World Heritage Site). Take the bus from Meiringen or Grindelwald and enjoy the views, instead of navigating the hairpin turns in your own car.