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“Spontaneous lucky find”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Sonnenberg

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Hotel Sonnenberg
Ranked #29 of 41 Hotels in Grindelwald
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“Spontaneous lucky find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2010

We decided to stay in Grindelwald spontaneously, after a long hiking day in the mountains so our stay at the Sonnenberg was not planned in any way, however we were all very pleased with the hotel and it was a great place to know about for the future.
The Hotel is UP the hill behind the station, it is a good climb up pedestrian paths (no roads) but this also gives the hotel its great view over the town, valley, and mountains. The hotel is an old chalet style building, but the (modest) rooms have been tastefully renovated this last year. It is very clean, the décor is very “mountain Swiss” and comfortable. The dining room and the lounge are also nice, comfortable, and have great views over to the Eiger.
Dinner is usually only for the half-pension guests, and needs to be reserved in advance. The dining room is NOT a restaurant, as it only has one set menu per night. Because we were a spontaneous arrival we did not have a reservation, but the staff accommodated us (including 2 small kids) after the main sitting, and we had a very nice meal. The breakfast in the morning was a standard cold buffet, but lots of choice including local cheese and freshly baked croissants.
This is a small, family run, 2 star hotel. , when we were (quickly!) asking around town for room prices, the hotel Sonnenberg was half the price of the 3 star hotels – so we found it to be a VERY good value, just don’t expect the Ritz.
All in all we were extremely pleased with our overnight stay at the Sonnenberg. It was a nice quaint Swiss mountain hotel that had spectacular views, was very comfortable, and was a good value… and THAT is a really lucky find in Switzerland!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2010

We have just returned from a wonderful weekend in Grindelwald. We were 6 couples staying the weekend in Hotel Sonnenberg, and we were all very satisfied with the hotel. We did not have any other meals in the hotel than breakfast, as the kitchen closed quite early, but the receptionist suggested a restaurant nearby where we had dinner. Breakfast was nice, the service was nice and the value for money was great as the price was quite low compared with neighboring hotels. The only "drawback" was that the hotel was situated 50 meters from the parking and there was no access with car, so for people with problems walking, this could be a problem. We rather saw it as a warmup for the next days' skiing. The hotel rooms were neat, and clean, the mattresses were of high quality and the view was breathtaking. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — The walk from the parking
  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2009

This was recommended by our Allianz travel guide. I traveled there with my 70 year old mother and a niece. We had one piece of luggage for the 3 day trip. Before we arrived, we called to see if they could send someone to help us with the bag. NO!
We walked up and up and up and finally got to the place. I inquired if someone could help us take the bag down in the morning and the reply was: "if you needed that, you should have just stayed down by the train station."
We were then told to take a look at the room to see if we like it. When I asked what if we don't? She replied that we would have to pay the full price anyway even if we decide not to stay here.
I have to say that this is a bit surprising given the quality of the various hotels, Inns, apartments and B&Bs we have stayed in in Switzerland (we live here) and certainly hope that this is an isolated incident.
The food at the hotel's restaurant was better than its service and reasonably priced with the half board option we took.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Sonnenberg
Address: Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
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Ranked #29 of 41 Hotels in Grindelwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sonnenberg 2*
Number of rooms: 136
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