Following renovations this hotel is probably worth 5* rating again. Our room (with view and balcony) was spacious with luxury bathroom. The service was beyond reproach and the elegant 'Pendule' restaurant, with it's glorious views of the Eiger, serves mostly excellent meals (just one meal below par in 7 nights). The situation, opposite the train station, is very convenient and central to the village. Our room was quiet with no noise from adjoining rooms or traffic.
However, it is expensive for a British visitor: cheapest bottle of wine about £40.00. But this was Switzerland in high season, and not Bulgaria! Tip for all visitors flying - make use of the excellent Swiss "Fly/Rail" transfer system to handle your suitcases.
Prospective visitors should be aware that Grindelvald is building a new central Car Park with works continuing throughout 2014. The site is a bit of an 'eyesore' in such a pretty village.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel Regina welcomes you at a prime location with panoramic views of the famous EIGER-Northface and within Walking distance to the the village center and railway Station. Here you will expericence the unique and traditional charme of a Grand Hotel with his typical individual ambience and charm as it is found only in Belle Epoche Hotels.We welcome our international guests with heart and spoil you with charme and personel attention so you can enjoy your holiday in Grindelwald and simply relaxe. Our restaurant professionals await you with a neat and seasonal market-fresh cuisine with a focus on the Swiss food and wine world. Fresh summer cocktails and our wide selection of whiskeys and rums , you can enjoy during summer at its best on our panoramic terrace or on cooler days in our fireplace lounge . Our Alpine Spa with 1600m2 area invites you to relax and slow down . The sauna area, the large indoor pool and our diverse application program helps you take care of your personal wellbeing.In our spacious and timeless, classically furnished rooms , equipped with the classic comfort, you will enjoy peace and security as well as a unique mountain panorama. ... more less
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