Having stayed at the Derby for many years, this year was slightly different in that the hotel had been sold by the family who had owned it for many, many years and a new management team was in situ. There was no need to worry, any changes had been implemented sympathetically, the staff were the same (a few new faces but that happens every year), the key personnel were still there. The menu had changed (we were full board), for the better we thought. the Derby enjoys a wonderful location, right on the railway station. No problems with noise from the trains as they are very quiet - and it's surprising how quickly you stop noticing them - until you're late for one!! I have a single room (same one every year) and found a new bathroom had been installed with a shower that was very difficult to get out of! The Derby has a ski room in the basement of the hotel which is only accessible with your room key and the boot room has nice heaters to warm your boots for a cosy start to the morning.
A few nice touches happen during your stay, the management invite guests to a drinks party one evening during the week and a bar of chocolate appears on another day. The staff are all very helpful and any requests are dealt with quickly and efficiently.
From a personal point of view this year I damaged my leg whilst skiing, the hotel supplied transport to the doctors for me, the porter organised the return of my ski's and helped me with my luggage etc. I couldn't have asked for more, they really were wonderful.
We will definitely be returning next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The very walls that greet you as you approach the Hotel Derby are steeped in history. The "Hotel de la Gare" was built here by the legendary Captain Gsteiger at the end of the 19th century. The same underlying principle applied then as it does now: we want to offer our guests a holiday that will long remain with them as a happy memory. Just travelling to the Derby is a pleasure in itself. The journey by rail could hardly be easier. We are passionate about hospitality and welcome you with a very special combination of attention to details and unobtrusive service. Stylish rooms and suites offer you plenty of space to unwind, relax and take in the splendid Mountain View. All rooms offer view to the surrounding mountains and are equipped with shower or bath/toilet, satellite TV, minibar and safe. The junior suites additionally provide a separate sitting corner. Most of the rooms have a balcony. In total 4 restaurants are at your choice. Either for an elegant dining experience, a tasteful 5-course-menu, a hearty Swiss dish or one of the various fondue specialities, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to advise you and to complete your stay by an attentive service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Derby Hotel Grindelwald