We made a nostalgia trip to one of our favorite places in the world - Grindelwald. We'd been there several times over the years but had not been back for some time and I know, it's said you can't go home again but for six days we did. Wonderful experiences all over again starting with this great hotel. The current fourth generation family members expertly managing the place are the best innkeepers I've ever encountered. No question was asked that they didn't know the answer to and always responded with enthusiam and good humor no matter how repititious or mundane. The place is immaculate throughout and the rooms reflect the expert carpentry and architechture of Swiss artisans. And outside, it's the quintissential chalet that one always thinks of - window boxes full of glorious flowers, peaked steep rooflines, wide overhangs and the color of aged pine. The dining room looks out to a glacier and the Eiger so the breakfast is a feast for the eyes as well. Then they offer a set price menu for a four course dinner at CHF40 - about 42 USD. In my opinion you just can't go wrong here.
One very important tip - if you're going to be there for five or more days BE SURE AND BUY THE TRANSPORTATION PASS. It will make your moving around so much easier and save you plenty. There's also a three day that doesn't cover quite as much. This and all tickets can be bought at the front desk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Over 115 years old, the traditional family-run Hotel Gletschergarten in Grindelwald offers you panoramic mountain views, free WiFi and a free internet terminal. In good snow conditions, a ski run leads almost to the hotel. Breakfast is served every morning. After a day outside you can relax at the fireplace in the lounge. Half board, including a 4-course dinner, is available on request. A free pick-up service from the railway or bus station is offered. The Grindelwald First Cable Car Station is reachable within just a few minutes' walk, and the bus stop is just 20 metres away from the Gletschergarten Hotel. Further free time activities can be organised by the help of the staff. The hotel also has a new renovated wellness area with sauna and steam bath. You enjoy free access to the sports centre of Grindelwald, which features an indoor pool and an ice skating rink. Various tickets and ski passes can be bought at the regular rates from the reception. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gletschergarten Hotel Grindelwald