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Hotel Bodmi
Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Grindelwald
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 November 2006

We had a good stay at the Bodmi. The owners are very nice; not the sort of warm hotel owners who revel in the lives of their guests, but polite and briskly helpful. The restaurant was good and probably no more pricey than most in Switzerland. Breakfast was good.

Some people might consider the location of the Bodmi, ten minutes up a steep path above Grindelwald on the First cable car route, a disadvantage. We didn't have a car. Certainly once one gets back to the hotel for the night after a day of hiking, we found it hard to summon the motivation to trudge back down to the village, knowing we had to hike back up again in the dark.

We actually liked the location for its quiet. It's a personal choice. The hotel will make bag lunches, for a fee. Another hotel we stayed at did that at no charge.

We had booked a non-suite. They put us in a nice room that we assumed was not a suite, only to be told on checkout that it was. They were rattled by that but charged us the lower rate, as agreed.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2006

My partner & I stayed here for 4 nights in Sept and wished it had been longer. This was our first visit to Switzerland and Grindlewald was simply stunning. We stayed in a room over looking the Eiger (worth the extra) which was extremely nice with a beautiful view. The hotel, as others say, is a little way up the valley side and so it a hard 15 minute climb from the town. We were happy with this but it would n't suit those who are less energetic or capable. The food was excellent and Kurt/Elizabeth were able to help enormously with suggested things to do and arranging travel etc. All in all it was a tremendous place to stay and well worth its tripadviser billing. We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Davidj777
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Reviewed 15 September 2006

Hotel Bodmi was wonderful. Kurt and Elisabeth are very kind and full of helpful information. They take extra time to make guests feel welcome and to get to know them. The hotel is clean, the rooms are large with incredible views and the food is wonderful. The restaurant staff is also kind and welcoming. The hotel is located 10 or so minutes from town - uphill - but it is worth the walk. (there is also a bus available). There is a hotel car that can bring you to and from the bus/train station with your luggage. All and all one of the best hotels we have visited!


We would stay here again and again and again!

Stayed: September 2006
2  Thank aashaw01
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Reviewed 4 September 2006

Our stay at Bodmi was "a no problem" stay, even having some rain. The room very good size for the family, and the view is something special. Very nice food.

The Bodmi family made all of us being home although the kilometres again.

Now that we have seen it in summer, we want to return in winter.

Really getting to know Grindelwald, and for sure stopping in hotel Bodmi, it has been a very good way of spending our holidays.

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled with family
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2  Thank MaPaPa
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Reviewed 18 August 2006

Family of 4 stayed 8 nights in this charming chalet style hotel on the slopes above Grindelwald. The rooms were large and very clean, the views were outstanding, the food was excellent and the staff were very friendly. Highly recommended for any season. We will certainly be going back soon.

4  Thank TexanAdrian
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Reviewed 16 August 2006

We stayed at the Bodmi when it first opened 12 years ago, and dreamed of returning. When we arrived again last month, I wondered if the hotel could live up to our memories. Not only was it as good as we remembered, it was better.

The location is unparalled, with views from all rooms (with big balconies!) of the peace and splendor that is Grindelwald. The large rooms are comfortable, with all the amenities (except laundry--there's a tiny laundromat in the town), but it's the owners, staff and food that make the hotel extraordinary. We were welcomed like family by the owners, and treated with cheerful (but not at all intrusive) friendliness by the staff. And the food was simply amazing, from the ample breakfast buffet to the best dinners we had anywhere in a two week trip through three countries. Even the hotel's goats were friendly--a playful treat for our 10 year old.

Being away from the town center, the hotel is very quiet. But the town is only about a 10 minute walk (downhill--the return trip isn't strenuous) or a short drive away. Ample parking is available on site (as is a ski school for the winter). For vicarious thrills, parasailers from nearby First land on the meadow right next to the building.

FYI, reservations can be made online, or by emailing the hotel. We checked availability and made an intinerary change directly with the hotel, which promptly responded to our emails.

We'll be back, hopefully soon!

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled with family
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2  Thank SoCal_travels
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Reviewed 10 August 2006

We stayed at the Bodmi originally in 2005 and liked it so much we returned this summer for 6 nights.

Elizabeth and Kurt along with all the staff are first class hosts and make the stay very special. The hotel location is set upon a steep hill just above Grindelwald, the views are just fantastic. The hotel is extremely clean and charming, with all rooms and the restuarant being non smoking, which is very important to us. The food at the Bodmi is first class with most being home grown/purchased locally.

There is also adequate car parking.

We have always booked direct with the hotel for our stays without any problems. We have stayed both years on the Swiss national day and the Elizabeth and Kurt make the evening very enjoyable with their own firework display. The hotel also has goats which are so likeable we wanted to take them home.

The weather has not been kind to us on our two visits however, this didnot spoil our stay.

We fully recommend the Hotel Bomi, for a first class relaxing visit.....................

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank MrMrsAnon
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Additional Information about Hotel Bodmi

Address: Terrassenweg 104, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Grindelwald
#9 Spa Hotel in Grindelwald
#11 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Grindelwald
#12 Family Hotel in Grindelwald
Price Range: £223 - £353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Bodmi 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vacation like in a picture book. A hotel for individuals! Our hotel offers you all comfort with spa in the stable and a unique view. Very quiet location within green meadows, situated directly at the ski-runs, hiking-trails and ski-school area. ... more   less 
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