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“Best ski hotel ever”
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Hotel Lauberhorn
Ranked #17 of 41 Hotels in Grindelwald
Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best ski hotel ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2008

When we contacted the hotel originally by e-mail, we knew we'd like it from the lovely responses we got from our hostess, Conni, and we certainly weren't disappointed. We knew we weren't booking a 5 star hotel but we got great value for money plus wonderful views from all our rooms and just the best ever service from Conni and Bennie. We had a lot of fun and they were happy to join in, as were all the lovely staff. Just can't fault the hotel and we'll certainly go back.

Stayed January 2008
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mountain View, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2007

What a beautiful hotel in the town of Grindelwald. I was picked up by Conny, one of the hotel managers, and driven back to the hotel for check-in. My single room was a double bed with a balcony and an amazing view of the mountains! The bar downstairs was pleasant, along with books, tv and movies, a computer with free internet access. Breakfast was included, but I missed it as I wanted to catch a ski-bus headed back to the Bahnhof.

My only negative was being able to hear the next door neighbors when they returned around 10pm. When their sink pipes were running, you could really hear it in my room. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Liked — The staff, view from room
  • Disliked — noise from next door...
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled solo
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Oregon
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2007

We stayed 2 nights in a family room for 4 in Hotel Lauberhorn in magical Grindelwald, Switzerland for 260 Swiss Francs per night. We adore Grindelwald and have visited there 5 or 6 times over the years but this is the first time we took our 2 teenage boys there. Normally without kids, we just bounce into town and find a Zimmer Frei sign and end up with a clean nice accomodation. This time we booked ahead at Hotel Lauberhorn and were not disappointed.

It is a biking hotel in the heart of town about 10 minutes walk beyond the Grindelwald train station. As always in Switzerland, the hotel was very clean. Our room for 4 was spare and pretty small for 4 but servicable. As runners and hikers, we felt very comfortable with the biking contingent in the hotel. The breakfasts were high energy and included lots of fruit and whole grains for the active clientele. The hotel offers a very reasonable laundry service and did a huge batch of laundry for us for Euro 15 total while we were there. There was a free Internet machine in the lounge. The night we arrived we had car trouble and didn't arrive until after midnight and they left us a key and a detailed note to enable us to get into our room. They were also very helpful with local advice on hiking and running trails. Good simple hotel for the active crowd.

  • Liked — Clean, nice accomodations with helpful staff in great location in Grindelwald
  • Disliked — Nothing really, maybe small rooms but still fair enough for the price
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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annieoakle
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2007

We came for the view of the Eiger and we were not disappointed at all! We are not picky travelers but if you are on the first floor beware that the people above you sound like elephants walking around and the walls are paper thin. I read the reviews about the hosts and the atmosphere at this hotel and that is the main reason I chose it. Unforunately the hostess, Coni, was not in a very good mood the 5 nights we stayed and came across as being annoyed by our questions. One example: She told us everything is closed on Sundays (which is usually the case in Europe) but when we drove into town ALL the stores were open. We did like the atmosphere of the hotel and the breakfast, that is included in the price, was nice. Unfortunately we felt like intruders every time we saw the hostess.

  • Liked — The view of the eiger
  • Disliked — the hostess
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2007

We ended up here on an 'allocation on arrival' ski package and loved the place. The staff are really friendly and helpful, the hotel has a lovely atmosphere, amazing views and fantastic sauna room. We loved it and would come back again for summer or winter holidays.

Stayed January 2007
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2007

This an excellent VFM hotel. Yes its 15 mins from the town centre and a little uphill but its worth it.
Rooms are basic so if you are the type wanting the more plush end of the market then its not for you. But if you want somewhere quiet, friendly, clean and comfortable then this is a must. Some rooms have great views of the Eiger.
There is free bike hire
Ski bus stops right outside (although they stop running by 6-7pm)
Breakfast is generous: cereals, fruit, bread/jam/cheese etc...
The staff are as good as it gets: friendly, genuine, attentive, helpful but not intrusive
There is a great lounge area which yes is a little dated decor wise but it is very homely, plus there is another adjoining lounge with TV and free internet access and a great collection of picture travel books
Its quiet at night and free from snowboarding 'kids' (when I was there anyway)
Guest were a mixture but mainly Swiss
I would not

Stayed January 2007
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England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2006

We had a wonderful stay at the hotel, the views were amazing, our room had a balcony with great views of the Eiger!! The room was clean and tidy and had the Swiss feel we were after. The breakfast was very good, and the staff were really friendly. This is an excellent 2* hotel. But it is a good twenty plus minute, up hill walk from the centre of town and the train station to the hotel, although the buses are always on time, they didn't really start early enough for us and they finish by 6pm. The hotel only does a few snacks in the evening, so it really means walking after a long day or catching a taxi to a restaurant.
Regardless of the walk we had a great time at the Hotel Lauberhorn and with a car it' would be perfect, with it's wonderful people and lovely views.

  • Liked — views, value for money, staff
  • Disliked — location - beauiful but a little out of town - although saying that I'm not sure you would get the same experience closer to town
  • Tips/Secrets — car, also the hotel has a great new modern room, not very swiss looking but if thats not what your after then it would be excellent value
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Lauberhorn
Address: Obere Gletscherstrasse 41 | info@hotel-lauberhorn.ch, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 41 Hotels in Grindelwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Lauberhorn 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The philosophy...carpe diem - seize the day. Our biker and paraglider friendly hotel is located on the sunny side of the Grindelwald valley. All rooms have a shower/toilet and a balcony with a beautiful view of the impressive mountain scenery. Pets are welcome. Visitor tax and VAT included in the price. Our guest cardgives you various reductions in Grindelwald and allows you to travel for free on the public buses to and around the village. ... more   less 
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