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“Fantastic Family-Run Hotel in the Heart of Grindelwald"”

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Chalet Hotel Steinbock
Ranked #3 of 22 Grindelwald B&B and Inns
Pasadena, California
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“Fantastic Family-Run Hotel in the Heart of Grindelwald"”
Reviewed 19 August 2009

The Ponzio family operate the Steinbock and they are the most wonderful people. You get warm Southern Italian hospitality in the heart of the Swiss Alps! The rooms are spacious and newly renovated with gorgeous bathrooms, plush bedding and flat screen tv. The location is the best in town, right below the First Lift Station, which whisks you up to many spectacular hikes. The train station is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Not only do you get a terrific room and location at the Steinbock, they have the best restaurant in Grindelwald hands down! Salvi Ponzio, the owner of the hotel and restaurant serves up the best food we have ever had in Europe. His wood-fired pizzas are better than any we have had in Italy. His filet of beef is the single greatest steak dinner I have ever had in my life! The cuisine is classic Italian cooked with the freshest local ingredients. The locals love it as much as the tourists! It was packed every night we ate there which was 4 nights in a row! Salvi, an Anthony Quinn look-alike, will make your stay at his hotel and restaurant the best part of your Switzerland trip. The Hotel Steinbock and Ristoranti di Salvi totally rock!!!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Ypcbeam, Co-owner at Chalet Hotel Steinbock, responded to this review, 5 February 2010
Dear Steinbock guest
Thank you very much for the wonderful review and thank you for having chosen the Steinbock for your stay in Grindelwald. We highly appreciate.
The Steinbock is the oldest inn(from 1738) in Grindelwald and was rebuilt in 1991. The hotel has a wonderful history, which will be shown on our new website, once ready.
The Ponzio family (many members of the family are working at the Steinbock) are doing a wonderful job, I full agree with you. The food is delicious, his wine and grappa selection fantastic.
Please come back, Grindelwald is great, winter and summer.
With best regards
Urs-B. Hauser, Co-owner.
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Reviewed 22 July 2009

I was looking at booking a stay at the Hotel Steinbock, and pulled the info off Travel republic, the building is very much a swiss chalet in appearance so I was confused to see the building illustrated on here, it is only when I clicked on Hotel Amenities i discovered that the building shown here as Hotel Steinbock is actually a different hotel probably where the cheese store is, the hotel is Central Hotel Wolter.

Hope this helps the confusion, as the Steinbock looks like a fabulous place!!!!

Clearly i haven't stayed here but had to enter to complete the review

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Urs-Beat, Owner at Chalet Hotel Steinbock, responded to this review, 21 June 2010
Thanks for your review.
You were correct, the hotel shown BEFORE once was the Central Wolter.
In the mean time it has been corrected by Tripadvisor and the hotel shown NOW, is the Chalet Hotel Steinbock.
Thank you also for recommending our hotel and restaurant, we hope you will come back soon.
with best regards
Salvatore Ponzio and Urs Hauser (owners)
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Property: Chalet Hotel Steinbock
Address: Dorfstrasse 189, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Grindelwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Chalet Hotel Steinbock 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chalet Hotel Steinbock is a beautiful wooden chalet, right in the centre of Grindelwald, just next to the first gondola (skiing area in winter, hiking paradise in the summer). The Steinbock was mentioned in books in 1700, but was completely rebuilt in 1991. It is famous for its restaurant - the most popular restaurant in town - with Italian and Swiss cuisine. The restaurant is famous for the huge steaks, the great pizzas, the excellent liver, to just name a few dishes. ... more   less 
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