My husband and I stayed at Caprice for 7 nights in late May and early June. I cannot sing their praises highly enough. The hotel is right smack in front of the north face of the Eiger. We had a room with a balcony that looked right on the mountain. It was just breathtaking. What was most essential about our stay was the advice that the hotel owners gave to us. This trip was a dream come true for me, and I wanted to see as much as I possibly could. Alexander, one of the two owners, gave us excellent advice throughout on how to make the most of our time. For example, on the first day he suggested a hike and two gondola rides that helped to orient us with their panoramic views. From there, we went to more specific places. He told us the best times of day to go to certain areas, what was well worth the cost versus what was redundancy, and the best hikes for all levels. Rather than suggest the more difficult hikes to start with, he got us started on easier hikes and then we worked our way up. I believe that Alexander has lived there all of his life, and his insights made the trip the best that it could possibly be. We hope to go back to Switzerland some day, and we will definitely go to Grindelwald again and stay with the Glarner's when we do. The entire staff was very accommodating and extremely pleasant. We felt very comfortable there. Our room was spacious. Alexander offered to make sandwiches/a picnic breakfast for us one morning so that we could get to our destination before the crowds descended. It is that kind of individual attention that you will get at Caprice. The room and meals were very reasonably priced. We both thought that the food was great. Dinner is a 5 course meal (authentic German/Swiss cuisine) for 39.5 CHF (I believe). It is an elegant dining room, but not stuffy. You can choose from 2 entrees. I tried things that I might not have otherwise tried and liked them. Breakfast is several levels above standard contintental fare. I ate more than I normally would because it was all just so good. The rooms are spacious with several sitting rooms in the inn and a lovely spa. I would say that the two best things about the inn are: 1) the helpfulness and accommodations of the owners and 2) the locale. The inn is right across from the train station and up on a hill. Definitely get the Eiger room for the best view of the mountain.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hotel Caprice in Grindelwald! Small but beautiful and lovely to the smallest detail. So the Hotel Caprice Grindelwald invites you in its third generation, to stay in one of the 24 cozy single-, double-, or superior-rooms and two apartments. The hotel is centrally located but very quiet. You will reach in a 2 - 3 minute walk the train station, the village center can be reached in about 4-5 minutes. The bus stop from where you can go for free by the local ski bus to all cable cars (Grindelwald-First, Pfingsteggbahn, Maennlichenbahn), is also 2-3 minutes away by foot from the hotel. From the same location, three different mountain bus lines drive to Bussalp (Summer & Winter), to Waldspitz (summer) and the Grosse Scheidegg (summer). Wellness oasis with whirlpool, Finnish sauna and Turkish steam bath After an eventful day, we welcome you in our wellness oasis, where you can give your body the necessary relaxation in the bubbling Wetterhorn whirlpool. Subsequently, recharge your batteries in the Finnish Block sauna, our Turkish steam bath or the infrared cabin Physiotherm or enjoy a wonderful massage. The Hotel Caprice will be your cozy home for a relaxing and restful holiday stay in the middle of Grindelwald. You can take benefit from various advantages at the Hotel Caprice Grindelwald: - Central and quiet Location - Unique view of the world-famous Eiger North Face - Personal service from your host family Regula & Alexander Glarner - Suggestions for your individual hiking tours and excursions - We know the most beautiful ski slopes of the Jungfrau Region - We know the longest sledge run in Europe - Complimentary guest trips with your host Alexander Glarner (snowshoeing in winter and hiking in summer) - Do you prefer a sunrise excursion to the best photo spot - or should it be a full moon walk at 1900 meters above sea level? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wellness Hotel Grindelwald