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Pension Gimmelwald

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, Gimmelwald CH-3826, Switzerland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had several meals at this property. Prices can be high but everything in Switzerland is expensive. My favorite dish was the hiker special. It is offered everyday from 6 - 7, for 10 Swiss Franks. It is just a good hearty meal. Burgers are big and tasty. Just a friendly well, well decorated pub/restaurant. Our waitress was Carolyn, she... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I really want to be fair to these guys because the staff is fantastic and the Pension Gimmelwald knows exactly what it is. I made a mistake in my booking that is not the fault of the building in terms of what I was expecting vs. what is ended up being. I should preface this review by saying that if... More 

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Seabeck, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Gimmelwald is stunning and worth a day trip up the gondola even if you don't stay over. But if you want to spend more time, this is an inviting spot. Everyone I met was kind and engaging. This is a pet-friendly place as well. I did the 1/2 board, but if I did it again, I'd order ala cart &... More 

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ANN ARBOR
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Pros: -- A couple of the people who work there are very nice and helpful. It was a blend of British and Swiss/German people who seemed to run things. The morning staff were particularly lovely. This was softened us when we came downstairs in a bad mood after a really bad first night's sleep. See below for more info. on... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Pension is on the most beautiful place you can imagine facing 4km+ high mountain peaks. Staff was extremely helpful and nice. They knew about all the hiking paths and helped us every time we asked for something. Breakfast was ok and the restaurant average. Only downsides are high Swiss prices and the noise that a wooden building makes when somebody... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Hiking to Gimmelwald is a must, period. It is worth the train trip to Murren, then walk down hill for a relaxing view and scenery of the mountains and hill side. Promise, you will not find a more scenic meaningful 30-40 walk with your wife and/or family! Then stop at Pension for a wonder well prepared lunch or dinner is... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Gimmelwald is one of the most amazing places I've ever visited. I cannot wait to return. The whole staff at Pension Gimmelwald is amazing- so friendly, accommodating, and helpful! I 110% recommend staying here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Located literally next door to the famous Mountain Hostel, to us, (after staying back to back in both) the Pension Hostel was a better choice. Their dorm room is quaint but very comfortable. The shower was warm and free! The only real downside we saw was there was no kitchen to use (however they did say we could use the... More 

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Union, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

On my own to explore the area I stayed here in June for 2 nights. I stayed in the dorm with only one other guest each night. Very clean, great shower and amazing experience. Dinner was also great with very friendly and nice staff. No complaints at all and highly recommend to get away from the crowds in Lauterbrunen for... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The breath taking views of the glacier is not the only thing thats impressive with this hotel in the Swiss Alps. Accessed only either by cable car or an hour hike this is truly a small mountain hotel in the very big Alps. Excellent spot for hiking. Fantastic food (they will even arrange a picnic pack for you to take... More 

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