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Pension Gimmelwald

Gimmelwald CH-3826, Switzerland
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Ranked #2 of 3 Gimmelwald B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
MissyMoran Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a magic time here. From the (terrifying!) cable car up and seeing the Pension for the first time... it was a special moment for me. I stayed in the dorm which was really cosy and comfortable. It was a quiet atmosphere there so early rising for hikes was easy - that's one of the reasons I went for this... More

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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one night at pension gimmelwald when hiking through in early September. Although not fancy, the mountain hotel is cozy and charming and in the most beautiful setting. We had a room with shared bath (all very clean) but they also have rooms with private bath. Only FYI is that walls are thin so you can hear others talking... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we arrived we were ready to get out and explore but the previous occupants of the room had mistakenly taken the key. I felt sorry for the employee struggling to find another to replace it....none of the keys were marked and luckily he found one that worked at about key number 20 quite a while after we arrived. The... More

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Mosinee, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was a great place to stay while we were staying in Gimmelwald for 3 nights. We did a lot of hiking and the beds were comfortable and warm to crawl into at night. The staff was a lot of fun and we stayed up late on our last night there watching Dumb and Dumber, drinking beer and laughing with... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Totally beautiful, Charming employees, Great food and overall one of the best places in europe :). The rooms are quite small and creeky but that just creates all the atmosphere. The area is in general a great retreat from the packed cities of europe. This is a must for those wanting to see the hidden beauty of the region.

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Vancouver, Washington
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10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

First off the setting of this place is amazing high in the Alps of the quiet little village of Gimmelwald. The Biergarten was also very cool to have a few cold ones after a long days hike. I would have given this review a 5 but around midnight on our last night I overhead one of the employees bad mouthing... More

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ritzihostal, Owner at Pension Gimmelwald, responded to this review

I can only say I was appalled to read this review and totally empathise with what was said. As an Englishman abroad I always like to be treated with respect as does any nationality. All of us at the Pension Gimmelwald can only apologise unreservedly for this member of staff's arrogant behaviour. I think something like 70% of our clients... More

Kingwood, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This little mountain pension was just what we needed for our stay in this amazing farming village. Gimmelwald is breath-taking, and Pension Gimmelwald provides you with comfort, cleanliness, warm hosts, and nice views. Plus, you can take advantage of the good food at their restaurant (we ate there for breakfast and dinner 2 out of the 3 days we were... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I truly loved staying at Pension Gimmelwald. I was part of a group trip and supposed to be in a smaller room, but wound up getting the honeymoon suite at no extra cost! We spent several days and nights there back in 2006 (not the below time reference). Some of my group went out on a day trip, but I... More

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168 reviews 168 reviews
128 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

While it was a pain dragging our luggage up from Interlaken (train ride, bus ride, cable car ride) for an hour...we were so happy we chose to stay in peaceful little Gimmelwald...the bar/restaurant (reasonably priced for Switzerland) was a great spot to chill...the village itself only takes about 30 minutes to wonder around, but we were pretty happy with just... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The hostel has spectacular view of nature. The cable car is very close. The hostel offers breakfast and dinner for reasonable price. The dormitory condition might be changed. In my opinion, 6 beds with normal bed instead of lying on the floor could be better. By the way, 1 toilet and 1 bathroom is not enough, so decreasing of the... More

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Additional Information about Pension Gimmelwald

Address: Gimmelwald CH-3826, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Gimmelwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
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